Norman Jordan of Ansted has produced a new way to write poetry in his book of poems titled "Sing Me Different." Each of the 48 poems in the book is written in what he calls "stick poetry."
"Stick poems are written down the center of the page with one word on a line, like a vertical stick. Some readers say this form of writing poetry makes the poems more accessible, especially for people who don't like to read poetry," Jordan wrote in an email.
"Sing Me Different" can be purchased for $12 at Tamarack, the Culture Center and at Hawks Nest State Park's gift shop.
Jordan will sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Tamarack.
Writers profiled in church series
Six English writers will be profiled in a series of programs led by three Charleston lawyers at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in October in Mathes Hall at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Road.
"For almost 20 years a group of scholars and writers met weekly at an Oxford, England, pub to read aloud their works and solicit each other's advice," a news release said. "From these weekly sessions came some of the most enduring works of the 20th century: 'The Lord of the Rings,' 'The Chronicles of Narnia,' and 'Mere Christianity.'
At the Wednesday programs, the presenters will use film clips, discussion and readings to focus on the English authors who powerfully influenced literature and Christianity throughout the 20th century.
In addition to C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, philosopher Owen Barfield and author Charles Williams will be profiled. Sayers was not part of the pub-meeting writers who called themselves The Inklings.
Lawyers Christopher Power, Blair Gardner and Karen Klein will lead the programs each week. For more information, call St. Matthew's Episcopal Church at 304-343-3837.