JUNE JORDAN (1936-2002) was an American poet, activist, essayist, and teacher. Prolific and passionate, Jordan was the author of twenty-eight major works of poetry, fiction, and essays, as well as numerous children’s books. She traveled widely to read her poems and to proclaim a vision of liberation for all people. Dynamic, rebellious and courageous, June Jordan was and still is, a lyrical catalyst for change. In 2005, Jan Heller Levi and Sara Miles edited Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems by June Jordan, and in 2017, Levi co-edited, with Christoph Keller, We’re On: A June Jordan Reader, both excellent introductions to Jordan’s work. Only Our Hearts Will Argue Hard presents the reader with her most famous, most powerful work of poetry.