[the space between the eyes] Announcement and FAQ

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Haven't really been active on the dA recently for a whole bunch of reasons (personally important and also distraction related (looking at you, Champions Online), but I have returned today to impart great news to those of you who are watching and will hopefully watch in the future.

I'm happy to announce that my first solo poetry works book, the space between the eyes, has been published and printed this month and will be available in very limited quantities following the official book launch event on 13th May 2013.

Alongside Brayden Sawatzky's A Breath of Light and the Poets Potpourri Society anthology Picking Flowers (honoring the late Thurlow Gowan), the space between the eyes is a follow-up to A Trail of Light [poems for the journey] by myself, Sawatzky and Gowan back in 2010.

The book launch will occur as part of the Poets Potpourri Society's "Blue Moon" Reading series event at the date, time and place below.

13th May 2013 // 6:30pm Pacific Standard Time
Fraser Valley Regional Library
Clearbrook Branch
32320 George Ferguson Way*
Abbotsford BC Canada
* There is additional access to this location through the (Trethewey Street X Veterans' Way) intersection.

[the space between the eyes] FAQ

How will the book be available?
Currently, the only way you will be able to obtain a copy of the space between the eyes is directly from me at the book launch or at upcoming Poets Potpourri Society events. I am currently considering, however, making a quantity of the physical books available for online purchase through my deviantArt page and Paypal transactions -- and furthermore look into the possibility of adapting a digital eReader version -- depending on the demand for local sales.
Keep in mind that the total print run for SBE is microscopic compared to other books that are sold through regular commercial means.

How much will the book cost to purchase?
The regular price of SBE will be $12.50 in Canadian currency. It will be sold for a small discount at the book launch event, and will be slightly increased in (theoretical) internet sales to cover sending costs.

What do you mean by "previously exposed" and "remastered"?
Some poems have originally appeared in previous anthologies where my work is featured, such as A Trail of Light. However, I took the time to edit and rework some of these to fit in with my recent personal style.

What is #respectCoH and why is it in your author page?
(It's an odd FAQ question, but I've been asked why I put this several times.)
The #respectCoH Twitter hashtag was born out of personal experience and reaction to the closure of City of Heroes, a superhero themed "massively multiplayer online role playing game" developed by Cryptic Studios and Paragon Studios, and distributed by NCSoft between 2004 and 2012.
CoH was a large creative outlet during the years I was able to play it. By extension, I hope to additionally pay some small tribute to the various ways that I and anyone else can express themselves in a world where technology has become so important.

What is the Poets Potpourri Society?
The PPS is a local poetry group based in Abbotsford, founded by Donna Bishop over 30 years ago. Its membership live across the BC Fraser Valley and belong to a wide variety of age groups, ethnic cultures, and poetic styles.

How can we contact you?
Feel free to leave me a dA note if you have an account here, or follow my Twitter account Robenix. Also, feel free to check out the PPS website below.

If there are any other inquiries, feel free to comment!
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