Interviews, Reviews & Performances

“Defining oneself is, perhaps, the hardest thing to do in life. In fact, that is, in a way, what life is all about. But on some level, I feel that my work provides a lot of information about who I am. If you read my novels, essays, poems, etc., you will discover someone who is passionate about the art of storytelling. Someone who believes that art should strive to save lives, liberate people, challenge stereotypes and so forth.

Reflected in my writing you will, I hope, see someone who has spent an inordinate amount of time interrogating myself, my values and behaviors as well as those of the people around me–and who continues to learn what it means to be African American and male. You would see that I am currently fixated on the idea of “home” and on the concepts of “guilt” and “innocence” (particularly as it relates to black men). My journey has been circuitous to be sure.”

Alexs D. Pate as interviewed by Lauretta Pierce for The Literary World

Watch and read interviews with and by Alexs below:

Jackson & Komunyakaa: Power Of The Word

Ishmael Reed: The Power Of The Word

Amiri Baraka: The Power Of The Word – “Poetry is Labor” 

Amiri Baraka: The Power Of The Word – Amiri Baraka Symbolizes… 

Amiri Baraka: The Power Of The Word – Study and Learn 

1992 Art

Arts On 2 – ALEXS PATE Driving the Distance 

Arts On 2 – Drive the Distance 

Arts On 2 – Learning Experiences 

Sonia Sanchez: The Power Of The Word – 

Sonia Sanchez: The Power Of The Word – A Love Haiku is 

Sonia Sanchez: The Power Of The Word – Introduction to Sonia 

Sonia Sanchez: The Power Of The Word – Music while Writing 

Portrait – ALEXS PATE 

Portrait – Family Life in Philly 

Portrait – Looking for a Purpose 

Portrait – Out of His Element 

Portrait – The Old ALEXS PATE 

Patricia Smith: The Power Of The Word – Patricia Smith Introduction 

Patricia Smith: The Power Of The Word – Interview And Audience Questions 

Minnesota Original – Carolyn Swiszcz, ALEXSPATE, and John Gorka 

Jackson & Komunyakaa: Power Of The Word – Introductions Of Gary Jackson And Yesuf Komunyakaa 

Jackson & Komunyakaa: Power Of The Word – Discussion Of Writers Works And Technique 

Jackson & Komunyakaa: Power Of The Word – 

Ishmael Reed: The Power Of The Word – Introduction of Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed: The Power Of The Word – 

Don’t Believe The Hype – Hip Hop Music 

Amiri Baraka: The Power Of The Word

“Firsts” Minnesota’s African American Groundbreakers

MNO Original

“Illuminating the darkened corridors”: an interview with Alexs Pate

“Literature & Life: The Givens Collection

Book Review: In The Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap by Alexs Pate

Fight Against Poverty Needs Corporate Players

Eileen Myles and Alexs Pate lecture, Hip hop culture, June, 2001

David Mura in conversation with Alexs Pate

The Art of the Deal

The Literary World

Robin’s Books Since 1936

100 most popular African American authors

Audio Bookstore

San Francisco Chronicle

Los Angeles Times

Philadelphia Inquirer

After Hours: A Collection of Erotic Writing by Black Men

Audio File Magazine

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