Poetry Showcase on the Fevers of the Mind Blog

https://feversofthemind.com/2021/03/03/poetry-showcase-on-megha-sood-in-fevers-of-the-mind-anthologies/ I'm elated to see that my poetry has been showcased on the Fevers of the Mind Poetry Showcase curated by the EIC David L' O Nan. I'm really thankful to David for showing support for my work. Recently, I was also humbled to be part of the anthology "Poets of 2020" featuring the works … Continue reading Poetry Showcase on the Fevers of the Mind Blog

List of Publications/Events/Media Mentions/Press for the month of February 2021

February has been super special to me as it opened with an announcement of my first chapbook acceptance by the award-winning "Finishing Line Press".Signing a book contract with a publisher gave me an indescribable feeling. Other places worth mentioning were the LILIPOH edition curated by the American Poet and legend Ellairinae Lockie and the Word … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Media Mentions/Press for the month of February 2021

A Proud moment for the contributors of anthology “Earth : A Place Worth Fighting For”

This is absolutely overwhelming and fabulous to know that the anthology curated by Staffordshire, UK #PoetLaureate MEL WOODEND "Earth: A Place Worth Fighting For" has received a letter of thanks from the legend Sir David Frederick AttenboroughIt fills me with the overwhelming feeling that he is reading our works. Thanks to the tireless efforts of MEL WOODEND and Congratulations!! to all … Continue reading A Proud moment for the contributors of anthology “Earth : A Place Worth Fighting For”

Poetry published in the LifeStyle Magazine LILIPOH Winter Edition

I'm elated to see my poem " We All Rise Out of Love", first published in SONKU Collective, has been featured in the Winter Edition 2020 of the LifeStyle Magazine LILIPOH( Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness Through Health"). My heartfelt gratitude goes the EIC Ellaraine Lockie for supporting my work.I'm chuffed to share the … Continue reading Poetry published in the LifeStyle Magazine LILIPOH Winter Edition

Prose Poetry selected for publication in the Arcs Prose Poetry Anthology 2021

I'm elated to share the news that my prose poem "Weeping Willow" has been selected to be published in the Arcs Prose Anthology 2021.It is a narrative prose poetry anthology with a nostalgic theme. Immensely grateful tor the EIC Dr Pragya Suman for her support for my creative work. Looking forward to ts publication to … Continue reading Prose Poetry selected for publication in the Arcs Prose Poetry Anthology 2021

Media mention of the #TheKaliProject in the Singapore based Borderless Journal

I'm proud to share an exhaustive account of the inception and the fruition of the Kali Project by Co-Editor Candice Louisa Daquin published in the Borderless Journal. Borderless is a journal with a goal of connecting all writers and readers beyond the bonds of money, nationality, rituals and cultures… to a world of ideals. We look for … Continue reading Media mention of the #TheKaliProject in the Singapore based Borderless Journal

Poetry Published in London/Berlin based Visual Verse Vol 8 Chapter 4

So happy to see my prose poem "Love , interrupted" published in the Ekphrastic journal Visual Verse. Thankful to the entire team for their tireless efforts in challenging us monthly and supporting the works of the writers in the community. You can read my poem here Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood Image by Tom or Judy Moore

Poetry Published in the “It Can’t Happen Here:Reflections on Jan 6,2021” Anthology by Moonstone Arts, PA

Happy to share my poem "Time's Up" published in the anthology  “It can’t happen here” curated by Moonstone Arts Center. Thankful to the EIC Larry Robin for selecting  my poem for this powerful anthology. In Words of Larry Robin This anthology is about the reflections on January 6, 2021 and the state of America. On the same day … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “It Can’t Happen Here:Reflections on Jan 6,2021” Anthology by Moonstone Arts, PA

Poetry Reading at the “The Box : Reinvention” event by Jersey City Theater Center

Had an absolutely amazing experience at "The Box" Reinvention" event yesterday hosted and curated by JC Poet laureate Rescue Poetix and Ariel Guidry From poetry, visual arts, dance to music, it was an evening immersed deeply in all genres of creative arts.The artist lineup was amazing, to say the least, and I was proud and … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the “The Box : Reinvention” event by Jersey City Theater Center

Poetry Published in the Subterranean Blue Poetry Vol IX Issue 2 “Black Lives Matter” edition

