“NEWS FROM NOWHERE” AT 40:RAINBOW COLOURS. BY STEVEN BENSON

Yes, I

Remember

“News from

Nowhere” in

1985

In Whitechapel,

Where, NOT

Unwontedly,

I often

Stopped

To

Devour the

Vast

(To me!)

Array of

Gay mens’

Writing;

And bought

What are

Now

Rareities and

Classics…..

Yes, I

Remember

My

Beloved

Mum,

Going there,

In its

(Later)

Bold Street

Incarnation,

In order to

Buy books

To help

My sister

Raise her

Mixed-race,

Adopted

Son.

My mum

LOVED

That shop;

As do I,

Still……….

I regret

I never

Went there

With her,

Ever……

TODAY, I

Rejoice in

News from

Nowhere’s

Colourful

Display in the

Bluecoat

Chambers,

Accompanied by

Stan the

Harpist;

And,

Outside, a

“Bolshie Bargain

Bookstall”.

——————————————————————

These radical boookshops are now too few; we should celebrate and support the ilk of “News From Nowhere” and “Gay’s The Word”(London, Marchmont Street); the day of the community bookshop is resurgent:)

 

Ever

 

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ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)
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