Folk surrealism. Experimental electronic. Magical realism. Immigrant stories. Outsider art. A journey!!
A collaboration between UK musician Stephen Emmerson and Madrid-based writer and performer Marcus Slease.
Available over at Bandcamp:
(album cover by outsider artist Grzegorz Wroblewski)
Nice book launch last night. Lots of folks scattered around the bookshop. Great chats with fab folks afterwards. Thanks for coming! Thank you Desperate Literature and Dostoyevsky Wannabe. Gud Tymz!
I am performing with London based poet Chris Gutkind at Desperate Literature bookshop in Madrid. April 14th.
Tonight two poets (one local, one not) in a wham bam double thankya mam.
Chris Gutkind mostly started out in Montreal and has lived in London for many years. He worked as a librarian in universities during most of his time there. In 2006 Inside to Outside was published by Shearsman and in 2010, with artist Trevor Simmons, Knives Forks Spoons published Options. A new collection has been finished and hopefully it will be out in the next year or so. He also writes tales.
Marcus Slease is a nomadic surrealist writer and performer from Portadown, N. Ireland and Utah. He is the author of eight books from micro presses. His writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, featured in the Best British Poetry series, translated into Polish and Danish, and has appeared, or is forthcoming, in many literary journals and anthologies including: Tin House, Poetry, and Fence. His latest book, Play Yr Kardz Right, is forthcoming in August 2017 from Dostoyevsky Wannabe. He lives in Madrid, Spain and teaches English at CIS Endicott International.
Entry €3: Event + Booze + Booklet of poems
THREE POEMS FROM MY MANUSCRIPT THE SPIRIT OF THE BATHTUB.
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