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Terrific review of Never Mind the Beasts in Idler magazine by Robert Greer.

“Stylewise it would appeal to fans of both abrupt American Lydia Davis and Soviet absurdist Daniil Kharms . . . A Portrait of the Artist for the Tyskie and Kimchi generation.”

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REVIEW OF THE GREEN MONK

Terrific review by Tom Jenks of my book The Green Monk. You can read it over at Stride magazine. Lydia Davis, Daniil Kharms. Yes please!

The Green Monk is available from Boiler House Press. It has a very nice design. Good to touch. And also read.

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NOMADIC SURREALISM AND THE MOBILE IMAGINATION

“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

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MEET THE POET

A recording of my reading and discussion from The Green Monk and Hermit Kingdom (my manuscript in progress), along with the fabulous poet Colin Herd, is now up with Home Stage on Youtube. Some animal prose poems, fables, magic, surrealism, absurdism, and optimism.

Thanks so much to Home Stage and Florrie Crass for hosting me.

You can watch the recording of the live broadcast over here.

HOME STAGE LIVE READING

On Wednesday June 9th, I am reading with the fabulous Colin Herd for Home Stage in the U.K. The event will be streamed live via Youtube.

I’ll be reading animal prose poems from my book The Green Monk, as well as some new work from my manuscript in progress: Hermit Kingdom.

Surrealistic, minimalist, and sometimes fabulist. There’ll be magical journeys. Come join us. Tune in here at 8PM UK time (9th June 2021).

Mercurius Surreal-Absurd Feature

I am just getting started with the surreal-absurd feature for Mercurius Mag. In the coming weeks, we have some stellar poems from Vik Shirley and Chrissy Williams.

To join the conversation, I have featured a few of my own surreal-absurd tales and prose poems.

Click HERE to read the selection of surreal absurd tales from The Green Monk (Boiler House Press).

Gravity Bubbles

In the heat of the first wave of Lockdown, I participated in an collaboration with the poets Calliope Michail and Chris Gutkind. We decided to call it Gravity Bubbles to emphasize both the gravity of the situation (we were all feeling the heaviness of lockdown in the UK and Spain), and the power of art to lift us, distract, redirect us, recreate us.

The collaboration has just been published at The Babel Tower Notice Board. You can read the collaborative project over here.

Later this year, it will appear in print with Prototype Press, in their annual anthology.

Yeah for indie presses. Yeah for keeping on. Yeah for art and survival.