I’m extremely honored and delighted to be featured in the “Time of the Poet Republic” section of Miombo Publishing. I’m extremely thankful to the EIC and founder, poet, activist Mbizo Chirasha for featuring my five poems and giving me the space on his journal whose ethos speaks to the very essence of my writing.
Miombo Republic is an Internet-based Writers’ Center, archiving theme-based Digital Poetry Anthologies and Profiling Iconic Poets, Legendary Writers , Acclaimed Artists ,hosts and publishes WordCity Monthly(an International acclaimed , a multi-genre monthly, publishing flash fiction, poetry, short fiction, folktales, book reviews, interviews, literary arts news and global opportunities. This project is founded on the values of promoting writing, diversity, dialogue, literary arts exchange and global tolerance. It is curated and edited by Commonwealth Prize nominated Canadian author Darcie Friesen Hossack,. Time of the Poet was founded by Mbizo Chirasha
Mbizo CHIRASHA is an International Zimbabwean. Acclaimed Literary Arts Activism Projects Diplomatie (Originator, Initiative, Publisher, Curator, and Writer in Residence, Festival Poet, Chronicler, Fellow, and Convener). He is an UNESCO-RILA Affiliate ARTIST. Freedom of Speech Fellow PEN-Zentrum Deutschland, 2019 African Fellow (ihraf.org/international-fellows) . Poet in Residence ,Fictional Cafe (2020) Resident Coordinator,All Africa Poetry Symposium (2020,100tpc.org). Sotambe Festival WordFringe Curator(2019). 2003 Young Writers Delegate of 100 Best Books of Africa to Goteborg Book Fair,Sweden.September 2020 University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme Guest Poet/Discussant . Author of LETTER to the President(2019) and acclaimed Literary Arts Activism Projects Diplomatie, Mbizo CHIRASHA.(https://directoriomundial.allimo.org/Mbizo-Chirasha).
In the words of Mbizo Chirasha
Megha Sood, Your poetry is a spider web of bone-marrow truth coughed out of decades of resilience and resistance. And sneezed from years roasted in sizzling pots of literary consciousness and psychical revolutions. The verbal vintage and pit-belly poetic depth signal the unmatched dexterity of a pen-slinger cum griot graffitiing proverbial psalms on rough mats of the rainbow. Metaphors tidily polishing our evil -gripped earth with calamine of reason and lotions of wisdom from the stench of mental snoring.Poetry that walks again dead men into life.Your boldness transfigures our somber world into sobriety.The rhythm that resurrects sleeping souls to sing along and jive to the reverberating beat of the coming dawn. Your poetry is a sacred blessing gifted to Kings from ancient epochs onto modern times. Psychical prowess , verbal dexterity and the heart -thudding rhythm are triplets dictating the literary vitality of this nerve-wracking but mind boggling poetry submission. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is prided in archiving and profiling a globally acclaimed anthologist, poet extraordinaire, Hallowed Digital Poetry Artivist, Prolific Curator, and Poet Megha Sood.This is dope.( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
You can read my poems and the feature here.