Kendra Steiner Editions

February 25, 2009

Daytrip Buzz with Michael Aaron Casares

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My fellow San Antonio poet-publisher Michael Aaron Casares has started a new blog that regularly features his distinctive poetry and photography—-it’s called DAYTRIP BUZZ and you can access it here:

http://daytripbuzz.blogspot.com/

I’ve already bookmarked it. You should too. Michael updates it regularly. Get another poetic taste of San Antonio…

February 16, 2009

KSE #129, SUSPENSION (Horvich & Shute), now available

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KSE #129,   MIRA HORVICH / BILL  SHUTESUSPENSION.          Now available!

The first in a series of half poetry-half photography chapbooks KSE will issue in 2009, SUSPENSION began with the image of mobiles in suspension. With that as our creative seed…Polish poet, fiction writer, and visual artist Mira Horvich created a haunting series of wind-chime photographs,  and I created a series of wind-chime rooted poems. The result is SUSPENSION.

The four poems are each based on a metal used in wind chimes–brass, pewter, aluminum, and copper–and each poem uses Mira’s corresponding photo as a prompt for a phantom poetic narrative growing out of the visual image. “Brass” captures a woman, longing for retirement,  surrounded by annoying people at a racetrack  ; “Pewter” grows out of shadows, tobacco smoke, and sirens; “Aluminum” is set in a sanitized plastic yuppie “ranchette” outside San Antonio; and “Copper” captures the last days of a Kansas singer-songwriter, composing his final songs on a  Sears Harmony 12-string guitar as the incense burns and the dogs waits to be walked.

More of Mira’s work graces the front and back cover, and the poetic epigraph this time is from George Oppen:

how shall I light

the room that measures years.

Hand-numbered edition of 58 copies. Act now!

$4 postpaid in US. Send check payable to Bill Shute, 14080 Nacogdoches Rd. #350, San Antonio, Texas, 78247.  Outside the US, it’s $5 postpaid, payable via paypal. Request a paypal invoice at django5722 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

The free Jack Henry chaps are gone…hope you all enjoy them…so Empty Houses has now been deleted. Michael Layne Heath’s  GREY RAGE (DYED) will be ready by the end of February, and then new works from Brad Kohler and Misti Rainwater-Lites in March. Stay tuned…

 

February 8, 2009

upcoming KSE poetry chapbooks: February-April 2009

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later in February:

#126,  MICHAEL LAYNE HEATH, grey rage (dyed) .
another powerful collection from this San Francisco poet and punkzine pioneer.

#129, MIRA HORVICH/BILL SHUTE, suspension .
half photography/half poetry. windchimes. metals. static. suspension.

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scheduled for March:

#127,  BRAD KOHLER, dog nights, dog days .
harrowing slow-motion trip through the long moments prior to the Tate-LaBianca murders. 4th KSE chap from this Pittsburgh master.

#130,  MISTI RAINWATER-LITES, odd years .
brand-new collection in a brand-new direction from this Gulf Coast poetic fireball, poet laureate of the dollar stores, strip clubs, sleazy convenience stores, and adult novelty merchants of the Lone Star State. hello kitty meets mistress candace. you don’t need any drugs to have life seem like a bad acid trip here in texas!

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scheduled for April:

#132,  DOUG DRAIME, knox county .
new collection that focuses on the small-town Southwest Indiana of Doug’s youth and adolescence. You’ll understand why he got out of there as soon as he could!  Doug’s 7th chap for KSE.

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Ordering information at
https://kendrasteinereditions.wordpress.com/available-kse-poetry-chapbooks/

Kim Fowley & Metabolismus, “Sounds of an Empty Room”

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Kim Fowley has always been my artistic hero, and in many ways he is the ultimate beat poet. Here’s a Fowley release I’d never seen nor heard of, a hotel-room recording made soon after the legendary/infamous 1992 concert documented on the White Negroes in Deutschland album (where Fowley was fronting a band led by the great ex-Flamin’ Groovies/Barracudas gtrist/singer/songwriter Chris Wilson, another person criminally under-rated). This is the naked Fowley…would you want it any other way?

http://spurensicherung.blogspot.com/2008/12/kim-fowley-and-metabolismus-sounds-of.html

February 7, 2009

Keith Dersley radio interview/reading

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K. M. Dersley, who is one of our favorite poets at KSE (he’s had three chapbooks so far—-Retrospective Forecasts, Blue Velour, and  Next Exit: Six), and who will be (I hope) returning with another chapbook in the second half of 2009, just did a fantastic in-studio appearance on a show called “Headstand” on 209 Radio (FM 105 in Cambridge, England). Keith reads poems (including one from a KSE chap!), plays/sings some of his fine original songs, and tells some entertaining anecdotes. No wonder his “Beatnik Cabaret”  has been so well-received!

The show is two hours long, and even though Keith is not on all two hours, it is a great listen with lots of quirky music, an over-the-top host, and a second poetry feature, one from Ireland. Check it out. Keith’s appearances in each of the two hours begin at 19:35 and 1:15:38 respectively, but just let the show play while you’re doing something (stop doing it during Keith’s sections, of course!) and I think you’ll find yourself enjoying the whole thing. I wish a show like Headstand was on in my area!

Here’s the link. You’ll want the Wednesday, February 4th broadcast of Headstand. Enjoy!

http://www.209radio.co.uk/shows/profile.php?show=headstand

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