Baraka Inscape

This poem is an homage to prolific writer and political activist Amiri Baraka, and it expresses both poet’s desire to complicate existing definitions that leave little room for empathy and discourse. These fiery and short fragments work like an incantation toward breaking through preestablished closed forms. The poem salvages a space out of “eager symmetries” through its tightly packed lines which resonate with muscular and volcanic proclamations.