Like most semi-lettered men of my era, interbella 20th century, I write fiction, poetry, and essays.
Tidal Economics is a collection of verse (ruled and unruled) arguments concerning the matters of dog worship, skull worship, vanity, working crap jobs, car crashes, baby-making, going to the beach, and the effects of the moon on personal finance.
Tidal Economics, paperback, pocket-sized, approximately 48 pp.
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HOTHOUSE, 2011. poems & collage. 84 pages. Free download available here.
“Recently, when I saw Kerschen read in Houston, he was accompanied by an opera singer, a six-year-old, a video installation and a smoke machine. As you might expect, he’s a gifted showman. That said, the possible Kerschen’s referring to doesn’t allude to stagecraft or even poetry, per se. Kerschen’s more ambitious than that. He wants to trick his readers into reconsidering what is possible. It’s a soft sell. “Salvation sells itself,” these poems seem to say. “All I do is the paperwork.” Jon Lindsey, HTML GIANT.
“Hot Trash” column in the Houston Press. They told me it had to mention music. So I did. Some examples here.
Made in Palestine, essay accompanying the exhibition of the same name
Station Museum, Houston, TX, 2003.
The Story of an Arm and a Leg, 3rd Bed, issue #4, 2001. Yes, it is old, but it holds up, more or less, so I’m sharing it with you.
Heat That Doesn’t Warm, Fiction International, 2000. 21 years ago I encapsulated my ethos.