Gabriela Marie Milton – Editor’s Note on Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women
When I posted the call for submissions to Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, I wanted to compile an anthology that would underscore how powerful women are, and how much they can accomplish regardless of the adversities most of them go through. I had no idea that – while reading the poems I included in this book – a larger story will emerge. I can only judge this story with my own sensibility.
First, there is my complicity with the poems from the book. I am a woman, and I can relate to the consequences that our patriarchal society has on my fellow women. The stories the poems here tell are my stories even if I did not live them all. Either Jung’s “objective psyche” exists, or I underwent a process of osmosis while reading the stunning work I selected. All abuses described here, as well as all victories, became mine.
Second, I can assure you dear readers that you will not regret a moment immersing yourselves in this book. It is not important whether a poem is born like a child, or constructed like a temple. The type of poetry is always secondary to its substance. It’s a matter of preference. The poems in this book are poems of substance regardless of their form. They grab you by the throat. They scream listen to me. They bring you to your knees. They inscribe on each page – with a multiplicity of voices coming from all sexes – the astonishing power women have. They are exceptional poems.
Third, is this a feminist book? One could see it as such regardless of what definition of feminism one employs. However, our minds and souls can transcend definitions. We can go beyond reflections. The poems in this book are not reflections or merely copies of life. They do not belong to certain metaphysics of feminism and/or patriarchy. The poems in this book are life itself.
Welcome to women’s lives my dear readers.
You will enjoy this ride.
I promise you.
Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, edited by Gabriela Marie Milton and published by Ingrid Wilson/Experiments in Fiction will be released in the first part of June. Artwork by Nick Reeves.
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124 thoughts on “Gabriela Marie Milton – Editor’s Note on Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women”
Congratulations dearest Gabriela!!! 🥰🌹❤️😍😘😘🌹❤️xoxo❤️🌸❤️🌸❤️🌸❤️🌸❤️
Thank you so much Ely. You are a gem. Your support means a lot.
🥰🥰🥰😘❤️🌹❤️You are most welcome dearest Gabriela!!! 😍😍😍🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️🌹❤️
… The type of poetry is always secondary to its substance. How true! This sounds like it will be a great collection 👍🏻
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment and for your support Jay. I hope it’s going to be a great collection. Have a beautiful Friday.
Congratulations on birthing or publishing this book.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. That’s so kind of you.
So exciting, Gabriela! So happy to see this! 🤩❤️🙏
Thank you Ingrid. I am excited about the book. Working with you is a real pleasure.
I cannot wait to read them all❤️. How extraordinary sensible and strong you are, we are, it’s powerful and it is ….beautiful.
What a great comment Andrada. Thank you for your beautiful poetry. It’s a pleasure to have you with us.
Congratulations! The wonderful efforts are showing already. Good luck! 🙂
Thank you my dearest Terveen. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
You have a lovely weekend too, Gabriela. 🙂
Thank you hon 🙏🌹
I am so excited to read this amazing body of work.💕💕💕
Thank you so much for everything hon. You will have a blast.
My pleasure. Absolutely .💕
Yes, l believe in the promise. Thank you for this great post.
Thank you so much my dearest Eunice. It means a lot to me.
I am sure it’s outstanding. I can’t wait to read it!
Thank you o much Basilike. Sending tons of love. Have a glorious weekend.
You too, love. Hugs!
Looks wonderful! Got to check it out 😊
Thank you so much Simone. It will be out in the begging of June.
Looking forward 😍
Thank you again.
This sounds like a great collection of poetry & ensemble of poets…many congratulations to you, dear Gabriela ✨💟💫👏🤗
Tank you so much Navin. Thank you for your patience, support, and talent.Thank you for being you my dearest friend.
Sending huge hugs.
You’re very welcome, dearest Gabriela…the feeling is mutual, my dearest friend…thank you for being you…for your amazing support…you’re so very talented…much love & hugs ✨💟💫🤗
Congratulations! I wrote a fictional account of a young woman who wanted to be a “feminist” when she grew up. What I learned on that journey impacted every facet of my life. From finding success on the stories that were horror stories to an appreciation for female persistence. Like how the first female law professor had to wear men’s clothes and lecture from behind a screen. 800 years ago. When women were forbidden to speak in public forums yet she was asked to speak at the Cardinal’s funeral. Sadly, not much has changed. Spousal rape wasn’t considered a crime until the 70s in the US. 1992 in England. How screwy is that?
I’m intrigued to say the least, Gabriela to see how your mind sees each poem, how you see each as part of a story you’d the foresight to let grow, it’s a remarkable gift you have, to take something of each of us, and let it become a part of all that makes us whole. My best to you and Ingrid, for what you’ve done, and for what lays ahead of you to get this work out there to be read and long thought on.
Eric, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words. They mean the world to me. You have a remarkable gift: that of making me happy. Every time you comment my heart smiles.
“what lays ahead of you to get this work out there to be read and long thought on.” That’s not going to be easy Eric, but we will do our best.
Can I make every poet included here a #1bestselling poet? Tell me I can.
Thank you Gabriela – the evidence of all comments suggests you can, for every poet, collectively with you.