I'm elated to share the news of the publication of my homage poem for Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old black man who was pursued and fatally shot while jogging near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia, "An Act of Self Defense" published in the coveted Canadian journal Subterranean Blue Poetry. Immensely thankful to the Poetry Editor Rebecca … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Subterranean Blue Poetry Vol IX Issue 2 “Black Lives Matter” edition

Featured on the PBS American Portrait #AmericanPortraitPBS

I'm excited to see that my short story about my american dream has been featured on PBS.Org American Portrait Story. PBS American Portrait is an ongoing, evolving initiative that asks you, and people all over the country, to submit your individual stories by responding to one of a number of thought provoking prompts. Whether it’s joy or … Continue reading Featured on the PBS American Portrait #AmericanPortraitPBS

Poetry reading at the “When Women Speak”(Women empowering women through voice) poetry event on Feb 16,2021

I'm excited to share the details of the monthly poetry reading event organized by the host and moderator of the "When Women Speak". It was my absolute pleasure and honor to share the space with one of the brilliant and empowering voices like Jersey City Poet Laureate Rescue Poetix, Kween Moore, Kiana Amaya,  Dr Antoinette … Continue reading Poetry reading at the “When Women Speak”(Women empowering women through voice) poetry event on Feb 16,2021

Book Launch of the Poetry Anthology “Earth: A Place Worth Fighting For” on Feb 17,2021

I'm really excited to be part of this timely and purposeful anthology, based on raising awareness for the environmental issues, curated by Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2019-2022 Mel Wardle Woodend  for the Staffordshire Green Arts festival 2021. My poem " Mother of the Forest" has been selected to be included in the anthology and it added … Continue reading Book Launch of the Poetry Anthology “Earth: A Place Worth Fighting For” on Feb 17,2021

Poetry reading Event for the Prolific Press on Feb 13,2021

I'm happy to share the details of the #Poetryreading event on Feb 13,2021 moderated and hosted by the EIC of Prolific Press Glenn Lyvers. The events featured the current, forthcoming and former poets published by the Prolific press or any of its literary journals. The event was graced by 33 poets. I was recently published … Continue reading Poetry reading Event for the Prolific Press on Feb 13,2021

Poetry Selected for upcoming event by Jersey City Theater Centre : The Box:Reinvention on Feb 19, 2021 at 7 pm

I'm excited to be part of the upcoming event "THE BOX: Reinvention" by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) moderated and hosted by Jersey City Poet Laureate Susan Justiano AKA Rescue Poetix and Artist/Singer/Song Writer Ariel Guidry. The event will presented live via ZOOM on February 19@7:00PM, 2021. About the event To support this event, you … Continue reading Poetry Selected for upcoming event by Jersey City Theater Centre : The Box:Reinvention on Feb 19, 2021 at 7 pm

Poetry Published in the 24th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Press, Philadelphia,USA

I’m excited to share the pictures  of Annual Anthology 24th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia.It features my poem "Silence - A Lost Art". Immensely thankful to Larry Robin and Elijah Pringle III for selecting and supporting my work. Honored to share the space with Suzana Perez,Daniel T O'Hara, Prabha Nayak Prabhu, Elijah … Continue reading Poetry Published in the 24th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Press, Philadelphia,USA

Blog Tour and Book Review for “Medusa’s Daughter” by Jane Rosenberg LaForge

Review of “Medusa’s Daughter” by Jane Rosenberg LaForge In her third full length poetry collection Jane Rosenberg LaForge explores the intricate relations between her mother and herself and how it percolates in her upbringing. She compares and contrasts her mother’s legacy with the legend of the Medusa, the Greek gorgon.In this riveting collection, the poet … Continue reading Blog Tour and Book Review for “Medusa’s Daughter” by Jane Rosenberg LaForge

Book Launch of “2020: The Year that Changed America” by Kevin Powell Writing Workshop

I had the most exhilarating experience of the attending the book launch and selected readings from the book 2020: The Year That Changed America curated and edited by Kevin Powell. The book came out as culminated efforts of the writers of the Kevin Powell Writing Workshop. Acclaimed writer Kevin Powell and the historic Nuyorican Poets … Continue reading Book Launch of “2020: The Year that Changed America” by Kevin Powell Writing Workshop

Finalist in the “Best Poem” Category in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020, NYC

I'm happy to share the news that my poem has been selected as the finalist in the "Best Poem" category in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020. My heartfelt thank goes to the EIC Stevan V Nikolic for selecting my work and giving me the position among the esteemed poets. I'm happy to share the space … Continue reading Finalist in the “Best Poem” Category in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020, NYC

Poetry published in Literary Journal WordCity Monthly, February 2021 Issue 6

So honored and elated to see my poem "Bless Us Lord, For the sin-free Life we are living" previously published in the anthology " Lift Your Voice" by Kissing Dynamite, featured in the poetry section of WordCity Monthly February edition Issue 6. My deep gratitude goes to  Darcie Friesen Hossack, Associate  Editor/Head of Content for … Continue reading Poetry published in Literary Journal WordCity Monthly, February 2021 Issue 6

Review of the novel “The Red Diary” published on the website Different Truths

I'm happy to share that my review of the novel "The Red Diary" by the prolific poet Neelam Saxena Chandra has been published on the website Different Truths. Different Truths is a social journalism platform. Based on the tenets of participatory journalism, Social journalism creates a synergy between the citizen journalist ( any lay person, … Continue reading Review of the novel “The Red Diary” published on the website Different Truths

Poetry Reading for Spectrum Publishing, California, Edition no 26, on January 30 at 6pm

Happy to share few snapshots of the poetry reading for the anthology curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell for the Spectrum Publishing Press, California .Thankful  for his support for my poetry. I’m elated to see my poem “Lust” in the Edition #26 of Spectrum Publishing based on the theme ” Sex”. Immensely thankful to the EIC and founder Don Kingfisher … Continue reading Poetry Reading for Spectrum Publishing, California, Edition no 26, on January 30 at 6pm

Book Review of “The Kali Project” by Melita White of Feminist Confessional #TheKaliProject #BookReview

A brilliant and breathtaking #review of the #anthology The Kali Project by the utterly talented Melita White of Feminist Confessional.Please read the review to know more about the anthology and the fierce and powerful voices it carries. You can read the review here Melita’s work has also been published in the anthologies You Are Not Your Rape, We … Continue reading Book Review of “The Kali Project” by Melita White of Feminist Confessional #TheKaliProject #BookReview

Book Review of “The Red Diary” Neelam Saxena Chandra

THE RED DIARY BY NEELAM SAXENA CHANDRA Book Review by Megha Sood “Red Diary” is a riveting and deep exposition of the entire spectrum of human emotions ranging from love, desire, hatred, revenge, thrill, and mystery. It has all the elements of a successful and good novel worth reading from cover to cover. I love … Continue reading Book Review of “The Red Diary” Neelam Saxena Chandra

Acceptance of my first chapbook “My Body is Not an Apology” by Award Winning Finishing Line Press, USA

It is with great pleasure and excitement I share the news of my chapbook acceptance by the award-winning Finishing Line press. The Chapbook "My Body is Not an Apology " is soon to be published by the Finishing Line Press in 2021. Finishing Line Press is an award-winning small press publisher based in Georgetown, Kentucky, … Continue reading Acceptance of my first chapbook “My Body is Not an Apology” by Award Winning Finishing Line Press, USA

List of Publications/Events/Book Launch/Interviews for the month of January 2021

The New year brought me hope in more ways than one. Not only it brought the end of the presidency of a mendacious president but also brought hope in the face of the new administration and a dawn of new possibilities with the appointment of the first-ever woman of color for the second-highest position in … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Book Launch/Interviews for the month of January 2021

Call out for Submissions for Literary Journal “Life and Legends”, California. Deadline April 30,2021.

We are open for submissions. Please follow the guidelines mentioned in the link below. Our submission periods are February 1st thru April 30th. All submissions must be e-mailed to – editor(at)lifeandlegends.com For general inquiries, please contact – info(at)lifeandlegends.com Life and Legends, primarily a poetry journal in English, also publishes literature from other languages, translated into … Continue reading Call out for Submissions for Literary Journal “Life and Legends”, California. Deadline April 30,2021.

Poetry Published in the Fall 2020 Issue of the Poetry Quarterly by Prolific Press

So excited to be published in yet another print publication of Prolific Press – Poetry Quarterly Fall Edition 2020. Happy to see my poem ”Nobody Knows What the Raven Says” find its home in the pages of the PQ. Prolific Press publishes 8 respected literary journals. Each journal publishes different literature, and each has a … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Fall 2020 Issue of the Poetry Quarterly by Prolific Press

Poetry Reading for launch of anthology ” It can’t happen here” by MoonStone Arts Press, PA, USA on Jan 31, 2021.

