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Brave New Poetry Collection Honors Women’s Spirit Worldwide

Modern History Press in Ann Arbor, MI, announces the publication of Sweta Srivastava Vikram’s new poems in the collection titled No No Ocean HereOcean Here.

No Ocean Here bears moving accounts of women and girls in certain developing and underdeveloped countries. The book raises concern, and chronicles the socio-cultural conditions of women in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The stories, either based on personal interviews or inspired by true stories, are factual, visceral, haunting, and bold narratives, presented in the form of poems.

“Violence is both emotional and physical and often times, the former is tougher to detect because it leaves no physical marks,” said Vikram in an interview with Borderless News and Views. “Any human being, who considers himself or herself a voice for human rights, women’s rights, and is against any kind of violence against women, would understand the importance of this book.”

Praise for No Ocean Here

“Sweta Srivastava Vikram is no ordinary poet. The 44 poems in this slim volume carry the weight of unspeakable horrors and injustices against women. Sweta’s words span the globe. Her spare and evocative phrases weave a dark tapestry of oppressive conventions that in the telling and in our reading and hearing, she helps to unravel.”

— Kay Chernush, Founder/Director, ArtWorks for Freedom

About the Author

Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an award-winning writer, two times Pushcart Prize nominated poet, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and educator whose musings have translated into four chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a non¬fiction book of prose and poems. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across six countries in three continents. A graduate of Columbia University, she reads her work, teaches creative writing workshops, and gives talks at universities and schools across the globe. Sweta lives in New York City with her husband. Learn more about Sweta and her work at www.SwetaVikram.com.

From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press: www.ModernHistoryPress.com.

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