ARCHIVED: Amiri Baraka Reading
Wednesday, December 9
Amiri Baraka, poet, dramatist, teacher and community activist, is one of the most important African American writers of our time. In addition to his two novels, seven books of non-fiction and countless plays, Amiri Baraka has published 13 volumes of poetry, including Funklore and Transbluesency: The Selected Poems of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones [1961-1995]. A founder and chairman of the Congress of African People and one of the chief organizers of the National Black Political Convention, he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Pen-Faulkner Award and the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Literature.