Haruko/Love Poems

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by Jordan, June | Literature & literary studies
Paperback | 176 pages

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by Jordan, June | Literature & literary studies
Published 26/01/2023 by Profile Books Ltd (Serpent’s Tail) in the United Kingdom as part of the Serpent’s Tail Classics series
Paperback | 176 pages

In trailblazing poet, essayist, teacher and activist June Jordan’s poems, love is a vision of revolutionary solidarity, crossing borders both emotional and literal with an outstretched hand. Haruko traces the faltering arc of a passionate love affair with another woman while Love Poems encompasses relationships with men and women, political resistance, the need for self-care in a demanding, uncaring world and apocalyptic visions of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum. A contemporary of Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde, June Jordan’s spectacular poetry remains profoundly politically potent, lyrically inventive and breathtakingly romantic.

First published in 1994, Haruko/Love poems is a vitally important modern classic.

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