Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Lakshmi Kannan

In the series of promoting my #chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by brilliant poet, novelist, short story writer, Lakshmi Kannan. Megha Sood’s poems show a vulnerability that is welded to resilience in remarkably ingenious ways because poetry occupies the interstice between the felt and the … Continue reading Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Lakshmi Kannan

Poetry reading at the New York Poetry festival on the Algonquin Stage with the Thursday Morning Poets #NYCPoFest #TMPPoets

It was an exhilarating experience, to say the least, to perform at the 10th Annual New York poetry festival yesterday on July 24, 2021, with my Thursday Morning Poets Siblings. We Rocked the stage!! Thursday Morning Poets group has been founded by the Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella along with the Queens Public Library. Not … Continue reading Poetry reading at the New York Poetry festival on the Algonquin Stage with the Thursday Morning Poets #NYCPoFest #TMPPoets

Poetry as part of the “The Women” exhibit now displayed in the Berry lane Park, Jersey City, New Jersey

I'm thrilled to share the news that "The Women" exhibit showcasing the works of the 44 Jersey City artists in the Walk_Bye  exhibit curated by Catalina Arunguren is now on display in Berry Lane Park, Jersey City from July 20 to Auguest 20, 2021.  Below is the link to the video of the showcase along … Continue reading Poetry as part of the “The Women” exhibit now displayed in the Berry lane Park, Jersey City, New Jersey

Author Signed copies for my chapbook ” My Body Is not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press

#AuthorSigned Copies for my #chapbook " My Body Is Not an Apology" by Finishing Line Press I'm happy to share that in addition to buying copies from the Finishing Line Press website, people now can also buy personally signed copies from me. If you are interested in purchasing the personally signed copy please DM me … Continue reading Author Signed copies for my chapbook ” My Body Is not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press

Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Meenakshi Mohan

In the series of promoting my #chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by brilliant artist, poet, editor, critic, Meenakshi Mohan. My Body is Not an Apology by Megha Sood is a woman’s journey through gender-based discrimination. It is a cry and a plea as Sood questions, … Continue reading Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Meenakshi Mohan

Poetry Published in the 25th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Press, Philadelphia,USA

I’m excited to share the news of my acceptance of my poem "True Lies" in the  Annual Anthology 25th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia. Immensely thankful to Larry Robin for supporting my work. Honored to share space with Toi derricotte, Ronald Bremner and many more. The poetry reading will take place on 24 July … Continue reading Poetry Published in the 25th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Press, Philadelphia,USA

Media Mention for the upcoming poetry reading at the 25th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Arts Centre

Honored and thrilled to be part of the 25th Poetry Ink Anthology by Moonstone Arts Center on July 24,2021. This event hosted and curated by Larry Robin has received a mention in the Philadelphia Enquirer   I'm proud to share the space with Sonia Sanchez, Toi Derricotte, Ronald P. Bremner, Lamont Steptoe, and many others … Continue reading Media Mention for the upcoming poetry reading at the 25th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Arts Centre

Poetry Published in the Rio Grande Valley Festival Anthology Boundless 2021

Thrilled to share the pictures from the Boundless 2021 anthology featuring my two poems curated by Former MacAllen, Texas Poet Laureate Edward Viduarre. I’m grateful to the editors Edward Vidduarre, Sarah Joy Thompson and Gabriel González for accepting and supporting my work. I'm honored to share the space with one of the best poets in … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Rio Grande Valley Festival Anthology Boundless 2021

Poetry upcoming in the anthology “Re-imagine America” by Vagabond Press

I'm thrilled to share the news that two of my poems "Safekeeping" and "Bullhorn" has been accepted for the upcoming anthology "Re-imagine America"( an anthology for the future  by the Vagabond Press. Immensely grateful to the Editor Mark Lipman for supporting my work. To be published in the spring/summer of 2022 for national distribution. Contributors … Continue reading Poetry upcoming in the anthology “Re-imagine America” by Vagabond Press

Media Mention in Broadway World for the upcoming Poetry reading by #TMPPoets at the New York Poetry Festival 2021

As part of the New York Poetry festival upcoming event on July 24,2021 at the Governors Island below is the media mention. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Thursday-Morning-Poets-To-Debut-2021-New-York-City-Poetry-Festival-20010101 Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Juliette Van der Molen

In the series of promoting my #chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by brilliant artist, poet, editor and my co-editor of the "The Medusa Project", Juliette Van der Molen. Megha Sood’s “My Body is Not an Apology” is a powerful debut with poetry that contains multitudes. … Continue reading Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Juliette Van der Molen

Media Mention for the #TMPPoets (Thursday Morning Poets)event at the Upcoming New York Poetry Festival on July 24,2021

As part of the event at the Governors Island as part of the New York Poetry festival below are the media mentions Academy of American Poets ( Poets.Org) https://poets.org/event/thursday-morning-poets-new-york-city-poetry-festival Queens Gazette, New York  https://www.qgazette.com/articles/thursday-morning-poets-at-nyc-poetry-festival-on-governors-island/ Yelp https://www.yelp.com/events/new-york-thursday-morning-poets-the-new-york-city-poetry-festival?fbclid=IwAR3R6jnEcTUQ25bJD0qwAFKhOMGXIcNVOs-p7VD5MuqrKmKznpjCz41SVII Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Featured Poet in the New York Poetry Festival on July 24, Governors Island,NY #TMPPoets. Media coverage in the Poets.Org ( Academy of American poets)

I'm beyond thrilled to be part of the upcoming New York Poetry Festival on July 24,2021  at the picturesque Governors Island, New York.I'm part of the Thursday Morning Poets group which started as a prompt based workshop during pandemic by Queens Poet laureate and 2020 Fellow of Academy of American Poets , Maria Lisella. The … Continue reading Featured Poet in the New York Poetry Festival on July 24, Governors Island,NY #TMPPoets. Media coverage in the Poets.Org ( Academy of American poets)

Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Joshua Corwin

In the series of promoting my #chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by brilliant neurodivergent LA based poet Joshua Corwin A unique feminist exploration through the written word, investigating the body and the world society overlays atop women, Megha Sood does justice uncovering, discovering, and discarding … Continue reading Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Joshua Corwin

List of publications, events, conferences, media mentions for the month of June 2021

June 2021 was a month of many beginnings and celebrations of important milestones in my creative writing journey. As a recipient of a poet fellowship from MVICW ( Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing), I was thrilled and excited to be part of the one-week virtual writer’s conference at the Martha Vineyard Institute of Creative … Continue reading List of publications, events, conferences, media mentions for the month of June 2021

Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Kalpna Singh Chitnis

In the series of promoting my #chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by brilliant poet , Writer and Filmmaker, Kalpna Singh Chitnis My Body is Not An Apology is a testimony of female rebellion and a journey of self-discovery in a most wanted and unwanted way. The … Continue reading Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Kalpna Singh Chitnis

Featured writer on the London/Berlin Ekphrastic Journal Visual Verse July 2021

I'm extremely honored to be chosen as one of the featured writer for this month for the London/Berlin based Ekphrastic Journal Visual Verse. An Ekphrastic Journal that I have reached out for inspiration every month for the last two years  and still do. Their visually intriguing images have been creative triggers for many writers of … Continue reading Featured writer on the London/Berlin Ekphrastic Journal Visual Verse July 2021

PBS American Portrait , The Story of Us told by Us #AmericanPortraitPBS

In Feb ,2021 I was thrilled  to be part of the PBS American Portrait as my short story in response to the prompt "My American Story" was featured on the website. Here is the link to that. Now PBS has turned those 400 stories into a vivid book that captures the struggles of the people … Continue reading PBS American Portrait , The Story of Us told by Us #AmericanPortraitPBS

Poem “Old Shoes” featured in the Lyrical Somerville section of The Somerville Times

I'm thrilled to see my poem "Old Shoes" published in the Lyrical Somerville section of the Local Independent Newspaper, The Somerville Times. Many thanks to the Doug Holder who is the arts/editor of the Somerville News. Here is the link to me poem "Old Shoes" Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press … Continue reading Poem “Old Shoes” featured in the Lyrical Somerville section of The Somerville Times

Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Rochelle Potkar

In the series of promoting my #chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by brilliant poet Rochelle Potkar, Author of Paper Asylum and Bombay Hangovers Sometimes with acerbic irony, sometimes with wise comeuppance, but never with hopeless resignation no matter how bleak the refracted rays of reality, … Continue reading Advance Praise for my poetry chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Rochelle Potkar

Poetry featured on the “Poem of the Week” section of the Life and Legends Lit Journal

I'm thrilled to share that my poem " The Day When Liberty Was Disrobed" is selected in the "Poem of the Week" section of the California based Literary Journal, Life and Legends. Immensely thankful to the EIC Kalpna Singh Chitnis for selecting the poem to feature during the opportune moment of the July 4th weekend. … Continue reading Poetry featured on the “Poem of the Week” section of the Life and Legends Lit Journal

Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 1/2021 (April-June 2021)

I’m thrilled to see my poem published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 2 . I’m really thankful to the editors David Paul Vnuck and Muguras Maria Vnuck for supporting my work. Also, to Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy as an editorial counselor (India) for the magazine. I'm proud to share the space with eminent poet Dilip Mohapatra, Hema Ravi and Meenakshi … Continue reading Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 1/2021 (April-June 2021)

Advance Praise for the chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Usha Akella, Poet and Founder of the Matwaala, South Asian Diaspora Poetry Festival

In the series of promoting my #chapbook "My Body Is Not an Apology" by Finishing Line Press, today I'm proud to share this blurb by brilliant poet and co-founder of Matwaala, South Asian Diaspora Festival, Usha Akella These poems recognize the body as the ‘eye of the storm’ in the turbulent churning of our age. … Continue reading Advance Praise for the chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Usha Akella, Poet and Founder of the Matwaala, South Asian Diaspora Poetry Festival

Poetry Published in the Good Cop/Bad Cop Anthology by FlowerSong Press, 2021

I’m really thrilled to receive my copy of the anthology featuring few poems for the timely and powerful anthology called “Good Cop/Bad Cop” by FlowerSong Press. Immensely thankful to the EIC and publisher of the press Edward Vidaurre and Vincent Cooper for bringing this essential and timely anthology to fruition. I'm excited to see my … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Good Cop/Bad Cop Anthology by FlowerSong Press, 2021

Featured Poet in the One year anniversary of walk_bye

I'm honored to be part of the One year celebration of the Walk_bye as part of the most beautiful virtual exhibit designed by walk bye artist @crystallettersofficial . We have 50 artists of ALL mediums from all over the world in three different rooms. The Exhibition is divided into three exhibition rooms: Paper, Coming Out of … Continue reading Featured Poet in the One year anniversary of walk_bye

Poetry Published in the Annual Issue of Tulsa Review, Spring 2021, Issue 8

I'm excited to see my poem "Lonely Night" published in the Litearay and Arts Journal , Tulsa Review. Tulsa Review is an Lit and Arts Journal curated by the staff and students of the Tulsa Community College, Okhlahoma. I'm grateful to the staff and students of the TCC for bringing this gorgeous issue to fruition. … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Annual Issue of Tulsa Review, Spring 2021, Issue 8

Life and Legends Issue 10 is LIVE!!!

Amazingly proud to bring my offering of Life and Legends Issue 10 as an #AssociateEditor. Proud and thrilled to have worked alongside my brilliant team of EIC Kalpna Singh-Chitnis and fellow editor Lopa Banerjee . Really thankful to Nirvan Chitnis for his hard work in putting the journal together and bringing this gorgeous journal to … Continue reading Life and Legends Issue 10 is LIVE!!!

My First Writer’s Conference(June 6-June 11) as part of Poet Fellowship from MVICW, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

It was a thrilling week full of learning and connecting with link-minded people as an attendee in the Summer Writing Conference of Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.  To be part of the informative sessions about the craft of creative writing from your literary heroes was a blessing. Immensely grateful to the founder Alexander Weinstein … Continue reading My First Writer’s Conference(June 6-June 11) as part of Poet Fellowship from MVICW, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

Pre-sales Open for my chapbook ” My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, Shipping Date Oct,1,2021

I'm brimming with joy to share the news that the pre-sales for my chapbook "My Body Is Not an Apology" by award winning Finishing Line Press is now open for orders. The book  will be shipped on October 1, 2021. I'm immensely thankful to all the advanced readers of the book, friends, and mentors in … Continue reading Pre-sales Open for my chapbook ” My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, Shipping Date Oct,1,2021

