Category Archives: Stream-of-consciousness

ARCHIVAL PEREGRINATIONS:META AND TANGENTS.BY STEVEN BENSON.

Thanks to Chris Madden, my archivist-in-chief, for catalysing these random musings:) {this is a list} An archive(?),a catalogue(?) a list(?), a marginalia-ised/personalised list(?). A gay man’s (personal) gay/queer book archive or alternative nomenclatures above. Other approximate synonyms: assemblage, constellations (books circling … Continue reading

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INSTITUTIONS (FOR MERSEYSIDE LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP).MIXED GENRE. BY STEVEN BENSON.

{poetry}Institutional Ised homo Phobia Jaggedly, Like bad en Jambe ment, BUILT into the Fabric Essence of our Society and, Thus, Our LIVES. It is in- Eluctable In Escapable, it Breaks us Up, like Fractured lines and Words———————————————– {Prose} I meet them… … Continue reading

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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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FABULOUS, EXHIBITIONISTIC, CAMP, BEAUTIFUL PIANO WRITING.TRANSCENDENTAL VIRTUOSITY.CARL CZERNY AND THE SPECTRE OF FELICJA BLUMENT(H)AL. BY STEVEN BENSON.

I have a big collection of Vox Turnabout 70s LPs, with their flamboyant, camp covers, the beautiful detritus of teenage record collecting, especially of late Classical/Romantic era Piano Concerti. But it was not just the indefatigable yet genuinely great warhorse … 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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FRAGMENTS/SNAPSHOTS/WHY not unFINISHED!?BY STEVEN BENSON

Holbeck Hall, Scarborough/ Birmingham Snow Hill station residuary body/the liminal rest home/abandoned houses/decrepitude/desuetude/decayetude: the ghost stories(spectral psychogeography), the rants, the lgbt/Queer theory,the syntheses, the hybrid(sebaldian) stylistics; HAVE I NOW SAID IT ALL? …….. I hope not … yet…. I LIKE fragments, … 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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