Pen + Brush Presents…We’re On: A June Jordan Reader

December 6, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series created by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors.

Our December reading celebrates the publication by Alice James Books of We're On: A June Jordan Reader, edited by Christoph Keller and Jan Heller Levi, with an introduction by Rachel Eliza Griffiths. A Publisher's Weekly starred review calls the book "a tool for liberation," and Ada Límon says of the book, "When I’m asked if I think poetry can really do something, really matter, I think of June Jordan. When I’m asked if poetry can truly change things, change a person, I think of June Jordan. And now, when someone is on the brink of giving up on poetry because they think language has no power anymore, no guts anymore, I will give them this brilliant new June Jordan Reader and they will, no doubt, find their faith and courage again.”

We invite you to join us at P+B for an evening of readings in honor of the new book and of the remarkable, inimitable June Jordan herself. Readers will include:

E. Ethelbert Miller
Cornelius Eady
Terrance Hayes
Cheryl Clarke
Mahogany L. Browne
Yusef Komunyakaa
Elizabeth Alexander

The event is free and open to the public; please RSVP to <>. 

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