Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kali’s Tongue (The Vinyl Press)

I am included in a chapbook homage to the Rolling Stones album Sticky Fingers. The book is called Kali’s Tongue and is published by a new imprint, The Vinyl Press. Each poem responds to a song on the album. My piece, a mixture of poetry and poetic prose, is on “I Got the Blues.”

Editor Justin Kishbaugh has written this explanatory note:
Kali’s Tongue is the first in series of Vinylist texts that offer poetic interpretations of the songs on a particular artist or band’s album — in this case, the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. As a text, Kali’s Tongue attempts to build upon the general public’s willingness to apply meaning to music by using it as a bridge to poetry. Ultimately, Kali’s Tongue sutures the wound that exists between the art of poetry and mainstream consciousness, and seizes upon music’s fundamental imprint to create and present a poetic record of a song’s event and the fuller context, or album, within which it exists.
Copies of this sharply-designed little volume can be purchased at the pop-up bookstore Fleeting Pages in Pittsburgh through the first week of June. It can also be ordered for $5.50 postage-paid. For ordering info, email: thevinylpress[at]gmail[dot]com