VITAMINS AND MINERALS

Art can help us see and hear and smell and taste and touch with a more attentive mind. And there is so much to explore. Art can help us have a beginner’s mind. Empty and open. Art is my medicine and also my spiritual practice.

Here is an interview, upon the release of my first novel, Never Mind the Beasts, with a discussion of some artistic vitamins and minerals (Norwegian writers and experimental jazz, surrealists, NY School poets, and more).

The Green Monk Interview

What is The Green Monk? It is many things. Hopefully, a good journey. Here are some questions, and brief answers, about influences, images, nomadic surrealism. The great project of reconciling dream and reality. Thank you Boiler House Press.

How does a poem begin by Marcus Slease
What was the inspiration for The Green Monk by Marcus Slease
What was the origin of the title The Green Monk by Marcus Slease

Marcus Slease Interview

Marcus Slease sits down with Everest Magazine to talk craft, influences, Polish surrealism, Americana and THE HOUSE OF ZABKA, out now from Deathless Press.

Just a few basic stats:

Born: Portadown, N. Ireland

Educated: Weber State Univeristy, Western Washington University, UNC Greensboro

Favorite Author/voice: Richard Brautigan, Samuel Beckett

Profession: Teacher of English as a foreign language

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