KSE will be closing down operations between 27 December and 4 January while I’m travelling back East and Kendra is visiting friends and hanging out w/ her brother Eric. The foreign PayPal orders rec’d in the last few days will be sent out Wednesday the 26th. Feel free to mail in orders while we’re gone, and those will be shipped the day I get back. More than half of Michael Layne Heath’s SACRED GROUNDS are gone now, and Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal’s KEEPERS OF SILENCE is flying out of here as fast as I can print them. Even my own 44 HARMONIES is about 75% gone now! And we’re down to the last five copies of Christopher Cunningham’s NEXT EXIT: FIVE. When they are gone, they are gone.
We began 2007 as a small group of 5 poets, and now we’ve expanded to 20 (21 counting me). I’d like to thank all the great poets we’ve had the privilege of working with and publishing this year: Stuart Crutchfield, David Keenan, Byron Coley, Brad Kohler, Thomas Michael McDade, Doug Draime, Michael Casey, Michael Ceraolo, Mark Weber, K.M. Dersley, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Zachary C. Bush, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Michael Layne Heath, and Christopher Cunningham. AND thanks to the poets we’ve been working with recently whose chapbooks will appear in the first quarter of 2008: Adrian Manning, Glenn W. Cooper, Caleb Puckett, and Hosho McCreesh. Thanks to the bloggers and editors and fellow poets who have helped to spread the word about the Kendra Steiner Editions team and the more than 80 chapbooks we’ve issued. Thanks also to everyone who has bought or traded for the books, and of course thanks to our friends at Volcanic Tongue in Glasgow, who have stood by us since day one.
Congratulations to Misti Rainwater-Lites and to Adrian Manning for the new arrivals in their families, and best wishes to Zachary C. Bush on his relocation to New York City.
Thanks to Creel Pone Records for the musical inspiration for the last three years (84 releases and counting…the most recent being Nicolas Schoffer’s “Hommage a Bartok”): http://www.orkstorm.com/creelpone/
And finally, thanks to you for reading this and checking the blog on occasion. As of today, 24 December 2007, we’ve had 2350 visitors!
See you in 2008–with a killer line-up of poetry chapbooks, at least 2 per month.
–Bill Shute (San Antonio, Texas)