Passion

Passion

by June Jordan

Introduction by Nicole Sealey

Published by: Copper Canyon Press

Imprint: Copper Canyon Press

112 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781556596353
  • Published: September 2021

$17.00

After decades out of print, Passion—one of June Jordan’s most important collections—has returned to readers. Originally entitled, passion: new poems, 1977-1980, this volume holds key works including “Poem About My Rights,” “Poem About Police Violence,” “Free Flight,” and an essay by the poet, “For the Sake of the People’s Poetry: Walt Whitman and the Rest of Us.” June Jordan was a fierce advocate for the safety and humanity of women and Black people, and for the freedom of all people—and Barack Obama made a line from this book famous: “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” With love and humor, via lyrics and rants, she calls for nothing less than radical compassion. This new edition includes a foreword by Nicole Sealey.