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  • Preface to a twenty volume suicide note - (1961) Poetry
  • Blues people - (1963) Non-fiction
  • The dead lecturer: Poems - (1964) Poetry
  • Dutchman - (1964) Drama
  • The slave - (1964) Drama
  • Home: Social essays - (1965) Non-fiction
  • The system of Dante's hell - (1965) Fiction
  • A black mass - (1966) Drama
  • The baptism and the toilet - (1967) Drama
  • Tales - (1967) Fiction
  • Black music - (1968) Non-fiction
  • Black magic - (1969) Poetry
  • Black fire: An anthology of Afro-American writing (co-editor, with Larry Neal) - (1968)
  • Four black revolutionary plays - (1969) Drama
  • Four black revolutionary plays - (1969)
  • Slave ship - (1970) Drama
  • It's nation time - (1970) Poetry
  • Slave ship - (1970) Poetry
  • Raise race rays raize: Essays since 1965 - (1971) Non-fiction
  • Hard facts - (1975) Poetry
  • The motion of history and other plays - (1978) Drama
  • Poetry for the advanced - (1979) Non-fiction
  • New music, new poetry (India Navigation) - (1980)
  • Poetry Reggae or not! - (1981) Non-fiction
  • Confirmation: An anthology of African American women (with Amina Baraka) - (1983)
  • Daggers and javelins: Essays 1974-1979 - (1984) Non-fiction
  • The autobiography of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka - (1984) Non-fiction
  • The music: Reflections on Jazz and Blues - (1987) Non-fiction
  • Transbluesency: The Selected Poems of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones - (1995) Poetry
  • Wise, why’s y’s - (1995) Poetry
  • Funk lore: New poems  - (1996) Poetry
  • The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka reader - (1999)
  • The fiction of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka - (2000)
  • Somebody blew up America & other poems - (2003) Poetry
  • The essence of reparations - (2003) Non-fiction
  • The book of Monk - (2003) Poetry
  • Tales of the out & the gone - (2006) Fiction
  • Billy Harper: Blueprints of Jazz, Volume 2 (Audio CD) - (2008)
  • Black Music - Free Jazz y conciencia negra 1959-1967 - (2010) Reedition in Spanish 2014



Amiri Baraka (born Everett LeRoi Jones; October 7, 1934 – January 9, 2014), formerly known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was an African-American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism. He was the author of numerous books of poetry and taught at a number of universities, including the State University of New York at Buffalo and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received the PEN Open Book Award, formerly known as the Beyond Margins Award, in 2008 for Tales of the Out and the Gone.

Baraka’s career spanned nearly 50 years, and his themes range from Black liberation to White racism. Some poems that are always associated with his name are "The Music: Reflection on Jazz and Blues", "The Book of Monk", and "New Music, New Poetry", works that draw on topics from the worlds of society, music, and literature. Baraka's poetry and writing have attracted both extreme praise and condemnation. Within the African-American community, some compare Baraka to James Baldwin and recognize him as one of the most respected and most widely published Black writers of his generation.Others have said his work is an expression of violence, misogyny, homophobia and racism.Regardless of viewpoint, Baraka’s plays, poetry, and essays have been defining texts for African-American culture.

Baraka's brief tenure as Poet Laureate of New Jersey (2002-03) involved controversy over a public reading of his poem "Somebody Blew Up America?" and accusations of anti-semitism, and some negative attention from critics, and politicians.                                                                  



  • Black Music - Free Jazz y conciencia negra 1959-1967 - (2010) Reedition in Spanish 2014


“Most Jazz critics have so far been white Americans, while not leading musicians.” This sentence begins compiling the reader has in his hands, which is documented in one of the exercises from music critics more radical and wild that has ever been implemented. In these essays, reviews, interviews, notes for albums, personal impressions chronic and published between 1959 and 1967, Amiri Baraka portrays the thriving scene of Free Jazz, a move that involved a deepening of sound innovations of Bebop and Jazz recovery authentic expression of African-American culture in a time when commercial success had become a standardized gender and digestible white America.

Central figure and binder of beatnik movement in the 50s and the Black Power in later decades, Amiri Baraka makes use of an electrical language and furious reflecting the freedom of Free Jazz improvisation to make clear that this music can only be understood as part of a body of experience that throughout the twentieth century gave way to a new awareness of what it meant to be black in America. And that is why its interpreters, among which stands out John Coltrane ("Your music is one of the reasons that suicide seems so boring thing"), Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor and Wayne Shorter, should be, along with great musicians such as "intellectual or mystical, or both" considered.


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