Poetry published in the Oddball Magazine to honor RBG and her legacy

I'm so honored to see my poem "Her Voice" published in the  20 year old Oddball Magazine. The poem is an ode to the Supreme Court Justice, Ruth bade Ginsburg. We all are shocked and rattled by the death of RBG who has been an epitome of justice and equality for decades.I'm immensely thankful to … Continue reading Poetry published in the Oddball Magazine to honor RBG and her legacy

Chapbook published by the Local Gem Press, Long Island, New York

It is with great excitement and happiness I would like to share this news with my readers that my first micro chapbook is published by the New York Based Local Gem Press. I'm really thankful to the EIC James P Wagner for supporting my work. The Chapbook " A Potpourri of Emotions" came out as … Continue reading Chapbook published by the Local Gem Press, Long Island, New York

Poetry Published in the Spectrum Magazine “Fall” Edition

I'm so thrilled to see my three poems featured in the Los Angeles Based Spectrum Magazine" founded by the EIC Don Kingfisher Campbell. I'm really thankful to the EIC Don Campbell for supporting my work. The special "Fall" edition challenged the poets to use the words" Fall" in their poetry. You can read my three … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Spectrum Magazine “Fall” Edition

Poetry reading with “First Fridays” event at The Soap Box Press

I'm excited to share the details of my poetry event with the Ontario, Canada based press "The Soap Box Press". I was so excited to share the space with the talented Nicole Gauthier-Acosta  for their book launch "Throat on Fire" The recording of the event is now up on Youtube and you can view it here. … Continue reading Poetry reading with “First Fridays” event at The Soap Box Press

Project “Life in Quarantine” mentioned in The Stanford Daily newspaper

Come read the interview of the three lead project managersNelson Shuchmacher Endebo.Farah Bazzi Ellis Schriefer of the "Life in Quarantine" project as they were interviewed by The Stanford Daily describing how the historical archive of various narratives spanning the common person, to artists, to doctors, to prisoners have infused a sense of international connectedness to the project. How the … Continue reading Project “Life in Quarantine” mentioned in The Stanford Daily newspaper

List of Publications/News/Radio Show/Events for the month of August 2020.

"LIST OF PUBLICATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2020" I’m excited to share my list of publications/events/interviews for the month of August 2020. This month I also celebrated  Third year of my poetry website. Every month I compile the list and share it with my readers as it can serve as a valuable list of … Continue reading List of Publications/News/Radio Show/Events for the month of August 2020.

Poetry Published in Free Verse Revolution Theme : Afterlife

I'm happy to see my poem published in the Online Poetry Journal Free Verse Revolution for their monthly theme. I'm immensely thankful to Kristiana Reed for always supporting my work.  This poem has been inspired by quotes from Elon Musk, who believes that there might be a possibility that we are living in a simulated … Continue reading Poetry Published in Free Verse Revolution Theme : Afterlife

Poetry Published ” Fallow Ground” Inwood Indiana by Prolific Press, PA, USA

I’m stoked to be in the next issue of the Inwood Indiana. My Poem “Dance of the death” and “Town Bell” has been selected for publication in the forthcoming issue ”Fallow Ground” by Inwood Indiana Press. Inwood Indiana is one of the sister presses of the Prolific Press. I'm sharing pictures of my two poems in this post. … Continue reading Poetry Published ” Fallow Ground” Inwood Indiana by Prolific Press, PA, USA

Call out for “Words in Quarantine” A literary salon curated by the Stanford University,USA

The Covid-19 crisis has impacted everyone, and writers are no different. Life in Quarantine provides a space for writers in our communities to share how they are responding to this new historical moment. What better way to understand the rich and varied ways they are reacting to our changed life conditions than reading what they write? We … Continue reading Call out for “Words in Quarantine” A literary salon curated by the Stanford University,USA

Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal No. 3/2020 (July – September)

I'm thrilled to see my poem published in the International Writer;s Journal Issue 3. I'm really thankful to the editors David Paul Vnuck and Muguras Maria Vnuck for supporting my work. Issue 3 features the writers from 24 countries around the world. You can read my poem on Page 35 of the viewer here. In … Continue reading Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal No. 3/2020 (July – September)

Call out for Indian Female Poets for an upcoming anthology : Publishing Opportunity

I have the pleasure of working with for a new publishing company who will be publishing an anthology of Indian Female Poets writing in English beginning later this year. This is in response to the powerful movement toward emancipation and equality by Indian women. And how despite this, they are still having to face sexism, … Continue reading Call out for Indian Female Poets for an upcoming anthology : Publishing Opportunity

