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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Under the Edge of February
Under the edge of february
in hawk of a throat
hidden by ravines of sweet oil
by temples of switchblades
beautiful in its sound of fertility
beautiful in its turban of funeral crepe
beautiful in its camouflage of grief
in its solitude of bruises
in its arson of...