Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: The 76 year old Arizona native [Jayne Cortez]

published twelve books, including Funerals and Festivals, Mouth on Paper and Firespitter; she also recorded nine records of her poetry set to music.

Cortez was active in the Civil Rights Movement and was the founder of the Watts Repertory Theatre, Bola Press and a co-founder of the Organization of Women Writers of Africa.

from Ebony: Jayne Cortez: Woman. Warrior. Wonderful


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