Silver Spring, MD Author Publishes Book of Poetry

December 18, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
December 18, 2015 - "Egypt," a new book by Peter Handford, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

In 1954, when Peter Handford was five years old, he moved to Egypt with his parents and older brother. Sixty years later, he has crafted an epic poem in thirty-three episodes ruminating on his experience and its influence in his thinking and life. Drawing from a classical education and a world traveler's perspective, Handford takes the reader down the winding road of imagination, allowing language to unfurl in unexpected ways. Egypt, like all great odysseys, will challenge the adventurous reader to rethink passion, culture, life, and death. Pack your bags and enjoy the journey.

About the Author:
Peter Handford was born in 1949 in Providence, Rhode Island. He has lived in numerous U.S. states as well as in Egypt and Great Britain. He studied the classics and English at Kenyon College in Ohio, Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and the University of Oxford. He has worked as a financier, educator, archival clerk, and library assistant. He writes poems, fiction, plays, and essays. He currently resides in Maryland.

"Egypt" is a 92-page hardcover with a retail price of $21.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-2042-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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