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String Theory | Krysia Jopek

String Theory | Krysia Jopek | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
ESTRANGED When I finally arrived after seven days of difficult journey with my rusted metal suitcase [my grandfather’s toolbox really] and waterlogged notes [viridian ink swirls on graph paper], draped in dull cloths sewn by the wives of the fishermen, no one recognized me. Hence, I became even stranger to myself and my own history.…
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An excerpt from ‘longshadowfall’ (Editions du Cygne 2017)

An excerpt from ‘longshadowfall’ (Editions du Cygne 2017) | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
 […ends as it does not wish to have ever had/ commence then out or not what matter/ dries eyed spurious metals a vibrant bloody welt/ asking of some none till follow long shadow fallen/ it says yet lacks all sound/ rent flesh in scum divisive edge guttered night abort of fragrant none of it about/…
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Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). He grew up in Co. Clare. He is the author of a number of collections of poetry, prose poetry, poetic aphorisms and prose, including ‘Attributes’, (Desperanto, NY, 2011), ‘The Non Herein’ & ‘Of Dead Silences’ (Lapwing Publications, 2011/ 2013), ‘Of the Nothing Of’, ‘The Zero Eye’, ‘The Bled Sun’, ‘In Damage Seasons’,(Oneiros Books (U.K)–2013/ 14); ‘Code #4 Texts’, a collaboration with the Dutch poet, Aad de Gids, was also published in 2014 by Oneiros Books. He was also the editor/ creator of Bone Orchard Poetry, & edited for Oneiros Books (U.K 2013/ 2014). A further collection, ‘Un-Sight/ Un-Sound (delirium X.), was published by gnOme books (U.S, 2014), who also published ‘The Banality of Else’ in the same year, (withdrawn). ‘EchoNone’ was released in 2015 by Oneiros Books & ‘breath(en) flux’, a chapbook, was released by Hesterglock Press, (2016). Black Editions Press also released ‘[unspoken]’ & in 2017. ‘longshadowfall’ is now published by Editions du Cygne (2017). ‘The Black Vault’, (poetry), was recently published by VoidFront Press & ‘Catascope’ was also released by Editions du Cygne at the beginning of 2018…
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Report from the Field: Poets on Strike, Irish Women Poets and the Canon

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Report from the Field: Poets on Strike, Irish Women Poets and the Canon

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D A R K M Y S T I C 
the art and poetry of Paulette C Turcotte


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“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles.” —Jack Kerouac
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How Insomnia Shaped Franz Kafka’s Creative Process and the Writing of The Metamorphosis: A New Study Published in The Lancet

How Insomnia Shaped Franz Kafka’s Creative Process and the Writing of The Metamorphosis: A New Study Published in The Lancet | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it


Whatever else we take from it, Franz Kafka’s nightmarish fable The Metamorphosis offers readers an especially anguished allegory on troubled sleep.

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The Women Surrealists Helping Me Through our New Political Reality

The Women Surrealists Helping Me Through our New Political Reality | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Like many creatives after the election, I entered an existential exigency that made me question whether art was worth making anymore. I wasn’t alone. At all of

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Poetry Needs a Revolution That Goes Beyond Style

Poetry Needs a Revolution That Goes Beyond Style | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
America is an experiment. Thomas Jefferson thought that there needed to be a rebellion against the existing government every 20 years, even if, as he
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Susan Sontag, The Art of Fiction No. 143 (The Paris Review)

Susan Sontag, The Art of Fiction No. 143 (The Paris Review) | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Susan Sontag was interviewed by Edward Hirsch in her Manhattan apartment on three blisteringly hot days in July of 1994.

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Chiharu Shiota suspends a fleet of woven white boats inside Paris' Le Bon Marché

Chiharu Shiota suspends a fleet of woven white boats inside Paris' Le Bon Marché | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it


Inside Paris' Le Bon Marché department store (rive gauche), Chiharu Shiota has suspended 150 boats from around the world, figuratively sailing across the space.