List of Publications/Contest/Media for the Month of May 2021

May has been special to me as my poetry was chosen and displayed outside the City Hall, Jersey City as part of the walk_by exhibit curated by Catalina Arunguren. It was a moment of celebration for me to be facilitated by the Mayor and the Councilwomen of Jersey City. The first event happened after the … Continue reading List of Publications/Contest/Media for the Month of May 2021

Joined the UNA-US ( United Nations Association- US Chapter), 2021

I'm thrilled to inform that I have received the invitation to join the United Nations Association - US Chapter as a part of the advocacy group. I'm extremely thankful to Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director, UNA-USA, for extending the invitation. I have joined the NYC Chapter. The United Nations Association of the United States of … Continue reading Joined the UNA-US ( United Nations Association- US Chapter), 2021

Poetry Reading at Walt Whitman 202nd Virtual Birthday celebration

I'm happy to see my poetry reading selected for the 202nd virtual birthday celebration for the great poet Walt Whitman organised by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) WWBA is hosted a virtual world-wide Marathon Reading of “Leaves of Grass” and Whitman-Themed Art Exhibition via a live Zoom presentation event on May 31st, 2021. They … Continue reading Poetry Reading at Walt Whitman 202nd Virtual Birthday celebration

The Kali Project anthology is a Finalist in 15th Indie Excellence Book Awards

#TheKaliProject, my first editorial project for the #printanthology with the brilliant and talented Candice Daquin of Indie Blue Publishing is a #finalist in the 15th National Indie Excellence Book Awards.So proud of the team and 200+ brilliant and talented Indian women who made this anthology possible. An anthology of 600+ pages featuring the voices of Indian Women speaking their … Continue reading The Kali Project anthology is a Finalist in 15th Indie Excellence Book Awards

Nominated for iWGA ( International Women Global Awards) 2021. Please Vote!! #iWGA2021

I’m happy to share the news that I have been accepted as a nominee for the iWomenGlobalAwards 2021 in the literature category. I would really appreciate it if you can spare some time to vote for my nomination in the iWomanGlobal Awards. For voting, you have to click on the “Like Profile/Recommend” button on the page. Here … Continue reading Nominated for iWGA ( International Women Global Awards) 2021. Please Vote!! #iWGA2021

Poetry Published in the Home Planet Online Issue no 8

I'm thrilled to see my my four poems published in the NY based Literary  Journal "Home Planet Online." Thankful to EIC Frank Murphy and Associate Editor Particia Carragon for supporting my work. I'm thrilled to see my three prose poems namely "The Vernacular of Poetry", "Requiem for a dream" and "Screaming from the Silence" and … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Home Planet Online Issue no 8

Featured Poet on the 1 year anniversary of When People Speak, May 25, 2021

I'm honored to be selected as the featured poet celebrating the one year anniversary of the "When People Speak" curated by Ameerah Shabazz Bilal and James Ellerbe. So honored to share the space with Paterson Poet Laureate, Talena Lachelle Queen, Sage Gallon and Star Angel. James Ellerbe is the founder of  Not Enough Words (2014) … Continue reading Featured Poet on the 1 year anniversary of When People Speak, May 25, 2021

Presidential Poet Laureate Richard Blanco work featured in “Life in Quarantine” archive at Stanford University, USA

I'm beyond excited to share the news that the work of the Presidential Poet Laureate Richard Blanco's poem"Say This isn’t The End" earlier featured on The Atlantic, has been added to the "Words in Quarantine" section of the Project "Life in Quarantine" project. Richard Blanco (born February 15, 1968) is an American poet, public speaker, … Continue reading Presidential Poet Laureate Richard Blanco work featured in “Life in Quarantine” archive at Stanford University, USA

Poetry Published in Nebo, Arkansas Tech University Journal, Fall 2020

I'm thrilled to see my poem published in the Arkansas Tech University Journal, Nebo. I'm extremely thankful to the EIC Chad Hall, Depatment Head, Dr Carl Brucker and Asst Poetry Editor Emily Beirne for supporting and publishing my work. I'm happy to see my poem "A Poem is Never Alone" in the sharing the space … Continue reading Poetry Published in Nebo, Arkansas Tech University Journal, Fall 2020

Featured Artist in “Empowering Asian American Voices” by In FullColor on May 17,2021 #AAPIHeritageMonth #StopAAPIHate

