Author Archives: 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.

THRIVE: OUR VOICES RISING! FORUM

THRIVE: Our Voices Rising! by METRAC Forum for the 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence For Women and Trans Peoples Saturday Nov. 29, 2014 in Toronto, Canada 10:00am-3:00pm (registration starts at 9:30am) Metro Hall, 55 John St. -Room 308/309 … Continue reading

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HOW TO RUN A BLOG

How To Run A Blog By Jorge Antonio Vallejos This post is a starter for others but also a reminder for myself.  September 18, 2014 made it four years that I have been running blackcoffeepoet.com.  Four years!  This past year … Continue reading

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REENA VIRK (1983-1997): A POEM AND ROUNDTABLE IN REMEMBRANCE

Reena Virk, a 14 year old South Asian girl living in British Columbia, Canada was murdered in a racist attack by schoolmates in 1997. Today, November 14 2014, makes it 17 years since Reena was killed. The poem Reena is … Continue reading

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TOP 9 POETRY BOOKS I READ IN THE SUMMER OF 2014

Top 9 Poetry Books I Read In The Summer Of 2014 By Jorge Antonio Vallejos   I read these books in Calgary, Regina, and Bayfield, Ontario. My eyes hit pages of poems while sipping coffee in the Higgins family kitchen, on … Continue reading

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ALL I WANT IN LIFE IS…

All I Want In Life Is… By Jorge Antonio Vallejos 1. Books 2. Books of poetry 3. Comfy chairs, stools, hammocks and couches to read Books 4. Books by Indigenous Writers and Writers of Colour 5. Money and gift cards … Continue reading

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QUEER, DISABLED TORONTO MAN SEEKS SHARED LIVING

June 4, 2014 Dear Friends: My name is Rob Walker. I am looking for shared accommodations, hoping to move in late June or 1 July (at latest). I’m a full-time PhD student in Queer Theology, and a talkative introvert. As a gay … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE ON BLACKCOFFEEPOET.COM?

Wednesday May 14, 2014 Dear Readers, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I have not updated my website in almost two months.  One of you, a good friend of mine and contributor to blackcoffeepoet.com, asked what the status of my site … Continue reading

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HOW TO WRITE A BOOK REVIEW

How To Write A Book Review By Jorge Antonio Vallejos A large part of blackcoffeepoet.com is dedicated to writing book reviews.  I also write book reviews for other publications. I remember writing my first book review in grade five.  I … Continue reading

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VIDEO: LINES I LOVED FROM SHERMAN ALEXIE’S “WHAT I’VE STOLEN, WHAT I’VE EARNED”

I recently read What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned by Sherman Alexie.  It was amazing! Alexie is one of my favorite poets.  I own and have read, and re-read, his sex previous collections of poems. While reading the book I … Continue reading

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FOUND SONNET, LINES I LOVED FROM SHERMAN ALEXIE’S “WHAT I’VE STOLEN, WHAT I’VE EARNED”

Found Sonnet, Lines I Loved From Sherman Alexie’s What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned By Jorge Antonio Vallejos 1. My Indian name is Wants  To Tell You His Indian Name Because It Makes Him Feel More Indian. 2. …my big brother, … Continue reading

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