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INTERVIEW WITH MONTREAL POET KATHARINE BEEMAN

Katharine Beeman is a Montreal poet, translator, and activist.   Beeman is the writer of the chapbooks A Swamp And Forest Inlander Meets The Sea and Direct and Devious Ways.  Her poetry has been featured in many magazines and poetry anthologies. Beeman … 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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iii By J. Fisher Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos It’s my first review of Year 3 on blackcoffeepoet.com and what a perfect choice: iii by J. Fisher.  After taking three weeks off in August I got back in the swing … Continue reading

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BCP READING POEMS ON HOWL RADIO

It was a pleasure and an honour to read on HOWL radio. Host Nik Beat asked me a few questions and I read 3 poems.   I wrote an article about my time on HOWL and here is the video! … Continue reading

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LEANNE SIMPSON READS FROM “DANCING ON OUR TURTLE’S BACK”

After months of back and forth emails I finally got to meet Leanne Simpson and video tape her for blackcoffeepoet.com. We met at a Toronto coffee shop.  Our meet and greet was short, we got to work, and it was … Continue reading

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THE BATTY BOYS REVENGE

Meeting Troy Jackson for this week’s taping was great.   We laughed, shared stories, and took a short walk. Community is a big theme in Jackson’s work, this song, The Batty Boys Revenge, in particular.   See my review of … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ZORRAS

Scottish-Canadian poet Sandra Alland and Belgian-Venezuelan musician Y. Josephine formed the multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, in Edinburgh in 2007. They quickly became known for their unique bilingual mixture of text, sound poetry, percussion, singing, guitar, megaphones and projected images. Zorras inject passion and humour into both … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ITALIAN-CANADIAN FEMINIST POET SONIA DI PLACIDO

BCP: Why poetry? SDP: Why any medium? I have always been drawn to written mediums that create a rhythmic dialogue between or among humans.  Communication, exploration of language, the senses and sentiment. I am a poet and playwright by nature … Continue reading

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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

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NOT VANISHING

Not Vanishing by Chrystos Reviewed By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I first read about Chrystos in REDWIRE Magazine.  She was listed as one of the top ten Indigenous writers you have to read as an Indigenous person.  I remember the photo … Continue reading

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