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S O S: Poems 1961-2013

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"SOSprovides readers with rich, vital views of the African American experience and of Baraka's own evolution as a poet-activist." —The Washington Post Fusing the personal and the political in high-voltage verse, Amiri Baraka whose long illumination of the black experience in America was called incandescent in some quarters and incendiary in others (The New York Times) was one of the preeminent literary innovators of the past century. Selected by Paul Vangelisti, this volume comprises the fullest spectrum of Baraka's rousing, revolutionary poems, from his first collection to previously unpublished pieces composed during his final years. Throughout Baraka's career as a prolific writer (also published as LeRoi Jones), he was vehemently outspoken against oppression of African American citizens, and he radically altered the discourse surrounding racial inequality. The environments and social values that inspired his poetics changed during the course of his life, a trajectory that can be traced in this retrospective spanning more than five decades of profoundly evolving subjects and techniques. Praised for its lyricism and introspection, his early poetry emerged from the Beat generation, while his later writing is marked by intensely rebellious fervor and subversive ideology. All along, his primary focus was on how to live and love in the present moment despite the enduring difficulties of human history. A New York Times Editors' Choice "A big handsome book of Amiri Baraka's poetry [that gives] us word magic, wit, wild thoughts, discomfort, and pleasure." —William J. Harris, Boston Review "The most complete representation of over a half-century of revolutionary and breathtaking work." —Claudia Rankine, The New York Times Book Review
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A New York Times Editors' Choice

"A big handsome book of Amiri Baraka's poetry [that gives] us word magic, wit, wild thoughts, discomfort, and pleasure." —William J. Harris, Boston Review

"The most complete representation of over a half-century of revolutionary and breathtaking work." —Claudia Rankine, The New York Times Book Review
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subject_facetAfrican American men -- Poetry
American poetry -- 20th century
American poetry -- 21st century
American poetry -- African American authors
Electronic books
title_displayS O S : Poems 1961-2013
title_fullS O S - Poems, 1961-2013 [electronic resource] Baraka, Amiri.
S O S : Poems 1961-2013 / Amiri Baraka ; selected by Paul Vangelisti
S O S Poems 1961–2013
title_shortS O S
title_subPoems 1961-2013
topic_facetAfrican American authors
African American men
American poetry
Electronic books
Fiction
Poetry