Books by Amiri
Tales of the Out &
The Essence of Reparations /
Somebody Blew Up
America & Other Poems
of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka /
Selected Poetry of
Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones
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There will be a PRESS CONFERENCE
in support of our
BROTHER, SCHOLAR, ACTIVIST
AND WORLD RENOWNED POET
The press conference will take
@ The Women In Support of the Million Man March
53 Lincoln Park Newark, NJ 07102
For Info Call: 973-297-1275
Contact your assemblyman, state
senator and Gov. McGreevey ( www.njleg.state.nj.us,
DISTRICT-- MUNICIPALITIES INDEX) and let them know that you
adamantly oppose all of the bills created to deny Mr. Baraka
the right to be our Poet Laureate and/or to abolish the position
altogether! Here's a list of the bills.
2002-2003 Legislative Session
A2857 Changes appointment and removal process for the State Poet Laureate.
Identical Bill Number: S21
A2859 Allows Governor to remove Poet Laureate from position.
honorarium paid to State Poet Laureate.
A2877 Allows Governor to
appoint Poet Laureate who will serve at pleasure of Governor.
A2907 Provides procedure
for removal of State Poet Laureate under certain
circumstances;ends term of current Poet Laureate.
S21 Changes appointment
and removal process for the State Poet Laureate.
Identical Bill Number: A2857
S1981 Allows State Poet Laureate to be removed from
position; changes manner of designation of Poet Laureate.
SCR76 Expresses vote of no
confidence in Amiri Baraka as State Poet Laureate.
SR104 Calls for the
resignation of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the State
of New Jersey, forpropagating anti-Semitic hatred.
the poet laureate is appointed by a panel of five members. Four
of these members are appointed by the New Jersey Council for
the Humanities in consultation with the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts, and the fifth member is the previous poet
laureate. This bill changes the process for appointing a poet
laureate, so that the poet laureate is appointed by and serves
at the pleasure of the Governor. The bill applies to the poet
laureate currently holding the designation, and all poet
laureates to be designated thereafter. (Statement from bill A2877)
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