Monthly Archives: December 2010

YOU BETTER NOT CRY

You Better Not Cry By Augusten Burroughs Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Have any of you slept with Santa?  Have you dreamed it? Have you joked about it?  Augusten Burroughs has done all three!  Author of several hilarious books, Burroughs’ … Continue reading

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QUEER TORONTO POET DANI COUTURE READS HER POEMS

Meeting Dani Couture this month was a pleasure.  After a long exchange of email tag we finally met at Union Station in Toronto. Both of us were on time and happy to finally meet.  After a customary handshake, smiles, and … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH QUEER TORONTO POET DANI COUTURE

Dani Couture was born in Toronto and raised on a number of Canadian military bases. She is the author two books of poetry. Her poetry, short stories, and essays have been widely published in newspapers and anthologies. Dani is also … Continue reading

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SWEET

Sweet By Dani Couture Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Poets have a certain comraderie.  We know what it is to sit, read, write, and get no respect.  We are writers of a genre that has been forgotten, is taught for … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE WOMEN FORGOTTEN ON DECEMBER 6TH: POETRY BY SHAUNGA TAGORE, MEL GAYLE, AND BLACK COFFEE POET

Shaunga Tagore hates writing bios (but secretly likes it) and not so secretly works as a writer, editor, performer and arts-educator in Toronto. Please see the song “bitch” by meredith brooks for a more detailed and accurate personality profile. And … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE WOMEN FORGOTTEN ON DECEMBER 6TH: SPOKEN WORD BY ANISHINAABE POET LENA RECOLLET + AN INCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BENGALI POET SHAUNGA TAGORE

Interview with Shaunga Tagore Interview done by Janet Romero JR: Why and when did you start writing poetry? ST: At a very young age — probably when I started writing with chalk on my bathroom door, or adding my own … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE WOMEN FORGOTTEN ON DECEMBER 6TH: ABORIGINAL, OF COLOUR, TRANS, QUEER, DISABLED, SEX WORKER

The Erasable Woman By Shaunga Tagore Reviewed by Janet Romero-Leiva (photo taken by Jorge Antonio Vallejos) I am inspired to write, create, read. To allow myself to feel…more, everything. This, after reading Shaunga Tagore’s The Erasable Woman. The Erasable Woman– … Continue reading

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