Monthly Archives: November 2012

REMEMBERING HELEN BETTY OSBORNE: A THANK YOU LETTER FROM A YOUNG CREE WOMAN

Nineteen-year old Cree woman Helen Betty Osborne was murdered by 4 white men November 13, 1971.  Osborne’s death and case have been labelled a “conspiracy of silence”.  We hounour Helen Betty Osborne this week on blackcoffeepoet.com via an Opinion Editorial, … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING HELEN BETTY OSBORNE: OP ED: “LEST WE FORGET”

Nineteen-year old Cree woman Helen Betty Osborne was murdered by 4 white men November 13, 1971.  Osborne’s death and case have been labelled a “conspiracy of silence”.  We hounour Helen Betty Osborne this week on blackcoffeepoet.com via an Opinion Editorial, … Continue reading

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KEVIN IRIE READS A POEM FOR CANADIAN ARTIST TOM THOMSON

Meeting Kevin Irie was a pleasure.  We chatted about poetry, books, and life. Hearing Irie read just adds to the enjoyment of flipping through the pages of his new book Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report. Interviewing Irie for blackcoffeepoet.com … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN IRIE

Kevin Irie is a third-generation Japanese-Canadian.  His poetry has been published across North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia, and it has been broadcast on CBC Radio.  Irie is the author of five books: Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report, Burning … Continue reading

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VIEWING TOM THOMSON, A MINORITY REPORT

Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report By Kevin Irie Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos I remember being in Guadalajara, Mexico staring at El Abrazo by Jorge Gonzalez Camarena and being in awe.  Thoughts rushed into my head and later flowed … Continue reading

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MONTREAL POET KATHARINE BEEMAN READS “QUIVER”

Meeting Katharine Beeman at the International Festival of Poetry of Resistance #4 in Toronto was cool.  Seeing her perform was even cooler.  Beeman reads with excitement and heart.  She moves from side to side, raises and lowers her voice, and … Continue reading

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