Megha Sood Shares Her Favorite Indie Feminist Books of 2018

Name: Megha Sood

Where you post your writing:

https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/
https://whisperandtheroar.com/
https://godoggocafe.com/
http://arielchart.blogspot.com/
https://freeverserevolution.wordpress.com/
https://candlesonline.wordpress.com/
https://poetscornerblog.wordpress.com/

Publications:

We Will not be Silenced ( Indie Blu(e) Press), 2018
Oddball Magazine
Scrittura Magazine
Dime Show Review
Fourth and Sycamore
KOAN ( Paragon Press)
Vita Brevis Literature

Three favorite indie books of 2018

1.  Composition of a woman

Author: Christine E Ray

Where it can be purchased: Amazon

Christine Ray’s debut composition of poetry is a candid and powerful glimpse into the essence of womanhood. The ease and the sheer brilliance she portrays in her writing is highly commendable. The book is divided into five sections namely Nerve, Brain,Blood , Ribs and Breast. Each section leaves you in awe of her magical quill as she describes her struggle with her body, which is heartbreaking and empowering at the same time. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to takes this amazing journey into the pure essence of the womanhood and its struggles.
My rating: Five Stars

2. Quit Your Job and Become a Poet (Out of Spite)

Author: Ms. Georgia Park

Press: FVR Publishing

If there is one word to describe Georgia Park’s writing style, it’s brutally honest-in your face confessional-knock your socks off poetry. Well, I used a lot of words but that’s how would feel once you start reading this book. It’s a ride on a rollercoaster with sudden breaks. Finally, when you pause, you relish the honesty oozing out of her poems. It vacillates between the confession and advice from a big sister. She doesn’t mince her words and her poems resonate the brutally honest truth she faced in real life after relocating from a different country. A dish of complex truth served on a simple alluring dish. Go for it!

Where it can be purchased: Amazon

My rating: Five Stars

3.  We will not be silenced

Editors: Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Rachael Finch, and Christine E. Ray

Press: Indie Blu(e) Publishing

We Will Not Be Silenced is a living testament of how the collective voices of survivors can be turned into the roaring declaration of strength, determination, and courage. It is a powerful exposition of how the courage of the survivors can be a shining beacon for those whose voices have gone unheard. There is a lot going between the pages as the survivors have poured their heart out. It indeed is triggering and has to read with utmost care. An anthology which is not only a piece of art but a stark reflection of today’s so-called educated society where women, men, and kids are being harassed and assaulted on a daily basis. It is an excellent attempt by the editors and the courageous contributors of this anthology to spread the power of healing through words of art, poetry, and prose. It’s a must-read for the survivors of the sexual abuse but also by any compassionate human being.

My rating : Five Stars

Where it can be purchased: Amazon

Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, Free Verse Revolution, Whisper and the Roar, Poets Corner and contributing editor at Ariel Chart.

Her works are published or forthcoming in 521 Magazine #Sideshow, Oddball, Pangolin review, Fourth and Sycamore, KOAN ( Paragon press), Modern Literature, Visual Verse, Vita Brevis, Modern poetry, Dime Show Review, Piker Press and many more. Her poetry has recently been published in the anthology “We will not be silenced” by Indie Blu(e) Publishing and upcoming in four other anthologies by US and Canadian Press.

She recently won the 1st prize in NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/.

 

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