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Labour in vain: the forgotten novels of Australia’s radical women

Labour in vain: the forgotten novels of Australia’s radical women | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Not a month goes by in academia or in literary culture without a debate about Australia’s literary canon and calls for a more inclusive list. Undoubtedly our canon should include more voices from women, the LGBTI community and Indigenous Australians. But I’d like to throw forward another undervalued and underrepresented genre: women’s political agency and activism – and this year might be a good time to acknowledge it.
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How The Literary Class System Is Impoverishing Literature

How The Literary Class System Is Impoverishing Literature | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
while class disparity manifests in all sectors of society, for those who seek careers in literature, class differences have a huge impact on who gets hired and who gets published. This, in turn has a real effect on the portrayal of class in literature, and in media depictions of the writer’s life.

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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 41, Jack Kerouac

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 41, Jack Kerouac | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
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   “Once inside, as it became evident that we actually were in pursuit of a serious purpose, Mrs. Kerouac became more friendly, and we were able to commence the interview. It seems that people still show up constantly at the Kerouacs’s looking for the author of On the Road, and stay for days, drinking all the liquor and diverting Jack from his serious occupations.

    “As the evening progressed the atmosphere changed considerably, and Mrs. Kerouac, Stella, proved a gracious and charming hostess. The most amazing thing about Jack Kerouac is his magic voice, which sounds exactly like his works. It is capable of the most astounding and disconcerting changes in no time flat. It dictates everything, including this interview.

   “After the interview, Kerouac, who had been sitting throughout the interview in a President Kennedy-type rocker, moved over to a big poppa chair and said, ‘So you boys are poets, hey? Well, let’s hear some of your poetry.’ We stayed for about an hour longer and Aram and I read some of our things. Finally, he gave each of us a signed broadside of a recent poem of his, and we left.”

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Scotiabank Giller Prize jury delivers surprising longlist | Quill and Quire-Anakana Schofield’s stylistically audacious second novel

Scotiabank Giller Prize jury delivers surprising longlist | Quill and Quire-Anakana Schofield’s stylistically audacious second novel | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Anakana Schofield’s stylistically audacious second novel

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Issue 8 of the Burning Bush 2 is now online!

Issue 8 of the Burning Bush 2 is now online! | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Issue # 8 of Burning Bush 2 is now available online. Guest edited by Joseph Horgan, this issue includes poems and reviews from a diverse selection of Irish and international contributors.

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VOX

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modern poetry, avant-garde, outsider, experimental poetry
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Brendan McCormack is an Irish Poet born in Dublin. He currently lives in West Cork. He has published two collections of poetry, 'Selling Heaven' in 2013, and 'Phuckle - Irish Aug English' in 2014. He has read at the Fermoy International Poetry Festival in 2013 and 2014 and at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival 2015. He was shortlisted for the Bridport prize in 2009. He has been published in many journals and anthologies in Europe and the USA. He is a member of the 'pSoken Word' poetry group in Clonakilty, West Cork.

 

Twitter : Phuckle_IRE

 

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William Butler Yeats on Modern Poetry: A Rare 1936 BBC Recording

William Butler Yeats on Modern Poetry: A Rare 1936 BBC Recording | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
"Poetry must resemble prose, and both must accept the vocabulary of their time."

On October 11, 1936, the BBC invited William Butler Yeat

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Timeline Photos - Paulette C Turcotte | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Paulette C Turcotte | Facebook | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
©Paulette Turcotte 2014
Death as Healer

 

 " I am continually exploring realities and dimensions in my work, both in art and poetry, re-inventing techniques that allow the flow of material from the unconscious to influence the direction the works will take. My work is influenced by my dreams and the unconscious, and my relationship with the natural world. Working instinctually, using mixed media, paint, charcoal, ink and constant experimentation with photographic images, I am working to bring the Feminine to the modern digital age, -deus/dea in machina. These hybrid artworks are the results of years of combining techniques and experiments as well as my many years of experience in painting and drawing. For the first time I am offering my prints to the public using digital media for exhibiting.

