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A poem for Election Day


June Jordan

On the occasion of Election Day, let's pause and savor this short poem by June Jordan (1936-2002).


She authored more than 25 major works, including 10 collections of poetry, five books of essays, two plays, a novel and eight children's books, and we had the pleasure of hosting her for an event at the University at Albany in 2000.


Calling on All Silent Minorities HEY C’MON COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE WE NEED TO HAVE THIS MEETING AT THIS TREE AIN’ EVEN BEEN PLANTED YET

From Directed by Desire: The Complete Poems of June Jordan (Copper Canyon Press, 2005). Copyright © 2005, 2017 by the June Jordan Literary Estate.


Learn more at www.junejordan.com.


From her April 2000 visit to the NYS Writers Institute