Featured Poet on the Wednesday Night Poetry(WNP), Dec 08, 2021 7pm CST by Kai Coggin

I'm thrilled and honored to be the featured poet on the country longest running pooetry reading event hosted by poet and author, Kai Coggin. I''m extremely honored to share the virtual space with the Jersey City Poet Laureate, Rescue Poetix. The event is also taking place person at the LIVE at Kollective poet and is … Continue reading Featured Poet on the Wednesday Night Poetry(WNP), Dec 08, 2021 7pm CST by Kai Coggin

Poetry Published in the December Newsletter “NOW” of FAO ( Food and Agricultural Organization of North America) in honor of the World Food Day 2021

I’m grateful that my poetry has been  included in the December Newsletter of FAO in recognition of the 2021 World Food Day. In addition, for each poem submitted, 10 tree seedlings were purchased on the poet’s behalf by Ms. Rebecca Roach and planted around the world by the Eden Reforestation Projects which employs local stakeholders … Continue reading Poetry Published in the December Newsletter “NOW” of FAO ( Food and Agricultural Organization of North America) in honor of the World Food Day 2021

Book Review of Anita Nahal’s “What’s Wrong With Us Kali Women?” by Megha Sood on Different Truths, a Social Journalism Website

I’m happy to share that my review of the prose poetrycollection “What's Wrong With Us Kali Women?” by the prolific poet Anita Nahal has been published on the website Different Truths. Immensely grateful to the EIC and  founder, Arindam Roy for supporting my work and publishing the review of the book on the website. Different Truths is a … Continue reading Book Review of Anita Nahal’s “What’s Wrong With Us Kali Women?” by Megha Sood on Different Truths, a Social Journalism Website

Poetry Published in the Usawa Literary Review

I'm happy to share that two poems of mine have been published in the December Edition of the Usawa Literary Review based on the theme "Magna Carta". I'm thankful to Poetry Editor, Vinita Agrawal  for supporting my work and accepting my two poems. The poems " The Day the Town Celebrated"  and "The Burden We … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Usawa Literary Review

List of publications/event/media mentions for the month of November 2021

November has been the month of exciting news and milestone moments in my writing career. The peak of the month was when my debut e-anthology “The Medusa Project” which I co-edited with Juliette Van der Molen for the UK based Arts and Literary Journal Mookychick was selected as a digital payload by payload curator and … Continue reading List of publications/event/media mentions for the month of November 2021

Poetry Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2022 Edition: Best of the Small Presses XLVI

Thrilled to share the news that my poem "Poem and its hunger" has been nominated for the coveted #Pushcart Prize. The poem was recently published in the #2021BrownstonePoets Anthology. Immensely grateful to Patricia Carragon for the nomination.and Congratulations !! to all the fellow nominees Winners will be announced next year and published in the next … Continue reading Poetry Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2022 Edition: Best of the Small Presses XLVI

Advance Praise for my debut Full-length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat, FlowerSong Press” by Rescue Poetix

In the series of promoting my #debut #fulllength #poetrycollection “My Body Lives Like a Threat"” by FlowerSong Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by brilliant poet, author, performer and 2021-22 Jersey City Poet Laureate, Rescue Poetix. RescuePoetix™ is the first Puerto Rican woman to be appointed as Poet Laureate of Jersey City (2021-2022). As … Continue reading Advance Praise for my debut Full-length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat, FlowerSong Press” by Rescue Poetix

My upcoming #debut #full-length #poetrycollection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” is a Semi-finalist for the grant by the National League of American Pen Women #NLAPW

I'm thrilled to share the news that my upcoming debut full length poetry collection "My Body Likes Like a Threat" by FlowerSong Press has been a Semifinalist for the  "Shirley Holden Helberg Grant" offered by National League of American Pen Women. I also have been offered a membership for the same. Immensely thankful to Nancy … Continue reading My upcoming #debut #full-length #poetrycollection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” is a Semi-finalist for the grant by the National League of American Pen Women #NLAPW

Memoir published in the anthology “Body of Memories” curated and edited by Lopa Banerjee

