Essays Tagged: "Amiri Baraka"

Should Amiri Baraka resign? This essay is about the New Jersey poet laurete and whether he should resign

Dear Editor,On September 19, 2002, New Jersey poet laureate Amiri Baraka read a controversial poem entitled "Somebody Blew Up America" at the Dodge Poetry Festi ... nd he was urged by Governor James McGreevey to apologize and resign. Despite the constant pressure, Amiri Baraka refused to resign or even apologize. I think that Baraka did the right thing by not giv ... the speech here isn't as free as we are told it is. Many people say that we do have free speech but Amiri Baraka is representing New Jersey, so he should respect the opinions of people who live there. ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

"Spoken Word" .

ck Panther Party meeting, the bongo's are playing as you listen to the Revolutionary based poems of Amiri Baraka and the Last Poets.D.Relax, visualize. It is now the 1990's.1.The Spoken Word/ poetry s ... Black Revolutionaries spawn poet activist such as;a.Nikki Giovani, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, and Amiri Baraka.b.The Last Poets were a recorded group of revolutionary poets that are thought to be th ...

(4 pages) 119 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Analyze How Ishmael Reed Is A Prophet And Oracle

inate and reinvigorate tradition, combining continuity and improvisation in a cultural dynamic that Amiri Baraka has astutely dubbed the changing same." (Internet last paragraph)Worked CitedIshmael Re ...

(2 pages) 40 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka formerly known as Leroi Jones, is an essay writer, jazz, critic, social critic, dramati ... religious beliefs. "Somebody Blew up America" is, I would have to say, the most well-known works of Amiri Baraka today. I say this because it was presented at the 2002 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festiv ...

(1 pages) 1830 0 2.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Amiri Baraka

this entire controversy. Not only did I miss it, but also I had never in fact before even heard of Amiri Baraka. I suppose I was in the 10th grade at that time, but I by no means considered myself to ...

(1 pages) 338 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Historical Shifts and Collective Identity

eologies within this new Black Power Era.Leaders throughout this movement like Malcolm X, and Amari Baraka, believed there was a critical need to better understand black history within the black commu ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays