Word Cento of Poem “On Listening to Jericho Brown” by Joshua Corwin featured in Oddball Magazine

Happy to see my poem "On Listening to Jericho Brown" which was published in Rising Phoenix Review was made into a word cento by amazingly talented LA based poet Joshua Corwin.The word cento was featured in the Incentovise Column#14 in the OddBall Magazine. Joshua Corwin  created word-centos of poetry by Tali Cohen Shabtai, Megha Sood, … Continue reading Word Cento of Poem “On Listening to Jericho Brown” by Joshua Corwin featured in Oddball Magazine

Upcoming Poetry reading as Featured Poet along with Maria Lisella (Poet Laureate, Queens, New York)at the Oceanside Library,NY on December 7, 2020

I'm thrilled to be featured alongside Maria Lisella for the upcoming poetry reading on Dec 7 at 7pm at the Oceanside Library Poetry reading. Oceanside Library reading is moderated by Tony Lovino. Maria Lisella is the Poet Laureate of Queens, NY and the author of three books of poetry, most recently Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books, … Continue reading Upcoming Poetry reading as Featured Poet along with Maria Lisella (Poet Laureate, Queens, New York)at the Oceanside Library,NY on December 7, 2020

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

Poetry reading for 24th Annual Poetry Ink at Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia on December 06, 2020

I'm excited to share the news of my upcoming poetry reading and selection in the Annual Anthology 24th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia on December 06, 2020 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 … Continue reading Poetry reading for 24th Annual Poetry Ink at Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia on December 06, 2020

Poetry Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2021 Edition: Best of the Small Presses XLVI

I'm absolutely elated to share this wonderful news that one of my poem " The Season of Fall" has been nominated for the coveted 2020 Nominees for the next edition of the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses XLVI.The poem originally appeared in the Rainbow Project edited by Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper of … Continue reading Poetry Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2021 Edition: Best of the Small Presses XLVI

Associate Editor at Life and Legends Literary Journal starting January 2021

I’m so thrilled and excited to share this news about my acceptance in the editorial team of Los Angeles, California based Literary journal Life and Legends. I’m so thankful to the EIC and founder Kalpna Singh-Chitnis for believing in me and giving me this wonderful opportunity. Life and Legends, primarily a poetry journal in English, … Continue reading Associate Editor at Life and Legends Literary Journal starting January 2021

My Chapbook “A Potpourri of Emotions” free for download only for today in 16th Annual POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY Download 50 FREE Poetry E-books Now!!!

    I'm really excited to see my chapbook "A Potpourri of Emotions" included in the 16th Annual Poetry Super Highway Free E-Book for all. Really thankful to the founder Rick Lupert for giving this gift of poetry to the literary community. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!! The 16th annual Poetry Super Highway E-book Free-For-All … Continue reading My Chapbook “A Potpourri of Emotions” free for download only for today in 16th Annual POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY Download 50 FREE Poetry E-books Now!!!

Poetry Published in the Spectrum Publishing 25 Edition “How to Stay Alive” ,California,USA

I’m elated to see my poem "Something has to give"  in the Edition #25 of Spectrum Publishing based on the theme ” How to Stay Alive”. Immensely thankful to the EIC and founder Don Kingfisher Campbell for supporting and accepting my work. The edition features the works of 53 poets across the country. I’m extremely proud to share … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Spectrum Publishing 25 Edition “How to Stay Alive” ,California,USA

Poetry featured in SONKU Collective “Family Legacies” Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

I’m so honored to be part of the “Family Legacies” Vol 2 2020 Edition of the esteemed SONKU Collective. I’m also thankful to the EIC Taylar Enlow and the team for featuring my three poems, “We All Rise out of Love”, “A True Masterpiece”, “A Safe Haven” in the “Family Legacies” edition. The poems are published on Page 35 of of this … Continue reading Poetry featured in SONKU Collective “Family Legacies” Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Poetry “On Listening to Jericho Brown” Published in the Rising Phoenix Review

I'm beyond excited to see my homage poem "On Listening to Jericho Brown" published in The Rising Phoenix Review. The journal I have absolutely admired since the early days of my writing. Immensely thankful  to the EIC Christian Sammartino for supporting my work and giving me a space in his esteemed journal. The highlight of … Continue reading Poetry “On Listening to Jericho Brown” Published in the Rising Phoenix Review

