Let the Crazy Child Write

This is the first how-to-write text to give full credit to the creative unconscious since Becoming a Writer, the 1934 classic by Dorothea Brande.

Author: Clive Matson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577312932

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Twelve lively, in-depth chapters reveal how following our untrained impulses — our creative unconscious or "Crazy Child" — gives an authentic grasp on writing stories, poems, plays, and essays. Let the Crazy Child Write! introduces exercises that explicitly tap this knowledge and also presents guidelines on how to give, and receive, constructive feedback. This is the first how-to-write text to give full credit to the creative unconscious since Becoming a Writer, the 1934 classic by Dorothea Brande. Matson goes further by developing writing techniques step by step: Image Detail, Slow Motion, Hook, Persona Writing, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Narrative Presence, Good Clichés, Character, Surrealism, and Resolution.

Mainline to the Heart

This new edition of Clive Matsons early poems includes all of Diane di Primas Poets Press version 1,000 copies were sold out in 1966-67 and adds significant uncollected pieces from the same period.At once obstreperous and innocent, these ...

Author: Clive Matson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1587901390

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

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This new edition of Clive Matsons early poems includes all of Diane di Primas Poets Press version 1,000 copies were sold out in 1966-67 and adds significant uncollected pieces from the same period.At once obstreperous and innocent, these poems celebrate a place where emotion, sex, and religion come together with overwhelming intensity. In the fifties and sixties Beat Generation writers were revisiting this edgy, full-blooded romantic tradition and Matson joined the exploration with youthful energy. But the quest was fraught with tension.To Matsons heart and mind, the Beatific vision morphs into something as sinister as it is beautiful, sex is utterly consuming yet fosters hostility, emotion is an exhilarating current as dangerous as a tsunami, drugs are glorious and bring one to the brink of death. Writing these poems were a crucial part of a young persons growth, as demonstrated by the open, accessible style. The poets overriding concern is understanding the self and the world. Be-bop and cool riffs, common in the Beats, are truncated or undercut in Matsons work, to arrive quickly and precisely at the point.Mainline to the Heart and Other Poems expresses a confluence of personal and historical forces. Clive Matson was coming of age at the same time the culture was at the height of its 1960s explosion. While the poems cast a sobering light on Beat exuberance, Matsons vibrant imagery makes the personal, visionary, and sexual excitement impossible to deny. Steve Weltner writes, These poems speak about desire with an exactitude too excruciating to be pornographic. The power of their eroticism has not diminished.

How to Create and Sustain Groups that Thrive

(Paster, 2019, personal correspondence)11 This next writer's group agreement was created by Clive Matson, author of Let The Crazy Child Write! Finding Your Creative Writing Voice. Sample Twelve: The Syngenetic Writing Workshop Agreement ...

Author: Ann Steiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429514852

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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How to Create and Sustain Groups That Thrive is an accessible manual for group leaders of all kinds, from psychotherapy groups to discussion groups. This thoroughly updated third edition of the author’s popular group psychotherapy guide provides a wealth of tools for starting and maintaining groups, including sample group agreements, a screening and preparation system, and an innovative collaborative goal setting system. The book also discusses the importance of online ‘netiquette’ as well as an overview of diversity and inclusion concepts in group work, offering a range of modifiable leadership and facilitation interventions that can be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups. Specifically designed to help both seasoned group therapists and clinicians who find themselves leading groups, How to Create and Sustain Groups That Thrive is an easy-to-use, fully practical resource for a variety of mental health professionals.

The Miracle Garden

"The Miracle Garden: Selected Poems of Marc Elihu Hofstadter is a collection of poems from his books and other publications that Hofstadter believed to be his best work.