Paulette Turcotte’s  work is eclectic, expressionistic/modern-primitive with Jungian influences and is dream oriented, spiritual/mystical, shamanistic and eco-spiritual. 

 

Paulette has been involved in the arts for more than 40 years and has exhibited her work extensively in galleries in Toronto, Hull, Ottawa, Peterborough and in Curve Lake. In 1981 her artwork was discovered by a patron of the arts who purchased more than 200 pieces. Her paintings and drawings can be found in private collections in Britain, Germany, USA and Canada. Paulette taught painting in various private locations as well as Algonquin College in Pembroke, and as a supply teacher at Opeongo High.

Paulette (Claire) Turcotte is a poet and artist living on Vancouver Island.

  

Her work can be viewed at: 

new show coming soon

 http://pauletteturcotte.wix.com/galerieturcotte

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10 Experimental Novels That Are Worth the Effort

10 Experimental Novels That Are Worth the Effort | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Today marks the US publication of Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, a highly experimental, Joycean novel that, despite the fact that modern readers often eschew difficulty, has been h...

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How Diego Rivera Met the Fierce Teenage Frida Kahlo and Fell in Love with Her Years Later

How Diego Rivera Met the Fierce Teenage Frida Kahlo and Fell in Love with Her Years Later | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
"I did not know it then, but Frida had already become the most important fact in my life. And she would continue to be, up to the moment she

All at once the door flew open, and a girl who seemed to be no more than ten or twelve* was propelled inside.

She was dressed like any other high school student but her manner immediately set her apart. She had unusual dignity and self-assurance, and there was a strange fire in her eyes. Her beauty was that of a child, yet her breasts were well developed.

She looked straight up at me. “Would it cause you any annoyance if I watched you at work?” she asked.

“No, young lady, I’d be charmed,” I said.

She sat down and watched me silently, her eyes riveted on every move of my paint brush. After a few hours, Lupe’s jealousy was aroused, and she began to insult the girl. But the girl paid no attention to her. This, of course, enraged Lupe the more. Hands on hips, Lupe walked toward the girl and confronted her belligerently. The girl merely stiffened and returned Lupe’s stare without a word.

Visibly amazed, Lupe glared at her a long time, then smiled, and in a tone of grudging admiration, said to me, “Look at that girl! Small as she is, she does not fear a tall, strong woman like me. I really like her.”

The girl stayed about three hours. When she left, she said only, “Good night.” A year later I learned that she was the hidden owner of the voice which had come from behind the pillar and that her name was Frida Kahlo. But I had no idea that she would one day be my wife."

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Girls Night Out

Canadian poetry, alternative, avant garde, abstract, surreal, non-linear, experimental, innovative.

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Preview of 'She' by C. Murray

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My thanks David Mitchell for editing 'She', to Michael McAloran for accepting the book for Oneiros, and to Anastasia Kashian for the cover painting which you can see here. Cover image by Anastasia ...

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17 Books With LGBT Characters That Will Actually Change Your Life

17 Books With LGBT Characters That Will Actually Change Your Life | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community what their favorite books with great LGBTQ lead characters are. Here are some of the most popular recommendations!

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Finding a Voice in Fiber, Judith Scott Was an Artist, Not an Outsider

Finding a Voice in Fiber, Judith Scott Was an Artist, Not an Outsider | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
In the first major retrospective of her sculptural bundles of yarn and found objects, the late Judith Scott is celebrated not just for having found a way to creatively express herself late in life, after being institutionalized with Down syndrome and undiagnosed
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And what Scott created is enthralling to explore. Almost all of the pieces inBound and Unbound, arranged roughly chronologically, are placed on low platforms so you can look right over them. This is the view Scott had as she worked at a table in the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland. It was in that California center, which still thrives and hosts studios and exhibitions, that Scott engaged in the act of making for the first time, in the 1980s. Her fraternal twin, Joyce, had become her legal guardian, and once in the Bay Area brought Scott to the program. At first the paintings and drawings she made — some of which, with their dense loops and whorls, are on view in the exhibition — only idly interested her. Yet when she took a fiber art workshop, she was almost instantly engaged with the materials. Her first pieces in this vein feature twigs entwined like totems in yarn. Each successive project became an experiment in the mixing of colors, in mummifying everything from a crutch to a shopping cart in string, fabric, and yarn, in creating increasingly colossal cocoons that wove together unexpected materials.  EXCERPT

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Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 8, Allen Ginsberg

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The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.

