Bean Spasms, a collaborative book between Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett, continues to tickle my fancies. I am writing the puppy section of my work in progress, and ran across “Dog.” Here is a recording.
AT XING THE LINE. LONDON. 8TH OCTOBER 2014. A bit of flarf poetry. Of course part of the larger nomadic surrealist project as well. RIDES IS AVAILABLE FROM BLART BOOKS AND AMAZON: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rides-Marcus-Slease/dp/1291923381/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412958522&sr=8-1&keywords=rides+marcus+slease
READING FROM NEW BOOK RIDES IN MY FLAT IN EAST LONDON DOCKLANDS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmm3xjknAc “There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be a pirate” There are mashups with train rides forwards and backwards all around the U.K. Rides is part of my nomadic surrealist project. AVAILABLE OVER HERE: RIDES Continue reading “THE CRANIUM IS A SPACE TRAVELER’S HELMET”
The end of week is coming fast. It has been my spring break. I got an HIV test (negative), some blood tests for all sorts of goodies (awaiting), vision test (and a new pair of glasses coming in two weeks), 20 new poems (and revisions). So a health check and writing week. Got two terrificContinue reading “Ordinary Sun, Coeur De Lion, Off Press, Calvert Gallery”
Ron Padgett, like so many great NY School poets, is also a fantastic translator. I love his translations of French poetry. They are so fluid and contemporary. I especially love his translations of Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars. Blaise Cendrars’ Complete Poems is one of my favourite collections of poetry ever. He is also a nomadic poet parContinue reading “Ron Padgett’s Translations of Yu Jian”
It is the 28th March. The weather, of course, is mostly overcast. But I am mostly inside so that’s OK. I spend over two hours everyday on trains, commuting to work. Sometimes teaching at two different campuses at different parts of London. So reading, well, it is a form of sanity. I can do aContinue reading “MY LATEST NY SCHOOL POETRY BOOKS”
I just received Joe Brainard’s I Remember in the post today. I am sure many folks have read it. I am late to the game. It is a classic of conceptualism and NY School Poetry. I am sure the French writers have already been influenced by it. It seems NY School Poetry has much moreContinue reading “copulating and happy with NY School Poetry”
American surrealism . . . zachary schomburg I need to get my hands on some of his books . .. and Cathy Wagner’s My New Job and Matthew Roher’s books . .. haven’t read Matthew Rohrer since 2005 when he came to Greensboro . . . Just read Maureen Owen’s Zombie Notes and loved itContinue reading “back in the saddle”