I first met Janet Romero at Toronto Women’s Bookstore five years ago.  After becoming a regular (I was there three times a week, or more) we chatted a lot eventually leading to Janet and the staff knowing what new arrivals I would be interested in buying.  

Conversations about books led to talks about politics to the “of colour activist communiuty” to Indigenous alliances and so much more.

After reading a bio on Janet before one of her performances I was intrigued to see that she identified similar to myself.  The words ” denied Aboriginality” caught my eye and I emailed Janet asking if she wanted to have lunch and chat identity.  Our lunch and conversation were great!

See and hear Janet Romero share her identity, sexuality, and writing process.  


Tune in to Black Coffee Poet Monday November 8, 2010 for a review of “Walking The Line” by Toronto MC Sporadic “The Dark Poet”.


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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