Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

September 24, 2007

Bill Shute poetry books from Word Mechanics

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Beyond the various Kendra Steiner chapbooks, I have two “real” poetry books available, both published by Word Mechanics of Palm Springs, California (wordmechanics “at” inbox “dot” com):

TWELVE GATES TO THE CITY: THE LABOURS OF HERCULES IN THE LONE STAR STATE. This 24-page suite of 12 poems is a modern re-telling of the classical Labours of Hercules, set in contemporary Texas. It was featured at the mythological conference “In The Tracks of Hercules” in 2005. A beautifully crafted letter-press edition made on 200-year-old equipment. $8.00 postpaid. Written in early 2005.

POINT LOMA PURPLE: THE LIFE AND WORK OF KATHERINE TINGLEY (1847-1929), An Imagined History in Mosaic Verse. A 3300+ line historical poem in 18 sections, paralleling the 18 sections of the Bhagavad Gita…unlike any other poem you’ll ever read. Inspired by the poetic ideas of Ed Sanders (“investigative poetry” and his America series) and Charles Reznikoff (“Testimony”, “Holocaust”). 96-page perfect-bound edition. As a bonus, includes two out-of-print KSE chapbooks on the last few pages: FOUR TEXAS STREAMS (the first KSE chapbook) and PROTOTYPE (the story of the fictional “Mara” from Uvalde, one of the most popular KSE chaps and also a highlight of my readings). $10.00 postpaid. Written June 2005-January 2006.

These can be purchased directly from me. Check (or well-concealed cash) payable to Bill Shute, 8200 Pat Booker Rd. #399, San Antonio, Texas, 78233.

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