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MY FIRST MONTH OF THE END OF THE WORLD: JANUARY 2012

My First Month Of The End Of The World: January 2012 By Jorge Antonio Vallejos It’s a gray day and my T.V has a dark show on: The First 48.  I have no idea why I watch it.  It’s always … Continue reading

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BROCKTON WRITERS SERIES TURNS 2!!!

The Brockton writers series turned 2 this month!  We’re celebrating all week with the article below, an interview with Farzana Doctor, and a video on Friday.   Farzana Doctor sees hyper-local reading series grow: Brockton Writers Series brings diversity to … Continue reading

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WINNING BY LOSING: 4 STORIES ABOUT WRITING

Winning is a concept that many try to embrace.  “I want to be the winner!” is what people often say and believe.  Hall of Fame NFL coach Vince Lombardi is often quoted for his thoughts on winning: “Wining isn’t a … Continue reading

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SWEET

Sweet By Dani Couture Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Poets have a certain comraderie.  We know what it is to sit, read, write, and get no respect.  We are writers of a genre that has been forgotten, is taught for … Continue reading

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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

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ELI CLARE READS HIS POETRY

I first met Eli Clare in March 2008.  He was in town for a talk at the Ontario Institute for Secondary Education and agreed to be interviewed. I heard Eli’s footsteps before seeing his smile. Once in front of each … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ELI CLARE

Eli Clare Talks Trans Pride, Disability and the History of the Freak Show By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Originally published August 12, 2010 in XTRA! As Eli Clare stood among a crowd on Church St at Toronto’s Trans March this year, … Continue reading

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