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INTERVIEW WITH CHRYSTOS

Menominee poet Chrystos is a warrior, writer, and arrow in the throat of colonization. Publishing five volumes of poetry, Chrystos is an important voice in the world of literature showing that Native Peoples and Peoples of colour can write, they … Continue reading →

Over 500 Aboriginal Women Have Been Murdered Or Gone Missing In Canada: A Poem To Mayor David Miller

In the summer of 2008 Carolyn Connolly and Katelynn Sampson (pictured left), two Aboriginal women, were murdered days apart in two different neighbourhoods in Toronto.  Local newspapers reported the murders, but no real action from police and government was seen, … Continue reading 

THE MARROW’S TELLING

The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion  By Eli Clare By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I remember when I first saw Eli Clare’s collection of poetry The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion.  I was checking out the poetry section at Toronto Women’s … Continue reading →

JUST GIVE ME A COOL DRINK OF WATER ‘FORE I DIIIE

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie By Maya Angelou Reviewed By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Titles usually give a sense of what a book is about.  One of my mentor’s, Lee Maracle, has taught me to … Continue reading →

BROKEN ARROW: NATIVE MEN’S WRITING, ART, AND CULTURE

Broken Arrow: Native Men’s Writing, Art and Culture Edited by Emily Pohl-Weary Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos There’s a new zine out that’s kick ass: Broken Arrow.  Its fifty-two pages are comprised of poems, plays, short stories, photos, and artwork; … Continue reading 

“BROKEN ARROW” CONTRIBUTORS JAMES C. MILES AND ALBERT MOORE READ THEIR POETRY

James C. Miles is a poet of Mohawk, Chippewa and Finish descent.  A crossword puzzle  fanatic, Miles was born and raised in Toronto and is a “proud Broadlands Park boy”.   Apart from writing poetry, Miles is a painter, leather … Continue reading 

FIREWATER

Firewater By Janet Rogers Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Have you heard of the term “taking back”?  It often refers to words and phrases that were once used as weapons against different peoples and that have now been adopted by … Continue reading 

INTERVIEW WITH MOHAWK POET JANET MARIE ROGERS

Janet Marie Rogers is a spoken-word poet from Six Nations Territory in Ontario, Canada who started writing in 1996. Her literary passions are Native heritage, feminism, historical territories, human love, sexuality and spirit. Rogers hosts Victoria, BC’s only Native radio … Continue reading 

BCP HONOURS TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE WITH CONFESSIONS OF AN EMPTY PURSE

CONFESSIONS OF AN EMPTY PURSE By S. McDonald Reviewed by Reverend Cindy Bourgeois Part way through the S. McDonald’s book of poetry Confessions of an Empty Purse I said to myself, “Do we really need another transition narrative?” The corpus …Continue reading 

BCP HONOURS TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: INTERVIEW WITH TRANS POET S. MCDONALD

S. McDonald was born, raised, and continues to relentlessly live in Toronto.  Ze grew up in pre-gentrification Cabbagetown and Regent Park. Ze is the love child of Christine Jorgensen & John Rechy & the spiritual godchild of Jacqueline Susann, and … Continue reading 

BCP HONOURS TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE WITH TRANS POETS S. MCDONALD AND REVEREND CINDY BOURGEOIS READING THEIR POETRY

S. McDonald is one of Canada’s most talented poets.  A true performer, McDonald knows how to work a crowd of people whether at the Rhubarb Festival or a park full of passersby.   McDonald writes of life experiences straight from … Continue reading 

BCP HONOURS INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY WEEK 2010: INTERVIEW WITH CREE/METIS POET MARILYN DUMONT

Marilyn’s first collection, A Really Good Brown Girl, won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award presented by the League of Canadian Poets. This collection is now in its twelfth printing, selections from it are widely anthologized in secondary and post-secondary literary … Continue reading 

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