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Finding Your Own Voice: Braxton Interviews Cortez, Joanne Braxton Apr 2010

Finding Your Own Voice: Braxton Interviews Cortez, Joanne Braxton

Joanne Braxton

Dr. Braxton conducted an interview with internationally acclaimed jazz poet and activist Jayne Cortez.  In her introduction, Braxton referred to Cortez as an “inspirational figure” who has created films and founded theater companies in addition to establishing her core body of work that includes 10 books of poetry and nine recordings.  “Her voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic, innovative, dynamic innovations in lyricism and visceral sound,” Braxton said. “To hear Jayne Cortez’s poetry is to feel it.”