Flashback Friday to 2013 performance at Hardy Tree Gallery in London with sound artist Ben Morris. Great two weeks of performances and exhibitions, including the artist known as Erkembode. Mixing the arts is very good. Specialisation is boring.  Visual art, sound art, language art. “Ben Morris & Marcus Slease realised the aberrant underbelly of theContinue reading “MIXING THE ARTS”

The Enemies project: Marcus Slease & Tomas Mielcarek

Collaborative reading with the Polish British poet Tomas Mielcarek. We are both nomads. And also immigrants. Many times over. Maybe someday I will be classified as an Irish writer (since that is my citizenship and birthplace). But who knows. No one has classified me as Irish unless I classify myself as Irish. But I amContinue reading “The Enemies project: Marcus Slease & Tomas Mielcarek”

Wrogowie Grzegorz Wroblewki and Marcus Slease

As part of the Enemies project (www.weareenemies.com) Wrogowie celebrated contemporary Polish poetry in collaboration with British poetry on February 8th 2014 at the Rich mix arts centre in London. Six pairs of poets premiered original collaborative works specifically for this event. Supported by the Polish Institute and SSEES. Me and Grzegorz presented our ongoing nomadicContinue reading “Wrogowie Grzegorz Wroblewki and Marcus Slease”


The Enemies project presents some of the finest contemporary poets from Poland collaborating to read original works of avant garde / literary poetry with British contemporaries. Multiple pairs of poets will present work that is cross language, cross media and truly groundbreaking, evidencing the innovative potential of collaboration in poetry and the force of EuropeanContinue reading “WROGOWIE”

Enemies Book

The new book of collaborations with SJ Fowler and British and European poets is out now from Penned in the Margins. It’s killar!! Must have!! I have a colloboration with SJ Fowler in there. It’s a poem play. In Kenneth Koch style. Staring Lisa Jarnot. check it out. http://www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/index.php/2013/09/enemies-2/ SJ Fowler has Enemies. And theContinue reading “Enemies Book”