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”
I'm absolutely thrilled and elated to share this news that RECLAIM- An Anthology of women's poetry curated by the talented Elizabeth Deyro is out today in both the online( pay what you want) and the print version. It is a culmination of the voices of 47 talented women writers around the world by award-winning creator Ann Kiernan … Continue reading RECLAIM- An anthology of women’s poetry is out today-Get your copy now!
So thrilled to see the acceptance of three of my poems in Night Music Journal.So thankful to the EIC Janice Worthen for accepting my poems and giving it a beautiful platform. Night Music is an inclusive journal of poetry, nonfiction, mixed genre, and reviews. Writers of color, LGBTQIA writers, and writers who have ever been shushed … Continue reading Three poems published in the Night Music Journal – “Essence”, “Where springs have gathered” and “Pain comes in pairs”
My three poems published in Night Music Journal Volume 5. Do check them out.
Contributors: Featured Writer Sayuri Ayers, Katherine Fallon, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, Stephanie Valente, Grace Yannotta, V.S. Ramstack, Bruce McRae, Sean Johnson, Kylie Ayn Yockey, Margarita Serafimova, Megha Sood, Paul Ilechko, Alexandra Corinth, Lindsey Warren, Jacob Hammer, Brigid Hannon, RC deWinter, Lucas Wildner, Alana Hayes, Stephen Mead, Jeanette Salib, DS Maolalai, Matthew Dube
So thankful to the editor in chief Adam Levon Brown of Madness Muse Press to accept my poems for the print publication of the anthology "Narwhal's Lament.". It features two of my poems alongside 20 other writers. Grab your copy at Amazon here and support an Indie press. Happy blogging! Megha Sood
I'm thrilled to announce that my two poems "My body" and "Hashtag games" have been an International finalist in the Poetry Matters Project 2019. I would really be grateful if you can vote for me by listening to them on Soundcloud App and click on the Heart Icon/Like next to them. Voting ends in a … Continue reading Poems finalist in the National level Poetry Lit Prize -Poetry Maters Project 2019-“My body(no.18)” and “Hashtag games(no. 10)”
I'm really thrilled to see my poem "Silence- a lost art" featured in the gorgeous inaugural issue "Flight" of the Nightingale and Sparrow Press. I'm so thankful to the EIC Juliette Sebock for accepting my work. The Magainze is the gorgeous culmination of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. Founded in 2019 by Juliette Sebock, Nightingale & … Continue reading Poetry published in the “Flight” magazine by Nightingale and Sparrow Press
First Published in the Visual Verse Vol 6 Chapter 06 That dissonance that cacophony, those hushed whispers are trying you to clamor you they are trapping you, slowly and surely and pitching an invisible fence around you those loud cheers those blaring noises of excitement like something new is unraveling, the air is thick with … Continue reading Temerity
My list of published works and poetry readings for the month of April posted on GodogGO cafe.
