One of my favorite people in the world is an anthropology professor at St. Michael’s College in Vermont named Adrie Kusserow. We met at Harvard in graduate school almost 25 years ago (yikes)—she was studying anthropology, as you might expect, and I history—and quickly became fast friends. Over the years I’ve watched her grow into a gifted professor and a passionate human rights activist, especially in the case of the lost boys of Sudan. She is the kind of Harvard graduate there ought to be more of.
Adrie is also a poet and is shortly publishing her second book of poems, Refuge. I’m neither an expert on poetry nor even a huge fan of it, but I know enough to know that her work is beautiful and thought-provoking.
You can find Refuge on Amazon. Give it a shot—her work is really moving.