'My Name Is My Own': Celebrating June Jordan & Ruth Stone

I am not wrong: Wrong is not my name
My name is my own my own my own

—June Jordan, from “Poem About My Rights”

A Poetry Fund Drive

We invite you to make a gift in celebration of two bold, politically relevant, emotionally resonant, electrifying voices in contemporary poetry: June Jordan and Ruth Stone.

Your contribution to our “My Name is My Own” campaign will help to launch three extraordinary books of poetry:

  • Passion by June Jordan (a new edition of a long out-of-print classic, forthcoming fall 2021)

If you have never read these poets, you are in for a seismic heart-shift as you discover their words and legacies. If you have long loved and been impacted by their work, welcome home.

Thank you!