Amiri Baraka RIP

I remember Amiri Baraka as an irascible but brilliant presence at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Tribes, back when I used to cover the poetry scene for The Village Voice. His death is a great loss; my condolences to his daughter and my former colleague Lisa; and my ex-neighbor and his ex-wife, Hettie.

Amiri Baraka, former N.J. poet laureate and prolific author, dead at 79 | NJ.com.

via Amiri Baraka RIP.

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