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New Poetry and the Penumbra Effect

New Poetry and the Penumbra Effect

We’ve added new poetry from Joshua Bocher, Sean Howard, and Avery Tuck. Please leave comments on our Contact Us page, if you’re so inclined. Recent readings/rereadings include the aforementioned Maggie Doherty’s The Equivalents, which was excellent. It makes a fine pairing too with Square Haunting, by Francesca Wade, which I read last year. Group bios about unfairly neglected women in the arts help set the record straight and expand our horizons in the bargain. Just finished The Lamplighters, by Emma…

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Sean Howard’s star damage

Sean Howard’s star damage

grammar (sentenced, for nietzsche) the history professor telling new students “just keep it simple, short sweet simple: subject verb noun all you need !”   battle lines april 27, 2019 bus into bristol, goose- step on banner: military boot camp! royal marine instructor to lick – yum! – you into shape. (this being the 21st century, the bootprint green !)   the damage some students from atlanta, visiting cape breton, ‘freaked the fuck out’ by the milky way —by Sean…

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New Year Poetry and Photography

New Year Poetry and Photography

We’ve had some strong additions recently to our Spinozablue archives, most of them by previous contributors. Poetry by Hilary Sideris, Ricky Garni, Sean Howard, and Frederick Pollack grace our pages in 2021, and Ricky Garni brings us some of his photography as well. Please give them a close read/look and add comments on the Contact us page.     *     *     *     Have started another book by Elisabeth Roudinesco, Why Psychoanalysis? Of special interest to me so far is her depiction…

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Sean Howard: definitions (poetic gestures)

Sean Howard: definitions (poetic gestures)

definitions (poetic gestures) voters? X slaves * descartes, the man who saw himself in half * prose racket – poetry’s mime   The Art Lovers (Departure Lounge, Cork Airport) Shadows slowly brushing barley – cheers from The Last Call bar   ridge (poetic height) the oak, statues of silence, gesture grand- ly to the planes   being poems, main-à-dieu bay plo- vers, tou- ch & go * wil- let, car- ved dou- bt * seal- pier- ced mis- t  …

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Rebirth Comes Soon Enough

Rebirth Comes Soon Enough

It’s been a long winter. Like winter would never leave. Ever leave. Even though it was fairly mild where I live, the mood was winter for a long time. The mind of winter. The soul of cold. Perhaps it’s the state of the world. The economy. The cultural and political fights. Endless and ultimately boring. Perhaps. That said, spring is here and just in nick of time. By the way, who is this Nick character and what did he do…

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Sean Howard: Modern Moments

Sean Howard: Modern Moments

modern moments (main-à-dieu, nova scotia)   sun & cloud (reproduction)   bright band, slow mov- ing, copy- ing the   sea   nest (goodyear)   rock- weed, dulse & sorrel, moss a- round the   tire   night journey (disconnect)   shoot- ing star, far cry, jet st- reams in the   bay   wandering (index poems)     i   bloom: dark- ness visi-   ble   ***   thought, made of images: time, tubes &   walls  …

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Project for the Self

Project for the Self

What has it? What brings it? What gives meaning to our existence in the here and now? The afterlife? Paradoxes aside, the search for meaning has meaning itself, above and beyond any cleverness in the equation. To express that meaning, however, has become problematic in our late date – our cynical, jaded, post-post-guileless world. Post-guileless in the sense that we no longer can stop self-referencing or self-consciousness enough to just be. Enough to let be be the finale of seem,…

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Meaningful Searches, Exits and Traps

Meaningful Searches, Exits and Traps

The (Post-)Modern Search for Meaning: Tolstoy’s Escape from the Trap A Reflection by Sean Howard For the last few years, a close friend has been complaining, with light touch but increasingly heavy heart, of a deep-seated creative malaise, an impasse in his search for an authentic voice and message. Among other sources, his depression can be traced to his intense and academically accomplished engagement with Wittgenstein, whose humbling exposé of the ‘language game’ – and, therewith, what my friend calls…

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Library Cards, by Sean Howard

Library Cards, by Sean Howard

  (taken from cape breton university)   i. the technique of oil painting colors mixing in the square. straw- board fields. the buckram coat. saucepan; stirring sand to sun. corner- ed: students pain- ting… *** the canvas leaves. distant verid- ian. the ochre stage. the touched sky. (picasso: blue tumblers.) the wind, flak- ing… ii. testing: its place in education today marks- ism. learning to score. strange fruit; pre- pared minds. (the Ameri- cannery…) waste pro- ducts; fresh out of…

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Coincidence in Cape Breton

Coincidence in Cape Breton

  We have new poems from Doreen LeBlanc and an essay from Sean Howard on tap. Both authors hail from Cape Breton, though Doreen splits time between Nova Scotia and Massachusetts now. This is her first publication, and we look forward to more poetry from her in the future. Sean’s work brings together a host of subject fields – psychology, philosophy, linguistics, science, poetry and poetics – to startle us into reading new bridges, new metaphors between them.   *    …

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