Monthly Archives: November 2010

DESCANT 150: WRITERS IN PRISON

Descant 150: Writers in Prison Edited by Kathryn Franklin, Matt Carrington, and Jason Paradiso Reviewed by Rain Keeper This issue of Descant magazine is all about writers in prison. It’s an important piece of work. The writers lament their sorrows, … Continue reading

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BCP HONOURS INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY WEEK 2010 WITH CREE POET CANDACE BRUNETTE READING HER POETRY

This is the last post on Black Coffee Poet dedicated to Indigenous Sovereignty Week 2010.  We started by featuring Marilyn Dumont, a very strong female poet, who shared her wisdom via text and interview.  We are now ending our week … Continue reading

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BCP HONOURS INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY WEEK 2010: INTERVIEW WITH CREE/METIS POET MARILYN DUMONT

Marilyn’s first collection, A Really Good Brown Girl, won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award presented by the League of Canadian Poets. This collection is now in its twelfth printing, selections from it are widely anthologized in secondary and post-secondary literary … Continue reading

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BCP HONOURS INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY WEEK 2010 WITH GREEN GIRL DREAMS MOUNTAINS

green girl dreams Mountains By Marilyn Dumont Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos My friend Brian has said many a time, “You only have one mother!”  He has his index finger pointed in the air as he leans in real close … Continue reading

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BCP HONOURS TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE WITH TRANS POETS S. MCDONALD AND REVEREND CINDY BOURGEOIS READING THEIR POETRY

S. McDonald is one of Canada’s most talented poets.  A true performer, McDonald knows how to work a crowd of people whether at the Rhubarb Festival or a park full of passersby.   McDonald writes of life experiences straight from … Continue reading

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BCP HONOURS TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: INTERVIEW WITH TRANS POET S. MCDONALD

S. McDonald was born, raised, and continues to relentlessly live in Toronto.  Ze grew up in pre-gentrification Cabbagetown and Regent Park. Ze is the love child of Christine Jorgensen & John Rechy & the spiritual godchild of Jacqueline Susann, and … Continue reading

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BCP HONOURS TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE WITH CONFESSIONS OF AN EMPTY PURSE

CONFESSIONS OF AN EMPTY PURSE By S. McDonald Reviewed by Reverend Cindy Bourgeois Part way through the S. McDonald’s book of poetry Confessions of an Empty Purse I said to myself, “Do we really need another transition narrative?” The corpus … Continue reading

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