Poetry Reading at the Maria Lisella (Queens Poet Laureate)Poetry Workshop, April 15,2021 at 11:30am EST #NationalPoetryMonth2021

I'm excited to be part of the upcoming poetry reading as part of the Maria Lisella Poetry Workshop. I'm honored to share the space with my fellow writers with whom I spent eight immersive poetry classes. conducted by Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella. The workshop has been organized by the Queens Public Library. I'm extremely … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the Maria Lisella (Queens Poet Laureate)Poetry Workshop, April 15,2021 at 11:30am EST #NationalPoetryMonth2021

Recipient of Martha Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (MVICW) Poet Fellowship 2021

Congratulations to the First and Second place winners of the Voices of the Color Fellowships from The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. I'm extremely proud to announce that I've been chosen as one of the recipient of the MVICW Poet Fellowship 2021. I'm extremely thankful to the Director Alexander Weisntein and the Poetry Judge … Continue reading Recipient of Martha Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (MVICW) Poet Fellowship 2021

Poetry Reading at the Historic Nuyorican Cafe, NY for ” When Women Speak ” event on April 10,2021

“THE NUYORICAN POETS CAFE IS THE MOST INTEGRATED PLACE ON THE PLANET” – ALLEN GINSBERG   Extremely honored and thrilled to be part of the When Women Speak event streamed from the historic and legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe .It was an evening brimming with powerful, unfettered, and boisterous women sharing their truth. Sharing the space … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the Historic Nuyorican Cafe, NY for ” When Women Speak ” event on April 10,2021

Poetry Reading for the 13th Annual Words for Birds 2021 organized by Mitchell Lake Audobon centre on April 24, 2021 at 7pm CST/8pm EST #NationalPoetryMonth2021

I'm excited to be part of the poetry reading  to celebrate the 13th Annual Words for Birds Event. The event has been co-hosted by this year co-organized 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 … Continue reading Poetry Reading for the 13th Annual Words for Birds 2021 organized by Mitchell Lake Audobon centre on April 24, 2021 at 7pm CST/8pm EST #NationalPoetryMonth2021

Poetry published in the Beat Generation – National Beat Poetry Foundation Anthology 2020 #National PoetryMonth2021

I’m thrilled to share the news that my poem “The Burden we are passing on” has been published in the BEAT Generation : National Beat Poetry Foundation Anthology published by the Local Gems Press. I’m immensely thankful to the EIC and Founder of Local Gems Press James P Wagner for accepting and supporting my work. James P Wagner is also the National Beat … Continue reading Poetry published in the Beat Generation – National Beat Poetry Foundation Anthology 2020 #National PoetryMonth2021

Launch of the “The Kali Project” in Kolkata, India by the Rakshak Foundation #TheKaliProject

I'm extremely thrilled to announce that the KolKata Based Rakshak Foundation is celebrating the launch of the anthology "The Kali Project " to celebrate the women empowerment. I'm immensely thankful to Chaitali Das, The Managing Trustee of Rakshak Foundation (www.rakshakfoundation.in),   and  Antara Banerjee to take this launch as a project for advocating Women Empowerment and … Continue reading Launch of the “The Kali Project” in Kolkata, India by the Rakshak Foundation #TheKaliProject

Poetry Reading at the Hudson County Community College Cultural Affairs “Step Up to the Mic” Event on April 14,2021 #NationalPoetryMonth2021

I'm delighted to share that I will be reading my poem " My Body is Not an Apology" as part of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) event "Step up to the Mic" curated by the Founder of InFull Color, Summer Dawn. The Program will be streamed on FB live on the InFullColor FB Page. … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the Hudson County Community College Cultural Affairs “Step Up to the Mic” Event on April 14,2021 #NationalPoetryMonth2021

My Poem “A Bridge Needs to be Built” read by award winning UK Based singer Tally Koren at the “Changing the Face of Poetry” event on April 04,2021

I’m extremely delighted to know that my poem “A Bridge Needs to be Built ”was read by the award winning UK singer Tally Koren at the event “Changing the Face of Poetry” on Sunday April , 04, 2021 at 8pm GMT  (4pm EST). I’m extemely thankful to Tally Koren and TCK Productions for giving me this … Continue reading My Poem “A Bridge Needs to be Built” read by award winning UK Based singer Tally Koren at the “Changing the Face of Poetry” event on April 04,2021

