You can pat your feet to her poetry or snap your fingers on the
She writes in
tongues of taurean thunder, the words a cutting cadence of thicktoned
truth as reality rises in rhythm from the syncopated smoke of incendiary
Feelings framed by
fire flow with force. Her poems pulsate with power and perception, with triumph and
Her name is Jayne
Her books are beacons of brilliance, literary lasers of light and
love, of culture and consciousness.
belief system breathes between the page and the printed word.
Her books are a soundtrack of spirit, the music and magic of the
written word: “Pissstained Stairs and the Monkey Man’s Wares,”
“Festivals and Funerals.” “Scarifications,” “Mouth on Paper,”
“Firespitter,” and “Coagulations.”
In poetry readings and recordings, Cortez becomes a jazz vocalist
of the spoken word.
poetic performances are concerts of
chants and love charts and war charts and love chants and more.
In the titles of her recordings is the reflection of her years:
“Celebrations and Solitudes,” “Unsubmissive Blues,” and “There
On May 10, in the celebration of her spirit and the solitude of her
soul, she stands unsubmissive upon her sixtieth year.
Whooot, there it is!
GEORGE EDWARD TAIT
Name: NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS