KSE #116, ZACHARY C. BUSH / BILL SHUTE, “Shanti” (Creel Pone Sound Study #10)
The 10th and final volume in the Creel Pone Sound Study Series presents a series of joint kaleidoscopic meditations/blowouts on the concept of Shanti (inner peace). Great to welcome back Zachary C. Bush, now working out of Jersey City, NJ, after a period of moving and full-time work and spiritual re-alignment. Our earlier collaborative volume in this series (INTERVALS, Creel Pone #6) was very well-received and sold out in a month. ZCB will return to KSE with a solo chap in early 2009, and his full-length collection AT SWAN DECAPITATION will be appearing soon from VOX Press.
The mind focuses. The real dissolves. The actual emerges. The dialogue begins. The butter melts.
Breakfast is served.
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SHANTI is the final volume in the Creel Pone sound study series. For the record, here are the other volumes:
#9, ELECTRONIC MYTH (w/ Stuart Crutchfield);
#8, LUNA AMERICANA;
#7, PULSES OF TIME;
#6, INTERVALS (w/ Zachary C. Bush) ;
#5, SAN ANTONIO GOOD FRIDAY ;
#4, UPSIDE-DOWN ;
#3, FANTASMATA 2007 ;
#2, SYMPHONIE ROUGE ;
#1, PYTHAGORON TWO (w/ Stuart Crutchfield).
It’s been a great run w/ this ten-volume series, spanning two years. Thanks to all who purchased the Creel Pones and supported and/or wrote about these chapbooks. No other publisher would ever issue anything remotely like these chaps, which is why KSE exists. We found a devoted audience for them, and Volcanic Tongue did a lot to promote and sell the books. In fact, we made a lot of valuable connections/contacts through the series. Special thanks to Stu and to Zachary, each of whom collaborated on two of the Creel Pone series with me. Working as a duo with poets such as those two and A. J. Kaufmann is about the most stimulating experience an artist can have—-the give and take, the spontaneous creation, the ebb and flow, the ability to erase the ego through surrendering the sole “authorship” fetish. It takes a secure and edgy poet to take on such a challenge…Stu and ZCB and AJ are more than up to it. We are trying to catch just a sliver of the brilliance of such collabs as Warhol and Basquiat, or Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd, or Ted Berrigan and George Schneeman. Wish us luck. If we don’t stretch, we’ll never get anywhere new with our work…