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These poems celebrate my friendships with Palestinians (and a few others) from Gaza, Lebanon, and elsewhere, my desire to honor their beautiful hearts and deep suffering, and to express my gratitude for the love they have shown me, and the wisdom they have shared with me.

About the Author

Kevin Hadduck recently retired from his academic career, but is still hiking, building/crafting things, and writing. His favorite part-time retirement job so far has been working for the college facilities crew, cleaning up large attics in campus buildings, shoveling snow, and keeping campus gardens. “I work alone,” he says. “It's good therapy."

About the Cover

The cover painting “Mother Nature Embracing the Boy and His Horse”  is by Malak Mattar.