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“Marcus Slease’s gentle & generous engagements with the ephemera of almost-everyday life, coupled with a variant of bill bissett’s Lunarian English, and a sensuous, curious, cosmopolitan, and compassionate world-view, make this happily humble beautifully-modulated everything collection—without any shadow-of-a-doubt—my book of the year. For 1973 and for 2017.”
“Marcus Slease offers a great deal in Play Yr Kardz Right.”
“These deeply sound-based poems perform the linguistic athletics of English-to-English immigration: ‘I began in uh faild sosighity / with mushee piez / & fried pineappulz.’ This book dishes a sauce of green slime, trailers, ducktails, and fantasy: that of both sex and magic. The titles swirl with pop culture—Pretty in Pink, Body Snatchers, Beaches, Chariots of Fire—making the whole collection hum with non-sentimental 90s nostalgia, playful and pointing at the same time: Ronuld RAYGUN. This book is a delightful, full-bodied, fluid-rich study of how the past still exists in the present: ‘my bag / 4ever / uh rottun banana.'”
Have a poem in Best British Poetry 2015. Inspired by Alan Watts and the earth. It’s called “The Underground.” Originally published in Lighthouse magazine.
Thanks Emily Berry.
From my manuscript the spirit of the bathtub. “Bathtub 18” published in Juked magazine October 2015.
(art by Marie Jonsson-Harrison)
https://player.vimeo.com/video/141847565 bathtub 18 from marcus slease on Vimeo.
Terrific exhibit and month of performances at Hardy Tree Gallery. Happy to be involved. Communities. Art. Poetry. Yes!
ARCHAIC REVIVAL, NEW SCIENCE OF LIFE, THE FOOD OF THE GODS.
Some of my work from The Spirit of the Bathtub.
(Birds also Birds, Fish Snake and Scarecrow by Max Ernst)
Great night of readings in celebration of the work of Tom Raworth. For Mahu at Hardy Tree Gallery. London 9th June 2015. Thank you SJ Fowler.
READING FROM RIDES (BLART BOOKS 2014) AT HARDY TREE GALLERY NEAR KINGS CROSS IN LONDON.
RIDES WAS CUT UP SLASH WRITTEN ON TRAINS FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS ALL AROUND THE U.K.
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Poems from my ms THE SPIRIT OF THE BATHTUB. Some written in bathtubs of Poland. Some in bathtubs of Sicily. Some in bathtubs of London. part of my ongoing nomadic surrealist project. Influenced by friends and poets such as Peter Jaeger, Jeff Hilson, and Tim Atkins and NY School poets.
PAINTING: One Poet’s Notes: The Painter and the Poet: Grace Hartigan and Frank O’Hara