Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

June Jordan
(1936-____) born on
Jul 9
US "writer, poet, journalist". "Her books for children include "Dry Victories," 1972 and "His Own Where," 1971."

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F
"In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways."

R
"Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?"
A
Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie.
N
"As a poet and writer, I deeply love and I deeply hate words. I love the infinite evidence and change and requirements and possibilities of language."
K
"As I am a poet I express what I believe, and I fight against whatever I oppose, in poetry."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Old Stories: New Lives," keynote address, 1978, to Child Welfare League of America; in "Moving Towards Home: Political Essays," 1989."
R: ""Black Studies: Bringing Back The Person," in Evergreen Review, Oct 1969."
A: ""Moving Towards Home: Political Essays," "Problems of Language in a Democratic State," 1989."
N: ""Moving towards Home: Political Essays," "White English/Black English: The Politics of Translation," 1989."
K: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."


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