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July 6, 2008

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Garden of Rocks” (KSE #103) now available

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The fourth KSE chapbook from Los Angeles-based poet Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, GARDEN OF ROCKS (KSE #103), is now available. This is a collection of poems written in May 2008, many based on Luis’s close study of the French symbolist poet Paul Valery. A master of poetic tone, Luis creates a somewhat melancholy feel in most pieces, but he balances that with well-placed wit and also with his usual shaman-like combination of calm and authority There’s also a measure of folk-tale and fable here. Author of the book RAW MATERIALS (Pygmy Forest Press) and three previous KSE chapbooks—-WITHOUT PEACE (out of print), KEEPERS OF SILENCE (out of print), and NEXT EXIT: SEVEN (with Ronald Baatz, still available)—-Luis has been widely published both in anthologies and in literary journals, print and online. Do a google search of his name and you’ll have an afternoon of good reading.

It’s a pleasure to work with someone so creative as Luis. As we were putting together a solo chapbook for this summer, we’d get four or five fine poems chosen, and then he’d send me ten more recent pieces, and I’d want to use some of those too. So for GARDEN OF ROCKS, we settled on choosing from a crop of poems written in May 2008, and we plan to do another LCB solo chapbook in the mid-late Fall of 2008. Until then, grab one of this 53-copy edition now. Check the “available KSE chapbooks” page to your right for ordering information. And remember, you can get any 3 different chapbooks postpaid for $10 in the US. Why not pick up GARDEN OF ROCKS, NEXT EXIT: SEVEN, and my own new one FACE TO FACE as a 3-for-10 package!

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