Reading from the poetry anthology “Veils, Halos & Shackles” with poet and contributor, Matt Pasca. http://www.mattpasca.com/
Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women. “These diverse, impeccably crafted poems tell us that Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Ireland, India, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, the US, the UK, and other countries are not so dissimilar where the oppression of women is concerned. Many of the contributors to Veils, Halos & Shackles are survivors of rape and other crimes that affect women and girls every day; others are grandmothers, mothers, daughters, friends, and teachers of victims and survivors. Still others write out of empathy and concern, having been moved deeply by the fate of human beings who just happen to be female.” …and male
The first copies of Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women have reached Roberta Beary, at the AWP conference in Los Angeles, & Lucie Smoker, at the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival in Ada, Oklahoma.
“Is there a Literature of Rape?” The girl’s question probably had to do with ignorance, but it was the nomenclature that unsettled me. It was not the fact that there was no literature of rape but that there should be a literature of rape at all; and rape at all.