“Relics” Release Party Friday!

20 Jul


We are pleased to host local oral poet , Joseph Plum, at a release party for Plum’s brand-new book and DVD entitled Relics: Deep Mythic Image Poetry!

Join us this Friday, July 24th, at 6 pm, when Joe will share a few pieces of his particular brand of spiritually provocative poetry meant to be recited in the ancient tradition of the oral poets of our ancestors.  Afterward, meet Plum and have your copy signed by the author.  If you have never heard Joe Plum in person, this is a great opportunity to experience a true artist at work, and if you have heard him before, you won’t want to miss this evening.

“The meter and rhyme undulate and shift to keep the ear interested, and startling metaphors flare even as the poems reach their moral climaxes.  The search in many of the poems is for a kind of wholeness of spirit and body, spirit and earth.”

Keith Ratzlaff

The Next Chapter is excited to bring this special event as part of our mission to bring cultural events to Marion County and to promote and encourage both the literary arts in general, and local writers in particular.  And, of course, when the opportunity to host Plum came up, we jumped at the chance!

If you are interested in hearing more, Dr. Bob Leonard will interview Joe Plum tomorrow on KNIA/KRLS Radio’s In-Depth news program (1320 AM or 92.1 FM; or online at — scroll down to “In-Depth”).

You can also visit Joe’s web site at: .


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