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Jayne Cortez

Jayne Cortez

Overwhelmed with sound

posted 11/1/2003

A couple of decades before anyone ever talked about performance poetry, long before the spread of poetry slams and their imitators, Jayne Cortez was creating a reputation for herself as a performer of her own poetry. Associated with the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, she was one of the earliest writers to combine jazz and poetry and put it all on the stage.

 
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