Good Morning Everyone- I am pleased to share with you a list of Megha’s most recent published poems as well as poetry readings in the New Jersey area. If you are in Jersey, please check it out. Megha is kind enough to share the sites where she has been published, and remember it is a great resource for you as well! Kudos to Megha! Have a fabulous poetry filled week- Linda
1. Poetry reading at the MANA contemporary art center
4. Shortlisted for a state level poetry contest
8. Poetry Reading at the DOCA Rooftop series
10. Free Verse Revolution
13. Poetic Diversity
I got the opportunity to attend poetry reading at the Art opening night of the Mana Contemporary Art Centre as part of the ongoing Jersey City poetry Festival ( Apr 25- Apr 30). The event was moderated by the poet laureate of Jersey City, Rashad Wright. The event was sponsored by Jersey City Arts Council … Continue reading Poetry reading at Mana Contemporary Art Centre as part of the Jersey City Poetry Festival 2019- “Intermedium”
So thankful to the editor of Vita Brevis Literature, Brian Geiger to give a beautiful home to my poem in his literary journal. Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine is much more than a publication. It has its own built-in community, a growing collection of thorough articles and guides about poetry publication, indexes of opportunities, and even interviews. You can find … Continue reading Poetry published in Vita Brevis Literature-“Those hushed whispers”
I cannot contain my excitement as I see my poem featured in the Brooklyn based Literary Journal Visitant Lit. I'm really grateful to the Managing editor Andrea for supporting my work and helping me through the process of publication. Visitant lit has a circulation of around 10,000 readers in the area. A visitant is … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Brooklyn, NY based Visitant Lit- “Stray”
One more wish crossed off my bucket list as I went to a poetry reading today at the Lillian Vernon Writers House as a part of Spring 2019 Poetry Reading Series. Jericho Brown read a few poems from his third book "Tradition" and few duplexes, a new poetry form he created. Jericho Brown is the … Continue reading Meeting Jericho Brown at the Lillian Vernon Writers House, NYC, NY
Dear blogging family, I’m happy and excited to share the news that one of my poems got shortlisted for “NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2019 Mental Health Poetry Contest” among top 10 finalists. They will be choosing the winners based on voting. Please click on the link here to cast your vote. They have concealed the … Continue reading Shortlisted for a state level poetry contest- Please vote-“A Journey towards freedom”
I'm so excited and honored to be part of the anthology coming soon alongside 46 other talent women writers. The anthology has been curated by Elizabeth Jane Deyro. RECLAIM / RESIST: The Enraged Feminine Anthology Series is a forthcoming two-part anthology series that aims to weaponize contemporary literature in reclaiming women's body from the oppression and … Continue reading Poetry forthcoming in the RECLAIM anthology
2019_PressRelease_Vol3_Issue1_5 Dime Show Review is a curated collection of poetry and fiction featuring poets and authors from around the globe. This work represents our modern-day truth: beauty, pain, curiosity, and humor. Each story or poem is paired with a photograph taken by one of our intrepid world-traveling photographers.I'm really thankful to the EIC Kae Sable … Continue reading Poetry published in the print edition of Dime Show Review Vol 3 Issue 1
It's an absolute honor to be accepted and to be featured as one of the contributors in the inaugural issue of London based Wellington Street Review. So grateful to the editors Annabel Mahoney and Catherine Mills for accepting my work for their beautiful magazine. Wellington Street Review takes its name from London’s Wellington Street, once … Continue reading Poetry published in the inaugural issue of Wellington Street Review- “Disguise”
I'm so thrilled to be part of this open rooftop series organized by the DOCA ( Department of Cultural Affairs )Jersey City and Jersey City writers as a special tribute to HCCC Professor Johanna van Gendt during the National Poetry Month. Being part of the Jersey city writer, I get to read my … Continue reading Poetry reading at DOCA Rooftop reading series – “Silence – a lost art”- National Poetry Month # NaPoWriMo
My list of published works for the month of March up at GoDogGo Cafe
Good Morning Everyone!
