Black Coffee Poet would like to THANK
Mom for giving him life and introducing him to books.
Aunty for buying him books.
Papi y Vecina for helping raise him and being supportive of his writing.
Aboriginal writers Marilyn Dumont, Daniel Heath Justice, Lee Maracle, and Simon Ortiz for mentoring Black Coffee Poet over the years.
The READERS who this site is made for and who make this site possible and worthwhile.
The Guest Writers for BlackCoffeePoet.com.
First Nations House for giving Black Coffee Poet a space to write many of his poems, articles, and essays. And for providing the Cafe Feminino that Black Coffee Poet drinks.
Jackie Esquimaux-Hamlin of Sucker Creek First Nation for giving him Grandpa’s coffee mug seen on the header.
The Navajo Nation for the print on the mug seen on the header.
The Cafe Feminino Indigenous Women’s Collective of Peru who grow, pick, and sell the coffee beans seen in the mug on the header and used to make much of the coffee Black Coffee Poet drinks.
Artist Jenna Karl (jennakarl.com) for making the background to the site.
Zoi de la Pena for editing video for the site and for helping set up the menu.
Emma Sherman (www.scissorsnshears.wordpress.com) for putting together the Black Coffee Poet header and trying to figure out wordpress.
Lauren Snowball for providing the background pic (BCP holding yellow sign) taken at International Women’s Day March 2010, Toronto.
The Harvey Clan for always being supportive of what I do.
Cindy Bourgeois for giving me great advice on what makes a good website.
Cathryn Burwell for also giving me great advice on what makes a good website.
Vern Ross for giving me his code to access WiFi so I can run BlackCoffeePoet.com.
All the poets who wrote the books reviewed for the site.
All the poets who read for the site.
The publishing houses that sent me review copies for the site.