Poetry published in the Dissident Voice-“True lies”

It's an absolute honor to be featured in the Dissident Voice. So thankful to the senior editor Angie Tibbs for accepting my poems and featuring them. Dissident Voice is an internet newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves. The goal of Dissident Voice is … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dissident Voice-“True lies”

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Poetry published in the Local Train Magazine Issue 6

A beautiful online literary journal from Bangladesh gives a very rustic look to featured poems. So thankful to the EIC Shahadat Hossian for giving my poem home. You can read my poem "Juxtapostionion" here. The Local Train is an online magazine. which is independent, not for profit publication founded in April 2019 by Shahadat Hossain. … Continue reading Poetry published in the Local Train Magazine Issue 6

Poetry published in the Mark Literary Review -Edition 10 September,2019

So happy to see my two poems found a home in the Mark Literay Review. So thankful to the EIC Jessica for accepting my poems and suggesting necessary changes. Writing poetry is always a learning and a continuously evolving process especially for poets from a non- literary background. You can read my two poems "Sign" … Continue reading Poetry published in the Mark Literary Review -Edition 10 September,2019

Poetry reading at Jersey City Writers “Of Mysts and Monsters” at West Gallery, NJ as part of Arts House Festival

So thrilled to be sharing the details of the yesterday poetry reading at the West Gallery, NJ. “Of Myths and Monsters" is just another one of the exciting happenings that took place during this JC Fridays as Jersey City Writers had an evening of readings featuring selected horror short stories and poems submitted by the … Continue reading Poetry reading at Jersey City Writers “Of Mysts and Monsters” at West Gallery, NJ as part of Arts House Festival

Poems featured on the Whisper and the Roar as a response for the Feminist book Title Challenge

I'm so excited to see that three of my poems have been selected as a response to the Feminist Book Title Challenge hosted by the Christine Ray of the Brave and Reckless Blog. You can read my poems here "How to be a woman?" "When Men explain me things" and "My body is not an … Continue reading Poems featured on the Whisper and the Roar as a response for the Feminist book Title Challenge

Contribution in the Quatrain Project – Gyroscope Review Spring Issue

On February 2, 2019, the staff of Gyroscope Review invited public participation in a giant collaborative poetry effort in honor of their fourth anniversary as a publication. So, they got together to create a quatrain to kick off this collaborative poem. I'm so thrilled to be part of this beautiful quatrain project. Your obituary in … Continue reading Contribution in the Quatrain Project – Gyroscope Review Spring Issue

Poetry published in the Knights Library Magazine Fall edition

So thrilled to be featured in the Fall Edition of the Knights Library Magazine which is resuming its publication after our years of hiatus.I'm so thankful to the EIC Jason Crawford and Jeffery for believing in my work and giving me a space in their magazine. This magazine serves as a safe space for marginalized … Continue reading Poetry published in the Knights Library Magazine Fall edition

Poetry recommendations published in The Poetry Question -TPQ5

So excited to be featured in The Poetry Question as I respond to my top 5 recommendation in the poetry. I'm really blessed to have shared the space with the best of the writing world. Do visit the website to read the recommendation from the best in poetry Do read my recommendations here and leave … Continue reading Poetry recommendations published in The Poetry Question -TPQ5

Fevers of the Mind Press Presents: The Poetry Only: June & August 2019 editions of Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest

David O Lan has curated the best of the poetry featured in the July and August editions of the Fevers of Mind Poetry Digest. The new version is available at a very reduced price as compared the full-on digest versions ( Fevers of Mind and Poetry Digest Volume 1 and Volume 2). I'm so thrilled … Continue reading Fevers of the Mind Press Presents: The Poetry Only: June & August 2019 editions of Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest

Poetry published in Better than Starbucks-“Silhouette of silence”

I'm so thrilled and excited to share this wonderful news of my poem "Silhouette of silence" being published int eh Sep[tember Issue of Better than Starbucks. An esteemed poetry journal I'm so proud to be part of. I'm so thankful to Vera Ignatowitsch for accepting and supporting my work and so happy to be featured … Continue reading Poetry published in Better than Starbucks-“Silhouette of silence”

Poetry published in the America Emerging Poets Series New Jersey Edition by Z Publishing

I'm thrilled to see my poetry published in the America Best Emerging Poets Series -New Jersey by Z Publishing. The book not only features my poem but also opens with a quote from my poem. Thoughts, Reflections, and Streams of Consciousness What do you do with the wound that is healed? Do you count along … Continue reading Poetry published in the America Emerging Poets Series New Jersey Edition by Z Publishing

