About the Book
This is the softcover edition of "Ciphers, Fragments, and Other Random Stuff" - a book of poems by Charles Matthew Sauer.
Originally printed in 1994, the poetry, letters, and essays in Mondo Jazz and Z-Axis were published by a company named Wordsmith Chapbooks, which Charles Matthew Sauer started in Kaysville, Utah. Intending to create a unique version of each book, he made fewer than thirty copies combined, for both hard cover and trade paperbacks, using desktop publishing software, an inkjet printer, staples, a spool of thread, and a needle. . .
"Ciphers, Fragments, and Other Random Stuff" represents a technological and artistic realization, which began with Sauer's first book of poems.
Charles Matthew Sauer is an inventor, software engineer, and the author of several books. First published in the early 1990's in various magazines, such as Sneak Previews, and Eldritch Tales, he edited for Neo Magazaine in Utah, and for the G.W. Review while studying literature at The George Washington University. Sauer graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Weber State University (Ogden, Utah), and afterward he moved to Colorado, where he developed software transforms for IBM – Printing Systems Division. Over the last three years he has authored a book of poems, a non-fiction, and two novels. In addition he has written essays and reviews at Google's Knol, and published poetry with Kritya, and the Lyons Recorder.