Fragmented thoughts on political correctness and appropriation

I don't understand the problem that people have with political correctness. I'm on many sides of this issue. I think it stems from a conversation I had with my boyfriend about how people were outraged with Steve Martin's tweet upon Carrie Fisher's passing. The responses: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-martin-carrie-fisher-tweet_us_58642c36e4b0de3a08f70427 Here's one from New York Magazine: https://twitter.com/NYMag/status/813902690073899008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2Fentry%2Fsteve-martin-carrie-fisher-tweet_us_58642c36e4b0de3a08f70427 I think Steve Martin... Continue Reading →

Events coming up…

HI! It's been a while, and I need to update some of the pages and doings on here, but for now I have few things I should mention: I'm in this anthology! Come on out to the launch: "It's The PAC'N HEAT Launch Party! Come celebrate with us at See-Scape on Thursday Nov. 10th from 7... Continue Reading →

There Is No Escape Out of Time Book Launch

Come help us celebrate our new titles and the warm weather! Jacqueline Valencia, There Is No Escape Out of Time (poetry) Michael Murray, A Van Full of Girls (short fiction) Dog the Moon, Stan Rogal (fiction) Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:30 PM The Supermarket Restaurant and Bar (Kensington Market) 268 Augusta Ave Toronto, ON https://www.facebook.com/events/1033169150113367/... Continue Reading →

Can’t Lit Podcast

"Dina and Daniel head to Toronto, a.k.a. Hotline Bling central, and Jacqueline Valencia is there to talk with them about Toronto Poetry Talks, her upcoming poetry collection, There is No Escape Out of Time, diversity and race in poetry, teens, chocolate and Instagram. D & D give an update from their trip to Montreal’s strip... Continue Reading →

Harriet’s Legacies at Brock University

From the event site: "Harriet's Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in Canada Organized by Ronald Cummings, Natalee Caple, Gregory Betts, Kevin Gosine, and Tamari Kitossa This important conference will highlight the historical presence of Black Canadians in Canada. The title refers to the crucial role that St. Catharines played in the Underground Railroad and... Continue Reading →

July Update

There are few things on the go, but if I haven't posted on here yet, here you go: 1. My poem "The Climb" is up at The Week Shall Inherit The Verse. http://theweekshallinherittheverse.blogspot.ca/2015/06/jacqueline-valencia.html The poem is part of a larger lyrical project I've been working on whereupon I take some of my old poems and... Continue Reading →

Response to Jennifer Chin’s A Morphology of Luxury at Undefined 2, 2015

The following poems were read at Undefined 2:  http://jacquelinevalencia.com/2015/02/16/undefined-2/ as a response to Jennifer Chin's artwork in exhibit. Her work is a visceral take on consumption and consumerism. Before you read below, check out her work here: http://jenniferchin.ca/section/372581_A_Morphology_of_Luxury_2012_ongoing.html  ************************************************************** Response to Jennifer Chin’s A Morphology of Luxury by Jacqueline Valencia at Undefined 2 2015 Fruit Loops through... Continue Reading →

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