Poetry published in Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 10-“Pigs Fly”

So happy to have my poem featured in yet another monthly publication of this London/Berlin Based online anthology Visual Verse. This month visual prompt was a unique one and gave a lot of fodder for my creativity. Do check out my poem "Pgs fly" here. Please share your thoughts about this in the comment section … Continue reading Poetry published in Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 10-“Pigs Fly”

Poetry published in the Dual Coast Magazine Issue no 7

So happy to be part of this gorgeous magazine with a retro look.So thankful to the EIC Glenn Lyvers for accepting and supporting my work. The magazine is brimming with poetry, fiction, arts and photography from a multitude of talented writers. Dual Cost Magazine is a showcase for excellent fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and so much more. … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dual Coast Magazine Issue no 7

Poetry published in the “Heat”: Nightingale and Sparrow Press Issue III out on Amazon today

The sizzling heat in the summer has turned up a notch with the release of  Issue III of the " Heat" Magazine released by the Nightingale and Sparrow Press. I'm so excited to have work here in this alongside some of the best of the writing community. So thankful to the EIC Juliette Sebock for giving … Continue reading Poetry published in the “Heat”: Nightingale and Sparrow Press Issue III out on Amazon today

Poetry published in Fevers of Mind Poetry Digest- Available on Amazon/Kindle

So thrilled to be part of the  Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest 2 curated by David O Lan. I'm so excited to be a great company of writers. Some themes for Issue 2 include: In Memorium of a lost loved one or friend. Anxiety as always. Mental Health as always. Poetry inspired by songs of … Continue reading Poetry published in Fevers of Mind Poetry Digest- Available on Amazon/Kindle

Two poems published in the Ofrendas Press-“Caged Truth” and “Hashtag Games” with their Spanish translation

Thrilled to see my two poems along with their Spanish translation to be featured in the inaugural issue of the Ofrendas Press.So thankful to the EIC Krizia Isamar Bruno for accepting my poems and giving them home. This is the first time my poems have been translated into any other language. Ofrendas is the Spanish … Continue reading Two poems published in the Ofrendas Press-“Caged Truth” and “Hashtag Games” with their Spanish translation

The day begins again- Published in Elephants never

First Published in The Elephant's Never Silence rests on the edge of my hand a slight movement and it breaks the facade of stillness; of eternity, of longevity and more.   my body lies supine within this tall grass scorched by the sun whitened by the heat   emptiness seeps slowly making a long trail … Continue reading The day begins again- Published in Elephants never

Book review featured on the UK based Fly on the Wall Press

So thrilled to see my book review of Elisabeth Horan "Bad Mommy Stay Mommy"  published by the Fly on the Wall Poetry Press. So thankful to the EIC Kenyon Isabelle for giving me the opportunity. Elisabeth Horan is an Editor at Animal Heart Press and has several chaps and collections coming out this year. She … Continue reading Book review featured on the UK based Fly on the Wall Press

Poetry published on the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

I'm beyond thrilled to be featured on his amazing literary collective Sudden Denouement edited and curated by Jasper Kerkau. It's an absolute honor to be part of this alongside such talented writers on the writing community. The Sudden Denouement Collective is a forum for divergent aesthetic and literature. Their writers and artists come from around the world … Continue reading Poetry published on the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

Three poems published in the online anthology by Our Poetry Archive(OPA) –“Spirit of nature”

So thrilled to be part of this online anthology curated by NilvroNill Shoovro of  Our Poetry Archive featuring the works of the 159 poets around the world. An anthology which accentuates the spiritual relationship between nature and the human mind. Our main objective of this Anthology was to bring out one representative collection of the creative brilliance … Continue reading Three poems published in the online anthology by Our Poetry Archive(OPA) –“Spirit of nature”

Poetry published in the Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 09

Always an exciting moment to see my words grace this beautiful London/Berlin-based poetry journal Visual Verse challenging its writers with a stunning visual prompt every month.So thankful to the editors for supporting and accepting my work. Please read my poem "Automaton" Happy blogging! Megha Sood mage by Franck V.  

