OLD ANGEL MIDNIGHT WITH COOLIDGE AND GIZZI

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LOVE OLD ANGEL MIDNIGHT. LOVE JACK KEROUAC, MICHAEL GIZZI AND CLARK COOLIDGE TOO. LISTEN TO THIS EVERY FEW MONTHS . JAMES JOYCE WAS MY FIRST LITERARY CRUSH. THIS IS AMERICAN FINNEGAN’S WAKE. IT IS VERY GOOD AND MAKES ME HAPPY. BIG THUNDER IN HEAVENS OF LONDON TODAY. THIS IS HEAVEN!

http://ubu.com/sound/kerouac_midnight.html



THE WHALE BROUGHT TO SCALE

MARCUS SLEASE POETRY, Mu (so) Dream (Window), NOMADIC SURREALISM

Poems written while living in South Korea. Or shortly after. Or much later. But inspired or recollected in tranquility, or not, a few years later. In either case, these are my nomadic surrealist poems from South Korea. They are called Mu (dream) so (window). Available from Poor Claudia (from Portland, OR). Clark Coolidge and Philip Whalen were my spirit guides.

https://soundcloud.com/marcus-slease/mu-dream-so-window

 

The book is available from Poor Claudia over here:

http://www.poorclaudia.org/chaps/mu-dream-so-window-marcus-slease/

THE OTHER ROOM MANCHESTER

INDIE PUBLISHING, MARCUS SLEASE POETRY, Mu (so) Dream (Window), NOMADIC SURREALISM

READING A WEEK FROM TODAY WED 6TH FEB IN MANCHESTER. AT THE OTHER ROOM READING SERIES. READING FROM SOON TO BE RELEASED NEW BOOK FROM POOR CLAUDIA

Mu (so) Dream (window)

http://www.poorclaudia.org/details_slease.php

COME ON OUT IF YOU ARE IN MANCHESTER!!

 

my new book available for pre-order

INDIE PUBLISHING

 

MY NEW BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW FROM POOR CLAUDIA. SUPER EXCITED. THEY MAKE SUPER HANDSOME HANDMADE LIMITED EDITIONS.
Part of my nomadic surrealist life project.
No name but love, indeed, for Marcus Slease, in this exciting collection of small, surprising, lyrical poems which continue (very nicely, thank you) the ideas and methods of such poets as Clark Coolidge in At Egypt, Phil Whalen in Scenes of Life at the Capital, and Roy Kiyooka in Kyoto Airs. The writer’s eye & his heart remain open throughout this book, the language is clean, clear & refined, and one comes out exhilarated both by what Slease sees & by the way that he says it. In a world of spam (to paraphrase the author) he gives us (good) ham. With a big side of kimchee. Reader, read on! Because Mu! So! –in Japanese = Emptiness! Yes! 

– Tim Atkins (author of Petrarch)
Marcus Slease’s Mu (So) Dream (Window) lets in haunting landscapes where bodies and locations are in constant motion, dissolving and precipitating, presence and absence following each other’s shadow: The foreign desert is encountered by its sand blowing through a muted city, delivery food and Rumi are found left on the doorstep, the taste and warmth of “you” are dissolving on the tongue. Here, writing becomes an act of tracing, in which all presences are intensified in their muted, bodily foreignness. 
 
– Jiyoon Lee (author of IMMA) 
 
 
This poetry has seen a lot, has seen the world, but it catapults onward unjaded, grimy/sparkly, “huffing life.” If poetry is throught [thought/through/through it/rough/route/wrought] then Marcus Slease is on its tube train and he’s pulling out the stops, he’ll “unlatch/the room” you read in. 
Cathy Wagner (author of Nervous Device)

 

England’s Lane Bookshop

INDIE PUBLISHING

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, Bill Berkson, Clark Coolidge, Geraldine Kim, Glen Baxter, Piero Heliczer, Steve Carey.

It is like being reborn when you find gems of indie poetry books. It is one of my favourite activities. When I lived in North Carolina I would spend hours and hours hunting for small press poetry books. Indie presses are the best!

 

Here is a poem built of the indie books:

 

England’s Lane



American Ones:
“salted as a ceasefire in a Christian Bakery”


Sudden Address:
“moveable panels or stretcher bars”


All Poet’s Welcome
“Includes C.D.”


Trundling Grunts in The Book of Night Terrors
Lady Air The Natural History
This Time We are Both 
Complete Minimal Poems
Povel
A Purchase in the White Botanica
Art Chronicles Midwinter Day
Selected Steve Carey




Grafton Road Chalk Farm Gospel Oak
Harringey Green Lanes