SYNTHETIC, adjective \sin-'the-tik\
1. made by combining different substances; not natural
2. attributing to a subject something determined by observation rather than analysis of the nature of the subject and not resulting in self-contradiction if negated
3. devised, arranged, or fabricated for special situations to imitate or replace usual realities
4. characterized by frequent and systematic use of inflected forms to express relationships (synthetic languages)
SYNTHETIC LANGUAGE, noun
1. different grammatical aspects are expressed in one word by changing the structure of that word
2. in Czech, one word is often sufficient to express what English can only achieve by using multiple words
I am pleased to announce the upcoming publication of my debut chapbook from Finishing Line Press. Titled Prague in Synthetics, this collection of poems stems from my experiences studying abroad on Western Michigan University's Prague Summer Program. I believe the definitions of the word "synthetic" best indicate the focus of these poems:
Copies will be available for pre-order beginning October 27, and the anticipated publication date is February 6, 2015. More details on how to order your copy coming soon!
Poet. Professor. Percussionist. Philadelphian.