19th Annual Literary Festival
19th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 10-13, 1996

June Jordan
June Jordan, poet, essayist and political activist, is the recipient of the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writers Award in 1995. The author of several award-winning books she has, to date, published 23 books and is the most published African-American writer in history. Her newest titles, June Jordan's Poetry for the People: A Revolutionary Blueprint, 1995, Technical Difficulties, 1992 and I was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, 1995 appeared to both critical and popular acclaim. Her commentary has appeared in the New York Times, Essence, The Nation, and MS; and she is a regular political columnist for The Progressive. Jordan is currently Professor of African American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. She has been Professor of English at more than seven North American universities and colleges, including Sarah Lawrence, City College and Yale University.     [extracted from 1996 brochure]

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