Jayne Cortez Photo

Jayne Cortez

Born: May 10, 1934

Death: Dec 28, 2012

Birthplace: Fort Huachuca

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jayne Cortez

Date of Birth : May 10, 1934
Date of Death : Dec 28, 2012
Birth Place : Fort Huachuca

Jayne Cortez was an African-American poet, activist, small press publisher and spoken-word performance artist whose voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic and dynamic innovations in lyricism and visceral sound. Her writing is part of the canon of the Black Arts Movement.


  • Writer
  • Poet

Also known as

  • Sallie Jayne Richardson


  • Ornette Coleman
  • Mel Edwards


  • Denardo Coleman

Awards Won

  • American Book Awards
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