BLACK COFFEE POET READS “THIS IS WHY I WRITE”

I applied to an MFA in Creative Writing program in 2009.  Hundreds apply to this program and I made the wait list.  It was encouraging but it wasn’t an acceptance.  

I was honoured to be put on a list that was one step away from entering but of course I  wanted more.

No one dropped out; “more” didn’t happen.

I decided to make something happen: blackcoffeepoet.com, my own MFA program.

The video below is my letter to the MFA program which outlines why I write.

My words are my weapons.

Enjoy!

Tune into BlackCoffeePoet.com Monday August 22, 2011 for “She’s On Top Week: Celebrating Erotic Writing!!!!

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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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One Response to BLACK COFFEE POET READS “THIS IS WHY I WRITE”

  1. Nicole Burton says:

    This is great, Jorge! I really appreciated reading it today, when I was feeling a little demoralized about my own writing. Thanks, brother.

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