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 chapbooks, Queen Christina, came out with Ghost City Press , and "I owe Saint Hildegard The Light) (unarmed 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. She runs a Close Reading Service for New Women Poets, and is the co-host, with a.m. kozak of "The Small Machine Talks," a podcast that explores the poetry ...more

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Amanda Earl at Toronto's International Festival of Authors Oct 21

Dear Friends,
I'm featuring at two events on October 21.
In Conversation: Chantel Acevedo & Amanda Earl
October 21 2017 - 2:00 PM
Chantel Acevedo and Amanda Earl discuss the stories of resilient and free-spirited women with Susan G. Cole.

Poetic New Worlds
October 21 2017 - 4:00 PM
Spend an afternoon with poetry and discover new worlds.

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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”
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Brian  Doyle
“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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And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
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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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