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|Abstract:||“Poems That Kill” examines the connection between poetry and revolution in Amiri Baraka’s “Black Art” (1965) and in general. The article tracks how Baraka uses poetry to start or advance a revolution in his own life, in the lives of his contemporaries, in poetry, in our present moment, and in the future. The article also discusses poetic address (how poems address readers), sincerity, ambiguity, and hate speech.|
|Citation:||Kotin, Joshua. "Poems That Kill." Critical Inquiry 47, no. 3 (2021): 456-476. doi:10.1086/713550.|
|Pages:||456 - 476|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||Critical Inquiry|
|Version:||Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.|
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