Kendra Steiner Editions

February 23, 2008

KSE welcomes MK Chavez and Jim D. Deuchars

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 5:07 pm

Just got the OK from Caleb Puckett and Hosho McCreesh on the cover for their forthcoming chapbook NEXT EXIT: EIGHT, the latest in our series of poetic dynamic-duos serving up collections of poems rooted in small towns and back roads—-this time featuring Oklahoma and New Mexico. This chapbook is KSE #89 and will be available in mid-March. Check the blog for details.

We’re also welcoming San Francisco-based poet MK CHAVEZ to the KSE family. Ms. Chavez has prepared a mind-bending eight-poem suite called VISITATIONS. Since reading her haunting chapbook VIRGIN EYES, I’ve felt she belonged at Kendra Steiner Editions, so I was ecstatic when she agreed to do a chapbook of all-new material. VISITATIONS will also be out in March, and I’ll talk more about MK and her work at that time. Until then, check out her website at  http://littlebrownsparrow.com   and while you are there, order a copy of VIRGIN EYES. It’s the best $5.95 you’ll ever spend.

Also joining the KSE family is Pittsburgh-based poet Jim D. Deuchars. I friended Jim on myspace last year just to get a regular flow of his swirling, majestic verse, and he’s also to be found in a number of online literary journals. Jim works equally well in many different styles, and he’s putting together a new collection especially for this project. For an advance taste of Jim’s work, check out the beautiful poem “Your Art is Done (For Allen Ginsberg)” at Polarity magazine: http://www.poembeat.com/fall2007/deuchars1.html . Jim’s new chapbook for KSE should be out in May.

With forthcoming solo chaps by Adrian Manning and Doug Draime later in the Spring of 2008 and more new authors joining the crew as of the Summer (can’t give details yet), we hope that 2008 will be a great poetry year.

Be sure to pick up the March 2008 issue of Arthur Magazine. Not only an essential cultural/political read (as is every issue!), but two KSE chapbooks were chosen among the items on the “best reading” list!

And if you are not already checking it out daily, don’t miss RE:GENERATOR for the best in political and cultural commentary/analysis:  http://www.regeneratormag.com/ . Robert Starvation is one of my favorite writers in any genre, and reading his trenchant analyses of this curious society in which we live literally makes my day.

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