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 brilliant poet ,Pramila Venkateswaran author of The Singer of Alleppey, Poet Laureate of Suffolk County, Long Island.
Pramila Venkateswaran, poet laureate of Suffolk County, Long Island, is author of Thirtha (Yuganta Press, 2002), Behind Dark Waters (Plain View Press, 2008), Draw Me Inmost (Stockport Flats, 2009), Trace (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Thirteen Days to Let Go (Aldrich, 2015), Slow Ripening (Local Gems, 2016) and The Singer of Alleppey (Shanti Arts, 2018). Here is the link to her website. (http://www.pramilav.com/)
She is Professor of English at Nassau Community College (SUNY), is actively involved in giving workshops and readings across Long Island and beyond, and is the co-founder of Euterpe, the poetry venue in Emma Clark Memorial Library.
“Deeply conscious of her location as an immigrant and a woman, Megha Sood creates in My Body Lives Like a Threat a conduit for the voices of the vulnerable and oppressed in the United States. Through unrelenting images of pain and suffering, the poems bear witness to the history of brutality against African Americans and other immigrant groups, refusing to numb the pain wrought by injustice, since peace is “the metaphor of denial.” Megha’s powerful words find their resonance in the pause between language and action, where community and consciousness overcome voices of privilege. Despite the burden of patriarchy and state violence, in Megha’s poetry, solace lies with both grief and love.
―Pramila Venkateswaran, author of The Singer of Alleppey, Poet Laureate of Suffolk County, Long Island.
My debut full length is currently open for pre-order 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–>