One of the Advocate Press’s authors, Stephon Void, was featured recently on United Methodist Communications’ popular “Get Your Spirit in Shape” podcast.
In his July 21 interview with Crystal Caviness, Void shared about his new collection of grief and healing poetry published this spring by the Advocate newspaper’s publishing arm.
Void wrote poems to help cope with his father’s terminal cancer diagnosis, as well as his own chronic health concerns. The poetry collection is titled “A Healing Journey.”
A native of Bowman, Void holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Science in biotechnology from Claflin University of Orangeburg. He is currently the nuclear magnetic resonance technician in the Department of Chemistry at Claflin University. He is a certified lay servant in the South Carolina United Methodist Church at New Covenant UMC. His first book, “From My Heart to Your Eyes: Poems of Faith and Social Justice,” was published by the Advocate Press in 2021.
Check out the podcast, including a full transcript, at https://www.umc.org/en/content/a-poetic-journey-to-healing-with-stephon-void-gysis-145
To learn more or purchase Void’s book, it’s available on Amazon or at https://www.advocatesc.org/books