Haki R. Madhubuti was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1942. He is the author of over 20 poetry collections, including Don’t Cry, Scream (1969), Groundwork: Selected Poems of Haki R. Madhubuti/Don L. Lee (1996), and Run Toward Fear: New Poems and a Poet’s Handbook (2004). Madhubuti is also well known for his critical work, including Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The Afrikan American Family in Transition (1990). Madhubuti’s honors include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, an American Book Award, the Kuumba Workshop Black Liberation Award, and the Broadside Press Outstanding Poet’s Award. He is one of the founders of Third World Press and currently serves as director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University.
Audio Recordings with Haki R. Madhubuti
- Haki R. Madhubuti and Sonia Sanchez reading their poems.