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Devotion by Patti Smith: A Review

  Why do we write? A chorus erupts. Because we cannot simply live. Patti Smith occupies my creative mind like a ghost that will never leave the scene of its death. She haunts me and is always making sure I am still writing. As a muse and a Mother  (I have many), I was utterly […]

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Burrito Deluxe: A Novel By Joseph Ridgwell

  Putting together the Charles Bukowski tribute zine has been amazing so far. Along the way, Joseph Ridgwell and I bumped into each other and he gave me his book Burrito Deluxe to read. He wasn’t fishing for a review but I was compelled to write about it. Sex, drugs and burritos. It sounds like a Mexican […]

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The Self-Devoted Friend by Marvin Cohen

Originally published in 1967, Marvin Cohen’s debut The Self-Devoted Friend has had a rebirth. Tough Poets Press has resurrected a now, out-of-print gem of the literary world with a new introduction from the author himself. The Self-Devoted Friend is a totally original book. Drifting from normality to abnormality; it is funny, warm, surreal, beautifully absurd and totally dysfunctional […]

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Gwil Vs Machine: Selected Poems by Gwil James Thomas

  Published by: Paper and Ink (paperandinkzine.co.uk) Gwil Vs Machine is a collection of nineteen poems written between 2013 and 2016 by Bristolian born poet Gwil James Thomas. The collection is observational, confessional and pulls memories from the past into a freeform, conversational tone that makes you feel you are having a chat with Gwil. This very […]

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Books, Creativity

The Novel of the Future by Anaïs Nin

  Anaïs Nin is a name people usually associate with erotica. Well, there is a lot more to her than that. First and foremost a diarist, her work became a worldwide success and she proceeded to write essays and host several lectures. Anaïs was very fortunate to have lived and be surrounded by some of […]

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On Writing by Stephen King

I have always been a fan of horror and as a child, I remember seeing Stephen King books at home, presumably my Mother’s as she is also a horror lover. I remember reading a couple and being quite scared by them. It was simple storytelling with wonderful imagery; I was hooked. As a bestseller you […]

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Books, Creativity

The Art of Creative Thinking by Rod Judkins

  Discovering this book was a fortunate stroke of serendipity. I was in a creative black hole, it was pretty bad and I had considered just become a normal person. My personal life had made being creative a chore yet the desire was still there but I didn’t know how to get it out. So, […]

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