SLIMERS VERB (KSE #258)
chapbook containing TEN new poems from GRAHAM LAMBKIN
limited hand-numbered, hand-assembled DIY edition of 125 copies, over half of which went out to pre-orders, SO GET YOURS NOW!!!!! Fewer than 50 left… ACT NOW or read about this chapbook elsewhere instead of reading your own copy
$7 US postpaid $8 elsewhere postpaid
payment via paypal to DJANGO5722(at)YAHOO(dot)COM please include note w/ order stating what items you want and your address…thanks…paypal does not always provide that clearly…
Kendra Steiner Editions is honored to release a new poetry chapbook from renaissance man GRAHAM LAMBKIN. Graham’s work in music/sound-art and in visual art is well-known, as is his operation of the KYE record label, perhaps one of the ten best labels in the world devoted to contemporary forward-thinking music. His work, even after 20 years of various releases, is still surprising and still edgy and chance-taking, something one can say about very few people’s work in any discipline. This is a totally original poetry chapbook, full of snaking rhythms and rich particulars and textures that stick to the reader, certainly different from any of the 100+ other poetry chapbooks we’ve published here at KSE. If you go back and listen to Graham’s earlier works that involve lyrics or read his writings or watch videos of his performances or even read his Facebook posts, you see an careful attention to the weight and texture of language. He SOUNDS OUT each phrase he writes or speaks with precision, as if he’s sipping and savoring a single-malt scotch or a Texas barrel-aged micro-brew. Of course, all that is true of his music/sound-art too, but we’re offering a poetry chapbook here…
To my American ears, Graham’s literary works—-whether his Shadow Ring lyrics/vocals or his writings or spoken word performances—-are quintessentially British (in a raw and real manner, like a sample of soil from his native Kent), in the same way that perhaps the works of Hasil Adkins or Jandek or Sam Shepard or William S. Burroughs are quintessentially American to European ears. There is a mixture of whimsy and melancholy and a kind of kitchen-sink surrealism, a musicality and a classicism that is cobbled together from the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life. Graham also brings an elegance and a wisdom to poems that grow out of a hardscrabble yet charmed existence. The magic of Marc Bolan’s candied otherworldly explorations with a twist of Iggy Pop grit and tempered with Beckett-like gallows humor, with a stir of the pot from Lewis Carroll. That’s a lot to deliver in ten poems, but this chapbook does. And when you finish, you realize that the author has also delivered–for no extra charge–some wise and profound thoughts on mortality (not unlike the Dylan of the last 15 years). Walk through this world of charred bread and broken mirrors and crusty breadcrumbs and sacks of flour and clam pits and Christmas logs…and if you dare, ride the Amgash Thunder along with Soft Todd. It’s a fitting follow-up to his 2009 collection of writings DUMB ANSWER TO MIRACLES, yet totally different.
SLIMERS VERB. 10 new poems from GRAHAM LAMBKIN. A new poetry chapbook from Kendra Steiner Editions (KSE #258)
$7 postpaid US. $8 postpaid elsewhere. payment via paypal to
NOTE: Europeans can order SLIMERS VERB directly from Penultimate Press in the UK, which should be easier than ordering from KSE in Texas. Check out their website at http://penultimate-press.blogspot.com/ .
and while ordering the Lambkin chapbook, why not also pick up our new poetry chapbook from MATT KREFTING…
“The Princess of Knight Avenue” (KSE #259)
hand-cut, hand-assembled home-made DIY edition of 125 copies
$7 US postpaid / $8 elsewhere postpaid
payment via paypal to DJANGO5722(at)YAHOO(dot)COM
please include a note w/ your order telling us which book(s) you are ordering…thanks!
(Penultimate Press is also stocking our Matt Krefting poetry chapbook—Europeans might consider ordering from PP instead of from KSE)
Based in San Antonio, Texas, Kendra Steiner Editions is a micro-press and micro-label which has issued 260+ chapbooks of forward-thinking contemporary poetry and cdr’s of experimental music in our 7+ years of operation.
While ordering your Lambkin and Krefting chapbooks, why not pick up another of our poetry chapbooks or cdr’s? All are hand-assembled DIY editions using varying inks and papers so you don’t know what combination you’ll get…and are in editions of under 150.
POETRY CHAPBOOKS (only $5 each when ordered w/ Lambkin or Krefting):
KSE #244 (poetry chapbook), MICHAEL LAYNE HEATH, “Unbroadcast Reruns”
KSE #263 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Worried Men and Wooden Soldiers”
KSE #250 (poetry chapbook), DOUG DRAIME, “Dusk With Carol”
KSE #236 (poetry chapbook), JIM D. DEUCHARS, “Thelonious Fakebook” (Sound Library Series, Volume 71)
KSE #249 (poetry chapbook), A.J. KAUFMANN, “Hosannah Honeypots” (Sound Library Series, Volume 72)
KSE #261 (art-and-poetry chapbook), DANIEL HIPOLITO & BILL SHUTE, “Meditations on a One Way Trail”
KSE #216 (poetry chapbook), JOHN SWEET, “Brave Retreat”
EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC CDR’S (only $7 each when ordered w/ Lambkin or Krefting):
KSE #260 (CDR) TOM CREAN, “Wired Love” (solo guitar and banjo explorations)
KSE #255 (cdr) ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE/LISA CAMERON/LEE DOCKERY, “Live At the KSE 6th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT”
KSE #257 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition IV.”
KSE #243 (CDR), VENISON WHIRLED (aka Lisa Cameron), “The Many Moods of Venison Whirled”
KSE #254 (cdr), DJIN AQUARIAN/SIR PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE & THE EVERAFTER, Live in San Francisco 10/2011
KSE #239, (CDR), FOSSILS, “Bells and Gulls”
KSE #240 (CDR), SPRILLS OF ORE (Eva Kelly), “Time Mirrors”
KSE #251, (CDR), FORBES GRAHAM, “Return: The Journey” (stunning new album from the Boston trumpeter-composer)
KSE #207 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH & CARL STONE, “Gift Fig”
KSE #206 (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio “
KSE #222 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE, “Sopranino Solo, “ cover art by MP Landis.
KSE #220 (CDR), MATT KREFTING, “Sweet Days of Discipline”
other poetry chapbooks and cdr’s will be shipped along with your Lambkin and/or Krefting chapbook. Many thanks!