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Author Jordan, June, 1936-2002, author.

Title We're on : a June Jordan reader / edited by Christoph Keller & Jan Heller Levi ; introduction by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

Publication Info. Farmington, ME : Alice James Books, [2017]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  818.5409 JOR    AVAILABLE
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Description 489 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Poetry. Who look at me (1969) -- Some changes (1967, 1971) -- New days: Poems of exile and return (1974) -- Things that I do in the dark: New and selected poems (1977) -- Passion: New poems1977-1980 (1980) -- Living room: New poems (19850 -- Lyrical campaigns: Selected poems (1989) -- Naming our destiny: New and selected poems (1989) -- Haruko/Love poems: New and selected love poems (1993) -- Kissing God goodbye: Poems 1991-1997 (1997) -- Directed by desire: the collected poems of June Jordan / edited by Jan Heller Levi and Sara Miles (2005) -- Essays. Civil Wars: observantions from the front lines of America (1981) -- On call: political essays (1985) -- Moving towards home: selected political essays (1989) -- Technical difficulties: African-American notes on the State of the Union (1992) -- Affirmative acts: political essays (1998) -- Some of us did not die: new and selected essats (2002) -- Life as activism: June Jordan's writings from The Progressive / edited by Stacy Russo (2014) -- Young adult novel. His own where (1971) -- Plays/libretti. The issue (the arrow that flies by day) (1981) -- Bang bang Uber Alles (1986) -- All these blessings (1989) -- I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky (1995) -- Teaching. June Jordan's poetry for the people: a revolutionary blueprint (1995) -- Memoir. Soldier: a poet's childhood (2000) -- Anthologies. soulscript, Afro-American poetry (1970) -- The voice of the children, with Terri Bush (1970) -- Children's books. Fannie Lou Hamer (1972) -- Dry victories (1972) -- New life: new room / illustrated by Ray Cruz (1975) -- Kimako's story / illustrated by Kay Burford (1981).
Summary "Poet, activist, and essayist June Jordan is a prolific, significant American writer who pushed the limits of political vision and moral witness, traversing a career of over forty years. With poetry, prose, letters, and more, this reader is a key resource for understanding the scope, complexity, and novelty of this pioneering Black American writer. From "Poem about Police Violence": Tell me something what you think would happen if everytime they kill a black boy then we kill a cop everytime they kill a black man then we kill a cop you think the accident rate would lower subsequently?. I lose consciousness of ugly bestial rabid and repetitive affront as when they tell me 18 cops in order to subdue one man 18 strangled him to death in the ensuing scuffle (don't you idolize the diction of the powerful: subdue and scuffle my oh my) and that the murder that the killing of Arthur Miller on a Brooklyn street was just a "justifiable accident" again (again) People been having accidents all over the globe so long like that I reckon that the only suitable insurance is a gun"-- Provided by publisher.
Added Author Keller, Christoph, 1963- editor.
Levi, Jan Heller, editor.
Griffiths, Rachel Eliza, writer of introduction.
Added Title We are on
ISBN 9781938584350 (paperback)
193858435X (paperback)
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