Poetry published on Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen – “Survival”

So thrilled to see my poem published in the Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen. So thankful to the editors and founders Christine, Kindra and Nicole Lyons for accepting and supporting my work. Kindra M. Austin, Nicole Lyons, and Christine E. Ray are known in the indie writing world for their love of cutting edge literature, telling hard truths, and … Continue reading Poetry published on Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen – “Survival”

Three poems published in the Madness Muse Press- “Saintly”, “An exercise in futility ” and ” A living nightmare”

This fills me with happiness to see that three of my poems have been featured on the Madness Muse Press Blog soon to be part of the print anthology. I”m really thankful to the associate editor Chani Zwibel to have given me the opportunity. Madness Muse was founded in 2016 as a means to publish writing with sociopolitical … Continue reading Three poems published in the Madness Muse Press- “Saintly”, “An exercise in futility ” and ” A living nightmare”

Poetry published in “An elephant never”-“When the moon spills the secret”

So thrilled to receive the acceptance of two of my poems for the poetry journal " An Elephant Never". So thankful tot he EIC Andre Lepine for supporting my work. An elephant never is a journal inspired by our favorite pachyderm and each week, they offer truncated tales (flash fiction), rumbling rhymes (poetry), elephant art, … Continue reading Poetry published in “An elephant never”-“When the moon spills the secret”

Poetry published in the Writer’s Cafe Magazine Issue 16 Theme “Maps and Landscapes”- “Map”

So happy to know that my two poems have been accepted in the UK based Writer’s Cafe Magazine for the July issue based on the theme “Maps and Landscapes”. Really thankful to the generous editor Marie Lightman for continuously supporting my work and for challenging the writer with a monthly theme. You can read my poem here. Happy … Continue reading Poetry published in the Writer’s Cafe Magazine Issue 16 Theme “Maps and Landscapes”- “Map”

Poetry published in Olive Skins-“Lost Home”

So thrilled to be featured in the inaugural issue of the poetry journal Olive Skins. So thankful to the EIC Devika Mathur for featuring and supporting my work. Olive Skins is a literary platform for surreal and abstract poets and artists. You may find beautiful and brave writings there which shall stir your heart, will … Continue reading Poetry published in Olive Skins-“Lost Home”

Book Review – “Bad Mommy Stay Mommy” by Elisabeth Horan

I'm so thrilled to share the first-ever book review I have written for a dear friend of my mine Elisabeth Horan. The book has been published by UK based Fly on the Wall Poetry Press on May 10,2019. Elisabeth Horan is an Editor at Animal Heart Press and has several chaps and collections coming out this … Continue reading Book Review – “Bad Mommy Stay Mommy” by Elisabeth Horan

Poetry published on the Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 8- “Sustenance”

So delighted to see my poem making the cut for this month anthology at Visual Verse. A London/Berlin-based poetry journal has been challenging the writers with their visually appealing prompts for years. So thankful to the editor Lucie for helping me get through a technical glitch during this month's submission. Please read my poem here … Continue reading Poetry published on the Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 8- “Sustenance”

Poetry published in the Dual Coast Magazine Issue #7 ( Prolific Press)

So happy to be part of this gorgeous magazine with a retro look.So thankful to the EIC Glenn Lyvers for accepting and supporting my work. The magazine is brimming with poetry, fiction, arts and photography from a multitude of talented writers. Dual Cost Magazine is a showcase for excellent fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and so much … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dual Coast Magazine Issue #7 ( Prolific Press)

Poetry published in the Vita Brevis -“Mother is humming. Can you hear?”

So grateful to the EIC of Vita Brevis Literature Brian Geiger to published yet another poem of mine and complementing it with a beautiful piece of art. Please visit the revamped website of Vita Brevis to check out new changes Brian has brought to the website. You can read my poem here. Happy Blogging! Megha … Continue reading Poetry published in the Vita Brevis -“Mother is humming. Can you hear?”

Poetry published in the Adelaide Magazine no 24, May Issue

I'm so thrilled to see my three poems published in the Adelaide Magazine Issue no 24.I'm really thankful the EIC Stevan V. Nikolic for giving my poems a home. The Adelaide Literary Magazine is an independent international monthly publication, based in New York (US), and Lisbon (Portugal). Founded by Stevan V. Nikolic and Adelaide Franco Nikolic in 2015, the … Continue reading Poetry published in the Adelaide Magazine no 24, May Issue

Poetry award function for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- State Level 3rd Position

I'm so elated to share the details of the Annual Meeting and Awards luncheon Program which happened on 17 June at the Pines Manor, New Jersey. The day was to celebrate the efforts of the affiliates and the program coordinators all through New Jersey. They also celebrated the top 3 winners of the state level … Continue reading Poetry award function for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- State Level 3rd Position

