Marcus Slease
The Irish Renaissance


Chewing the Cud


A Mattress of Coats


About Marcus Slease

Marcus Slease was born in Portadown, N. Ireland in 1974. At the end of 1985 he immigrated to Las Vegas and then later Spanish Fork. He is no longer a resident of Vegas or Spanish Fork. He lives in East London and teaches English as a foreign language. With the Polish poet Grzegorz Wroblewski, he edited a special edition of Past Simple which included innovative poetry from Poland, Denmark, the U.S., and the Czech Republic. His poetry, fiction, interviews and reviews have been published in various magazines, such as: Columbia Poetry Review, The Conversant, Rain Taxi, The Rialto, Vlak, Typo, Conduit, The Atlas Review, Housefire, Coconut,  Word Riot, Everyday Genius, Banango, Monkeybicycle, Octopus, So and So Magazine, Spork, InDigest, NAP, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Forklift Ohio, and Little White Lies. His work has been anthologized in Dear World and Everyone In It (Bloodaxe, 2012). His latest books are Rides (forthcoming 2014 from Blart Books), Spanish Fork (Country Music 2014), The House of Zabka (Deathless Press 2013), Mu (Dream) So (Window) (Poor Claudia 2012). Some audio readings from poems and his novella in progress, The New Vision, is over here: He is a founding member of the UK poetry and art community UPTIGHT: