Marcus Slease is a (mostly) surrealist, absurdist, and fabulist writer from Portadown, N. Ireland and Utah.
His latest book is Play Yr Kardz Right (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017).
He lives in Madrid, Spain.
Visit his website for more info:
The new international issue of Past Simple out now. Manchester, New York City, Lisbon, London, Seattle, Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Liège, Madrid, Cambridge (MA), Worcester (MA), Pittsburgh, Prague, Eindhoven, North Queensland (Australia), and more . . .
Edited by Marcus Slease and Grzegorz Wroblewski. The issue is full of wild, electric, strange & wonderful writing, check it out. http://pastsimple.org/
The only award I ever won, and didn't even enter, was for a poem called "Mr Whiskers and the Picnic Basket." It was published in one of those prestigious university literary journals. Hayden's Ferry Review, I think. That was in 2002. It is 2017. So yeah, 15 years later. That one poem, "Mr Whiskers and the Picnic Basket," has rather suddenly infiltrated a previous manuscript, and that manuscript has already been infiltrated many times already. So, in other words, there is a lot of mutation happening. Various forms of alchemy.
The infiltration reached full breach last night.
I am now in the middle of a full blown novel. And Mr. Whiskers, from so long ago, is the main character.
This is the novel, maybe or maybe not, in full mutation.
From a secret location in Milton Keynes, England to epic travels, and unhidden disguises, in Katowice, London, Utah, Madrid, and more. An adventure tale for the weary of soul. A spy who comes in from the cold. Bi-sexual triangles.…
Some nice reading lists for November over at Poetry magazine website. I've added mine. Some Tim Atkins, Jeff Hilson, Colin Herd, bill bissett, Victoria Brown, Isabel Waidner, Judson Hamilton, Richard Brammer, Joanne Kyger, Edouard Leve, Diane di Prima, and Ben Lerner. Check out the reading lists over here: