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Stephen C. Bird

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in Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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Stephen C. Bird is a fiction writer and visual artist. He was born in Toronto, ON; grew up in Erie County, NY; and lived in New York City for thirty-three years.

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A collection offers satirical short stories set in a fictional land ..... Bird (Catastrophically Consequential, 2012) conjures a wildly farcical cosmos that bears just enough resemblance to this one to be evocatively familiar, a place he calls Amourrica Profunda. He chronicles the peculiar but often endearing searches his protagonists conduct for love and purpose. In 1978, after graduating from... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 11, 2019 13:45 Tags: adult, experimental, fiction, humor, lgbtq, satire, surrealism
Average rating: 2.91 · 405 ratings · 258 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Catastrophically Consequential

2.88 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Hideous Exuberance

2.93 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Any Resemblance to a Coinci...

2.74 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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To Be to Is to Was

4.10 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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***** For a better understanding of "I Can Has Covfefe?" -- I recommend reading Bruno Zogma's "The Five Knifefights You Have in the Tunnels" first.

In "I Can Has Covfefe?" (henceforth "ICHC") Mr. Zogma states that "Covfefe means you should not be asha
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I'm giving "The Five Knifefights You Have in the Tunnels" (henceforth "FK") 4 stars for its bizarre and mystifying atmosphere. Even though most of the action takes place within the interior of an apartment (at least, that is my first impression) -- W ...more
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Free Women, Free Men by Camille Paglia
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It's been at least fifteen years since I read one of Camille Paglia's books, although I've kept up with her articles on Salon and wherever else they appear in print media. Certain chapters of "Free Men, Free Women: Sex, Gender, Feminism" I readily id ...more
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Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight by Matt Nagin
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I don't usually read poetry and the form itself has little relevance for me. However, a number of these poems read like prose; like stories. The poems I like best in this book are those that get right to the heart of the matter. "Paradox" is short an ...more
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American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
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To Be to Is to Was by Stephen C. Bird
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500 Word Synopsis: Welcome to a collection of worlds that collide, collude, conflict, cooperate or exist in indifferent isolation. When a father abandons his son, the son has no other choice but to inhabit a world of fantasy to deal with the resultin ...more
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Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia
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This book is one of my all-time favorites and my favorite of Paglia's. I prefer Paglia the "academic" as opposed to the "media whore" (i.e. as she has expressed herself in her column for as I am at least 50% in disagreement with her politi ...more
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“Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their ''evil'' look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it”
Camille Paglia

“Gay men are guardians of the masculine impulse. To have anonymous sex in a dark alleyway is to pay homage to the dream of male freedom. The unknown stranger is a wandering pagan god. The altar, as in pre-history, is anywhere you kneel.”
Camille Paglia

“The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture”
Camille Paglia

“The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions. This thought has made me more and more attentive to all encounters. meetings, introductions, which might contain the seed of depth that might be carelessly overlooked. This feeling has become a rarity, and rarer every day now that we have reached a hastier and more superficial rhythm, now that we believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people, more people, more countries. This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us. The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision.”
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
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Stephen Bird ChattyKat wrote: "Hi Stephen... thanks for the friend invite!"

You're welcome ChattyKat! All the best -- Steve Bird

KathyAnne Hi Stephen... thanks for the friend invite!

Stephen Bird Lucinda wrote: "Dear Stephen,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads. I really enjoyed reading your novel 'Catastrophically Consequential' and look forward to reading more of your ..."

Thanks Lucinda --
I greatly appreciate the support !!!
Cheers -- Steve Bird

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