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Pieces Of Mind

Opinion Is Intertwined Within The Poetry


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About the author

Russ Haddad, 53, also known as A.A. Winston,  has had a full range of life experiences, starting with the death of his father when he was 12 years old.

Originally from Massachusetts, Russ now lives in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife, and has a son in Boston...

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Featured column in Albemarle Tradewinds Magazine.

And then we decided to walk to where my mother worked a few miles away, the place where my father would have dropped us off after he picked us up from school. He would then head to work for the night shift as a machinist at Wyman-Gordon Company in my hometown of Worcester, Mass., a short distance from the bakery where my mother worked. That was the routine. Until today.

Personal growth, love, loss, and the passage of time - on Spotlight with Logan Crawford

Pieces of Mind
on Spotlight with Logan Crawford

Praise for Russ' Work

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"This book depicts a person’s life through their early teens up to middle age. The poems can relate to anyone’s lives. The poems are well written. What I loved about this book as you were reading each poem you could visualize how the author was feeling. I recommend this book for all to read."

- By Amazon Customer reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2023 -

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