Author: Marc Elihu Hofstadter

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798475264973

Category:

Page: 180

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"The Miracle Garden: Selected Poems of Marc Elihu Hofstadter is a collection of poems from his books and other publications that Hofstadter believed to be his best work. Hofstadter's plainspoken, emotionally direct, subtly wrought lyrics have appeared over the last couple of decades in a steady stream of collections that display a distinctive voice comfortable in its own integrity, completely independent of whatever contrivances are trending in the creative writing industry. His poems speak with the clarity and economy of mature reflection on a lifetime of simple pleasures and revelations. In The Miracle Garden he has harvested a choice selection of his life's work ripe with openhearted intelligence, wonder and gratitude." -Stephen Kessler, author of Moving Targets: On Poets, Poetry & Translation. "Each poem in The Miracle Garden: Selected Poems of Marc Elihu Hofstadter begins with such a casual air, we saunter in, relishing the simplicity. Topics are ordinary and magical. And Hofstadter refrains from polishing, as that would tarnish the magic. This shows the poet's exquisite sensibility; he was trained by his subjects." -Clive Matson, author Let the Crazy Child Write! and Hello, Paradise. Paradise, Goodbye.

AA Gill is Away

... Let the Crazy Child Write. “You're three people,” he enthuses, “a head editor, a heart writer and a crazy child, like in Freud, the unconscious. Crazy Child says, imagine a three-legged dog, okay? Now imagine a three-legged dog ...

Author: A.A. Gill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297864660

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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'Theatre, food, refugees: in Adrian's writing they're all linked up ... If you haven't read his book AA GILL IS AWAY, read it now. It was when he was away that he was at his best' Stephen Daldry A. A. Gill was probably the most read columnist in Britain. Every weekend he entertained readers of the SUNDAY TIMES with his biting observations on television and his unsparing, deeply knowledgeable restaurant reviews. Even those who objected to his opinions agree: his writing is hopelessly, painfully funny. He was one of a tiny band of must-read journalists and it was always a disappointment when the words 'A.A. Gill is away' appeared at the foot of his column. This book is the fruit of those absences: twenty-five long travel pieces that belie his reputation as a mere style-journalist and master of vitriol: this is travel writing of the highest quality and ambition.

Pour Me

The creative writing lecturer in a bookshop in Santa Barbara who'd written a 'How to Write' book called Let the Crazy Child Write who said, 'We each are three people – a head editor, a heart writer and a crazy child. The crazy child ...

Author: A.A. Gill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297870838

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE 'An intense, succulent read that's intermittently dazzling' THE TIMES 'Chilling, exquisitely moving' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A superb memoir - and one of the best books on addiction I have ever read' EVENING STANDARD A. A. Gill's memoir begins in the dark of a dormitory with six strangers. He is an alcoholic, dying in the last-chance saloon. He tells the truth - as far as he can remember it - about drinking and about what it is like to be drunk. He recalls the lost days, lost friends, failed marriages ... But there was also an 'optimum inebriation, a time when it was all golden'. Sobriety regained, there are painterly descriptions of people and places, unforgettable musings about childhood and family, art and religion; and most movingly, the connections between his cooking, dyslexia and his missing brother. Full of raw and unvarnished truths, exquisitely written throughout, POUR ME is about lost time and self-discovery. Lacerating, unflinching, uplifting, it is a classic about drunken abandon.

Write from the Heart

Let the Crazy Child Write!: Finding Your Creative Writing V oice by Clive Matson. This book grew out of hundreds of creative writing workshops Clive Matson has led during his career as poet and writer. The book leads readers through a ...

Author: Hal Zina Bennett

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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In his first edition of Write from the Heart, Hal Zina Bennett presented a spiritual approach to writing that showed both beginners and seasoned authors how to overcome blocks, unleash their creative voice, and see their books in print. In this edition, he gives readers an even more interactive experience by incorporating exercises he's developed during his many years conducting workshops. An all-new chapter on supportive critiquing shows readers how to make contacts in the all-important community of writers and how to get help with the process of writing and refining. This revised edition also includes an updated section on getting published that addresses print-on-demand, electronic books, and the Internet.

Writing Alone Writing Together

A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups Judy Reeves. Heffron, Jack. ... Writing from Personal Experience: How to Turn Your Life into Salable Prose. ... Let the Crazy Child Write: Finding Your Creative Writing Voice. Novato, Calif.

Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318248

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The lonely life of a writer need not be. There are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections in Writing Alone, Writing Together include Writing Practice Groups, Creating Writing Prompts, Group Leadership, and even What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs. Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Help Your Group Thrive

She will take in what's helpful to her and disregard the rest. (Paster, 2014, personal correspondence)11 This next writer's group agreement was created by Clive Matson, author of Let The Crazy Child Write! Finding Your Creative Writing ...

Author: Ann Steiner, Ph.D.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429837616

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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This easy-to-use manual is recommended for leaders of all types of groups - discussion groups, peer support, organizations, and workplace teams. You'll find discussion of the different types of groups, leadership styles and roles. Worksheets help you figure out your preferred leadership style, along with facilitation tools, sample group agreements, online netiquette information, and numerous modifiable written forms for starting and maintaining effective groups. Practical advice and worksheets help you design your group, select potential members, and understand common group challenges. These valuable tools will take you from defining your group's mission to helping your group thrive.

Healing the Split

(Matson is the author of six other books of poetry and a writing guide entitled Let the Crazy Child Write !, and the co-editor, with Allen Cohen, of the anti-war poetry anthology An Eye for an Eye Makes the I/Vhole World Blind.

Author: Marc Elihu Hofstadter

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781608448227

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 276

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Healing the Split consists of the collected essays of poet, literary critic and philosopher Marc Elihu Hofstadter. The essays stretch from Hofstadter's early scholarly articles about poets William Carlos Williams and Yves Bonnefoy through articles published in the Redwood Coast Review about poetry, art, music, science, politics and France to recent articles concerning the "split" between the sciences and the humanities, reason and feeling/intuition/faith. The book embodies Hofstadter's consistent belief in the idea that all human activities are composed of an "objective" element and a "subjective" element. Human knowledge, whether scientific, mathematical, philosophical or artistic, contains a degree of objective certainty mixed with a component of subjective feeling. The differences between science and the humanities are differences of degree of objectivity, not of essence, and the knowledge the humanities display is a genuine form of knowledge, less certain than science but rich in tangible, felt experience. Even early in his career as a literary critic, Hofstadter was interested in how such otherwise diverse poets as Williams and Bonnefoy sacralize the coming together of mind and world in all forms of human experience. As Williams put it, "No ideas but in things!"-by which he meant, not, Let there not be any ideas! but, Let all ideas be inextricably entwined with the physical world! Hofstadter argues that, in all our activities, there is a mixture of the thinking, reasoning mind and the parts of us that feel, perceive, touch-our bodies, our hearts. Science and philosophy are the great achievements of the mind, while art and religion are the most powerful consummations of sensing and feeling-yet science and philosophy are partly emotive, and art and theology partly rational. The difference, again, is in degree. Healing the Split is an attempt to bring reason and feeling/intuition/faith together, to show how they are intimately related. The Buddhist faith is key to this effort, because Buddhism doesn't analyze out reason and non-rational knowledge as separate faculties but tries to unite them in a direct, embodied kind of experience that "heals the split" between them and makes the individual human being whole. In Buddhism, everything we know is known through consciousness, and distinctions between subject and object, mind and world, logic and faith become artificial, since consciousness is essentially unitary. And Buddhism sees all phenomena, known through consciousness, as being related in a universal "web" everything is connected ultimately to everything else, and the world is essentially One. Healing the Split is finally a work of mysticism in the line of Parmenides, who believed that everything is one, or the Kabbalists, who worshipped the All in the form of "Ha Shem" the unnamable "Name." Marc Elihu Hofstadter was born in New York City in 1945. He received his B.A. in French literature from Swarthmore College in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1975. He has taught American literature at Santa Cruz, the Universite d'Orleans (on a Fulbright Lectureship) and Tel Aviv University. In 1980 he obtained his Master of Library Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and from 1982 to 2005 served as the Librarian of the City of San Francisco's transit agency. He has published five volumes of poetry: House of Peace, Visions, Shark's Tooth, Luck and Rising at 5 AM, all of which are available on amazon.com, and his poems, translations and essays have appeared in over sixty magazines. He lives in the retirement community of Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, California with his partner, the artist David Zurlin."

