Poetry reading for the Cultivating Voices Live “New Books Showcase” Program on Sunday, December 11,2022, at 3 pm EDT

I'm thrilled to be sharing the space with Mary Louise Kiernan, Raul Sanchez, and Meg Kearny as part of the "New Books Showcase" by Cultivating Voices Live hosted by Sandy Yannone. I will be reading poems from my debut poetry collection " My Body Lives Like a Threat" published by FlowerSong Press in Jan 2022. … Continue reading Poetry reading for the Cultivating Voices Live “New Books Showcase” Program on Sunday, December 11,2022, at 3 pm EDT

Received a Mini-Grant from Kundiman

  I'm thrilled to share the news that I have received a #mini-grant from Kundiman for my next full-length poetry collection. I'm super excited to receive this support as I work toward my next poetry collection. Thankful to Bethany Swann, Megan Pinto, and Gina Chung for supporting creatives.   Kundiman is a national nonprofit organization … Continue reading Received a Mini-Grant from Kundiman

List of Publications/Events/Awards for the month of November 2022

November was the month of Literary festivals and award functions. Some notable functions included the Juried Arts Awards by The Artist Forum. It was an honor and privilege to judge this year's Spoken Word Competition with my co-jurors David Dephy, Amos White, and Baron Wright. The month's highlight was my full-length inclusion in the coveted … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Awards for the month of November 2022

Poetry Published in the New York Public Library zine Vol 6 “Lost and Found”. Launch on Dec 01, 2022, by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), NYC

Thrilled to share the news that my poem "Deciphering the Madness and "Needs and Wants" have been published in the NYPL (New York Public Library) zine Vol 6  "Voices From Across" NYPL. The zine was officially launched on December 01, 2022. 4-5pm EDT. Thankful to Victoria James ( Adult Librarian, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library)  for supporting … Continue reading Poetry Published in the New York Public Library zine Vol 6 “Lost and Found”. Launch on Dec 01, 2022, by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), NYC

Poetry Published in the New York Public Library zine Vol 6 “Lost and Found”. Launch on Dec 01, 2022, by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), NYC

Thrilled to share the news that my poem "Deciphering the Madness and "Needs and Wants" have been published in the NYPL (New York Public Library) zine Vol 6  "Voices From Across" NYPL. The zine will be officially launched on December 01, 2022. 4-5pm EDT. Thankful to Victoria James ( Adult Librarian, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library)  for … Continue reading Poetry Published in the New York Public Library zine Vol 6 “Lost and Found”. Launch on Dec 01, 2022, by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), NYC

Poetry collection (“My Body Loves Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress, 2022 )Finalist in the 19th Annual “Best Book Awards” by American Book Fest

I'm thrilled to share the news that my debut full-length poetry collection ("My Body Lives Like Threat" , FlowerSong Press) is a finalist in the "Best Book Awards" under the category Poetry: General. Heartiest Congratulations!! to Yerra Sugarman of Four Way Books for the collection " Aunt Bird". Honored to share the space with Yerra … Continue reading Poetry collection (“My Body Loves Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress, 2022 )Finalist in the 19th Annual “Best Book Awards” by American Book Fest

Featured as TEN MOST READ POETS in the journal NORTH OF OXFORD 2022

I'm thrilled to share that I'm one of the Ten most-read poets as determined by the readership of North of Oxford for 2022. https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2022/11/18/ten-most-read-poets-north-of-oxford-2022/ My poems "Living Fallacy"  and " The Revolving Door" have been part of the following: Pandemic of Violence: Volume II: Poets Speak https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2022/08/20/pandemic-of-violence-anthology-ii-poets-speak/ Pandemic of Violence Volume 1 https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2021/12/27/pandemic-of-violence-anthology/ Thankful to … Continue reading Featured as TEN MOST READ POETS in the journal NORTH OF OXFORD 2022

