Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

December 17, 2007

PULSES OF TIME (KSE #84) now available

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Our featured release for the second half of December, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal’s KEEPERS OF SILENCE (KSE #82), will be out in a few days, so in the meantime I will discreetly slip in another new piece of my own, PULSES OF TIME (KSE #84), the seventh entry in our Creel Pone Sound Study series, this one inspired by the recent CP reissue of UK-based, New Zealand-born composer Denis Smalley’s 1979 masterpiece THE PULSES OF TIME.

This is a five-poem suite, also incorporating two visual images into the text. Winter has arrived, even here in South Texas, and this piece–though not set in Texas–captures the cold of winter on the nighttime streets of a major American city at five points during a twelve-hour period (with a brief interlude in Marseilles, France).

Rupert Murdoch has purchased and trashed The Wall Street Journal, Cezanne looks out his window toward the bay, Krishnamurti ponders image vs. actuality, graveyard shift Police cruise the downtown area, and Citibank wants to offer you Money Market Checking.  Cornelius Cardew’s legendary/infamous essay “Stockhausen Serves Imperialism” even makes a brief appearance near the climax. As is the KSE tradition, PULSES OF TIME gives you more to chew on in five pages than most novels would give you in two hundred pages. So get in the groove, to the beat of someone banging a James Brown “on the one” beat on a dumpster containing soiled Lo Mein, and order your copy of PULSES OF TIME (in an edition of only 31 numbered copies) today!

Next dispatch: Luis’s new chapbook, in a few days.

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