On March 3, the final volume of the Alma Mater series will be released. Between now and then I will continue to share pieces from the series daily, highlighted by pieces from the most recent installment: Alma Mater Vol. 3: The West, which will now be shared publicly for the first time since its release.
Kirkus Reviews has described the series as “A thoroughly unique project” with “A variety of delightfully unexpected poetic forms.” I see it as a project that reaches out to millions. Whether college alums, current undergrads, or those who seek to learn more about the country itself or maybe just have a love for poetry. I believe this series has the makings to cross boundaries and go beyond just the genre of poetry.
This series is more than about celebrating life in each of the featured institution. It is about celebrating life itself. Each university covered is but a snapshot of the bigger picture: The capture and embrace of youth, education, beauty, love, and what indeed, what makes each geographic location and specific university special. This is not just a book for college students, and it’s not even just a book for poetry lovers, it is a book for anyone who wants to explore through the eyes of someone else. To see what they see. To live what they live, and to learn more about the human experience as undergone by others around the world.
Follow ClydeAidoo.com to read many pieces from the Alma Mater series shared daily. And you can support the series by purchasing my latest release, Alma Mater Vol. 3: The West, a poetic celebration of the top universities of the West by clicking the link below. Each volume is available for only 99 cents respectively.