Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

April 14, 2008

Jim D. Deuchars’ PIECES OF EIGHT (KSE #96) may be ordered now!

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 6:48 pm

Pittsburgh poet Jim D. Deuchars certainly has a devoted following. His new chapbook PIECES OF EIGHT (KSE #96) has a May release scheduled, but people are already trying to order it, so here’s the situation as of 4/14/08.

The book is completely edited and the covers are done and I sent a sample copy to Jim. When he gives the finished product the thumbs up in a few days, I’ll start sending them out. While Jim and I have worked together online with the editing/formatting/design of the book, I always want the poet to see and feel an ACTUAL COPY before we distribute any. So feel free to send an order now and it should go out within a week.

If you are new to KSE, books are $4 postpaid in the US, check payable to Bill Shute, 8141-B Pat Booker Rd. #399, San Antonio, Texas, 78233. If you are out of the US, books are $5 postpaid payable through paypal. E-mail me at django5722 (at) yahoo (dot) com and request a paypal invoice. In the US, you can also get any three chapbooks (only one copy of each, though) for $10 postpaid. We have many exciting recent releases available of brand new material from some of the finest working poets from Scotland to LA, from Georgia to Australia, from New Mexico to upstate New York, from Texas to Oregon to England. Click the “available KSE poetry chapbooks” page to the right of this message to see what’s available right now.

Jim will be doing two readings in support of his new chapbook over the next few months:

JUNE 5   at the CONNECTICUT BEAT POETRY FESTIVAL in South Windsor, CT;  and

MAY 19  at LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN in Milwaukee, Wisconsin .

PIECES OF EIGHT is a real tour-de-force. When I approached Jim to do a chapbook for Kendra Steiner Editions, I asked him for an eight-page suite of eight poems. Well, Jim gave me eight alright…a series of poetic meditations on different applications and manifestations of EIGHT. Eight may appear in the poetic form or in the content or in subtle allusions and probably also appears in ways I’m too slow to figure out at this point. Yet every piece works beautifully without any concept to hang it on, and every piece has the usual bite and surreal vision and effortless flow one associates with Jim’s work. KSE is proud to issue this chapbook and proud to welcome Jim to the team, this “Nabokov of Kendra Steiner Editions.” Only 68 copies will be printed, so order soon.

And why not friend Jim on myspace—he regularly posts new work and I check his myspace blog DAILY for my fix of Deuchars. You will be hooked also. Access his page at .

1 Comment »

  1. YES, this IS exciting news!

    I love the way Jim uses words to express and how his writing can have layers of meaning.
    His work often pushes me to think deeply and to see things in different ways.

    This is gonna be grEIGHT! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

    Comment by Willow — April 14, 2008 @ 9:01 pm | Reply

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