Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

July 18, 2017

coming this Fall: BRIDGE ON THE BAYOU, a new book-length collection of 2016 poems composed in Louisiana

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Happy to announce that we will be releasing another 8″ x 10″ book-length poetry collection, in the tradition of last year’s DOWN AND OUT IN GULFPORT AND BILOXI, which has been very well received by readers and which sold out its first printing in about four months (it’s still available and will continue to be available through Amazon in the US, Canada, and Europe).

This one, BRIDGE ON THE BAYOU, will contain the five six-page poems I composed in St. Landry, Louisiana, staying on the banks of Bayou Teche, during May of 2016, which initially appeared as five separate 41-copy-edition KSE chapbooks, all of which are out of print:

      Bridge On The Bayou

      Revelation In Slow Motion


      Satori In Opelousas


As with DOWN AND OUT, this collection will be edited/formatted by Wyatt Doyle of New Texture, and he did an amazing job on the earlier volume. The larger format truly captures the way these open-field poems were conceived, as much as I may love the standard 5 1/2″ x 8″ KSE chapbook format. The energized clusters of text can breathe and the silence between the stanzas can be better felt on this larger canvas.


Stay tuned for further details.

Those of you here in South or Central Texas should mark your calendars for Saturday 5 August, as I will be doing a reading/performance here in San Antonio at Artpace as part of the RATS NEST EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. It will be both a solo reading of recent work (including pieces composed in Natchez, Mississippi in May of this year, some of which you can get a copy of NOW in their KSE chapbook editions–check the pinned post at the top of  this page) AND a performance of a poetry-and-percussion piece composed by Dane Rousay which is an adaptation of my 2010 poem BUTTERFLY MIND….with yours truly reading and the composer on percussion. My reading/performance is in the early evening, but the entire festival should be worthwhile, and admission is only $5….it runs from 3 pm through midnight. See you there!


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