Amiri Baraka on Breaking the Rules

In this 1998 video from Howard County Poetry & Literature Society’s The Writing Life series, Amiri Baraka reads a selection of his poems including his first published poem, “Preface to a 20 Volume Suicide Note,” and speaks with poet E. Ethelbert Miller about his writing influences, the link between his poetry and music, and pushing against the norms.

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  • February 27, 2023