I'm delighted to share the news of inclcusion of my memoir in the upcoming anthology "‘The Body of Memories: A collection of Memoirs and Personal Essays’, edited by renowed poet and editor, Lopa Bannerjee. It will be a collection of almost 70 personal essays/memoir, autobiographical narratives written by prolific and dynamic authors, poets and artists. … Continue reading Memoir published in the anthology “Body of Memories” curated and edited by Lopa Banerjee

Poetry Published in the Arcs Prose Anthology 2021

Thrilled to see my prose poem published in the Arcs Prose Anthology 2021 curated and edited by Dr Pragya Suman. Link to the Arcs prose Anthology 2021. My poem "Weeping Willow" has been published on the Page 27. https://f556378c-91bb-45cc-93b9-d1f58fb655a0.filesusr.com/ugd/7b4db6_9f96442c772649ba904f7346923e9176.pdf In words of Dr Pragya Suman: Arc prose poetry anthology 2021 is live and beautiful. I … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Arcs Prose Anthology 2021

My editorial debut anthology “The Medusa Project”, is going to the moon!! as part of the “Polaris Collection” via Astrobotics Technologies and SpaceX

This whole post seems so unreal to me as I share the news that my first e-anthology "The Medusa Project", as an editor for the UK based Literary and Arts Journal, Mookychick, has been selected as the digital payload for the The Polaris Collection - Launching in 2023 with SpaceX / Astrobotic Technologies' Griffin Lander … Continue reading My editorial debut anthology “The Medusa Project”, is going to the moon!! as part of the “Polaris Collection” via Astrobotics Technologies and SpaceX

Advance Praise for my debut Full-length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” by Melissa Studdard #MyBodyLivesLikeaThreat

In the series of promoting my #debut #fulllength #poetrycollection “My Body Lives Like a Threat"” by FlowerSong Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by brilliant poet ,author and dear friend , Melissa Studdard Melissa Studdard is the author of five books, including the poetry collection I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, the poetry chapbook Like a Bird … Continue reading Advance Praise for my debut Full-length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” by Melissa Studdard #MyBodyLivesLikeaThreat

Featured in the Mayo Clinic Stories:Family perspectives: Vaccinating children against COVID-19

I'm happy to share that my opinion about vaccinating children against COVID19 has been featured on the Stories Section of the Mayo Clinic. I'm thankful to my fellow writer/poet friend Nichole Acosta for giving me the space. Here is the link: https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/families-vaccinating-children-against-covid-19 Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, … Continue reading Featured in the Mayo Clinic Stories:Family perspectives: Vaccinating children against COVID-19

Advance Praise for my debut Full-length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” by Maria Lisella #MyBodyLivesLikeaThreat

In the series of promoting my #debut #fulllength #poetrycollection “My Body Lives Like a Threat" by FlowerSong Press, today I’m proud to share this blurb by brilliant poet, Academy of American Poets Fellow and Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella Maria Lisella served as the Poet Laureate of Queens from 2015-2019 and was recently named an Academy … Continue reading Advance Praise for my debut Full-length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” by Maria Lisella #MyBodyLivesLikeaThreat

Review of my chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Madhumita Sinha

Immensely thankful to Madhumita Sinha for sharing her thoughts about my #chapbook"My Body Is Not an Apology" by Finishing Line Press. It's so heartwarming to read her thoughts about my debut chapbook. Review of the book “ My body is not an apology “ by Megha Sood , who lives in New Jersey, USA . … Continue reading Review of my chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Madhumita Sinha

Book launch for the anthology “Reimagine America” by Vagabond Press at the 2nd Culver City Book Festival Feb 2022

Looking forward to the publication of this #anthology "Reimagine America" which is curated by Mark Lipman and its proof pages have just arrived. The anthology has been curated by Editor Mark Lipman and the sterling lineup of the poets include Louis J Rodriguez, Thelma T. Reyna , Mark Lipman, Matt Sedillo, Coco, Jeffery Martin, Michael … Continue reading Book launch for the anthology “Reimagine America” by Vagabond Press at the 2nd Culver City Book Festival Feb 2022

Poetry reading featured on the Poetry Channel(Youtube) by Indran Amirthanayagam

I'm thrilled to share the news that the poetry recording of my three poems from my chapbook "My Body Is not an Apology" by Finishing Lines Press and my debut full length poetry collection "My Body Lives Like a Threat" by FlowerSong Press has been featured on the youtube based Poetry Channel by Indran Amirthanayagam. … Continue reading Poetry reading featured on the Poetry Channel(Youtube) by Indran Amirthanayagam

