Interview with poet and author June Jordan (1936 - 2002) conducted by Elly Bulkin. They discuss Jordan's third book of poetry, New Days: Poems of Exile and Return, which was just recently published. Jordan talks about how the poetry and novels all come from the same sense of urgency on her part to speak not only to her own needs, but to those she knows are shared by many people. Jordan also reads a selection of poems from her new book. Sensitive language contained within the interview.
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