Poetry Reading at the historical Nuyorican Cafe, NYC for “When Women Speak” event on April 10,2021

“ THE NUYORICAN POETS CAFE IS THE MOST INTEGRATED PLACE ON THE PLANET” – ALLEN GINSBERG I'm elated to share the news at the start of the National Poetry Month 2021 that I will be one of the featured poets in the upcoming poetry reading the at the historical Nuyorican Cafe , NYC as part … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the historical Nuyorican Cafe, NYC for “When Women Speak” event on April 10,2021

List of Publications/Events/Media Mentions for the month of March 2021

March has been a month of adding a new dimension to my poetry when one of the poems "Survival is an Art", Previously published in the “New Jersey Emerging Poets 2019” was selected to be read by the UK-based award-winning and BBC-listed singer and songwriter Tally Koren for her event, "Changing the Face of Poetry". … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Media Mentions for the month of March 2021

Featured as Slam Poetry Judge for the NSS (Indian Institute of Technology) IIT-Delhi Annual Fest Kaizen ’21

I'm extremely elated to share this news that I have been invited to co-judge this year Poetry Slam competition called "Share to Soothe" at the NSS IIT-Delhi Annual Social Fest Kaizen '21 (2-4 April, 2021) I'm really thankful to Arjita Singh and the entire team at the IIT-D for giving me this opportunity. This year … Continue reading Featured as Slam Poetry Judge for the NSS (Indian Institute of Technology) IIT-Delhi Annual Fest Kaizen ’21

Featured Poet in the Women’s National Book Association(WNBA-DC) Celebrates “Women in Poetry’s Future” Event on April 20,2021

I'm extremely proud to share the news that I have been chosen as one of the panelists for the upcoming poetry event curated by the Women's National  Book Association(WNBA)  - DC Chapter for the National Poetry Month, April 2021. The event will be taking place on April 20, 2021, at 7 pm EST. Extremely thankful … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Women’s National Book Association(WNBA-DC) Celebrates “Women in Poetry’s Future” Event on April 20,2021

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

I’m thrilled to see my poem published in the International Writer's Journal Year 2 No 1 . 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. This current Issue features the writers from 33 countries around the world. … Continue reading Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 1/2021 (January-March 2021)

Poetry published in Arts and Literary ezine “Saraswati”

A publication which not only marks the 600th mark on the list of my publications but also features my two poems alongside the poem of my ten year old son. A milestone to cherish. My heartfelt gratitude towards the editors Roopali Sircar Gaur and Aabha Rosy Vatsa on the publication of their maiden issue of … Continue reading Poetry published in Arts and Literary ezine “Saraswati”

Poetry Publication in the Poetry and COVID Project

I'm happy to see my two poems "Insane New Normal ", First Published in North of Oxford and "Love, Interrupted" in the Poetry and COVID literary journal. Poetry and COVID is a Project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, University of Plymouth, and Nottingham Trent University. Immensely thankful to Professor Anthony Caleshu, … Continue reading Poetry Publication in the Poetry and COVID Project

Featured as Guest Judge for the State Level NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Poetry Contest 2021

I'm extremely honored to be selected by as the Guest Poetry Judge for the Annual State Level NAMI NJ Dara AxelRod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2021. I'm extremely thankful to Jacques Armstrong and the NAMI Team for giving me such a wonderful opportunity. I'm looking forward to reading the submissions written around the contest theme. … Continue reading Featured as Guest Judge for the State Level NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Poetry Contest 2021

“Changing the Face of Poetry ” event on the #WorldPoetryDay2021 on March 21,2021

I'm so honored to see my poem read by the UK based award winning songwriter and singer Tally Koren for the event " Changing the Face of Poetry" on the occasion of World Poetry day. The event was live streamed on Facebook , YouTube and Instagram. Tally even composed a few verses of my poem … Continue reading “Changing the Face of Poetry ” event on the #WorldPoetryDay2021 on March 21,2021

My Poem “Survival Is an Art” to be read by award winning UK Based singer Tally Koren at the “Changing the Face of Poetry” event on the World Poetry Day , March 21,2021

