Fantastic Guest Artist: Strange Dylan (_strange_dylan_) at Sudden Denouement Collective
“Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden – in all the places.”
– Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret Garden
Art – Inga Moore, illustration for the Secret Garden
‘O Man, so long as you are free you will cherish the sea!
The sea is your looking glass; you contemplate your own soul
in the inﬁnite unfolding of its waves, while your mind is a no less bitter gulf.’
– Charles Baudelaire, 1852
Art by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky.
Let’s say that most of us flicker in silence, David Lohrey is one of the few who flickers in a roar.
Read his amazing piece on Sudden Denouement:
Back from the seminar with ringing in my ears. Today,
a special session in learning to be offended. The teacher
is an empowered victim, an obese libertarian who spends
her afternoons at the Palm Springs hotel pool in a lace bikini.
[David Lohrey is from Memphis, where he grew up, and now lives in Tokyo, where he teaches and writes for local travel magazines. He graduated from UC Berkeley and then moved to LA where he lived for over 20 years.
Internationally, his poetry can be found in Otoliths, Stony Thursday Anthology, Sentinel Quarterly, and Tuck Magazine. In the US, recent poems have appeared in Poetry Circle, FRiGG, Obsidian, and Apogee Journal. His fiction can be read in Crack the Spine, Dodging the Rain, and Literally Stories.
David’s The Other Is Oneself, a study of 20th-century literature, was published in 2016, while his first collection of poetry, Machiavelli’s Backyard, was released in September 2017. He is a member of the Sudden Denouement Collective.]
Happy August Everyone!
August from Eugène Samuel Grasset‘s La Belle Jardinière calendar, 1896
She told me; I want to tell you three things and I want you to shut up whilst I’m talking. Holding up a hand, she extended a finger as she counted. There’s a dream… a memory… and a verdict. They are connected, but I don’t know how.
Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/07/20/starlings/
Writer, Photographer and creator of SANCTUARY I and SANCTUARY II
“It is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, consumption. Which condition is better for the world at large I will not venture to discuss. But I do know, that many of those who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where we can all root and grow. We must all hope we find them” – Mark Rothko
What Can you Do Today That You Could Not Do 1 Year Ago?
I have started with:
“Sit alone; sit quietly
Learn something new without any apparent practical benefit.
Ask individuals for bold feedback; ignore what you hear from the crowd.
Spend time encouraging other artists.
Teach, with the intent of making change.
Ship something that you created” – Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception
I have learned the ins and outs of political marketing as to “Learn something new without any apparent practical benefit.”
Art – Joseph Stella “Tree of my life”
The Heart of The Wind – Publication of the Month at Spillwords.com
written by: David Dephy
“Floating on the stream of your breath
listening to the sound of your breath
loving your silently deep look”
Read more: https://spillwords.com/the-heart-of-the-wind/
Born June 21st, 1968. The trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, multimedia artist. His works are published in the USA by the several literary magazines and anthologized also in many collections of poetry and prose in the USA, UK, Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Georgia, Mexico, Portugal, Romania. He is an active participant of the American and international poetry and artistic scenes such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Long Island Poetry Listings, Bowery Poetry Club, Columbia University in the City of New York – The School of the Arts. Bowery Poetry Club named him as a Literature Luminary. He lives and works in NYC.
“Dreams are our daily practice of madness.”
– Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo: Where There’s Love, There’s Hate, 1946
Art by Anton Lomaev.
[Sudden Denouement is proud to announce that ESP (Esprambles) is now a member of the Sudden Denouement Collective. He is a powerful, unique voice and we are honored to call him one of our own.]
The black hole soul
Every sound, every act, every scene
is drowned by a sigh that still echoes
long after the hearts have broken,
[ESP’s writing can be found on Esprambles.]