By: BARAKA, AMIRI & DORN, EDWARD; PISANO, CLAUDIA MORENO (EDITOR).
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: 2013 .:
Edition: Recencies: Research and Recovery in Twentieth-Century American Poetics Series.
Seller ID: 80176X2
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
From the end of the 1950s through the middle of the 1960s, Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) and Edward Dorn (1929-99), two self-consciously avant-garde poets, fostered an intense friendship primarily through correspondence. The early 1960s found both poets just beginning to publish and becoming public figures. Bonding around their commitment to new and radical forms of poetry and culture, Dorn and Baraka created an interracial friendship at precisely the moment when the Civil Rights Movement was becoming a powerful force in national politics. The major premise of the Dorn-Jones friendship as developed t... View More...