Poetry published in the Memory House Magazine Issue no 23 “Rattle”

I'm so thrilled to see my poem " My bone rattles with crimson rage" made to the pages of the Memory House Magazine " Rattle Issue". Really thankful to the EIC Vanessa Ma and Editor Bradly Tian for accepting and supporting my work. Memoryhouse Magazine is a semi-annual publication that seeks to curate personal narratives through … Continue reading Poetry published in the Memory House Magazine Issue no 23 “Rattle”

Alone

The Insanity of life keeps you busy the craziness of it keeps you safe mood swings pace you up everyday grind keeps you in shape This mad race and topsy-turvy life trying to fit that last piece of the puzzle stuck at the corner standing out in a crowd Oh!you have so many faces you … Continue reading Alone

New Me

I smell blood in the water I see sharks all around me heartbroken, downtrodden wandering in search of you finding a way out of this labyrinth the hope keeps burning and the flickering flame never meets its death I'm crossing mountains getting drenched in rivers half drowned, gasping for breath with a parched soul and knees … Continue reading New Me

Poetry reading at the Open Road Poetry 2020 Season Kickoff event

I'm thrilled to share pictures from the first poetry event of the year. The event was organized by the Jersey City Writers Group on Feb 22,2020. Crystal Letters and Rescue Poetix TM have teamed up to bring OpenRoad Poetry.OpenRoad Poetry is a monthly Poetry & Open Mic event in Jersey City benefiting local venues, non-profit … Continue reading Poetry reading at the Open Road Poetry 2020 Season Kickoff event

Poetry published in Jitter Issue no 8 by Prolific Press

I'm excited to see my poems made to the pages of the Jitter Press Issue no 8 published by the Pennsylvania based press Prolific Press. The primary mission of Jitter Press is to frighten its readers. To this end, they publish excellent literary works from both established and emerging writers. Their publication includes poetry and fiction … Continue reading Poetry published in Jitter Issue no 8 by Prolific Press

Response to Tuesday Writing Prompt at GodogGo cafe

My response to  write a piece of prose "I never want that again" I never want that again that searing pain simmering and oozing through every pore of my suppurating skin. Marked and haunted with time. Scarred and carved with welts and blisters painful reminder of all the thoughts and the memories you have left … Continue reading Response to Tuesday Writing Prompt at GodogGo cafe

Exciting News!

Exciting news happening at the Cafe. Join us on March 7 for a Prose writing workshop hosted by the talented Tanya Cliff.

Go Dog Go Café

Exciting News!

I am going to be hosting a weekly Writer’s Workshop here on Saturdays, beginning March 7th. Please join me for a fun, challenging opportunity to stretch your writing skills in this friendly environment. I love the group at GDG! I’m thrilled to be joining you, especially in a format that explores the power of language in storytelling.

The Writer’s Workshop will stick with a single prompt response each month, limited to 150-300 words, and involve several editing challenges to the same response designed to sharpen prose. The schedule is as follows:

Week 1: The Fastball
This week, I will introduce some element of good prose and/or share encouraging words from favorite authors. Then, I will pitch the Fastball prompt. Participants can link their responses in the comments section, and I will share them the following week.

Week 2: Batting Practice
This week, I will continue the discussion and…

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Poetry published in the Visual Verse VOL 07 CHAPTER 04

So excited to see my poem "Deserted" published in the February edition of the London/Berlin-based ekphrastic poetry journal. Visual Verse is a collaboration. An anthology of art, poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction. Each month they supply a compelling image and invite writers – published or unpublished – to submit a piece in response. Visual Verse … Continue reading Poetry published in the Visual Verse VOL 07 CHAPTER 04

Hosting the #TopTweetTuesday for the UK Based Black Bough Poetry

I'm really excited to headline the poetry week for the Black Bough Poetry this Tuesday Details are on my twitter account. The idea is to choose one poet for the day of Tuesday who will respond to any poems posted on the Twitter page of Black Bough Poetry Followed by #TopTweetTuesday and @Blackboughpoems. The event … Continue reading Hosting the #TopTweetTuesday for the UK Based Black Bough Poetry

