Shortlisted for a State-level Poetry Contest- Please vote for my poem-“My Survival Story”. Voting ends 31 May 2020

Dear blogging family, I’m happy and excited to share the news that one of my poems got shortlisted for “NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2020 Mental Health Poetry Contest” among top 10 finalists. They will be choosing the winners based on voting. Please click on the link here to cast your vote. They have concealed the … Continue reading Shortlisted for a State-level Poetry Contest- Please vote for my poem-“My Survival Story”. Voting ends 31 May 2020

Inefficient

In response to the GoDogGO Cafe Tuesday Writing Prompt. The poem should include the phrase ” My world”

Megha's World

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I fail miserably to guard my self
my heart
my emotions
my eyes
which gives away
every single feeling
every moment
I spent;
I try so hard to disguise
I try to stop
those fleeting memories
of the time spent
near the corners of my smile
near those dimpled bends;
Nobody blames you
for turning my world
upside down
drowning me with your love
and painting my heart
in the darkest shade of crimson
you can possibly found;
All I hear is the word of advice
a hush
a whisper
to safeguard my precious heart
they say
they all talk in unison
and declare me
inefficient.
 This post is in response to the daily prompt  Inefficient
Photo by Edward Cisneros on Unsplash

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Poetry published in the “The Poet Magazine Spring Edition “War and Battle”

I'm honored to be featured in the Spring edition of The Poet Magazine(UK) - War and Battle" anthology curated by the EIC Robin. Two of my poems namely  "Missed Boat" and "Syria- Living in a War Zone" have been featured in the Spring edition. "War and the Battle" is an amazing anthology featuring 103 poems … Continue reading Poetry published in the “The Poet Magazine Spring Edition “War and Battle”

Parallel World

“What if you find your soul mate... at the wrong time?”  ― Lauren Kate, Passion We are two broken pieces two pieces of a lost puzzle missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle suppose to complete the picture We are floating around in the endless universe tied by a string of invisible connection missing the ends so far … Continue reading Parallel World

Pandemic Poems- A Collaboration with Kate Belew ( Editor of Milk Press, Poetry Society of New York) and My 400th Poetry Publication

I'm beyond thrilled to share my 400th poetry publication as a collaboration with none other than Kate Belew ( Co-editor, Milk Press, Poetry Society of New York). I am really grateful to Kate and so honored to be part of this project. What started as a collaboration between her co-workers become a crowdsourced project, called … Continue reading Pandemic Poems- A Collaboration with Kate Belew ( Editor of Milk Press, Poetry Society of New York) and My 400th Poetry Publication

Haiku Published in the sound collage project of OCMA ( Orange County Museum of Arts), California, USA

I'm so happy that my Haiku became a part of the sound collage created by Alan Nakagawa by OCMA ( Orange County Museum of Arts) called the Social Distance, Haiku, and You!. Alan crowdsourced the 500 haikus to create a sound collage project in a duration of two weeks. LA-based sound artist Alan Nakagawa coheres … Continue reading Haiku Published in the sound collage project of OCMA ( Orange County Museum of Arts), California, USA

Book release: Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings by Gabriela Marie Milton

I'm so happy to share that one of my dearest friends, Gabriela Milton, released her poetry book with Vita Brevis Press This is the latest collection of poetry and writings by Gabriela Marie Milton — and the first non-anthology publication in the history of Vita Brevis Press. Here is the link to her blog for … Continue reading Book release: Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings by Gabriela Marie Milton

Poetry accepted for the WNYC Poetry Challenge: “Your poems from isolation” #WNYC #Gothamist #NationalPoetryMonth #PausePoetry

I'm elated to share the news that one of my poems got accepted for the poetry challenge by WNYC Radio Station. The poem has been written as a response to the weekly prompt project "Poems from the Isolation" in response to the National Poetry Month.I'm really thankful to the WNYC reporter Shumita Basu for her … Continue reading Poetry accepted for the WNYC Poetry Challenge: “Your poems from isolation” #WNYC #Gothamist #NationalPoetryMonth #PausePoetry

Poetry published in the Willowdown “Poetry from the lockdown” anthology

I'm so happy that one of my poems got included in the "Poetry From The Lockdown" anthology published by the UK based Willowsdown Press. The anthology features the work from the 115 poets across the world. Below the complete press release for the same. PRLOCKDOWN20April20 Poems from The Lockdown "Press Release Excerpt" Every country on … Continue reading Poetry published in the Willowdown “Poetry from the lockdown” anthology

National Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge, a collaboration between poets and artists hosted by Paul Brookes

I'm so honored to be part of the monthly ekphrastic challenge hosted by Paul Brookes. His annual challenge in the National Poetry Month has beautifully evolved to be a collaboration between various poets and artists. Each day the contributing poets receive am image and leave an ekphrastic response to it which he later complies. This … Continue reading National Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge, a collaboration between poets and artists hosted by Paul Brookes

Poetry Published in the Brooklyn, NY based Visitant Lit- “Stray”

A proud moment in my publication history

Megha's World

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I cannot contain my excitement as I see my poem featured in the Brooklyn based Literary Journal Visitant Lit. I’m really grateful to the Managing editor Andrea for supporting my work and helping me through the process of publication. Visitant lit has a circulation of around 10,000 readers in the area.

