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  • All thinking people

    oppose terrorism

    both domestic

    & international…

    But one should not

    be used

    To cover the other

    Amiri Baraka

    September 19, 2007

  • I don't know who Amiri Baraka is, but that's a good quote.

    September 19, 2007

  • A.k.a. LeRoi Jones. Poet, dramatist, essayist. He was NJ's poet laureate on 9/11/01, and after he wrote "Somebody Blew Up America" (nypdyuan quotes it here), Gov. McGreevy tried to remove him from the post.

    September 19, 2007

  • Oh, one o'them abstract poetry types. Content-wise, I think it's a pretty good poem, but I've never been a fan of that style. Just hard to read. e.e. cummings was a particular challenge for me to get through. :-)

    September 20, 2007

  • He wears funky hats, too.

    September 20, 2007

  • Baraka also means "blessing from God." And is a really cool film.

    February 15, 2008