Poetry upcoming in Life and Legends Issue 9, California,USA

I'm really excited to share the cover reveal of Life and Legends Issue 9 featuring two of my poems namely "Solidarity in Grief" and "Like a solemn promise". So thankful to founder and editor Kalpna Singh-Chitnis for supporting my work and giving me space in such an esteemed journal. I'm so honored to share the … Continue reading Poetry upcoming in Life and Legends Issue 9, California,USA

Poetry reading as featured Poet on Nov 21,2020 at Brooklyn based BrownStone Poets

It was an amazing poetic afternoon to be part of the Brownstone Poets Poetry Reading on Nov 21,2020 2-4pm EST as a featured poet alongside two of the brilliant and talented poets LA-based Joshua Corwin and OddBall Magazine EIC and Founder Chad Parenteau. Immensely grateful to EIC and founder Patricia Carragon  and Roxanne Hoffman for giving me this opportunity. Thrilled to … Continue reading Poetry reading as featured Poet on Nov 21,2020 at Brooklyn based BrownStone Poets

Poetry Published in New York/India based journal Cafe Dissensus

I'm proud to see my three poems making to the pages of New York /India based Literary Journal Cafe Dissensus Everyday.Extremely thankful to editor Mosarrap Hossain Khan for accepting my poems and giving them home.My poems have been beautifully coupled with artwork by M Singh. Cafe Dissensus Everyday, the daily update of Cafe Dissensus Magazine, … Continue reading Poetry Published in New York/India based journal Cafe Dissensus

Poetry Published in London/Berlin based Visual verse Vol 8 Chapter 1

Elated to see my prose poem " Desire" in the birthday edition of the London/Berlin based Monthly Ekphrastic journal "Visual Verse". So thrilled to share the space with so many brilliant voices in the literary community. Do read their collection of top 100 poems in response to the visual prompt. You can read my poem … Continue reading Poetry Published in London/Berlin based Visual verse Vol 8 Chapter 1

Poetry published in SONKU “Family Legacies” , Temple University, Philadelphia

I’m so honored to be part of the “Family Legacies” Vol 2 2020 Edition of the esteemed SONKU Collective. I’m also thankful to the EIC Taylar Enlow and the team for featuring my three poems, “We All Rise out of Love”, “A True Masterpiece”, “A Safe Haven” in the “Family Legacies” edition. The poems are published on Page 35 of pdf … Continue reading Poetry published in SONKU “Family Legacies” , Temple University, Philadelphia

Poetry published in the anthology ” As the World Burns” by Indie Blu(e) Publishing

I'm extremely proud to see my poems publishing in this powerful and timely anthology "As the World Burns" published by Indie Blue Press. I'm immensely thankful to the editors Christine Ray, Candice Daquin, Kindra Austin and Rachel Finch. As the World Burns: Writers and Artists Reflect on a World Gone Mad is an anthology of … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology ” As the World Burns” by Indie Blu(e) Publishing

Poetry upcoming in Winter/ Christmas Edition Print Anthology by Black Bough Poetry

Extremely happy to receive the news of my imagist poem acceptance for the upcoming print anthology by the Welsh based poetry Lit and arts journal Black Bough Poetry.So thankful to the EIC Matthew Smith for accepting my work.I'm so honored to share the space with some of my favorites poets from the lit community such … Continue reading Poetry upcoming in Winter/ Christmas Edition Print Anthology by Black Bough Poetry

Poetry Published in the Arc Prose Poetry Anthology 2020

I’m so thrilled and excited to share this news that my two prose poems “Trapped” and “The beginning of an end” have been published in the Arcs Prose Poem Anthology 2020 curated by the award winning poet Anwer Ghani Jaber. He is the EIC of the Prose Magazine Arcs Prose Poetry. So proud to share … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Arc Prose Poetry Anthology 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.

List of Publications/Events/Radio Show/Podcast and contests for the October 2020

I'm so proud to share the list of publications, events and contest news for the month of October 2020. October has been a month of celebration for me as the anthology "The Medusa Project", MookyChick which marked the role of an editor was launched. Also I was extremely lucky to have one of poems selected in … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Radio Show/Podcast and contests for the October 2020

Poetry reading at the #radioshow “Songs of Selah” by Scott Thomas Outlar for poems published in Alien Buddha Press House of Horrors #3

