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HIGH GRAVITY Book Release and Poetry Readings

Book release event for PLATONIC ONE's new illustrated novel/grimoire HIGH GRAVITY: Werewolves, Ghosts, and Magick Most Black (Oneiric Imprint, 2015), with a reading from the book by Ken Henson, and poetry readings by Russell DillonKatie ByrumSarah FrancisElyse Johnson, andBlake Evans


Ken Henson is a Curtis G. Lloyd Fellow of the Lloyd Library and Museum and the author and illustrator of the treatise Alchemy and Astral Projection: Ecstatic Trance in the Hermetic Tradition (2014). He has been published in Abraxas Journal and Clavis Journal, and he recently collaborated with the Philosophical Research Society to restore and reissue Manly P. Hall and John Augustus Knapp’s Revised New Art Tarot (2014). Blue Jay Slayer, the art/poetry book Ken created with Matt Hart, is due this spring by Aurore Press. He is an Associate Professor and the Head of Illustration at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in Ohio.

Russell Dillon is the author of the collection of poems Eternal Patrol (Forklift Books, 2013), and the chapbook Secret Damage. He began life in New York, continued it in San Francisco, and now continues it further in New York where he is co-editor for Big Bell.

Katie Byrum is a native Kentuckian who currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. For sixteen years, she has worked in the food and beverage industry, studying whiskey and its effects on the human psyche. She co-curates two poetry events in Brooklyn, the witchy series COVEN and the Tri-Lengua Reading Series.