Poetry published in the anthology “Poetry on a plate with spicy mango pickle” by AuthorsPress, India

Delightful to be part of this amazing anthology " Poetry on a plate with spicy mango pickle" by AuthorsPress, India which celebrates the love and happiness surrounding our cuisine. Extremely honored to share the spaces with 60 brilliant poets in the book. The amazing cover illustration is done by Ram Goala Heartiest congratulations to dear … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology “Poetry on a plate with spicy mango pickle” by AuthorsPress, India

The Artists Forum Juried Arts Festival Awards Ceremony, Nov 10, 2022, 5:30-8:30pm

I'm elated to be part of the  Juried Arts Festival  Awards Ceremony by the Artists Forum on Nov 2022. It is an honor and privilege to be the judge for the Spoken Word Category this year with my fellow judges David Dephy, Amos White V, and Baron Wright. I'm looking forward to meet the finalists … Continue reading The Artists Forum Juried Arts Festival Awards Ceremony, Nov 10, 2022, 5:30-8:30pm

List of Publications for the month of October, 2022

October was the month of festivals both literary and religious. Along with soaking in the warmth and happiness of the annual festivals I also visited the Dodge Poetry Festival and lucked out with workshops with Patricia Smith and Sharon Olds. Thankful to Melida Rodas for planning the day.  Notable publications included the anthology “ Soul … Continue reading List of Publications for the month of October, 2022

Featured Panelist at the 2022 Literary festival by Indo-American Arts Council, NY

****Delighted to be part of this year's Literary festival by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) ***** The in-person festival will be happening on Nov 12-13, 2022. I'll be part of the panel discussion along with the eminent author, poet, and playwright, Nishi Chawla, and Jhani Randhawa on Nov 12, 2022, at 4pm EDT. Our panel … Continue reading Featured Panelist at the 2022 Literary festival by Indo-American Arts Council, NY

Poetry Collection (“My Body Lives Like A Threat”, FlowerSong Press) selected for the prestigious Indo-American Arts Council’s 2022 Literary Festival, Nov 12-13, 2022, NYC

I'm elated to share the news that my debut full-length poetry collection "My Body Lives Like a Threat" has been selected for the Indo-American Arts Council 2022 Literary Festival. The festival will be happening both virtually and in person. The in-person festival will happen in NYC on November 12 and 13, 2022. Located in New … Continue reading Poetry Collection (“My Body Lives Like A Threat”, FlowerSong Press) selected for the prestigious Indo-American Arts Council’s 2022 Literary Festival, Nov 12-13, 2022, NYC

Poetry forthcoming in the anthology “Soul Spaces: Poems on Cities, Towns, and Villages” by Authors Press, India

Honored to be part of the anthology "Soul Spaces: Poems on Cities, Towns, and Villages" by Authors Press, India. Immensely grateful to all eight editors for considering my work for this. A pleasure to share the space with such esteemed writers across the world. Looking forward to its publication. The book features the world of … Continue reading Poetry forthcoming in the anthology “Soul Spaces: Poems on Cities, Towns, and Villages” by Authors Press, India

Poetry forthcoming in “Dreams in Hiding” anthology

I'm happy to share the news that three of my poems namely Journey-A Question, Insatiable Desires, and A New Me have been selected to be part of the forthcoming anthology " Dreams in Hiding" curated by Tiffiny Rose Allen.   A portion of all proceeds from this anthology after its release will be donated to the Little … Continue reading Poetry forthcoming in “Dreams in Hiding” anthology

Poetry nominated for the Best of the Net 2023 anthology

I'm super elated to share the news that my poem "Crimson robe"  has been nominated for 2023 Best of the Net. The poem was published as part of The Rainbow Project : A Literary Place of Sanctuary from These Trying Times curated and edited by  Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper. Honored to share the space … Continue reading Poetry nominated for the Best of the Net 2023 anthology

