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Amanda Earl

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Amanda Earl is a troublemaker who haunts the streets & watering holes of Ottawa for inspiration. She is the author of the poetry book Kiki (Chaudiere Books, 2014), the erotic novel A World of Yes (DevilHouse, 2015) and the smut collection Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl (Coming Together, 2014). Her most recent chapbook, Queen Christina, came out with Ghost City Press in 2016. Amanda is the managing editor of local literary site, Bywords.ca and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress, along with its transgressive imprint DevilHouse.

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Amanda Earl i move from one activity to another; i go for a long walk; i wander into cafes, art galleries, book stores. i eavesdrop on conversations. i have a…morei move from one activity to another; i go for a long walk; i wander into cafes, art galleries, book stores. i eavesdrop on conversations. i have a good wank.(less)
Amanda Earl Independence. I don't have to answer to anyone. I can write whatever I want. Doesn't mean it will be read, but the readers I have in mind are the ones…moreIndependence. I don't have to answer to anyone. I can write whatever I want. Doesn't mean it will be read, but the readers I have in mind are the ones who are disenchanted with the status quo. I won't make a pile of dough this way, but I'll enjoy the ride.(less)
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Kiki

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the Tawdry Goat (Issue 1)

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a reading of Kiki in Hamilton at LitLive this Sunday, March 6 & other shenanigans.

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“Be daring, be different, be impractical;
be anything that will assert integrity
of purpose and imaginative vision
against the play-it-safers.”
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“People will think you brilliant
only if you tell them what they know.
To avoid being thought brilliant,
avoid knowing what they know.
Write to discover to yourself
what you know.

Anarchism is Not Enough”
Laura Riding Jackson

“Our hearts are not pure:
our hearts are filled with need
and greed as much as with love and grace,
and we wrestle with our hearts all the time.
The wrestling is who we are.
How we wrestle is who we are.
What we want to be is never what we are.
Not yet. Maybe that's why we have these
relentless engines in our chests, driving us forward
toward what we might be."
Orion (Jan/Feb 2005)”
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Emily Dickinson
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That perches in the soul
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And never stops at all.”
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Jack Kerouac, The Portable Jack Kerouac

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Amanda Cara wrote: "Hey Amanda - Steal the Cage! Yes! Hopefully Jay will get the teaching empire together this summer and I'll be up TO way...Cb"

that would be fantastic. maybe we could do something together :)


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