Wednesday September 4, 2013

Dear Readers,

I ran into two of you in the last week.

Last Friday one of you yelled, “Black Coffee Poet!” from across the street.  You followed by introducing me to your mother via waves and screams.

That felt great!

On Monday one of you ran into me at the coffee shop and said, “You haven’t updated your site since August 9th!”  That felt good and bad.  Good because I know I have loyal readers.  Bad because I have not been active.

I am sorry.

The last couple of months have seen me be nowhere near as prolific and consistent as I have been in the past.  I have not stuck to my schedule of Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  And I have not fulfilled any special projects that I have wanted to.

As described in my post Experiencing A Lack Of Motivation I have been in a down time that I am doing my best to get out of.  I’ve also been brainstorming and planning a lot.

Earlier this summer one of you stopped me on the street to thank me for my work and described me as “amazing”.  My friend was shocked and impressed:

“You got some real fans!” he said.

These three encounters with some of you, my beloved readers (all progressive minded women) is what keeps me going.

Thank you!

I’m in the process of planning things for what will be my 4th year online starting September 13, 2013!

I appreciate your support, time, words, and love.

Peace, Prayers, Positivity,

Jorge Antonio Vallejos

Black Coffee Poet


About Black Coffee Poet

Black Coffee Poet is a mixed race poet, essayist, and journalist who focuses on Social Justice, Indigenous Rights, STOPPING Violence Against Women, Film, and Literature.
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  1. lyn says:

    Dear Jorge,
    Sorry to hear about your slump. I’m impressed that you continued to forward loads of information through Facebook during that time. Hope your new season is fabulous. The combination of arts and politics that you cover is valuable to lots of us. Keep it coming.
    I’d like to send you some books I think you might like, but I’ve misplaced your mailing address. Would you please provide it to me again? Did you notice that Kevin Irie was shortlisted for a Toronto Book Award. You did some nice coverage of his book last year.

  2. Ms. Paulette says:

    Good to see you back! It is the first day back with students.
    Sister Teacher Paulette

  3. Hang in there, Jorge. Any sensible and awake person, in these times, is bound to get down. Nurse your power, fill your well, meditate on how many of us value what you do and who you are; i’m sure we’re all willing to honour the time you need sometimes.

  4. buriedinprint says:

    Waves, shouts, enthusiasm: it all helps. I’m looking forward to seeing “what’s next”. Good luck with the brainstorming and planning!

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