A night at Aljira: People, poets, poets laureate and proud parents

Left to right: poets Anne Marie Macari and Amina Baraka, and two New Jersey poets laureate: National Book Award winner Gerald Stern, seated, and Newark native and American Academy of Arts and Letters Award winner Amiri Baraka, standing at the podium. Mrs. Baraka is pumping her fists because Mr. Baraka had just acknowledged that their son, Newark South Ward councilman and Central High School principal Ras Baraka, is running for mayor of Newark.

Note: The evening’s host, seated at right, is not reacting to the mention. He wore this contemplative posture throughout the evening.

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