Really excited to be on the #radioshow hosted by the Founder of "Songs of Selah" Thomas Scott Outlar on Halloween. Poets published in the Alien Buddha Press House of Horrors #3 were asked to read their poems on the Halloween night. It was an honor to share the space with Red Focks, Carrie Magnuss Radna, … Continue reading Poetry reading at the #radioshow “Songs of Selah” by Scott Thomas Outlar for poems published in Alien Buddha Press House of Horrors #3

Medusa Project by Mookychick is Launched!!!..and Its free to download

Celebrate Halloween And Womxn Everywhere With The Medusa Project, A Debut Anthology From Mookychick. Download Poetry, Fiction, Artwork And Rituals… For Free. Back in March 2020, our Poetry Editor Megha Sood considered ways to actively celebrate International Women’s Day. One thing led to another, and Mookychick put out a call for its debut anthology. The … Continue reading Medusa Project by Mookychick is Launched!!!..and Its free to download

Poetry and Essay upcoming in the anthology by FlowerSong Press

I'm really excited to receive the news of acceptance of my few poems and an essay for the timely and powerful anthology called "Good Cop/Bad Cop" by FlowerSong Press.The anthology is expected to be published in 2021. Immensely thankful to the EIC and publisher of the press Edward Vidaurre. Edward Vidaurre is the author of … Continue reading Poetry and Essay upcoming in the anthology by FlowerSong Press

Poetry reading at the open mic #radioshow 17Numa by Scott Thomas Outlar featuring Kashiana Singh and Mela Blust

Got the chance to listen to this beautiful immersive #radioshow of two poets reading each other work Mela Blust and Kashiana Singh hosted by Scott Thomas Outlar at 17Numa I read one of my poems "Was it worth the pain?" in the open mic section at the time mark 1:28. The poem is published in … Continue reading Poetry reading at the open mic #radioshow 17Numa by Scott Thomas Outlar featuring Kashiana Singh and Mela Blust

Poetry Published in Visual Verse Vol 7 Chapter 12

Happy to see my poetic prose "Self Love is the Best Form of Love" published in the monthly Ekphrastic challenge of London/Berlin-based Visual Verse: Online Anthology of Art and Words I always believe that "Self Love" is the best form of love that we usually ignore. You can read my poem "Self Love is the … Continue reading Poetry Published in Visual Verse Vol 7 Chapter 12

Poetry Podcast by LA based Poet Joshua Corwin “Assiduous Dust” released today

I’m thrilled to share the news of  interview and poetry podcast with the esteemed LA-based poet, Joshua Corwin for his series “Assiduous Dust”. You can watch the video here. Assiduous Dust is the home of the On-the-Spot Collaborative Poem (OTSCP), a novel form of collaborative poetry where the featured poet and Joshua Corwin take turns in reading out … Continue reading Poetry Podcast by LA based Poet Joshua Corwin “Assiduous Dust” released today

Editor Note published on the MookyChick as pre-launch for “The Medusa Project”.Save your date Oct 31,2020!! for the launch

Elated to see my editor's note published on the UK based Literary Journal Mookychick celebrating the pre-launch for the maiden anthology "The Medusa Project" soon to be launched on October 31, 2020. The anthology marks the beginning of the writing journey as an editor. I have had the honor of co-editing the anthology with the … Continue reading Editor Note published on the MookyChick as pre-launch for “The Medusa Project”.Save your date Oct 31,2020!! for the launch

Featured Poet on an Upcoming Poetry reading on Nov 21,2020 at Brooklyn based BrownStone Poets

Excited to be part of the Brownstone Poets Poetry Reading on Nov 21,2020 2-4pm EST as a featured poet alongside two of the brilliant and talented poets LA-based Joshua Corwin and OddBall Magazine EIC and Founder Chad Parenteau.  Immensely grateful to EIC and founder Patricia Carragon for giving me this opportunity. Featured poets reading are … Continue reading Featured Poet on an Upcoming Poetry reading on Nov 21,2020 at Brooklyn based BrownStone Poets

Poetry Published in the Rainbow Project by the Rainbow Literary

Thrilled to see my poem " The Season of Fall" on The Rainbow Project. Rainbow project curate the works based on the colors of the rainbow.My poem was selected for the the color theme Orange, a stark reminder of the lukewarm autumn we all are part of. Immensely grateful to Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper of … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Rainbow Project by the Rainbow Literary

Poetry Published in the Alien Buddha House of Horrors #3 soon to be read on the Radio show “Songs of Selah” by Scott Thomas Outlar on Oct 31,2020

