Surva / Pernik / Bulgaria
Listening to Marcus Slease’s Mu (Dream) So (Window) this eve. You can get it here: http://www.poorclaudia.org/books/mu-dream-so-window-marcus-slease/ it’ so good, it’ so beautiful.
Tim Atkins says:
No name but love, indeed, for Marcus Slease, in this exciting collection of small, surprising, lyrical poems which continue (very nicely, thank you) the ideas and methods of such poets as Clark Coolidge in At Egypt, Phil Whalen in Scenes of Life at the Capital, and Roy Kiyooka in Kyoto Airs. The writer’s eye & his heart remain open throughout this book, the language is clean, clear & refined, and one comes out exhilarated both by what Slease sees & by the way that he says it. In a world of spam (to paraphrase the author) he gives us (good) ham. With a big side of kimchee. Reader, read on! Because Mu! So! –in Japanese = Emptiness! Yes!
Soon I’ll be publishing Marcus Slease’s Saint Poems as a receipt roll-scroll. yay for the Mimih. This is the year of the Mimih.