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A new poem from Margaret Atwood inspired by Yeats

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The new issue of Poetry Ireland Review asks writers and artists to respond to WB Yeats. Here is Margaret Atwood's contribution

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The Irish Literary Times

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist now living in Canada. His new novel is Charlie Tallulah (Oberon Press). His most recent collection of poetry is Games of Chance:A Gambler`s Manual (Oberon Press). His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”.

 

http://www.gerardbeirne.com


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Janet Fraser's comment, June 9, 2013 8:34 PM
Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
westcorkcollege's comment, June 30, 2013 12:40 PM
Hi Gerard, we would love you to do a wee piece on our Irish Literature breaks based in West Cork - I think you'd find them interesting - but I can't work out how to contact you directly. Is this because I'm a luddite? You can email us on emma@westcorkcollege.ie. Thanks!
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A Critical Introduction to Modern Arabic Poetry, M. M. Badawi, Good Book - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now

A Critical Introduction to Modern Arabic Poetry, M. M. Badawi, Good Book - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
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If not for WB Yeats, Ireland might have been an island of saints and scientists

If not for WB Yeats, Ireland might have been an island of saints and scientists | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Perhaps if science hadn’t been knocked aside by the Celtic Revival, we might have had a more science-focused start to the new state

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As for me, I give thanks that it was literature, not science, that won that particular contest partly due to the work of Yeats (and Joyce and Synge and O'Casey). We have too much shallow secular 'rationalism' and too much of a 'blind faith' in science (which has given us all the nuclear nightmare as well as global warming and climate change, not to mention class monetary materialism) ...

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Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read - The Guardian (blog)

Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read - The Guardian (blog) | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)

Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read

 

Hearing voices is not only common, but it turns out to be a rich and underexplored area of study. For a thought-provoking set of articles on the phenomenon, head to our Inner Voices series, where you’ll find a scientific exploration of talking to ourselves, a survey on how authors find their voices, why hearing voices was central to Dickens’s technique and the different sorts of voice-hearing described by Hilary Mantel and Virginia Woolf, among other pieces.

 

As important as the voices in writers’ heads are those that are heard by readers. So on a recent open thread, we asked you how you experienced characters when reading – specifically, how you heard their voices (if indeed you did). Your answers were fascinating and amazingly diverse. Here is a selection of your contributions.


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Haruki Murakami: 'I'm an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics ... - The Guardian

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Haruki Murakami: 'I'm an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics ...

 

Murakami has often spoken of the theme of two dimensions, or realities, in his work: a normal, beautifully evoked everyday world, and a weirder supernatural realm, which may be accessed by sitting at the bottom of a well (as does the hero of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), or by taking the wrong emergency staircase off a city expressway (as in 1Q84). Sometimes dreams act as portals between these realities. In Tsukuru Tazaki there is a striking sex dream, at the climax of which the reader is not sure whether Tsukuru is still asleep or awake. Yet Murakami hardly ever remembers his own dreams.


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The Tuesday Poem: The Memory of Touch by Róisín Kelly

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They say my friend’s grandmother is a white witch, a bandraoi, who lives alone above Kerry cliffs. People like her still exist

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A Celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2014

A Celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2014 | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Eleanor Hooker The Fall   Oh she bared her soul alright; it fell from a star cloud Reigned by Canis Major. They knew it was authentic, It whimpered like an unknown set loose inside a crowd Of urban...
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Current Issue : Poetry Magazine

Current Issue : Poetry Magazine | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Read the latest issue of Poetry magazine-- the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English speaking world-- or browse over 100 years of the magazine in the archive featuring poems and prose by T.S.

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