Thursday, August 02, 2007

Where I'm Going Tonight....and it's Free!

Amiri Baraka
Sonia Sanchez


Thursday, August 02, 2007

From 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Central Park SummerStage

Two literary giants from the Black Power era read from their latest and greatest.

One of the founders of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, iconoclastic poet, author, critic and revolutionary theorist Amiri Baraka will read from his recently published collection of short fiction Tales of the Out & the Gone (Akashic Books), which spans the early 1970s to the twenty-first century. Baraka’s fellow Black Arts Movement pioneer, the poet Sonia Sanchez, joins him on the program, reading from her vast body of work, which includes Homegirls And Handgrenades, Shake Loose My Skin and Like The Singing Coming Off The Drums: Love Poems.

Of course, you can expect a play-by-play recap from BillyBlog in the days to come.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I heard Baraka and Company at a similar park venue in Houston earlier this summer. Enjoy!