Baraka, Imamu Amiri
BARAKA, Imamu Amiri
BARAKA, Imamu Amiri. Also writes as (Everett) LeRoi Jones. American, b. 1934. Genres: Novels, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Music, Race relations. Career: State University of New York at Stony Brook, assistant professor, 1980-83, associate professor, 1983-85, professor of African Studies, 1986-. Visiting professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1988-. Founder, Yugen mag. and Totem Press, NYC, 1958; co-ed., Floating Bar mag., NYC, 1961-63; member of faculty, New School for Social Research, NYC, 1961-64; founding director, Black Arts Repertory Theatre, Harlem, NYC, 1964-66, and Spirit House, Newark, NJ, 1966-72. Publications: Spring and Soforth, 1960; Preface to a 20 Volume Suicide Note, 1961; Blues People: Negro Music in White America, 1963; The Dead Lecturer (poetry), 1964; Dutchman, and The Slave, 1964; The System of Dante's Hell (novel), 1965; Jello, 1965; Black Art (poetry), 1966; Home: Social Essays, 1966; Tales, 1967; Black Music, 1967; Arm Yourself and Harm Yourself, 1967; The Baptism, and The Toilet, 1967; Slave Ship, 1967; Black Magic: Poetry 1961-67, 1969; Four Black Revolutionary Plays, 1969; It's Nationtime (poetry), 1970; In Our Terribleness, 1970; A Black Value System, 1970; Poem for Black Hearts, 1970; Raise Race Rays Raze: Essays since 1965, 1971; Spirit Reach (poetry), 1972; African Revolution (poetry), 1973; The Creation of the New Ark, 1974; Hard Facts (poetry), 1976; The Motion of History and Other Plays, 1978; Selected Plays and Prose, 1979; Selected Poetry, 1979; AM/TRAK (poetry), 1979; Spring Song, 1979; Reggae or Not, 1981; The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones, 1984; (with Amina Baraka) The Music: Reflections on Jazz and Blues, 1987; The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader, 1991, 2nd ed., 2000; Thornton Dial, 1993; Jesse Jackson and Black People, 1994; Wise, Why's, Y's, 1994; Transbluency, 1995; Eulogies, 1996; The Fiction of Leroi Jones, 2000. EDITOR: Four Young Lady Poets, 1962; The Moderns: New Fiction in America, 1964; (with L. Neal) Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing, 1968; African Congress: A Documentary of the First Modern Pan-African Congress, 1972. Work represented in anthologies. Address: c/o Joan Brandt, Sterling Lord Literistic Inc., 65 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012-2420, U.S.A.