Marcus Slease (Portadown, N. Ireland 1974) is the author of Puppy (Beir Bua Press), Never Mind the Beasts (Dostoyevsky Wannabe) and The Green Monk (Boiler House Press), and Play Yr Kardz Right Dostoyevsky Wannabe), among others. He graduated from MFA program at UNC Greensboro in 2003. His poetry has been translated into Polish and Danish and has appeared in various magazines in North America and Europe, such as Tin House, New World Writing, The Stockholm Review, Conduit, Fence, Poetry, The Lincoln Review, and Best British Poetry 2015. He lives in Sitges and teaches high school in Barcelona.
“When I read a Marcus Slease poem I am reminded that the world is made up of billions of parts, each with their own soul, each with a great ability to illuminate the sacred while also misbehaving. Slease is a poet who reminds us the wildness of life is not something we can control or even fight against but rather something we should witness and honour.”
– Matthew Dickman, author of Husbandry