Poetry published in the Mineral Lit Mag Issue 4

I'm thrilled to see my poetry published in the latest issue of the Mineral Lit mag. My poem" Poem and its hunger" has been graciously accepted and published by the EIC Madison Zehmer. I'm so stoked to share the space with brilliant writers like Preston Smith,Tom Snarsky ,Lynne Schmidt and many more. "Do you ever realize … Continue reading Poetry published in the Mineral Lit Mag Issue 4

Featured on the BlogTalkRadioShow Episode “Generating Awareness” by WOW of Women and Divas That Care Network

I'm so thrilled to share the news of my first ever radio show which I did with host Amy McKenzie of WOW of Women Network. The 30-minute radio show was also featured on the Divas That Care Network founded by Candace Gish. My episode called "Generating Awareness" is where I have talked about my writing … Continue reading Featured on the BlogTalkRadioShow Episode “Generating Awareness” by WOW of Women and Divas That Care Network

Calling out all the Bloggers for the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University,USA

Life in Quarantine provides a space for bloggers to share a more community-based perspective of the pandemic. What better way to understand the rich and varied ways communities are reacting to our changed life conditions than reading what their members are seeing and documenting through a short series of blog entries? Not only do we wish … Continue reading Calling out all the Bloggers for the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University,USA

Poetry reading with EIC Glenn Lyvers ( Prolific Press)

So thrilled to be part of this amazing poetry reading coordinated by the EIC of Prolific Press Glenn Lyvers featuring the poets having published work in the various editions of Poetry Quarterly and sister imprint of Prolific Press. I read two of my poems. The First poem starts at the time "24:07" You can watch … Continue reading Poetry reading with EIC Glenn Lyvers ( Prolific Press)

My Blog Third Anniversary

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That maybe the measure of our lives.” – Toni Morrison Every year August 23 always comes as a moment of celebration and a plethora of emotions coupled with memories as it adds another year to the birth of my poetry blog "Megha's World".A … Continue reading My Blog Third Anniversary

Poetry Published in the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University, California,USA

I'm thrilled to see my three poems making to the historical literary archive curated by the Stanford University,USA. The Project "Life in Quarantine" is a project sponsored by CESTA( Centre for Spatial and Texual Analysis) and The Poetic Lab. The project is creating an archive of the personal narratives along with a the literary salon … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University, California,USA

Poetry Published in Issue VI Melody by Nightingale and Sparrow

I received my copy of this gorgeous magazine yesterday. I'm thrilled to share some pictures from this gorgeous offering by the EIC Juliette Sebock of Nightingale and Sparrow Press. I'm so delighted to see my poem "Bittersweet Symphony" in this issue. So thrilled to share the space with Alan Perry, Mandira Patnaik, RC De Winter, … Continue reading Poetry Published in Issue VI Melody by Nightingale and Sparrow

Poetry Published in London/Berlin based Visual Verse Vol 7 Chapter 10

It's always a moment of validation to see my poem published in the London/Berlin based monthly Ekphrastic Poetry journal Visual Verse. Thanks to the Preeti Taneja and the entire team for continuously challenging us with the beautiful visual prompts. You can read my poem "Like A Poem Read Aloud" Happy Blogging!! Megha Sood Image by Andi … Continue reading Poetry Published in London/Berlin based Visual Verse Vol 7 Chapter 10

Poetry Published in the North of Oxford Pandemic Issue

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 poems. Honored to share the space with Patricia Carragon, Henry Crawford, Sheila Allen with Emily Jensen, Kerry Trautman, M. J. Arcangelini, Stephen Bochinski, Christine Riddle, Maria … Continue reading Poetry Published in the North of Oxford Pandemic Issue

Poetry published in the “Masques” anthology by Culture Cult Magazine

I’m really excited to be part of this amazing anthology bringing these voices together of sixty poets around the world. So proud to be sharing spaces along with David Dephy, Moinak Dutta, and many others.My immense gratitude to Jay Chakravarti for supporting my work. So glad to see my two poems "Mistaken Identity" and " … Continue reading Poetry published in the “Masques” anthology by Culture Cult Magazine

Poetry Published in the “Fallow Ground” Issue of the Inwood Indiana

I’m stoked to be in the next issue of the Inwood Indiana. My Poem “Dance of the death” and "Town Bell" has been selected for publication in the forthcoming issue ” Fallow Ground” by Inwood Indiana Press. Inwood Indiana is one of the sister presses of the Prolific Press. Inwood Indiana, the smallest press in the world, is … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Fallow Ground” Issue of the Inwood Indiana

Poetry and Story accepted in the Literary Archive “Life in Quarantine” by Stanford University, USA

