Partial Draft of June Jordon’s “Poem for South African Women”

One of the things that I included in the book whenever I could was copies of the drafts or typescripts that poets brought with them to share with Pearl London and her students. I was especially drawn to the intimacy of the handwritten versions—for instance, this fragment of June Jordon's "Poem for South African Women," most famous for its final line: "we are the ones we have been waiting for."

You can find more drafts here and here.