Topic and Guest: The Poetry of Haki Madhubuti. To commemorate National Poetry Month with Africa Now! today is none other renowned poet, activist, publisher, editor and educator Dr. Haki Madhubuti. For over 40 years Professor Madhubuti has been a pivotal figure in the development of a strong Black literary tradition and a major figure of the Black Arts Movement. He has published more than 31 books (some under his former name, Don L. Lee) and is one of the world’s best-selling authors of poetry and non-fiction.
In 1967 Professor Madhubuti founded Third World Press, the oldest independent publisher of Black thought and literature in the country. For more than forty-five years, Third World Press has published a rich tradition of African American writing by authors such as poet and publisher, Dudley Randall; Illinois Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Gwendolyn Brooks; poets Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Mari Evans, Margaret Walker, and more. (Source: Third World Press)
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