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Jimmy Santiago Baca
Black Mesa, dead ahead—welcome to the Homeboy Homepage. One of poetry’s true treasures, Jimmy Santiago Baca has a beautiful site to scout and scour.
As a Beat, he was known as Leroi Jones... as a Black Nationalist and then a Third World Socialist, he is known as Amiri Baraka, playwright, poet, activist, critic, intellectual.
Our collection of Baraka links will take you to his work all over the Net.
See what Mrs. Ackroyd has to say about Manchester poet/humorist/folksinger Les Barker, then catch one of his gigs in the UK or the US. From his “folk opera” The Stones of Callanish to his comic song collection Gnus and Roses to t-shirts based on songs like “Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife-Thrower,” it’s all at Mrs. Ackroyd Enterprises.
If John Cage and Shel Silverstein had a baby and it lived in Toronto, would it be bill bissett? His books include b leev abul char ak trs (2000) and peter among th towring boxes/text bites (2002), all from Talon Books.
At Bastian Boettcher’s site you’ll find all the inside scoops of this creamy, totally great hiphop poet, who melts German into poetry by the spoonful. The extraordinary idea: German Rapoetry, and its Slam propulsions, await you like a kidnapper.
The model for poet in the next millenium -- woman as Maker. Her poems rip the words from the text of history to reveal the face of the faceless seethe of human beings on whose bodies power has built roads to nowhere. See “A Woman Painted on Leaf,” “The Emigrant Irish,” “That the Science of Cartography Is Limited” & “The Pomegranate.”