The kind of writing that larry neal calls for is writing that speaks to the spiritual and cultural needs of the black people. The black arts movement wants to confront the west and their writing. They want writing that speaks to the black people. He also calls for the writng it have its own identity, he wants it to differ from the writing of the whites. He wants these new breed of african american writers to confront the contradictions arising out of the black man's experience in the racist west. He also proposes that the black arts movement needs to have a seperate symbolism, mythology, critque, and iconology.
He sees the art in relation to a political struggle and part of a movement because he believes that through the writng blacks can have their own voice in society.