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Jazz Poetry

Beginning with the birth of blues and jazz at the start of the twentieth century, jazz poetry is can be seen as a thread that runs through the Harlem Renaissancethe Beat movement, and the Black Arts Movement—and it is still vibrant today.

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1882-1966
1902-1967
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Al Young 1939- Jazz Poetry
Sonia Sanchez 1934- Black Arts, Jazz Poetry
Kenneth Rexroth 1905-1982 Beat, Jazz Poetry, Objectivists, San Francisco Renaissance
Mina Loy 1882-1966 Fireside Poet, Jazz Poetry, Modernism
Yusef Komunyakaa 1947- Jazz Poetry, Surrealism
Langston Hughes 1902-1967 Harlem Renaissance, Jazz Poetry
Michael S. Harper 1938- Jazz Poetry
Calvin Forbes 1945- Jazz Poetry
Jayne Cortez 1934-2012 Black Arts, Jazz Poetry
Hayden Carruth Jazz Poetry, Symbolists

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