Sweta Srivastava Vikram Reads from Wet Silence at 2015 New York Poetry Festival
Wet Silence by Sweta Srivastava Vikram is on tour from Aug. 21-Sept. 18 with Poetic Book Tours. Please find the schedule here.
As part of her tour, we have exclusive content — her reading at the New York Poetry Festival 2015:
Wet Silence bears moving accounts of Hindu widows in India. The book raises concern about the treatment of widowed women by society; lends their stories a voice; shares their unheard tales about marriage; reveals the heavy hand of patriarchy; and, addresses the lack of companionship and sensuality in their lives. It’s a collection of poems that covers a myriad of subjects centered on social evils such as misogyny, infidelity, gender inequality, and celibacy amongst other things. The poems in the collection are bold, unapologetic, and visceral. The collection will haunt you. Click on the cover to buy on Amazon.