The Spirit of the Bathtub by Marcus Slease
The Spirit of the Bathtub is somewhere between the absurdism of Richard Brautigan and the low-fi pop reality of Ariel Pink.
Experience surreal tales from the bathtubs of South Korea, Utah, Turkey, Italy, Poland, and London. Vibration therapy with Spirit monkeys. Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. The emotional weights are shifting. Dancing and acrobatics in the multi-verse. It is an expansive big bath person. It is the miracle that dissolves in the bathtub like a lump of sugar. Welcome to the lesser lights of the bardo. In the milky clouds of the bathtub you will never be sober. Hello my old friend. Tune in to signals from another universe. It looks just like this one.
You can hear the opening of The Spirit of the Bathtub over here:
Marcus Slease is a life performer & writer of everyday magical travel from Northern Ireland and Utah. His writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, featured in the Best British Poetry series, and translated into Polish and Danish. He has been published in Tin House, Poetry, Empty Mirror, and many other great ones. His album, Never Mind the Beasts, in collaboration with UK musician Stephen Emmerson, is available on Bandcamp. He has lived all over the world, such as South Korea, Poland, U.S., U.K., Turkey, and Spain. Currently, he lives in Madrid, Spain and is working on his first novel: The Autobiography of Don Whiskers. Find out more at: https://marcusslease.weebly.com/
92 Pages - Paperback
Cover Art by Ben Stainton