Legendary New Jersey poet Amiri Baraka dies, aged 79

Amiri Baraka, legendary poet who never abandoned Newark, dead at 79 (via NJ.com)

NEWARK — Amiri Baraka, son of Newark, the city he loved and never abandoned, was all about contradictions and brilliance. He was a renowned American poet — and to some eventually more agitator than poet — a playwright, novelist, screenwriter,…

[Image via Amiri Baraka Facebook fan page]