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Gerald William Barrax

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Poetry Xpress: Daniel Elliot Ness performs "Polemic Poetics Poverty Verses À La Carte Ice Famine"

 

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Gerald Speaks

 

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Poet and former NC State professor dies after being hit by car in Raleigh

 

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Feliz año2012 desde barrax

 

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2018 NC Award Winner for Literature: Michael McFee

Gerald William Barrax is a poet and educator. Bridging the poetic radicalism and experimentalism of the 1960s to the lyrical and confessional modes of the 1980s, the poetry of Gerald William Barrax draws on the life of the poet as well as the state of African American experience for its intimate power. Whether relating the details of his life with wife and children or questioning the roles of African American leaders, Barrax's poetry continually invokes anxieties concerning responsibility and participation in contemporary American life.
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