Happy Birthday June Jordan!

My first poetry class was with June Jordan back when she had just started her Poetry for the People program at Berkeley. I was a terrified wannabe poet. Her class, her poetry, her activism, her teaching was everything.  The world is a lesser place without her light, but thankfully it lives on in her writing, and in the writing and work of so many of us.
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“I am not wrong: Wrong is not my name
My name is my own my own my own”

 

 

 

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