A visitant is a visitor from another realm. A visitant is a specter or a transitory creature, like a pilgrim or a migratory bird. At visitant, they are borrowing from this concept with the goal of nurturing experimental writing and art. They are open for submissions all year round.

Please read my poem here.

Happy blogging!
Megha Sood

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Haiku included in The Bridge-Progressive Arts Initiative #Quarantine Haikus Project #NationalPoetryMonth

I'm happy to see my Haiku included in the #QuarantineHaikus Project initiated by The Bridge - Progressive Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, Virginia. #QuarantineHaikus is a series of crowd-sourced uplifting Haikus to help us get through the COVID-19 outbreak. No matter what level of quarantine, self-quarantine, or social distancing you’re currently engaged in, we’re certain you’re likely … Continue reading Haiku included in The Bridge-Progressive Arts Initiative #Quarantine Haikus Project #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Published in the Adelaide Literary Award Poetry Anthology 2019

I’m so thrilled to receive my copy of the Adelaide Literary Award Anthology 2019. One of my poems has been selected as the finalist under the category of Best Poem.I’m really grateful to the EIC Stevan Nikolic for considering my work for such an esteemed award. I’m so honored to be sharing space with such … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Adelaide Literary Award Poetry Anthology 2019

Poetry featured on the Dineen Hull Arts Gallery Series in honor of the National Poetry Month 2020

In celebration of National Poetry Month Hudson County Community College Department of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) is proud to feature a whole day of poems from Jersey City Writers every Thursday. I'm so proud and honored to be part of this poetry series. One of my poems got selected to be featured in the series. Really … Continue reading Poetry featured on the Dineen Hull Arts Gallery Series in honor of the National Poetry Month 2020

Nominated for Women Global Award 2020 ( iWomanGlobal Awards)

I'm happy to share the news that I have been accepted as a nominee for the iWomenGlobalAward 2020 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 … Continue reading Nominated for Women Global Award 2020 ( iWomanGlobal Awards)

Meeting Ilya Kaminsky at Lillian Vernon Creative house – New York City, New York

My beautiful meeting with Ilya Kaminsky last year in NYC . Talent and kindness spill from this brilliant human being. A memory to cherish for a lifetime

Megha's World

I’m beyond thrilled to share my fangirl moment of meeting my favorite poet today in NYC. I went for the poetry reading by Ilya Kaminsky from his latest book ” Deaf Republic” in the Lillian Vernon House. This location is part of the Spring 2020 Reading series by the creative writing students of NYU.

His latest book, “Deaf Republic” has created a stir in the literary world. It opens in a time of political unrest in an occupied country. where the citizens of the country pretend to be deaf as a mark of the protest of the killing of a young deaf child by the soldier. To know more about the book and its praise click here.

I strongly urge everyone to read this book. A treat to myself in the National Month of poetry.

Happy blogging!

Megha Sood

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Poetry Published in the Desh Videsh Media Group, Florida, USA eMagazine in honor of the National Poetry Month

I'm beyond thrilled to share this wonderful news with my readers as my poems have been published in the Spring 2020 edition of the magazine by the Desh Videsh Media Group based in Florida, USA. I have been featured in the Poetry Corner section honoring the National Poetry Month. I'm really thankful to the editorial … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Desh Videsh Media Group, Florida, USA eMagazine in honor of the National Poetry Month

Meeting Jericho Brown at the Lillian Vernon Writers House, NYC, NY

One of the memories from last year I will always cherish

Megha's World

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One more wish crossed off my bucket list as I went to a poetry reading today at the Lillian Vernon Writers House as a part of Spring 2019 Poetry Reading Series. Jericho Brown read a few poems from his third book “Tradition” and few duplexes, a new poetry form he created.

Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer’s Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, TheNew Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). His poems have appeared in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry…

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Brave and Reckless Call for Submissions – Sharing Our Truths: Finding Connection Through Writing And Art As We Process covid-19

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I wrote earlier today about personal struggles I am having deciding what to post on Brave and Reckless during these uncertain times (While Rome Burns).  My very wise friend Georgiann Carlson at Rethinking Life reminded me that I am known for my writing/creativity prompts and that it would make sense for me to collect and publish writing and art inspired by the pandemic.  The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that it would be my honor to publish writing and art that allows us to process what we are seeing and feeling and experiencing in our rapidly changing world.

Guidelines

  1. Send me your writing and/or art (maximum of 3 pieces per submission) created in response to the current pandemic.  I will accept pieces previously published on your own blog or elsewhere as long as you retain the rights to the piece.
  2. I will accept…

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