Branching Out Little Rock: Donna Masini on June Jordan

June Jordan
"Things That I Do in the Dark:" June Jordan, Poet of the People
Date and Time: 
October 4, 2007 - 6:30PM
Event Location: 
Darragh Center/ Main Library 100 Rock St. Little Rock, AR

June Jordan dedicated her book, Passion, "to everybody scared as I used to be," writing, as she says of Whitman, for the sake of a people's poetry. Here is a look at the poetry and prose—spanning half a century—of a writer whose passionate, politically engaged poems and commitment to write out of her own "civil wars," makes her a poet someone once called "a lyric catalyst for change."

A joint initiative with the Poetry Society of America, Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
Branching Out