LeRoi Jones: March 4, 1965

The Poetry Center presents LeRoi Jones (a.k.a. Amiri Baraka) reading poems from The Dead Lecturer, Sabotage, Target Study, and his novel in progress A New World.

Originally Recorded By:
APA
Location:
San Francisco State College
Date:
03/04/1965
Total Run Time:
00:45:47
Contributor:
James Schevill
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  • James Schevill introduces LeRoi Jones by listing his accomplishments and by quoting critics' words on his writing (00:03)
  • LeRoi Jones remarks on the Black Arts Repertory Theatre in Harlem (02:47)
  • Remarks on the works he will be reading from including the book The Dead Lecturer and two unpublished manuspcripts Sabotage and Target Study (04:14)
  • "Snake Eyes" (04:43)
  • "A Poem for Speculative Hipsters" (05:27)
  • Remarks on the reading order and his not wanting to get bored reading (06:00)
  • "Black Bourgeoisie," (06:12)
  • "Y O U N G S O U L" (06:53)
  • "Poem for HalfWhite College Students" (07:41)
  • "Western Front" (09:27)
  • "In one battle" (11:01)
  • "Bad Mouth" (11:52)
  • "Ghosts" (12:41)
  • "Where is the romantic life?" (13:36)
  • Remarks on the speed of his reading (14:24)
  • "THREE MOVEMENTS AND A CODA" (14:49)
  • "Blue Whitie" (15:48)
  • "Third Avenue, Early Winter" (16:14)
  • "Poem for Bald Heads" (17:10)
  • Remarks on the poems in Sabotage (18:09)
  • "Houdini" (18:32)
  • Remarks on "THE PEOPLE BURNING" (19:11)
  • "THE PEOPLE BURNING" (19:22)
  • Asks how much time is left in the reading and when discovering there is fifteen minutes left, he accepts the request to read from a novel in progress called A New World (23:14)
  • from A New World (24:41)
  • Remarks on characters of the novel to give context to his excerpt (25:39)
  • continues to read from A New World (25:53)

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