SUMMARY ì Kissing God Goodbye: Poems 1991-1997

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SUMMARY ì Kissing God Goodbye: Poems 1991-1997 ß With the same pithy but elouent observations characteristic of Jordan's classic poetry collections Things that I Do in the Dark and Living Room and her notable essay collections Civil Wars and Technical Difficulties Kissing God Goodbye will strike a universal chord as it witnesses the pSnia Africa urban America Clarence Thomas affirmative action her mother's suicide and Jordan's bout with breast cancerThis collection of poetry will be warmly welcomed by June Jordan loyalists and new readers who will thrill to discover a voice that has been described as one of the most gifted poets of the late twentieth century. A couple months ago I was read a blogger who reommended four poets June Jordan being oneThis collection was my first exposure to her work and I was impressed Although it was not uniformly impressive there were enough excellent poems in the collection including the title poem to recommend to others as well as for me to want to read of Jordan's work

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With the same pithy but elouent observations characteristic of Jordan's classic poetry collections Things that I Do in the Dark and Living Room and her notable essay collections Civil Wars and Technical Difficulties Kissing God Goodbye will strike a universal chord as it witnesses the pain confusion and passion of what it's like. I read this collection as my introduction to June Jordan's poetry my senior year of college and she uickly became my favorite poet She weaves the personal and political together in one of the most poetic ways possible as she writes about racism sexism homophobia war and injustice Her imagery is amazing and her wording beyond description

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Kissing God Goodbye Poems 1991 1997To live in our society at the twilight of the twentieth century June Jordan's many selves as poet essayist feminist and activist come together here in a collection of poetry that is alternately lyrical magical shockingly spare pungently political yet universally resonate Beautiful love poems are interspersed with poems about Bo. a poetry book from 20 years ago should not be so relevant but it is