Featured on #RadioShow #Podcast “Healing Wisdom” by Pandora Peoples LIVE on 92.1 FM WOMR Provincetown, MA, and 91.3 FM WOMR New Orleans, USA

Going Live Today!!! Listen to #radioshow WOMR 92.1 FM in Provincetown, WFMR 91.3 FM in Orleans Thursday at 9 am EDT | 6 am PDT Find the #podcast at womr.org thereafter. WOMR #TheHealingWisdom Radio Show by Pandora Peoples Come give it a listen !! #podcast https://womr.org/podcast/body-is-not-an-apology-with-author-megha-sood/ Thanks so much to Pandora Peoples for giving me the platform for sharing my thoughts about my creative process, … Continue reading Featured on #RadioShow #Podcast “Healing Wisdom” by Pandora Peoples LIVE on 92.1 FM WOMR Provincetown, MA, and 91.3 FM WOMR New Orleans, USA

Poetry included in the 2021 World Food Day e-Anthology by FAO ( Food and Agriculture Organization United Nations,North America) and Poet Rebecca Roach

I'm grateful that my poetry has been included in the  e-anthology in recognition of the 2021 World Food Day. In addition, for each poem submitted, 10 tree seedlings will be purchased on the poet's behalf by Ms. Roach and planted around the world by the Eden Reforestation Projects which employs local stakeholders in areas impacted … Continue reading Poetry included in the 2021 World Food Day e-Anthology by FAO ( Food and Agriculture Organization United Nations,North America) and Poet Rebecca Roach

Featured on Radio Show WOMR 92.1 FM in Provincetown, MA and WFMR 91.3 FM in Orleans on Thursday, 11 November 2021

** Come Tune into WOMR 92.1 FM in Provincetown, MA and WFMR 91.3 FM in Orleans on Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 9 am EDT *** Immensely thankful to the Pandora Peoples for giving me this opportunity. Come listen to me as I discuss my #chapbook "My Body Is Not an Apology" from Finishing Line Press and my #fulllength collection " My Body … Continue reading Featured on Radio Show WOMR 92.1 FM in Provincetown, MA and WFMR 91.3 FM in Orleans on Thursday, 11 November 2021

BOOK COVER and Preorder for my Debut Full length Poetry Collection ” My Body Lives Like a Threat” by FlowerSong Press, 2021

BOOK COVER and BOOK LISTING FOR THE DEBUT POETRY FULL-LENGTH "MY BODY LIVES LIKE A THREAT" On the auspicious occasion of #Diwali ( The Festival of Lights) I'm thrilled to share the #bookcover and the preorder link for my #debut #fulllength #poetrycolleciton "My Body Lives Like a Threat" by FlowerSong Press They say it takes … Continue reading BOOK COVER and Preorder for my Debut Full length Poetry Collection ” My Body Lives Like a Threat” by FlowerSong Press, 2021

List of publications/event/media mentions for the month of October 2021

October has been a month of shedding the layers of self-quarantine and isolation and going out and meeting people in person for events, festivals, etc. October has also been a milestone month this year as it was the publication month for my first chapbook "My Body Is Not an Apology" by Finishing Line Press. I … Continue reading List of publications/event/media mentions for the month of October 2021

My Debut Full Length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” Coming soon!!

Work in Progress!!   I have started working towards the publication of my #debut #fulllength #poetrycollection " My Body Lives Like a Threat" with my talented and kind publisher Edward Vidaurre of FlowerSong Press   So overwhelmed by the generosity of the advanced readers, poets, and friends from the lit community in bringing this dream … Continue reading My Debut Full Length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” Coming soon!!

