Category Archives: Stream-of-consciousness

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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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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“A BIT OF “THE OTHER”: CRITICAL THEORY IN 4 MINUTES. BY STEVEN BENSON

1.The idea of the “other” is used in POST-STRUCTURALIST  thought as an alternative to the STRUCTURALIST binary OPPOSITION: (eg. straight/gay; man/woman), which was seen as embedded in linguistic forms. Thus, Foucault, and , later, Feminist and Gender Theorists,and Queer Theorists,pointed out that … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON “BLACK”,LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT. HOMOTOPIA, LIVERPOOL. 15.11.13

“…highlighting the apparent differences between you and me but expatiating in the elements that unite us before{sic] our sexuality, colour, background surely, we are all human first{sic} and have been Black at some point”(Le Gateau Chocolat writing about himself,and  his … Continue reading

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