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FREEDOM: WRITTEN ON FORMING AN LGBTQ CREATIVE WRITING GROUP.A (SORT OF) POEM. BY STEVEN BENSON

I was blocked, I was locked; I wrote re Decay. I sub Limated. I discoursed on Queer Theory and Gay Studies. —————————————————————– But I wrote little About ME, Directly. I obfuscated. All this was/is Good; all Creative; I am not … Continue reading

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SAFER SPACES(GUIDELINES); INITIAL THOUGHTS. BY STEVEN BENSON

I stress strongly these are my initial thoughts ONLY, merely a springboard; and they will be bolstered by reference to critical/blog writing and literature later. But I wanted to sort out what I thought about the issue and (eventually) help develop a … Continue reading

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CAMP IS POLITICAL AND SUBVERSIVE.BY STEVEN BENSON

I state my argument against Susan Sontag(“Notes on Camp”, 1964, collected in “Against Interpretation”), who says:”camp sensibility is disengaged, depoliticised-or at least apolitical”[which I take to mean politically neutral] We must , of course, take account of the fact that she was … Continue reading

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LIFE MIRRORS ART; TIME SLIPPAGES AND GESTALT READING.BY STEVEN BENSON

Talking recently to a friend, whom I had not last seen for over twenty years,and with whom I was at a school, in the 1970s,  a school which was decidably UN gay-friendly, reminiscencing about whom we knew/thought was or was not gay:it … Continue reading

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