5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2000
June Jordan's poetry beats furiously in the name of love: for Haruko, for life, for real. Since the human language is inadequate to truly express this emotion, Jordan manipulates and bends the written word to fit the human heart. When she describes love as "yes directed by desire" ("When I or Else"), she speaks the living truth.
Read "Free Flight", "Roman Poem Number Five" and "12:01 A.M." and let her words reverberate in your every mental crevice. Let your feelings stir as hers until you see with love's eyes. That is the definition of poetry.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2014
This woman is a more - than - famous poet that has won so man awards. My personal opinion is she had to or has to be completely insane. I absolutely hated it. It was just words on a page. NOTHING made any sense...and I have published poetry! Im not saying I'm great, or even good...but this was just horrible and I was sorry I bought the book and would not be rude enough to give it to anyone as a gift!