Poetic Healing is likely to capture the attention of readers from all walks of life and various generations, because of the material the author covers in the book and the way he presents it. Hall gives a vivid account of the images seen by people throughout the world September 11, 2001. In a calm and soothing way, he pours from his own soul the thoughts and feelings that were on the minds of so many people after the surprise attack on the United States of America. Lives and possessions were lost but many of the poems in this collection seem to highlight the glimmer of hope that remains to sustain us in our determination to keep trusting in God and to live in harmony with other human beings.
Al Hall has been interested in poetry since childhood, when he enjoyed listening to his parents read nursery rhymes. His mother usually recited a few rhyming lines as a part of counseling or disciplining him and his siblings. The author believes this early beginning that sparked his interest in poetry enables him to write about daily life situations as they occur among people and in places around him.