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 craft worker, soapstone carver, and a multifaceted reno-worker specializing in hard wood flooring.

“Single and looking for work”, Miles’ poetry is truthful and hardhitting.

Enjoy James C. Miles read his work from “Broken Arrow: Native Men’s Writing, Art, and Culture”.

 Albert Moore is Oji-Cree from Constance Lake First Nation, Ontario, Canada.  A budding poet, Albert wrote a short play for “Broken Arrow: Native Men’s Writing, Art, and Culture.  

A multidisciplinary artist, Moore not only writes poems and plays, he makes dreamcatchers, chokers, and bracelets.  

Surviving a car accident that saw him break his neck, pelvis, and 9 ribs, as well as puncturing his lungs and colon, Moore says, “I got a rod, screws, pins, and wires in my body, it’s wild!” 

Becoming addicted to painkillers after his accident, Moore is in Toronto on a healing road to break free from his addiction.  He plans on attending college to become a recreation counsellor so he can go back to his community and help the kids “stop the cycle of violence.”

Enjoy Albert Moore’s honest and raw poetry.  

TODAY!!!: Come to the launch of Broken Arrow, a collection of writing by the Sagatay men’s writing group. Enjoy readings, music and art by the contributors! There will snacks and friendly faces. Hope to see you there.

Time: 4 to 8 pm

When: Friday, October 15, 2010

Where: Sagatay (Na-Me-Res), 26 Vaughan Rd, Toronto, ON, M6G 2C4

Here’s a map: http://tinyurl.com/39xlm4m

Tune in to Black Coffee Poet Monday October 18, 2010 for a review of “Firewater” by Mohawk spoken word artist Janet Rogers.



About Black Coffee Poet

Black Coffee Poet is a mixed race poet, essayist, and journalist who focuses on Social Justice, Indigenous Rights, STOPPING Violence Against Women, Film, and Literature.
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