Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women scheduled to be released on June 18, 2022

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Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women scheduled to be released on June 18, 2022

Dear Readers,

I am delighted to announce that Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women is scheduled to be released on June 18, 2022.

It has been an honor and a pleasure to edit and curate this anthology. Every day I hear women speaking about the adversities they face. Every day I see most of them triumphing. To read the unbelievable poetry of women and men who understand how many obstacles need to be overcome in a society that is still patriarchal brought me to tears. Thank you for submitting your incredible poetry to this anthology. Thank you for opening your hearts.

Below is the description of the anthology as it will appear on Amazon.

Award-winning authors, Pushcart nominees, emerging poets, voices of women and men, come to the fore in this stunning, powerful, and unique anthology. Their poems testify to the challenges that women face in our society, and to their power to overcome them. A memorable collection of over 200 poems by more than 100 authors, this anthology is a must-have for anyone. We all can benefit from the poetry of survival, and of healing. We all can benefit from the experiences so beautifully evoked in this book. We can all come together to emerge triumphant from pain.

This anthology has been a team effort. Many thanks to Ingrid Wilson at Experiments in Fiction for agreeing to publish this book. Ingrid, you work relentlessly and you are a wonderful poet. Many thanks to Nick Reeves for his wonderful art and for his proofreading expertise. My deepest gratitude to everyone who spread the word about this anthology. Thank you to those of you who joined our Twitter Space.

On June 18, the day of the release, we will have a launch party via Zoom. Contributors are invited to read their poems. An email with more info will go out soon.

The event will be live-streamed via social media, so anyone will have a chance to hear poems from the anthology read by the poets themselves. For further updates check my blog, Ingrid’s, and the following social media accounts:

@shortprose1 (Gabriela Marie Milton)
@Experimentsinfc (Ingrid Wilson)

@experimentsinfiction (Ingrid Wilson)

Have a glorious rest of the week.

Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

145 thoughts on “Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women scheduled to be released on June 18, 2022

    1. Thank you so much and Happy birthday to you! Lots of love from our side.

  1. Thank you Gabriela, Ingrid and all involved for your hard work in making this dream collection a reality:) I am counting the days until June 18th is here!!

    1. Hello, my fabulous Karima. Thank you to you too. I am counting the day too. Sending love.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You brightened my morning.

  2. Congratulations Gabriela, to you and Ingrid and everybody else involved and working for the success of this most beautiful effort! It is very exciting to know the date of release and I am looking forward to it. All the best and a glorious morning to you too!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Francisco. We are looking forward to having you with us.
      Make your day magical.

  3. What a blessing. I love the message that will be on Amazon. A big congratulations to everyone that has participated. I can’t wait. I will be ready to be on line at 8:00 am PST. Yeah so happy and excited for everyone!!! Gabriela what an accomplishment for the warriors represented in β€˜Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women.’ 🌹

    1. Thank you so much honey bun. I can’t wait to listen to you reading your work.
      Sending lots of love.

      1. What a joy, and a blessing to see this project come to fruition. This is like a white dove returning home to all the Warriors all over the world who will read this collection. Sending my love, thanks, and gratitude to you beautiful Button.

      2. It is a joy and a blessing. Sending the same to you hon.

  4. What a great news…many congratulations to you, dearest Gabriela & to everyone involved in this incredible project…please do share this amazing news on Instagram…I’m sure a few are eagerly waiting to hear about the release that βœ¨πŸ’ŸπŸ’«πŸ‘

    1. Thank you again my dearest Navin. You are so good and so supportive. I cannot thank you enough.

      My IG is not linked to any FB. I do not have a FB account anymore. IG is blocking me for the moment because I don’t want to give them more info about me πŸ˜‰ I will eventually.

      Enjoy your evening my dearest friend and thank you again.

      1. Ah ok…no worries…I can share this info with Madhavi, who’s also a part of your anthology…I don’t know who else from Instagram world are a part…have a good evening, dearest Gabriela ✨

    1. Looking forward to listen to your readings ❀️❀️❀️

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      1. You’re welcome, we all are as well and eagerly waiting to read all the amazing words penned down by amazing writer. πŸ’ž

  5. It is an honor to be among the others contributors! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Gabriela for believing in my work!

