Book Review of Megha Sood’s “My Body Lives Like a Threat” by Candice Louisa Daquin published in North of Oxford, March Issue 2022


I’m thrilled to share that the Candice Daquin’s review of my full length poetry collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” has been published in the March edition of North of Oxford. Immensely grateful to the g emil reutter,Book Review Editor/ Site Manager at North of Oxford, for publishing the review and supporting my work. Always grateful to my  brilliant poet, editor and friend, Candice Louisa Daquin for the writing the review and sharing her thoughts about my full length collection.

Book Review :

“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. Social activism runs like a hot vein through these poems, imploring us to step outside boundaries and challenge the broken system until it begins to give way.

“Your breath on my skin spits and marks its boundaries. Your words carve out / the burnished wounds. The bourgeois display of pain splayed for the whole world. / To whom this body belongs? Suffering is nameless. Carved out of the tongues of those / who abused us. Misunderstood and mispronounced like a foreign language.” (Entry/Exit)”

You can read the complete review here:

About Candice Daquin:

Candice Louisa Daquin is a queer, mixed-race immigrant to America working as a Psychotherapist and Senior Editor at Indie Blu(e) Publishing, Editorial Partner at BlackBird Press, Poetry & Art Editor for The Pine Cone Review and Writer-in-Residence for Borderless Journal. Recent editor credits include: Zinia Mitra’s Some Words Never Sleep and Nadia Garofalo’s Relative Traumas. Anthologies SMITTEN and The Kali Project won Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. Daquin’s collection Tainted by the Same Counterfeit (Finishing Line Press) is out later this year..

About North of Oxford:

North of Oxford is an international literary journal. North of Oxford was founded in July 2016 as a review/commentary/essay journal. The journal expanded to publish poetry in May of 2017. Our editors are open to diverse voices and attempt to publish an eclectic range of reviews and poetry. At North of Oxford we do not sit on submissions and make every effort to respond to submissions in a timely manner. Simply put, we publish what we like no matter the “school” of poetry or type of book.

Happy Poetry!!

Megha Sood

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