First Friday: Refreshments and Film Program, 5 pm – 7 pm
Lunch Poems – Amiri Baraka
A UC Berkeley filmed reading
Friday, October 2, 2015
Three screenings: 5:00, 6:05 and 7:10pm
Sumner Hall – 206 S. Queen St.
Revolutionary poet, playwright, and activist Amiri Baraka (1934 – 2014) is recognized as the founder of the Black Arts Movement, a literary period that began in Harlem in the 1960s and forever changed the look, sound, and feel of American poetry. Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) helped to empower African American artists to establish publishing houses, journals, and university ethnic studies programs.
His books continue to spark intense political and aesthetic controversy while receiving tremendous critical acclaim.
Sponsored and Programmed by the Kent County Arts Council