Friday, March 17, 2006

A Tribute to June Jordan

2 p.m . Saturday, April 8
Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle

Seattle pays tribute to poet, activist, teacher, and essayist June Jordan (1936-2002). A prolific passionate and influential voice for liberation, Jordan lived and wrote on the frontlines of American poetry, political vision, and moral witness. Readings from Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan. Co-presented with Copper Canyon Press and The Elliott Bay Book Company.

This program is free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for a $5 special event rate. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, see here.

1 comment:

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

I have to say that Jordan's work and her thoughts about the development of and teaching of poetry have certainly been a strong influence on me.

A very worthy focus of tribute.