Happy to share some snapshots of the poetry reading for the launch of the anthology  "It can't happen here" curated by Moonstone Arts Center. Thankful to the EIC Larry Robin for selecting  my poem for this powerful anthology. In Words of Larry Robin This anthology is about the reflections on January 6, 2021 and the … Continue reading Poetry Reading for launch of anthology ” It can’t happen here” by MoonStone Arts Press, PA, USA on Jan 31, 2021.

Poetry reading for It Can’t Happen Here at Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia on January 31, 2021

I’m excited to share the news of my upcoming poetry reading and selection in the Annual Anthology "It Can't Happen Here" by Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia on January 31, 2021 at 2pm EST. Moonstone Arts Center began in 1981 as Moonstone Readings at Robin’s Book Store. Although the bookstore closed in 2012, Larry’s connection to books … Continue reading Poetry reading for It Can’t Happen Here at Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia on January 31, 2021

Poetry Published as Spotlight Poet in the Fever of Mind Anthology “Poets of 2020”

It’s an absolute honor and pleasure to be featured in this annual anthology “Poets of 2020” curated by the EIC of Fever of the Mind Press David O Nan. I'm really excited to see my five poems making the cut and also being featured as the Spotlight Poet in this monster of an anthology featuring … Continue reading Poetry Published as Spotlight Poet in the Fever of Mind Anthology “Poets of 2020”

Life in Quarantine Project presented in the Open Education Global Conference 2020

I'm excited to know that "Life in Quarantine Project" by CESTA, Stanford University, where I'm acting as the Literary partner for the "Words in Quarantine" section, has been presented in the Open Education Global Conference 2020 by Stanford PhD candidates and Life in Quarantine project managers Nelson Shuchmacher Endebo (Comparative Literature), Ellis Schriefer (ILAC) and … Continue reading Life in Quarantine Project presented in the Open Education Global Conference 2020

Nominated for the 2021 Spillwords Press Awards in the category “Author of the Year”,NY. Please vote!!

I'm elated to share the news that I have been nominated for the category "Author of the Year" in 2021 Spillwords Press Awards. The VOTING will be officially held from January 26th - January 30th on the voting page: https://spillwords.com/vote/ Please vote  and choose your favorite author. Winners will be celebrated throughout the month of … Continue reading Nominated for the 2021 Spillwords Press Awards in the category “Author of the Year”,NY. Please vote!!

Review of the “The Kali Project” by Dr.Anita Nahal #TheKaliProject

Nestled among my mother’s saris and pashmina shawls, lies the cumulative poetic expression of numerous Indian women symbolizing and emoting, Goddess Kali in the just released book, The Kali Project (Indie Blu(e) Publishing, 2021).  Since my mother was the first Kali I knew, it is only befitting to pay a tribute to my mom. When … Continue reading Review of the “The Kali Project” by Dr.Anita Nahal #TheKaliProject

Media Mention of “The Kali Project” by Dr. Belinda Roman in Line Rider Press, USA #TheKaliProject #BookReview

Another moment of pride and happiness to see the review of the print anthology " The Kali Project" co-edited by Me and Candice Daquin and published by the Indie Blu(e) Publishing by the eminent Economist,Researcher and Historian Dr Belinda Roman in the Line Rider Press. Belinda Román, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Economics at … Continue reading Media Mention of “The Kali Project” by Dr. Belinda Roman in Line Rider Press, USA #TheKaliProject #BookReview

“The Kali Project” is LIVE and Print copies are available for sale!!

I could not have asked for a better day for the release of "The Kali Project", my maiden print anthology as an #editor by Indie Blu(e) Publishing. A million thanks to my sisters Candice Louisa, Christine Ray and  Kindra Austin for this wonderful journey and for giving me this opportunity I will cherish for a lifetime. #TheKaliProject is now … Continue reading “The Kali Project” is LIVE and Print copies are available for sale!!

