On this week’s No Alibis co-hosted by Jordan Camp and Elizabeth Robinson we speak with surrealist poet, musician, and activist Jayne Cortez about her newest book, On The Imperial Highway: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press, 2009) as well as her views on poetry, social movements, and surrealism; and listen to performances with her band the Firespitters from their album Taking the Blues Back Home (Harmolodic-Verve, 1996). We also speak with Professor Robin D.G. Kelley, leading scholar of jazz and rebellion and author of the highly acclaimed new study, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (Free Press, 2009) about Cortez’s work and the poetics of social movements.