I first met Sporadic three years ago through my older brother Sifu Rupert Harvey (

Sporadic, always a hard worker, impressed me with his humility.  Already a black belt in Karate, Sporadic put his ego aside and started training as a beginner in Tai Mantis Kung Fu to better his martial art skills.

Sporadic’s humility is not only present in the training hall, you can hear the humility in his voice while talking with him.  A calm warrior, Sporadic doesn’t boast about his many accomplishments; rather, he shows you his skills on the mat and on the mic.

Enjoy Sporadic’s versatile verse.  

At Black Coffee Poet we believe that poetry takes many forms: written, spoken, and movement.  Latino Breakdancer Rodri Breaker is our first feature in our Poetry in Motion Series.  Sporadic and I ran into Rodri Breaker at St. George Station by chance while taping Sporadic for this week’s video.  Full of life and open to new opportunities Rodri agreed to be taped showing his moves.  Enjoy. 

Sporadic, a community minded artist, dedicates this next verse to all the people under the heel of oppression.

To get a copy of Sporadic’s CD, or to book him for a show, email Sporadic at  

Tune in to Black Coffee Poet next week for an entire week honouring Trans Day of Remembrance with guest writer, interviewer, and psalmist Cindy Bourgeois, the first Transgendered Minister of the United Church. Cindy will review “Confessions of an Empty Purse” by Toronto Trans poet S. McDonald and interview the author. 


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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