ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frederick Douglas Harper has authored more than 1000 poems. Time and Timing is his 11th poetry book. His other poetry books include Beyond Fear (2008), The Light Within Us (2007), Transitions in Life and to Death (2007), Poetica Erotica (2006), Spiritual Teacher Speaks (2005), Poems for Young People (2004), Love Poems of Frederick Douglas Harper (2003), God’s Gifts: Spiritual Writings (2003), Romantica: On Peace and Romance (1988), and Poems on Love and Life (1985, 2004). Dr. Harper has been referred to as a spiritual master by some of his readers and followers. His poetry on spirituality, love, giving, and forgiveness has been compared to the great works of Rumi and Khalil Gibran.
A university professor of counseling, international scholar, and educational leader, Harper has authored 19 books and monographs, including college textbooks. Furthermore, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of three major scholarly journals. His poems were read regularly on WPFW Radio, 89.3 in Washington, DC by the late Nap Turner for more than 15 years, alongside the poetry of the famous Langston Hughes, and his books have sold worldwide. Moreover, Harper has presented conference papers, public speeches, and lectures on hundreds of occasions throughout the United States and in numerous other countries.
Harper has two sons and three grandchildren. He transcended childhood challenges of family death, father abandonment, and poverty to become one of the most achieved Americans of this era. Along with educational and literary accomplishments, Harper has jogged more than 40,000 miles and worked at Howard University as a professor for almost 40 years.