Blue Moon interviews with Smita Sahay, one of the editors and contributors of Veils, Halos and Shackles to find out how such a singular project came to be. Sahay, along with Charles Ades Fishman and contributions of artists world-wide created one of the most profound and comprehensive anthologies on the oppression and empowerment of women.
Donna Kaz, one of the 13 dozen very talented & accomplished contributors to Veils, Haloes & Shackles, has a new book that will be released this fall. Un/masked, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour by Donna Kaz aka Aphra Behn
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.