Leroi Jones

Leroi  Jones

LeRoi Jones (now known as Amiri Baraka) is a poet, fiction writer, and nonfiction writer who has published a number of books. The New Jersey State Legislature named him Poet Laureate. From 2002 to 2004, he was a member of the Commission on Humanities. Someone Blew Up America & Other Poems and Un Poco Low Coup, his most recent poetry collections, have gotten a lot of praise from critics.