Silk & Cigars
Silk & Cigars is Sanghvi’s third poetry collection and fourth published book.
Published: October 4th, 2019.
More than just a queer poetry collection, Silk & Cigars is also the author’s personal love letter to femmes, femininity, and feminism. It’s a demonstration for change in a patriarchal world which continues to run on misogyny much to the detriment of all feminine people, and all things feminine. Silk is powerful, pinks and purples are profound, and femininity in any fashion or form is one of the strongest and most beautiful things this universe has to offer. Now, it’s up to us to ensure it prevails in the face of oppression.
“An interesting collection of poems focused on processing the author’s past loves and her struggle to be a ‘ferocious femme’…
I spent my 20s wearing lipstick because I thought it helped to camouflage the lesbian; this collection helped me see things from the other side of the looking glass. Instead of camo, the author chooses to see makeup as warpaint.”
— Angelic Rogers, Reedsy Discovery
“I really enjoyed this collection of poetry, but I expected no less from the author. This is the second collection I’ve read… She strings together so many beautiful words in the most gorgeous of ways. I really appreciate the vulnerability and heart she puts into her work.
Her poetry made me feel powerful, romantic, sad, and hopeful. I felt proud and comfortable as a woman. Excited to read more in the future!”
— Kelli Green, Goodreads