Poetry published in the Three Line Poetry Issue#51

So happy to see my short poem make its way to the pages of the Three Line Poetry Issue no 51 Published by the Pennsylvania based Prolific Press. I'm really thankful to the EIC Glenn Lyvers for supporting my work. Three Line Poetry is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating three-line poems. Part of their mission … Continue reading Poetry published in the Three Line Poetry Issue#51

Treacherous dune

Megha's World

First Published in the Mojave Heart Review

fabian-struwe-203029-unsplash.jpgMemories slip on the silent back of the dunes

those shape-shifting sands

are treacherous you see

as they promise you an eternity

till the next whiff of the fleeting wind

that catches their attention

and dancing and glimmering in the

hot sweltering heat of the sun

they morph,

and mold to please

the voluptuous calls of the breeze

echoes of the silence,

bouncing back for eons

hopes for the company

the scorched backs of the dunes

are then soothed by the shifty-eyed moon

which bathes them with their

silvery moonlight

secretly wishing to rest in the

warm bosom of these dunes

but come morning

it gives in to the aubade of the

the warm clasp of the wind and

there it goes

following the wind

in a wink.

–Megha

Photo by Fabian Struwe on Unsplash

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Poetry selected in Top 20 for the Pangolin Review Poetry Prize 2019

I'm so thrilled and honored to be amongst the Top 20 shortlisted for the Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019 judged by Melissa Studdard. Her awards include the Forward National Literature Award, the International Book Award, the Kathak Literary Award, the Poiesis Award of Honor International, the Readers’ Favorite Award, and two Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. As … Continue reading Poetry selected in Top 20 for the Pangolin Review Poetry Prize 2019

Poetry selected for the World’s Biggest Poetry Anthology: Sounds of Peace by League of Poets (SOPWBAOCP)

I'm thrilled to share this news with my readers that my poem "A Semblance of Peace" has been selected for the World's biggest poetry anthology curated by the League of Poets. This anthology competition is a project for global peace embarked by The League of Poets, an international organization committed to promoting world peace through … Continue reading Poetry selected for the World’s Biggest Poetry Anthology: Sounds of Peace by League of Poets (SOPWBAOCP)

Poetry published in Praxis Magazine- “Demarcation”

Megha's World

I’m so delighted to see one of my poems find its home in Nigeria based Magazine Praxis Magazine. They cover literary events across Africa, give voice to emerging writers and artists, and even promote literature in indigenous languages, e.g Yoruba, Hausa, Swahili, Naija Language etc.

Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature is a digital company whose Mission Statement is to create a rallying point for writers and artists to commune and progress their craft(s). The magazine showcases unique arts, literature, podcasts and performance poetry from both established and emerging writers, artists, and poets.

Please read my poem “Demarcation“.

Happy blogging!

Megha Sood

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Healing winters

First Published on Vita Brevis Literature Love speaks me through the languid branches of almost naked trees pickled by the snow, in the early misty cold mornings.   Steering through the voiceless din. my mind wanders and clutches to the last sane thought trying to figure out the map, the cartography of healing, the trail … Continue reading Healing winters

Poetry published in the Headline Poetry Press: You rubbed me the wrong way

Pumped up to see my poem “resistance” donning the pages of the Headline Poetry Press. Poems are written as a response to the RoeVsWade case currently being challenged by the congressman. Roe v Wade -elated includes the patriarchy, toxic masculinity, an ode to RBG, reproductive freedom, the suffrage movement, and other aligning topics.  The current … Continue reading Poetry published in the Headline Poetry Press: You rubbed me the wrong way

Poetry published in the anthology: Gardens in the Desert: Cultivating Awareness by Dove Tales Journal of Arts

I'm thrilled to see my poem "Unforgivable" published in the online 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. Today is the online publication of the … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology: Gardens in the Desert: Cultivating Awareness by Dove Tales Journal of Arts

Why I need your love?

Don't ask me to explain why I need your love, a parched soul, in the search of that oasis even the slightest glance of you quenches my heart Don't ask me to explain why I need your love, a wild deer, galloping in the thicket of the forest seeking fervently for that musk seeded within his … Continue reading Why I need your love?

Self love

A warm and a tight hug  can do wonders I have heard It can lick and suck all your pain for those who have eternally suffered It's that magic potion that elixir that have worked wonders  in the present and in the past that secret ingredient  which has turned the sourest  of the situations  into a loving … Continue reading Self love