Poetry Published in the Mind and Poetry Issue 3: Darkness and the Light

So thankful to see my two poems" Choked" and "That searing pain" part of this masterful collection of poems. So thankful to the EIC David O Lan of fevers of Mind and Poetry Digest for giving it such a beautiful home. The collection of poems in this book speaks through the pain and the ecstasy … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Mind and Poetry Issue 3: Darkness and the Light

Poetry published in Jitter Magazine Issue no 8 by Prolific Press

So happy to share the news that I have a publication in the forthcoming print publication of Prolific Press – Jitter Press. Jitter Press publishes excellent literary works from both established and emerging writers. Their publication includes poetry and fiction with an emphasis on themes of horror and suspense. It is their mission to provide the … Continue reading Poetry published in Jitter Magazine Issue no 8 by Prolific Press

Poetry selected for publication in the “Writing for Peace” anthology to be published in Dec 2020 by Dove Tales Org.

I'm brimming with joy to receive the wonderful news that my poem " Unforgivable" has been included in the esteemed anthology "Writing for Peace" to be published by Dove Tales. Writing for Peace is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, directed by a group of volunteer writers and editors, and guided by our extensive panel of advisers. DoveTales, An International … Continue reading Poetry selected for publication in the “Writing for Peace” anthology to be published in Dec 2020 by Dove Tales Org.

Poetry Published in Madras Courier

I'm so excited and thrilled to be part of this esteemed publication. This one brings so much joy and validation to my creative writing. Amidst the rejection and learning, there is some instant that restores faith in your writing skills..This is one of them. So thankful to the EIC Shrenik Rao for publishing my poem … Continue reading Poetry Published in Madras Courier

Poetry published in the Fall/Winter 2019 edition of Stray Branch

I'm so excited to see my five poems published in the Fall/ Winter 2019 edition of Stray Branch. So thankful to the EIC Debbie Berk for giving me the opportunity and supporting my work. Founded in January 2008 by Debbie Berk, The Stray Branch is a print publication of poetry, fiction, art, and photography. Producing two … Continue reading Poetry published in the Fall/Winter 2019 edition of Stray Branch

Poetry published and featured as author of the month in Pittsburg based Setu Magazine

So happy to share my publication in the Pittsburg based bilingual magazine where I have been featured as author of the month.Such an honor.So thankful to the EIC Sunil Sharma for giving me such a wonderful opportunity. Setu is a Bilingual and Peer-Reviewed Journal of Literature, Arts, and Culture (Pittsburgh, USA). Edited by an international … Continue reading Poetry published and featured as author of the month in Pittsburg based Setu Magazine

Poetry published in the Crepe and Penn Issue 4

I'm so happy to see my two poems "Not with a bang" and "Transgressions" find a home in Issue 4 of the literary journal Crepe and Penn. So thankful to the EIC Madison Kalia for accepting and supporting my work. This issue featured the works of some of my favorites form the creative writing community … Continue reading Poetry published in the Crepe and Penn Issue 4

Halloween special-Poetry Published in the Jitter Press Print Publication

Yes, its that time of the year when the dead and eerie things are celebrated. I have a publication in the forthcoming print publication of Prolific Press - Jitter Press. Jitter Press publishes excellent literary works from both established and emerging writers. Their publication includes poetry and fiction with an emphasis on themes of horror … Continue reading Halloween special-Poetry Published in the Jitter Press Print Publication

SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women an Anthology is out today by Indie Blue Publishing

Love in any form is a beautiful feeling. "Smitten" anthology is a book that aptly celebrates the love between women.I'm so proud of my friend and editor Candice Daquin who has put her heart and soul into this project and considered me worthy enough to be part of it. I have a small micro poem … Continue reading SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women an Anthology is out today by Indie Blue Publishing

Poetry published in the UK Based Mookychick Poetry Journal

So proud to see my poem find its perfect home in UK based Mookychick Poetry Journal.A site bringing out unfettered and unbridled beauty of the feminism.Really thankful to the Editor Juliette van der Molen for supporting my work and giving it a beautiful home in her esteemed journal. You can read my poem here. Please … Continue reading Poetry published in the UK Based Mookychick Poetry Journal

Poetry published in the anthology ” Lift every voice” by Kissing Dynamite

I'm beyond thrilled to be featured in this amazing anthology curated by Christine Taylor of Kissing Dynamite Poetry Journal. This anthology is a collection of poetry by twenty-eight contemporary writers, Lift Every Voice​ pays homage to the Black National Anthem penned by James Weldon Johnson in 1900 as a celebration of the perseverance and grit necessary … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology ” Lift every voice” by Kissing Dynamite

Poetry published in KOAN ( Paragon Press)- “Tourniquet”

