June Jordan's Poetry for the People: a revolutionary blueprint

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Her vision and politics have set her at the forefront of contemporary poetry and her work has a far-reaching impact on all poets and readers of poetry today. A dedicated and inspired teacher, her innovative and highly successful poetry program, Poetry for the People, has recently emerged as a national phenomenon.

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Good foundation reading for teachers looking to include more personally relevant writing in their classrooms. Also includes some interesting discussion of whether there is any validity in the English ... Read full review

June Jordan's Poetry for the People: a revolutionary blueprint

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This lively "blueprint" (guidebook) represents collaborative efforts of the Poetry for the People--60 or more multicultural students under the leadership of June Jordan at the University of California ... Read full review

Contents

PERSONAL AND POLITICAL POWER IN POETRY
13
BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF TRUST
35
REFLECTIONS ON TEACHING
55
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

June Jordan (1936-2002) was a poet, essayist, journalist, dramatist, activist, and educator known for challenging oppression through her inspirational words and actions. She was the founder of Poetry for the People at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught for many years. The author of over twenty books, including the young adult novel HIS OWN WHERE, her poetry is collected in DIRECTED BY DESIRE; her selected essays in Some of Us Did Not Die.