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Cabaret Hrabal - Marcus Slease

A DARK DREAMBOX OF ANOTHER KIND

The Papermill Playhouse

The Papermill Playhouse by Alfred Starr Hamilton

The passenger syndrome

An interview with my close friend and fellow traveler Grzegorz Wróblewski at JACKET 2. IT IS VERY GOOD!!! KOPENHAGA IS VERY VERY GOOD!!!
http://jacket2.org/interviews/passenger-syndrome

(painting by Grzegorz Wroblewski: "Don't Tread on Me")

short poems by Ben Stainton

THEY ARE VERY GOOD. THEY SOMETIMES REMIND OF RICHARD BRAUTIGAN AND EVEN MORE MIKE TOPP. BUT THEY ARE NOT. THEY ARE BEN STAINTON PLUS WHO KNOWS WHAT. LOTS OF THINGS. THESE POEMS MAKE ME FEEL MORE FLUID. I LIKE FEELING FLUID. IT IS BETTER THAN FEELING SOLID. FLUIDS RULE. SOLIDS THINK THEY RULE. THEY DO NOT. I AM ALL FOR FLUIDS.


http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/ben-stainton-short-fish/



Tiny Creatures

From a novella in progress called Tiny Creatures. Lots of flash fictions moving into novella. Katowice, Poland 23rd August 2014.

Cabaret Hrabal in London

It was an absolutely terrific night! SOOOOOOOOO happy to have my poem commissioned for Hrabal night at Horse Hospital in London and to perform with awesome poets, actors, and artists. I love Hrabal. Thanks SJ Fowler and Czech Centre London!!!





Grzegorz Wroblewski in Museum of Literature in Warsaw

1. Amager with Wojtek Wilczyk
2. About Pawel Kelner Rozwadowski
3. Asemic writing. Red






MY SPECIAL MISSION

MY SPECIAL MISSION. BASED ON A TRUE STORY.

(from Rides. Blart Books 2014)

http://www.lulu.com/gb/en/shop/marcus-slease/rides/paperback/product-21702070.html



MY SPECIAL MISSION from marcus slease on Vimeo.





DARK AMBIENT

A DARK AMBIENT VERSION OF RIDES. AVAILABLE NOW FROM BLART BOOKS


https://vimeo.com/103595415



OLD ANGEL MIDNIGHT WITH COOLIDGE AND GIZZI

LOVE OLD ANGEL MIDNIGHT. LOVE JACK KEROUAC, MICHAEL GIZZI AND CLARK COOLIDGE TOO. LISTEN TO THIS EVERY FEW MONTHS . JAMES JOYCE WAS MY FIRST LITERARY CRUSH. THIS IS AMERICAN FINNEGAN'S WAKE. IT IS VERY GOOD AND MAKES ME HAPPY. BIG THUNDER IN HEAVENS OF LONDON TODAY. THIS IS HEAVEN!

http://ubu.com/sound/kerouac_midnight.html



Pawel Kelner Rozwadowski and Grzegorz Wroblewski

Opening night of Grzegorz's exhibition at Muzeum Literatury w Warszawie

A legend of Polish alternative music Pawel Kelner Rozwadowski playing a number with Grzegorz Wroblewski's text "Matrix":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxlH_-iUsgU&feature=youtu.be




THE CRANIUM IS A SPACE TRAVELER'S HELMET

READING FROM NEW BOOK RIDES IN MY FLAT IN EAST LONDON DOCKLANDS:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmm3xjknAc

“There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be
a pirate"


AVAILABLE OVER HERE:

http://blartmagazine.jimdo.com/blart-books-1/2014/



RIDES

My new book is just out! YIPPPIEEE!! Started this in 2008 when I first came to London. Picked it up again in 2012 after coming back from living in Poland and Turkey. It was poems written at tube stops around London. Then poems written on the circle line in London. Finally it became poems written on trains all over the U.K. Sitting backwards on the way there. Sitting forwards on the way back. Some real. Some imagined. What's the difference? Super happy to have Blart Books publish it. Super happy!! Check it out!! Grab a copy!! It's poetry for pirates!

Bernadette Mayer, Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett are some of the influences. 


A little more about the book over at H_ngm_n (where some of the poems were also published):

http://h-ngm-n.tumblr.com/post/86997117895/this-poem-this-monster-marcus-slease

Rides
Marcus Slease
“There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be a pirate” said Kathy Acker. This is pirate literature. On a train.
Partly inspired by Ted Berrigan’s Train Ride from…

Andalucia

New poems written while in Andalucia, Spain.