It was your 5th Pushcart nomination, right? I read it. Hot shit, man,
Well said, Hosh.
My approach is to focus on the writing and let the publishing take care of itself.
I've been published in the smallest of publishers, actually one of which was a friend of mine (just to illustrate how small I'm talking here).I'm all for self-publishing in a punk rock, DIY kind of way.
But honestly, if you can't get poetry published by others first, you may need to rethink things. I'm not trying to be a dick, but it's pretty easy to get poetry published. There are a million places that are looking for submissions, and if they all - okay, a lot of them - turn you down, you either aren't any good, or you're ahead of your time and no one gets you yet. The odds and the Gods do not favor the latter, I'm afraid.
I might try something like this for the next book I print. I'll get the writer to settle into a full blown riot and sit down with a copy of their book and a cup of tea, then out comes my disposable camera, and- BOOM! We either have a sure fire best seller, or a dead poet. So, Steve, I was asking you about doing a book...