Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

September 23, 2013

NOW SOLD OUT…found in the garage: a handful of long out-of-print 2009-2010 KSE chapbooks!

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While cleaning the garage the other day, I came across a stack of uncut pages and covers from older KSE poetry chapbooks. These have now been cut and assembled and are being offered for sale—-truly rare items, just a handful of copies available of each, and originally published in editions of between 29 and 75, one of which was a premium for KSE customers and NEVER BEFORE OFFERED FOR SALE…


the stumble

KSE #138, BILL SHUTE, ‘The Stumble”

meditations on the Jandek album “The Place” (authorized by Corwood Industries)…..

3 copies available         $10 postpaid anywhere



KSE #159, A. J. KAUFMANN & BILL SHUTE, “78 Horizons”

A joint chapbook from AJ and Bill….poems inspired by music from original 78 RPM recordings…4 from AJ, 4 from Bill

6 copies available                 $7 postpaid anywhere



KSE #157, BILL SHUTE, “Emergency”

This was a very limited (under 30) edition given to KSE’s best customers as a holiday gift in 2009….it was never offered for sale.

It appears on my SAN ANTONIO SKY SONGS spoken-word poetry album and it appeared on an ORANGE ALERT podcast.

Here’s the original write-up:

EMERGENCY (KSE #157) is a limited, 25-copy edition that will be given as a New Year’s gift to friends and supporters of Kendra Steiner Editions. A small number will also be offered for sale. Each copy will be signed and gift copies will also be inscribed. This was written during a break from the composition of THE MOSQUITOES OF LA MARQUE, and it uses some of the same imagery, but in a very different style. It’s essentially an abstract portrait of a flood on the Gulf Coast…and to be completely honest, after it was finished, I realized that some of the images from the film BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS found their way into it too. If that’s not enough, KSE’s own A. J. Kaufmann appears as a character in it…the way I worked Brad Kohler and Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal into the recent NOBODY KNOWS, NOBODY SEES. It’s volume 51 in the Sound Library Series, inspired by the composition “Delicieuse Catastrophe” by Robert Cohen-Solal, the soundtrack from the short 1970 animated film of the same name by Polish film-maker Piotr Kamler. I hope you all enjoy this small chapbook, and I offer it in thanks to all who have read our books and supported our cause during 2009….

7 copies available                 $8 postpaid anywhere



KSE #169, BILL SHUTE, “Seawall”

One of my best, IMHO…here’s what I wrote about it in 2010: My newest poetry chapbook, SEAWALL (KSE #169) , was written in Galveston about two weeks after the Gulf Oil Spill. At the time, I imagined the tarballs washing up on the Texas Gulf Coast, which had not yet happened; of course, now they HAVE begun washing up on the Texas Gulf Coast. This sad event will totally change the lives of Gulf Coast residents and will uproot Gulf Coast culture—-indeed, it already has. And things will NEVER be the same, even if the water becomes “acceptable” again in 10 years or whatever. And for better or worse, it will become a defining moment for the Obama administration, although he of course had nothing to do with it.  SEAWALL is my attempt to capture in poetry, from a Texas perspective, the Gulf Oil Spill and its (no pun intended) fallout. I hope you find it interesting and worthwhile. This event will touch and has touched us all. I don’t understand how poets can NOT write about such events!

I’ve peformed Seawall at a number of readings and it also appeared on my spoken-word poetry album JUNK SCULPTURE FROM THE NEW GILDED AGE…

5 copies available              $8 postpaid anywhere


again, these are ORIGINAL 2009-2012 printings found in my garage…newly cut and assembled, but original pages and covers

payment via paypal to   DJANGO5722(at)YAHOO(dot)COM

please include a note w/ yr paypal order with the items you are ordering and your mailing address…

grab these while you can…

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