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ISBN-13: 9781938584350
Publisher: Alice James Books
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Pages: 500
Sales rank: 849,901
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

June Jordan (1936 - 2002) was a poet, activist, journalist, essayist and teacher. Prolific and passionate, she was an influential voice who lived and wrote on the frontlines of American poetry, international political vision and human moral witness. The author of many award-winning books, she traveled widely to read her poems and to proclaim a vision of liberation for all people. Dynamic, rebellious, and courageous, June Jordan was, and still is, a lyrical catalyst for change.

Christoph Keller is the author of numerous prize-winning novels, plays and essays in German, including Gulp (1988); I’d Like My Country Flat ( Ich hätte das Land gern flach, 1996); and the Swiss best-selling memoir The Best Dancer ( Der Beste Tänzer, 2003). Keller and his wife, the American poet Jan Heller Levi, are currently co-writing Whatever Can Come To A Woman, the first full-length biography of the American poet Muriel Rukeyser, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf.

Jan Heller Levi is the author of three books of poetry, Once I Gazed at You in Wonder, Skyspeak, and Orphan. She is the editor of A Muriel Rukeyser Reader and consulting editor on the 2005 reissue of The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser. She is also coeditor, with Sara Miles, of Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan. Levi lives in New York City with her husband, the Swiss-born novelist and playwright, Christoph Keller, with whom she is completing a biography of Rukeyser. She teaches at Hunter College.

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