I feel humble and delighted to see my poem featured in this esteemed journal. This marks a new chapter in my journey of being a writer. KOAN -one of the literary magazines hosted by the esteemed Paragon Press. As they describe themselves "The Paragon Press is an up-and-coming literary publishing house that is home of The Paragon … Continue reading Poetry published in KOAN ( Paragon Press)- “Tourniquet”

Poetry published in the Black Bough Poetry Issue 3

So thrilled to be published in Issue 3 of the Black Bough Poetry. Black Bough Poetry publish micro-poems from across the world. Only the most compressed, the most pristine, the most vivid, make the cut. I'm really thankful to the EIC Matthew Smith who gave his precious feedback and accepted my poem in his esteemed … Continue reading Poetry published in the Black Bough Poetry Issue 3

Demarcation

First Published in the Praxis Magazine That frail evening marking the shadows of the long summer days a bird perched on the barbed wires of the prison demarcating the happiness and the grief acceptance and rejection solitude and the wails of the laughter the prisoner and the free   the arresting height of that boisterous wall … Continue reading Demarcation

Poetry published in Heretics Lovers and Madmen – “I’m the woman” collaboration

A collaboration with my soul sisters always polish that sliver of light in my soul and makes it shine a little more. I'm so thrilled and excited to be part of this multi-part "I'm the woman" series featured on the Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen. You can read my part here and don't forget to visit … Continue reading Poetry published in Heretics Lovers and Madmen – “I’m the woman” collaboration

Poetry published in the anthology “Lift every voice” by Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press

So thrilled to be featured in the first-ever anthology curated by Christine Taylor of the Kissing Dynamite poetry journal. My poem "Bless us lord for the sin-free life we are living"  has been featured amongst the works of 27 other contemporary writers. A collection of poetry by twenty-eight contemporary writers, Lift Every Voice​ pays homage to … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology “Lift every voice” by Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press

Poetry published in the Dissident Voice-“True lies”

It's an absolute honor to be featured in the Dissident Voice. So thankful to the senior editor Angie Tibbs for accepting my poems and featuring them. Dissident Voice is an internet newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves. The goal of Dissident Voice is … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dissident Voice-“True lies”

Poetry published in the Local Train Magazine Issue 6

A beautiful online literary journal from Bangladesh gives a very rustic look to featured poems. So thankful to the EIC Shahadat Hossian for giving my poem home. You can read my poem "Juxtapostionion" here. The Local Train is an online magazine. which is independent, not for profit publication founded in April 2019 by Shahadat Hossain. … Continue reading Poetry published in the Local Train Magazine Issue 6

Poetry published in the Mark Literary Review -Edition 10 September,2019

So happy to see my two poems found a home in the Mark Literay Review. So thankful to the EIC Jessica for accepting my poems and suggesting necessary changes. Writing poetry is always a learning and a continuously evolving process especially for poets from a non- literary background. You can read my two poems "Sign" … Continue reading Poetry published in the Mark Literary Review -Edition 10 September,2019

Poetry reading at Jersey City Writers “Of Mysts and Monsters” at West Gallery, NJ as part of Arts House Festival

So thrilled to be sharing the details of the yesterday poetry reading at the West Gallery, NJ. “Of Myths and Monsters" is just another one of the exciting happenings that took place during this JC Fridays as Jersey City Writers had an evening of readings featuring selected horror short stories and poems submitted by the … Continue reading Poetry reading at Jersey City Writers “Of Mysts and Monsters” at West Gallery, NJ as part of Arts House Festival

Poems featured on the Whisper and the Roar as a response for the Feminist book Title Challenge

I'm so excited to see that three of my poems have been selected as a response to the Feminist Book Title Challenge hosted by the Christine Ray of the Brave and Reckless Blog. You can read my poems here "How to be a woman?" "When Men explain me things" and "My body is not an … Continue reading Poems featured on the Whisper and the Roar as a response for the Feminist book Title Challenge

Contribution in the Quatrain Project – Gyroscope Review Spring Issue

On February 2, 2019, the staff of Gyroscope Review invited public participation in a giant collaborative poetry effort in honor of their fourth anniversary as a publication. So, they got together to create a quatrain to kick off this collaborative poem. I'm so thrilled to be part of this beautiful quatrain project. Your obituary in … Continue reading Contribution in the Quatrain Project – Gyroscope Review Spring Issue

Poetry published in the Knights Library Magazine Fall edition

So thrilled to be featured in the Fall Edition of the Knights Library Magazine which is resuming its publication after our years of hiatus.I'm so thankful to the EIC Jason Crawford and Jeffery for believing in my work and giving me a space in their magazine. This magazine serves as a safe space for marginalized … Continue reading Poetry published in the Knights Library Magazine Fall edition