The evidence? .. Oh, the scientist in you 🙂
A state of mind for me! 😇
Congratulations! It is a most needed collection and will be a most appreciated book, for sure. Fantastic work Gabriela. Greetings from Miami and all the best to you,
Thank you very much Francisco. I truly appreciate your kind words. I hope that most readers will find the book fantastic.
Likewise, greetings from Miami.
You’re very welcome Gabriela, I’ve no doubts that they will. Un abrazo valenciano,
I can’t wait to read this book of stories. 💚
Thank you Cassa. They are fabulous indeed 🙂
this is awesome congrats and many more blessings!
Thank you so much. I highly appreciate your comment. Same to you.
I am so proud to be part of this empowering book! Your notes are gorgeous and moving. <3
Thank you so much Jaya. I am thrilled to have you with us.
I’m honored to be part of this. Thank you.
We are glad to have you with us.
Congratulations 🎉 so proud of you and your efforts to share your thoughts and book with us! ✨💝
Thank you so much for your kindness and your support.
You are so welcome 🙏🏽💕
I guess we’re all feminists, one way or the other.
Thank you Bo. It’s great. Have a great weekend hon.
I did. Thanks. 🙂
Glad to hear hon. Enjoy your week.
What a beautiful description of this forthcoming book filled with stories about the situations that women have survived and thrived. Beautiful explanation and I am so grateful to be a part of such an exciting and important project. I can’t wait to read every piece. Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊 🤗
Thank you so much for your kind words hon. We are absolutely thrilled you are with us. Lots of love to you ❤️
You are welcome. I am so grateful to be part of this book. I don’t have the words to express my
gratefulness and gratitude for having my work included in such an important book. Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, I fully expect to be a another best seller. Congratulations again!!! Love honeybun ❤️🤗🦋🎈🌹
Thank you Button, I am very thrilled and honored to be included. Blessings and pray you have a restful day. Love and hugs, Joni
I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s poems! Thank you, Gabriela!
I am glad to hear hon. My pleasure.
Congratulations on championing women and their stories! What a beautiful and necessary thing to do. Blessings to you.
Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean a lot. Sending lots of blessings your way.
Congratulations Gabriela! ❤️❤️
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Good morning, Gabriela. Like all of us involved in some way with Wounds I Healed, I can’t wait for its release! Greatly looking forward to this timely book. Thank you for the opportunity to participate and share a few words. ✌🏼 💕
Nancy, we love this project and we are so excited to have you with us. Sending lots of love your way.
I’m feeling the vibes! Back at ya, luv! xoxo
It’s a thrill for me as well. Can’t wait to see the finished product of all this combined love. Big hugs to you xoxo
Thank you so much Nanci. Big hugs to you too.
Congratulations on birthing this labor of love Gabriela summed up so perfectly:
” It is not important whether a poem is born like a child, or constructed like a temple. The type of poetry is always secondary to its substance. It’s a matter of preference. The poems in this book are poems of substance regardless of their form. They grab you by the throat. They scream listen to me. They bring you to your knees. They inscribe on each page – with a multiplicity of voices coming from all sexes – the astonishing power women have. They are exceptional poems.”
“The poems in this book are life itself.”
I am honored to be included with such compelling stories and poets and can’t wait to read this collective journey of hearts shared!
Good morning my lovely Cindy and thank you so much for your beautiful words. We are thrilled to have you with us and really hope you would like the stories you read.
Sending lots of hugs your way.
Have a great week!
Good Morning Dearest G! It is my pleasure and honor, thank YOU!.
I’m certain they will all have deep impact on my soul as the writers I know are all superb and the ones I’ll meet will be welcomed into my heart.
Thanks for the love and hugs and they are heading right back to you from me as well!
Hon, thank you again. I am still under the influence of the collab between you and Tim. What a fantastic job!!!!! WOW!
Lots of love and hugs!!!
but of course!
Oh you are too cute ….and thank you so much!
I;m so glad you liked it so much!!! Thanks so much! It got me through the week with a bit of a sense of humor! 💖
I’m excited to have two poems in the anthology along side such powerful voices, Gabriela. I look forward to the launch of the anthology. ❤️🌹💐
Thank you very much.
Congratulations I recently published a poetry book called “Still Standing The Alexander Project
Thank you and congratulations too.
I am so thrilled to be part of this project. Thank you Gabriela ☺️❤️ It is such a wonderful project and I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Thank you so much my lovely Christine. We are thrilled you are with us 🌺🌹🌸
You’re so sweet 🥰
Beautifully constructed and expressed discourse, my dearest Gabriela. I cannot wait to read the powerful works contained in this collection. 🌹🌺✨🌸
Thank you so much Jeff 🙏🌹🌺🌸
Great idea. I love this. Too bad I missed the submission date! I’d love to contribute ! Can’t wait to read it😄
Congratulations on publication, Gabriela and Ingrid! ❤️
Thank you dear. The anthology will be publish in the first part of June.
You’re welcome, dear! Happy to hear it, Gabriela.💕 xoxo 💕
Congratulations Gabriela, I trust your success. Love
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Maria 🙏🌹
This seems amazing, congratulations 👏 🙌 for your power of Empowerment Wish you all many more …❣
Thank you so much my dearest Suma.
Sending lots of love and good wishes.