Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ageless -- Douglas Stewart

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. . . whether luck
Or inspiration, your vagrant soul
Putting patience to passions fiery zeal
Finds its true Earthly goal and attacks.

excerpt of poem, Sonnet: On My Apprenticeship Into Poetry, as published in The Local Lot, Anthology 1, Cobourg Poetry Workshop.

Reach Out & Tell Someone -- Louis Stover

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Blinded By The Write -- Victor Coleman

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

FAST FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

SPELL BINDING

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

LARS VILK: A WORD OF ART

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"Lars Vilks was born in Helsingborg, Sweden. He earned a Ph.D. in art history from Lund University in 1987, and worked at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts from 1988 to 1993. From 1997 to 2003, he was a professor in art theory at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. As an art theorist, Vilks is a proponent of the institutional theory of art."

Lars is not running for his life; he is creating for his life. It's not easy being an artist for Lars, especially after he had depicted Mohammed as a roundabout dog.

For examples:
1. Regularly receives death threats. One woman was charged with uttering a death threat.
2. A generic roundabout dog created by Lars & local children, was later set on fire.
3. "We announce a reward of $100,000 to anyone who kills this infidel criminal. This reward will be raised to $150,000 if he is slaughtered like a lamb," said Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. Lars replied, "I suppose this makes my art project a bit more serious. It's also good to know how much one is worth."
4. An attempt to burn down his home was made.
5. An assassination attempt was thwarted this past March 6, 2010.
6. A suburban Pennsylvania woman known by the alias "Jihad Jane" was charged with plotting a murder attempt on Lars.
7. May 11, 2010, Lars was attacked while giving a talk about free speech at Uppsala University.

When I received word that Lars was visiting Toronto, it seemed imperative that I obtain a photo of him holding a FREE SPEECH card. Security was tight, but penetrated. Voila!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Don't Leave Poems Without It: Lara Bozabalian

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LARA BOZABALIAN's one-stop know-all-about-her website can be found HERE.

FREE SPEECH Is In Good Hands With Chris Pelletier

Chris Pelletier is the driving force behind Northumberland View.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

ZACHARIA WELLS & FREE SPEECH

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To find out more about the poetry and Poet ZACHARIA WELLS, click to this WEBSITE.

Friday, April 9, 2010

MORE THAN MAGIC

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Richard Shapcott fooling around with FREAK SPEECH.