Poetry recommendations published in The Poetry Question -TPQ5

So excited to be featured in The Poetry Question as I respond to my top 5 recommendation in the poetry. I'm really blessed to have shared the space with the best of the writing world. Do visit the website to read the recommendation from the best in poetry Do read my recommendations here and leave … Continue reading Poetry recommendations published in The Poetry Question -TPQ5

Fevers of the Mind Press Presents: The Poetry Only: June & August 2019 editions of Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest

David O Lan has curated the best of the poetry featured in the July and August editions of the Fevers of Mind Poetry Digest. The new version is available at a very reduced price as compared the full-on digest versions ( Fevers of Mind and Poetry Digest Volume 1 and Volume 2). I'm so thrilled … Continue reading Fevers of the Mind Press Presents: The Poetry Only: June & August 2019 editions of Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest

Poetry published in Better than Starbucks-“Silhouette of silence”

I'm so thrilled and excited to share this wonderful news of my poem "Silhouette of silence" being published int eh Sep[tember Issue of Better than Starbucks. An esteemed poetry journal I'm so proud to be part of. I'm so thankful to Vera Ignatowitsch for accepting and supporting my work and so happy to be featured … Continue reading Poetry published in Better than Starbucks-“Silhouette of silence”

Poetry published in the America Emerging Poets Series New Jersey Edition by Z Publishing

I'm thrilled to see my poetry published in the America Best Emerging Poets Series -New Jersey by Z Publishing. The book not only features my poem but also opens with a quote from my poem. Thoughts, Reflections, and Streams of Consciousness What do you do with the wound that is healed? Do you count along … Continue reading Poetry published in the America Emerging Poets Series New Jersey Edition by Z Publishing

Poetry published in Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 10-“Pigs Fly”

So happy to have my poem featured in yet another monthly publication of this London/Berlin Based online anthology Visual Verse. This month visual prompt was a unique one and gave a lot of fodder for my creativity. Do check out my poem "Pgs fly" here. Please share your thoughts about this in the comment section … Continue reading Poetry published in Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 10-“Pigs Fly”

Poetry published in the Dual Coast Magazine Issue no 7

So happy to be part of this gorgeous magazine with a retro look.So thankful to the EIC Glenn Lyvers for accepting and supporting my work. The magazine is brimming with poetry, fiction, arts and photography from a multitude of talented writers. Dual Cost Magazine is a showcase for excellent fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and so much more. … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dual Coast Magazine Issue no 7

Poetry published in the “Heat”: Nightingale and Sparrow Press Issue III out on Amazon today

The sizzling heat in the summer has turned up a notch with the release of  Issue III of the " Heat" Magazine released by the Nightingale and Sparrow Press. I'm so excited to have work here in this alongside some of the best of the writing community. So thankful to the EIC Juliette Sebock for giving … Continue reading Poetry published in the “Heat”: Nightingale and Sparrow Press Issue III out on Amazon today

Poetry published in Fevers of Mind Poetry Digest- Available on Amazon/Kindle

So thrilled to be part of the  Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest 2 curated by David O Lan. I'm so excited to be a great company of writers. Some themes for Issue 2 include: In Memorium of a lost loved one or friend. Anxiety as always. Mental Health as always. Poetry inspired by songs of … Continue reading Poetry published in Fevers of Mind Poetry Digest- Available on Amazon/Kindle

Two poems published in the Ofrendas Press-“Caged Truth” and “Hashtag Games” with their Spanish translation

Thrilled to see my two poems along with their Spanish translation to be featured in the inaugural issue of the Ofrendas Press.So thankful to the EIC Krizia Isamar Bruno for accepting my poems and giving them home. This is the first time my poems have been translated into any other language. Ofrendas is the Spanish … Continue reading Two poems published in the Ofrendas Press-“Caged Truth” and “Hashtag Games” with their Spanish translation

The day begins again- Published in Elephants never

First Published in The Elephant's Never Silence rests on the edge of my hand a slight movement and it breaks the facade of stillness; of eternity, of longevity and more.   my body lies supine within this tall grass scorched by the sun whitened by the heat   emptiness seeps slowly making a long trail … Continue reading The day begins again- Published in Elephants never

Book review featured on the UK based Fly on the Wall Press

So thrilled to see my book review of Elisabeth Horan "Bad Mommy Stay Mommy"  published by the Fly on the Wall Poetry Press. So thankful to the EIC Kenyon Isabelle for giving me the opportunity. Elisabeth Horan is an Editor at Animal Heart Press and has several chaps and collections coming out this year. She … Continue reading Book review featured on the UK based Fly on the Wall Press

Poetry published on the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

I'm beyond thrilled to be featured on his amazing literary collective Sudden Denouement edited and curated by Jasper Kerkau. It's an absolute honor to be part of this alongside such talented writers on the writing community. The Sudden Denouement Collective is a forum for divergent aesthetic and literature. Their writers and artists come from around the world … Continue reading Poetry published on the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

