James Knight

This surreal absurd sampler is a nice combo. Some psycho-sexual Bird King poems from James Knight and art from Alex Stevens.

Check em out over here at Mercurius.

Glen Armstrong

“I’ve been writing requiems for people I admire lately, some of them fictional, some of them still alive. These folks may have ended up on gum wrappers or Mr. Cobain’s t-shirt or Mr. Zapruder’s movie. They usually share a unique talent that still can’t compensate for a unique and profound sadness. These are a few of those requiems.” – Glen Armstrong

Fab surreal-absurd sampler over here at Mercurius.

Mark Russell

“The poems here are from a new project titled It’s Going To Be a Long Night, Melissa. They mine the ways in which we deceive and are deceived; how our pursuit of meaning and intimacy so persistently misfires; how unremitting is the absurdity, and yet how heartily we laugh into it.” – Mark Russell

Check out this surreal-absurd sampler over at Mercurius.

Charles J. March III

” . . . blame ‘the Other,’ who claims to be an ironic, apocalyptic iconoclast, who had nothing but a deadpan beside him and marijuana garden beneath to piss in whilst swinging from the gallows and birthing this into existence.” – Charles J March III

Check out this terrific surreal-absurd sampler of erasure poems from the bible over here at Mercurius.

Brian Clifton

“There was a game I used to play as a child. My friends and I would turn off the lights of a room and stare at each other’s faces. Because we could only see vague outlines, our imaginations would fill in the details, would distort the faces we knew until they were strange and stranger.” – Brian Clifton

Terrific surreal-absurd sampler over here at Mercurius.

Lorelei Bacht

“I grew up on French surrealisme (my mother would read us Paul Eluard’s poetry at bedtime) and I visit this open-ended poetic space whenever I am struggling to make sense of things and/or to write anything sensical. Sometimes, I manage to catch a few sublime fish. Other times, I can only perceive a faint glimmer. ” -Lorelei Bacht

Check out this surreal-absurd sampler of sublime fish over here.

David Greenslade

Terrific surreal-absurd sampler over at Mercurius by David Greenslade. The world of the sponge.

“During lockdown I explored the idea of immobility —  especially the sessile animal known as the sponge.  I began to think of myself as a sessile being.  I have written a number of prose poems about imaginary sponges with illustrations.  The words and images are a blend of invention and fact.” – David Greenslade

Check it out here

Jeff Alessandrelli

“I attempted to investigate what doesn’t fit and why that unfitting is often more important than that that fits. The songs on the record that I like best are the ones that momentarily skip before righting themselves. But you remember the skip later.” — Jeff Alessandrelli    

This week’s surreal-absurd sampler is Jeff Alessandrelli. Check it out over here



Leaping the moon!!! My next book is coming soon from an exciting press out of Ireland. Beir Bua Press. It is called Puppy. There was loneliness and isolation in a foreign country. We all wanted to go for a walk. Out there in nature where we all belong. Having a puppy is not easy. There is lots to learn about training a puppy. We are in a big net full of jewels and each jewel reflects the other jewel. The puppy is a jewel reflecting our jewel but the puppy is also its own jewel. Puppy is on a growth spurt and I am on a down spurt. We all exit on the ground floor. This prose poem sequence is about life. Hearts emitting sparks to other hearts in deep space. Welcome to the world of puppy. Thanks to the editor Michelle Moloney King for publishing it. More info on their website here