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PERFORMANCE FROM NEVER MIND THE BEASTS

Part of the reading from last night at Xing the Line. Poems and stories from ongoing manuscript Never Mind the Beasts.


Xing the Line Farewell Reading Part Two from JJMars on Vimeo.


XING THE LINE FAREWELL READING

I read at Xing the Line last night. My last reading before leaving to live in Madrid. On the eve of the big vote. Maybe I will not be gone long. Who knows. I hope I am still an EU citizen after today. Then again I have been meaning to change my passport for an Irish one for a while. But it is a pain. My birth certificate says Silcock. I used to be Silcock. At age six I become Slease. Names and nations. Ugh!

Also Spain is electing a government this week. I am learning how to count in Spanish. Also vegetables. And the pronouns. There is a long way to go.

Fantastic reading last night. At The I'Klectik Art Lab. In Old Paradise Yard. Near Waterloo. Great art space. A great pleasure to read with the fabulous artists/poets Laura Wetherington  (who is visiting all the way from Reno Nevada), and the amazing Stephen Watts. Great community. Great audience. We went to The Pineapple afterwards. Near William Blake's house. Who has since departed.

Crossing my fingers for good results for UK …

OHIO EDIT

"At the lunch table there is a new man. He has been to Dubai and it is very hot. But worse than that is Vegas he says. He gets very excited about Vegas. You have to step into the casinos to cool off he says. I don’t know how to gamble he says. Did you play the one armed bandits I ask. I played many one armed bandits he says. They give you free cocktails when you play the one armed bandits he says. Before you know it your eyes are cherries, lemons and sevens he says."

FROM "THE HUSTLER" 

Prose poems from my ongoing manuscript Never Mind the Beasts over at Ohio Edit:

http://ohioedit.com/2016/06/20/two-poems-by-marcus-slease/


Cosmonaut's Avenue

"Creatures." My ongoing manuscript Never Mind the Beasts. In the new issue of Cosmonaut's Avenue.


http://www.cosmonautsavenue.com/marcus-slease-creatures/

REVIEW OF RIDES BY LAURA WETHERINGTON

The best review of my work ever. Such a generous and insightful review of Rides. Thank you Laura Wetherington.

https://laurawetherington.com/2016/06/17/marcus-sleases-rides/



THE TIGERS

Based on a road trip from Utah to California after the death of my brother Aaron. We stop in a small Utah town called Hurricane and get some fresh peaches . . . and then . . . and then . . . For Aaron Slease (15 December 1982- 7 June 2012)
https://soundcloud.com/jjmars/the-tigers


SOUL SUCKING

DO YOU PREFER SUCKING A SOUL OR HAVING YOUR SOUL SUCKED . . . .














GREAT EXPECTATIONS from JJMars on Vimeo.