StanzasAndClausesForTheCauses

Interview with Henry Brasater

Today we are to sit down with another short story author that had contributed to Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes. He had published under the name of Henry Brasater and is a very talented writer. Thank you for sitting down with us today.


Thank you for this interview. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My legal name is Harold L. Drake. My fiction publishing pseudonym is Henry Brasater. I served with the United States Army Security Agency in Asmara, Eritrea. As a civilian I was a radio-television newsman before going into academia. My Ph.D. is in Rhetoric & Public Address and Interpersonal Communicating. Cairo University was where I served a Fulbright Senior Lectureship. My wife and I live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Continue reading

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Interview with Andy N

Today we sit down with Andy N whom is a writer from Manchester, UK. He was co host of the poetry open mike nights off ‘Poets and…’ and ‘Guitar and Verse’ from 2008 to 2013. He is co founder of the writing workshop ‘Writers of third kind’ (formed in 2011) which meets on a monthly basis and is vocalist with the spoken word music band ‘A Means to an End’.

He has published one full length collection of Poetry ‘Return to Kemptown’ in 2010 and two split books ‘A Means to an End’ in 2011 with Jeff Dawson and ‘Europa’ with Nick Armbister in 2014.

He is currently working on his next split book with P.R. Mcdowell ‘Twisted Promise’ and his next solo collections ‘Mystery Stories’ and ‘The End of Summer’. Continue reading

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Interview with Marc Nash

Today we sit down with Marc Nash from the United Kingdom. A rather talented author that had published a poem in Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes.

He is an author of 4 kindle novels and three collections of flash fiction, all of which explore narrative formalism, language and the nature of the image. He lives and works in London.


Here are some of the books that he has published:

A,B&E: British binge culture and the nature of pleasure explored through the prism of exile
Not In My Name: The new politics is being fought online, a battle for hearts and minds
Time After Time: The Butterfly Effect and Schrodinger’s Cat shape the narrative of different outcomes from the same starting point of a deadly seduction
An Eye For An Eye For An Eye: A dystopia based on extending the real-life crisis in the Euro Zone, what is left worthy of a citizen still being allied to a state when that state stripes away the rights and benefits it provides
Long Stories Short: 32 flash fiction stories Continue reading

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Brunei Implements Sharia Law Despite Worries of Human Rights Violations

On May 1, 2014 the Sharia Law took effect in Brunei which made it the first country in East Asia to implement the law at the national level.

There will be three phases in implementing the law. The first phase, now operational, covers general offenses such as eating in public during the fasting month of Ramadan, failure to perform Friday prayers, and pregnancy out of wedlock. The second phase includes cutting of limbs for theft, and flogging for violations such as abortion, alcohol consumption, and homosexuality. The death penalty will be applied during the third phase which would involve stoning to death for adultery, and also capital punishment for rape and sodomy.

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