Category Archives: Blog de companie

Black & White Photography Contest Finalist Dana R Glover

Enthralling black-and-white dominion on Sudden Denouement:
Contest Finalist Dana R Glover

Bio: Writer, reader, photographer. I am no mystery. I worry too much. Sleep too little. I argue too loudly. I praise profusely. I use ink to shed my tears. I am fearless unless left alone to talk to myself. Professionally unpublished but I welcome constructive critique.

Whiskeyspells

Female Surrealists Re-emerge in 2 Startling Shows

“Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo, known for their mystical styles, flourished in Mexico.”
Read more on www.nytimes.com:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/arts/design/leonora-carrington-paintings.html

Fear

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert, Dune

Art by Joanna Karpowicz.

The Invention of Arson – David Lohrey

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:

The Invention of Arson
Who started the fires? Many are drawn to the flames – men and women
in equal number. They clamber to get closer. They take off work to travel:
the flames climbing higher, engulfing, filling the skies. The smoke gets in
everything; there are ashes in the houses, on the carpets. Many stand still
and hold out their tongues. They tear off their clothing. They crave the heat. They’re excited by the smell of ruin. They’re delirious…
https://suddendenouement.com/2019/07/01/the-invention-of-arson-david-lohrey/

[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.]

Double Bind: Jimmi Campkin & Basilike Pappa

Jimmi Campkin & Basilike Pappa at Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.

“The sun is hot enough to melt a bank vault and we recline across the monolith of grey in this wasteland; like a mortuary without the building, like a coroner without the science, as loved ones without the care. The stones…”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/06/29/double-bind-jimmi-campkin-basilike-pappa/

Originally published on Silent Hour.

The Soul of an Octopus

“While stroking an octopus, it is easy to fall into reverie. To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege… an uplink to universal consciousness.”
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by naturalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker Sy Montgomery.

Art by David Delamare.