Event Title

Reading: Amiri Baraka

Presenter Information

Amiri Baraka

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

22-3-1978 3:00 PM

End Date

22-3-1978 4:00 PM

Description

In this audiovisual recording from March 22, 1978 as part of the 9th annual UND Writing Conference: “The Mirror and the Lamp,” Amiri Baraka reads a selection of poems. Baraka reads “On the Money,” “Inside Out,” “An American Oppressed Story,” “Sparky, Like, This is What I Meant,” “Afro American Lyric,” “Malcolm Remembered, February 1977,” “Reprise of One of A.G.'s Best Poems” (a rewrite of Allen Ginsberg's “America”), “Dope,” and “All Reaction is Doomed.” Baraka also fields questions about Mao Zedong, mediating errors in revolution, fighting oppression, his experience circulating literature and giving readings for workers, armed revolution, socialist revolution in Chile as an example of failed revolution because of no public armament, and the political circumstances of Pablo Neruda's death.

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Reading: Amiri Baraka

UND Memorial Ballroom

In this audiovisual recording from March 22, 1978 as part of the 9th annual UND Writing Conference: “The Mirror and the Lamp,” Amiri Baraka reads a selection of poems. Baraka reads “On the Money,” “Inside Out,” “An American Oppressed Story,” “Sparky, Like, This is What I Meant,” “Afro American Lyric,” “Malcolm Remembered, February 1977,” “Reprise of One of A.G.'s Best Poems” (a rewrite of Allen Ginsberg's “America”), “Dope,” and “All Reaction is Doomed.” Baraka also fields questions about Mao Zedong, mediating errors in revolution, fighting oppression, his experience circulating literature and giving readings for workers, armed revolution, socialist revolution in Chile as an example of failed revolution because of no public armament, and the political circumstances of Pablo Neruda's death.