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Jayne Cortez

Poet Jayne Cortez was born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and grew up in California. She has been described as a lyrically innovative and visceral poet, and her work has been presented at universities, festivals, and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She was also the founder of the Watts Repertory Company and her own publishing company. She lived in New York City until her death in 2012.

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