My Name Is My Own: A Virtual Benefit Event Celebrating June Jordan & Ruth Stone

Thank you for making a gift to Copper Canyon Press in support of The Essential Ruth Stone (fall 2020) and The Essential June Jordan (forthcoming, spring 2021). Together, we are lifting up the legacy of two extraordinary poets.

If a friend shared this link with you, welcome! We invite you to watch the event, then make a contribution in support of fantastic, timely books of poetry.

Please enjoy this recording of My Name Is My Own: A Celebration of June Jordan & Ruth Stone. Originally broadcast live on October 1, 2020, the event features readings and commentary by Jericho Brown, Rio Cortez, Elizabeth Gilbert, Alison C. Rollins, Monica Sok, and Bianca Stone, hosted by Editor in Chief Michael Wiegers—plus special archival footage of June Jordan and Ruth Stone reading their own poems.

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