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.

KISSING KEEPS US AFLOAT: A TALK WITH POET LAURIE MACFAYDEN

Kissing Keeps Us Afloat: A Talk With Poet Laurie MacFayden By Jorge Antonio Vallejos “Writers make shit up,” says Laurie MacFayden, author of the new poetry collection Kissing Keeps Us Afloat. “I’d like to say it’s all true but my … Continue reading

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FACEBOOK BLOCKED ME!!!

Wednesday November 26, 2014 Dear Readers, The FaceBook ban on peoples not using their birth given, legal names has caught up with me. Two months ago an acquaintance of mine warned me about FB blocking people from using their service … Continue reading

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LOVING QUEER WOMEN OF COLOUR: A TALK WITH POET AKHAJI ZAKIYA

Loving Queer Women Of Colour: A Talk With Poet Akhaji Zakiya By Jorge Antonio Vallejos “I love me some women of colour who are queer,” says Akhaji Zakiya. The Toronto writer recently launched her new book Inside Her in front … Continue reading

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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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