Monthly Archives: September 2011

ZORRAS PERFORM “AFTER GOING OUT”

It’s not often that you meet a dynamic duo who fights crime with their words.   Zorras don’t have guns or badges.  They use verse rather than violence.    Listen to their drum, ingest their words, practice what they preach. … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ZORRAS

Scottish-Canadian poet Sandra Alland and Belgian-Venezuelan musician Y. Josephine formed the multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, in Edinburgh in 2007. They quickly became known for their unique bilingual mixture of text, sound poetry, percussion, singing, guitar, megaphones and projected images. Zorras inject passion and humour into both … Continue reading

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ZORRAS: WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

Zorras: We Apologise For Any Inconvenience Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Meeting Sandra Alland and Y. Josephine, Zorras, at Toronto Women’s Bookstore this past weekend was amazing.  Smiles and hugs came at me as I walked in the place.  Laughter … Continue reading

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BLACK COFFEE POET READS HIS LETTER TO WENDY BABCOCK AT BABCOCK’S MEMORIAL (SEPTEMBER 15, 2011)

Close to 200 people attended Wendy Babcock’s memorial held at Allen Gardens September 15, 2011 in Toronto, ON, Canada.   People huddled, hugged, cried, took pictures, and laughed in memory of Wendy. It was an honour to know Wendy and … Continue reading

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REMEMBER WHY YOU WRITE, AFFIRM YOURSELF AS A WRITER

Remember Why You Write, Affirm Yourself As A Writer By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Photo: Marilyn Dumont, BCP, Lee Maracle I was recently interviewed by two different publications about my 1 Year Anniversary of being online: Newz4U and Open Book Toronto.  The usual … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING YEAR ONE

Remembering Year One By Jorge Antonio Vallejos “It’s what you put your mind to.” – KR, childhood friend My NOT VANISHING t-shirt covers my chest as I listen to “Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z and Alicia Keys.  Both … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING 1 YEAR OF BLACK COFFEE POET.COM: LEE MARACLE READS A POEM AND A SHORT STORY

Lee Maracle has been monumental in my career as a writer.   A year and a half of one on one sessions once a week saw me grow tremendously. Many times my pen in hand  could hardly keep up with … Continue reading

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