Review of the anthology “The Kali Project” by Sanjula Sharma in Muse India , a Literary e-Journal

Thrilled to see another review of the "Tha Kali Project" an anthology I co-edited with Candice Daquin for Indie Blue Publishing  featuring the work of 200+ Indian Women writers. The review was published in the literary e-journal : Muse India. The brllaint and the detailed review has been done by Sanjula Sharma. Immensely grateful to … Continue reading Review of the anthology “The Kali Project” by Sanjula Sharma in Muse India , a Literary e-Journal

My Chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press trending at no 5 on Amazon under the Asian American Poetry ( New releases)

OMG My Chapbook is trending at no 5 on Amazon today.Right after my literary guru, Ocean Vuong's  latest release "Time is a Mother" Do order your copies!!!! Thanks a million to those who supported my work. Links : Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Body-Not-Apology-Megha-Sood/dp/1646626354/ref=sr_1_3?crid=LKMFHSSA3AQ3&dchild=1&keywords=my+body+is+not+an+apology&qid=1634573961&sprefix=My+Body+is+not+an%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-3 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-body-is-not-an-apology-megha-sood/1140231102;jsessionid=72B5546D4F6A9030EAB2A288C832609D.prodny_store01-atgap04?ean=9781646626359 Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Featured Poet in the Muddy Poetry Review #25, Fall Edition 2021

I'm thrilled to be one of the #featuredpoets in the Fall edition of the Muddy poetry Review. So honored to share the space with the fellow featured poets Sha Huang, Doug Holder, David P. Miller, Jane Williams,Anatoly Molotkov, and Vince Gotera. Also, happy to share space with Patricia Carragon, Betsy Mars, Carrie Magnus Radna, Kate … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Muddy Poetry Review #25, Fall Edition 2021

Panelist at the AWP22 Conference, March 23-26, 2022, Philadelphia, USA

Thrilled to be part of my first #AWP22  ( Association of Writers and Writing Program ) conference for the event "Creative Activism in Words & Action: Writers & Activists at the United Nations" on behalf of Life and Legends . The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and … Continue reading Panelist at the AWP22 Conference, March 23-26, 2022, Philadelphia, USA

Featured on the Poets Wear Prada podcast

I'm immensely grateful to EIC and founder of Poets Wear Prada Publishing Press, Roxanne Hoffman for featuring me on the podcast. I'm reading poem " Does Hurt Have a Gender", from my chapbook " My Body Is not an Apology" by Finishing Line Press. You can listen to the podcast here. https://www.buzzsprout.com/42914/9352044?fbclid=IwAR2PkG7kWwhQNNNENfY2_xhX6fgvPq4p_eHdTGPde8-SGmhX5VjipHsmfLI Happy Poetry!! Megha … Continue reading Featured on the Poets Wear Prada podcast

Featured in UK based Poetry Podcast “Eat the Storms” hosted and produced by Damien Donnelly

I'm thrilled to be featured in the UK based Poetry Podcast " Eat The Storms" hosted and produced by Irish poet Damien B Donnelly. The #poetrypodcast has been aired on Saturday, 09, 2021 at 5pm UK time. I'm honored to share the space with Paul Adam Short, Theresa Donnelly,James Nyugen and Elizabeth M Castillo. You … Continue reading Featured in UK based Poetry Podcast “Eat the Storms” hosted and produced by Damien Donnelly

Featured Artist in the “When Women Speak” event at the Newark Arts Festival ,Oct 09, 2021

Honored to share the space with award winning poet Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal , Jersey City Poet Laureate Rescue Poetix , Paterson Poet Laureate Talena Lachelle Queen , Dujuana Sharese , Mariah Ayscue , Dayana Poulard , Isabel Cruz, Leloni Lopez And many more at the Newark Arts festival 2021. "When Women Speak" happened on the evening … Continue reading Featured Artist in the “When Women Speak” event at the Newark Arts Festival ,Oct 09, 2021

Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 3/2021 (July-September 2021)

I’m thrilled to see my poem published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 3 . 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 Hema Ravi ,Michael Lee Johnson,, Neelam … Continue reading Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 3/2021 (July-September 2021)

Unboxing Author copies of chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press

The Day Finally Came!!!! Yesterday I received my set of #authorcopies of my chapbook "My Body Is Not an Apology" by Finishing Line Press. I'm so excited to share the unboxingvideo of the same made by my son, Siddharth. Watch the video here--> https://youtu.be/gJWHurO_Ttw The #chapbook is now available through #IngramBookGroup, a leader in wholesale … Continue reading Unboxing Author copies of chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press

List of Publications/Events/Press Mentions for the month of September 2021

September is always a month of transition for me. Change is movement and movement is life. September is also special to me in more ways than one as it's my son's and my birthday month too. In addition to the family celebrations, the month also gave me the opportunity to celebrate poetry. I was proud … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Press Mentions for the month of September 2021

