Veils, Halos and Shackles

From Kasva Press:

Words kill…. But words can also heal.

The December 2012 rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi moved thousands of people to pour into the streets in protest. Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women was conceived in response to that vicious gang-rape and to the unprecedented public activism for women’s safety that followed it.

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While I don’t often publish my poetry, I’m honored to be a tiny part of this project. My contribution, “In a Shard of the Bedroom Mirror,” came out of feelings from an abusive relationship that came streaming out after my brain surgery.

The anthology includes nearly 200 poems by poets from dozens of countries — from Brazil to Bangladesh, and from New Zealand to Nigeria. Many of the contributors are among the most accomplished living poets… Read more at the Kasva Press website:

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I recommend the anthology to everyone!

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