Monthly Archives: October 2010

PAGAN POET CHRIS MOORE READS HIS POETRY

I met Chris Moore at my local coffee shop this past winter. We’d say, “Hi”, sit by one another, and then do our own thing: I’d write, he’d meditate. One day we started talking politics, which led to him asking … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH PAGAN POET CHRIS MOORE

Chris Moore first became a Priest of what he refers to as the “Old Religion” when he was initiated as a British Tradition Witch in the ninth month of 1999.  Already at that point, a proficient Rune worker, it was … Continue reading

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THE BOOK OF CELTIC VERSE: A TREASURY OF POETRY, DREAMS, AND VISIONS EDITED BY JOHN MATTHEWS

The Book of Celtic Verse Edited by John Matthews Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos It was a hell of a time finding an anthology of Pagan poetry for this weeks review.  I contacted three publishers, one author, looked for books … Continue reading

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ANISHINAABE SPOKEN WORD POET LENA RECOLLET SINGS HER POETRY

Lena Recollet is an Anishinaabe, fulltime multidisciplinary, artist born in Toronto and raised on the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve. A member of the Red Slam Collective, Recollet has been on tour sharing her poetry with many ears across different provinces.  … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MOHAWK POET JANET MARIE ROGERS

Janet Marie Rogers is a spoken-word poet from Six Nations Territory in Ontario, Canada who started writing in 1996. Her literary passions are Native heritage, feminism, historical territories, human love, sexuality and spirit. Rogers hosts Victoria, BC’s only Native radio … Continue reading

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FIREWATER

Firewater By Janet Rogers Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Have you heard of the term “taking back”?  It often refers to words and phrases that were once used as weapons against different peoples and that have now been adopted by … Continue reading

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“BROKEN ARROW” CONTRIBUTORS JAMES C. MILES AND ALBERT MOORE READ THEIR POETRY

James C. Miles is a poet of Mohawk, Chippewa and Finish descent.  A crossword puzzle  fanatic, Miles was born and raised in Toronto and is a “proud Broadlands Park boy”.   Apart from writing poetry, Miles is a painter, leather … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BROKEN ARROW CONTRIBUTORS TIM RENOLLET AND JAMES C. MILES AND EDITOR EMILY POHL-WEARY

Interview With Broken Arrow Contributors James C. Miles and Tim Renollet BCP: Why poetry? JM: That’s a good question. It has been years since I have sat down and put my feelings to pen. However, since my enrollment in the … Continue reading

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BROKEN ARROW: NATIVE MEN’S WRITING, ART, AND CULTURE

Broken Arrow: Native Men’s Writing, Art and Culture Edited by Emily Pohl-Weary Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos There’s a new zine out that’s kick ass: Broken Arrow.  Its fifty-two pages are comprised of poems, plays, short stories, photos, and artwork; … Continue reading

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WAEL QATTAN READS HIS POETRY

I met Wael earlier this year at a poetry reading at the Centre for Women and Trans People at University of Toronto.  His poetry was striking!  Images of the hell that Iraq was in the 90s came from Wael’s lips.  … Continue reading

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