Marcus Slease

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in Portadown, Ireland
April 06, 1974

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Marcus Slease is a (mostly) absurdist, surrealist, and fabulist writer from Portadown, N. Ireland and Utah.

His writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, featured in Best British Poetry 2015, translated into Polish and Danish, and has appeared, or is forthcoming, in many magazines and anthologies in the U.K., Ireland, U.S., Norway, and Poland including: Tin House, Fence, and Poetry.

His latest books are The Green Monk, The Spirit of the Bathtub, Play Yr Kardz Right, and Rides.

Currently, he lives in Castelldefels, Spain and teaches high school literature.

He is working on a trilogy of nomadic surrealist novels.



"When I read a Marcus Slease poem I am reminded that the world is made up of billions of parts, each with their own soul, each w
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The Spirit of the Bathtub

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Godzenie

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Mu (Dream) So

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Hello Tiny Bird Brain

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Spanish Fork

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“i don't want to hate the president

i don't want to go to harvard

i don't want to win the pulitzer prize

i just want to sit in my bathtub

and think about relationships i will never have

with people i will never meet

and then go lay in my bed

with a magnifying glass

and count all the stiches in my sheets

until i fall asleep

and wake up

to repeat again.”
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“I will always be the virgin-prostitute, the perverse angel, the two-faced sinister and saintly woman.”
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Pablo Neruda
“I want
To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.”
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Christy Leigh Stewart
“The concept of virginity is a social construct. If you’re wondering if my commercial value, self-respect, and/or quality of my immortal soul has been affected by things that have gone in or out of my vagina the answer is no.”
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Emma Chase
“Old women have a thing for me. And I don't mean a pinch-my-cheek, pat-my-head kind of thing. I mean a grab-my-ass, rub-my-junk, why-don't-you-push-my-wheelchair-into-the-broom-closet-so-we-can-get-nasty kind of thing.
It's f*cking disturbing.”
Emma Chase, Tangled

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Marcus Ah your quote from Bolaño hits the big P versus small p in poetry in some ways. I like anti poetry. Or anti pure is a better way to put it I think. Punk type aesthetic. Like Kathy Acker and such. The poems of Bill Burroughs as novels. That's what I like. The impure. Most of the time. In art, novels, poetry etc. etc. Cut ups. Fold ins. And so on.

You?

The bizarro lit stuff is interesting too. Read Lost in Cat Brain Land. Wasn't amazing. But liked it. Like a lot of the ideas and images in bizarro world of literature. The language used in bizarro lit doesn't excite me too much (so far). But like the crazy plots and ideas.

Also like some so-called Alt Lit. Like Sam Pink and Tao Lin.

You got some great books on your shelf. Mighty impressive. Wish I had an endless continual supply of books. Read about 2-3 per week at the moment. Usually on 2 hour commute on London tube.


Marcus Thanks for the accept. Nice to meet you too Miranda. Some cool poetry out there. But not fond of poetry with a capital P. Love Kathy Acker and Burroughs (among others). Grzegorz is fab. Polish poet and painter living in Copenhagen. Great guy too. I'm working on a Burroughs/Acker inspired novel called Never Mind the Beasts. Taking a few years though. Meanwhile a bunch of short stories. One is up at a place called Moneybicycle called "The Arrangement." Anyway . . curious to hear what you think of Water. Been wondering whether or not to get it.


Marcus Thanks Didi :-) I wasn't sure how that worked. By the way, I have made friends with a Polish artist and poet living in Copenhagen. We are going to do a big collaboration with poets from Denmark, Poland, UK.

His paintings are really cool as well and he has a lot of connections to the art world in Copenhagen. Would you be interested in anything for O&A?

Here is a quick link to a few of his paintings. I can get many many more paintings from him if you are interested. If not, no biggie.

Hope you are well.

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/your...






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