  I'm thrilled to see my poem and story, I have written as a response to the effect of the ongoing pandemic in our lives, have been accepted and added to the historical archive created by the Stanford University " Life in  Quarantine- Witnessing Global Pandemic".The project has been sponsored by CESTA( Centre for Spatial … Continue reading Poetry and Story accepted in the Literary Archive “Life in Quarantine” by Stanford University, USA

Interview Published in The Poet magazine (UK)

So thrilled to share my writing journal and my future plans with the EIC of The Poet Magazine (UK). I'm really thankful to Robin Barratt for asking me such interesting questions and giving  me the opportunity to share my writing journey, experiences, lessons, and inspiration with the readers od the magazine.  I was recently also … Continue reading Interview Published in The Poet magazine (UK)

Transformation #BlackLivesMatter

In response to the Tuesday Prompt: Finish the phrase “You tried to ruin me, but I…” "They buried us, but they didn't know we were seeds." -- Dinos Christianopoulos, A Greek Poet. You tried to ruin me but after being tormented for eons, mutilated and spliced walking barefoot on the shards of my pulverized dreams. Now … Continue reading Transformation #BlackLivesMatter

Poetry featured in the Heard/Word Audio Series of the Galleyway, NY

I'm stoked to see my audio reading featured in the Heard/Word Series of Galleyway, New York. I'm really thankful to Camille Wanliss, the founder and EIC, of Galleyway for accepting my work. Sharing the space with brilliant and talented voices like Chaya Babu, Venus Jones, Stephanie Han and many more have raised my spirit. You can … Continue reading Poetry featured in the Heard/Word Audio Series of the Galleyway, NY

Virtual Poetry reading at Elizabeth Youth Center Ensemble organized by Open Road Poetry

I'm really excited to share the details of my recent open mic at the Elizabeth Youth Centre open mi event organized by Open Road Poetry. The evening was filled to the brim with Poetry, Spoken Word, Lyricists, and Acoustic performances. Featuring Artists Rashad Wright, Jersey City Poet Laureate, and Talena Lachelle Queen, Paterson Poet Laureate. … Continue reading Virtual Poetry reading at Elizabeth Youth Center Ensemble organized by Open Road Poetry

Partnership with “Life in Quarantine-Witnessing Global Pandemic” Project by CESTA, Stanford University, California, USA

Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic I'm extremely elated to share the news of my partnership with the Project "Life in Quarantine- Witnessing Global Pandemic " with Stanford University, California, USA. The project has been sponsored by CESTA ( Centre for Spatial and Textual Analysis ) and Poetic Media Lab at Stanford University. The project … Continue reading Partnership with “Life in Quarantine-Witnessing Global Pandemic” Project by CESTA, Stanford University, California, USA

Poetry Published in the Inwood Indiana ” Fallow Ground” Issue

I'm stoked to be in the next issue of the Inwood Indiana. My Poem "Dance of the death" has been selected for publication in the forthcoming issue " Fallow Ground" by Inwood Indiana Press. Inwood Indiana is one of the sister presses of the Prolific Press. In the words of the editor: Inwood Indiana is … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Inwood Indiana ” Fallow Ground” Issue

List of publications for the month of July 2020

I'm excited to share my list of publications/events/interviews for the month of July 2020. Every month I compile the list and share it with my readers as it can serve as a valuable list of places to submit poetry for emerging writers. Following is my list of print publications/news/events for the month of July 2020. 1. … Continue reading List of publications for the month of July 2020

Story accepted in the World Record Challenging Tacenda Publication

So stoked to be part of the World record challenging publication by Tacenda Publication. Really thankful to the EIC and founder Monisha Dasappa and her team for supporting my work. Looking forward to its publication and the inclusion of my story " Birth of an Angel". You can find more details about the publication here. … Continue reading Story accepted in the World Record Challenging Tacenda Publication

Poetry featured in the anthology “Art in the time of Covid-19” by American Writers Review :#1 in Amazon’s new poetry releases!

I'm really honored to have my poem "A Silent Witness" published in the anthology "Art in the time of COVID" by American Writers Review which is published by San Fedele Press. I'm so proud to be sharing space with Susana H case, Indran Amirthanayagam, and many more. A portion of the profits from this e-book … Continue reading Poetry featured in the anthology “Art in the time of Covid-19” by American Writers Review :#1 in Amazon’s new poetry releases!

