I received copies of my book, Sexual Harassment: A Reference Handbook yesterday. As you can imagine, I was overwhelmed with current news while writing this, but it is a reference book. (That means I do not give my opinion of certain people, but
I can include their words and behavior.) The book includes a brief history of sexual harassment and analysis, as well as a glossary, timeline, and resources. There is also one chapter of wonderful essays by women who have experienced sexual harassment. A couple of names you may have seen here on WordPress. If you read this book and feel inclined to give it a positive review, I would appreciate it. Of course, that holds true for any of my books! I know that the reference books are expensive, but when this current situation is over, please do consider recommending this book to your local public or school library. It would also be suitable for various resource centers.
The cats had to check out my new book, though of course, the box was much more interesting to them.
Some people have already seen this news on Instagram or Twitter, but some people only follow me here, so I apologize for the cross-posting.
Friends’ Alms-House. on Walnut St. Philada. — Erected in 1745. Taken down in 1841. [graphic]. Library Company of Philadelphia
Thank you to Annabel Mahoney and team for selecting my poem “The Almshouse” for the current issue of the Wellington Street Review. I am so pleased to be included in this issue.You can read the poem here.
I’m so pleased that my poem “First Love” is in the latest issue (No. 3) of Nightingale and Sparrow, “Heat.” The issue is available online and in print. Please take time to read the other work. Thank you to editor-in-chief, Juliette Sebock for selecting my poem for this issue.
The morning moon hummed fiercely today in the heat. I will be staying inside and taking work breaks to read Issue 2 of Black Bough Poetry, “Lux Aeterna” –Eternal Light. It is filled with tributes to Apollo 11–breathtaking poems and wonderful artwork. Please do take a look.
I am thrilled to have two poems in this issue, “Moon Landing” and “Dark Matter.” Thank you to editor Matthew M C Smith (no relation, though my husband has some Welsh ancestry. . .) for selecting my poems and for editorial suggestions on “Dark Matter.”
These are the grown puppies mentioned in “Moon Landing”–a bit blurred, like a memory.
I have another poem, “Europa,” up in Amethyst Review. My thanks to editor Sarah Law for publishing another one of mine.
I’m so thrilled to have two poems up in the first issue of Wellington Street Review. It is “a new quarterly journal specialising in creative responses to the past. ” This entire issue looks fabulous. I appreciate the editorial kindness and dedication of those involved with this publication–so wonderful to work with them–and I thank them for publishing my poems The Pogrom and In Memoriam: Their Names .
I just discovered the November issue of Mojave Heart is out, and it includes two of my poems: Observe, and Again and Only a Fossil Where Once There was Life. My thanks to editor Jeff Reno for giving these two poems a home.
I’ve had two books on rape/rape culture published recently–because for some reason, I thought working on two books at the same time would not be a problem. I could not have done it though if my co-editor on the Rape Cultures book, Tuba Inal, had not done so much of the work. I forgot to announce this second one on my blog, so here are both of them. They are both two-volume reference books, and in addition to editing them, I also wrote chapters in each one.
This one just came out. Amazon says August 31.
Rape Cultures and Survivors, edited by
Tuba Inal and Merril D. Smith
This one came out in May.
Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence,
edited by Merril D. Smith
Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence, edited by Merril D. Smith
It’s here! I SO wish a book like this was not necessary, but unfortunately, it is. I am proud of the effort that my contributors and I have put into it. And seeing one’s book in print never gets old. The Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence contains twenty long-form entries covering various aspects of rape and sexual violence, both within the U.S. and also the rest of the world. I wrote some of the entries, as well as editing all of them. The book also includes a primary documents section and a list of resources for both the U.S. and many other nations. Your library should probably have a copy.
Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence
I am editing two reference books on rape and sexual violence. Please read the information below and share with others. Writers do not have to have an academic affiliation, but do need expertise in the subject area. Thank you!
Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence
To be published by ABC-CLIO, this 2-volume encyclopedia will feature long-form articles of approximately 11,000 words or 40-45 double-spaced manuscript pages. The encyclopedia will focus on rape in various contexts throughout the world, covering such topics as marriage or intimate partner rape, drug-facilitated rape, and rape in war. I am seeking scholars who have expertise in and understanding of contemporary issues surrounding rape and sexual violence–and who can write clearly and objectively on the subject. For more information or to see the list of still available topics, please send a brief CV/bio to Merril D. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Put Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence in the subject heading. I would like to have all topics covered as quickly as possible. Entries will be due Spring/Summer 2016, or by August 31.
Call for Contributors: Rape Cultures and Survivors: An International Perspective
Praeger Press will publish this 2-volume book on rape cultures and survivors. Focusing on situations in war and peacetime from the late 20th century to the present, the book will examine rape and rape culture, and how survivors have coped in various social and cultural contexts. The work aims to study the characteristics and peculiarities of “rape cultures” that are intertwined with ethnic cultures/hatreds and other forms of conflictual social, political, and economic relations. Each chapter will be approximately 25-30 double-spaced manuscript-pages. The articles are meant to have a definite thesis and to argue a particular point of view. The book is aimed at both professionals and students, as well as the general public. If interested, please submit a brief (1-page) abstract and CV to the addresses below as soon as possible. Completed articles will be due before or by September 1, 2016.
For more information or to submit a proposal please email:
Tuba Inal: email@example.com or Merril Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org