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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Third World Press Tribute to AB
(1934 to 2014)
Third World Press pauses to pay tribute to Amiri Baraka—poet, activist, historian, cultural critic. He was one of the most significant voices of our times. As we reflect and honor this man and his legacy, we are also reminded of his words, his revolutionary voice, and his unmistakable urgency.
come in a
rushin to catch words that came before him
tho that don’t much matter,
him got his own words, music, dance, dramatics
& bright ideas even if some of them used cars
& don’t work.but baraka works
works harder than 15 men his age,
da, da da, dowho been around
long enough to tell his time
in places where people have tried to
beat the beat & tempo out of his talk & walk.
monk, trane & duke played secrets
that saved him and us even if we didn’t
accurately hear their da da, doos
baraka did.they spoke musically to him.
he gave us his many languages & genius.
his comin in time is getting better & best & less late,
even for this sage still makin up stories
actin on his own stage & firing truthpoems
that compel liars & politicians to exit early and often.