John Sinclair is a poet, political activist, and counterculture icon, based in Detroit. His jazz poetry is often performed with the
Blues Scholars. His publications include It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader (2008), We Just Change the Beat: Selected Poems (1988)
and This Is Our Music (1965),
and the music-in-verse collections Fattening
Frogs for Snakes: Delta Sound Suite (2002), and Thelonious: a book of monk (1994).