The Forms of Things Unknown

Another great book to use is Clive Matson's Let the Crazy Child Write: Finding Your Creative Writing Voice (ISBN 978-1-880032-35-0). The author approaches writing intuitively and has a lot of inspiration to give to students.

Author: Shelley Savren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475827941

Category: Education

Page: 210

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The Forms of Things Unknown: Teaching Poetry Writing to Teens and Adults draws from Shelley Savren’s forty years of teaching poetry writing to a diverse array of students, from teens with mental health issues to seniors to adults with developmental disabilities. Designed for use in a classroom or community setting, this book features forty-one lesson plans and nineteen more poetry-writing workshop ideas and provides guidance and inspiration for teaching poetry writing to teens and adults.

Discovering the Writer Within Workbook

She also writes poetry, short stories and novels. ... Krista resides in Canada with her husband, two children and three fish that will never die. ... Recommended Reading Let the Crazy Child Write by Clive Matson.

Author: Krista Barrett & Michelle Froese

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411635838

Category:

Page: 248

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Do you need to unleash the writer within? You can! This book is designed to help you discover new writing skills through hundreds of stimulating questions and exercises, motivating you to gain fresh insight into the world around you and pushing you to become the writer you've always wanted to be! By Krista Barrett & Michelle Froese. [Writer-Related Non-Fiction] Buy the eBook for only $6.95. Click here !

Single Tree

Yet, somehow he also found his way to good writing and had a rich, inner world supported by his reading everything ... __ ,NtClive Matson, author of Let the Crazy Child Write \ a' we ' WM" ' H a; Cover graphic by Michael “Rusty” Drake ...

Author: R. Schmidt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595480494

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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"An amazing collection! Richard takes us into the worlds of characters who are as varied and complex as life itself. Sometimes tough, sometimes tender and caring, these stories touch our humanness in ways that are as deeply satisfying as they are entertaining." -Laurelee Roark, coauthor of It's Not About Food "R.V. Schmidt is a born storyteller of the outdoors, wild animals, road trips, heartwarming coincidences and salt-of-the-earth relationships, all set in layer upon layer of natural western beauty, carefully observed and beautifully described. At root is deep wisdom evolved from our rough and penchant frontier ethos plus Schmidt's boundless acceptance of life. All you need is a quiet evening, a comfortable chair, and a fire in the hearth. Hard to come by nowadays, but Single Tree will create that wool blanket and those warm crackling logs in your heart." -Clive Matson, author of Let the Crazy Child Write

Love After Life a Novel

Clive Matson, author of Let the Crazy Child Write! “Here is a lucid, deftly told story of the healing power of love and the tenacity of spirit. But this is also a suspense tale with a redemptive twist — a genuine metaphysical thriller ...

Author: D. Patrick Miller

Publisher: Fearless Books

ISBN: 9781452370200

Category: Literary Collections

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SHere is a lucid, deftly told story of the healing power of love and the tenacity of spirit. But this is also a suspense tale with a redemptive twist †a genuine metaphysical thriller that seizes the soul and keeps you up until midnight turning the pages. †Tim Farrington, author of The Monk Downstairs and The Monk Upstairs

Out of the Bronx

Yet she bravely tells us her story. Read Out of the Bronx and you may be honored with a glimpse of the mystery.” —CLIVE MATSON, author of Hello, Paradise. Paradise, Goodbye. and Let the Crazy Child Write Out of the Bronx A M E M 0 ||

Author: Irene Sardanis

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631525407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Irene Sardanis was born into a Greek family in the Bronx in the 1940s in which fear and peril hovered. Her mother had come to New York for an arranged marriage. Her father drank, gambled, and enjoyed other women—and then, when Irene was eleven, abandoned her family altogether. Faced with their mother’s violent outbursts in the wake of this betrayal, Irene’s older siblings found a way out, but Irene was trapped, hostage to her mother’s rage and despair. When she finally escaped her mother as a young adult, she married a neighbor, also Greek, who controlled and dominated her just like her mother always had. But Irene wasn’t ready to let her story end there. With therapy, she eventually found the courage to leave her husband and pursue her own dreams. Out of the Bronx is her story of coming to terms with the mother and past that terrified and paralyzed her for far too long—and of how she went on to create a new life free of those fears.

