We liked him so much we booked him twice. Marcus back at Desperate Literature, now launching his most recent collection, ‘ Play Yr Kardz Right’.
€3 Entry: Event + Booze + Poster (Poem)
Marcus Slease was born in Portadown, N. Ireland. He immigrated to Milton Keynes, England and then Las Vegas at age 11. Some influences include: Buddhist philosophy, surrealism (both hard and soft), shamanism, collage art, noise music, Leonora Carrington, Richard Brautigan, bill bissett, Chika Sagawa, James Tate, Guy Maddin, David Lynch, and various other fabulists, absurdists, surrealists and satirists. He is the author of eight books from micro presses. His writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, featured in the Best British Poetry series, translated into Polish and Danish, and has appeared, or is forthcoming, in many publications such as: Tin House, Poetry, and Fence. He lives in Madrid, Spain. You can hear some poems from Play Yr Kardz Right at: https://soundcloud.com/
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