Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

January 20, 2011

Bill Shute, “Autumn” poetry chapbook (KSE #180), now available

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AUTUMN  (sound library series, volume 59)

Bill Shute

KSE #180

Composed in Autumn 2010…ripped off for a week’s pay, hired killers pray for the rest of us, the Velvets reform (conveniently forgetting Doug Yule) but they’re no longer working without a net, nothing happens in different ways, her sprinkler’s leaking water, poker-playing dogs watch webinars on positive thinking, the kangaroo traffic court now serves cheesecake, and lines from faux-scientific monologues in Jerry Warren films in French invade my bed-partner’s dreams. ‘Tis Autumn, time to make a beeline for the South…Spring ahead, Fall Back…

Echoes from the new seven-page poem, inspired by one of the great trumpeter Bunny Berigan’s final recordings, a cover of that old chestnut “‘Tis Autumn,” recorded for the small “Elite” label. Bunny was in his waning days and so was 2010 and so was the world that many people were choosing to hold on to. It’s ripped from the pages of South Texas Life;  it’s full of carefully chosen particulars arranged in such a way that I hope it would have made the late great Ted Berrigan smile; it’s unlike anything else being written today; it’s $5.00 postpaid anywhere. The poet-losers badly imitating Bukowski (who would hold such imitators in contempt were he still around) and proclaiming themselves “outlaws” and “outsiders” will hate it, as will creative writing teachers and most MFA poets.  It won’t be available online or at your local bookstore, and it will be out of print in 6 months. Act now and order one…or forever hold your peace! As Jerry Van Dyke used to say in his ads for the low-rent BIG LOTS chain, “come on, you know you want to go there!”

$5 via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Even if you don’t want THIS chapbook, KSE offers many other items you WILL enjoy:


#181, JOHN SWEET, “Continuum” ;

#174, LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL, “Digging a Grave” ;
#173, BILL SHUTE, “Butterfly Mind” (Sound Library Series, Volume 58) ;

#168, DOUG DRAIME, “For A Dream Ended” ;

#169, BILL SHUTE, “Seawall” (sound library series, Volume 57) ;

#166, A.J.  KAUFMANN, “Amazon, The Fame of God.” (cinema poetry series, volume 4) ;

#164, JONO TOSCH, “Probably”

all above chapbooks $5



#182 (3-inch CDR), SEAN GADOURY, “Arc Light.”

#183 (3-inch CDR), KUSCHTY RYE ERGOT, “Senescence.”

 #175 (CDR),  ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.” (this is $7)

#179, (3-inch CDR), ANDREAS BRANDAL, “Minus”

#178 (3-inch CDR), RAMBUTAN, “Age of None.”

#176 (3-inch CDR), OPHIBRE, “St. Asphalt (Patron Saint of Army Ants).”

cdr’s are $5 each ppd. (except for A23H, which is $7)

Thanks for your support of independent labels and micro-presses and independent artists. KSE’s 5th anniversary will be in March 2011!

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