Megha has had another fabulous month. Below are the list of publications where her works were published for March, and she is kind enough to share it with us all. These are great resources for all writers should you decide to pursue them. Please join me in congratulating Megha on her tremendous accomplishments!- Linda
6. Poetry reading at the Jersey City Writers for the NEA eventhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/my-first-poetry-reading-survivor-as-part-of-the-national-endowment-of-arts-big-read-event-survival-is-insufficient-series/
10. Writer’s Cafe magazinehttps://thewriterscafemagazine.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/the-writers-cafe-magazine-issue-15-letters/
11. Al Khemia Poetica
13. Free Verse Revolutionhttps://freeverserevolution.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/polaris-megha-sood/
I braved my anxiety to record a reading of my poem and the EIC Juliette Sebock has been kind enough to put it up on the website along with the poem in print, Do listen to the audio recording on my poem "Silence - a lost art" and let me know your thoughts. Happy blogging! … Continue reading The audio version of my poem ” Silence -a lost art” at Nightingale and Sparrow
I'm beyond thrilled and excited to be published in the Brooklyn based Quail bell Magazine. So thankful to editors Christine Stoddard and Archita Mittra for her support. Quail Bell Magazine is a feminist publication and community for real and unreal stories from around the world. They have a special love for the imaginary, nostalgic, and otherworldly. Quail Bell was … Continue reading Poetry published in the Quail Bell Magazine- “Interchangeable”
I'm beyond excited to see my words in print again in one of the esteemed poetry journal printed by the Prolific Press --Poetry Quarterly. Prolific Press publishes 8 respected literary journals. Each journal publishes different literature, and each has a different flair. Poetry Quarterly’s mission is to support poets and poetry by maintaining a professional … Continue reading Poetry published in the Poetry Quarterly Winter 2018 – a print magazine by Prolific Press
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 – “Sometimes”, “Reminder”, “Dissonance” and ” Windows”
I'm so thrilled and excited to share this wonderful news with all of you. Today I did my first poetry reading in my local community of Jersey City writers. My poem"Survivor" was of the 10 finalists which got selected in the "Survival is insufficient" series hosted by the Jersey City writers and Jersey City Arts … Continue reading My first poetry reading – “Survivor” as part of the National Endowment of Arts big read event – “Survival is Insufficient” series
I'm excited to see my interview featured in the "Spotlight on Writers" series featured in the NY based Spillwords Press. Really thankful to the editor Dagmara for giving me this wonderful opportunity. Here is the link for the interview. Happy blogging! Megha Sood
So thrilled to see my interview published in the Scotland based Literary Journal. Go, take a look.
Megha Sood’s talent began blossoming in the Himalayan foothills, these days it is flourishing in the streets of New Jersey…
Hello Megha, so where are you from & where are you at at, geographically speaking?
I was born in a quaint little hilly city called Nangal, Himachal Pradesh, India. I have spent most of life in India and traveled a lot around the Northern states as my father was transferred often. After getting married in 2008 I shifted my base from India to the east coast of the United States. Now I live in Jersey City, New Jersey. My home is next to the beautiful Hudson River.
When did you realise you were a poet?
Writing poems has always given me that cathartic feeling and to pen down your deep thoughts have always given me solace. Writing in any form lets you connect to your deeper self. This change in…
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So happy to know that my two poems have been accepted in the Writer's Cafe Magazine for the March issue based on the theme "Letters". 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 blogging! Megha … Continue reading Poetry published in the Writer’s Cafe Magazine Issue 15 Theme “Letters”- “Wait”
So proud to be featured amongst the 31 poets on the Los Angeles-based Al khemia Poetica as an ode to the National Women History March Month. So thankful to the Marie C Lecrivain for featuring my poem "Rise". Marie dedicated her poetry blog to feature the works of the 31 women poets/writers to honor the … Continue reading Poetry published in the Al Khemia Poetica as part of the National Women’s History Month- “Rise”
I'm thrilled to announce that finally the print edition of the Flight Magazine is out today and is available on Amazon. So thankful to the EIC Juliette Sebock for supporting and including my work alongside other talented writers. If you want a copy of this gorgeous magazine you can buy on Amazon. Thanks so much … Continue reading On Amazon: Nightingale and Sparrow inaugural Issue – Flight Magazine
I'm beyond thrilled to be featured in the amazing inaugural issue of the Nightingale and Sparrow Literary Magazine called "Flight". The issue has been curated and edited by the amazing Juliette Sebock. The magazine is available in the web version and soon to be available in the print edition too. It's an absolute honor to … Continue reading Poetry published in the Nightingale and Sparrow-Flight Magazine-“Silence – a lost art”
Poetry featured in the Bangladesh based conclusion Magazine. Do read it and share your precious views.
Editor’s Note: Dear readers & contributors, welcome to TCM Issue #04. In this February issue we bring you some excellent poetry, artwork, story, photographs from our creative contributors. Also, we think you people seen we have made a big change in our site as google+ is going to shutdown on April. So, blogger comment section will be open from now. We think new design will be looking damn beautiful. With this redesign we brought YouTube section and from this 21st February we will up work there too. We hope redesign will be beneficial for our readers & contributors.
