Sweta Vikram on “Write Speak Play”

Nanci Arvizu writes:
I had the honor of reviewing “Kaleidoscope, An Asian Journey of Colors,” by Sweta Vikram in 2011 on Page Readers, my podcast way back when. I was thrilled when she reached out to share her latest work, Piece of Peace, an autobiographical account of one woman’s unique struggle with a near-fatal disease in a collection of essays. We jumped into the conversation about the importance of our stories, the healing power of writing and poetry, and her work with sexual abuse and assault survivors, and the importance of the words we chose to support, uplift, and create the connections we all need no matter our journey. Sweta covers a couple of topics, but what we circle back to is how important it is that we are true to ourselves and to our stories. Visit Sweta Vikram online at https://swetavikram.com/ If you’re interested in participating in a women’s only poetry group, visit the Garden of Neuro poetry circle

Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey with Colors

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About the Author

Sweta Srivastava Vikram is a multi-genre writer and marketing professional living in
New York City. She is the author of Because All Is Not Lost from Modern History Press
and the co-author of Whispering Woes of Ganges & Zambezi (Cyberwit 2010). Her
work has appeared in six countries across three continents. Sweta has held recent artist
residencies and workshops in Portugal, Ireland, and several within USA. She is a graduate of Columbia University.



"In this innovative series, Sweta Srivastava Vikram re-appropriates
color. Cultures and mythologies collide along the way, and the result
is a chapbook that feels like a quest. In the end, the colors are a map
to identity. The child's pink tonsils or the bride's red sari are not
symbols, but rather mile markers. Like Vikram's poems, they lead
toward understanding"

--Erica Wright, Senior Poetry Editor, Guernica



About the Chapbook

The book delves into the implication and philosophy of colors from
a Hindu woman's point of view, from birth until death. The color she
adorns herself with almost depicts the story of her life. Expressed
through different poetic and verbal forms, each color in the book
has its own tone and is specific to different age groups.



Learn more at www.SwetaVikram.com



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