  Received my copy of Alien Buddha Book of Horrors#3 by Alien Buddha Press. Honored to share the space with Jason O'Toole, Carrie Magness Radna, LB Sedlacek  and many more. My poem "My Horror Movie" was published in the this book. Also excited to read the poems on the radio show "Songs of Selah" hosted … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Alien Buddha House of Horrors #3 soon to be read on the Radio show “Songs of Selah” by Scott Thomas Outlar on Oct 31,2020

Poem “Listen- Faithful Silence” OTSCP ( On the Spot Collaborative Poem) as part of the Assiduous Dust Podcast Interview with Joshua Corwin

I’m thrilled to share the OTSCP with the esteemed LA-based poet, Joshua Corwin for his series “Assiduous Dust”. Assiduous Dust is the home of the On-the-Spot Collaborative Poem (OTSCP), a novel form of collaborative poetry where the featured poet and Joshua Corwin take turns in reading out phrases or individual words from lines randomly from their selection of … Continue reading Poem “Listen- Faithful Silence” OTSCP ( On the Spot Collaborative Poem) as part of the Assiduous Dust Podcast Interview with Joshua Corwin

Poetry Published in the California based Spectrum Publishing

I'm elated to be featured in the Edition #25 of Spectrum Publishing based on the theme " How to Stay Alive". Immensely thankful to the EIC and founder Don Kingfisher Campbell for supporting and accepting my work. The edition features the works of 53 poets across the country. I'm extremely proud to share the space … Continue reading Poetry Published in the California based Spectrum Publishing

Poetry Published in the Wombwell Rainbow in honor of #InternationalMentalHealthDay

I'm honored to see my two poems "Silent Chaos" and "Fight" featured in The Wombwell Rainbow in honor to celebrate the #InternationalMentalHealthDay. Immensely thankful to the EIC Paul Brookes for inviting writers across the literary communicating and curating the works about the significance of mental health and the stigma associated with it. You can read … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Wombwell Rainbow in honor of #InternationalMentalHealthDay

Poetry Podcast National Beat Poetry Foundation 2020 Anthology launch Friday, October 9th through Bards Poetry Revolution Podcast

I’m thrilled to share the news that my poem “The Burden we are passing on” has been published in the BEAT Generation : National Beat Poetry Foundation Anthology published by the Local Gems Press. I’m immensely thankful to the EIC and Founder of Local Gems Press James P Wagner for accepting and supporting my work. James P Wagner is also the National Beat … Continue reading Poetry Podcast National Beat Poetry Foundation 2020 Anthology launch Friday, October 9th through Bards Poetry Revolution Podcast

Featured in the NatureWalk, Photopoetry Zine by Crystal Letters and Argia Photography

Nature Walk_ A PhotoPoetry Zine, An Audio-Visual Experience I'm thrilled to be featured in the NatureWalk Photopoetry zine curated by Open Road Poetry co-founder Crystal Letters and artworks by Argia Photography. The Poetry zine was featured in the Open Road Poetry Podcast. It was an absolute honor to share the space with the brilliant talent … Continue reading Featured in the NatureWalk, Photopoetry Zine by Crystal Letters and Argia Photography

Podcast Interview on Assiduous Dust and OTSCP( On The Spot Collaborative Poem) by LA-based Joshua Corwin

I'm thrilled to share the news of my upcoming interview and poetry podcast with the esteemed LA-based poet, Joshua Corwin for his series "Assiduous Dust". Assiduous Dust is the home of the On-the-Spot Collaborative Poem (OTSCP), a novel form of collaborative poetry where the featured poet and Joshua Corwin take turns in reading out phrases … Continue reading Podcast Interview on Assiduous Dust and OTSCP( On The Spot Collaborative Poem) by LA-based Joshua Corwin

Poetry published in the Beat Generation – National Beat Poetry Foundation Anthology 2020

I'm thrilled to share the news that my poem "The Burden we are passing on" has been published in the BEAT Generation : National Beat Poetry Foundation Anthology published by the Local Gems Press. I'm immensely thankful to the EIC and Founder of Local Gems Press James P Wagner for accepting and supporting my work. … Continue reading Poetry published in the Beat Generation – National Beat Poetry Foundation Anthology 2020

Poetry selected in the Top 10 winner in the Poetry Super Highway Contest 2020

I'm elated to know that my poem "Dead Constellation" was among the Top 10 winners of the Poetry Super Highway Contest 2020. It ranked at no 8 amongst the 978 entries from 12 countries of the world. I'm really thankful to the three judges Angélique Jamail, Ellaraine Lockie and Suzanne O’Connell and the founder Rick … Continue reading Poetry selected in the Top 10 winner in the Poetry Super Highway Contest 2020

