Category Archives: Charles White

Amiri Baraka Clears Mind

decades ago when poet amiri baraka’s surname jones rebuked for obscenity by langston hughes in essay “that boy leroi” boy now almost eighty on stage with fiftyish daughter at hammer museum and can’t remember abstract impressionist painter who dripped jackson pollock she said and the mexican muralist my man diego rivera she said baraka generally […]

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Charles White Endures

(These poems were originally published out of chronological order and are here reorganized to form a life story.) 1. Goodbye Father daddy’s dead but momma says we’ve got to sit way back in church and from there i watch everyone especially the family in front crying even harder and realize where daddy’s been six days […]

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