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Note: the poems in this video deal with sex­u­al vio­lence. I had want­ed to repost this dur­ing April, which is both Nation­al Poet­ry Month and Sex­u­al Assault Aware­ness Month, but it slipped through the cracks of my to-do list. The first week in May will have to do.

I am hap­py that For My Son, A Kind of Prayer is in Veils, Halos & Shack­les: Inter­na­tion­al Poet­ry on the Oppres­sion and Empow­er­ment of Women. It’s an impor­tant anthol­o­gy that I hope con­tin­ues to get the atten­tion it deserves. This read­ing, which took place short­ly after the book’s pub­li­ca­tion at the Long Island Writ­ers House on April 17th, 2017 was tru­ly pow­er­ful. It was a priv­i­lege to be the first read­er among such fine poets. I hope you’ll take a look at the video and, if you haven’t already, con­sid­er buy­ing a copy of Veils, Halos & Shack­les for your­self or some­one else.

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