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

Poetry Reading Series premiered on Earth Day 2021

I'm thrilled to be the first in the PAWS HEALING THE EARTH READING SERIES for reading my poem "Blue Eye of the Magpie" from the anthology  "Paws Healing The Earth" (River Paw Press).   You can watch the video of my poetry reading on the River Paw Press Channel Here   Like/Follow River Paw Press … Continue reading Poetry Reading Series premiered on Earth Day 2021

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

I'm thrilled to share the news that my poem " Brotherhood" will be part of the Poetry Showcase event curated by the Jersey City Free Public Library. I'm really thankful to Alison Blumenfeld, Head of Information Services, JCFPL for selecting my work. The event will be showcased on May 07, 2021.  The Jersey City Free … Continue reading Poetry selected as part of the Jersey City Free Public Library Poetry Showcase on May 07,2021

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

Featured Poet in the “Night of Poetry”Event to support Cory Provost’s re-election, District Leader , Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

I'm thrilled to share that news that I'll be one of the featured poets in the  "A Night of Poetry," event on May 07, 2021 which is a fundraiser for Cory Provost's re-election as the Democratic District Leader, Kings County 58th Assembly district. Immensely thankful to Patricia Carragon for extending the opportunity. This event will … Continue reading Featured Poet in the “Night of Poetry”Event to support Cory Provost’s re-election, District Leader , Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

Poetry Published in the “Surviving Suicide:a collection of poems that may save a life ” Anthology by Nirala Publications #NationalPoetryMonth

I'm honored and thrilled to see my poem " The Note" accepted for publication in the anthology " Surviving Suicide : A Collection of Poems that may save a Life" anthology coming out by Nirala Publications. Thanks to the editor of Nirala Publications, Yuyutsu Sharma for giving me space among the esteemed writers in this … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Surviving Suicide:a collection of poems that may save a life ” Anthology by Nirala Publications #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Published in the Spring 2021 Pandemic Issue no7 North of Oxford

I’m honored to be published in the Summer Pandemic Issue of the coveted literary journal North of Oxford. Immensely thankful to the G. Emil Reutter for publishing my pandemic poem "Unclaimed Freedom" . Honored to share the space with Ray Greenblatt, Robbie Nester, Tim Suermondt, Charlie Brice, Wayne-Daniel Berard, Eileen R. Tabios, Stephen Page, Joan Mazza, … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Spring 2021 Pandemic Issue no7 North of Oxford

Second Place winner in the San Gabriel Broadside Poetry Contest ( People’s Choice Awards) #NationalPoetryMonth

https://www.facebook.com/spectrumpublishingpoetryandart/videos/472028814005717 I'm elated to share the news that my poem "Saving is a Grace Bestowed by the Almighty" has been a second place winner in the San Gabriel Broadside Poetry Contest 2021. The festival has been hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell and Marvinlouis Dorsey. The winners in different category were declared in the BIG Winners … Continue reading Second Place winner in the San Gabriel Broadside Poetry Contest ( People’s Choice Awards) #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Published in the Vita Brevis Anthology “Brought to Sight and Swept Away” #NationalPoetryMonth

Thrilled to know that the anthology "Brought to Sight and Swept Away" ,about time by Vita Brevis Press and curated by EIC Brian Geiger was launch yesterday. I'm thankful to Brian for selecting my poem "Skin  is Timeless " as part of the anthology.  So happy to share the spaces with some of my oldest … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Vita Brevis Anthology “Brought to Sight and Swept Away” #NationalPoetryMonth

Testimonial for the Paws healing the Earth Anthology, River Paw Press, March 2021

The joy and pride doubled in me on receiving the print copy of the anthology “Paws Healing the Earth”.The anthology was released on March 29, 2021, by the River Paw Press. I’m immensely thankful to editor Kalpna Singh Chitnis, a brilliant poet, writer, and filmmaker, who brought this anthology to fruition through her timeless efforts. … Continue reading Testimonial for the Paws healing the Earth Anthology, River Paw Press, March 2021

