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Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters Band, November 10, 2005

Jayne Cortez, internationally acclaimed African American poet, will perform music, poems, and songs accompanied by her Firespitters band. Cosponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, the Immigration History Research Center, the Institute for Global Studies, and the University Libraries.

Jayne Cortez, New York, is the author of ten books of poems and has performed her poetry with music on nine recordings. Her voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic, and dynamic innovations in lyricism and visceral sound.

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