Good Morning all and Happy New Year–
I am so pleased to share some incredible news with you!
BookAuthority has chosen the 100 Best New Poetry Books to read in 2019, and We Will Not Be Silenced is #3 on the list.
Here is the link to the list: https://bookauthority.org/books/new-poetry-books
For those of you who are not aware, We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art is the brainchild of Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Rachel Finch, and Christine E. Ray. The four indie writers and survivors felt compelled to organize a response after wide-spread, highly publicized cases of rape, sexual harassment, and misconduct. They chose to advocate, educate, and resist through art. The editors opened submissions for just two weeks to women and men around the world. The response from writers and artists was overwhelming: the final anthology includes 166 pieces of writing and art from 95 contributors around the globe.
Deepest gratitude to all those brave enough to write about their experience, for it is a heart wrenching difficult subject. Bravo- Linda Lee Lyberg