Tag: Polish surrealism

  • Dark Surrealism of Zdzisław Beksiński

    At Beksiński na Śląsku in Tychy, we viewed some nice paintings. Dark surrealist journeys from the 1970s to somewhere like 2005. The gallery itself was not so great. They could have done a much better job of the lighting, set up etc. And 10 euros for entry is a bit steep for such a small show…

  • Waiting Underground (Transitions) by Natasza Goerke

    Waiting Underground (Transitions) by Natasza Goerke

    Farewells to Plasma by Natasza Goerke is bloody brilliant. Playful and mind expanding short stories. Maybe my fav surrealist short story writer. Along with Leonora Carrington. I want more!

  • The Feast Day Is Fast Approaching

    This prose poem/flash fiction, entitled “Feast Day,” from my book The Green Monk (Boiler House Press 2018), is about the anticipation of the feast day. There are many feast days. You can create your own. Leonora Carrington and Salvador Dali liked to mix surrealism and food. It is a good mix. This prose poem is…

  • Psychic Marmalade

    Psychic Marmalade

    The Green Monk is heavily influenced by Surrealist writers and painters who have lived or passed through Madrid in the first part of the 20th century. It is also influenced by nomadic surrealist wanderings around Europe. It has four movements: Built to Spill Psychic Marmalade The Green Monk Great Expectations Here is an excerpt from the…

  • In Review: Grzegorz Wróblewski’s Zero Visibility

    Nice review of Wróblewski’s Zero Visibility over at Asymptote Literary Journal. Another planet indeed. http://www.asymptotejournal.com/blog/2017/09/14/in-review-grzegorz-wroblewskis-zero-visibility/


    Excerpt from my novel in progress The Autobiography of Don Whiskers   A hybrid novel (in the form of an immigrant memoir, prose poetry, and interlocking surreal flash fictions).   Some influences include Richard Brautigan, Miranda July, Lukas Tomin, David Lynch, Guy Maddin, and Leonora Carrington (plus more).   This except is called THE HOUSE OF…


    Got some surrealist/fabulist prose poems written in Poland 2008 and 2012 in the new issue of Likewise Folio .  Check it out at :http://likewisefolio.org/poet/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 http://everestonline.tumblr.com/post/53433193690/marcus-slease-interview    …

  • A Marzipan Factory

          Nice review of Grzegorz Wroblewski’s A Marzipan Factory over here. Nomadic surrealism and also absurdism. http://zorosko.blogspot.dk/2012/11/grzegorz-wroblewski-it-is-kafkaesque.html

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