CRUSTED

FROM MANUSCRIPT NEW FOAM:

BOMB

short piece about bombs bombs bombs. And not wanting to be sad anymore.



From new revised manuscript written in Poland.




RIDES

My new book is just out! YIPPPIEEE!! Started this in 2008 when I first came to London. Picked it up again in 2012 after coming back from living in Poland and Turkey. It was poems written at tube stops around London. Then poems written on the circle line in London. Finally it became poems written on trains all over the U.K. Sitting backwards on the way there. Sitting forwards on the way back. Some real. Some imagined. What’s the difference? Super happy to have Blart Books publish it. Super happy!! Check it out!! Grab a copy!! It’s poetry for pirates!

Bernadette Mayer, Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett are some of the influences. 


A little more about the book over at H_ngm_n (where some of the poems were also published):

http://h-ngm-n.tumblr.com/post/86997117895/this-poem-this-monster-marcus-slease

Rides
Marcus Slease
There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be
pirate” said Kathy Acker. This is pirate literature. On a train.
Partly inspired by Ted Berrigan’s Train Ride from 1971,
Rides has a reality hunger. A mash up of memories and 
observations on train rides all over the U.K.
“A moving stage theatre,” 
“A special mission with a Mormon bodybuilder,” 
“A donut the size of your face called the TexASS.”
The speaker is “staging the room for their own pornography.”
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise make a special appearance in their epic blockbuster Far and Away on a train from Brighton. Natalie Portman’s dress appears on a train to Brighton. The “psycho southeast harbor” of Folkestone is an inferno of the shirtless being stuffed with chips. In Norwich children slide down a slide into a graveyard.The soundtrack is Pussy Riot and The Raincoats. Rides is a sad romance. “A gravy moat with mash potatoes in the middle.” Personal and personable, the speaker of these poems doesn’t “want to be
clever” they just want “to be real.” Domestic expansive and full
of truth nuggets: If you paint a person / with house paint
they will live / if you don’t paint / the bottom of their feet.”
Here’s Marcus reading a selection from Rides
£7.00
 
 
 

 

America

America

(after Ginsberg)
America I am putting my pursy lips
to the wheel
America go to bed
dream new dream
America none of this
means anything
America I’ve got
your booty
in my laundry bag
America my potatoes
are puffy, cloudy, sexy
America I have
a queer head a queer
shoulder a queer toe
a queer knee
when are you coming
to save me
America will you kneed
me like
sour dough
mountain
look-out
America from your offices
of gloom into
Britannia offices
of doom oh
America I am like you
a tragic flaw
on a train
to nowhere
where Constitutional
Ave 
meets
lost & hard
at sea
America the man
ain’t coming
from sky
America bent down
withered Promethean
urge with milk
& creamy eggs
America I do not
rejoice in yr lamb
the impeachable
unimpeachable
government
smart drone
dirty bombs
on & on
things that can’t be
and is
and isn’t
America

LAHORE

YOU’VE BEEN PUSHING SINCE LAHORE

A COLLABORATIVE POST SURREAL TRAVEL STORY OF THREE SAINTS ON A MISSION!!!

 WRITTEN BY

MARCUS SLEASE, DAVID KELLY-MANCAUX, CHRIS GUTKIND.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdaiuSEumzs

THE GOLDEN AGE OF INDIE PUBLISHERS

A great list of indie publishers. Yes. It does seem like a golden age. The big publishers have lost touch, created a vacuum (we know what nature does with vacuums). These publishers are pushing the best shit right now in the English speaking world. There are others that they missed (of course) like Octopus Books/Poor Claudia, Civil Coping Mechanisms, Curbside Splendor (I am sure there are more). But this is a damn good list!!

http://flavorwire.com/417838/25-independent-presses-that-prove-this-is-the-golden-age-of-indie-publishing/view-all/