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The Stranger or, Is Being a Female Anathema to Being an Absurdist?

http://www.likestarlings.com/the-stranger-or-is-being-a-female-anathema-to-being-an-absurdist/

TERRIFIC!! JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO READ HERE IN EAST LONDON TODAY!!

YES! DARCIE DENNIGAN ROCKS!!!





ON THE ROAD FROM CANTON OHIO AND EAST LONDON

Marcus Slease and John Estes. Over here. John Ashbery and Eileen Myles are in the conversation. Many others too. Canton, Ohio and East London.

Check it out over here at Likestarlings:






http://www.likestarlings.com/poems/marcus-slease-john-estes/#1

saint mayer saint spit saint myles and saint tea

My reading at Hardy Tree in London on Saturday 23rd Nov 2013.

pocket rubbings, aliens, mormons, boy scouts, a blooming tattoo, conversations with saints and work of Eileen Myles, Sister Spit, Michelle Tea, Bernadette Mayer and others from new ms in progress: ANOTHER KIND OF MISSION
thank you Saint Erkembode! thank you SJ Fowler! Thank you Hardy Tree! Thank you fellow poets and friends and saintly travellers . .

video of reading over here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3073DcMsjI0&sns=tw









Held at the Hardy Tree gallery in Kings X, London on November 23rd 2013, for the Erkembode: not just another saint exhibition, a series of poetry readings from contemporary British vanguard poets who have collaborated or worked closely with the artist David Kelly www.erkembode.com including poetry from Marcus Slease, Holly Pester, SJ Fowler, David Berridge, Robert Kiely, Tim Atkins & Sarah Kelly.

Poems for Saints that are Poets as Saints

POETRY AND SAINTS

Saturday 23rd November, 7.30pm - Poets as Saints
hardy tree gallery 
near kings cross
London

Event specific poetry by avant-garde poets bouncing around the subject of saints. Poets/saints on board so far are Tim AtkinsSJ FowlerRobert KielySarah KellyDavid Berridge and Marcus Slease.


Alexander Trocchi - A Life in Pieces

saints and ghosts

LAHORE

YOU'VE BEEN PUSHING SINCE LAHORE

A COLLABORATIVE POST SURREAL TRAVEL STORY OF THREE SAINTS ON A MISSION!!!

 WRITTEN BY

MARCUS SLEASE, DAVID KELLY-MANCAUX, CHRIS GUTKIND.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdaiuSEumzs







SAINTS ON FILM

(left to right: Saint Erkembode, Marcus Slease, Ewa)



11th November 2013

NOT JUST ANOTHER SAINT PERFORMANCE NIGHT AT HARDY TREE GALLERY IN LONDON.
IT WAS CALLED
SAINTS ON FILM
I changed into a white robe and Saint Erkembode screened the film he made on my back while I read a collaborative story about traveling through London to find a Doom Drone concert. The film had a drone loop and featured some of the words from the story. The words from the story sometimes appeared on my back. On the white robe. I read the story to the audience with my back to them. I was on a step ladder so the film could be projected onto my back and my head.
In the story I read we went through the USSR to get to the Doom Drone concert. We got lost. A lot. We rode kangaroos and looked for chunky ice cream and ate hot milk over chips etc. etc. 
it is based on a true story. The story is called YOU'VE BEEN PUSHING SINCE LAHORE (written by Chris Gutkind, me(marcus slease), and Saint Erkembode. S ome fun and int…

CRUGI SMEAR

From the Italian Londoner Crugi Smear. His first collection in English. Available as kindle for only $1.23. It's gothic. It's zany. It's bizarro! It's sometimes a bit like the love child of Borges, Bukowski and Italo Calvino.

It's crazy!!

CHECK IT OUT!!






SMEAR! Vol I collects ten short stories by Crugi Smear, an independent London-based writer. These stories recount some of the events in the life of Roger Prandelli, a compassionate multi-faceted individual who confronts his own defeats with zany, dark humour, but never despair. The insanity of the modern world is presented with a fast narrative pace that is every bit as deranged and hilarious as a work by Bukowski or Vonnegut.


http://www.amazon.com/SMEAR-Short-Story-Collection-Vol-ebook/dp/B00GFSR0MM

FORM WANTS TO GET SLEAZY WITH CONTENT

POEM WRITTEN TODAY AND READ INTO WEBCAM.

contrasts with experimental poems 2000-2005.

It is fun to change.

My life!

I am interested more in reconciling art and life (it is impossible).

FORM WANTS TO GET SLEAZY WITH CONTENT!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qOb4mRX5PI



NOT JUST ANOTHER SAINT!!

Over at the Hardy Tree Saint Erkembode is opening his exhibition tomorrow. Near Kings Cross London. A nice intimate space. Outsider art. No academic bullshit!!

check out the schedule . . some great collab between artists performers poets. Come Sat for Krampusnacht to kick it off!





Dani Sandal's Sacrificing Billy

OVER AT THE DOCTOR T.J. ECKLEBURG REVIEW

1) As part of the mother's mother family wisdom a baby boy has a slipknot around his ankle and tied to the cribpost

2) Claude and Nellie are the baby's parents

3) Claude lusted over Nellie when she was milking a heifer

4) Nellie's mum whooped on Claude for something called bird-dogging

5) Claude liked a small hole that made a white sphere in Nellie's stockings

6) Claude liked the way Nellie pulled on the teats of the heifer

7) Claude courted Nellie with ham hock and wild flowers

8) Nellie was swollen and auctioned off by her father at age 15

9) Claude brought ham hocks and wild flowers to Nellie's mother as a kind of dowry

10) One day Claude untied the rope around the baby boys ankle

Something goes very very wrong . .

read it with your body here:

http://thedoctortjeckleburgreview.com/2013/11/04/fiction-sacrificing-billy/