Edited by Christoph Keller & Jan Heller Levi. Alice James Books (paperback, 2017)
Culled from over twenty-five works of poetry, fiction, criticism, and collaboration, June Jordan’s pieces that appear in this reader showcase Jordan's ability to use language to punch holes in the fabric of political oppression, holes through which we just might be able to breathe.
These poems they are things that I do in the dark reaching for you whoever you are
and are you ready?
These words they are stones in the water running away
These skeletal lines they are desperate arms for my longing and love.
I am a stranger learning to worship the strangers around me