A . J. KAUFMANN
AMAZON, THE FAME OF GOD (KSE #166)
(cinema poetry series, volume four)
Poland’s A. J. KAUFMANN is back, this time with the fourth edition in KSE’s “Cinema Poetry Series.” A.J. has been tied up with music activities for the last four or five months, recording and then re-recording an album of his own compositions, but took a break to write this exciting eight-poem suite inspired by Werner Herzog’s classic 1973 film AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD. Who can forget Klaus Kinski’s over-the-top portrayal of this over-the-top conquistador, capturing in one film everything that’s wrong and stupid with imperialism, colonialism, fanaticism, theocracy, etc.
A.J. takes on the same themes in this collection, turning his kaliedoscopic, psychedelic poetic eye toward South America, taking us on a new/old death trip down the same river as Aguirre/Kinski. As usual, it’s a wild ride, and it peels back the veil on many a dirty little secret.
KSE #166 is available now…$5 ppd. anywhere. paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Also available for the same price is BILL SHUTE, “SEAWALL” (KSE #169), written in Galveston about the Gulf Oil Spill.
And also our two new mini-cdr’s:
KSE #170 (3-inch CDR). Derek Rogers, “Circum_Navigate.”
KSE #176 (3-inch CDR), Ophibre, “St. Asphalt (Patron Saint of Army Ants).”
And for $7 ppd. anywhere the new full-length CDR from Chicago’s legendary psychedelic shaman SIR PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE, “String/Soul/Eye” (KSE #172).
Coming over the next month or two we’ll have a new poetry chapbook from DOUG DRAIME and new mini-cdr’s from RAMBUTAN and ANDREAS BRANDAL. Watch for them!
From here on out, all payments will be via paypal (except for established customers who have been paying by check) and all chapbooks and mini-cd’s will be $5 ppd. Full-length cd’s will be $7 ppd.
Thanks for your support for the last 4 1/2 years!