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Appalachian Poet to Read from Book at Covington Coffee Shop

His works and political positions are likely the cause of three suspicious fires at Jim Webb's homes.

One such fire cost him much of his original literary collection.

Webb will read from his newest collection of peoms, Get In, Jesus on Saturday at Roebling Point Books & Coffee (306 Greenup Street in Covington).

The Letcher County native will answer questions and sign copies of Get In, Jesus.

His bio from the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative:

Jim Webb’s voice is widely known in the mountains from his poetry, columns, plays, activism and work at Appalshop’s WMMT-FM. He holds a BA (Biology) from Berea College and an MA (English) from Eastern Kentucky University. Webb is a founding member of the Tug Valley Recovery Center and the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC). A legendary swarper (and the World’s Greatest Flutophone Player), he is the Founding Publisher & Editor of SAWC’s literary magazine, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. His work has appeared in Appalachian Journal, Aurora, Reck, The Sandy New Era, Strokes, Red Crow, Mucked (co-editor) and a chapbook, Buzzsaws in the Rain(1999). His book, Get In, Jesus, a collection of poetry and prose is forthcoming. Webb operates a private campground, Wiley’s Last Resort, where the Pine Mountain Trail meets the Little Shepherd Trail atop Pine Mountain near Whitesburg, Kentucky. Wiley’s Last Resort plays host to concerts, Magic Bus Tours, the Summer SAWC Writers Retreat, and the Annual Pine Mountain Tacky Lawn Ornament and Pink Flamingo Soiree.

Roebling Point Books & Coffee hosts Webb starting at 11:30 a.m. and will have great coffee, treats, and books available for purchase.

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