Featured Poet at 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival 2021

Sharing some pics from #Day2 of the 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival. It was an honor and blessing to meet my poetry friends in person and to watch them rock the stage. I was blessed to share the stage as a #featuredpoet with James C Ellerbe and Mwikali words. The event was also graced by … Continue reading Featured Poet at 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival 2021

Featured Poet in the 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival, Oct 1-3, 2021

Thrilled and excited to be a #featuredpoet in the upcoming #PatersonPoetryFestival2021. I will be reading #poems from my chapbook ("My Body Is Not an Apology", Finishing Line Press) and from full length ("My Body Lives Like a Threat", FlowerSong Press) Honored to share the space with talented voices James C Ellerbe Crystal Crustl Davis #JerseyCityPoetLaureate … Continue reading Featured Poet in the 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival, Oct 1-3, 2021

Media Mention of the Thursday Morning Poets virtual event at the NYPL( New York Public Library) in newspaper,Broadway World

I'm thrilled to see the media mention of our #TMPPoets event today at NYPL The New York Public Library along with the #100thousandpoetsforchange in the Broadway World.com Thursday Morning Poets-who represent NYC's broad cultural and ethnic diversity -go global, drawing on their unique lived experiences in reading of their original works of poetry in-concert with … Continue reading Media Mention of the Thursday Morning Poets virtual event at the NYPL( New York Public Library) in newspaper,Broadway World

Event Mention of the Thursday Morning Poets joining the 100 Thousand Poets for Change on Sept 24, 2021 in Poets.org and NYPL ( New York Public Library) website

Excited to see the mention of the #TMPpoets ( Thursday Morning Poets) upcoming online event at the NYPL The New York Public Library Jefferson Branch. Thursday Morning Poets are joining the 100 Thousand Poets for change. Below is the event listing on the NYPL website: https://www.nypl.org/.../pro.../2021/09/24/1000-poets-change The event is also mentioned in The Academy of … Continue reading Event Mention of the Thursday Morning Poets joining the 100 Thousand Poets for Change on Sept 24, 2021 in Poets.org and NYPL ( New York Public Library) website

Featured Poet in the Turkey based International Arts Festival, FeminenArtFest

I’m thrilled to share the news that I ‘m part of the international  Turkey based Women Art festival, FEMINENARTFEST.  Below is the link of the poetry reading of my poem " My Body Is not an Apology" from my upcoming chapbook by Finishing Line Press along with the certificate of participation. https://www.facebook.com/1603983663/posts/10219048284150391/?d=n The event has been … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Turkey based International Arts Festival, FeminenArtFest

Poetry reading for the anthology “Protect 2021” by Moonstone Arts as part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change

I''m excited to share that my poem has been accepted for publication in the anthology "Protest 2021" by Moonstone Arts Center. The poetry reading for the 50 poets featured in the anthology will be on September 25, 2021. Among the many distinguished writers and historians that Moonstone has presented to Philadelphia audiences are two United … Continue reading Poetry reading for the anthology “Protect 2021” by Moonstone Arts as part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Featured Poet in the 3rd Annual Hartford Book Festival, Sept 17 2021 ,7pm EST.

Honored to be part of the 3rd annual #HartfordLitFestival sponsored by the Hartford Library. I'm part of the virtual component of the book festival.   The event will be streamed on Facebook through the "When Women Speak" Page.   Do join us. Immensely grateful to founder of "When Women Speak", Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal for making me … Continue reading Featured Poet in the 3rd Annual Hartford Book Festival, Sept 17 2021 ,7pm EST.

Featured in the Jersey City Community Song “Stronger”curated by Arts House Production ,Office of Cultural Affairs and Artist Carol Lester

Thrilled to be part of the ##CommunitySong " Stronger"curated by the Art House Productions Group and  artist Carol Lester. The community song was premiered  this Friday as part of the #VirtualJCFridayKickoffs and featured the 22 artists of Jersey City. The song has been culmination of six months of hard work by artist Carol Lester along with … Continue reading Featured in the Jersey City Community Song “Stronger”curated by Arts House Production ,Office of Cultural Affairs and Artist Carol Lester