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Prose & cons of outsider status as a writer

The art world has a name for work produced outside the mainstream by untrained creators who conform to marginal norms (e.g. eccentric recluses, criminals, schizophrenics and visionaries). And, like most else under capitalism, Outsider Art has become an industry. You … Continue reading

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Plan A or: Does a caterpillar dream of becoming a butterfly?

For a change, I’d like to dedicate this post to a friend, who in a recent email dared me to write ‘the definitive statement’ of what it is to be a writer (irrespective of, if presumably not unaffected by, whether … Continue reading

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