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February 18, 2013


For *Veils, Halos and Shackles*, an anthology of Indo-American poetry that will respond to the horrifying incidence of rape and other forms of violence and oppression directed at women in our time, Smita Sahay & Charles Fishman are seeking published and unpublished poems that center on any aspect of this issue.

Please send 1-3 poems (up to 10 total pages), to both editors, in a single Word attachment, along with a short bio of approximately 100 words and a paragraph or two regarding your reasons for addressing this subject in your poem(s).

Please help by putting us in touch with other poets who may wish to contribute to this anthology & by re-posting this announcement on websites that provide current information about poetry, women’s lives, & other topics pertinent to this project.

As of this writing, Smita & I are considering poems by poets from any country who are writing in English or whose poems have been translated into English

Please contact me (, or Smita Sahay (], if you have something to contribute!

Some harrowing material here, Catherine. Glad you're contributing to awareness..

A very timely piece. "Eve-teasing" inded.

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