"I am a woman searching for her savagery even though its doomed": First edition of June Jordan's Passion; Inscribed by her

  • Passion: New Poems, 1977-1980.

Passion: New Poems, 1977-1980.


Item Number: 89106

Boston: Beacon Press, 1980.

First edition of this collection of the poetry of African-American poet June Jordan. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the poet on the front free endpaper, “1984 for Richard Lautz, wishing you courage and joy, always, J. Jordan.” Photograph of Jordan by Sara Miles. In near fine condition. Uncommon signed and inscribed.

Poet, activist, and teacher June Jordan authored several award-winning books of poems on themes of black women, black literature, child welfare, and education in America. Dynamic, rebellious, and courageous, her poetry is a lyrical catalyst for change.,

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