Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

November 4, 2008

KSE #114, JIM D. DEUCHARS, “Allegheny Rising,” now available!

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 7:24 pm

Following up on the success of his earlier KSE chapbook, PIECES OF EIGHT, KSE #96 (now out of print), Pittsburgh’s Jim D. Deuchars is back again in a big way with his new chap ALLEGHENY RISING (KSE #114). The history and the harmonies of Western Pennsylvania as channelled through the outrageous and outstanding poetic mind of Jim D.   Imagine Paterson or The Maximus Poems re-written by Groucho Marx and scored by Zappa and Varese, and you’ll be halfway there. ALLEGHENY RISING is the first of a three-volume series that will be appearing in future months/years.  Jim’s on fire!!!

We’re proud to have Jim D. on the KSE team and proud to issue mind-blowing new original works such as ALLEGHENY that were written, literally, a few weeks before their KSE publication. Fresh, new, and exciting original extended suites of poems written expressly for KSE. Only $4 US/$5 elsewhere. Check the “Available KSE poetry chapbooks” page to your upper right for ordering info.

Jim will be reading in New York (?? I think…) in December, and we’ll give the details of that reading when we have them. Why not pick up ALLEGHENY RISING now to prepare for the reading…or, if you can’t make it, get ALLEGHENY to get a taste of what you’re missing.

1 Comment »

  1. I’m finding this work to be a wording delight in its watery goodness. Jim has ability to bring vivid pictures to my mind through his creative use of language and skillful vocabulary. I saw “roiling jetsam,” “scabrous rust stains,” and “coca cola cans of memory,” among much else on this rippling river piece.

    Comment by Willow — November 19, 2008 @ 6:50 pm | Reply

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