NOMADIC SURREALISM AND THE MOBILE IMAGINATION

NOMADIC SURREALISM

“Slease refuses the comforts of rootedness, stability, permanence. In doing so, he represents what the philosopher Rose Braidotti identifies as the model of nomadic subjectivity “in flux, never opposed to a dominant hierarchy yet intrinsically other, always in the process of becoming, and perpetually engaged in dynamic power relations both creative and restrictive.” For many years now this “world alien,” as he jokingly calls himself in the interview with Wetherington, has been writing poems that celebrate flexible identity and mobile imagination. Equally introspective and retrospective, Play Yr Kardz Right beautifully illustrates his nomadic poetics” (Piotr Gwiazda in Jacket 2).

The literary scholar, translator, and poet Piotr Gwiazda wrote a very thoughtful review of my nomadic surrealist work, especially Play Yr Kardz Right.

Also, there is a nice pic of Desperate Literature bookshop. Madrid’s answer to Shakespeare and Company in Paris and where Play Yr Kardz Right was launched.  

The review of my work, entitled”Nomad Life,” is available over here at

Jacket 2.

from “The Lover’s Nest”

hermit kingdom, MARCUS SLEASE FICTION, NOMADIC SURREALISM

A excerpt from my second novel in progress, Hermit Kingdom. This section is called “The Lover’s Nest.”

Polish sailor pubs. Rustic jazz clubs. Vibrating Pineal glands.

Self-branding, love and companionship,

monsters, MILFS, and satanic energy drinks

Nomadic journeys from Katowice to Madrid to North Carolina with beer butt chicken and pimento cheese sandwiches.

How to expand with it.

Jitters

ABSURDIST LITERATURE, hermit kingdom, MARCUS SLEASE FICTION, NOMADIC SURREALISM

“A part wants to break away from the other part. The part that wants to break away claims a different culture. How many cultures make the whole. Who are the true people from the part that wants to break away and the true people from the part that believes in the whole.| My flash fiction, Jitters, at Litro today. Chosen for Flash Fiction Friday.

(image: Frank Moth)

Dream Pop

MARCUS SLEASE FICTION, never mind the beasts, NOMADIC SURREALISM

Some excerpts from my novel Never Mind the Beasts (formally The Autobiography of Don Whiskers) in the new issue of Dream Pop.

“In Milton Keynes, during the conversion, they watch E.T. with the branch, the branch is a small gathering, if it is a larger gathering it is called a ward, they don’t have a ward, they have a branch, it is a bootleg copy and the sound is not fully synced.” Read more over here: