Monthly Archives: November 2010

TORONTO RAPPER SPORADIC “THE DARK POET” RAPS HIS RYHMES

I first met Sporadic three years ago through my older brother Sifu Rupert Harvey (http://www.goldenharmonykungfu.com/). 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 … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH TORONTO RAPPER SPORADIC “THE DARK POET”

Sporadic defines himself as more than an MC, boasting a musical background that started at the age of 8. In 1999, he enrolled in the Humber College Jazz program where he studied jazz music. The program would broaden his musical … Continue reading

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WALKING THE LINE

WALKING THE LINE By Sporadic “The Dark Poet” Reviewed By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Canadian Hip Hop has a bad rap! (pun intended.)  How many Canadian artists get no airplay and no respect?  The list is too long for this review.  … Continue reading

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QUEER LATINA POET JANET ROMERO READS HER POETRY

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 … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH QUEER LATINA POET JANET ROMERO

Janet Romero-Leiva is a queer feminist latina visual artist and writer whose explores immigrant displacement, denied aboriginality, queer and of colour existence, living and loving in dos lenguas, and the continuous intersection of identities that shape who she is and how … Continue reading

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MY FATHER WAS A TOLTEC

My Father Was A Toltec By Ana Castillo Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos 1988 was a great year for poetry and poets of colour.  Not Vanishing by Chrystos, my favorite book of poetry, was published in 1988; Audre Lorde had … Continue reading

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