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WHY DO I WRITE?. FOR MERSEYSIDE LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP.JUNE 2018.FREEFLOW. BY STEVEN BENSON

QUESTIONS Status angst? (A bit; see below) Do I (linked to above; other reasons?) want to be published; in what format? Is(n’t) a blog enough?(well, one mainly defunct, in decay, “Decayetude https://decayetude.wordpress.com/ and the hopeful one more active:THIS one!) These … Continue reading

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“WHO AM I TO WRITE ‘US’?”.”HOMO-HISTORIAN”. REFLECTIONS ON “SOHO”(SCOTT):LOOSE BAGGY, QUEER MONSTROUSNESS. BY STEVEN BENSON

Quotations(above) from Richard Scott:”My Soho” in his new collection of poems “Soho”, 2018) Read this collection: Scott: self-styled(but insecure) “homo-historian”. I love that phrase:). He evokes-in his multi-layered, Whitmanesque (replete with long lines/enjambement) semi-poetry/semi-prose- the aporia of a gay man … Continue reading

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THE QUEST FOR THE ULTIMATE LOOSE, BAGGY MONSTER;BOOKS, MUSIC,BUILDINGS.BY STEVEN BENSON

Just bought “The Magus”(Fowles)….. I am entranced by these epic leviathans, what James called “large, loose, baggy monsters”. Episodic travails and traversals, digressive,rhizomatic, multiple (sub)plots( some need a dramatis personae, a la Tostoi!); postmodern; contrapuntal narratives; you get my drift: … Continue reading

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3 INTERTWINED ROOTS. PART 3. OPEN READING/OPEN WRITING/OPEN SPACES. BY STEVEN BENSON.

With thanks to Dr. Christopher Madden for being the catalyst for this reflection.   I read (perhaps just a few lines/ a paragraph) I think: “That needs a personal construct” I write: my OWN take on what I have read; … Continue reading

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NEW BEGINNINGS AND SELF-REINVENTION.BY STEVEN BENSON.

New beginnings can be at ANY time not just January. I like to space self re-invention over the year(sometimes I physiologically NEED to!). Poem? Steam-of-consciousness? ok: mixed genre… Here are my self re-alignments(in historical order); then some future ones…And, perhaps, … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS.THE OTHER BOOKSHOP:TANGENTS AND EXPLORATIONS. BY STEVEN BENSON.

It is Sunday time; it is liminal time. The man in the coffee-tasting emporium ( a rather-aporically-pleasant bastion of {bourgeois}capitalism):- he liked Kafka:) He REALLY liked Kakka; he really did. A serendipity, on the ramparts of the bastion. He was … Continue reading

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THE NIGHT I MET THE (RIGHT HONOURABLE) JEREMY CORBYN. STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS. BY STEVEN BENSON

Wow, I met him,at last, despite my illnesses and limitations, I MET him; his minder got me in the queue for a selfie; and I , briefly, explained my lgbt activist history and wished him luck with his arduous task (against the … Continue reading

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“GREY”,WORDCOUNT EXERCISE FOR LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP, MERSEYSIDE,BY STEVEN BENSON.11.7.16

GREY…….on Liverpool Pride weekend?????!!!! Let us counterpoint it against RAINBOW colours: GREY is not gay; its HETERONORMATIVE Fear of difference Joylessness ABSENCE; nondescript. GREY= INTERNALIZED HOMOPHOBIA(we all have it, but to varying degrees); it can make a blank, GREY slate of … Continue reading

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({self}NARRATIVE)POINTS OF VIEW;AND “NECK”. FOR LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP. WORDCOUNT C 250.BY STEVEN BENSON

POINTS OF VIEW 1. My/your OWN,individual (self) narrative; mediated by: 2. The interface/interference of heteronormative assumptions. 3. “I am gay”, I SAY{“deal with it”}; they say: “You are always going on about being gay”. POINTS of view, some oppressive and … 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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