NEXT EXIT: FOUR is now available (see post below), and the next three volumes of that series are already scheduled. They should appear in the last few months of 2007 through the end of January 2008.
NEXT EXIT: FIVE. The first solo Next Exit volume, by Christopher Cunningham.
NEXT EXIT: SIX. Also a solo volume, but an all-Scotland collection, by Stuart Crutchfield.
NEXT EXIT: SEVEN. An all-England volume, featuring K.M. Dersley and Adrian Manning.
We also will have solo chapbooks coming from
MISTI RAINWATER-LITES (October)
DAVID KEENAN (late October or early November)
K. M. DERSLEY (November)
LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL (December)
MICHAEL LAYNE HEATH (late 2007 or early 2008)
and GLENN W. COOPER (late 2007 or early 2008).
In addition, I will have some material of my own surfacing here and there, and Doug Draime and I have a long-term goal of producing a joint chapbook on spiritual themes. And I will try to coax Doug to do another solo chapbook for early 2008!
Also, I will donate some copies of Christopher’s Next Exit volume and both of Luis’s chapbooks to the Guerilla Poetics Project, so later this year you could purchase those books from the GPP, and ALL the proceeds would go straight into funding the GPP’s important work of getting independent poetry directly from author to reader, bypassing the established order and the established distribution chains. The GPP and all of us in the small-press-poetry community are basically fighting the same battle. We’re in the midst of a poetic renaissance right now, and there’s a lot of fine work being done out there under the radar. The GPP, Kendra Steiner Editions, and hundreds of other like-minded individuals and independent presses are trying to document and distribute this important work in new and different ways. Let’s face it, Small Press Distribution has had little if anything to do with authentic under-the-counter-culture publishing for many many years. The 70’s and early 80’s are long gone. SPD is about small presses in the same sense that Dimension or Mirimax or Fox Searchlight or Sony Classic Pictures are “independents.”
Many reading this will already be supporters or operatives of the GPP, but if you aren’t, check them out at http://www.guerillapoetics.org/ .
Thanks to all for your support and encouragement in 2007! Best wishes and positive vibrations from South Texas…