Poetry published in Kaleidoscope, Anthology of International Poets

Happy to receive my copy of the anthology"Kaleidoscope" from India edited by Dr. Laxmisree Banerjee and Professor Unus Molla. The book was published by International Publishing Centre as part of the 2022 Kolkata International Book Fair. My five poems namely " Here the Night Speaks Our Language", Original Sin", "Constant Variable", Healing Winters", and "Impressions" … Continue reading Poetry published in Kaleidoscope, Anthology of International Poets

List of Publications/Events/Press Mentions for the month of August/September 2022

The month of August was mostly about traveling and seeping in the experience of being close to the cradle of nature. But September had been a tough month for me and my family as we came down with Covid after escaping this dreadful infection for almost 2.5 years. September also being the birthday month brought … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Press Mentions for the month of August/September 2022

Nominated for the 2022 Jersey City Arts Award in the Literary Arts category

I'm elated to share the news that I have been nominated for the Jersey City Arts Award in the Literary Category. A city I have called home for almost 15 years and a city that gave flight to my dreams of being a poet, a literary activist, and an editor. Grateful from the bottom of … Continue reading Nominated for the 2022 Jersey City Arts Award in the Literary Arts category

Featured Poet on the show The Collective with Gina Duran, Oct 02, 2022 , 6-7 EDT

Looking forward to my discussion with Gina Duran on the Collective Show on October 02, 2022, at 6-7pm EDT/3-4PDT This Sunday, tune in to welcome Poet and Literary Activist, Megha Sood, on The Collective, 3-4pm PST; 6-7pm EST. @meghasworld16 @thecollective_kqbh Megha Sood is an Award-winning Asian American Poet, Editor, Author, and Literary Activist from New … Continue reading Featured Poet on the show The Collective with Gina Duran, Oct 02, 2022 , 6-7 EDT

Featured Poet at the Poet’s Cafe for the 32nd Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, NJ’s Largest Art Tour JCAST, October 01, 2022

I'm elated to share the news that I have been chosen to perform at the Poets' Cafe on October 01, 2022, as part of the 32 Jersey City Art and Studio Tour. Immensely thankful to Greenville Arts CrossRoads founder Melida Rodas and Rescue Poetix for giving me the opportunity. Honored to share the space with … Continue reading Featured Poet at the Poet’s Cafe for the 32nd Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, NJ’s Largest Art Tour JCAST, October 01, 2022

Press Mention for the Upcoming Poetry reading at the 91st Street community Garden

Happy to share the press mention for my writing group " Thursday Morning POets" at the 91st Community Garden in the West Side Rag. Below is the link. https://www.westsiderag.com/2022/09/22/welcome-fall-a-poetry-reading-and-planting-in-the-91st-street-garden-on-saturday More Press Mention: https://www.horticulturecourses.info/welcome-fall-poetry-reading-and-planting-in-the-91st-street-garden-saturday/ https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/calendar/event/20220924/1951723/thursday-morning-poets-reading-at-riverside-park-for-100-thousand-poets-for-change-global-event https://ilovetheupperwestside.com/uws-nuggets-breakfast-popup-grand-bazaar-poetry-reading/ https://stagebuddy.com/event/thursday-morning-poets-read-riverside-park-in-nyc-for-100-thousand-poets-for-change-global-event Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Foreword for the poetry collection “The Abyss: Poems for our World” by Geza Tatrallyay

I'm elated to share the news that I had the honor to write the foreword for the fifth collection of poetry published by the eminent poet, and writer, Geza Tatrallyay called " The Abyss: Poems for our World". The book has been published on September 01, 2022, by Quebec-based publishing press, Deau Voiliers Publishing. About … Continue reading Foreword for the poetry collection “The Abyss: Poems for our World” by Geza Tatrallyay

