The poems in Tim Van Dyke’s “Light on the Lion’s Face” are composed in conjunction with Jean Baudrillard’s book, “Seduction”, often using fragments from the text as architecture for the poems. The other two architectural concepts are the Shivite myth of Kīrttimukha (or “Face of Glory”), a story about a ravenous lion eating its own body, and the stylistic renderings and fragments of Aime Cesaire. Tim Van Dyke uses these three points of departure to fashion a new sensibility about the body, love, seduction, society, and the continued relevance of myth and ritual.
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Marcus Slease is a (mostly) absurdist, surrealist, and fabulist writer from Portadown, N. Ireland. He is the author of The Green Monk, The Spirit of the Bathtub, Play Yr Kardz Right, Rides, Mu (dream) So (Window), and Godzenie, among others. His poetry has been translated into Danish and Polish, featured in the Best British Poetry series, and he has performed his work at various festivals and events in Prague, Madrid, London, Bristol, Manchester, North Carolina, and Ireland. He has made his home in such places as Turkey, Poland, Italy, South Korea, the United States, Spain, and the United Kingdom – experiences that inform his nomadic surrealist writing. Currently, he lives in Castelldefels, Spain and teaches high school literature. He is working on a trilogy of nomadic surrealist novels entitled The Autobiography of Don Whiskers. View all posts by Marcus Slease