Baraka & Place

An interdisciplinary multimedia evening with poetry, archival audio, music, and visual art tracing the development of Amiri Baraka‘s poetics, social praxis, and relationship to avant garde communities through his time in several specific places. We’ll begin with Baraka’s years near Cooper Square and The Five Spot, reflect on his time in Harlem as part of the emerging Black Arts Movement there, and end with his years in Newark, where he formed an important and still influential salon for black writers. Hosted by William J. Harris.