"June Jordan, an award-winning poet
"June Jordan, an award-winning poet and UC Berkeley professor who became one of the country's most prominent contemporary black women writers, died Friday...Best known for her powerful and direct poems articulating struggles against racism, Ms. Jordan was a prolific author in many genres. She published 28 books of poems, political essays and children's fiction. She also wrote a regular column for The Progressive, and wrote the libretto to the opera, 'I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky," directed by Peter Sellars with music by John Adams."
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