Baraka also promoted theatre as a training for the "real revolution" yet to come, with the arts being a way to forecast the future as he saw it. In "The Revolutionary Theatre," Baraka wrote, "We will scream and cry, murder, run through the streets in agony, if it means some soul will be moved."  In opposition to the peaceful protests inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., Baraka believed that a physical uprising must follow the literary one.
Steven studied to achieve degrees in Creative Writing and English Education. As part of his degrees, he has spent large amounts of time analysing and discussing poetry.