Video: Amiri Baraka Reading at Cave Canem 2011

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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.

In this video Amiri Baraka reads four of his poems: “In Town,” “Lowkus,” “Play Dat,” and “Who Blew Up America?”

New in SAMPSONIA WAY MAGAZINE: Amiri Baraka discusses politics, the future of black art, and the consequences of making political art in America.

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