    1. My pleasure hon. You are a sweetheart and your poems are splendid. Much love to you 🌸🌺❀️

  6. Sounds interesting. I might start a series as well: Strong men: how to deal with daily stigmas 😁

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Cheryl. It would be such an honor.

    1. Thank you so much. I highly appreciate the support. Sending lots of blessings πŸ€—

    1. Thank you Cassa. Aren’t we all awesome?
      Sending lots of love to you.

    1. Thank you so much hon. I am sure you will be pleased. Are you going to join the launching party?

  7. Kudos to you Gabriela for spearheading this anthology honoring both Strong Woman and men in our world and this book. I am so honored to be a part of this wonderful collection of writers, including our tireless publisher Ingrid and our gifted artist Nick on the amazing cover. Your dedication, immense hours spent, time, passion and support means the world to all of us and is a testament to our time and will mark history.
    Thank you truly! πŸ’–πŸ™

    1. Good morning, my dearest Cindy, and thank you so much for your wonderful comment. We are honored to have you with us. Thank you for your support all along hon. You are an angel. I can’t wait to see you at the party!

      Lots of love.

      1. Good Morning Gabriela!
        You are most welcome and it is so deserved! Oh I’m thrilled to know that, thank you!! You’re so welcome. I’ll share it one more time on Monday or Wed.
        I can wait! I’m working on a song. Lol! No, don’t worry I’m not but it would be quite fun actually! We could recruit Tim…. Ok I best not run off crazy here.. too many irons in the fire πŸ”₯! Cannot wait to celebrate! Wish we could have our books with us that day!
        Xoxoxox love ❀️ and hugs,

      2. Good luck with the song. I can’t wait to hear it. Thank you for all shares. Enjoy your day. Love you 🌹🌺🌸❀️🌸🌺❀️

      3. Hahaha … you know how I work for carrots πŸ₯•β€™s πŸ˜‚
        Thanks darling and you too!
        Love ❀️ you too!πŸ’•

  8. A gorgeous post, and lovely description, Gabriela. I’m honored beyond words to be in this beautiful collection, among so many talented, gifted, and beautiful human beings. xoxo

    1. Good morning Jeff. We are honored to have you with us. I hope you can attend the launch party.

      Sending love

      1. Good evening, Gabriela. My apologies for the delayed reply. I hope to attend too, it’s exciting. I will email you later in the week to confirm. Sending love. Jeff

  9. Exciting times, Gabriela: it has been my honour and privilege to work with you on this project! πŸ€©β€οΈπŸ™

    1. It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with you too Ingrid. I look forward to more collaborations.

      Lots of love. See you at the party!


  10. Congratulations, the day’s been named, 18th of June ‘Wounds I Healed released become real – a Zoom launch too, I’ll have to get the grandkids to show me how too! All the best to you Gabriela, and to Ingrid and Nick, and the 100 authors – I sense I can feel a collective excitement!

    1. Thank you so much Eric! I am sure you can figure out how to use Zoom. I look forward to seeing you at the party.

      It’s exciting indeed!

  11. Congratulations to all involved in this amazing endeavor. What a thrill it has been for me to participate. I’m looking forward to June 18 with great anticipation. Love to you, Gabriela, and all the strong women of the world! ❀️ 🌍 🌟

    1. Hello, my dearest Nancy. It has been an honored to have you with us. See you at the party!
      Sending love

  12. The description is wonderful, Gabriella! I am so proud to be part of this! I ll try to be at the party, even though I m not tech savvy and never used Zoom before.

    1. Thank you so much my fabulous Basilike. I am thrilled to have you with us and happy you like the description . … can’t wait to see you at the party. You will be fine 🌹❀️🌸🌺

  13. Thank you for sharing the Amazon description in advance. That will help with marketing. I am so excited to be a part of this! Thank you, everyone, for all of your hard work and dedication!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Jay. Enjoy the weekend πŸ™πŸŒΈπŸ€—

  14. Huge congrats to you, Gabriela, for your success with this immense undertaking. And congratulations to all the poets who were selected for the collection. Less than a week away now. I look forward to reading. <3 <3

    1. My Dearest Diana,

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the congrats and the kind words. Less then a week indeed.
      Your support means a lot.

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