Joel Oppenheimer

Joel Oppenheimer: About Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka is one of the very few American poets who has consistently put his words, his head, his heart, and his body on the line in the struggle for liberation. In the twenty-five years that it has been my privilege to know him, I have seen him take the raw angers of his youth and transform them into magical positive forces which have helped change our world.

From "Amiri Baraka," from Amiri Baraka: The Kaleidoscopic Torch.