Category Archives: Haiku poems

THE FRONTLINE. HUSKISSON STREET, MID 1980S. BY STEVEN BENSON

{INTRO}Whoah, it was fierce; it was wild. Lived next to a Brothel (Nice old Madam; Shame about the Pimps). Telly came out the Window; Right through the Glass; The house next to ME; S C A R Y. Couldn’t Live … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT.WRITING EXERCISE(MULTI-GENRE)WORDCOUNT.BY STEVEN BENSON. FOR LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP, MERSEYSIDE

The poor elephant, LUMBERED with all the baggage of metaphorical, allegorical, symbolic resonances, as we negotiate its colossal labarynth of meanings and figurative extensions of meanings. He just wants to get on with his life but is encumbered with conceits … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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YES, we have a culture and history -and future: An LGBTQ MANIFESTO. BY STEVEN BENSON

Inspired by the performance “Keep it Proud”, at LIPA, 4.4.14,a ┬ácombination of lgbtq history, celebration; and a worthwhile attempt at community cohesion   FLEE the Disavowal….. EMBRACE Lgbt Gay Queer (Sub) Culture….. You don’t have to like ALL of it. … Continue reading

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FRAGMENTS;COUNTERPOINTS.BY STEVEN BENSON

Fragments of My life Cascade Randomly On top of Each other; so that a Facebook advertisement for Aberystwyth in the sun(at last, after the storm damage) Mixes With… recurrent dreams of Swansea/Abertawe, as I try to get back to the … Continue reading

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META POEM, inspired by John Irving, “In One person”.By Steven Benson

beginning to write a poem.. or something/some hybrid… I want to write A poem About a Novel.. Its not a Review; Its a Mish-mash (Multi-genre!). …………………………………………………………… Irving’s novel is about how a boy grows up in 50s/60s United States. He … Continue reading

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QUEER LIVERPOOL(NOW):A REFLECTION ON HOULBROOK:”QUEER LONDON”; AND IN ANTICIPATION OF HIS FORTHCOMING TALK ON THE BOOK AND THE ACCOMPANYING CRITICAL DISCUSSION. BY STEVEN BENSON

Inspired by this quotation from Matt Houlbrouk:”Queer London”(2005);”…a complex spatial poetics…”(p.46). Reading a gay male history book, wonderfully detailed and alive, about the way in which gay men configured, re-configured and negotiated their vexed, but sometimes joyous, communitarian ways through … Continue reading

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MY GAY/QUEER, CAFE (-TABLE) PHENOMENOLOGY.A PHILOSOPHICAL POEM. BY STEVEN BENSON

I sit at a Cafe Table And Interpret from my own Consciousness OUTWARDS and INWARDS Towards And Away from That Table,that Object. Yes, it IS Materially, An object (A table); But from MY individual Psycho-Social Perspective From and To it, … Continue reading

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RE-ENVISIONNING:MICHAEL PONTI AND SEBALD. INSPIRED BY SEBALD’S ESSAY ON JAN PETER TRIPP IN “A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY”(TRANS.CAITLING, 2013).BY STEVEN BENSON

RE-EN VISIONNING: “Additions” “Rotated a Fraction Out of Kilter”; “Tonal Shades Altered”; “Interventions Deviations and Differences”…. These Phrases- Similarly Found in Deconstruction Ism and Queer Theory:- They could Equally Describe Sebald’s Writing Style; And PONTI’s Pianistic Peregrinations, His peripat Etic … Continue reading

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NEGOTIATING SAFER SPACES; A POEM(OF SORTS!). BY STEVEN BENSON

Sitting in A camp (Or is it Just kitsch?) {Going by the Decor} Cafe, In the Boho heart of Liverpool: I am Wondering How safe It is… I┬ádon’t Feel I am to be Walloped (Physically or Emotionally), But there is … Continue reading

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