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.

VIDEO BOOK REVIEW: BEST SEX WRITING 2013

This is my first video book review. What better book to review but one about sex, a favourite topic of mine! Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Best Sex Writing 2013 features well know and lesser know writers all brining you … Continue reading

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A FEW FEET HIGHER THAN A WAGE: A POEM HONOURING DECEMBER 17, THE INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS

A Few Feet Higher Than A Wage By Tori Jezebel I cross the same streets everyday the posers on the corners change but the hookers stay the same I sell myself to every passing man who thinks he wants me … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING ALL WOMEN ON DECEMBER 6TH: “RESISTANCE”, A POEM BY CREE POET CONNIE FIFE

Resistance, a poem by Cree word warrior Connie Fife was selected to be read by Whitney French as the closing of Remembering All Women Week on blackcoffeepoet.com. When meeting Whitney to photograph and videotape her I read the poem and … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING ALL WOMEN ON DECEMEBER 6TH: AN OPEN LETTER TO VANCOUVER RAPE RELIEF AND WOMEN’S SHELTER FROM A TRANS WOMAN

See Day 1 of Remembering All Women on December 6th here. Wednesday December 4, 2013 Dear Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, It is with despair that I write this letter. I am despairing of your decision to invite Janice … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING ALL WOMEN ON DECEMBER 6TH: “MOVE A MOUNTAIN”, A POEM BY JANET MARIE ROGERS

Every December 6th hundreds of vigils are held across the land now known as Canada for the 14 white women killed in “The Montreal Massacre”.  Many people have pointed out that women from many different groups (Aboriginal, Of Colour, Trans, … Continue reading

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LETTER TO THE TAXMAN (REVENUE CANADA)

November 16, 2013 Canada Revenue Agency Technology Centre 875 Heron Road Ottawa, ON K1A 1B1 Dear Canada Revenue Agency and “Receiver General” (what a job title; all you do is receive!), I am writing to you in regards to my … Continue reading

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A PSALM IN HONOUR OF TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance (the 15th year of its existence), the day to remember Trans peoples who’ve experienced violence, gone missing, or been murdered for being who they are: Trans. According to the very reliable source Transgriot, … Continue reading

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REENA: A POEM HONOURING REENA VIRK (1983-1997)

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 2013, makes it 16 years that Reena was killed. This poem is written … Continue reading

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OP ED: WHY CYCLING IS A POLITICAL ACT

Why Cycling is a Political Act By Chris Michael Burns Photo taken by Jen krukowski at the site of Carla Warrilow’s memorial.   After reading the coverage of the death of cyclist Carla Warrilow, my brain began a familiar process … Continue reading

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IT GETS FATTER: NOTES FROM A FAT-POSITIVE, BODY-POSITIVE WORKSHOP

It Gets Fatter: Notes From A Fat-Positive, Body-Positive Workshop Workshop by Sara M. and Asam Ahmad of the It Gets Fatter Project Notes by Jorge Antonio Vallejos September 2013 saw Ryerson University Student Union put on Xpressions Against Oppression Week. One … Continue reading

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