Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

December 26, 2018

22 new poems from LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL for Winter 2018/2019

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Los Angeles poet Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal, widely published in the alternative poetry world, is one of the most respected American poets among his peers, the quiet shaman of contemporary poetry, a man who speaks clearly and precisely and beautifully on the page, whose work radiates beauty and wisdom, but who has no need to raise his voice or to indulge in cheap shock effects and theatrics.

Between 2007 and 2016, Luis published six chapbooks with KSE—-MAKE THE LIGHT MINE (KSE #364), DIGGING A GRAVE (KSE #174), OVERCOME (KSE #141), WITHOUT PEACE (KSE #59), KEEPERS OF SILENCE (KSE #82), GARDEN OF ROCKS (KSE #103)—-as well as doing a duo chapbook with Ronald Baatz, NEXT EXIT: SEVEN (KSE #100), and appearing in two KSE multiple poet collections….LAST POEMS (KSE #115) and POLYMORPHOUS URBAN: POEMS FOR LOU REED (KSE #272). We believe in Luis’s work here, and thus would like to share some links for recent poems of his that have appeared online in the last few months. He’s been quite active recently and every month, new pieces are appearing at respected online poetry journals. Here is a sampling for you to enjoy!

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“Cesar Vallejo’s Ghost,” at Duane’s PoeTree               Cesar Vallejo’s Ghost

“Silence,” at Subprimal Poetry       Silence

“Worrying Jabs” at Duane’s PoeTree         Worrying Jabs

“Truth Speak” at Unlikely Stories       Truth Speak

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3 new poems (Pulling The Trigger/No More/Rise) at Late Homework     3 New Poems

“Time Stops” at Yellow Mama     Time Stops

“Death Speaks” at Yellow Mama   Death Speaks

3 new poems (Boisterous Fools/From Darkness To Light/Some People are Never Happy) at Tuck Magazine   Boisterour Fools +2

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5 New Poems at Literary Yard     5 New Poems

“Behind The Clouds” and “Being The Moon” at The 2River View   Behind The Clouds +1

“Green River” at Oddball Magazine     Green River

“The Persistence Of Memory”  at Oddball Magazine    Persistence of Memory

“Moonshine” at Runcible Spoon   Moonshine


Those of you who have enjoyed Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal’s KSE chapbooks over the years will be excited to read new work from this contemporary master…just pretend these pieces are collected in a new chap! Congrats to Luis on the wide readership he’s built over the  years/decades. He is a beacon of sanity, of elegance, and of deep life-wisdom in a world that isn’t exactly overflowing with any of these qualities!


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