Fusing the personal and the political in high-voltage verse, Amiri Baraka—"whose long illumination of the black experience in America was called incandescent in some quarters and incendiary in others" (New York —was one of the preeminent literary innovators of the past century. Praised for its lyricism and introspection, his early poetry emerged from the Beat generation, while his later writing is marked by 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.
Hosted by Elijah Pringle with guests Nzadi Zimele Keita and Lamont B. Steptoe.
Everyone is invited to be in the audience but to read you must register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Amiri Baraka as the subject.
Admission: Free. Doors open at 5:30pm
When: Tuesday, March 3, 6:30pm
Where: PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
This series is a co-production of Moonstone Poetry and PhillyCAM.
Who Do You Do Love? is broadcast live on Comcast 66/966 and Verizon 29/30 and online at phillycam.org/web-channel
A live poetry talk show and cover open mic, broadcast live at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month. It is a discussion/presentation on the life and work of the month’s featured (LOVED) poet followed by audience members reading their favorite poem by the featured poet, and one of their own poems.