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I'm thrilled to see myself as a contributor in the Issue no 61 of the Haiku Journal published by Prolific Press. Prolific Press is more than a book publisher. Prolific also oversees the publication of eight established and respected literary journals. Every project employs a fair, blind reading method. The history and success of Prolific Press, its … Continue reading Haiku Published in the Haiku Journal Issue no 61 Prolific Press
I'm so elated to see my poem "Second Chance" published in the Arkansas based Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is a monthly online literary journal with international circulation published by undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas-Monticello. Each issue contains fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, artwork and photography from established and emerging writers and … Continue reading Poetry published in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine-“Second Chance”
My second poetry anthology alongside 12 other talented writers by Blank Paper Press out today on Amazon. Grab a copy.
So delighted to know that three of my poems have found a home in the Southwest based journal of literature and arts, Mojave Heart Review. I'm really thankful to the editor in chief Jeffery Reno and for giving me the opportunity to be featured in their esteemed poetry journal. Mojave Heart Review is an online journal … Continue reading Three poems published in the Mojave Heart Review – ” Treacherous dune”, “Abandoned” and “Survival”
Come see my top 3 Indie Books books of 2018.
Name: Megha Sood
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Three favorite indie books of 2018
1. Composition of a woman
Author: Christine E Ray
Where it can be purchased: Amazon
Christine Ray’s debut composition of poetry is a candid and powerful glimpse into the essence of womanhood. The ease and the sheer brilliance she portrays in her writing is highly commendable. The book is divided into five sections namely Nerve, Brain,Blood , Ribs and Breast. Each section leaves you in awe of her magical quill as she describes her struggle with her body, which is heartbreaking and empowering at the same time. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to takes this amazing…
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First Published in Literary Yard, August 2018 Time bends on the blade of a grass proving its existence and slowly the innocent raindrops follow the path and makes an impression in the heart of the earth slippery and slimy with the monsoon loneliness carries its weight around my little garden while the black nightingale cries and and the … Continue reading Lonely moon – Published in TreeHouse Arts
I'm so happy and delighted to see my poem gracing the opening of this beautifully curated and gorgeous magazine. Please read my poem "Interchangeable" as in the digital publication of the Scrittura Magazine. So thankful to the editors to give me the opportunity to be featured alongside talented writers. Scrittura Magazine is the UK based … Continue reading Poetry published in the winter issue of the Scrittura Magazine-“Interchangeable”
I'm very pleased that my poem has been featured in yet another Literary magazine which is a signatory of Pw.org ( Poets and Writers). I'm really grateful to the editors Amit Parmesseur and jane Mayflower for publishing my poem and supporting my work. Pangolin Review is a UK based bimonthly literary publication. Each issue goes online … Continue reading Poetry published in the Pangolin Review Issue 7
This fills me with happiness to see that two of my poems have been featured on the Madness Muse Press Blog. 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 learnings.Currently it is press dedicated … Continue reading Two poems published in the Madness Muse Press Blog-“Broken” and “Immigrant”
It gives me immense pleasure and happiness to share with you that I have been accepted as a Contributing Editor at the Ariel Chart. I'm really thankful to the editor in Chief and founder of the Ariel Chart, Mark Antony Rossi to have given me this wonderful opportunity. Ariel Chart is a signatory of P&W. (Poets … Continue reading Contributing Editor at Ariel Chart and Call out for submissions
And the day has finally arrived which marks the book launch of my writings alongside other talented and brave writers. It's not just a book but mission to raise the awareness about sexual abuse survivors through prose, poetry, and art. Really thankful to the editors Christine E. Ray, Candice Louisa, Kindra M Austin, and Rachel … Continue reading Indie Blu(e) Publishing Announces The Release of We Will Not Be Silenced
Visual Verse, a London/Berlin-based Literary Journal, celebrated its 5th Anniversary edition with a bang. Instead of giving us three pieces by the lead artists they gave the opportunity for readers to submit their best within the 24 hours of releasing the image and selected the top 3 to lead. Though I was not in the top … Continue reading Poetry published in Visual Verse 5th year anniversary edition-“Wonderland”
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 "Dichotomy", "Broken Word" and "Constant Variable" and share your precious comments. Happy blogging! Megha Sood
Good Morning Everyone-
All of us here at Go Dog Go Cafe are thrilled to announce that once more, Megha is in the spotlight with a wealth of published works for the month of October! Click on the links below to read and comment on them.
