UPCOMING PERFORMANCE AT DESPERATE LITERATURE BOOKSHOP IN MADRID

MADRID POETRY, NOMADIC SURREALISM, Play Yr Kardz Right

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

 

POETRY RECEIPT SCROLL FROM BRITISH MUSEUM

MARCUS SLEASE POETRY, NOMADIC SURREALISM, Play Yr Kardz Right
Erkembode (DAVID KELLY-MANCAUX) has created a saintly scroll of my poems (a minimalist version of Kerouac’s On the Road).
Erkembode created the poetry scroll while working the gift shop at the British Museum. He said the till was going crazy spewing out poems instead of numbers for receipts.
These poems are conversational vernacular poems. A mix of the bop prosody of Kerouac Ginsberg and the expansive and plainspoken NY School poetry of Frank O’ Hara and Eileen Myles.
But it’s not on the road. It’s in the bathtub and on the train and hanging in my housing estate in east London docklands etc.
Chris Gutkind got a saintly scroll and hung it across his balcony.
A waterfall.
I was very happy to see poems as waterfall. And as receipt scroll.
They are part of my ongoing Nomadic surrealist life project.
And also my book in progress Play Yr Kardz Right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penn Sound Page

Grzegorz Wroblewski Poetry
GRZEGORZ WROBLEWSKI HAS A NEW PENN SOUND PAGE.
YIPPIE!!!
Mp3s of readings from London: 
Torriano reading series and Enemies project reading at Rich Mix. 
Also a reading I did of Grzegorz’s poetry set to some basic music I whipped together.
Check it out:
Painting:
Grzegorz Wróblewski The Post-Literate (R)Evolution

Sunday Night Saloon

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A picture of me and Ewa and Bandit at our friend Chris’s house last night. This picture was taken after four joints, six beers, and some Iranian food. We all watched the dog chew the ball and we all wished we had the teeth to chew a ball like this dog. I could hear the dog chewing the ball for at least 8 hours after he finished chewing the ball. It was a very good Sunday night.   


SAINTS ON FILM

NOMADIC TRAVEL WRITING

 (left to right: Saint Erkembode, Marcus Slease, Ewa)

11th November 2013
NOT JUST ANOTHER SAINT PERFORMANCE NIGHT AT HARDY TREE GALLERY IN LONDON.
IT WAS CALLED
SAINTS ON FILM
I changed into a white robe and Saint Erkembode screened the film he made on my back while I read a collaborative story about traveling through London to find a Doom Drone concert. The film had a drone loop and featured some of the words from the story. The words from the story sometimes appeared on my back. On the white robe. I read the story to the audience with my back to them. I was on a step ladder so the film could be projected onto my back and my head.
In the story I read we went through the USSR to get to the Doom Drone concert. We got lost. A lot. We rode kangaroos and looked for chunky ice cream and ate hot milk over chips etc. etc. 
it is based on a true story. The story is called YOU’VE BEEN PUSHING SINCE LAHORE (written by Chris Gutkind, me(marcus slease), and Saint Erkembode.
S
ome fun and interesting films on the night too. A Burroughs cut up film from 1966 and marshes and meshes and a crow surreal film and a man who played live organ electronic music to accompany his film live in the gallery. 
Outsider art. No academic bullshit!

http://leapintothevoid.co.uk/erkembode-not-just-another-saint-november-7th-december-1st-2013/