Welcome to the new year—-Time to watch last year retreat into the rear-view mirror, time to make this year better and more productive and more enjoyable and more kind and tolerant than last year. Time to live on a deeper level in 2015….so we need to move on at KSE. Last year was productive for me, poetry-wise, so we’ve got six different poetry (and poetry-and-photography) chapbooks from the second half of 2014 still available. The lower-numbered ones are down to a handful of copies left, so grab these now if you are so inclined….and if you are not, then please move out of your comfort zone and GET so inclined. Many of these pieces are set in particular locales (Texas, Louisiana, the Gulf Coast, Kansas, etc.) and have a very strong sense of place—-they are funny, they can be tragic, the use of language is fresh, the form/structure is untypical, and they work as barometers for contemporary society and culture. What more could you ask for $6. Also, four of them are poetry-and-photography chapbooks—in those, my photographs dialogue with the poems on the same page. These cost more to print, but the end result is well worth it. I’m moving away from that in 2015 with the projects I have on the drawing board, so take advantage of these while you can. Because of the nature of printing chapbooks with photographs, I’m fairly sure these will not be reprinted this way in the future. The poetry half may be extracted for republication, but the photos won’t.
I grew up with and learned my craft from study of mentors such as Blackburn, Wieners, Berrigan, Reznikoff, Eigner, and Dorn, and I’d like to think that I took the baton offered by those folks’ work and ran with it in directions different from the way others have….
There are a lot of new poetry events coming your way from KSE….I have a new poetry-and-music album (just finished recordings the vocal tracks yesterday in Austin) with the Hamilton, Ontario-based free-improv sound sculptors FOSSILS coming out in March, THE FLORIDA NOCTURNE POEMS, pictured here:
I completed two new chapbooks during my week in Louisiana (see previous post). A few of KSE’s finest poets will be back for new chapbooks in 2015 (details later), AND we will be compiling an anthology chapbook in late 2015 to celebrate KSE’s TENTH ANNIVERSARY, featuring a number of different poets such as Adrian Manning and Michael Layne Heath.
And there are more poetry-and-music collaborations planned….
UNTIL THEN, please take a minute and score a few of the latest round of Bill Shute poetry chapbooks. Response has been great on these–many e-mails and text messages and notes have been rec’d from readers who enjoyed and appreciated these. All are editions of around 50, home-made, hand-cut…and once they are gone, they are gone. Ordering is easy….HERE THEY ARE:
NEWEST POETRY CHAPBOOKS:
($6 US ppd/$7 elsewhere ppd)
KSE #295 (poetry-and-photography chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Caged Heat”
KSE #278 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Life Goes To A Party, sound library series, volume 76″
KSE #290 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Jaywalkers: ducal poems, three”
KSE #287 (poetry-and-photography chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “The Fellowship of the Frog”
KSE #282 (poetry-and-photography chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Hot Combination”
KSE #280 (poetry and photography chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Guide Dogs and Bartenders on the Gulf Coast”
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We have a lot planned for 2015….a new round of releases will begin in early March with an exciting new album from DEREK ROGERS!