Kendra Steiner Editions

April 26, 2019

available Bill Shute poetry books (as of May 2019)

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I should spend more time promoting my in-print poetry books, but I tend to put my efforts into composing NEW poems and dashing off reviews and columns for BTC, Ugly Things, and the KSE blog (or in the last few months, reading lesser-known works by Washington Irving, Gertrude Stein, and Oliver Goldsmith). Thus, the time is right to list the six poetry books of mine presently in-print. Any or all of them can be ordered online easily. I hope you find them interesting and worthwhile—-a number of people seem to, for which I’m thankful!

As of 2018 and AMONG THE NEWLY FALLEN, I’ve moved into long-form, book-length works. This year, 2019, I am working on a 60-page piece called RIVERSIDE FUGUE, which I will complete and edit this summer during two weeks in Tulsa, across the street from the Arkansas River. My 2006 POINT LOMA PURPLE (published by Word Mechanics, out of print) was a book-length poem, 3300+ lines, in 18 chapters, but it was a narrative poem, and a historical poem, nothing like these recent open-field works painted on a larger canvas, but not a teletype roll.

With the responsibility of the KSE label and its many music releases now in the rear-view mirror, I’m finally able to give the large blocks of time, the months of brick-by-brick and stanza-by-stanza construction, the nights of reading and thought and note-taking, and the drudgery of daily life experience (and the resulting existential epiphanies!)  needed for such more-ambitious projects. I am not getting any younger (trust me, I may be “younger than that now,”  but only metaphorically), and as someone who has admired and studied long-form works such as CLAREL or STANZAS IN MEDITATION or THE BRIDGE or PATERSON or Diane Wakoski’s tetralogy THE ARCHEOLOGY OF MOVIES AND BOOKS, or Warhol’s SHADOWS sequence or Jandek’s THE SONG OF MORGAN or GHOST PASSING or Jackson MacLow’s STANZAS FOR IRIS LEZAK, it’s inevitable that I too would take aim at the target at the farthest end of the shooting gallery, plan a hike up a mountain four times higher than what I’d previously climbed.

Tentatively, there will be a collection of selected poems (JUNK SCULPTURE FROM THE NEW GILDED AGE) spanning the last 15 years coming out in Germany next year–more on that later. Also, I hope to have RIVERSIDE FUGUE in print by the end of 2019 (in time for your holiday gift giving!). The collection of previously published essays and reviews which people keep asking about, NERO’S MOTHER MEETS THE PHANTOM GUNSLINGER, will probably come out in 2020—-I don’t want it to steal any thunder from the poetry books (because, by nature, essays and reviews get more readers than poems)

Why not try one or more of the books below. You should not regret it….and if you do, there’s always RE-GIFTING!

Thanks to those readers who have hung on with me, with gaps and breaks as they or I have to re-adjust and get our acts back together, since the early 1980’s (you know who you are, and I’m glad we are still in touch after 30+ years of life grinding us down)
among the newly fallen, cover

AMONG THE NEWLY FALLEN

44-page book-length poem, composed in Oklahoma City in 2018

perfect-bound paperback available from Amazon at https://amzn.to/2SNdmiV

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sculpture garden KDP book

SCULPTURE GARDEN IN THE SNOW

selected 2015 poems from long-out-of-print chapbooks, including

SATORI IN LAKE CHARLES
FLAGS NO LONGER AT HALF MAST
INVENTING ONE’S OWN LAND
MANIPULATING AMBIGUITY
SCULPTURE GARDEN IN THE SNOW
MONUMENTAL MOVEMENTS
LIARS IN A STRANGE RAINY WORLD

44-page perfect-bound paperback, available from all international Amazon outlets

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satori createspace cover

SATORI IN NATCHEZ

contains 7 six-page open-field poems composed in Natchez, Mississippi, in 2016, previously available in long-out-of-print chapbooks:

GUEST REGISTER
NEW JERUSALEM
MELTDOWN
TIME CRYSTALS
THE DIFFICULTIES, THE IMPOSSIBILITIES
SATORI IN NATCHEZ
ARISING, ABIDING, AND DECAY

60-page perfect-bound paperback, available from all international Amazon outlets

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bridge book

BRIDGE ON THE BAYOU

contains 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
Reconditioning
Satori In Opelousas
Scrapple

8″ x 10″ perfect-bound paperback, a size that allows these open-field poems to fully breathe…available from all international Amazon outlets

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DOWN AND OUT IN GULFPORT AND BILOXI

contains three six-page poems composed on the Gulf Coast in 2015, previously available as separate KSE chapbooks:

DOWN AND OUT IN GULFPORT AND BILOXI 

THIRTY SECONDS OVER PENSACOLA 

PANAMA CITY BLUES

8″ x 10″ perfect-bound paperback….available from all international Amazon outlets

down and out book



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and still available from The Ruminant Press, in Massachusetts (though they are down to their last dozen copies), the shared book with Michael Casey, published to commemorate our joint reading in Hadley, Massachusetts, in June 2018, CULTURE OF COMPLIANCE….half poems of mine, half poems of Michael Casey’s….the link to order that is below
culture book

order from The Ruminant

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BILL AND MIKE 2018

Michael Casey and I hold each other’s books, June 2018

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