Amiri Baraka

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Amiri Baraka, formerly known as Leroi Jones, (born October 7, 1934) is a controversial American writer of poetry, drama, essays, and music criticism. wiki

"His awards and honors include an Obie, the American Academy of Arts & Letters award, the James Weldon Johnson Medal for contributions to the arts, Rockefeller Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts grants, Professor Emeritus at the State university of New York at Stony Brook, and the Poet Laureate of New Jersey." [1]

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  1. Amiri Baraka, accessed August 13, 2009.