Haiku shortlisted in the Australian Haiku Society anthology “The Awakened One”

Excited to be shortlisted in the pocket anthology " The Awakened One" by the Australian Haiku Society. The editors are looking for contemporary haiku, published or unpublished, which are Buddha-themed, haiku which may or may not mention the Buddha specifically, but which are infused with the spirit of Buddhism, Zen Buddhism or any other school … Continue reading Haiku shortlisted in the Australian Haiku Society anthology “The Awakened One”

Poetry published in the SONKU Literary Collective Vol II 2020 “Family Legacies”, Temple University, Philadelphia

I’m so honored to be part of the “Family Legacies” Vol 2 2020 Edition of the esteemed SONKU Collective. I’m also thankful to the EIC Taylor Enlow and the team for featuring my three poems, "We All Rise out of Love", "A True Masterpiece", "A Safe Haven" in the "Family Legacies" edition. The poems are published … Continue reading Poetry published in the SONKU Literary Collective Vol II 2020 “Family Legacies”, Temple University, Philadelphia

Certificate and Prize ribbon for the State Level NAMI Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020

Today visit to the mailbox rewarded me the package along with an appreciation letter from Jacquese Armstrong from the NAMI NJ which bore the Prize Certificate and the prize ribbon I received as the State Level First place Winner for the State Level NAMI Dara Axelrod Poetry Contest 2020. Thanks to all my readers and … Continue reading Certificate and Prize ribbon for the State Level NAMI Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020

If we never – In response to the Tuesday Writing prompt at GoDogGO cafe

Today’s prompt: Write a poem using the phrase “if we never” “If we never start we never end if we never starve we never crave if we never hurt we never feel pain if we never get wounded we never heal again” --Megha Sood If we never witness the sun setting on the horizon, the time … Continue reading If we never – In response to the Tuesday Writing prompt at GoDogGO cafe

Poetry Published in the UK based The Poet Magazine-“On the Road”

I'm excited to have my work featured on the "On the Road" Anthology created by Robin Barratt of the Uk based Magazine "The Poet".With over 250 contributions, from 121 poets in 28 countries, and over two volumes, ON THE ROAD, is probably one of the largest international anthologies of travel poetry ever published. I'm very grateful … Continue reading Poetry Published in the UK based The Poet Magazine-“On the Road”

Poetry and CNF published in The Lumiere Review #BlackLivesMatter feature

I'm so proud and honored to be published in the Lumiere review features honoring the Black Lives Matter movement. Both my poem and the CNF were accepted and published.I'm really thankful to the EIC and Founder Jessica Kim for her support. The Lumiere Review, strongly believes that all voices should be heard through a platform … Continue reading Poetry and CNF published in The Lumiere Review #BlackLivesMatter feature

Poetry published in the “Masques” anthology by Culture Cult Magazine

I'm really excited to be part of this amazing anthology bringing these voices together of sixty poets around the world. So proud to be sharing spaces along with David Dephy, Moinak Dutta, and many others.My immense gratitude to Jay Chakravarti for supporting my work. Masques feature over sixty poets from around the world who have … Continue reading Poetry published in the “Masques” anthology by Culture Cult Magazine

Poetry Published in the World’s Biggest Anthology “Songs of Peace World’s Biggest Anthology of Contemporary Poetry SOPWBAOCP” by the League of Poets

Thrilled to see my poem published "A Semblance of Peace" in the World Biggest Anthology "SOPWBAOCP" ( Songs of Peace World Biggest Anthology of Contemporary Poetry) by League of Poets.With over 26,000 engagements and participants from 139 countries of the world. only 1,000 poets were selected. This anthology competition is a project for global peace … Continue reading Poetry Published in the World’s Biggest Anthology “Songs of Peace World’s Biggest Anthology of Contemporary Poetry SOPWBAOCP” by the League of Poets

Poetry Published in the Online Anthology 2020 “Striving for Survival” by Our Poetry Archive

So honored to be included in the online anthology curated by the World Wide Writers Web "Striving For Survival" This online anthology curates the work of 182 poets from all over the world. I'm excited to have my three poems featured in this anthology. I'm really grateful to EIC NilavroNill Shoovro and the entire team … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Online Anthology 2020 “Striving for Survival” by Our Poetry Archive

“SMITTEN” Anthology National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist

I'm so thrilled to announce that the anthology curated by Candice Daquin and published by the Indie Blue Press has been a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. I was lucky enough to have a short poem in this anthology. Below is the correspondence shared by the EIC  Candice Daquin from National Indie Award … Continue reading “SMITTEN” Anthology National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist

“She Speaks Up” – An Anthology celebrating the 100 years of the Woman Suffrage movement -is a free eBook on Amazon through Sunday.