Jusqu'au 18 février 2017


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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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The Female Beat Poet Who Wrote About Sex and Love

The Female Beat Poet Who Wrote About Sex and Love | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
To mark World Poetry Day, we pay homage to Lenore Kandel, a rare feminist voice in the literary counterculture of the 1960s
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For those who have read Jack Kerouac’s 1963 novel Big Sur, you may be familiar with a character named Romana Swartz, “a big Rumanian monster beauty”, as the author describes her. Romana Swartz, was, in fact, based on a real-life figure that Kerouac had met in San Francisco named Lenore Kandel. Whilst it is often stated that Kandel was “immortalised” by the Beat author, she is far more than a mere muse to the male-centric genre that dominated 1960s literary counterculture (a genre that still remains a favourite to namecheck among ‘lit-bros’ the world over). Kandel was a poet and activist in her own right, one of the only women affiliated with the Beat movement, who wrote about the transcendental nature of love and sex. Her most notorious work, The Love Book, was a small pamphlet of poems, including To Fuck With Love, which contains such lines as: “I kiss your shoulder and it reeks of lust / the lust of erotic angels fucking the stars,” and, “I love you / your cock in my hand, stirs like a bird, in my fingers, as you swell and grow hard in my hand, forcing my fingers open, with your rigid strength, you are beautiful / you are beautiful, you are a hundred times beautiful.” To mark World Poetry Day, we pay homage to Kandel’s life and work – she is one of the most important, yet under-appreciated, feminist writers who ever lived.
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From “Echonone”, (Oneiros Books 2015)…

From “Echonone”, (Oneiros Books 2015)… | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
(.what resonates is the sound of zero cracking apart.) (...of the no nothing of/ unspoken of through which or/ no not of a/ of the eye no merely nullified/ unto erased through procession bled/ closed in upon as if it/ in stagnate of/ asks of the nothing more/ no nothing more of/ no not following…
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Against The Dark Distance The personal blog of Michael Mc Aloran
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Body shock: the intense art and anguish of sculptor Alina Szapocznikow

Body shock: the intense art and anguish of sculptor Alina Szapocznikow | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it

"Seeing the work of Alina Szapocznikow for the first time can be a shock. The artist, who died in Paris in 1973 aged 47, was neglected for years outside her native Poland. Only in the past decade has she begun to be recognised with major exhibitions at, for example, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2013, and now at the Hepworth, Wakefield, the first major exhibition of her sculpture in the UK."


https://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/alina-szapocznikow-human-landscapes/



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Sonia Boyce and Helen Johnson at the Institute of Contemporary Art | Exhibition review

Sonia Boyce and Helen Johnson at the Institute of Contemporary Art | Exhibition review | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
From 1st February to 16th April, the Institute of Contemporary Art are displaying works from acclaimed artists Sonia Boyce and Helen Johnson. Through different mediums, both artists present a bold exploration of power structures. Boyce’s We Move In Her Way is a multimedia presentation of the moving form. Dancers in her installation make childish and […]
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Newfoundland Literary Pub Crawl with Bridget Canning, Robert Chafe and Kathleen Winter

Newfoundland Literary  Pub Crawl with  Bridget Canning, Robert Chafe  and Kathleen Winter | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
6:30pm, Wednesday Jul 5 at The Lieutenant's Pump in Ottawa — "[Kathleen Winter's] lyrical voice and her crystalline landscape are enchanting." - New Yorker
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The senseless, tragic rape of Charles Bukowski's ghost by John Martin's Black Sparrow Press - mjp Books

The senseless, tragic rape of Charles Bukowski's ghost by John Martin's Black Sparrow Press - mjp Books | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever read anything by Charles Bukowski, you no doubt remember the feeling you had the first time you came across his work. For better or worse, Bukowski is one of those authors who you don’t easily forget or ignore. Very few people are ambivalent about him. I have enjoyed reading Bukowski since I …
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note:this usage of the word "rape" in the title of this piece dishonours victims of sexual abuse
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How the art world airbrushed female artists from history

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Figures compiled by the Guardian paint a dismal portrait of women artists’ presence in major galleries, both in the UK and abroad. But are things now changing?


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Art Exhibition Celebrates Drawings By The Founder Of Modern Neuroscience

Art Exhibition Celebrates Drawings By The Founder Of Modern Neuroscience | Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review | Scoop.it
Santiago Ramón y Cajal's drawings of nerve cells changed scientists' understanding of the brain. Now, 80 of those drawings are going on display at an art museum in Minnesota.
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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

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