Civil Wars

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

  • Title: Civil Wars
  • Author: June Jordan Cindy Gitter
  • ISBN: 9780684814049
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, AmIn 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.

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    About " June Jordan Cindy Gitter "

  • June Jordan Cindy Gitter

    June Millicent Jordan July 9, 1936 June 14, 2002 was a Caribbean American poet and activist.Jordan received numerous honors and awards, including a 1969 70 Rockefeller grant for creative writing, a Yaddo Fellowship in 1979, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1982, and the Achievement Award for International Reporting from the National Association of Black Journalists in 1984 Jordan also won the Lila Wallace Reader s Digest Writers Award from 1995 to 1998 as well as the Ground Breakers Dream Makers Award from The Woman s Foundation in 1994.She was included in Who s Who in America from 1984 until her death She received the Chancellor s Distinguished Lectureship from UC Berkeley and the PEN Center USA West Freedom to Write Award 1991 from

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  • This is beautiful and deep and all about writing and struggle and fury and family and love and race. Written by a poet, the language ranges from fierce to sumptuous and every now and then you worry that you're getting to that edge so many creative people got of self-involvement, but don't worry, because you never get there. She is too thoughtful, too committed to work and change and words to get there. She teaches and learns, she was there for the riots in Harlem in 1964 and her white husband ne [...]


  • This was honestly such a pleasure to read because of the variety of topics June Jordan is so effortlessly able to cover. Her ability to voice the unrest around black bodies and violence/disenfranchisement eerily sets a semi-modern precedence for all that is continuing to happen to black people in the US. It was also great to read her opinions on a range of topics from architecture to AAVE and see the progressions of not only her ideas but her ability to cover such topics also progress.


  • June Jordan wrote these essays about events that took place 40 or 50 years ago; she could have been writing about yesterday. The essays speak of an imperialist war, the crisis in education for low income children and children of color, misunderstandings of race. She is a poet and writes as a poet. It's an amazing book and now I'd like to read her memoir.



  • The Voice of the Children (1967)White English/Black English: The Politics of Translation (1972)American Violence and the Holy Loving Spirit (1972)Notes Towards a Black Balancing of Love and Hatred (1974)Declaration of an Independence I Would Just as Soon Not Have (1976)Black History as Myth (1979)Beyond Apocalypse Now (1980)Civil Wars (1980)


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