June Millicent Jordan was born in Harlem, New York on June 9,1936. She was the daughter of Granville and Mildred Jordan, who immigrated to the United States from an island in the Caribbean Sea called Jamaica. June had a hard time growing up in Brooklyn, due to her father being abusive at times and her mother, who killed herself while June was in her teenage years. So then she was shipped off to a boarding school in Massachusetts called Northfield school for Girls, but later became a school for both genders. This school focuses on academic, biblical, arts, and sports. Which is where she met her husband Michael Meyer and was married from 1955 through 1965 and had a child at the age of 18 and his name is Christopher David Meyer. Even through the rough times Jordan had a love for writing and self expression which she was able to find in this school. Jordan then became a poet, activist, journalist, essayist and teacher. Jordan had a big social, economical, and political impact. Sadly Jordan died on June 14, 2002 of Breast Cancer in Berkeley college where she taught English, literature, and then later taught African-American studies.VI. Teacher ( Economical )VII. Anti-War Activist (Political )June Jordan was a Anti-War Activist and her work was often criticized.VIII.Author / Essayist / and Poet (Economical)Jordan economical impacted she wrote to inform people that it was okay to be you. She wrote most of her books and poems about feminism, freedom of choice, and the struggle against racism (these were the struggles of her era). Her poetry was known for her personal life experiences, accessibility and interest in character. She wrote about the things she went through and hope That people could relate and support her and the cause.IX. Author / Essayist / and Poet (Social)Jordan socially impacted people by letting them know that it was okay to be yourself and express your emotions. That you are accepted the way you are whether you're gay, straight, lesbian, black, white, or tan. She wanted to make sure everyone felt accepted and equal to one another, that you and I are the same she did this through her writing. This inspires people to be open and to be free! Writing, it's what Jordan does best because in her writing she doesn't care about what the world thinks, but what the "outcast" think, the people that aren't accepted as what they are. Citation PageJune Jordan." June Jordan. Accessed October 10, 2017. http://www.junejordan.net/.June Jordan." Poetry Foundation. Accessed October 10, 2017. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/june-jordan.June Jordan." Google. Accessed October 10, 2017. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biography.com/.amp/people/june-jordan-9358043#ampshare=https://www.biography.com/people/june-jordan-9358043."June Jordan." Poets.org. August 23, 2017. Accessed October 10, 2017. https://m.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/june-jordan.Britannica School, s.v. "June Jordan," accessed November 1, 2017, http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/June-Jordan/327758.Smith, Dinitia. "June Jordan, 65, Poet and Political Activist." The New York Times. June 17, 2002. Accessed October 10, 2017. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/18/arts/june-jordan-65-poet-and-political-activist.html.Book Reviews (This will only contain her more popular books, poems, and essays.)Description of Some of Us Did NOT Die"She remains a thinker and activist who 'insists upon complexity.' "Reamy Jansen, San Francisco Chronicle* Some of Us Did Not Die brings together a rich sampling of the late poet June Jordan's prose writings. The essays in this collection, which include her last writings and span the length of her extraordinary career, reveal Jordan as an incisive analyst of the personal and public costs of remaining committed to the ideal and practice of democracy. Willing to venture into the most painful contradictions of American culture and politics, Jordan comes back with lyrical honesty, wit, and wide-ranging intelligence in these accounts of her reckoning with life as a teacher, poet, activist, and citizen. Directed by Desire : The definitive overview of June Jordan's -poetry. Collecting the finest work from Jordan's ten volumes, as well as dozens of "last poems" that were never published in Jordan's lifetime, these more than six hundred pages overflow with intimate lyricism, elegance, fury, meditative solos, and dazzling vernacular riffs.As Adrienne Rich writes in her introduction, June Jordan "wanted her readers, listeners, students, to feel their own latent power—of the word, the deed, of their own beauty and intrinsic value."His Own Where : Nominated for a National Book Award in 1971, His Own Where is the story of Buddy, a fifteen-year-old boy whose world is spinning out of control. He meets Angela, whose angry parents accuse her of being "wild." When life falls apart for Buddy and his father, and when Angela is attacked at home, they take action to create their own way of staying alive in Brooklyn. In the process, the two find refuge in one another and learn that love is real and necessary. His Own Where was one of The New York Times' Most Outstanding Books and was on the American Library Association's list of Best Books in 1971.Civil Wars : In Civil Wars, June Jordan's battleground is the intersection of private and public reality, which she explores through a blending of personal reflection and political analysis. From journal entries on the line between poetry and politics and a discussion of language and power in "White" versus "Black" English to First Amendment issues, children's rights, Black studies, American violence, and sexuality, Jordan documents the very personal ways in which she meshes with the social issues of modern-day life in this country.Soldier: A Poet's Childhood :
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