Marcus Slease (JJ Mars) is a (mostly) surrealist 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:
Got this in the mail today!!! Big Table issue 1. The Complete contents of the suppressed Winter 1959 Chicago Review.
Jack Kerouac, Edward Dahlberg, William S. Burroughs
And an old newspaper article. Bearding the Beats. Kenneth Tynan, The Observer. Sunday Nov 1st 1959.
Naked German ladies in their 80s. Being bruised up in double happiness. Mormonism. I am bad bad. In the solitary season I am the big egg. I am going to expose myself against the milk crates.
All this and more . .
A sample from the chapbook via webcam reading here:
A few more observations, haiku, extremely short stories, by Mike Topp
who lives and works in a large, Eastern metropolis.
Grzegorz Wroblewski's Kopenhaga and Mike Topp's poetry have quiet a lot in common.
They are both from the Milky Way for one!
I think their poetry would get along really well together!! http://www.scn.org/realpoetik/topp-mike-htm-99.htm
Cracovian bruLion (noteBook) in the history of Polish literature of the end of the 20th made its name as one of the most important voices of the young generation. The group connected with the magazine, which used non-conventional poetic and medial strategy, and whose main motivating force was scandal pugnaciously reached the literary Parnassus. In a sense bruLion was a subsequent link in the tradition of Polish avant-garde. However, it had its peculiarity as it protested against popular idealisation of literature. "The Wild" (as they soon called themselves) negated the whole literary tradition. They treated official literature (e.g. soc-parnasites) with the same kind of dismay as the opposition literature full of tyrteism, and they negated its inherent paradigm of equation between aesthetics and ethics. Their neoavant- garde poetic art, which shocked critics and re…
Grzegorz is coming to London at the beginning of Feb. With Piotr Gwiazda and Adam Zdrodowski (two of Grzegorz's terrific translators and also terrific poets).
A rare event!!!!
Kopenhaga via Warsaw via Gdansk via The Milky Way
Save the dates:
1) Feb 7th 5-7PM at UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies. A READING AND DISCUSSION OF KOPENHAGA AND POLISH POETRY. I WILL BE READING A FEW POEMS BASED ON EXPERIENCES LIVING IN KATOWICE : http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/research/rese…
Robert Duncan Gray is an English artist currently living and working in Portland, Oregon, which is in the top left corner of America. Rob is the curator and host of A reading. He is currently concerned with painting, writing, drawing, and his R&B noise performance/persona project, COLDGOLDCHAIN. He produces a TV show called FLASHtv and he is always dancing, no matter what.
Park House is for lots of people, mostly Granny, Barbara Simmons, Bobbie, who I miss very much. Also, Annie, my little sister, who is very very cool. Also, all my pals at Full Life, which is where I get paid to have fun with my friends.
we drift and dawdle and dart and Pit and Pounce and gallop and glide and jink and jog and lope and leap and march and meander and plod and prance and promenade and prowl and sashay and saunter and step and shamble and shuQe and stalk and stomp and stride and stroll and strut and swagger and tiptoe and tramp and trip and trot and trudge and wade and waddle and wander. -- Morton Sondergaard
Morton Sondergaard is the best in Danish poetry.
He writes about our glorious follies and glorious evolution and revolution.
Check out his book A Step In The Right Direction. Available from Bookthug in Canada.
and an interview over here with SJ Fowler: http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/maintenant-48-morten-s%C3%B8ndergaard/
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 European poets very much working in the 21st century. Featuring Grzegorz Wroblewski, Piotr Gwiazda, Adam Zdrodowski, SJ Fowler, Marcus Slease and many others.
VERY EXCITED FOR THIS!!! RARE RARE RARE READING WITH GRZEGORZ WROBLEWKI. AND PIOTR GWIAZDA AND ADAM ZDRODOWSKI TOO!!! OH YEAHHHHHH!!! COME HERE POLISH POETRY. COME HEAR POLISH POETRY. IN ENGLISH AND POLISH. http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/wrogowie-the-enemies-project-polish-poetry/