This essay was originally published on May 14, 2016. It is being re-shared in support of LPR’s 10th Anniversary celebration.
I met Naomi Thiers at The Nora School last February when we both participated in a reading. Naomi’s poetry spoke powerfully as she read her stories about women and girls who are marginalized and forgotten, as well as her poems about her grandparents. Her gift lies in getting beneath the surface to reveal and then polish the tales that so many people never get to tell.
Naomi is one of the featured poets in a new anthology, Veils, Halos, and Shackles (Kasva Press) edited by Charles Ades Fishman and Smita Sahay, which features the works of international poets addressing the topics of women and sexual abuse. I spoke with Naomi recently about the anthology, her work, and her hopes for abused women.
NOTE: If you enjoyed this essay, please check out LPR’s Issue 11: Social Justice https://littlepatuxentreview.org/sales/individual-issues-2/