Three poems published in the online anthology by Our Poetry Archive(OPA) –“Spirit of nature”

So thrilled to be part of this online anthology curated by NilvroNill Shoovro of  Our Poetry Archive featuring the works of the 159 poets around the world. An anthology which accentuates the spiritual relationship between nature and the human mind. Our main objective of this Anthology was to bring out one representative collection of the creative brilliance … Continue reading Three poems published in the online anthology by Our Poetry Archive(OPA) –“Spirit of nature”

Poetry published in the Visual Verse Vol 06 Chapter 09

Always an exciting moment to see my words grace this beautiful London/Berlin-based poetry journal Visual Verse challenging its writers with a stunning visual prompt every month.So thankful to the editors for supporting and accepting my work. Please read my poem "Automaton" Happy blogging! Megha Sood mage by Franck V.  

Poetry published on Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen – “Survival”

So thrilled to see my poem published in the Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen. So thankful to the editors and founders Christine, Kindra and Nicole Lyons for accepting and supporting my work. Kindra M. Austin, Nicole Lyons, and Christine E. Ray are known in the indie writing world for their love of cutting edge literature, telling hard truths, and … Continue reading Poetry published on Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen – “Survival”

Three poems published in the Madness Muse Press- “Saintly”, “An exercise in futility ” and ” A living nightmare”

This fills me with happiness to see that three of my poems have been featured on the Madness Muse Press Blog soon to be part of the print anthology. I”m really thankful to the associate editor Chani Zwibel to have given me the opportunity. Madness Muse was founded in 2016 as a means to publish writing with sociopolitical … Continue reading Three poems published in the Madness Muse Press- “Saintly”, “An exercise in futility ” and ” A living nightmare”

Poetry published in the Writer’s Cafe Magazine Issue 16 Theme “Maps and Landscapes”- “Map”

So happy to know that my two poems have been accepted in the UK based Writer’s Cafe Magazine for the July issue based on the theme “Maps and Landscapes”. Really thankful to the generous editor Marie Lightman for continuously supporting my work and for challenging the writer with a monthly theme. You can read my poem here. Happy … Continue reading Poetry published in the Writer’s Cafe Magazine Issue 16 Theme “Maps and Landscapes”- “Map”

Poetry published in Olive Skins-“Lost Home”

So thrilled to be featured in the inaugural issue of the poetry journal Olive Skins. So thankful to the EIC Devika Mathur for featuring and supporting my work. Olive Skins is a literary platform for surreal and abstract poets and artists. You may find beautiful and brave writings there which shall stir your heart, will … Continue reading Poetry published in Olive Skins-“Lost Home”

Book Review – “Bad Mommy Stay Mommy” by Elisabeth Horan

I'm so thrilled to share the first-ever book review I have written for a dear friend of my mine Elisabeth Horan. The book has been published by UK based Fly on the Wall Poetry Press on May 10,2019. Elisabeth Horan is an Editor at Animal Heart Press and has several chaps and collections coming out this … Continue reading Book Review – “Bad Mommy Stay Mommy” by Elisabeth Horan

Burden of Sanity

Megha's World

First published in Writer’s Cafe Magazine Issue 12 “Truth and Lies”

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What is the burden of sanity

he gleefully asks

when the sane thoughts in your mind

are paving a streamlined path

a sluice,

which carries the murky and turbid thoughts

away from your heart

so your soul can stay pure and serene

What is the burden of the sanity

when the words uttered in

deep dark corners of

you dark and tumultuous mind

leaves a dark sooty impression

and your soul is a shade darker than

then last time you saw

your reflection in the mirror

What is the burden of sanity

you woefully ask

when the teeth are clenched

and the tongue is shredded

but the heart will die a thousand deaths

if you let it have its way

What is the burden of the sanity

you smirk fully asks

when its rips and

shreds the reputation

your honor

your broken back…

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Nakedness

Megha's World

First published in The Quiet Letter, July 2018

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has no concept
No definition
My poems have been devoid of emotions
utterly stripped of verses and syllables
with words stripped of its frame
and body
nothing seems to hold on
and stay glued to it
the body is bare
ready to mocked and scraped
and devoured by the
unscrupulous mind
with their turbid thoughts
As the night is patched by the
one eye of the
dark and sullen moon
I stare in the nights
my eyes are devoid of the light
gazing from the emptiness to nothing
they have lost the definition of hope
like the feeling of satiation
in the sunken folds of stomach
Of a hungry child
Like the palms of my granny
whose lines have been scraped clean
by the merciless
whiplash of time
I stand here with the
barren mind
devoid of thoughts
searching fervently

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