Poetry Published in the National Beats Poetry Foundation Anthology 2022

I'm thrilled to share the news that my poem "My Experience as a First generation immigrant" has been accepted for publication in the National Beat Poetry Foundation Anthology 2022. I'm grateful to Debbie Tousan Kilday for accepting my poem and giving it a space in such an esteemed anthology, The poem is part of my … Continue reading Poetry Published in the National Beats Poetry Foundation Anthology 2022

Interview published on Elizabeth M Castillo website, #EMCWritesPoetry #EMC6Things

Happy to share an interesting interview of mine with Elizabeth M Castillo. The interview lists the six different things I like in terms of my writing, journey, reading interest and other things. if you are interested in knowing a little more about me, you can read the interview here. https://www.elizabethmcastillo.net/post/6-things-with-megha-sood-author-of-my-body-lives-like-a-threat Elizabeth M Castillo is a … Continue reading Interview published on Elizabeth M Castillo website, #EMCWritesPoetry #EMC6Things

Poetry Published in the anthology “Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology” by Hawakal Publishing

I'm extremely elated to share the news that three of my poems have been featured in the anthology "Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology" edited by eminent poet, editor, and educator, Dr. Meenakshi Mohan. The anthology features 70 poets across the world and has been published by Hawakal Publishers. My three poems in this collection … Continue reading Poetry Published in the anthology “Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology” by Hawakal Publishing

Poetry Published in North of Oxford Anthology II ” Pandemic Of Violence-Poets Speak”

Honored to be published in the "PANDEMIC OF VIOLENCE II – Poets Speak AN ANTHOLOGY ONLINE FROM NORTH OF OXFORD". My poem " The Revolving Door" has been published in the current edition. Honored to share the space with TS Hawkins, Charles Rammelkamp, Dee Allen, Mike Reis, Bruce Deemer, Kyle Toon, George McDermott, Lois Perch … Continue reading Poetry Published in North of Oxford Anthology II ” Pandemic Of Violence-Poets Speak”

Featured poet on the Literary Excursions on September 12, 2022 6-7:15pm EDT

Extremely honored to be part of the literary excursions discussion on September 12, 2022. Honored to share the space with amazingly brilliant and talented, Kamala Platt. The event will be convened by Carmen Bugan and Pramila Venkatswaran. I will be reading a few poems from my debut poetry collection " My Body Lives Like a … Continue reading Featured poet on the Literary Excursions on September 12, 2022 6-7:15pm EDT

Writing Group “Thursday Morning Poets” a proud recipient of the 2022 Queens Arts Fund

So proud to share the news that the writing group I'm part of "Thursday Morning Poets" founded by Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella has recently won the #2022QueensArtsFund. https://www.queenscouncilarts.org/2022-qaf-awardees Though I won't be able to be part of the writing workshop due to my scheduling conflicts, I highly encourage you all to join the free … Continue reading Writing Group “Thursday Morning Poets” a proud recipient of the 2022 Queens Arts Fund

Certificate for Third Place State Level Winner, NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 2022

I'm happy to share the Certificate that I received from the NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 2022 for being the Third Place Satet Level winner in the poetry contest. NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Through education, support, advocacy … Continue reading Certificate for Third Place State Level Winner, NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 2022

Poetry published in the Pittsburg based SETU Special edition “Colors of Love and Barriers”

An absolute honor to have my poem " Love is an elegy for acceptance" in the special edition of the Pittsburg-based SETU Online Magazine. The theme of the edition is "Colors of Love and Barriers"  and is guest edited by my dear talented poet and editor friend, Candice Daquin. I'm thrilled to share the space … Continue reading Poetry published in the Pittsburg based SETU Special edition “Colors of Love and Barriers”

List of publications/Events/Press mentions for the month of July 2022

July has mostly been the month of taking it slow and spending time with my family. The notable events include the Book launch of the “Black Fire this Time” at the Hoboken Library along with the poetry readings alongside literary stalwarts like Quincy Troupe, Margaret Troupe, Raymond Nat Turner, and Keisha Gaye Anderson. It was … Continue reading List of publications/Events/Press mentions for the month of July 2022

