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by Jayne Cortez
Hanging Loose Press (Feb 24, 2009)
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Poetry. African American Studies. Jayne Cortez is the author of eleven books of poetry and performer of her poems with music on nine recordings. Her voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic, dynamic innovations in lyricism, and visceral sound. Cortez has presented her work and ideas at universities, museums, and festivals around the world. "Cortez has been and continues to be an explorer, probing the valleys and chasms of human existence. No ravine is too perilous, no abyss too threatening for Jayne Cortez"—Maya Angelou. "If you haven’t read Jayne Cortez, you’re missing some of the best that life has to offer. A compellingly original voice of fire and freedom"—Franklin Rosemont. "Jayne Cortez’s poems are filled with images that most of us are afraid to see"—Walter Mosley.


Click for more detail about Jazz Fan Looks Back by Jayne Cortez Jazz Fan Looks Back

by Jayne Cortez
Hanging Loose Press (Feb 19, 2002)
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Poetry. African American Studies. "If you haven’t read Jayne Cortez you’re missing some of the best that life has to offer. Here is always a compelling voice of fire and freedom. Her surrealism-the hottest on record. If you think you’re a revolutionary, read Jayne Cortez and you’ll be ten times more revolutionary"-Franklin Rosemont, Surrealism. Noted performer and poet Cortez is the author of twelve books of poems, among them Scarification and Mouth on Paper, and has performed her poetry with music on nine recordings. Her awards include the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation of the Arts, the International African Festival Award, the American Book Award, and the Langston Hughes Award. Her latest CD recordings with her band The Firespitters are Taking the Blues Back Home and Find Your Voice. "Jayne Cortez understands beter than most how to make spoken words and images swing and rock"-Gene Seymour, Newsday.