‘The Gospel According to Judas’
Book Launch on Sunday, December 6th at 2:30-4pm
On December 6th, 2015 at 2:30pm bG Gallery hosts Keith Holyoak reading excerpts from his new, enigmatic work, The Gospel According to Judas, published by Dos Madres Press. Following the reading there will be a meet and greet with the author as well as a book signing. Paul Abramson’s Crying 4 Kafka will provide punk-edged gospel musical interludes. The event will take place as part of bG Gallery’s Neo Mythology exhibit.
The Gospel According to Judas is a collection of poems framed as a mysterious series of emails from a figure claiming to be a resurrected Judas Iscariot. Using this conceit, the author takes us into the minds and motivations of Judas, Jesus, Mary Magdalene and others from the gospel story. A diversity of tones are employed from the philosophical to the deeply personal. Some of the poems are longer narratives that fill in parts of the Jesus story that scripture leaves tantalizingly ambiguous. Though treating of religious themes and steeped in New Testament imagery, the book also blends in some surprising and anachronistic twists.