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Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan

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Experience the poetic brilliance of June Jordan in "Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan," a comprehensive anthology that weaves together the most poignant pieces from her ten volumes of poetry, alongside previously unpublished works. This collection, now available in paperback since its initial publication on June 1, 2007, showcases Jordan’s dynamic range— from intimate lyricism to fierce vernacular riffs, each poem vibrates with a deep, resonant call to consciousness and empowerment. Adrienne Rich's introduction captures the essence of Jordan’s intent: to ignite a recognition of one’s intrinsic value and power. Honored with the Lambda Book Award for Lesbian Poetry and named a Library Journal Poetry Book of the Year, this volume not only enriches the canon of American poetry but also serves as an essential resource for college students exploring themes of gender equality, racial justice, and education equity. Through her work, Jordan, a revered educator and social activist, invites readers to ponder and engage with the transformative power of words. Are you ready to be moved?
Published by Copper Canyon Press on June 1, 2007
640 pages
ISBN: 9781556592348
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