Videotape collection of June Jordan [videorecording]. 1976-2002 (inclusive).
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June Jordan was born in Harlem, New York on July 9, 1936. Jordan fostered a love of literature and writing poetry as a child. She attended Barnard College and University of Chicago. June Jordan married in 1955 and had one child. A poet, novelist, essayist, editor and children's author, Jordan published her first poetry collection, Who Look at Me, in 1969. Jordan was a visiting scholar/poet at many institutions, including MacAlester College, City College of the City University of New York, Univer...
Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784), first Black woman poet in America, was brought as an African slave in about 1761 to Boston, Mass., where she was purchased by John Wheatley. Educated in the Wheatley household, first by Wheatley's wife Susannah and later by his daughter Mary, Phillis Wheatley began writing poems in her early teens. It was through her published poetry that she became a member of Boston's literati and travelled briefly to England, returning in 1773 during Mrs. Wheatley's final illn...
Joy Harjo (born Joy Foster, on May 9, 1951, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a poet, musician, and author. She is a member of the Muscogee Nation. She studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, completed her undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico in 1976, and earned an M.F.A. at the University of Iowa in its Creative Writing Program....
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to Louis and Naomi (Levy) Ginsberg. American poet, author, lecturer, and teacher who was one of the core members of the Beat Generation of American author's in the 1950's and early 1960's along with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. He died of complications of liver cancer on April 6, 1997. From the description of Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019390 ...
Irish political activist. From the description of Papers, 1969-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155470205 ...
Adrienne Cecile Rich, poet, author, feminist, and teacher, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 1929, the daughter of Helen (Jones) and Arnold Rice Rich. She attended the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Md. (1938-47). A 1951 graduate of Radcliffe College, in that year she won the Yale Younger Poets Award with the publication of her first book, A Change of World . Following her studies at Oxford University (winter 1952-53), she traveled through Europe. The following de...
Marilyn Chin (b. 1955, Hong Kong) is a poet, writer, and college professor. Her poetry focuses on social issues, especially those related to Asian American feminism and bi-cultural identity. Chin is professor emerita at San Diego State University....
Cecil Williams (b. Sept. 22, 1929, San Angelo, TX) is a pastor, community leader, and author....
Amiri Baraka was born LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934. He was educated at Rutgers and Howard Universities, graduating from the latter at the age of 19. In 1958 he founded the influential poetry magazine Yugen, which ran until 1962. His writings, including fiction, essays, and poetry, appeared in such publications as The nation, Evergreen review, Downbeat, and The floating bear. From the description of Imamu Amiri Baraka papers, 1958-1982. (University of California, Berkele...
Thulani Davis (1948-) is an African American journalist, poet, playwright, and novelist. She graduated from Barnard College, and attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. In addition to articles in periodicals such as the VILLAGE VOICE, NATION, NEW YORK TIMES, and WASHINGTON REVIEW, she has published several anthologies of her poems, a play, the libretto for an opera, and several novels, including 1959 and the MAKER OF SAINTS. From the descri...
"Dr. Atomic" is an opera written and composed by American John Adams, and directed by Peter Sellars. The performance premiered October 1, 2005 at the San Francisco Opera. Based on Richard Rhodes' book "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," Adams' work focuses on physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the project he led to create, and detonate, the first atomic bomb. The opera takes place during the five days leading up to the explosion at the Trinity Site. From the description of Dr. Atomic: ...
Espada was born in 1957 in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. degree in history from the University of Wisconsin (1981) and a J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law (1985). He is currently Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he teaches courses in Latino poetry, creative writing, multiculturalism and literature in translation. Espada has written extensively in English on the plight of Hispanics in the United States and is an outspoken advo...
Author. Born as Chloe Anthony Wofford in 1931. From the description of Toni Morrison correspondence, 1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983454 ...
Harriet Fleishl Pilpel (1911- ) is a lawyer who has specialized in family and marriage law, birth control, copyright and literary property, and civil liberties. For further information, see Who's Who in America, 42nd ed. From the description of Papers, 1967-1980 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006787 Harriet Fleischl Pilpel was born in New York City in 1911 to businessperson Julius and Ethel (Loewy) Fleischl. She was graduated from Vass...