The Kali Project: Invoking the Goddess Within / Indian Women's Voices

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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.31 inches | 1.88 pounds

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About the Author
Candice Louisa Daquin is of Sephardi French/Egyptian descent. Born in Europe, Daquin worked in publishing for The American Embassy before immigrating to America to study and become a Psychotherapist, where she has continued writing and editing whilst practicing as a therapist. Daquin has worked at Jewish Community Centers and Rape Crisis Centers both in Texas and Ontario, Canada. Her area of specialization is adults sexually abused as children. Prior to publishing her own poetry collections, Daquin regularly wrote for the poetry periodical Rattle and The Northern Poetry Review. Daquin is currently Senior Editor at Indie Blu(e) Publishing, a feminist micro-press and Editorial Partner with Raw Earth Ink. She edits for Parcham Literary Magazine, Tint Journal and The Pine Cone Review. Daquin's poetic work takes its form from the confessional women poets of the 19th and 20th century as well as queer authors writing from the 1950's onward. Her career(s) teaching critical thinking and practicing as a psychotherapist have heavily influenced her work, with explored key themes including, sexual-dysfunction, sexual-abuse, parental-relationships, mental illness and queer-identity. Daquin's work is also significantly imprinted by Audre Lorde, Françoise Sagan, Angela Carter, activist Egyptian physician Nawal El Saadawi, Navdanya seed bank creator/campaigner Vandana Shiva, Pablo Neruda, Israeli PM Golda Mier, Toni Morrison and feminist philosophers bell hooks, Hélène Cixous and Luce Irigaray.Daquin is co-editor of the award-winning anthologies SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women, The Kali Project: Invoking the Goddess Within / Indian Women's Voices, The New Condemned: Contemporary Albanian Poetry in English, Love Letters to Ukraine from Uyava - Любовні листи до України від Уяви, We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art. Her latest personal collection is Tainted by the Same Counterfeit (Finishing Line Press, 2022).
Megha Sood is a Pushcart Nominated Award-Winning Poet, Editor, Author, and Literary Activist based in New Jersey, USA. She is an Associate Editor at MookyChick(UK), Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner in the project "Life in Quarantine" with Stanford University, USA. Advocacy Member of United Nations Association (UNS-USA Chapter). Works featured in journals, including Poetry Society of New York, New York Public Library zine, NPR, WNYC Studio, PBS American Portrait, American Writers Review, Stanford Daily, Kissing Dynamite, Rising Phoenix Review, and many more. Advocacy Member of United Nation Association- US Chapter (UNA-USA), Member of National League of American Pen Women ( NLAPW), Member of Women's National Book Associations (WNBA)Author of Chapbook ( "My Body is Not an Apology", Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length ("My Body Lives Like a Threat", FlowerSongPress,2022).Co-Editor of anthologies ( "The Medusa Project", Mookychick) and ("The Kali Project, Indie Blu(e) Press).