I'm proud to be chosen as one of the featured artists in the upcoming "Asian American Voices" event curated by Summer Dawn, Founder of the award winning organization InFullColor in honor of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021. This event is for Visit.org, a nonprofit that offers virtual experiences that partner corporate volunteers with … Continue reading Featured Artist in “Empowering Asian American Voices” by In FullColor on May 17,2021 #AAPIHeritageMonth #StopAAPIHate

Featured Poet in the Spectrum Publishing, California event on May 15,Saturday, 6-8pm EST

I'm delighted to be a featured poet in the upcoming Saturday Afternoon Poetry hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell of Spectrum Publishing. I'm honored to share the space with MIRA MATARIC, R A RUADH. Reading by featured poets will be followed by open mic. Here is the link to the poetry reading and ZOOM details. Here … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Spectrum Publishing, California event on May 15,Saturday, 6-8pm EST

Poetry reading as part of the Jersey City Free Public Library Poetry Showcase on May 07,2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

I’m thrilled to be part of the first poetry showcase event curated by Alison Blumenfeld, Head of Information Services, and Jersey City Free Public Library. My poem ”Brotherhood” is part of Poetry Showcase event curated by the Jersey City Free Public Library.  Here is the link to the showcase where you can browse the works … Continue reading Poetry reading as part of the Jersey City Free Public Library Poetry Showcase on May 07,2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Published at NY based Press Spillwords – “Quest-A Reflection in the Woods”

It’s always a pleasure to see my poem “Quest- A Reflection in the Woods” published in the December Issue of the NY based press Spill words. Really thankful to the editor in chief Dagmara to support my work. You can read my poem here. Do read and rate my poem. Happy blogging! Megha Sood

Poetry as part of the Art Exhibition Group Show “The Women” by Walk_Bye at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey , May 06,2021

It was an evening filled with fun and galore meeting my creative community for Jersey City after a lockdown period of 14 months. I could not have asked for a better way to end the lockdown period with the event where my poem “ Definition” was displayed on vinyl outside the City Hall, Jersey City … Continue reading Poetry as part of the Art Exhibition Group Show “The Women” by Walk_Bye at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey , May 06,2021

Long listed for the UK based Erbacce Poetry Prize 2021 amongst 13,000+ entries

I’m so thrilled to share the news that I have been long listed in the UK based coveted Erbacce Poetry Prize 2021. This year the competition received a whopping submission of 13,000+ entries and my poem was one of the 120 longlisted entries. The annual erbacce poetry competition with great prizes for the best seven poets. The outright winner will … Continue reading Long listed for the UK based Erbacce Poetry Prize 2021 amongst 13,000+ entries

Poetry Published in the “Portal” May day Flash Issue of OffMenuPress

Thrilled to be part of the "Portal" May Day Flash issue of the OffMenu Press.This new online issue features 11 pieces of micro-poetry and -fiction inspired by Arundhati Roy that reflect on May Day and the struggle for workers’ rights. I'm really thankful to the editor Rebecca and the entire team for bringing this gorgeous … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Portal” May day Flash Issue of OffMenuPress

List of Publications/Events/Contests/Press for the month of April 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

Needless to say, the amount of joy and celebration the month of April, being the National Poetry Month, brings to this little poet. The whole month was a whirlwind of events, poetry readings, workshops, and a plethora of anything and everything poetry.  The highlight of the month was me being the recipient of the Poet … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Contests/Press for the month of April 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry recitation at the Speak Series by Word Seed Inc

Honored to be part of the Speak Series All Language Series curated by the Word Seed Founder, Paterson Poet Laureate, Talena Queen .Speak Series by Word Seed Inc. In collaboration with Paterson Free Public Library closes out National Poetry Month 2021 with All Languages.  The Speak Series is an online event created during the Covid-19 … Continue reading Poetry recitation at the Speak Series by Word Seed Inc

Poetry Reading for the 13th Annual Words for Birds 2021 organized by Mitchell Lake Audubon center on April 24, 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth2021

I’m excited to be share the recording of the poetry reading  to celebrate the 13th Annual Words for Birds Event. The event was co-hosted by Stone in the Stream/Roca en el Rio environmental writers and artists group, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, and Deceleration. I’m really thankful to Marisol Cortez ( a writer and an environmental justice activist) for giving me this wonderful opportunity … Continue reading Poetry Reading for the 13th Annual Words for Birds 2021 organized by Mitchell Lake Audubon center on April 24, 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth2021