A Poet's Childhood
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.95 hours)
Product Number: Z06712
Released: May 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470362911
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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With Soldier, world-renowned poet June Jordan presents a deeply personal memoir of her formative years in post-World War II Harlem, where she was raised the daughter of dirt-poor West Indian immigrants. June's first 12 years were at turns peaceful and tumultuous, sowing all the seeds of her later poetry.


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Product Number: BX00023460
Product Number:CF417
Product Number:Z06712

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All formats/editions

Author(s): June Jordan
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number CF417
Released: Jul 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449805890
Author(s): June Jordan
Product Number EB00759371
Released: May 15, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Civitas Books
ISBN: #9781541645943

Professional reviews

"This memoir sounds like the authentic memories of a child--a child from an intellectually rich environment severely lacking in affection. Vignettes range from a fishing trip to embarrassment at church as Robin Miles lends her voice to poet June Jordan's recollections of a rigorous education and brutal instruction at the hands of her father. As the child of West Indian immigrants, Jordan was expected to conduct herself with pride and self-discipline. Miles gives a masterful performance as she moves from a child's musings on life to the lyrical but often cruel tones of Jordan's father. As Jordan's memories unfold, details blend to explain how she attained success as a poet. Devastating and thought-provoking, this performance lingers in the mind long after the last tape ends. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"