June Jordan

(9 July 1936 - 14 June 2002 / United States)

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  • Michael Walker Michael Walker (8/15/2018 8:03:00 PM)

    I like June Jordan's honest, outspoken poems, also the occasional tone of anger. She is a
    genuine poet, not saccharine or shallow.

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Best Poem of June Jordan

The Talking Back Of Miss Valentine Jones: Poem # One

well I wanted to braid my hair
bathe and bedeck my
self so fine
so fully aforethought for
your pleasure
I wanted to travel and read
and runaround fantastic
into war and peace:
I wanted to
and be conquered
I wanted to pickup the phone
and find you asking me
if I might possibly be alone
some night
(so I could answer cool
as the jewels I would wear
on bareskin for you
digmedaddy delectation:)
you comin ova?"
But I had to remember to write down
margarine on the ...

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Jim Crow: The Sequel

An angry Black woman on the subject of the angry White man:

We didn't always need affirmative action
When we broke this crazy land into farms
when we planted and harvested the crops
when we dug into the earth for water
when we carried that water into the
big house kitchens and bedrooms
when we built that big house

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