2014 | 21 | June Jordan’s “Financial Planning,” “Song of the Law Abiding Citizen,” “Poem about My Rights”

I just learned that this week is Bisexual Awareness Week or #BiWeek; at least according to this panoply of organizations and corporate co-sponsors.

Nevertheless, learning about bi-week inspired me to read June Jordan. She was and is a brilliant poet, playwright, essayist, revolutionary activist, feminist, and out bisexual. I am so grateful to learn from her work and her powerful voice, ear, and lexicon of truth. It’s a good week to spend time with June Jordan.

These poems are, in part, powerful and moving portraits of deep experiences of violence and oppression. Especially, “Poem about Rights.” They are also a way of re-experiencing, sharing, teaching, telling hard truths. Please keep that in mind before you click play.

 

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