Neil Marcus


Listen to the audio version read by Michael Northen.

how can I speak of cripple?

in wild meteoric full body world federation heavyweight knockout dream

a tornado in my bowl of broth

with gravity that makes me fly

and a scattering of love

while grasping four straws

with the imprint of freshly rippled teeth marks

I would wager the Devil my soul for it

securing love by attempting to contact Hulk Hogan


Neil Marcus is an artist and performer living in Berkeley, California. His books include Special Effects: Advances in Neurology, Cripple Poetics: A Love Story with Petra Kuppers, and The Princess and the Dragon (a disabled fable). His most performed play is Storm Reading. Marcus' contributions to disability studies are widely acknowledged by his peers in the disability culture world.