Amiri Baraka’s “Haiti Today and Yesterday” + poems – 3/14/10

Baraka spoke and read for a benefit for Haitian earthquake relief hosted by The Poetry Project, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Danspace and St. Mark’s Church. The proceeds were donated to Partners In Health. This recording is about 22 minutes long. His statement on Haiti is followed by his reading of and commentary on work by Haitian writers Jacques Roumain and Rene Depestre. He concludes with a poem of his own from Whys, Wise, Y’s.

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