“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 review of my work, entitled”Nomad Life,” is available over here at
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).
I am editing a surreal-absurdist feature for Mercurius magazine. Every other Monday, I will feature an absurdist/surrealist writer to tickle your fancies. First up, we have Zachary Schomburg. A selection of prose poems from his book Fjords vol.2, forthcoming from Black Ocean in May 2021.
Read the selection over here.
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.
In my youth I ate Jesus body. With Jerry. It was Wonder Bread. Here is the story. A prose poem from The Green Monk (Boiler House Press). It’s called “Leftovers.”
Just got 2 month year old puppy from the shelter. My life has become Pavlovian.
My friend in London, Chris Gutkind, created an art project to cope with isolation and lockdown. Photos on a cheapo phone camera. Paying attention to small details around his house. Day to day hopes, despairs, and wonders.
Hopefully it will displayed in a gallery sometime this year.
It is available to view now at PERMEABLE BARRIER (an internet art magazine).
A selection of Grzegorz Wroblewski’s poetry (translated by Piotr Gwiazda) is now up at Mercurius Magazine from Barcelona.
Check them out over here.
In 2014, I read with Grzegorz Wroblewski at the Rich Mix in East London.
My poems, from this collaborative reading in 2014, have now been edited into a new manuscript entitled Monkey Magic.
Sometimes it takes a while to find the right frame for a book.
Hopefully someday it will be published.
A recording of our reading is available over at PennSound
Do you like shiny? There is a nice shiny issue of BOAAT from BOAAT Press. I have a shiny poem in there.
check it out: