Taming The Muse

“It comes from a place that no one commands and no one conquers…” Leonard Cohen is addressing the Spanish audience at the Prince of Asturias Awards. He is explaining, in his deeply charming and humble manner, how he finds his inspiration. “In other words”, he...

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Inside the head of…Trace Ramsey

Illustration by Fabio Vermelho Trace Ramsey is a recipient of the 2015 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Award in Literature, a 2015 contributor in non-fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and winner of the 2016 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction...

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An ode to…Onism

onism – n. the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time. As described in The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows. It’s the warm coloured stone of Greek churches. It’s the restful aureate light that everything here...

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Inside the head of…Noah Cicero

Illustration by Fabio Vermelho Noah Cicero is an American poet, novelist and short story writer born in Ohio and living in Las Vegas. We first fell in love with his writing after reading Bi-Polar Cowboy, his beautiful collection of love poems which he outlines on the...

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A break up letter to the moon

It all becomes so much clearer with a bit of distance. I was too close to see the truth before. I admired you from afar since I was 11 years old. Your glow, your mysterious beauty, your pull. How my heart gravitated towards you. I dreamed of conquering you and calling...

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Inside the head of…Eimear McBride.

Illustration by Fabio Vermelho  Author Eimear McBride was born to Irish parents in Liverpool in 1976. Her debut novel, A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing (which took her merely six months to write) was published in 2013 and won serveral awards including the Baileys Women’s...

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Inside the head of…Tony Parsons

Illustration by Fabio Vermelho Tony Parsons is a British author and journalist who began his career writing about punk music for the NME and has since written a whole bunch of fantastic best-selling novels and newspaper columns. But I’m sure you know all this...

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Wild Swimming in the South of France

Amy Watt is a member of our Abeona Adventure Club. She left a fast paced job in the big city and headed for a small village in the South of France with her partner, Jim. We like the sound of that a lot. She writes a really beautiful blog about travelling and yoga and...

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Inside the head of…Chris T-T

Illustration by Fabio Vermelho* Chris T-T is an English singer songwriter, activist, writer, public speaker, radio show host, and genuinely incredibly lovely human being, based in Brighton. He has performed on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar square for Anthony...

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