The Green Monk Out Now!

The Green Monk is out in the world. Collaborations with the paintings of Dali and Leonora Carrington. The green parrots of Garcia Lorca and Paul Celan. The queer erotics of swans. The mysteries of milk in Madrid. Soul suckings. Bazaars and border fluencies. Nomadic surrealist prose poems written in Krakow, Katowice, Madrid, London and more. AndContinue reading “The Green Monk Out Now!”

Bear Review

Super happy to have my horse poem in the new issue of Bear Review.  It is from my book The Green Monk. This poem, in the new issue of Bear Review, is surrounded by many other magical poems and art, and it is a poem, in part, about the garden of eden. It was writtenContinue reading “Bear Review”

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 theContinue reading “Psychic Marmalade”

THE GREEN MONK

I am very happy and excited to announce my new book, The Green Monk, is now available for pre-order. The Green Monk is a dreambox or a sweatbox of a sugar skull. A black hole full of hairspray and cigarette butts where the deer are twitching. It is the great urn of space dust where yellowContinue reading “THE GREEN MONK”

BRIGHT EYES BURNING LIKE FIRE

Did you watch Watership Down, the cartoon, as a wee lad or lass? Was it scary? I think it is still scary. The theme song, with its chorus of bright eyes burning like fire, still haunts me. How about Roland Rat? Roland Rat with the floppy doll of my brother before we immigrated to theContinue reading “BRIGHT EYES BURNING LIKE FIRE”

TEN POEMS FROM THE GREEN MONK AT FLULAND

Fluland published 10 of my nomadic surrealist stories/prose poems from my book The Green Monk (forthcoming from Boiler House Press on 5th November 2018). Some Las Vegas immigrant stories. Gold chains and french kissing. Aliens and fig leaves. German Edelweiss hidden in bibles. And much more! Thank you Fluland!! Check ’em out over here: http://www.fluland.com/2017/05/10/ten-poems-marcus-slease/Continue reading “TEN POEMS FROM THE GREEN MONK AT FLULAND”

DALI AND LONDON MUSTARD IN STOCKHOLM REVIEW OF LITERATURE

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 calledContinue reading “DALI AND LONDON MUSTARD IN STOCKHOLM REVIEW OF LITERATURE”

NOMADIC SURREALIST TRAVEL IN KAZIMIERZ

My partner Ewa and I visit Poland for Christmas every year. My partner Ewa is from Katowice so that is our home base. During our summer visits we explore mountains and villages, but at Christmas it is mostly family.  However during Christmas 2016, after 4 months of living in Madrid, our new home base afterContinue reading “NOMADIC SURREALIST TRAVEL IN KAZIMIERZ”