Finally got that manuscript through to BookBaby. I am waiting for their response on whether I need to fill out my own details with the ISBN agency (pretty sure I do). Should be available in 60+ markets reaching over 170 countries in something over a week. Here is the book description, after much consideration:
Synaptic Syntactic is a short volume by a self-taught poet, writing extensively since 2011. It has elements of Symbolism, Speculative Poetry, Verse Fable, and Lyric Poetry. Components from science, psychology, politics, and mysticism are liberally diced into the mix. It speaks with diverse perspectives, semi-abstract vignettes, and, in places, useful tidbits for those receptive. It can be read lightly, at first, as something not requiring any determinate explanation. Much of the work comes from extensive automatic writing in verse form, later selectively harvested and, less or more, revised. Included are 9 artworks (7 visual poetry), 3 longer and 7 single-poem sections, and 5 named characters. It benefits from 14 months of learning, study, review, and reconsideration since the 1st version (which was the 8th manuscript the author compiled) was released, under a different title. If the author were ever to write a novel, it might be of the Dream Punk genre.
I had been going to, at the last minute, make it free in an effort to break through, but that would have excluded me from several markets, and anything less than $2.99 would have excluded me even from Amazon, because over 10 MB (due to artwork). Much work remains to be done going forward, but this will be a great weight off. Plus, different markets have different terms, but if you price it less than $2.99 amazon gives you 35% instead of 70%.
Bio, which needed one more proofread, but is at the end of the book, anyway; I can still proofread it before I give it to the ISBN agency, and BookBaby didn’t ask, but there is more stuff for me to set up there:
Cooper Dozier is a self-taught poet who is trained in the analog and digital visual arts and well-versed in computer technology, assorted sciences, and the interactions of biomolecules, particularly psychoactive ones. He is interested in ideas about scale and information propagation & mutation and cultural topologies. Several people have told him he’d make a good mental health counselor. He took a weekend poetry workshop in 2009 and has since published over 1000 blog posts at Mindfire Cantata and others. Between December 2015 and March 2017 he sent at least 744 postcards, each holding unique text, primarily poems, and art of his design in what he has retroactively named Discordian Postcard Conspiracy, some of which can be read at Poetic Postcards. He is slated to be a Tupelo Press 30/30 Project poet in Summer of 2017. Series C of Discordian Postcard Conspiracy is pending release of the ebook Synaptic Syntactic: of unbounded phases and entangled echoes which benefits from 14 months of re-reading and edits of a different title He is developing a glyph-based creativity/brainstorming/divination tool to be called VerseCubes, as it will involve 3D printed dice, involving math/logic, science, and other glyphs, some he has invented or re-purposed. He is beginning a new prose blog called Synapse Weaver: fine tuning living rhythms, on topics including cooking for one+, meditation, spirituality, methods of writing, environment, and biomolecules. Additional info & works at Psychic fugue Studio.
Psychic Fugue Studio is back up; the ubiquitous domain squatters had decided to pass on buying it to sell back for profit.