Kendra and I will be in North Texas until next Monday. The last two orders (DF in England; MAC in Texas) were sent out this afternoon. Anything that comes in this week will be shipped out next Monday.
Debbie Kirk’s BROKEN (KSE #108 ) is now ready, so feel free to order it. It won’t be officially “released” for another week or so, but I’ve got a few printed up and have already sent Debbie some advance copies. This is a monster chap that sizzles and bites. It’s an eclectic collection of recent poems from this Santa Cruz-based dynamo (and former Texan!!!) that will make you laugh and cry, turn you on and repel you, and most of all NEVER bore you. Debbie will be doing a lot to publicize the book in Northern California and will be selling it at her readings and appearances over the next few months. I expect this one to sell out as fast as MK Chavez’s VISITATION did.
As for me, I plan on finishing the ELECTRONIC MYTH collab with Stuart Crutchfield (KSE # 109) while I’m up in North Texas. That’s Volume 9 in the Creel Pone Sound Study series, and it should be coming out in August sometime. I’m also immersed in study of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, in preparation for the collab I’ll be doing this fall with A.J. Kaufmann based on the TBOTD.
In addition, Christopher Cunningham is back with a new one in August, volume 36 in our Sound Library Series, inspired by the music of Ennio Morricone and set in the world of poker. It’s called IN GAMBLER’S BLOOD (KSE #110) and features a haunting cover portrait from acclaimed photographer Cynthia Etheridge.
So “summer’s comin’ on heavy” here at KSE Central. Adios for now. I’ll be back in touch in August 4.