***ABOUT THE BOOK*** Through the Hourglass is a stunning collection of moving poetry spanning four decades and several seasons of life as experienced and expressed by the author – a pioneer and national leader in the field of youth violence prevention.
“The very reason I have devoted my life to helping the young men and women caught in the grip of violence and juvenile crime lies in these personal poems about life’s most powerful connections,” said Calhoun. “Quite simply, I know what’s at stake. I know what they stand to lose. When they turn to violence they rob themselves and their victims of the profound and precious moments of a lifetime filled with meaningful relationships and authentic experiences.”
With chapters devoted to “Courting,” “Kids,” “Teens,” and “The Miracle of Grandchildren,” Calhoun is able to articulate the extraordinary experiences found in the ordinary moments of life: falling in love, tending to a sick child, a grandchild’s fascination with sidewalk cracks, and the gangling growing pains of raising a teen. Readers are moved to emotion as they discover the commonality of the human experience even in these most personal poems.
***ABOUT THE AUTHOR*** John A. Calhoun is an internationally renowned speaker and frequent media guest and editorial contributor. He is currently a senior consultant to the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Justice. For more than 20 years, Calhoun was the founding president of the National Crime Prevention Council, prior to which he served under President Carter as the Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families.
***MORE INFO*** www.hopematters.org & www.iloveauthors.com
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