I'm extremely delighted to know that my poem "Survival is An Art" ( First Published in the New Jersey Emerging Poets 2019) has been chosen by the award winning UK singer Tally Koren to read  at the event "Changing the Face of Poetry" on Sunday March, 21, 2021 at 8pm GMT  (4pm EST). I'm extemely … Continue reading My Poem “Survival Is an Art” to be read by award winning UK Based singer Tally Koren at the “Changing the Face of Poetry” event on the World Poetry Day , March 21,2021

Poetry Published in the DoveTales Winter Edition 2020

I’m extremely thrilled to see my poem “Unforgivable” published in the Arts and Lit Journal Dove Tales Journal: Gardens in the desert: Cultivating Awareness guest-edited by Robert Kostuck.I’m so honored to be sharing spaces with some of the brilliant writers of the literary community sharing the common ides for writing for peace. Cover Art is by Joseph … Continue reading Poetry Published in the DoveTales Winter Edition 2020

Book Review of “Like a Bird with a Thousand Wings” by Melissa Studdard

When I received this personally signed copy of the book as a gift by Melissa Studdard and Christopher Theofadinis, I had no idea what journey this beautiful piece of art would take me to. The book, a riveting collection of poems, arts, and music interspersed through its pages traverses the journey of mythical thousands of … Continue reading Book Review of “Like a Bird with a Thousand Wings” by Melissa Studdard

Poetry Published in Anthologies “Earth Fire Water and Wind” and “Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Poems From Around The World You May Not Have Heard”

  So proud and excited to receive the contributor copy of these two anthologies "Earth, Fire, Water, Wind," and the "Nursery Rhymes and Children's Poems From Around The World You May Not Have Heard" I'm proud to be part of. Immensely thankful to Anita Nahal Meenakshi Mohan, and Roopali Sircar Gaur, and the entire team … Continue reading Poetry Published in Anthologies “Earth Fire Water and Wind” and “Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Poems From Around The World You May Not Have Heard”

Poetry reading for the poetic tribute “Stri Shakti” by Pittsburgh based SETU Magazine

Extremely honored to be part of the poetic tribute by the Setu Bilingual सेतु पत्रिका called "Stri Shakti" to celebrate the International Women's Month 2021. Immensely thankful to Dr Sunil Sharma and entire team of SETU for their tireless efforts.. An initiative by the Setu family to honour the woman power by inviting select women … Continue reading Poetry reading for the poetic tribute “Stri Shakti” by Pittsburgh based SETU Magazine

Poetry accepted for the upcoming anthology “But You Don’t Look Sick” by Indie Blu(e) Publishing, USA

I'm thrilled to know that three of my poems namely "Convulsions", "Trajectory of Pain" and "Amnesiac" has been accepted for publishing in the forthcoming anthology "But You Don't Look Sick" by Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Immensely thankful to the editors, Christine Ray, Candice Daquin and Kindra Austin for their support. Looking for ward to its publication.The … Continue reading Poetry accepted for the upcoming anthology “But You Don’t Look Sick” by Indie Blu(e) Publishing, USA

Poetry Reading at the “Badass Bade Bash” event by InFullColor, New Jersey

It was a fun-filled evening to be part of the "Badass Babe Bash" event curated by Summer Dawn, director and founder of the In Full Color: Empowering Women of Color I read two of my poems "False Ownership" and "Semblance" honoring the feminine power to celebrate International Women's Day. The evening ended with a fun-filled … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the “Badass Bade Bash” event by InFullColor, New Jersey

Featured Poet in the Upcoming 5th International Poetry meet on 12 March, 2021

I'm absolutely elated to be part of the forthcoming 5th International Poetry Meet organised by the eminent poet, novelist and short story writer Neelam Chandra Saxena. I'm absolutely honored and delighted to share the space with Dr. Sigma Satish and Nivedita Roy. The event will be moderated by esteemed poet and editor ,Padmaja Iyengar. Neelam … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Upcoming 5th International Poetry meet on 12 March, 2021

Happy International Women’s Day 2021

To me, every day is a Women's day. A day to celebrate the struggles, the conquests, the joys, learning, and immense feminine power we hold. Today I would like to bring in the spotlight my first #editorial project I did with MookyChick Project called " The Medusa Project" alongside talented editor and writer , Juliette … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day 2021

