Jordan, A. Van 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
with Tyehimba Jess


If one rainy night you find yourself
leaving a phone booth, and you meet a man
with a lavendar umbrella, resist
your desire to follow him, to seek
shelter from the night in his solace.

– A. Van Jordan, “Old Boy”

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Listen to A. Van Jordan’s 2007 reading with Tyehimba Jess at the Poetry Center of Chicago:

A. Van Jordan begins at 21:22 minutes.

Watch A. Van Jordan read some of his poetry:

In my car, driving through Black Mountain,
North Carolina, I listen to what
sounds like Doris Day shooting
heroin inside Sly Stone’s throat.

– A. Van Jordan, “‘Que Sera Sera'”

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Read this interview with A. Van Jordan from storySouth:

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