Video: Something in the Way of Things (In Town) by Amiri Baraka
On Thursday June 23, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh partnered with the African-American poetry collective Cave Canem to host a reading with poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Natasha Trethewey, and special guest Amiri Baraka.
Amiri Baraka read four of his poems: In Town, Lowkus, Play Dat, and Who Blew Up America?
In this video Sampsonia Way presents Something in the way of things (In Town), that clearly manifests Baraka’s quest for social justice exploring interrelated issues of racial, national oppression, self-determination and national human liberation.
New in SAMPSONIA WAY MAGAZINE: Amiri Baraka discusses politics, the future of black art, and the consequences of making political art in America.