Kendra Steiner Editions

September 2, 2007

four new reviews from Volcanic Tonuge

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 8:29 am

The September 1 new release list from our European distributor, Volcanic Tongue, contains write-ups on four recent KSE books. Here they are:

MICHAEL CASEY–THE BOPPER  .  New collection of poems from Casey that plot the Kafka-esque intrigues, petty spirit-crushing politics, goof-off survival tactics and desperate moments of pathos while working in a faceless office environment. Hand-numbered edition of 78 copies.

STUART CRUTCHFIELD–PITH  .  New collection from Glasgow-based poet Stuart Crutchfield, with a series of meditations on Henry Miller, Glaswegian space, tedious philosophers and raga forms. Edition of 29 hand-numbered copies.

BILL SHUTE–LARKSPUR VARIATIONS (FOR FRANCIS BACON) . New very limited (only 19 hand-numbered copies and already sold-out at source) collection of poems from Bill Shute, this time out themed around visions of New England refracted through the aesthetic of Francis Bacon to create collaged synaesthetic word-instants that transport you right into Bill’s eyeballs. Shute describes it as being “like a literary New England-based take on The Faust Tapes.” So dig in. Recommended.

BILL SHUTE–IN PERSPECTIVE .  Another very limited new collection from Shute in a painterly style that seems to reflect back to some of his earlier Kendra Steiner work. These are sketches of North Texas done under the spell of David Hockney, Vanessa Bell, Francis Bacon and Stanley Spencer and they are supremely tactile, sensuous evocations of overloaded vision in space.

We have THE BOPPER and PITH available for $4.00 each, postpaid in North America. Our copies of IN PERSPECTIVE and LARKSPUR VARIATIONS are sold out; Volcanic Tongue has the only remaining copies.

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