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The Interlocutors: Poetry and Jazz in Collaboration

How do jazz and poetry talk to each other? Of course, they can lament their shared marginality to the majority culture – but that will take us only so far. They can boast of their heroic figures over a century (jazz) or the millennia (poetry). They can hyperventilate about the talents of the latest prodigies in either form, but that will almost always be ahead of the facts.

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The Quickening Art of Jazz Poetry

‘if you’re in this higher condition and you’re performing, something transcends the music and reaches inside of someone else… someone gets it, they leave and do their thing. Then something comes out of their mouth they didn’t intend to say, …

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