Poetry published in the “House of Horrors #3” by Alien Buddha Press, USA

Thrilled to see my poem "My Horror movie" be the opening poem for the anthology "Alien Buddha House of Horror 3" published by the Alien Buddha Press. The Alien Buddha's House of Horrors 3 is now available in both black and white ($11.11) and full color print ($23.45). This is the spookiest and altogether spookiest … Continue reading Poetry published in the “House of Horrors #3” by Alien Buddha Press, USA

Poetry Published in The Soap Box Press, Ontario,Canada

I'm thrilled to see my two poems "Window to her soul" and "Nobody can suck the passion out of my prayers" in the online blog of the Ontario based The Soap Box Press. Immensely thankful to the founder and the EIC Tali Voron for accepting and supporting my works. You can read my both poems … Continue reading Poetry Published in The Soap Box Press, Ontario,Canada

List of Publications/Events for the month of September 2020

So thrilled to share the list of publications/events for the month of September 2020. September not only holds a special place in my heart because of me and my son's birthday but also because it marked the publication of my first Chapbook (“ A Potpourri of Emotions”)by the Local Gem Press,NY amongst other publications. The … Continue reading List of Publications/Events for the month of September 2020

Poem featured in the Incentovise#5 Column at OddBall Magazine

Excited to share the news that my poem "Her Voice" written as an ode to the Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been converted into a word Cento by the talented LA based poet Joshua Corwin and has been featured in the column Incentovise #5 in the Oddball Magazine. The latest column at Oddball Magazine, INCENTOVISE #5: … Continue reading Poem featured in the Incentovise#5 Column at OddBall Magazine

Poetry reading with Spectrum Publishing, Pasadena,California, USA

I was thrilled to be part of the Poetry reading organized by the EIC Don Fisher Campbell for the special "Fall" Edition featuring 42 artists of the Spectrum Publishing. I was honored to share the space with Joshua Corwin, Jackie Chou,Thelma T Reyna, Don Kingfisher Campbell and many more. The poems have been written around … Continue reading Poetry reading with Spectrum Publishing, Pasadena,California, USA

Indie Blu(e) Publishing Call for Submissions

Publishing Callouts for two upcoming anthologies by the Indie Blu(e) . Submissions guidelines in the post.

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BUT YOU DON’T LOOK SICK: THE REAL LIFE ADVENTURES OF FIBRO BITCHES, LUPUS WARRIORS, AND OTHER SUPER HEROES BATTLING INVISIBLE ILLNESS

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: REFLECTING ON MADNESS AND CHAOS WITHIN

Indie Blu(e) Publishing is thrilled to announce that we will be starting off 2021 with sister anthologies,But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illness ANDThrough The Looking Glass: Reflecting on Madness and Chaos Within.

The focus ofBut You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illnesswill be on writing and art from those living with a chronic but invisible physical illness or disability, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, migraine headache, dysautonomia, etc.

The focus ofThrough The Looking Glass: Reflecting on…

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On Listening to Jericho Brown By Megha Sood

The Rising Phoenix Review

On Listening to Jericho Brown

After the Summer Reading Series at NYU, 2019

Writing with urgency: an aching desire
a rising hunger in a parched throat

when the craft and empathy are inseparable
seething feeling resonating with tenderness and sorrow

a zoetic language: a soft growl turning into a wail
haunting which resonates leaving me like a thrumming harp wire

such is the riveting effect of his words
an unraveling of the intricate mind;

a mind with aching desire, a nuanced understanding
of the turmoil which surrounds and is within us

a hunger which he experiences
while writing a truth that readily burns

a hunger that clings to my ribs thick as greed
and never leaves.A longing; a desire

for the unnamed passions in my soul
a cleaving opening my transgressions

and I face the proximity of my desires
like standing next to a burning kiln

how it warms me…

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Acrostic Poem based on Thanksgiving

In response to the Tuesday Writing Prompt at the GoDoGO Cafe Today’s prompt:Write an acrostic poem using the word FAMILY or THANKSGIVING. T - This is the day to celebrate H - Hearts outpouring joys and relieved to be united again A -  A gathering of family and friends brimming with happiness N - Negating … Continue reading Acrostic Poem based on Thanksgiving