I’m thrilled to share the cover design reveal for my debut full length poetry collection ” My Body Lives Like a Threat” soon to be published by FlowerSong Press. I’m extremely thankful to the EIC Edward Vidduarre for his help and support and also immensely thankful to the New Jersey based artist Christy O’ Conner for her sculpture “Carried Trauma” used as a cover image for the book.
The full length is currently open for preorder here. You can also read the advance praise for the book below.
“My Body Lives Like a Threat “is a deep exposition of gender and color-based discrimination, sexual and reproductive rights violations, body politics, immigration, and the impact of a toxic political environment on the country and its people. The full length has been divided into five sections namely “Black Truth”, “War and Peace”, “My Body is Not an Apology”, “A Just Immigration Policy” and “My Body Lives Like a Threat” that deals with the poems reflecting the blatant violation of human rights and the systemic oppression of the people of color in this country and around the world. The book reflects how body politics never remains at an individual level but molds and morphs into a social monster birthing problem like human rights violation, immigration, gun violence, and racial discrimination. This collection is not only a reflection of individual rights violations but also addresses the human rights violation in today’s toxic political environment as a whole. This book highlights my journey, gives it a voice, and strengthens the fact that how the body is so central as a whole yet it remains invisible and still acts as a threat.