Friday, June 14, 2013

2 poetry titles now live and for sale!

After many months of work, I have completed all the audio, image, and video production for my latest ebook, The Song ov Elmallahz Kumming, Bouk 1. If you've visited this site in the last 6 months, no doubt you've seen some of the work as it evolved.

Now, after a 2 day crush of work, I put it all together into an ebook, and the book is now live and for sale at my publisher's site, The Vook Store. As a sort of bonus, a book I published earlier thru Vook, but which got caught in a glitch and remained stuck in the pipeline until today, The Atternen Jewz Talen, Era 1, is also now live and available at The Vook Store.

Here are the links, and after that, brief book descriptions. The books are $4.99 each, the price of, what, a latte? So buy them and enjoy them for many hours and years! Maybe they'll even change your life (and for the sake of full disclosure, that's my intention).

The Song ov Elmallahz Kumming, Bouk 1:

The Atternen Jewz Talen, Era 1:

All of Vook's poetry titles:

A brief description of The Song ov Elmallahz Kumming, Bouk 1:
The Song ov Elmallahz Kumming is a long narrative poem in 6 books. In this, the first book, Elmallah, a divine messenger, is sent to Ertha to awaken her. Although she dwells as a shadow in a shadowy wilderness, Elmallah is instructed to liberate her latent beauty, power, and desire. In the process, attracted by her beauty, Elmallah loses his way in her world.
The Song ov Elmallahz Kumming is the epic story of the man of God whose heart is captured by the one he is sent to redeem.
The ebook is illustrated by me, and enhanced with audio of the poem being read, and 3 short videos of text and image. Earlier in my career I produced illuminated manuscripts. Now I am trying to bring that kind of graphic skill and elegance to my electronic books.

A brief description of The Atternen Jewz Talen, Era 1:
This book contains the opening pages of the diaries of the Eternal Jew (aka the Wandering Jew). In the opening scene he describes Jerusalem in his youth, as it was in 30 CE. He then recounts his meeting with a revolutionary named Jesus. Realizing he has left out some critical information, he turns back to the origins of humanity, telling what he knows about those early days.
This is not the Eternal Jew you might have heard about from unreliable or hate-mongering sources. He is a wise and engaging fellow, proudly Jewish, with a biting wit, and a wry but mystical view of worldly events and his place in them.
The story is told in two versions. The original text is an altered English where words and ideas morph, one into another, using a strictly phonetic spelling. To help the reader, however, a translation into standard English follows each stanza. As a further help, each stanza is followed by an embedded reading, so one can listen to the story, and read along at the same time.
The story is further enriched by beautiful graphics, and selected scans taken directly from the author’s notebooks. The final chapter of the book is a collection of useful source material and links for further study and exploration.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Alkemmek Man and Chaenjing Fasez

I've just finished the last two big pieces that will accompany the poetic text for my soon-to-be published ebook, The Song ov Elmallahz Kumming, Bouk 1.
Here is a 30 second extended moment of Elmallah, the messenger of the Lor, experiencing the existential crisis of human thought and emotion, as he descends from his heavens into Ertha. It is entitled, Alkemmek Man, Storm ov Ertha:

And this silent, 12 second video, shows two of the multiple, superposing identities of Ertha, as they morph states. It is entitled Chaenjing Fasez: