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WASHING THE WORLD: A POEM FOR CANADA’S 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN

Washing the World By Anna Marie Sewell In the dark at this end of the year so much stacked up against the light between us, against the odds despite the tears, in this season’s bitter wind listen to a dream … 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 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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HONOURING AND REMEMBERING INDIGENOUS WOMEN: POETRY BY JANET MARIE ROGERS, JAMAIAS DACOSTA, AND DALLAS GOLDTOOTH

Janet Marie Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six Nations band in southern Ontario. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Dallas … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH OJIBWE POET DAVID GROULX

David Groulx was raised in the Northern Ontario mining community of Elliot Lake. He is Ojibwe Indian and French Canadian. David studied creative writing at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, BC, in 1998–1999, where he won the Simon J. Lucas … Continue reading

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BROKEN ARROW 2 POETS TRISTAN MARTELL AND RYAN RAINVILLE READ THEIR POEMS “TOMAHAWK TIME ACTION” + “DOUBLE STANDARD”

Meeting with Tristan Martell to tape him read his poem Tomahawk Time Action was fun.   Tristan immediately got into performance mode and started his intro followed by his work.  Pure positivity all around. Enjoy Martell’s experimental poetry.  And check … Continue reading

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BROKEN ARROW 2: OUR FOOTPRINTS: JOURNEYS ON THE RED ROAD

BROKEN ARROW 2 OUR FOOTPRINTS: JOURNEYS ON THE RED ROAD By Sagatay Men’s Writing Group  Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Footprints show you were a person has been and where they are going.  Some are deep, others are surface, all … Continue reading

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ALEC BUTLER READS HIS POEM “STOLEN LAND”

Meeting with Alec Butler for this special week was cool.  We laughed, shared ideas, talked politics and relationships and books.   Books! Alec Butler has a ton of books and he’s read almost all of them.  In his interview with … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF BLACKCOFFEEPOET.COM!!!!!!!! A PATH TO FREEDOM, A KEY TO REAL BEING: A DIALOGUE BETWEEN LEE MARACLE AND RUBELISE DA CUNHA

A PATH TO FREEDOM, A KEY TO REAL BEING: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF POETRY AND PUBLIC READING Lee Maracle and Rubelise da Cunha Originally published in OPEN LETTER Fall 2008 Dear Lee, Since you said you have very strong and … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: OPENING SONG BY DAWNIS KENNEDY AND A REVIEW OF “VOICE OF AN EAGLE” BY JOANNA SHAWANA

Voice of an Eagle By Joanna Shawana Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Voice of and Eagle by Joanna Shawana soars high.  The Anishnawbe poet brings truth and humility to every page having the reader feel like they are sitting with … Continue reading

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