Poetry Published in the e-chapbook “Lessons from the Earth” curated by Poet Laureate of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada #EarthDay2021

I'm thrilled to see my poem " Twined and Intertwined" included in the e-chapbook " Lessons from the Earth "curated by Jessica Outram, Poet Laureate of Coburg, Ontario, Canada. The chapbook is a celebration of the Earth Day on April 22, 2021 and poems and images celebrating the theme "Lessons from the Earth". You can … Continue reading Poetry Published in the e-chapbook “Lessons from the Earth” curated by Poet Laureate of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada #EarthDay2021

Poetry Published in the “Paws Healing the Earth” by River Paw Press

“The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.” ― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls What good way to start Earth day 2021 with receiving the anthology "Paws healing the Earth" by River Paw Press edited by Poet, writer and Filmmaker Kalpna Singh-Chitnis . … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Paws Healing the Earth” by River Paw Press

Webcast Recording for the WNBA-DC ( Women National Book Association-DC Chapter) “Women in Poetry Future”

Yesterday evening was one of the highlights in my creative journey as a panelist for the WNBA ( Women's National Book Association )  "Women in Poetry's Future " event.I'm extremely thankful to Founder of Poetry Matters Project,Lucinda Clark  and WNBA Award Chair and National Co-Vice President, NC Weil for giving me the space and opportunity … Continue reading Webcast Recording for the WNBA-DC ( Women National Book Association-DC Chapter) “Women in Poetry Future”

Poetry Published in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020

#NatonalPoetryMonth2021 I’m happy to see my poem "A Silent Witness" 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 with Christine Ann Tabaka ( … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020

Poetry reading at the “Step Up to the Mic” event by Hudson County Community College and InFullColor

Honored to be part of the "Step Up to the Mic" #poetryevent curated by Summer Dawn Reyesof In Full Color: Empowering Women of Color. The event was organized with the support of the Hudson County Community College Department of Cultural Affairs.I read my poem " My Body is Not an Apology" from my upcoming chapbook collection by Finishing Line Press.You can … Continue reading Poetry reading at the “Step Up to the Mic” event by Hudson County Community College and InFullColor

Poetry as part of the Art Exhibition Group Show “The Women” by Walk_Bye to be placed at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

I'm thrilled to be part of the "Walk_Bye" event curated by Catalina  Aranguren in association with Jersey City Public Library. My poem will be printed in the vinyl and will be hung outside the City Hall in Jersey City. Here is the link to my artist profile on the Walk _Bye Website Motivated by the … Continue reading Poetry as part of the Art Exhibition Group Show “The Women” by Walk_Bye to be placed at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

Entrant in the 2021 San Gabriel Poetry Festival Broadside Poetry Contest.Please vote.Entrant #19 #NationalPoetryMonth

I'm elated to share the news that my poem " Saving Is a Grace Bestowed by the Almighty" is an entrant in the 2021 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Broadside Poetry Contest. The festival is curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell. You can help select the winner of the 2021 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Broadside … Continue reading Entrant in the 2021 San Gabriel Poetry Festival Broadside Poetry Contest.Please vote.Entrant #19 #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Reading for the Upcoming Festival of Poetry “Anantha”by Samyukta Poetry on April 17,2021 at 7:30pm EST #HappyNationalPoetryMonth

I'm elated to be part of the upcoming poetry festival "Anantha" by the Samyukta Poetry Group. Thankful to eminent poetess Sonia Nair for making this happen. Honored to share the beautiful evening of immersive poetry with the fellow poets. namely Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca Poetry, Dustin David Pickering, Megha Sood, Joshua Corwin, Bryan Hayes and Amit … Continue reading Poetry Reading for the Upcoming Festival of Poetry “Anantha”by Samyukta Poetry on April 17,2021 at 7:30pm EST #HappyNationalPoetryMonth

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 Audubon center 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 Audubon center on April 24, 2021 at 7pm CST/8pm EST #NationalPoetryMonth2021

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

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