Poetry Showcase on the Fevers of the Mind Blog

https://feversofthemind.com/2021/03/03/poetry-showcase-on-megha-sood-in-fevers-of-the-mind-anthologies/ I'm elated to see that my poetry has been showcased on the Fevers of the Mind Poetry Showcase curated by the EIC David L' O Nan. I'm really thankful to David for showing support for my work. Recently, I was also humbled to be part of the anthology "Poets of 2020" featuring the works … Continue reading Poetry Showcase on the Fevers of the Mind Blog

List of Publications/Events/Media Mentions/Press for the month of February 2021

February has been super special to me as it opened with an announcement of my first chapbook acceptance by the award-winning "Finishing Line Press".Signing a book contract with a publisher gave me an indescribable feeling. Other places worth mentioning were the LILIPOH edition curated by the American Poet and legend Ellairinae Lockie and the Word … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Media Mentions/Press for the month of February 2021

A Proud moment for the contributors of anthology “Earth : A Place Worth Fighting For”

This is absolutely overwhelming and fabulous to know that the anthology curated by Staffordshire, UK #PoetLaureate MEL WOODEND "Earth: A Place Worth Fighting For" has received a letter of thanks from the legend Sir David Frederick AttenboroughIt fills me with the overwhelming feeling that he is reading our works. Thanks to the tireless efforts of MEL WOODEND and Congratulations!! to all … Continue reading A Proud moment for the contributors of anthology “Earth : A Place Worth Fighting For”

Poetry published in the LifeStyle Magazine LILIPOH Winter Edition

I'm elated to see my poem " We All Rise Out of Love", first published in SONKU Collective, has been featured in the Winter Edition 2020 of the LifeStyle Magazine LILIPOH( Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness Through Health"). My heartfelt gratitude goes the EIC Ellaraine Lockie for supporting my work.I'm chuffed to share the … Continue reading Poetry published in the LifeStyle Magazine LILIPOH Winter Edition

Prose Poetry selected for publication in the Arcs Prose Poetry Anthology 2021

I'm elated to share the news that my prose poem "Weeping Willow" has been selected to be published in the Arcs Prose Anthology 2021.It is a narrative prose poetry anthology with a nostalgic theme. Immensely grateful tor the EIC Dr Pragya Suman for her support for my creative work. Looking forward to ts publication to … Continue reading Prose Poetry selected for publication in the Arcs Prose Poetry Anthology 2021

Media mention of the #TheKaliProject in the Singapore based Borderless Journal

I'm proud to share an exhaustive account of the inception and the fruition of the Kali Project by Co-Editor Candice Louisa Daquin published in the Borderless Journal. Borderless is a journal with a goal of connecting all writers and readers beyond the bonds of money, nationality, rituals and cultures… to a world of ideals. We look for … Continue reading Media mention of the #TheKaliProject in the Singapore based Borderless Journal

Poetry Published in London/Berlin based Visual Verse Vol 8 Chapter 4

So happy to see my prose poem "Love , interrupted" published in the Ekphrastic journal Visual Verse. Thankful to the entire team for their tireless efforts in challenging us monthly and supporting the works of the writers in the community. You can read my poem here Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood Image by Tom or Judy Moore

Poetry Published in the “It Can’t Happen Here:Reflections on Jan 6,2021” Anthology by Moonstone Arts, PA

Happy to share my poem "Time's Up" published in the anthology  “It can’t happen here” curated by Moonstone Arts Center. Thankful to the EIC Larry Robin for selecting  my poem for this powerful anthology. In Words of Larry Robin This anthology is about the reflections on January 6, 2021 and the state of America. On the same day … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “It Can’t Happen Here:Reflections on Jan 6,2021” Anthology by Moonstone Arts, PA

Poetry Reading at the “The Box : Reinvention” event by Jersey City Theater Center

Had an absolutely amazing experience at "The Box" Reinvention" event yesterday hosted and curated by JC Poet laureate Rescue Poetix and Ariel Guidry From poetry, visual arts, dance to music, it was an evening immersed deeply in all genres of creative arts.The artist lineup was amazing, to say the least, and I was proud and … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the “The Box : Reinvention” event by Jersey City Theater Center

Poetry Published in the Subterranean Blue Poetry Vol IX Issue 2 “Black Lives Matter” edition

