June Jordan Rank
June Jordan Rank
Famous quotes by June Jordan
But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966.June Jordan
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.June Jordan
I wrote those poems for myself, as a way of being a soldier here in this country. I didn't know the poems would travel. I didn't go to Lebanon until two years ago, but people told me that many Arabs had memorized these poems and translated them into Arabic.June Jordan
In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way.June Jordan
Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.June Jordan
So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders.June Jordan
That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.June Jordan
The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat.June Jordan
The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think.June Jordan
There are two ways to worry words. One is hoping for the greatest possible beauty in what is created. The other is to tell the truth.June Jordan
To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way.June Jordan
June Jordan's Popularity
June Jordan was a famous Writer, who was born on July 9, 1936. As a person born on this date, June Jordan is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (July 9) and the 147th most popular for the year (1936).
People born on July 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. June Jordan is the 2180th most popular Cancer.
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