Poems About Jazz
The Venn diagram of jazz and poetry has a large intersection in the middle. From the Beat Generation to the present, you’ll find many musicians and poets working together, and many poets taking inspiration from jazz. I thought I’d share a few jazz poems with you, and ask for your suggestions.
Paul Blackburn – “Listening To Sonny Rollins At The Five-Spot”
Langston Hughes – “The Weary Blues”
Jayne Cortez – “If The Drum Is A Woman”
Jack Kerouac – “San Francisco”