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June Jordan has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

Attitude Beauty Car Friendship Poetry Respect Travel Truth

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  • That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.
  • There are two ways to worry words. One is hoping for the greatest possible beauty in what is created. The other is to tell the truth.
  • The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat.
  • But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966.
  • Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.
  • The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think.
  • So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders.
  • I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
  • I wrote those poems for myself, as a way of being a soldier here in this country. I didn't know the poems would travel. I didn't go to Lebanon until two years ago, but people told me that many Arabs had memorized these poems and translated them into Arabic.
  • To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way.