Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

September 8, 2009

KSE “Cinema Poetry Series” returns!!!

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red desert  A. J. Kaufmann is doing a chapbook inspired by Antonioni’s DESERTO ROSSO (RED DESERT) from 1964

vanishing point

Bill Shute is taking on Richard C. Sarafian’s VANISHING POINT (1971).

It’s been two years since the first volume in the Cinema Poetry Series, ROCKET ATTACK  U.S.A.!!! , inspired by Barry Mahon’s minimalistic cold-war classic. This chapbook was praised in Arthur Magazine and in the Kenyon Review small press section and received excellent reader response, many pointing out how unbelievable it was that anyone would write a post-modern poetry chapbook based on a Barry Mahon film! I began a second Cinema Poetry volume, based on the obscure 1951 San Antonio-made z-grade western CACTUS BARRIER, but other projects got in the way, and I never got beyond one page on it (and that page later became part of MORE  (KSE #136—-those who own this one should be able to tell which poem I’m referring to)).  A. J. Kaufmann suggested we re-start the Cinema Poetry Series and that we both take on an extended poem in that tradition. I’d been wanting to do something with Vanishing Point for some time, and he’d been wanting to do something with Antonioni’s DESERTO ROSSO, so here we are. These should be ready for release in late 2009.

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