Local poet Cheryl Denise will sign her new book from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Main Line Books in downtown Elkins.
Denise recently published her second book of poetry titled, "What's in the Blood." Her first collection of poetry, "I Saw God Dancing," won first place in the West Virginia Writers Poetry Competition. Both her books are published by Cascadia Publishing House, Telford, Pa.
Also, she just completed a CD along with musician friend Ben Regier, who plays some mandolin and guitar music between poems. The CD is titled "Leaving Eden."
Denise's poetry is rich in tangible detail with poems of a storytelling quality. A member of the Barbour County Writers Workshop, she is well-known in the area as the author of "Patches called Philippi," written for the All-American City Award. This poem is included in her new book along with the poem "In Sago," which was previously published in "Coal: A Poetry Anthology" (Blair Mountain Press). Denise and her husband, Mike Miller, live on a sheep farm in the Silent Grove community in Barbour County.
Denise's books and CDs are available for sale at Main Line Books in Elkins. Refreshments will be served during Saturday's event.