Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

July 27, 2019

now available, MY WEEK BEATS YOUR YEAR: ENCOUNTERS WITH LOU REED, 1972-2013 (Hat & Beard Press)

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 11:43 am

lou book pic


Compiled by Michael Heath, Edited by Pat Thomas

Hat & Beard Press, 300-page hardback, published May 2019

publisher’s statement and ordering info

I’ll be doing a full review of this fine collection of 41 years of interviews from the one-and-only LOU REED in UGLY THINGS #52 (#51 is at the printer’s now), which will not be out until later in the Fall. To help promote the book, I wrote a brief recommendation of the book at Amazon, which you can read here:

Bill Shute recommendation for Reed book

Of course, you should always buy a book directly from its publisher rather than from some massive conglomerate, so please use the link above labelled “publisher’s statement and ordering info” to order your copy.

lou book pic 2

This handsome and essential volume was compiled by Michael Layne Heath, punkzine pioneer and acclaimed poet, who published a number of chapbooks with KSE over the years, and who was included in KSE’s 2014 poetry collection POLYMORPHOUS URBAN: POEMS FOR LOU REED, alongside Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal, Jim D. Deuchars, A. J. Kaufman, and Matt Krefting.

Lou Reed turned the interview into performance art. His collected interviews belong right alongside his albums and live shows and collected lyrics when considering his overall body of work. Many of us used to wait excitedly for Reed’s next appearance in print, especially in CREEM, where he would engage in arguments with Lester Bangs or in insightful conversation with Bill Holdship. Different aspects of Reed’s persona came out in each interview, and all were entertaining, giving a slightly different glimpse into the creative mind of Mr. Reed. Get your copy of this from the publisher next payday!

Also, please check out UGLY THINGS #52, where my official review of the book will appear. It should be out in the later Fall.



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