q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B00GHXL23S&Format=_SL160_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=theb04-20Craig A. Garner, author, Poet Laureate of the Township of Irvington, and long time resident of Irvington, New Jersey announces the release of his eighth book, Four More Years... In my Lifetime: A Poetic Tribute to the Re-election of President Barack Obama as a follow up to his previous book, In My Lifetime: a Poetic Expression of Why It Should Be.

It is written to celebrate the historic occasion in which an African American man was re-elected President of the United States of America and to document the issues and environment in which that event took place. Too often we overlook the context in which history is made, all but forgetting the external happenings of the times that make the event extraordinary.

The book not only contains a dedication to the re-election of President Obama but also one of the author’s signature poems regarding the celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Other works honor former great singer Whitney Houston, former anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells, and domestic (help) workers. This book is an attempt to point out that although a Black president has been re-elected, there are still plenty of obstacles that need to be overcome in this country.

In My Lifetime is also a collector’s item - it provides a copy of the election ballot that bore President Obama’s name, a copy of the invitation to the Presidential Inauguration, and a photograph of Presidents Obama and Clinton together. The book also has quotes from African American scholars interspersed throughout the poems.

The book is available as an eBook on as well as

About The Book:
Four More Years... In my Lifetime
by Craig A. Garner, Poet Laureate
ISBN: 978-1-59571-951-5
Word Association Publishers

The author can be contacted at 973-493-9578, or


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