Tag: prose poetry

  • Saint Sweat

    Saint Sweat

    “The soul delights in the body. When we arrived, we discovered we had never left. When we departed, we discovered we had already arrived. The soul needs a sweaty handjob. Pretty souls in sweaty flavours. Perky souls in sweaty colours.”

  • Tupelo Quarterly

    Tupelo Quarterly

    A portfolio of my poetry, from my manuscript Smashing Time, has just landed at Tupelo Quarterly. Mormon missions, pioneer days with armies of bonnets, candid camera as newly arrived immigrants in America. Fallen fathers, sick fathers, war fathers. Learning from the smiles of dead men, sure of their mission, munching on grass. Lotsa journeys in…

  • Translating Grzegorz Wróblewski

    Translating Grzegorz Wróblewski

    “I was interested in Grzegorz Wróblewski’s work from the very first pages. I devoured the English translation of the book Copenhagen. It was incredible. After rereading it I could also then appreciate the neobaroque and grotesque gestures of mixing the sacred and the profane.” – Peter Burzyński. Peter Burzyński discusses the challenges and thrills of…

  • Wednesday Wisdom Nuggets

    Wednesday Wisdom Nuggets

    Here are some sultry and less sultry wisdom nuggets for Wednesday. Courtesy of the poet James Richardson. In the year 2001. Oh the beginning of centuries.



    Super thrilled, after a long spell of no-gos, to have five prose poems at New World Writing. Sex dolls, rhinestones, squirrels, mojo, and a winter pouch.



    Jolly good journeys with trio of surreal-absurd readings last night with launch of my book Puppy. Also Rhubarb by Tom Jenks and Vik Shirley’s Grotesquerie for the Apocalypse. Thank you to Michelle Moloney King and Beir Bua Press for organising.

  • Legeia


    “Are you back in your childhood, says Mandy. Back, says Charlie. There too, says Mandy. I’ve always loved my smurfs, says Mandy. The little blue people. It was hard not to chew them.”

  • The Lincoln Review

    Happy to have some new work in issue 2 of The Lincoln Review. A literary magazine produced by students at the University of Lincoln. Some prose poems from my manuscript in progress (currently entitled Hermit Kingdom). You can read the poems here.

  • Russell Edson 2021

    Russell Edson 2021

    A little reading of Russell Edson classics. From his book The Very Thing That Happens (1964). New Years Day. 2021. It is a good time for fire rituals!!!

  • The Best is yet to come

    The Best is yet to come

    I’ve baked the memories, stirred the sugar bombs, opened the hatch, de-wormed the cat, the best is yet to come.

  • Meat from the Stones

    Meat from the Stones

    Time is moving fast and faster. 3 years in Spain after over 8 years in London, plus many other countries besides. The thrill of new places, like the thrill of anything, has a short lifespan, but it is still good, overall, here. Madrid was the first city, before here near Barcelona, and it is a…

  • The Cough by Barbara Guest

    The Cough by Barbara Guest

    A prose poem, by the great Barbara Guest, from 1999, before the turn of the millennium, which somehow seems significant. A nomadic surrealist dreams of real life.

  • Get Drunk

    by Charles Baudelaire

  • Earlids


    This prose poem was written in the mid-seventeenth century by the Spanish Jesuit priest, scholar and philosopher Baltasar Gracian. It is taken from the book A Pocket Mirror for Heroes (trans. Christopher Maurer).

  • Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    This is a very brief excerpt from the opening of my new hybrid novel in progress: Squid on the Barbie. What is relationship between your environment and happiness? Influenced by the classical philosophy of the Epicureans and Buddhists, as well as the revolution of the surrealists, Pineapple and Don Whiskers move to Spain for a…



    Terrific review by Tom Jenks of my book The Green Monk. You can read it over at Stride magazine. Lydia Davis, Daniil Kharms. Yes please! The Green Monk is available from Boiler House Press. It has a very nice design. Good to touch. And also read.


    I have two prose poems in The Stockholm Review of Literature from my book of surrealist prose poems. The book is called The Green Monk. Forthcoming from Boiler House Press on November 5th 2018. One of the poems is based on Dali painting. The other based on a late night in London. They are called…


    The British have voted for more bombing. Minimalist drone shows, stick figures, military stations, hoof prints on the coffee table, skeleton trees, a manual for legs, and a warning note near the great mustard wheel pulled by a large horse. Elation is elevation via the visual cortex. Another flash fiction/wee story from book in progress.…


    NEW WRITING OVER AT theNewerYork from my manuscript NEW FOAM. KATOWICE POSTCARDS: http://theneweryork.com/katowice-postcards-marcus-slease/ WILD BOARS, Katowice, Słonecznik, uber Russians,  samalot, tenniscoat records, the sun, the lack of sun, happiness in yellow.

  • good morning valencia

    I drank horchata and looked at the gargoyles for three days. On the fourth day I re-discovered my curly locks.Valencia is a very fine city with a park down the middle. The park used to be a river. There are many bridges. AUGUST 13TH 2013. VALENCIA, SPAIN.marcus slease


    My new flash fiction “The Cows Said Mu” now up at Thought Catalog: http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/the-cows-said-mu/

  • some mighty fine flash fiction/prose poetry chaps

    achilles chapbook series

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