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Marcus Slease reading from Tim Atkin's Petrarch

Crater 27: June 2014. Tim Atkins, Complete Petrarch.

All of Petrarch translated / transfigured / transplanted by Tim Atkins - a hallucinogenic, euphoric striptease of a traductory odyssey. 550 odd pages of pure lyric gold. [Not letterpressed.] £16 + p&p

http://www.craterpress.co.uk/


Lot's of London poets reading from Tim Atkin's Petrarch last Saturday. Terrific night!!! One of the best readings I have ever experienced!!


I read Sonnet 12 and Sonnet 365

Miles Champion covers Tim Atkins - Petrarch 199

Reminds me of the amazing plays of Kenneth Koch. But with a Tim Atkins twist. It doesn't get any better than Tim Atkins!!!

Amazing launch of his Petrarch at Rich Mix last Saturday. You can get the magnum opus (plays, poetry, outsider art and more) from Crater Press. Freakin brilliant. NY School Poetry at its finest!!

Crater 27: June 2014. Tim Atkins, Complete Petrarch.

All of Petrarch translated / transfigured / transplanted by Tim Atkins - a hallucinogenic, euphoric striptease of a traductory odyssey. 550 odd pages of pure lyric gold. [Not letterpressed.] £16 + p&p

http://www.craterpress.co.uk/

Dani Sandal's 97%

Dani Sandal's freakin awesome tale 97%. Listening now and it is mighty mighty good!!

The failures of pops. Jesus/God. Daughter/father. Pre-detox love. 3% unsure.

"The secrets are still buried deep by bull’s ass. But we rocked out and flayed asphalt. Thin Lizzy. There is no band worth a nickel, my pop believes, who hasn’t had a member OD."

"I AM BINGHAM, FATHER TO OLIVIA. HERE TO BE SAVED"

"I gas it and drive around the block for awhile with the radio fritzing out to Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire -- Down, down, down."

  "Pop doesn't have any fashion sense when it comes to women's attire. I'd gotten dolled up to see him off: My best black mini. Disco-dish. I even rolled my hair the night before. It was big."

"Ground steak, chuck steak, cube steak and Moon-Pies. Rent's paid up for the month.”

AMEN!


CHECK IT OVER AT ADROIT JOURNAL:

http://www.theadroitjournal.org/issue-nine-dani-sandal






HEADLESS

TOO LATE

Coming of age 3d glasses scary breast story over at Referential Magazine. Olive and Prue waiting lady like in church for their last picture show. Faye Dunaway. Textured and layered with word pleasures. The awesome Dani Sandal.

Check it:

http://referentialmagazine.org/dani-sandal/



UPTIGHT BROADSIDE

UPTIGHT's first broadside in progress!! Artwerk by Graeme Maguire. 

Poets - Tim Atkins, Sarah Maguire, Marcus Slease !!!




LIKEWISE FOLIO

Got some surrealist/fabulist prose poems written in Poland 2008 and 2012 in the new issue of Likewise Folio . 

Check it out at :


EXCERPTS FROM KOPENHAGA IN INDIA

Nicholas Grider

THREE KICK ASS POEMS BY NICHOLAS GRIDER OVER AT SHAMPOO. CUTE AS A TICK:



http://www.shampoopoetry.com/ShampooTwentytwo/grider.html





(art: Nicholas Grider)

Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus' I Love Dick is opening a space for me to exist in. To move around in. She says,

"Reading delivers on the promise that sex raises but hardly ever can fulfill- getting larger cause you're entering another person's language, cadence, heart and mind."

And that's when I feel most alive. Expansive writing. Expansive reading.

But the so called personal is there. And that's what NY School poetics, Eileen Myles, Michelle Tea and others have given me. A space. A permission. A recognition of the complexities of being male. I've never been an insider of those big powerful worlds of writers and artists. I hadn't felt completely at home inside those insulated walls of power. The towers of HSBC or the towers of Cambridge university.

"Because we rejected a certain kind of critical language, people just assumed that we were dumb" says Alice Notley. These spheres. These permissions. In Revolutionary Letters, 1971, Diane di Prima wrote "I…

TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF MY BROTHER

It's still hard and the world is a completely different place with loss of this size.

We were so close growing up and then were reconnecting again after I left the U.S. and traveled the world for seven years in attempt to make new home. I'd made the circle. I was coming home. And I wanted to be close to Aaron. And then suddenly within two years he was gone. An overdose. He was doing well getting clean but then there was that last fatal shoot up.

That's the story.

What does it mean?

I got the call while living in crap flat in North London with black mould that wouldn't leave etc. My sister Shantell called from the U.S. I got descriptions of how my step dad found him on the floor the next morning when he was picking him up for work. Near the door. Swollen and blue.

I didn't want to think of him suffering. The door was locked so he could shoot up in private. Was he trying to get to the door? Why didn't I call him when I was in London. What could I have said?

And t…

International Poetry and Fiction from Mexico City

Got some poems in the new issue of Ofi Press Magazine from Mexico City.
Including one for my brother Aaron ("Piper Down"). Tomorrow he will have been gone for 2 years.
It's still hard!!!
http://www.ofipress.com/sleasemarcus.htm

QUEER PUNK SUPER JUICY TRANS SPECIES NOISE AND MELODY TEARING YOUR EARS OFF SWEETLY

HERE COME'S UPTIGHT. POSTERS GOING UP ALL AROUND BRISTOL!! A LITTLE LESS THAN A MONTH (4TH JULY 2014) AND BRISTOL IS GONNA HAVE TWO FILM AND POETRY COLLABORATIONS PARTLY INSPIRED BY KEROUAC'S PULL MY DAIRY, QUEER PUNK SUPER JUICY TRANS SPECIES NOISE AND MELODY TEARING YOUR EARS OFF SWEETLY, AND SOME KICK ASS POETRY OF TIM ATKINS, SARAH MAGUIRE, AND MYSELF!!! IT'S GONNA BE TIGHT BUT NOT UPTIGHT. IT'S NOT YOUR AVERAGE POETRY NIGHT!!https://www.facebook.com/events/281250965369429/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar


CABARET HRABAL

Reading a poem that engages with Hrabal's Too Loud A Solitude and Closely Watched Trains.

Next month at THE HORSE HOSPITAL. 3rd JULY. COME ON OUT!!

GREAT LINE UP!!



RALPH HAWKINS "FIND THE BLACK SEA"