I'm elated to share the news of the publication of my homage poem for Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old black man who was pursued and fatally shot while jogging near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia, "An Act of Self Defense" published in the coveted Canadian journal Subterranean Blue Poetry. Immensely thankful to the Poetry Editor Rebecca … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Subterranean Blue Poetry Vol IX Issue 2 “Black Lives Matter” edition

Featured on the PBS American Portrait #AmericanPortraitPBS

I'm excited to see that my short story about my american dream has been featured on PBS.Org American Portrait Story. PBS American Portrait is an ongoing, evolving initiative that asks you, and people all over the country, to submit your individual stories by responding to one of a number of thought provoking prompts. Whether it’s joy or … Continue reading Featured on the PBS American Portrait #AmericanPortraitPBS

Poetry reading at the “When Women Speak”(Women empowering women through voice) poetry event on Feb 16,2021

I'm excited to share the details of the monthly poetry reading event organized by the host and moderator of the "When Women Speak". It was my absolute pleasure and honor to share the space with one of the brilliant and empowering voices like Jersey City Poet Laureate Rescue Poetix, Kween Moore, Kiana Amaya,  Dr Antoinette … Continue reading Poetry reading at the “When Women Speak”(Women empowering women through voice) poetry event on Feb 16,2021

Poetry reading Event for the Prolific Press on Feb 13,2021

I'm happy to share the details of the #Poetryreading event on Feb 13,2021 moderated and hosted by the EIC of Prolific Press Glenn Lyvers. The events featured the current, forthcoming and former poets published by the Prolific press or any of its literary journals. The event was graced by 33 poets. I was recently published … Continue reading Poetry reading Event for the Prolific Press on Feb 13,2021

Poetry Selected for upcoming event by Jersey City Theater Centre : The Box:Reinvention on Feb 19, 2021 at 7 pm

I'm excited to be part of the upcoming event "THE BOX: Reinvention" by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) moderated and hosted by Jersey City Poet Laureate Susan Justiano AKA Rescue Poetix and Artist/Singer/Song Writer Ariel Guidry. The event will presented live via ZOOM on February 19@7:00PM, 2021. About the event To support this event, you … Continue reading Poetry Selected for upcoming event by Jersey City Theater Centre : The Box:Reinvention on Feb 19, 2021 at 7 pm

Book Launch of “2020: The Year that Changed America” by Kevin Powell Writing Workshop

I had the most exhilarating experience of the attending the book launch and selected readings from the book 2020: The Year That Changed America curated and edited by Kevin Powell. The book came out as culminated efforts of the writers of the Kevin Powell Writing Workshop. Acclaimed writer Kevin Powell and the historic Nuyorican Poets … Continue reading Book Launch of “2020: The Year that Changed America” by Kevin Powell Writing Workshop

Finalist in the “Best Poem” Category in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020, NYC

I'm happy to share the news that my poem has been selected as the finalist in the "Best Poem" category in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020. My heartfelt thank goes to the EIC Stevan V Nikolic for selecting my work and giving me the position among the esteemed poets. I'm happy to share the space … Continue reading Finalist in the “Best Poem” Category in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020, NYC

Press release and e-book publication for the community poem “Just Breathe” curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright and Arts House Production

It’s the one-year anniversary of this special event. The making of the community-sourced visual collage called ” Just Breathe” curated and produced by the Former JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright and ARTS House Productions. Featuring the 46 poets of the Jersey City community along with Mayor Stephen Fulop and other councilmen and councilwomen.

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I’m so excited to share the news that the recent community poem which I was featured in alongside 46 other talented poets of the Jersey City community which was curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashand Wright feature councilman/woman of the JC along with the JC Mayor Stephen Fulop has been published as an ebook.

Over the last three months, Art House Productions has created a Jersey City Community Poem Project in which poets from across the state submitted poems and lines on the theme of “Life in the Pandemic and Beyond: Quarantine, Devastation, and Hope for the Future.”After receiving submissions from 42 talented poets, Jersey City Poet Laureate Rashad Wright curated the original, crowd-sourced poem titled “Just Breathe” using lines and excerpts from each submission.

It also sought video submissions from community members performing the original work. Fifty-seven performers responded, including Jersey City officials, local artists, and many…

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