MAP LITERARY

Some poems from my ms MILK TOP MAGIC HAT over at Map Literary: http://www.mapliterary.org/marcus-slease.html little men in my bathtub, rainy Bukowski southwest train to Reading, E.T. and rocket ships in Milton Keynes. Some fantastic poetry and fiction over there. Like Anne Gorrick’s measurements to the sun for example. Stellar! It is part of my bookContinue reading “MAP LITERARY”

THE CRANIUM IS A SPACE TRAVELER’S HELMET

READING FROM NEW BOOK RIDES IN MY FLAT IN EAST LONDON DOCKLANDS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmm3xjknAc ‚ÄúThere is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be a pirate” There are mashups with train rides forwards and backwards all around the U.K. Rides is part of my nomadic surrealist project. AVAILABLE OVER HERE: RIDES  Continue reading “THE CRANIUM IS A SPACE TRAVELER’S HELMET”

saint mayer saint spit saint myles and saint tea

My reading at Hardy Tree in London on Saturday 23rd Nov 2013. pocket rubbings, aliens, mormons, boy scouts, a blooming tattoo, conversations with saints and work of Eileen Myles, Sister Spit, Michelle Tea, Bernadette Mayer and others from new ms in progress: ANOTHER KIND OF MISSION thank you Saint Erkembode! thank you SJ Fowler! ThankContinue reading “saint mayer saint spit saint myles and saint tea”

from Smashing Time

  Influenced by NY School poetry. Bernadette Mayer and Kenneth Koch ALSO Philip Whalen (one of my favs) Part of my Nomadic Surrealist project. free pdf here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/299099 cover painting: Grzegorz Wroblewski

Contemporary English Poetry and North American influences

    A nice article today about some of the very best poetry coming from the United Kingdom. And it rocks. Big time! Brilliant! Some influences of NY school poetry and more. Check out the article in Jacket 2 magazine: http://jacket2.org/feature/contemporary-english-poetry-and-north-american-influences

christmas day 2011

Spicy frozen pizza for Christmas dinner. A 4AM taxi pickup to Heathrow on Boxing Day. London-Paris-Salt Lake City. Drinking Melissa Tea. It was my favourite tea when I lived in Poland. I have finished The Fertility Show (formally Nerve Movie). Sent it off to a publisher or two. Will have to wait a few months.Continue reading “christmas day 2011”

from Smashing Time! (MIPOesias Chapbook Series)

My chapbook Smashing Time is now available for free (digital version). Thank you MIPOesias. This book was written shortly after returning to live in London. From 2010 to 2011. Influenced by NY School poets (Kenneth Koch, Bernadette Mayer, and Ted Berrigan mostly). Also the buddhism and writing of Philip Whalen. Also my poet friends TimContinue reading “from Smashing Time! (MIPOesias Chapbook Series)”

England’s Lane Bookshop

I just purchased a ton of indie poetry books at a massive discount at the bookshop in London called England’s Lane. The bookseller in charge of poetry really knows their stuff. I now have a big hoard of mostly innovative American poetry books. Terrific. Here are some of the poets: Aram Saroyan, Bernadette Mayer, BillContinue reading “England’s Lane Bookshop”

back in the saddle

American surrealism . . . zachary schomburg I need to get my hands on some of his books . .. and Cathy Wagner’s My New Job and Matthew Roher’s books . .. haven’t read Matthew Rohrer since 2005 when he came to Greensboro . . . Just read Maureen Owen’s Zombie Notes and loved itContinue reading “back in the saddle”

In Midst of My Nomadic Wanderings A Fresh Watering Hole

I found a bit of paradise yesterday. First, a very cool feast at an Iranian restaurant with my former student from Iran named Ben. Sauces and yogurt drinks and all kinds of amazing bbq’ed meat. Carpets on the ceiling and wall. Second, cool exhibition of Felix Topolski called Topolski Century. Overground trains shook above usContinue reading “In Midst of My Nomadic Wanderings A Fresh Watering Hole”