Birthday @ the Art Bar Poetry Series Carries Its Risks!

direct link: Happy BdayFeaturing at the Art Bar Poetry Series on your birthday carries its risks. Love ❤️ Love ❤️  Love ❤️  Many thanks for all the beautiful birthday wishes!p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 28.0px 'Apple Color Emoji'} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 28.0px 'Apple Color Emoji'} ___  | Guernica
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Open Book Interview on Tidal Fury

Somehow, I missed the publication of this Open Book interview with me on Tidal Fury last October. I just found it. Many thanks to Open Book!As it was posted 5 months ago, I think to share the whole interview here.NEWS AND INTERVIEWSThe In Character interview, with Brenda ClewsDATEOctober 26, 2016 Brenda Clews is the author of Tidal Fury (Guernica Editions), a narrative collection that
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Tidal Fury Features this Year

Lovely to see Tidal Fury on the shelves at Indigo (Bloor and Bay)! I signed them. A bunch of features are lined up in Toronto this Spring and I am gearing up to perform from Tidal Fury for you and, I hope, to entertain, elevate and inspire you all!January 18th @ A literary ménage à trois of poetry, 7:30-9:30pm, Bar Italia, 582 College St February 23rd @ Urban Folk Art Salon, 6-8pm,
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The Process: Close Up Portraits of Three Women

direct link: Close Up Portraits of Three Women: the process During the months working on these small portraits, I took photos, and one video, along the way. Thought it would be fun to collect them in a single slideshow video.From the sketches to the finished paintings, portraits I painted of Bänoo Zan (poet), Isabel Fryszberg (musician/painter) & a Self-Portrait. Each is 20"x16”x1.5”, oil
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View from Robarts Library

The literary world has its own intrigues, passions, blasts and blessings. There's always a story, and there is one with my novella, Fugue in Green, which was languishing and now, suddenly, is slated for publication this Fall 2017. I have 6 weeks to do edits and revisions. I haven't read the ms since I submitted it in 2015. Hit Robarts Library yesterday and finished reading it and making some changes
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Pen & ink drawing of Luciano Iacobelli

A rather raw pen and ink sketch of Luciano Iacobelli in preparation for a portrait painting.  ©Brenda Clews, 9"x12", pen and ink on Strathmore 140lb watercolour paper.Luciano, Rocco and I are doing a triple book launch on Wednesday, January 18th:A literary ménage à trois of poetry: Luciano Iacobelli, The Examined Life; Rocco De Giacomo, Every Night of Our Lives; and Brenda Clews, Tidal
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'The Child is Father of the Man' (Wordsworth)

'The Child is Father of the Man,' (Wordsworth), ©Brenda Clews, 9"x12", pen and ink on Strathmore 140lb watercolour paper.Last night's drawing.___  | Guernica Editions | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Amazon.UK | Indigo Books | Goodreads |
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Which one is the real one?

Which one is the real one? A too-fast sketch of Geraldine James in Jewel of India (1984), though she looks obliquely Frida somehow. With the somewhat crude tool I am using, a $2.75 bamboo reed that I love that blots and dabs, that you struggle with to draw, makes the attempt at, approach to, discovery of a more expressionist figuration in the depths, deliberate.___  | Guernica Editions | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Amazon.UK | Indigo
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'the attraction' - pen & ink sketch

'the attraction seems not so much at the heart of it but wheeling outside it' (Larkin), ©Brenda Clews, 9"x12", pen and ink on Fabriano 140lb 100% cotton watercolour paper.Original note at 1am a few nights ago: Loosely drawn. The sketch, fairly quick. The figures from different time zones. And yet, how strikingly real this seems.  | Guernica Editions | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Amazon.UK | Indigo
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Dahlings! Happy New Year!

Dahlings! Wishing you an extraordinary 2017 in all ways, creative, spiritual, financial and in your relationships. Overcome oppressions with true tidal fury!(costume I patched together to perform Tidal Fury, a book about overcoming oppression)___  | Guernica Editions | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Amazon.UK | Indigo Books | Goodreads |
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