Thursday, February 21, 2019

Amiri Baraka and Black Book History

Amiri Baraka was constantly producing works it seems. This month, I've been highlighting Black Book History, and so here I wanted to provide a partial list of some of Baraka's books to give just a sense of his incredible output.

1961: Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
1963: Blues People
1964: The Dead Lecturer: Poems
1964: Dutchman 
1964: The Slave
1965: Home: Social Essays
1965: The System of Dante's Hell
1966: A Black Mass
1967: The Baptism and The Toilet
1967: Tales

1967: Black Music
1968: Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing (co-edited with Larry Neal)
1969: Four Black Revolutionary Plays
1969: Black Magic
1970: It's Nation Time
1970: JELLO
1971: Raise Race Rays Raze: Essays Since 1965
1975: Hard Facts
1979: The Sidney Poet Heroical

1983: Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (edited with Amina Baraka)
1983: The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones
1984: Daggers and Javelins
1991: The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader (edited by William J. Harris)
1995: Transbluesency: The Selected Poems of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (edited by Paul Vangelisti)
1995: Wise, Why's Y's
1996: Funk Lore: New Poems
1996: Eulogies
2000: The Fiction of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka
2003: Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems
2004: Un Poco Low Coup

2006: Tales of the Out & the Gone
2011: Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music
2012: Razor: Revolutionary Art for Cultural Revolution
2013: Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters (edited by Claudia Moreno Pisano)
2015: S O S: Poems 1961-2013 (edited by Paul Vangelisti)

Black Book History, February 2019
A Notebook on the work of Amiri Baraka

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