I will be reading my poem, “The Last Secret”, Sunday, June 2nd at Boneshaker Books to celebrate the release of
“Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out From the Shadow of Abuse” in effort to continue to normalize abuse recovery and heal through sharing my experience and hearing others. I invite you to come, listen, speak about your own experience to others if you wish and participate in the process of coming to understand how abuse continues and how we can stop it by learning to access our greatest tool : love.
2002 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
2pm to 4pm
Sunday June 2nd
““Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out From the Shadow of Abuse” is the culmination of the Let’s Talk About It poetry project created by Annette Gagliardi and Laura Kozy Lanik and represents the work of 58 poets from around the state and the country.
Whether we have had first hand experiences or not, the subject of abuse shapes the world we are in. It is our hope that the many victims of abuse can find solace within these pages or that their voice is echoed in one or more of these poems.
Even if you are not a victim of abuse, these poems help us become more aware of the atrocities, told and untold, that happen daily and make us more empathetic to the long healing process of survivors.
Through these public readings, we continue the conversation about the impact that sexual violence has on individuals, on society and the world.
This project has been sponsored and supported by the League of Minnesota Poets and Break The Silence organization.”
Purchase here: Poetryaboutabuse.blogspot.com to find a link to purchase the book. The cost is $15.