Poems from the Heart
By: Dr. Haywood L. Strickland
This book of poetry captures Strickland's reflections and musings on life, love, death, the black experience, and African heritage. He believes it will resonate with readers over a wide range of experiences and bring a healing message in a time of crisis. The book is freewheeling, following no specific methodology; the settings are varied and reflective of notes jotted down at the time of observation or memoires of events capturing time, places, or people.
About the Author
Dr. Haywood L. Strickland was the sixteenth president (retired) of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Upon retirement in 2018, the College awarded him the title of President Emeritus." Wiley was the featured college in the Denzel Washington movie The Great Debaters. He also served as president of two other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and is a graduate of a HBCU, Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His areas of interest and study are history, English, and speech and drama. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.