What the Wind Says

Clive Matson author Let the Crazy Child Write!And Chalcedony's Songs “John Miatech is a poet who mines for crystals. He unearths the numinous hidden in solid ground, sifts through layers of memory and presence, then deftly articulates ...

Author: John Miatech

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468565027

Category: Poetry

Page: 66

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John Miatechs poems speak of wild places, of the spiritual relationship between humans and the Earth, of the deeper belief that everything in the natural world is alive and connected, and that you can find this out for yourself if you take the time. Growing up in Michigan, John has lived in California for most of his adult life. This has allowed him to roam the rich landscape of lakes and rivers, deserts, mountains and forests that these two regions provide, giving him a deep bond with the secret places of both areas, and with the voices that speak within their borders. Wide open spaces inhabit these poems, mountains, hawks, rain, sky, pancakes, boyhood, John Miatechs lines leap across the Western landscape and land in the human heart. Theres a common humanity here this reader recognizes, in language thats accessible and, you could say, unfancy, which these days is the highest praise. - Clive Matson, author Let the Crazy Child Write! And Chalcedonys Songs John Miatech is a poet who mines for crystals. He unearths the numinous hidden in solid ground, sifts through layers of memory and presence, then deftly articulates the healing force of what he finds. His poems are masterful distillations of waters that flow from the heart. Once you are a river, everything changes, he explains in a poem about the rain. - Cynthia Potem, producer of Poetry Basket, kidefm.org

House of Peace

Except for reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher and author. Published by Mother's Hen ... The poem "Poetry" appeared in Clive Matson's book Let the Crazy Child Write!

Author: Marc Elihu Hofstadter

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059976830

Category: Gay men

Page: 65

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Dying Unfinished

... sometimes delicate, sometimes full-bown, always pervasive and alluring. – Clive Matson, author of Chalcedony's First Ten Songs and Let the Crazy Child Write From KIRKUS Reviews: A lyrical novel that takes place over • 186 •

Author: Maria Espinosa

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 9781609400392

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Extending the story of the troubled life of Rosa, a character first developed by the author in "Longing," this novel describes her difficult relationship with her mother, Eleanor. Rosa's story unfolds as though in a parallel world: dogged by the same obsessions as her mother and resorting to sex and madness as elements of destruction. At the core of their tension is the illicit affair Eleanor has had with her daughter's husband, Antonio. Both Rosa and Eleanor find the defining focal point in the same man, whose gift for interpreting the longing of others means his own bitter destruction. Narrated in two voices from perspectives of both women, this novel describes both their lives in depth, covering a span of nearly 70 years during which the world around them undergoes enormous change.

Incognito

... sometimes delicate, sometimes full-bown, always pervasive and alluring. – Clive Matson, author of Chalcedony's First Ten Songs and Let the Crazy Child Write Other works by María Espinosa: Novels: Longing Dark Plums Dying.

Author: Maria Espinosa

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 9780930324797

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

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This gripping novel of adventure, love, and religious persecution follows the life and flight of a Jew under the Spanish Inquisition.

In Search of Mary

As well as bathing, massage and being reborn, Harbin offers courses in such things as 'Timeless Loving', 'Sky-Dancing Tantra' and 'Let the Crazy Child Write'. I observe this straightfaced; I've lost the capacity for sarcasm and I don't ...

Author: Bee Rowlatt

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 9780714545516

Category: Travel

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Toddler in tow, Bee Rowlatt embarks on an extraordinary journey in search of the life and legacy of the first celebrity feminist: Mary Wollstonecraft. From the wild coasts of Norway to a naked re-birthing in California, via the blood-soaked streets of revolutionary Paris, Bee learns what drove her hero on and what's been won and lost over the centuries in the battle for equality.On this biographical treasure hunt she finds herself consulting a witch, a porn star, a quiet Norwegian archivist and the tenants of a blighted council estate in Leeds - getting much more than she bargained for. In her quest to find a new balance between careers and babies, Bee also discovers the importance of celebrating the radiant power of love in all our lives.