After a slight hiccup in my plans, I've found another publisher to publish my illustrated dark speculative poetry collection. Since the first publisher and I mutually agreed that it wasn't the right project for them to release, I had sent the collection elsewhere. Thankfully, the second publisher has accepted the work.
All's well that ends well, although I have discovered that nothing's final until the work is actually in print. Still, it looks like my dark poetry collection will see the light of day after all (fingers crossed).