Jayne Cortez

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Jayne Cortez was born in Arizona, raised in California, and resides in New York City. Described as a “womanist warrior poet,” Cortez is the author of ten books of poetry and has performed her poetry with music on nine recordings.

Her poetry ranges from the overtly political to streetwise and is delivered in a voice celebrated for its political, surrealistic, dynamic, innovatively lyrical and visceral sound.


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