Tag Archives: Chrystos

WE LIVE IN A CULTURE OF RAPE

We Live In A Culture Of Rape By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Over the past few weeks I have noticed a spike in news about rapes around the world, in particular gang rapes. I know rape is not a new thing. … Continue reading

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PRESENTING AT ACLA 2013: “ON READING CHRYSTOS: HER WORDS ARE NOT VANISHING”

Presenting at ACLA 2013: On Reading Chrystos: Her Words Are Not Vanishing By Jorge Antonio Vallejos This past Saturday, April 6 2013, I had the honour of presenting my memoir essay On Reading Chrystos: Her Words Are Not Vanishing at … Continue reading

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A POEM BY CHRYSTOS FOR THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF DECEMBER 6TH

Hundreds of candlelight vigils were held yesterday for the 14 white women that were killed by Marc Lepine in 1989.  It was a horrible, sexist, misogynist killing.   Thousands of Aboriginal Women, Women of Colour, Queer Women, Disabled Women, Transgender … Continue reading

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BCP READS @ WE ARE WHO WE ARE

We Are Who We Are was one of the best events I have ever participated in. The ultra diverse group of performers read poems, danced burlesque, sang songs in their languages, and much more. To say We Are Who We … Continue reading

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PUTTING YOURSELF OUT THERE: ADVICE FROM CHRYSTOS ON PUBLIC READINGS, AND A POEM BY BCP

Putting Yourself Out There: Advice from Chrystos on Public Readings, and a Poem from BCP By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Photo by Jeannine Pitas I participated in the International Festival of Poetry of Resistance #4 last Sunday.  And I’m participating in We … Continue reading

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A KICK[in the ass]START FROM A READER: PLANNING FOR YEAR 3

A KICK[in the ass from a reader]START: PLANNING FOR YEAR 3 By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I am in my office: my room.  My ass is on the hardwood floor, boxes of books are all around me, stacks of The New Yorker … Continue reading

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FORGIVE AND EDUCATE KYLA PAWIS AKA RACIST BRAMPTON GIRL HATES BROWN PEOPLE

White Supremacy has been on my mind this week as I saw a lot of it on Face Book via links to articles and videos. I wrote an article called White Supremacy All Around Me. A video by Kyla Pawis helped … Continue reading

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WHEN A POET DIES

When A Poet Dies By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Last week today I found out Adrienne Rich, 82, the well-known American poet, past on (1929-2012).  I read the thoughts of mourners posted on Face Book.  Sadness prevailed.  Adrienne Rich is someone … Continue reading

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HONOURING AND REMEMBERING INDIGENOUS WOMEN: INTERVIEW WITH WANDA WHITEBIRD + REVIEW OF “FIREWEED # 22: NATIVE WOMEN”

FIREWEED #22: Native Women Edited by: Ivy Chaske Connie Fife Jan Champagne Edna King Midnight Sun Reviewed by Susan Blight Traditionally in Ojibwe culture, as in many Indigenous North American cultures, women’s voices were valorized and their contribution to society … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING QUEER INDIGENOUS VOICES WEEK 2011: INTERVIEWS WITH NICOLE TANGUAY AND ROBBIE MADSEN

Nicole Tanguay is a Two-Spirit woman of Cree and French descent.  She has been writing poetry for over twenty years and has been published in many anthologies from Connie Fife’s Colour of Resistance to Miscegenation Blues.  Nicole’s work speaks of … Continue reading

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