Now that we’re back up and running again and have some positive momentum fueling KSE (I was a bit burned out and run down in August and early September), let me tell you all what is coming up in the next two months.
KSE 111 will be A. J. Kaufmann’s suite of poems about his hometown, Poznan, Poland, called POZNAN CITY GOSPEL. I told AJ, “William Carlos Williams had Paterson, Kerouac had Lowell, you’ve got Poznan. Go for it!” And he did. That should be out in a few weeks. It’s completely edited and formatted and the front cover is done.
KSE 112 will be NEXT EXIT: NINE, featuring MK Chavez and John Sweet, West Coast vs East Coast. I’m still making the selections for this one, and then I’ll need to program the poems in the best running order, so we’re looking at around the first of October, but the pairing of these two powerful poets, both of whose works often present a kind of disquieting beauty, will truly be an event.
October will also bring a chapbook of all-new work from JIM D. DEUCHARS, whose first KSE chap PIECES OF EIGHT just sold out. These pieces are rooted in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, and anything from Jim’s pen commands attention. Watch for it.
Finally, the collaborative chapbook of poetic meditations based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead that I’m doing with A. J. Kaufmann should be ready sometime in October.
And let’s not forget that “Last Poems” project that people are submitting poems to over the next few weeks…who knows what that project will wind up producing?
As always, thanks for your interest and your orders.