Two poems published in the Ariel chart-“Original Sin” and “Coexistence”

Really excited to be published in the Ariel Chart, a signatory of Pw.org. Really thankful to the editor Mark Anthony Rossy to have given me the chance to be featured. Please read my poems  “Original Sin“ and  “Coexistence” and share your precious comments. A much-awaited publication. Happy blogging! Megha Sood

Poetry published in “An elephant never”-“The day begins again”

So thrilled to receive the acceptance of two of my poems for the poetry journal " An Elephant Never". So thankful tot he EIC Andre Lepine for supporting my work. An elephant never is a journal inspired by our favorite pachyderm and each week, they offer truncated tales (flash fiction), rumbling rhymes (poetry), elephant art, … Continue reading Poetry published in “An elephant never”-“The day begins again”

Poetry performed in the Wild sound Festival, Los Angeles-“Surreal”

This feels so exciting as one of my poems have been performed by an artist and made into a small video. It's an amazing feeling to see your poem transcend into a new dimension when its coupled with powerful images and sound. Wild Sound Festival is a weekly Film Festival in Toronto & Los Angeles where … Continue reading Poetry performed in the Wild sound Festival, Los Angeles-“Surreal”

Poetry reading for the Jersey City Writers “Overcoming Limitation” series at the West Gallery, NJ

  I'm really happy to share the details of my recent poetry reading at an event organized by the Jersey City Writers and Art House Access festival. The "Overcoming Limitation" event was for a night of selected readings that recognize the experiences and voices of people living with disabilities. My two poems got selected by … Continue reading Poetry reading for the Jersey City Writers “Overcoming Limitation” series at the West Gallery, NJ

Poetry published in the “Fevers of Mind and Poetry Digest Issue 1” by David L O’Nan

I'm thrilled to have three of my poems featured in the Fevers of Mind and Poetry Digest curated by David L O' Nan.   The digest is Poetry, Short Stories, Interviews, Art, Photography with interweaving moods of humor, anxiety, happiness, love, sadness, mental health awareness, hope, faith. Many creative poets, artists, photographers, lyricists in each issue. … Continue reading Poetry published in the “Fevers of Mind and Poetry Digest Issue 1” by David L O’Nan

State level Winner Third Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2019

I'm so thrilled and excited to share this news that my poem " A Journey towards freedom" has been selected for the third position as the winner in the state-level poetry contest conducted by the National Alliance of New Jersey ( NAMI ) for its DARA Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest.  NAMI New Jersey (NAMI … Continue reading State level Winner Third Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2019

Poetry published in the Vox Poetica – “Windows”

I'm beyond excited to be accepted by the New Jersey-based Poetry Journal Vox Poetica for giving a home to my four poems in their beautiful journal. So thankful to the editors Annmarie Lockhart and Nathan Gunter for accepting and supporting my work. Vox poetica was founded in May 2009. In service to its mission, bringing … Continue reading Poetry published in the Vox Poetica – “Windows”

Poetry featured in the anthology “War Crimes against the Uterus” by Wide-Eyes Publishing, NY

I'm so proud to have my work featured in the anthology "War Crimes Against the uterus" curated by the Jean Marie Bub of the Wide Eyes Publishing. The work in this anthology is truly preservation of history—these poems, reactions, and confessions encapsulate the reaction from the complete disregard for reproductive rights and bodily autonomy in … Continue reading Poetry featured in the anthology “War Crimes against the Uterus” by Wide-Eyes Publishing, NY

RECLAIM – An anthology of Women’s poetry-Soon to be participating in 2019 Poets House Showcase in Manhatten, NY

So proud to receive my contributor copy of the RECLAIM Anthology. Featuring the works of the 47 women writers around the world. I'm also proud to announce that the will soon be showcased in 2019 Poets House Showcase this summer! Catch RECLAIM: An Anthology of Women's Poetry in this grand exhibition of newly published poetry. … Continue reading RECLAIM – An anthology of Women’s poetry-Soon to be participating in 2019 Poets House Showcase in Manhatten, NY

Poetry Published in the Statorec – “Like we all do”

I'm beyond thrilled to be published in this esteemed NY based Poetry magazine established in 1914. So thankful to the EIC Jennifer Garner for giving it a home. DEEMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES “THE IMPETUOUS RADICALISM OF LITERARY UPSTARTS” AND MORE RECENTLY, BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, “THE SNOB’S SOLUTION TO THE INTERNET’S DEMOCRATIZING INFLUENCE ON THE ARTS,” STAT®REC … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Statorec – “Like we all do”

Poetry published in the Dissident Voice – “We don’t fear death”

I'm really excited to see my poem featured in the Dissident Voice. I'm really thankful to the Senior Poetry editor Angie Tibbs for accepting my poem. Dissident Voice is an internet newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves. The goal of Dissident Voice is to provide hard-hitting, … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dissident Voice – “We don’t fear death”

Published- Megha Sood!

