Monthly Archives: March 2011

DRIVERS AT THE SHORT TIME MOTEL

Drivers At The Short-Time Motel By Eugene Gloria Reviewed By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Have you ever read a book that you enjoyed immensely and that left you thinking how much further you need to go as a writer?  With many … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2011: SAVOY “KAPOW” HOWE OF TORONTO NEWSGIRLS BOXING CLUB READS POEMS FROM “Vs.” BY KERRY RYAN

Kerry Ryan has written the (or one of the) first collection of poems focused on boxing: Vs. You feel like you’re in the gym with Ryan: throwing punches, getting hit, lifting the medicine ball.  Ryan has a way with words … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2011: PHOTO ESSAY OF TORONTO NEWSGIRLS BOXING CLUB + INTERVIEW WITH BOXER-POET KERRY RYAN

Kerry Ryan’s first collection of poetry, The Sleeping Life, was published by The Muses’ Company in 2008 and nominated for the Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry in 2009. She has has poetry published in a number of journals, including Prairie Fire, The New … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2011: INTERVIEW WITH SAVOY “KAPOW” HOWE AND A REVIEW OF “Vs.” BY KERRY RYAN

Vs. By Kerry Ryan Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos In her book On Boxing, famed American writer Joyce Carol Oates wrote, “boxing is for men, and is about men, and is men.”  She was wrong!  And Kerry Ryan’s autobiographical collection … Continue reading

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TORONTO POET JENNY SHEPPARD READS HER POEMS

Jenny Sheppard is a committed writer.  Everyday she sits and writes in her red journal adorned with stickers.  Hours go by as her green pen fills up pages.   Currently reading the famed short story collection Bad Behavior by Mary … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH TORONTO POET JENNY SHEPPARD

Jenny Sheppard is a 23 year old poet/musician living and working in Toronto. Growing up near the ocean helped inspire her to write her first songs and poems. She spends her free time reading, writing in her journal and wandering … Continue reading

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BOOK OF LONGING

Book of Longing By Leonard Cohen Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos We all long for something: community, conversation, sex, love, friendship, and many other things.  Most people do not express what they long for.  Artists tend to be the bold … Continue reading

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