Monthly Archives: September 2011

CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF BLACKCOFFEEPOET.COM!!!!!!!! A PATH TO FREEDOM, A KEY TO REAL BEING: A DIALOGUE BETWEEN LEE MARACLE AND RUBELISE DA CUNHA

A PATH TO FREEDOM, A KEY TO REAL BEING: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF POETRY AND PUBLIC READING Lee Maracle and Rubelise da Cunha Originally published in OPEN LETTER Fall 2008 Dear Lee, Since you said you have very strong and … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING 1 YEAR OF BLACKCOFFEEPOET.COM!!! VIDEO INTERVIEW WTIH LEE MARACLE + A REVIEW OF “BENT BOX”

Bent Box by Lee Maracle Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos This is a celebration!  It’s been one year now that blackcoffeepoet.com has been online.  Who better to celebrate with than one of my mentors, my writing mom—Lee Maracle. “Writing is … Continue reading

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BLACK COFFEE POET READS “SATURDAYS” BY ANA CASTILLO

This week I’ve been writing a series called Stepping Out From Behind The Wall: 1 and 2 where I explored male privilege and it’s connection to violence against women, as well as supporting a someone in an abusive relationship. Ana … Continue reading

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STEPPING OUT FROM BEHIND THE WALL 2: SUPPORTING SOMEONE WHO IS IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP

Tracy Chapman’s song Behind the Wall was the metaphor I used in Stepping Out From Behind The Wall: Acknowledging Male Privilege and It’s Connection to Violence Against Women.  Chapman sings of hearing a female neighbour being assaulted by their male … Continue reading

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STEPPING OUT FROM BEHIND THE WALL: ACKNOWLEDGING MALE PRIVILEGE AND ITS CONNECTION TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

WARNING: 1st paragraph has violent depictions of real life events. Tracy Chapman is mostly known for her classic song Fast Car.  It’s her song Behind the Wall that makes me think of incidents at Canadian universities in the last few … Continue reading

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JACLYN PIUDIK READS HER POETRY

Author of the chapbook The Tao of Loathliness, Jaclyn Piudik has been published widely. It was a pleasure interviewing her, hanging out with her, and watching her read. Enjoy. Tune into BlackCoffeePoet.com Monday September 5 , 2011 for a review of … Continue reading

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