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One very important aspect of art is that it makes people aware of what they know and don’t know that they know.

Once the breakthrough is made there is permanent expansion of awareness.

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William S. Burroughs (via reckon)

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Remember this when you read reports of people ‘looting’ McDonalds tomorrow

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Remember this when you read reports of people ‘looting’ McDonalds tomorrow

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On Jazz, Sex and Sound: New Work in wordlegs: "Champagne"

[BLOG] Many thanks to editor Elizabeth Reapy and guest poetry editor Kerrie O’Brien.

The Monday Echo, 11/8/14, Dublin(Photo © Aidan Murphy)

The Monday Echo, 11/8/14, Dublin

(Photo © Aidan Murphy)

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Today’s cover.

Today’s cover.

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The top picture is of a suspect.
The bottom picture is of a victim.

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown

The top picture is of a suspect.
The bottom picture is of a victim.

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown

wordlegs - Issue 19: Autumn '14 | Clara Rose Thornton - "Champagne"

[WORDS] A poem of mine has been published in the Irish literary magazine wordlegs, and I am both elated and disoriented. Disoriented because this particular piece — about an ephemeral, lust-filled encounter prevented from blossoming — has retained in performance the same fleeting, jazz-filled, sensual resignation as the experience that inspired it. A musical favorite, to see its words fixed in space gives it a strange and different life.

For an audio version of “Champagne”: http://ow.ly/AhXYS

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In light of the heartbreaking tragedy of Mike Brown — unarmed African-American teenager shot dead by police as he was running to his grandmother’s house in Ferguson, Missouri — social media campaign #IfTheyGunnedMeDown exploded, exploring how the media portrays, without fail, black victims of shootings. Afropunk ran a great collection of early contributions here: http://ow.ly/AioHF

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown, and I was unarmed, what picture would the media use to create a racialized bias?

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Photo description: Twilight on a street in Ferguson, Missouri. Three white-presenting police officers in green and beige military fatigues, gas-mask helmets and other military-grade weapons and paraphernalia are pointing their machine guns at a black young man with long dreadlocks wearing blue jeans, a sky blue t-shirt and a green baseball cap turned backwards. The young man’s hands are in the air.  Photo courtesy of the New York Times.

sonofbaldwin:

Photo description: Twilight on a street in Ferguson, Missouri. Three white-presenting police officers in green and beige military fatigues, gas-mask helmets and other military-grade weapons and paraphernalia are pointing their machine guns at a black young man with long dreadlocks wearing blue jeans, a sky blue t-shirt and a green baseball cap turned backwards. The young man’s hands are in the air.

Photo courtesy of the New York Times.

Raw TV recording:1) “Wet Grass,” dedicated to Trayvon Martin2) “Angels”(Photo © Raw Image)

Raw TV recording:

1) “Wet Grass,” dedicated to Trayvon Martin
2) “Angels”

(Photo © Raw Image)

Painting lavender mountains, on an Irish hillside, is part of how I spent the weekend. Thank you, .

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Many thanks to KnockanStockan and its large, responsive, poetry-loving crowd. Performing was wonderful, as were the entire festival’s vibration and so many other acts. Thanks for putting spoken word front and center. (Photo © AK Photography/Anto Kane)

Many thanks to KnockanStockan and its large, responsive, poetry-loving crowd. Performing was wonderful, as were the entire festival’s vibration and so many other acts. Thanks for putting spoken word front and center.

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© AK Photography/Anto Kane)

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#ISupportGaza #ISupportPalestine #GazaUnderAttack #GazaUnderFire

#ISupportGaza #ISupportPalestine #GazaUnderAttack #GazaUnderFire