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Woman Bathing, 7x10” #gelpen on #strathmorepaper

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Bloor Subway Sketch April 28th with gel pens - he was very alert and when I began sketching him, he closed his eyes... for a little transit nap. I do a quick sketch & then work on the drawing later from memory. #Toronto #TTC #urbansketchers #ballpointpen #gelpen #gelink #colorink #figurativedrawing #art #art_dailydose #instaart #artist #sketchbook #sketchoftheday #sketching #sketch #sketch_daily #draw #drawing #artistoninstagram #moleskine #moleskinesketchbook

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Bloor Subway sketch

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Bloor Subway sketch, April 28th - he was very alert and when I began sketching him, he closed his eyes... for a little transit nap (oh don't we know those naps!). I do a quick sketch and then work on the drawing later from memory. 3½" x 5½".
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Video: Bren Clews @ the Art Bar 2018

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Direct link: Bren @ the Art Bar

It is always a privilege to read at the Art Bar, Toronto's longest running poetry series, begun in 1990. My novella, Fugue in Green (Quattro Books, Dec 2017), while it has a narrative, is written in a prose poetry. A hybrid style. I begin this reading with a section on how poetry is the vector between the concrete world and the world of the imagination, and end with lovemaking, and what could be more poetic than that? Carl Jung would say to his mistress, 'Let's go and make poetry.'

In the editorial process, the copy editor turned all the sentence fragments in the original manuscript into proper sentences, and combined the one sentence paragraphs into larger paragraphs, removing much of the obvious poetry, but the flow and imagery remained, and I liked the decisive grammar, and so I okayed her suggestions.

But Fugue in Green remains, to me, a book grounded in poetry.

The Art Bar Poetry Series at the Free Times Café in Toronto on April 1…

Got the Coroner’s Report today. #belovedbrother #grief

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Reading from Fugue in Green at the Art Bar tonight. Quiet but fabulous evening! Many thanks to those who came out. ❤️ #quattrobooks #bookstagram #canlit #novella #prosepoetry

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