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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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IT’S ABOUT COMMUNITY, NOT COMPETITION #2

It’s About Community, Not Competition Part 2 By Jorge Antonio Vallejos For the last week and a half I’ve been writing about a poem that I had commissioned by a group of student lawyers from University of Toronto and York … Continue reading

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VLOG: WHEN COMMISSIONED TO WRITE A POEM…

It has been an amazing week of writing and re-writing and reading out loud. Today is my deadline for the poem that has been commissioned.  The poem is resting before I do my last few re-reads.  A poet friend of … Continue reading

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VLOG: FREE YOUR INNER WRITER

In my last post I wrote about an exercise called Free Writing that I learned from Natalie Goldberg’s monumental book Writing Down The Bones. Many of you enjoyed the post and some of you have SHARED it.  Thanks. This VLOG … Continue reading

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BOOK LOVERS SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY WORKERS ON STRIKE

A “Read In” was held yesterday afternoon in front of the Toronto Reference Library.  About 100 people attended to support library workers on strike. Most folks had a book by their favorite Canadian author in hand.  I brought Rising With … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY 2012: THOUGHTS ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND THE FEBRUARY 14TH RALLY FOR THE 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA

February 2012: Thoughts On Black History Month and the February 14th Rally For the 800+ Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada By Jorge Antonio Vallejos We’re two days away from the end of February.  It’s been an interesting 27 … Continue reading

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3 CITY POET WHITNEY FRENCH READS HER POETRY

Whitney French is always a pleasure to hang with. When meeting to talk about featuring Whitney we chatted for two hours that were filled with lots of laughter. Equally fun was taping Whitney for this weeks video.  As we stood on … Continue reading

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