Anticipating Leaving the Sea

Marcus - Leaving the Sea


As with bated breath I anticipate the January 7 release of Ben Marcus’ newest collection of stories…I sate myself with these two complex tidbits of his alchemical languaging talents, and invite you to swim in them as well…

Marcus - Notes from Hospital imageBen_Marcus_Notes from the Hospital


Marcus - Dark Arts image

Marcus - Dark Arts excerpt

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5 thoughts on “Anticipating Leaving the Sea

  1. Camouflaged as no-nonsense, the words pile up, identified,catalogued, measured. You look behind, simply to check the heap, to review. There is a horrible vacuity. There is a revealing. There is a snigger. There is a challenge. A virus, innocent, infecting imagination. Something placed that cannot now be removed. Fiction? A word that the deluded only employ. Chased lines decorating mind, clothing real and unreal, weighing souls with feathers…..

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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