Shake!’s poetry facilitators for our upcoming August course pay tribute to Jayne Cortez.

We’ve previously posted about John La Rose being an inspiration for Shake! together with New Beacon Books and the George Padmore Institiute – tonight these organisations are putting on an event paying tribute to the influential poet and activist Jayne Cortez with our Zena appearing on the bill.

Details here.

For those who were at our #VoiceVersePower showcase last month you will also have heard a poem from Sai that was written during a Jayne Cortez workshop. You can read the full poem over on Sai’s blog and watch a performance of this piece on our showcase video together with interviews from the night and performances from the Shakers.