Congratulations Megha! You deserve it!
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Dear blogging family, I can't contain my excitement as I share the news of my acceptance in the directory of poets maintained by the Poets and Writers (pw.org). Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is the USA's largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. Their mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, … Continue reading Acceptance in the Directory of Poets and Writers aka Pw.org
I feel humble and delighted to see my poem featured in this esteemed journal. This marks a new chapter in my journey of being a writer. KOAN -one of the literary magazines hosted by the esteemed Paragon Press. As they describe themselves "The Paragon Press is an up-and-coming literary publishing house that is home of The Paragon … Continue reading Poetry published in KOAN ( Paragon Press)- “Tourniquet”
So happy and delighted to see my poem "Acceptance" in the online magazine " Life in 10 minutes".Life in 10 minutes is an initiative started by Valley Haggard, a recipient of 2014 Theresa Pollak Prize and a 2015 Style Weekly Women in the Arts Award. Life in 10 minutes is a challenge to express your … Continue reading Poetry Published in Life in 10 minutes-“Acceptance”
Dear blogging family, I could not contain my excitement to share this news that my first micro poetry along with spoken word got published in the #Sidehow part of the coveted FIVE:2: One Magazine. They are one of the esteemed Literary magazines referred to by Poets &Writers aka pw.org.I'm really thankful to the editor in chief, … Continue reading Poetry Published in the FIVE:2: ONE # Sideshow Magazine -“House”(Micro poetry)
You know you have hit a milestone in your poetry when you get published in a poetry magazine as esteemed as Dime Show review. Dime Show Review is a curated collection of poetry and fiction featuring poets and authors from around the globe. Each story or poem is paired with a photograph taken by one … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dime Show Review – Heritage
A valuable piece of advice from a talented writer about arranging and selecting your pieces from the enormous collection of your writing.
Do give it a read.
When I first contemplated choosing pieces and organizing them for Composition of a Woman, I naively thought it would be fairly quick and straightforward process. I had recently served as the editor for an art show chapbook that included pieces from 12 very diverse girls and women and as the primary editor for Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Collective, which included the writing of 29 writers from 7 countries. How hard could it be to organize my own book?
The first challenge I faced was the sheer volume of writing I had done since I started Brave and Reckless and my own lack of foresight. Normally, I write my first draft in a Word document and then post to my blog. I do save those Word Documents but oh, how I love to tinker! Once I copy and paste into the draft blog post I…
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Challenge your writing skills with the Tuesday prompt at GoDogGO Cafe.
Here is my response
As I walk slowly
counting each step
not to miss any step
I keep walking on my crushed dreams
turning them into the soft powder
soft enough for you
to walk over them.
again and again.
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 challenges that 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 your own blogs and/or Facebook.
Use the phrase “crushed dreams” in a piece of poetry or prose.
That dark well in the courtyard
is like a monster
as it devoured my sister
and never spat her out
that dark window sill is
blackened by my mother’s elbows
as she waited patiently for my father to arrive
those cracks in the basement door
plays my shattered memories
like a movie on a broken reel.
I try so hard to forget
Those stairs like the inside of the snakes
has devoured my happiness
This house is painted
with the handprints of blood
this is my house of pain
I don’t call it home anymore.
“Home isn't a place, its a feeling” ― Cecelia Ahern, Love, Rosie The air is heavy with your words deeply scented with your memories laced with your unspoken words I am gasping for my breath choking at times when they come back and haunt me titillate me and arouse me sometimes with their fragrance evermore but still … Continue reading Home