Poetry Published in the VOL. 08 CHAPTER 03 London/Berlin based Visual Verse

So happy to see the first poem I wrote in this year 2021 published in the Ekphrastic journal Visual Verse. Thankful to the entire team for their tireless efforts in challenging us monthly and supporting the works of the writers in the community. You can read my poem "Unclaimed Freedom" here. Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood … Continue reading Poetry Published in the VOL. 08 CHAPTER 03 London/Berlin based Visual Verse

Featured on the “Time of the Poet Republic” on Miombo Publishing by Mbizo Chirasha

I'm extremely honored and delighted to be featured in the "Time of the Poet Republic" section of Miombo Publishing. I'm extremely thankful to the EIC and founder, poet, activist Mbizo Chirasha for featuring my five poems and giving me the space on his journal whose ethos speaks to the very essence of my writing. Miombo … Continue reading Featured on the “Time of the Poet Republic” on Miombo Publishing by Mbizo Chirasha

List of Publications/Events/Radio Show/Podcast for the November 2020

I’m so proud to share the list of publications, events and contest news for the month of November 2020. November has been special to me as I was one of the featured poets in the coveted Brownstone Poetry Reading, Brooklyn,New York. Also, I was super proud to curate the work of Richard Blanco, US Inaugural … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Radio Show/Podcast for the November 2020

US Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco’s work published in the “Life In Quarantine” project by Stanford University, USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJQeBgfzVgg I'm beyond excited to share we are honored to showcase the work of the US Presidential Inaugural poet, Richard's Blanco on the "Life in Quarantine" project by the CESTA, Stanford University website. I'm am extremely grateful to his team for their support and belief in our project. Richard Blanco was selected by President Barack … Continue reading US Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco’s work published in the “Life In Quarantine” project by Stanford University, USA.

Project “Life in Quarantine” mentioned in The Stanford Daily newspaper

Come read the interview of the three lead project managersNelson Shuchmacher Endebo.Farah Bazzi Ellis Schriefer of the "Life in Quarantine" project as they were interviewed by The Stanford Daily describing how the historical archive of various narratives spanning the common person, to artists, to doctors, to prisoners have infused a sense of international connectedness to the project. How the … Continue reading Project “Life in Quarantine” mentioned in The Stanford Daily newspaper

Call out for “Words in Quarantine” A literary salon curated by the Stanford University,USA

The Covid-19 crisis has impacted everyone, and writers are no different. Life in Quarantine provides a space for writers in our communities to share how they are responding to this new historical moment. What better way to understand the rich and varied ways they are reacting to our changed life conditions than reading what they write? We … Continue reading Call out for “Words in Quarantine” A literary salon curated by the Stanford University,USA

Calling out all the Bloggers for the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University,USA

Life in Quarantine provides a space for bloggers to share a more community-based perspective of the pandemic. What better way to understand the rich and varied ways communities are reacting to our changed life conditions than reading what their members are seeing and documenting through a short series of blog entries? Not only do we wish … Continue reading Calling out all the Bloggers for the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University,USA

Poetry Published in the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University, California,USA

I'm thrilled to see my three poems making to the historical literary archive curated by the Stanford University,USA. The Project "Life in Quarantine" is a project sponsored by CESTA( Centre for Spatial and Texual Analysis) and The Poetic Lab. The project is creating an archive of the personal narratives along with a the literary salon … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University, California,USA

Poetry and Story accepted in the Literary Archive “Life in Quarantine” by Stanford University, USA

  I'm thrilled to see my poem and story, I have written as a response to the effect of the ongoing pandemic in our lives, have been accepted and added to the historical archive created by the Stanford University " Life in  Quarantine- Witnessing Global Pandemic".The project has been sponsored by CESTA( Centre for Spatial … Continue reading Poetry and Story accepted in the Literary Archive “Life in Quarantine” by Stanford University, USA

Partnership with “Life in Quarantine-Witnessing Global Pandemic” Project by CESTA, Stanford University, California, USA

Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic I'm extremely elated to share the news of my partnership with the Project "Life in Quarantine- Witnessing Global Pandemic " with Stanford University, California, USA. The project has been sponsored by CESTA ( Centre for Spatial and Textual Analysis ) and Poetic Media Lab at Stanford University. The project … Continue reading Partnership with “Life in Quarantine-Witnessing Global Pandemic” Project by CESTA, Stanford University, California, USA

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, Crystal Davis

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Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Talena Lachelle Queen

Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix

Crystal Davis

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We’re back! On ZOOM. Our March features are Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, and Crystal Davis. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/25jtrtStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our March…

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The Kali Project: From Start to Finish

Indie Blu(e) Publishing

An exhaustive account of the inception and the fruition of the Kali Project by Co-Editor Candice Louisa Daquin At the beginning of 2020 … I had a conversation with Indian surrealist poet Devika Mathur about an anthology of Indian women poets. I had just edited Devika’s first poetry collection, Crimson Skins (Indie Blu(e) Publishing), and […]

The Kali Project: From Start to Finish

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