Popular Spoken-Word Poet Janie Harris launches new book and appears at Sun Rising Books in St. Joseph, MO

February 22, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
(St. Joseph, MO) Janie Harris, spoken-word poet, will be appearing at Sun Rising Books on Friday February 24, 2006, from 8:00- 10:00pm. to celebrate the release of her new book, Another Slice of Pie, published by Sun Rising Poetry Press. Harris will be performing poetry from the book- and also signing copies. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sun Rising Books, 724 Felix St., St. Joseph, MO 74501. Tel: 816-676-0122.
Harris was born in Kansas City, KS in 1960. She began writing when she was just fourteen years old- and eventually became involved with the spoken-word movement in the 90s. She soon became a highly acclaimed performer and has appeared at both local and national events.
Today her passionate performances draw large crowds- and her new book is a long awaited gift to her fans. Harris delivers a book that is packed with emotion and artistic flair. The book features the lively artwork of award-winning book cover artist Donette Smock and an introduction by the author.
Anastasia Clark, poet and author, summarizes for the back cover, “Reading Another Slice of Pie is to experience a live performance by spoken-word poet Janie Harris! The poetry is melodic, rhythmic, resounding and to- the- point. The themes range from self-introspection to social consciousness- and grip you with each and every syllable.”
Sun Rising Books is located in the heart of downtown St. Joseph- in the familiar arts/historical district. The store offers a wide variety of merchandise- including classic and modern poetry books, greeting cards, home-made candles, metaphysical stones, incense, jewelry, art, music, tapestries and other collectibles. The store hosts numerous poetry readings and has become a popular gathering place for local patrons.
Sun Rising Poetry Press (Donette Smock, Publisher; Dale Jungk, Editor-In-Chief) was established in 2003 and has become a leading publisher of high quality poetry books- featuring many of today’s talented poets- including, Steven Manchester, Sirrus Poe, Daniel Arsyn, Jeremi Handrinos, Anastasia Clark, and C.E. Laine. The press has also published several anthologies which include poetry by Maya Angelou, Lyn Lifshin and Adrian Potter.
Please contact Sun Rising Books or visit www.sun-rising-poetry.com for additional information or to order/ reserve books.