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Monday, September 1, 2014

“Exceptionalism and Empire”: Bill Shute’s WORRIED MEN AND WOODEN SOLDIERS

Worried Men and Wooden Soldiers (Selected 2013-14 Poems)
Bill Shute
Kendra Steiner Editions CD

the gun store's expanding
the cupcake store's
had to start
selling lotto tickets
& offering high-interest
car title loans
to those
who've fallen off
the merry-go-round
at the Pleasure Pier
--from “Guide Dogs and Bartenders on the Gulf Coast,” Bill Shute

I’m consistently impressed with releases from Kendra Steiner Editions, and the work of the artist behind the imprint, Bill Shute. Worried Men and Wooden Soldiers, his latest audio release, features seven poems from 2013-14, read by the poet.

As a reader, Shute employs an unhurried, sedate tone of voice, eschewing theatricality for a measured delivery. Across seven poems, he weighs questions of progress, process, and presentation; security and insecurity; systems of control, the compulsion to quantify the creative impulse, and war all the time.

In an era defined by wait-and-see passivity and lives lived at a remove, something as intrinsic to our makeup as engagement has somehow become a thing to be avoided, even suspect. The poems of Worried Men and Wooden Soldiers are rooted in an understanding that empathy and humanity are essential not because they are pleasant notions or worthy moral positions, but because they afford the greatest opportunity to engage with the world as it is.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014


Announcing the newest collection in the Men's Adventure Library, Cryptozoology Anthology, edited by Robert Deis, David Coleman (author of The Bigfoot Filmography and The Bipolar Express) and Wyatt Doyle.

Autumn 2014 release.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Biscontini's NU LUNA in NY Wednesday night!

Andrew Biscontini returns to read from nu luna!

With music by sergie kincade, followed by a live set by Aramis Estevez at 9

Wednesday, July 30 at 68 Jay Street Bar, DUMBO, Brooklyn. Corner of Jay/Water, F train to York St.

Reading begins at 8 pm. Facebook link here.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

"I'm Troubled" by Rev. Raymond Branch

Rev. Raymond Branch, Omnichord and vocal.

Archival recording fragment, date unknown

To view on YouTube, click above. To watch via Vimeo, see below.

© 2014 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved