Now, Echoes and I find ourselves on the very cusp of a whole new experience as well. We are to debut at the Clockwork Alchemy Convention in late May; I as poet and Echoes as an item available for purchase. While at this convention I'll be on a panel titled Classical Victorian Poetry Today: The Awakening of Steampunk.
Now, we owned no title for the Steampunk genre that I so enjoyed from the sixties onward, but at every opportunity I latched onto it. From the Jules Verne-inspired films, to the Back to the Future trilogy, and Brisco County Jr ... there is quite an extensive list of Steampunk's influence on me.
I mention this because, as it turns out, my poems are in a sub-set of Steampunk, and I can, to some degree, consider myself a Steampunk poet. This did not even occur to me until very recently, but soon I will be on a panel discussing this very issue. These strange eddies that I now find myself swerling in are, at once, daunting and curious.
Fair to say, Echoes, Neo-victorian Poetry should become available as soon as I address a few tweaks in the "proof." I'm hoping to see this book finally available online in about a week, give or take.
All I's dotted, and fingers crossed.