Poetry Published in the Oprelle’s “2021 Matter” Anthology

I'm thrilled to share that my prose poem "Dead Constellation" was shortlisted and is now published in the Matter II Volume 1 anthology by Operelle Publicaitons. The anthology features the winning, finalist, and shortlisted poems in the anthology as part of the contest that took place in 2021.  I'm thankful to Brooke Suddeth and team … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Oprelle’s “2021 Matter” Anthology

Request to Nominate “My Body Lives Like a Threat” for the NEA Big Read Program

Please nominate "My Body Lives Like a Threat" for the NEA's (National Endowment for Arts) Big Read Program. You can also do this anonymously. The process is simple and it will take only a few minutes. For additional information about my collection you can visit this link https://www.flowersongpress.com/.../my-body-lives-like-a... Nomination Link: https://www.arts.gov/.../suggest-a-new-nea-big-read-title Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Featured Poet with two groups at the upcoming New York Poetry Festival, Governors Island September 11-12, 2022

I'm excited to announce that I'm part of the two poetry reading groups at the 13th annual New York Poetry Festival 2022 to be held at Governors Island, NY on September 11-12, 2022. I'm going to be reading with the Brooklyn-based,  Brownstone Poets and Thursday Morning Poets. I will be performing on the "The Brinkley" … Continue reading Featured Poet with two groups at the upcoming New York Poetry Festival, Governors Island September 11-12, 2022

East Coast Poetry Readings From the Anthology “Black Fire This Time” at the Queens Public Library ( Virtual), August 24, 2022, 7-8pm EDT featuring Sonia Sanchez, Keisha Anderson, Raymond Nat Taylor and Megha Sood

I'm beyond excited to share the details of the next poetry reading from the anthology "Black Fire This Time" edited by Dr. Kim Mcmillon and published by Willow Books. It's an honor of a lifetime to share the space with my literary guru and eminent poet, writer and activist, Sonia Sanchez. The reading will also … Continue reading East Coast Poetry Readings From the Anthology “Black Fire This Time” at the Queens Public Library ( Virtual), August 24, 2022, 7-8pm EDT featuring Sonia Sanchez, Keisha Anderson, Raymond Nat Taylor and Megha Sood

Book Launch of anthology ” Black Fire This Time” at Hoboken Library, July 30, 2022

Thrilled to share some pictures from yesterday's book launch of the historic anthology " Black Fire This Time" by Willow Books at the Hoboken Public Library It was an absolute honor and blessing to read alongside Quincy Troupe, Margaret Porter Troupe , Keisha-Gaye Anderson,and Raymond Nat Turner Immensely thankful to the Librarian, Ethan Galvin for … Continue reading Book Launch of anthology ” Black Fire This Time” at Hoboken Library, July 30, 2022

Honorable Mention for my poetry collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat”in the 2022 New York Book Festival

I'm thrilled to share the news that my debut full-length poetry collection "My Body Lives Like a Threat" has received an honorable mention in the poetry section of the 2022 New York Book Festival. The book has been released this year in January and published by FlowerSong Press.  The book has also been a finalist in … Continue reading Honorable Mention for my poetry collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat”in the 2022 New York Book Festival

Kaveh Akbar, Terrance Hayes, and Naomi Shihab Nye added to the Life in Quarantine Project(LiQ), Stanford University

I'm thrilled to share that the esteemed poets Kaveh Akbar and Terrance Hayes have agreed and have provided the submissions for the "Words in Quarantine" archive for the Liq Project by CESTA, Stanford university..I met them last year during my event at the New York Poetry Festival and they were headlining the festival. I explained the … Continue reading Kaveh Akbar, Terrance Hayes, and Naomi Shihab Nye added to the Life in Quarantine Project(LiQ), Stanford University

Poetry published in Editorial Anthology “Brownstone Poets Anthology 2022”

I'm extremely excited to share the new edition of the BrownstonePoets Anthology 2022.  In addition to being a contributor to this brilliant and gorgeous anthology, I am also one of the Associate editors this year. Honored to share the editorial space with Karen Neuberg and Carrie Magness Radna. I'm really thankful to Editor Chief and … Continue reading Poetry published in Editorial Anthology “Brownstone Poets Anthology 2022”

Press Mention in NJ.com for the book launch at the Hoboken Library for the anthology “Black Fire This Time” by Willow Books.

