Saturday, December 20, 2014

'Epiphany: Primus (Poetry in the Flow of Life, Volume 1)' by El-R Charis


This book of revelation through poetry, art as well as photography is presented with associated Chakras, their colors, along with the elements of life related as chapters. The life journeys of this well rounded artist is presented in colorful description addressing strength, weakness, and the many facets of circumstance laying therein.

Epiphany: Primus is a glimpse into the mind of El-R Charis, leading its reader through the vulnerability of emotional addiction while addressing the contridiction of intellect versus intuition; touching on the root of healing through observation and action. Be captured by this storyteller pouring from the flesh, soul, and spirituality, their take on the flow of energy called "life".

El-R Charis is a native of Chicago, bred and raised on the Southside. Educated in the Public School system in a time when teachers took an active role as alternate parents to those entrusted to them daily. El-R took her first creative writing class in an After-School program under the tutelage of Mrs. Leila BoNey. During the program, this authors natural flair for writing became immediately apparent to the program director thus a friendship/mentorship identity was formed. This connection lasted throughout the authors formative years until the untimely passing of El-R's beloved mentor in her early twenties.

In addition to her enthusiasm for writing, El-R majored in Commercial Art as an high school student, even graduating from higher education with an AAS in Art & Design from Robert Morris University, Chicago. 

Throughout her life, El-R Charis has endured many obstacles she credits for fine tuning her craft with a keen level of detail which many people who have struggled through life's journey can relate. A Poet who expresses a lifetime of observation, harmony through conflict and ultimately self acceptance: This openly gay author utilizes words, artistic talents, as well as photography to lay out graphic depictions of the ups and downs of moving through society. El-R's newest endeavor a publishing company, Phi Phe Publications, offer a variety of services from editing to ghost writing. Motion in Poetry, the Web site at rallies all things embodied in the mind of El-R Charis: Words, Pictures, Passion."

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