This is an anthology of poems submitted by women, from around the world, to the first annual Jessie Butler Poetry Contest, in 2020. The contest celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote, on August 18, 1920. She Speaks Up! has been compiled in honor of Jessie … Continue reading “She Speaks Up” – An Anthology celebrating the 100 years of the Woman Suffrage movement -is a free eBook on Amazon through Sunday.

Poetry Published in the July 2020 Edition of Desh Videsh Magazine

I’m happy to share that one of my poems is published in the July 2020 Issue of the Desh Videsh Magazine in the “Poetry Section” corner.I’m really thankful to the editorial team of Raj and Aruna Shah for giving me this opportunity. In print since 1993, Desh-Videsh magazine reaches a wide audience of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi, and … Continue reading Poetry Published in the July 2020 Edition of Desh Videsh Magazine

Poetry published in the Lumiere Review #BlackLivesMatter feature

I'm honored to share this news that my poem "Asyphyxiated" has been published in the Lumiere Review as a response to the #BlackLivesMatter feature. I'm really thankful to the founder and editor in chief Jessica Kim for supporting my work. The Lumiere Review, fully support #blacklivesmatter. In addition to their general submissions, they have made … Continue reading Poetry published in the Lumiere Review #BlackLivesMatter feature

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

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

Covert

I have a secret message a covert skill  I am  conversant with, I have written you a million times  scribbled you secretly  nipped and tucked you in my verses hiding from the prying eyes folded neatly between the pages of my poetry  tucked  secretly under the  poetic verses you can find my eternal love dripping in those context … Continue reading Covert

MY BOOK-CRIMSON SKINS NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE/ PAPERBACK

A big shoutout to my brilliant and talented friend Devika Mathur, queen of surreal poetry, for her release of the poetry book “Crimson Skins” by Inie Blu(e) Press. Do grab a copy of this beautiful book of poetry. I know I will.Deatils are in the post.

MY VALIANT SOUL

I am more than thrilled to announce that the kindle version of my book is now out on Kindle. The print version can also be checked on Amazon, Books Depository, Bookswagon, Barnes and Noble.

If you adore my writing style, do not miss out on this book
I have worked hard with passion and love for this baby.

It will mean a lot if you can support a fellow poet, writer. Check out all the links below.

Crimson Skins- India

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Juxtaposed

Suspended between the intangible state of dream  and reality a state so profound yet so surreal   the tangible moments slip through my open palms as the gossamer truth of realities weaves a noose    around me tightening like a storm around my waist with each repetition cutting close to the wounds   pushing deeper … Continue reading Juxtaposed

Stench

This city is crazy  this city is brimming  there is always something rotting burning people walk with crinkled noses and with scurried steps with the voice of the screaming heart those spires of the skyscrapers piercing and pinching  the heart of the sky which bleeds on the people who bet their life on the beauty of the alabaster moon … Continue reading Stench

In the end we were just a moment (Prose Poem)

Today’s prompt: Write a piece of prose or poetry that ends with in the end, we were just a moment. Standing at the crossroads of life looking back and collecting all the memories as the translucent sea glass walking barefoot on the beach. Wet sands making islands of hope between my toes, there is much more … Continue reading In the end we were just a moment (Prose Poem)

With Clenched Fists, I Rage – A Collaborative Poem

Proud to be part of this collaborative poem. “With Clenched fists, I rage” is a deep exposition of the anger and the pain coursing through the veins of our countrymen in these turbulent times.

Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

I chew on my rage
breaking teeth
on its rock candy
hard edges
I resist
base reflex
to swallow these
jagged shards whole
instead
spitting blood
and shrapnel
hard
into
the unrelenting soil
of injustice

Christine E. Ray

My fist clenches unconsciously,
Noticing only when my knuckles pop.
They say peace and love
Will win the day,
While I’m possessed
By the spirit of Elijah,
Raining down fire,
Divine justice, and rage,
Filled with the desire
To bludgeon bigotry
With a baseball bat.

John W. Leys

Wretched causeway
Flotsam upon my eye
I stare into the mist in wonder
Will the serpent ever arise
Show me your face, foul beast
You tinker and toy with mortal men
Spewing hatred and obscenities with forked tongues
Crucifying anyone who stands firm against them
Justice beckons their immortal fear
Wielding the rocks, I guide my hands
Betwixt the evil and the cowardly
Is…

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Into the Fall’s Hands

This poem is in response to the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at GodogGO Cafe "Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature."- Friedrich Nietzsche Cupping the calloused palms Nature takes into its heaving bosom warmth and sustenance for crimson tinged leaves  stripped from the mighty embrace of the wild oak  … Continue reading Into the Fall’s Hands