In the series of promoting my #debut #fulllength #poetrycollection “My Body Lives Like a Threat”” by FlowerSong Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by a brilliant poet, author, editor and a dear friend, Candice Daquin.
Candice Louisa Daquin is a Psychotherapist and writer living in America’s Southwest. Originally from Europe, she made a career in the publishing sector before re-training in Psychotherapy and now divides her time between both. Daquin is the author of five books of her own poetry, editor of many Anthologies and multiple single author books. Daquin is a Senior Editor at Indie Blu(e) Publishing. She regularly edits manuscripts, reviews other writing and collaborates with writers on creative writing and poetry projects.
Daquin edited the successful anthology; SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like, Poetry By Women For Women, which won Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards and was an Amazon #1 best seller. Likewise, Daquin co-edited We Will Not Be Silenced, which also became an Amazon #1 best seller. More recently Daquin co-edited The Kali Project, Invoking The Goddess Within, Indian Women Speak, which has become a worldwide success.
“If we consider poetry as a polemic for societal change – then Megha Sood’s full-length poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat, will strike a deep chord in the reader’s psyche. Sood doesn’t aim to soften the blow; her truth is brutal and honest, wrapped in her wordsmith craft. Reading these poems separated into five relevant sections, we’re submerged in a collective outrage against inequity and racism. When in recent history have we needed a book like this more than now? They say it takes a village, and Sood’s words are a veritable village of experience. Her reach into empathy and intelligent understanding of how the machinations of oppression, patriarchy, and injustice work, is uncanny and deeply moving. Sood’s poems deftly unravel the lies we’re told; instead, she presents the gory truth about suffering, bias, and prejudice as it really is.
―Candice Louisa Daquin, Senior Editor, Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Poetry Editor, The Pine Cone Review. Writer-in-Residence, Borderless Journal. Author of Tainted by the Same Counterfeit (Finishing Line Press, publishing in 2022).
My debut full length is currently open for pre-orders at FlowerSong Press.
A BIG Thanks to those two who ordered the book and those who wish to purchase a copy here is the link–>