History Becomes Poetry in New Collection ‘Poetry and Social Studies For All’

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Benjamin Uriah Critchlow challenges readers to reevaluate themselves through poetry.

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Author Benjamin Uriah Critchlow’s new poetry collection, “Poetry and Social Studies For All” (published by Trafford Publishing), blends historical events with his personal experiences to create moving poetry that evokes the triumph of the human spirit.

Critchlow’s poems capture historical moments, such as terrorist attacks and major sporting events, in an effort to recreate those times through evocative poetry. Intended as an educational tool, the book includes guided questions after each poem for teachers and book club leaders to spark discussion in groups.

In addition, Critchlow also tackles universal subjects such as love, dreams and hope throughout his poetry. He aims to connect with readers on a personal level and inspire personal reflection.

An excerpt from the poem “Introspection” featured in “Poetry and Social Studies For All”:

“In every one of us is the hope to be better
Never do we think that we cannot prosper
The times that we do falter are ever there
Regardless of dreams there is always fear”

Critchlow states, “Even a subject such as history or social studies can become a literary source of joy for the poet and the readers.”

Poetry and Social Studies For All
By Benjamin Uriah Critchlow
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781490734859
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781490734811
E-Book | 124 pages | ISBN 9781490734828
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Benjamin Uriah Critchlow seeks to honor the memory of his grandparents with the publication of “Poetry and Social Studies For All.” He is now working on his second book that will deal with the challenges of working in the world of books and children.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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