As you’ve heard me say on the show, we are doing a Book Release and Signing Party at the Alamo Lounge, on Thursday, April 19th, starting at 7 pm. Should be a fun night. I’m going to read a few poems from the book and talk about the inspiration for the poems while sipping Caballos tequila. How cool is that? If you’d like to attend, you can RSVP here: http://www.ktsa.com/event/sean-rima-book-signing/
I am very proud of “Revelator”. I have always wanted to write a book of poems about my spirituality, and I am happy with where the poems took me in this collection. Though it is profane on occasion, “Revelator” is essentially a conversation with God.
Honestly, some of you won’t like this book. Some of you will think it’s offensive, especially given the theme of the poems. As an artist, I probably wouldn’t be honestly serving my muse or my God if I didn’t manage to piss someone off once in a while. Frankly, some of these poems are hard for me to read, but, again, I tend to follow where the poems take me rather than where I think they ought to go.
Moreover, I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that at the time I started writing this particular bunch of poems, my stepdaughter, Alysha, became very ill. Writing these poems carried me through the difficult times, and, in this way, the words themselves became a kind of prayer. My stepdaughter is also an amazing photographer, and many of her images are featured in “Revelator”.
I will have copies available at the book signing, but if you would like to pre-order a copy, you can do that at this link: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rev-sean-rima/revelator/paperback/product-23582328.html
Hope to see you on the 19th!
Jesus loves you and so do I,