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At the Corner of Poetry and Jazz

April 14, 2010
Washington, DC

Blues 5 Spot, Martel Chapman, 2004

If Charlie Parker?s playing, John Coltrane?s playing, I cannot write a word.  I cannot read a word. . . . 

In our continuing celebration of national poetry month and jazz appreciation month, here's poet and jazz writer A.B. Spellman on the intersections of poetry and jazz.

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