I'm thrilled to share the press mention of the upcoming book launch for the anthology "Black Fire This Time" edited by Dr. Kim McMillon and co-edited by Kofi Antwi. The event has been scheduled for July 30, 2022, at the Hoboken Library Large Programming Room. I'm deeply thankful to David Mosca of Jersey Journal for … Continue reading Press Mention in NJ.com for the book launch at the Hoboken Library for the anthology “Black Fire This Time” by Willow Books.

Selected for the Juried Arts Festival “Spoken Word Competition 2022” by NY-based The Artists Forum

I'm beyond thrilled to share the news that I have been invited as one of the judges for the Spoken Word Competition 2022 hosted by NY based, The Artist Forum.  I'm immensely grateful to the Founder and Director, Amos V White for giving me the opportunity. The completion is currently open for submissions and you … Continue reading Selected for the Juried Arts Festival “Spoken Word Competition 2022” by NY-based The Artists Forum

Book Launch for the anthology “Black Fire This Time” at the Hoboken Library, July 30, 2022, 2pm EDT

I'm thrilled to be part of the book launch of the historic anthology " Black Fire This Time" edited by Dr. Kim Mcmillon and co-edited by Kofi Antawi and published by Willow Books. The anthology celebrates the 60 years of the Black Arts Movement. It's my absolute privilege and honor to share the space with … Continue reading Book Launch for the anthology “Black Fire This Time” at the Hoboken Library, July 30, 2022, 2pm EDT

Poetry Workshop with Matt Sedillo for Mt San Antonio College., California, July 16, 2022 10am -11:30 am PST

I'm excited to share the details about the poetry workshop I will be doing with Matt Sedillo for Mt San Antonio College, California. Immensely grateful to Profession Lloyd Aquino, Director for the Writing Workshop series " Culturama" for giving me the opportunity. If you are interested in joining the workshop below is the link for … Continue reading Poetry Workshop with Matt Sedillo for Mt San Antonio College., California, July 16, 2022 10am -11:30 am PST

List of publications/press mentions/events for the month of June 2022

As we are entering the second half of this year, I’m mostly done with my bunch of #booktour events. June has been more about slowing down and finishing almost 40 events of my book tour. The highlight of the month has been the selection of my #poetrycollection as one of the six #finalists in the … Continue reading List of publications/press mentions/events for the month of June 2022

“Archived on the Moon” seal on “The Medusa Project” anthology

I'm thrilled to receive the official seal "Archived on the Moon" as part of the LunarCodex Project. The Medusa Project anthology, by UK-based MookyChick Press, has been chosen as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the "Polaris Collection" in collaboration with Astrobotics and NASA/SpaceX. I'm immensely grateful … Continue reading “Archived on the Moon” seal on “The Medusa Project” anthology

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom, Sat, December 3 at 2 p.m.

Excited to be part of the Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration as a spotlight reader on Dec 03, 22.

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Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom

Saturday, December 3, 2022

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST

Our spotlight features are:

Megha Sood

Zev Torres

Harvey Soss

Mireya Pérez-Bustillo

David Dephy

Bruce E. Whitacre

Crystal Crusti Davis

Steven Koenig

Jeff Cottrill

Ken Holland

Jack Cooper

Rescue Poetix

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

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Looking forward to seeing you at our December reading! For your convenience…

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