Once upon a time,
Your dads wanted to have a baby.
It was a life-long dream of ours.
We were always hopeful.
Lambda Literary and Stonewall Book Award-winner Hasan Namir shares a joyful collection about parenting, fatherhood and hope. These warm free-verse poems document the journey that he and his husband took to have a child. Between love letters to their young son, Namir shares insight into his love story with his husband, the complexities of the IVF surrogacy process and the first year as a family of three. Umbilical Cord is a heartfelt book for parents or would be parents, with a universal message of hope.
Hasan Namir is an Iraqi-Canadian writer, whose debut novel God in Pink won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction at the 28th Lambda Literary Awards. Born in Iraq in 1987, Namir moved to Canada with his family at age 11. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.