I’d like to begin by thanking all the new followers who have recently subscribed to the site since I have been advertising my Best of Alma Mater project, where beginning June 10th, I will be sharing my favorite pieces of the series in asking for help selecting the crème de la crème for the Best of Alma Mater installment that will be released next year. Whenever I see new followers take notice and show support, it wills me to continue to put out posts like this (even if often copied and pasted) and try to get the word out to more people about this special series that I hold dear to my heart.
I also would like to again thank all those who continue to consistently like and support these posts. And as always, I must save the best for last: Thanking every single person who has purchased any of the Alma Mater volumes, or who even simply read any of the Alma Mater volumes for free with their Kindle Unlimited subscription. So for those of you who are unfamiliar with the Alma Mater series and the Best of Alma Mater project:
Alma Mater is a poetry series about more than celebrating life in each of the featured institutions. 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.
Alma Mater’s chronicles began with The University of Chicago, which was the first piece included in Vol. 1: The Midwest. On June 10, 2017, The University of Chicago will have its convocation, as students will gather together to bid a temporary goodbye to this jewel of the Midwest. So it seems appropriate to begin the celebration of the Alma Mater series on this same date.
Beginning June 10, I will be sharing some of my favorite pieces of the series, beginning with The University of Chicago. In the following days and weeks, pieces from each region: the Midwest, Northeast, West, and South will be shared with commentary. Be sure to make your voice heard to assist in the selection of the best of the best, leading to The Best of Alma Mater, to be released March 3, 2018.
But who says you have to wait until June 10!? You can just read every volume of Alma Mater now, including the just-released Vol.4: The South! You can visit Amazon.com or your Kindle book store and purchase Vol.1: The Midwest, Vol. 2: The Northeast, and Vol.3: The West for $0.99 respectively. And finally, you can preview and purchase the newly released Alma Mater Vol. 4 below for only $0.99 or for free with Kindle Unlimited along with the other three volumes.
Kirkus Reviews has called Alma Mater a “thoroughly unique project” with “a variety of delightfully unexpected poetic forms.” I have called Alma Mater a poetry series for the people. So people, beginning June 10, let your voice be heard.