Let’s not call this a review, deal? Who reviews June Jordan? She was the queen of everything.
“The poems in Waterbaby are present. They tell the truth and will inspire readers to lust for more.”
“Balancing and mixing, with rhyme and reason, love and anger, good and bad, memory and the created present, all to tell the story of a life, a memoir unrestrained, devoid o
“On Imagination” is the opening poem in Library of American’s African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song. It was written by Phillis Wheatley in the mid-17th century.
Angela Jackson’s biography A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks comes on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Brooks’ birth.
“a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”