A gender-inclusive anthology of poetry and prose that addresses the physical and psychological act of being "grabbed," or in any way assaulted.
Richard Blanco is the award-winning author of several books. Blanco's poetry collections include City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and How to Love a Country. He currently serves as the first-ever Education Ambassador for the Academy of American Poets and is a member of the Obama Foundation's advisory council. Caridad Moro is the award-winning author of Visionware. She is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant and a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry. Her poems and essays have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net and have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. She is the Associate Editor for the daily online literary journal, SWWIM Every Day. Nikki Moustaki is the author of the memoir, The Bird Market of Paris. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant in poetry, along with many other national writing awards. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in various literary magazines, anthologies, and textbooks. Elisa Albo is the author of the poetry collection Passage to America and Each Day More, a collection of elegies. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies.
"A richly diverse, creative, and gender-inclusive anthology . . .
at once deeply shocking and shockingly commonplace, writing
candidly, devastatingly, sometimes wittily. With a defining
introduction by Joyce Maynard and a resounding afterword by Anita
Hill, this is a universal and clarifying call to break the long
silence that has imprisoned so many in pain and self-blame. With
many contributors writing about being 'grabbed' when they were
children or teens, this is a hard-hitting, enlightening, and
empowering collection for YAs."
--Booklist, Starred Review