If But My Gaze Could Heal

A Book of Poems


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214 Pages


6 x 9



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Lantern Publishing & Media


  • Author Colin Greer

    Dr. Colin Greer has been the President of the New World Foundation, a visionary progressive democracy organization, since 1985. He wrote briefing papers on philanthropy and government for First Lady, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, and on education policy for Senator Paul Wellstone. Nowadays, he is most well-known for his contributions to Parade Magazine, his book Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling which won the American Library Association’s Eli M. Oboler Intellectual Freedom Award, and his poetry.

An engaging, moving, and poignant book of poetry from a well-known leader, educator, and writer with notable endorsements from Reverend Billy Talen (Church of Stop Shopping), Carolyn Martin (poetry editor at Kosmos Journal), and Alice Reys (Singer Dancer) among others.

Colin Greer knows a lot about a lot. His rich life as an educator and author/playwright, emersed in the social and political justice trenches, is reflected in his latest poetry book alongside his wordily wisdom. The author muses on the human condition through verse, taking the lucky reader through the ordinary, the personal, the sublime, and tragic alike. If But My Gaze Could Heal’s 150 poems are thoughtfully broken into five thematic chapters: With or Without Which, Mischief and Melancholy, Stick out your Tongue, Phew!, and What is Hidden and Hidden From.

The Reverend Billy Talen, founder of the radical performance group Church of Stop Shopping exclaimed, “reading Gaze made my hair change color.”

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