National Poetry Month Notable Quotable: June Jordan

By Paulette Beete
quote by June Jordan

"Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth." — June Jordan, 1981 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow

Celebrate #National Poetry Month with the 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals! Watch the regional semifinals on Tuesday, April 30 on from 9am - 8pm ET. Then join us on or in person at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium for the  finals round on Wednesday, May 1, starting at 8pm ET. More details here.