Veils, halos and shackles
The first-ever anthology of international poetry specifically addressing the oppression and empowerment of women.
A unique and important anthology
The December 2012 rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi moved thousands of people to pour into the streets in protest. Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women was conceived in response to that vicious gang-rape and to the unprecedented public activism for women’s safety that followed it. The anthology features morethan 250 extraordinary poems from every continent, contributed by some of the world’s most accomplished living poets, as well as testimony that is wise, direct, and haunting.
A note from Leslie: It is an honor to have my work included in this important anthology alongside so many wise and wonderful writers. To learn more about the Veils, Halos and Shackles project, visit the project's Facebook page. Available for purchase at Amazon.com and direct through the Kasva Press.