In his new book, author J. Michael Jocelyn, of Jacksonville, explores the role that a father plays in a child’s life and the psychological and spiritual impacts of what happens when he goes missing.
After setting out to create a plea for fathers everywhere to understand and shoulder their responsibility as a unique figure in the lives of children, he has penned a series of 29 poems that will be presented as a collection called “Disappearing Fathers: Tears of Little Angels.” By exploring a serious reflection that looks inwards, towards his surroundings, and to the African-American community at large, he has created a work that is spiritually potent, relevant for our times, and, most of all, asks us all to reflect on our own families and the ways that we either fulfill or neglect our duties towards them. Jocelyn is a father, teacher, minister, and life coach who is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.
This poetry collection will be available on Oct. 15. For more information please visit his website at jmichaeljocelyn.com.