Monthly Archives: March 2012

R.I.P ADRIENNE RICH (1929-2012)

On Wednesday I found out the great American poet Adrienne Rich, 82, past on the day before.  Many expressed disbelief and sadness on Facebook.  I wasn’t too shocked or sad.  I recently learned about Rich from my friend Marcia who … Continue reading

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HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SERVICE ISSUES SHARED BY A TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY WORKER ON STRIKE

Just over 100 people showed up in support of Toronto Public Library Workers on strike last Sunday.  Signs saying “Libraries Work Because We Do” were seen all over bodies in front of the Toronto Reference Library.  Slogans were yelled on … Continue reading

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BOOK LOVERS SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY WORKERS ON STRIKE

A “Read In” was held yesterday afternoon in front of the Toronto Reference Library.  About 100 people attended to support library workers on strike. Most folks had a book by their favorite Canadian author in hand.  I brought Rising With … Continue reading

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TALKING WITH TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY WORKERS ON STRIKE

The Toronto Public Library has been essential in my life.  My mom started taking me to the library when I was 8 months old. I participated in programs such as puppet shows, art classes, computer tutorials, readings, and of course … Continue reading

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MAINTENANCE REQUEST FORM PERFORMS “HEADLINE”

Walking down Bathurst St. two weeks ago I was stopped by a guy I vaguely recognized.   “You’re Jorge, right?” said a man walking in the opposite direction.  “You went to UofT?” After a short conversation where I found out … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ARAB-CANADIAN MUSICIAN DANNY GEORGI AKA MAINTENANCE REQUEST FORM

Danny Georgi is Maintenance Request Form, a one man band who has recently released an 11 song album of songs crossing multiple genres: Maintenance Request Form. In the live environment he reinterprets those songs by playing them alone, looping guitar … Continue reading

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MAINTENANCE REQUEST FORM

Maintenance Request Form By Danny Georgi Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos As Danny Georgi poured milk in his coffee I noticed his tattoo on his left arm.  The word “Mom” was surrounded by a red heart; a sweet statement.  “I … Continue reading

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IT’S MY FIRST VLOG!!! #1 OF MY NEW SERIES: “FREE BOOKS”

This is my first VLOG (video blog post).   I’ve seen book VLOGS on YOUTUBE but never thought of doing my own.   With all the free books I get I thought why not VLOG about them and show the … Continue reading

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FREE BOOKS!!!

Free Books!!! By Jorge Antonio Vallejos My friend Marcia pointed at her two shelves and said, “Take anything you want.”  Music to my ears!  If you are a regular reader of blackcoffeepoet.com you know that I love books.  But there … Continue reading

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BLACK COFFEE POET NAMED 1 OF 5 BLOGS TO BOOKMARK AND FOLLOW BY WWW.FIRSTPEOPLESNEWDIRECTIONS.ORG

Five Indigenous Issues Blogs To Bookmark and Follow by Natasha Varner http://www.firstpeoplesnewdirections.org Published March 7, 2012 Our past round-ups of Native blogs and podcasts, Five Native Bloggers and Podcasters to Bookmark and Follow and Five Indigenous Blogs to Follow Now, featured some of our favorite … Continue reading

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