Category Archives: my poems

INTERNATIONAL LOVE. THE DAY BEFORE LIVERPOOL LGBT PRIDE, 2017.BY STEVEN BENSON.

What format for this? poem/polemic/rant?? It is all too weak. The subject is unwieldy, too poignant, too ANGER-INDUCING:BEYOND words.. That lgbt people in Uganda are IMPRISONED, sometimes, for loving someone of the same sex (nomenclatured as “carnal knowledge against the … Continue reading

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MY WRITING STYLE AND HOW IT HAS DEVELOPED, PACE NAYSAYERS.SELF-REFLECTIVE AND META.(ONGOING).BY STEVEN BENSON.

My writing style has developed (for good or ill) IN DESPITE of a minority of others who proclaim their impatience/judgement of it. They do this for motives the nature of which I am unclear. Either: they just do not understand my … Continue reading

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“YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING ON ABOUT BEING GAY/IT”.A CATHARTIC( {NOT VERY}CONTROLLED :p) RANT.BY STEVEN BENSON

CAVEAT! This is NOT addressed to any of my friends/partner lol; take it psychosociologically if you will:) ——————————————————– They say Repeatedly: “You are Always Going on about Being GAY” {MY Capitals}:   I am GAY; Proud of it; No apol- Ogias; … 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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“THE PAINTED CHAIR”.BY STEVEN BENSON

Quirky remnants live on…well, in their half-life. “The Painted Chair”.Lets write a poem because I forgot my camera(Images and writing; not incommensurate but mutually enhancing and enriching!). ——————————————————— So, my pen turns into camera; and I spy: OUTSIDE “Welcome” (to … 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  combination 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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