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In Response To: June Jordan, 65, Poet and Political Activist, Dies ()
I am sad to hear of June Jordan's passing. She was the first well-known person I interviewed
I was such a novice that the interview was technically unusable for broadcast. I had borrowed a vintage tape recorder and used a recycled cassette tape. The machine did not erase as it recorded so the interiew was indecipherable. I learned a painful and valuable lesson but the experience was wonderful. She was an outspeaking poet with strong political views on international struggles and world peace.
I was very inspired by our conversation.
Following the interview, I drove her to the SB Airport and took pictures with her camera.
A very pleasant memory.
Years later, I supported her nomination to the California Poets in the Schools Board. We never met again but I always think of her as one of my sisters on the path.
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