“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
A nice simple surrealist poem by Pablo Neruda. Socks. & more.
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.
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).
Enjoying curating the surreal-absurd feature in Mercurius magazine. So much interesting work out there.
Here is a selection of poems from Vik Shirley. From her chapbook Corpses and her collection, The Continued Closure of the Blue Door. The surreal is alive and well!
Check em out over here
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.