Tag Archives: Amiri Baraka

Evergreen Review Returns

Over the weekend, I found out how timely my recent Jack Kerouac post was when I stumbled over a notice at Flavorwire announcing that the legendary counterculture magazine Evergreen Review was about to undergo a 21st century reboot. Here’s the word… One of the most influential and essential American literary publications will return to readers [...]

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Beat. Bad. Baraka!

Writer Amiri Baraka was born Everett Leroi Jones in 1934, but changed his name in 1961. Baraka’s poetry included insightful and incendiary critiques of social mores and politics during a time when the American way of life at home and at work, in the bedroom and the boardroom and at the ballot box was being [...]

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