Marcus Slease

The Art of Marcus


I’ve found a couch, said my chum. We’ll have more room to sit. And behold we took the couch up the stairs.



I take the train to Barcelona. The train enters a tunnel. A baby coughs very lightly, an older man clears his throat. The tunnel, that’s where we all go, light or no light no one is to know. My amphibian throat gurgles, will the language spill out of me, it is a great...

About Marcus
Marcus Slease was born in Portadown, N. Ireland in 1974. His stories and poetry have appeared in Tin House, Poetry, and Fence, among others. Never Mind the Beasts, his debut novel, is available from Dostoyevsky Wannabe. Find out more on his website: and follow him on Twitter: @postpran.

Welcome to The Art of Everyone

In writing my book Everything Else, I realised everybody has their own “everything else”—the thoughts and stories, the experiences, the skills, the imagination, the dreams.

Left unexplored or unshared, they can leave a void, depriving our spirit of something beautiful and nourishing. Having learned that, I created the space here to manifest my own "everything else," and to help others share theirs.

The path here is lined with flowers, the walls are endless, the shelves inviting, the table is set, and there is room for adventure. Bring your own creations or just open your soul for a retreat. This is a space to breathe. Leave the conventional world behind and enjoy.

Thank you for being here.