Monthly Archives: October 2011

THE BROWN FACE

The Brown Face By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I’ve got Scandalous by Psycho Realm playing as I write.  It’s a Brown thing.  Brown Pride more like it.  That’s what this is about.  It’s also a fitting song since I’ve been referred … Continue reading

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SHENIZ JANMOHAMED READS HER POETRY

Meeting Sheniz Janmohamed was amazing! Janmohamed is funny, smart, and very well read.  Her interview has been widely read and appreciated as has been her video ghazal poetry workshop, the first video workshop featured on blackcoffeepoet.com. Enjoy Sheniz Janmohamed read … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH SHENIZ JANMOHAMED

Sheniz Janmohamed is a freelance writer, poet and spoken word artist.  She is the founder and president of Ignite Poets, a spoken word youth initiative that promotes peace and social awareness through poetry. Her first book, Bleeding Light (TSAR), released in … Continue reading

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BLEEDING LIGHT

Bleeding Light By Sheniz Janmohamed Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Bleeding Light starts off with a cry.  A beautiful cry.  One that I welcomed.  One that I felt.  One that set the tone for the entire collection.  One that I … Continue reading

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SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA READS HER POETRY

Laotian poet Souvankham Thammavongsa is not only a great poet she is a great person. Meeting her for the taping of the video below was a pleasure.  We chatted for two hours. Lots of laughs, book talk, and idea sharing. … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH LAOTIAN POET SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA

Souvankham Thammavongsa is a Laotian Canadian poet, author of the ReLit-winning Small Arguments and Found, also a short film by Paramita Nath screened at film festivals worldwide including Dok Leipzig and Toronto International Film Festival. Souvnkham has been published in many literary magazines … Continue reading

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FOUND

Found by Souvankham Thammavongsa  Reviewed by May Lui Found is Souvankham Thammavongsa’s second published book of poetry, her first is Small Arguments. The poems are pieces, fragments and notes, inspired by a scrapbook kept by Thammavongsa’s father in 1978, the … Continue reading

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BROCKTON WRITERS SERIES TURNS 2: BCP READS AT BWS

It was an awesome experience to read at Brockton Writers Series! It was also an honour. Big up to Farzana Doctor for putting together the most inclusive and diverse reading series in Toronto, Canada, and possibly the whole country.  I … Continue reading

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BROCKTON WRITERS SERIES TURNS 2: INTERVIEW WITH FARZANA DOCTOR

Farzana Doctor’s first novel, Stealing Nasreen, received critical acclaim and was nominated for Masala!Mehndi!Masti! People’s Choice Award. In June 2011, Doctor published her second novel Six Metres of Pavement to national acclaim and she received the Dayne Ogilvie Grant for emerging … Continue reading

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BROCKTON WRITERS SERIES TURNS 2!!!

The Brockton writers series turned 2 this month!  We’re celebrating all week with the article below, an interview with Farzana Doctor, and a video on Friday.   Farzana Doctor sees hyper-local reading series grow: Brockton Writers Series brings diversity to … Continue reading

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