S O S
S O S
Poems 1961-2013


The first comprehensive collection to show the full arc of Baraka's beautiful and revolutionary poetics. Essential.
—Recommended by Michael, City lights Books

One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books

Fusing the personal and the political in high-voltage verse, Amiri Baraka was one of the preeminent literary innovators of the past century. This volume comprises the fullest spectrum of his rousing, revolutionary poems, from his first collection to unpublished pieces composed during his final years.

Throughout Baraka's career as a prolific writer in several genres (also published under the name LeRoi Jones), he was vehemently outspoken against oppression of African American citizens, and he radically altered the discourse surrounding racial inequality. His legacy in world literature is matched by his widespread influence as an activist and cultural leader. Praised for its lyricism and introspection, his early poetry emerged from the Beat generation, while his later writing is marked by the Black Arts Movement's 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.

Title S O S
Subtitle Poems 1961-2013
Author Amiri Baraka
Publisher Grove Press
Title First Published 18 January 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 624 p.
ISBN-10 0802124682
ISBN-13 9780802124685
Publication Date 18 January 2016
Main content page count 624
Weight 16 oz.
 


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