New! Rising Voices: #Poems Toward a #SocialJustice Revolution (#Psychology #Poetry)

“Phases” by Shanah (Leaf) Cooley. Cover design by Laura Ross.

Recently published and available in paperback or hard cover, Rising Voices: Poems toward a Social Justice Revolution (2022).

From University Professors Press (univ_prof_press on Twitter), the poetry collection “addresses critical social justice issues of our time, including racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, homelessness, and more. Each topic is approached with sensitivity and insight, strength and compassion. Readers will be provoked to reflection, tears, and action. Rising Voices seeks to comfort, support, and empower those engaged in social justice work while inspiring others to join the movements. This volume includes poems by TS Hawkins, Frederick K. Foote, Jr., Red Haircrow, Aliya J’anai, J. Thomas Brown, Venita Thomas, Carol Barrett, Nathaniel Granger, Jr., Veronica Lac, Louis Hoffman, and more. “

My poems, “The Color of Your Skin” and “Threatened by Beads” are included. They were first published in the special issue on Standing Rock in 2016, in Red Ink International Journal, and then in 2018, translated to German and included in “Neue Rundschau’s ‘Geschichte schreiben'” (Writing History).

Please visit their website for full details, descriptions and quotations, as well as browse their other volumes featuring a range of psychology related topics.

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