Kendra Steiner Editions

April 18, 2015

Jim D. Deuchars, “Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge” (KSE #301, poetry chapbook), the final installment in the Pittsburgh Trilogy

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OHIO JIM

JIM D. DEUCHARS

“Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge”

KSE #301, poetry chapbook

the third and final volume in Jim’s “Pittsburgh Trilogy”

($6 US ppd   /   $7 elsewhere ppd)

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

Pittsburgh is one of America’s most distinctive cities and a city which has a rich history, both leading and mirroring the larger cultural history of the nation in different periods. The famous “three rivers” dominate the city and define the city’s parts–you can’t go even halfway across town without coming to terms with the rivers, and you can’t deal with the city’s history without running into the rivers. Poet Jim D. Deuchars, long-time Pittsburgh resident, has lived among the city’s hills and rivers for decades (and taking the bus instead of driving, he truly KNOWS the city neighborhood by neighborhood), and following in the footsteps of William Carlos Williams’ PATERSON or the various novels of Faulkner set in Yoknapatawpha County or Jack Kerouac and Lowell, Jim has created over the last seven years a three-volume poetic tribute to/history of/improvisation on Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers.

OHIO CONNECTING RAILROAD BRIDGE is the third and final installment in the Pittsburgh trilogy, and it contains all the qualities that made the earlier entries so exciting and essential. It’s an intoxicating poetic tour-de-force. The only analogy I can give is if someone like Lee Konitz or Anthony Braxton did some 40-minute long DEEP improvisational exploration of some harmonically rich standard, exploring every nook and cranny, taking it in every possible direction, breaking apart and chewing the flavor out of every phrase, and then rebuilding it in his own image. THAT is what Jim does to Pittsburgh’s imagery and history and culture. It has the incantatory flow of a Gertrude Stein or a Ginsberg of Kerouac’s Visions of Cody, with a twist of Joyce, or is it J. P. Donleavy? He gets a groove going, and he keeps throwing pitches until the reader submits! Pittsburgh? It’s all here: the labor history, the Robber Barons, the geography, the local references, the hills, the Autumns, the tastes, the smells. It’s as Pittsburgh as a Jeff Goldblum movie…or a Kenny Clarke album..or a George Romero film.

Good to have Jim back for the third and final installment in this PITTSBURGH/THREE RIVERS TRILOGY.

limited edition of 88 copies

$6 US postpaid / $7 elsewhere postpaid

poetry chapbook

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Hear Jim read OHIO CONNECTING RAILROAD BRIDGE on this JIM-TV video, shot at historic St. Peter’s Cemetery, duet-ting with the Pittsburgh wind:         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POPl3YisVQk

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earlier volumes in Jim D. Deuchars’ Pittsburgh-Three Rivers Trilogy:

MONONGAHELA ABSTRACT CONSTRUCT (KSE #155, issued February 2010)

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Watch the JIM-TV video reading of Monongahela Abstract Construct:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQCPpslpwqc

ALLEGHENY RISING (KSE #114, issued November 2008)

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KSE Reunion, Pittsburgh 2011….Brad Kohler, Bill Shute, Jim D. Deuchars (photo: Jennifer Baron)

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CHAPBOOKS/CDR’s  NOW AVAILABLE: 

full-sized CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50 )

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

new releases for 2015:

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307, STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

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NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292, DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS BRIAN COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #294, FOSSILS, “For Brian Ruryk” (a joint release with Middle James Co., KSE has only 24 copies of this)

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis

remaining copies of new releases from 2014:

KSE #275 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH, “China Collection”

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payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

Questions? Write to  django5722 (at) yahoo (dot) com   . Thanks for your support!

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