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date: 14 June 2024

Jordan, Junelocked

Jordan, Junelocked

  • Zack Rogow

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June Jordan was a passionate and prolific author and advocate for social justice. She was a distinctly American poet who also took on international issues in her work and made original contributions in a remarkably wide panorama of genres. Her published and performed works include eight volumes of poetry, six collections of essays, four children's books, an opera libretto, the text and lyrics of two staged musical productions, and two anthologies that she edited. She expanded her early advocacy of African-American self-determination and pride to an insistence on universal rights of political, cultural, and personal autonomy.

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  • North American Literatures

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