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: 1577312937

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


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.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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

And they can see how poets have very different writing processes. Another great book to use is Clive Matson's Let the Crazy Child Write: Finding Your ...

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.

How to Create and Sustain Groups that Thrive

Let the Crazy Child Write! Finding Your Creative Writing Voice. Novato, CA: New World Library. Reeves, J. (2002). Writing Alone, Writing Together: A Guide ...

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.

Discovering the Writer Within Workbook

Let the Crazy Child Write by Clive Matson On Writing Well by William Zinsser Secrets of a Freelance Writer by Robert W. Bly Secrets of a Professional Writer ...

Author: Krista Barrett & Michelle Froese

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411635838


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, ... __ ,NtClive Matson, author of Let the Crazy Child Write \ a' we ' WM" ' H a; ...

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.

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

House of Peace

The poem "Poetry" appeared in Clive Matson's book Let the Crazy Child Write! (
New World Library, 1998). Cover art by David Zurlin Back cover photo by G. Paul
Bishop Production Management by Jannie Dresser Typography by Archetype ...

Author: Marc Elihu Hofstadter


ISBN: UOM:39015059976830

Category: Gay men

Page: 65

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Dying Unfinished

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.


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

... 'Sky-Dancing Tantra' and 'Let the Crazy Child Write'. I observe this straightfaced; I've lost the capacity for sarcasm and I don't even care.

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.

Call Home

Author: Judy Wells


ISBN: STANFORD:36105122927226

Category: Poetry

Page: 89

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Poetry. "The comic genius of Judy Wells takes a serious turn in CALL HOME. Ninety-two-year-old Irene announces to her children that she is dying, and so the wake begins with the waggish matriarch in full attendance. In thirty-two poetic vignettes, Judy Wells tells the story of an Irish-American mother who has endowed her clan with a sense of drama and high humor that will prepare them to negotiate the pitfalls of property inheritance and re-negotiate what it means to be a family after the funeral. CALL HOME tells a deeply touching tale with universal relevance"--Bridget Connelly. But, "if this sounds like a downer, it isn't. Judy Wells' deep love for her family and the enduring 'rock' of her childhood keep her book alive with sentiment and gentle humor."--Jack Foley. Be sure to check out Wells' EVERYTHING IRISH, also available from SPD.

Let No Man Write My Epitaph

Aw , get out of here , you crazy kid ! ” She grinned . Her eyes fastened on his . “
What do you mean - kid ? ” Louie protested , hoisting up his trousers and
tightening his belt . With a hand on her hip , with the other hip pressed against the
bar ...

Author: Willard Motley

Publisher: New York : Random House

ISBN: UOM:39015014637402

Category: Adult children of drug addicts

Page: 467

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Child of the Chicago slums fights the drug habit.

Poets Writers

... author of tutorial Let org . the Crazy Child Write ! GREEK ISLAND( Bio : www .
matsonford . com ) . For inore THE WRITING poetry and writing courses — June
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ISBN: UOM:39015078326025

Category: Authors, American


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Where Sky Begins

"Wide open spaces inhabit these poems, mountains, hawks, rain, sky, pancakes, boyhood, John Miatech's lines leap across the Western Landscape and land in the human heart.

Author: John Miatech

Publisher: Avid Readers Publishing Group

ISBN: 161286225X

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

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"Wide open spaces inhabit these poems, mountains, hawks, rain, sky, pancakes, boyhood, John Miatech's lines leap across the Western Landscape and land in the human heart. There's a common humanity here this reader recognizes, in language that's accessible and, you could say, unfancy, which these days is the highest praise." -Clive Matson Author of Let the Crazy Child Write! And Chalcedony's Song