Directed by Desire
The Collected Poems of June Jordan
Publication Date: October 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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This definitive collection includes Jordan's last poems and embodies her passions for justice, activism, and beauty.
June Jordan was born in Harlem. Her twenty-eight books include poetry, essays, and children's books. A beloved teacher and exuberant activist, she founded Poetry For the People, and was a regular columnist for The Progressive and a prolific writer whose articles appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, Ms., and Essence. She died of breast cancer in 2002. Adrienne Rich is poet, essayist, and one of America's most widely read and respected literary figures. She has been a life-long activist for women's issues. Jan Heller Levi is the literary for the June Jordan estate. She lives in New York City. Sara Miles is a literary executor for the June Jordan estate. She lives in San Francisco.