Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

June 7, 2008


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SAN ANTONIO SKY SONGS: SELECTED POEMS 2005-2008, a 64-page, perfect-bound book containing 10-12 of Bill Shute’s out-of print solo chapbooks should be appearing in mid-2009 from Word Mechanics of Palm Springs, California, publishers of Bill’s previous two poetry books, TWELVE GATES TO THE CITY: THE LABOURS OF HERCULES IN THE LONE STAR STATE (2006) and POINT LOMA PURPLE (2007),  and successful business/trade/technical publishers.

I’ve been surveying some of the most devoted KSE readers about their choices for inclusion in this volume. To keep the cost down, we will not be using any of the chaps that included artwork within the body of the book (such as RED DIPTYCH or TEXTURE AND ACCIDENT). If you have any suggestions, let me know. FOUR TEXAS STREAMS and PROTOTYPE appeared at the end of my previous book POINT LOMA PURPLE, so those would not be appearing again here.

In terms of reader response and critical reaction when they were originally issued, NORWICH UNVEILED and SAN ANTONIO GOOD FRIDAY and SHORE ACCESS will definitely be included. It’s been interesting to hear from readers about works that particularly spoke to them—-YANTRA or SYMPHONIE ROUGE or ILLUSION OF MOTION or FIRE OF THE ACTUAL—-which I myself had not looked at for awhile. I’ll probably make the selections by the end of summer and then present a tentative list to the publisher. Feel free to send me any feedback prior to that.

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