Monthly Archives: April 2011

LAZAH CURRENT SINGS FOR BLACK COFFEE POET

Meeting Lazah Current was a pleasure.  Seeing him on stage was just as fun.  Hearing him sing a special song for blackcoffeepoet.com was an unexpected gift that is much appreciated.   Enjoy Lazah Current sing for Black Coffee Poet.

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INTERVIEW WITH REGGAE SINGER LAZAH CURRENT

Lazah Current is a former member of Juno Award winning band Messenjah.  Growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Lazah has moved to Jamaica to pursue a solo career.  Recently releasing his a second album, Betta Tomorrow, Lazah is on tour … Continue reading

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BETTA TOMORROW

Betta Tomorrow By Lazah Current Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Lazah Current, former member of Juno Award winning Roots reggae band Messenjah, has gone solo and is reaching great heights.  Recently performing to a packed house at Lula Lounge in … Continue reading

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TORONTO POET MAUREEN HYNES READS HER POETRY

I first met Maureen Hynes at a Toronto Women’s Bookstore event.  I recognized her from a photo on the net.  I was just curious to see who the editor was who chose my poem No Les Da Verguenza for publication in Our … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH TORONTO POET MAUREEN HYNES

Maureen Hynes has published three books of poetry, Rough Skin (Wolsak and Wynn) Harm’s Way (Brick Books), Marrow, Willow (Pedlar Press) and is working on a fourth. She has twice been selected for the Banff Writers’ Studio and in 2007, a selection of her … Continue reading

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MARROW, WILLOW

Marrow, Willow By Maureen Hynes Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Marrow, Willow, Maureen Hynes third collection of poems stays true to its title: it goes deep while remaining flexible.  It’s a bit different than her first two collections Rough Skin, … Continue reading

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BLACK COFFEE POET READING AT BROCKTON WRITERS 17

I had the honour of reading at Brockton Writers 17 earlier this month.  Toronto writers Ava Homa, Marcus McCann, and Sarah Greene read and sang short stories, poetry, and folk music. I read my memoir essay, Embracing My Identity, published … Continue reading

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JAMAICAN POET RUDYARD FEARON READ HIS POETRY

Rudyard Fearon is able to talk for hours about poetry.  Hanging with him for almost four hours in his office felt like 2o minutes. With a flow in conversation as steady as his poems, Fearon keeps you engaged throughout. Listen … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH WITH JAMAICAN POET RUDYARD FEARON

Working at the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library, Rudyard Fearon is a long way from where he was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. Fearon came to Canada in 1974 and began working at the library in 1982. That is where he … Continue reading

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NOISE IN MY MIND

Noise in my Mind By Rudyard Fearon Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos We all have a noise in our mind at some point.  That thing we are thinking about, contemplating, frustrated over.  It buzzes in your ear and on your … Continue reading

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