My list of publications for the month of June/July/ August featured on the GoDogGo cafe

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Megha recently shared with me her published works for June, July, and August. As you can see, she has been quite busy! Please take a moment to check out her published works, and also congratulate her on her accomplishments. And remember, these are great sources for YOU to be published should you wish to pursue it. YOU ROCK MEGHA!

June/July:

1. Book Review Published on Fly on the Wall Press
https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/book-review-bad-mommy-stay-mommy-by-elisabeth-horan/

2. Visual Versehttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/poetry-published-on-the-visual-verse-vol-06-chapter-8-sustenance/

3. Spillwordshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/poetry-published-in-spillwords-an-exercise-in-futility/

4. Heretics, Lovers, and Madmenhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/the-color-of-our-rights-a-reproductive-rights-collaboration/

5. Elephants Neverhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/the-day-begins-again-published-in-elephants-never/

6. Free Verse Revolutionhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/26/fatal-attraction-megha-sood/

7. Sudden Denouementhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/introducing-megha-sood-my-horror-movie/

8. Madness Muse Presshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/3-poems-by-megha-sood/

9. OPA Anthologyhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/three-poems-published-in-the-online-anthology-by-our-poetry-archiveopa-spirit-of-nature/

10. Poetry reading at Jersey City Writers for poetry selected for the “Overcoming Limitation”https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/08/poetry-reading-for-thejersey-city-writers-overcoming-limitation-series-at-the-west-gallery-nj/

11. Award function at NAMI NJ for a statewide poetry contesthttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/poetry-award-function-for-national-alliance-on-mental-illness-nami-state-level-3rd-position/

12. Print Publication in the Dual Coast Magazinehttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/poetry-published-in-the-dual-coast-magazine-issue-no-7/

13. Olive Skinshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/poetry-published-in-the-olive-skins-a-thief-called-grief-and-invisible/

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October Quotable Poe Writing Challenge on Heretics, Lovers, And Madmen

Something really exciting going on at Heretics lovers and Madmen

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Barista Christine Ray and Kinda M. Austin are excited to announce that they will be hosting a Quotable Poe Challenge this October on Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen.

Choose a prompt (or ten) and write a poem, prose or piece of flash fiction inspired by the quote. Submit to hereticsloversmadmen@gmail.com, and include a brief bio if you are comfortable. Feel free to include any links to your blog, and/or other places you publish your writing.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

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Burden of Sanity

Megha's World

First published in Writer’s Cafe Magazine Issue 12 “Truth and Lies”

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What is the burden of sanity

he gleefully asks

when the sane thoughts in your mind

are paving a streamlined path

a sluice,

which carries the murky and turbid thoughts

away from your heart

so your soul can stay pure and serene

What is the burden of the sanity

when the words uttered in

deep dark corners of

you dark and tumultuous mind

leaves a dark sooty impression

and your soul is a shade darker than

then last time you saw

your reflection in the mirror

What is the burden of sanity

you woefully ask

when the teeth are clenched

and the tongue is shredded

but the heart will die a thousand deaths

if you let it have its way

What is the burden of the sanity

you smirk fully asks

when its rips and

shreds the reputation

your honor

your broken back…

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

My response to the Tuesday challenge phrase– MY mother told. Do share yours

“My mother told me
that dreams are not made of the strong resolutions
and hard-hitting goals
but is nurtured by the soft hands with the filigree touch
which keep them warm in the cold winter nights
and gives them sustenance in the scorching summer days

My mother told me
that getting hardened by the atrocities of life
will not take you nearer to the goal
but smoothening and softening our rough edges
a kind smile
and a gentle look will glide you towards your goal.

My mother told me
that there are enough who can reach the destination
and can have loft goals and desires in life
but the one who does it with humility and with kindness
is the one
you should really adore.

–Megha Sood

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Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challengesthat can be written in 10 to 15minutes, inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting. Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support. All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate. Feel free to share this post on yourown blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt:Finish the phrase “My mother told me…”

Happy Writing!

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