poem index


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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Yusef Komunyakaa 1947- Surrealism, Jazz Poetry
Calvin Forbes 1945- Jazz Poetry
Al Young 1939- Jazz Poetry
Michael S. Harper 1938-2016 Jazz Poetry
Marvin Bell 1937- Jazz Poetry
Amiri Baraka 1934-2014 Slam/Spoken Word, Black Arts, Jazz Poetry
Sonia Sanchez 1934- Black Arts, Jazz Poetry
Jayne Cortez 1934-2012 Black Arts, Jazz Poetry
Kenneth Rexroth 1905-1982 Objectivists, San Francisco Renaissance, Beat, Jazz Poetry
Langston Hughes 1902-1967 Harlem Renaissance, Jazz Poetry