List of Publications/Events/Press Mentions for the month of August/September 2022

The month of August was mostly about traveling and seeping in the experience of being close to the cradle of nature. But September had been a tough month for me and my family as we came down with Covid after escaping this dreadful infection for almost 2.5 years. September also being the birthday month brought the good news of me being nominated for the Jersey City Arts Award in the Literary Category. I’m extremely grateful to those who believed in my mission and my creative endeavors and considered me worthy enough for the nomination.

Notable publications for the month included the coveted anthology “Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology” edited by Dr. Meenakshi Mohan and published by Hawakal Prakashan. Other publications included the “Pandemic of Violence” by North of Oxford, “Colors of Love and Barriers” edited by my soul sister and friend, Candice Daquin for Pittsburg-based Setu Publications, Visual Verse, Oprelle’s “2021 Matter” Anthology, and National Beats Poetry anthology edited by Debbie Kosun.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel/postpone/skip a few events but I’m extremely proud of my writing group “ Thursday Morning Poets’ for hosting the Poetry reading at the 91st Community Garden, NY as part of the global event 100 Thousand Poets for Change. The event was a success as they read their poetry and also decorated the garden by hanging laminated poetry around it. Really thankful to Isabella Wagner for making this happen and making me part of it even though I could not attend it.

I also received my certificate as Third Place Winner for the State Level NAMI NJ Poetry contest. Honored to share the space with JC poet Laureate Rescue Poetix. The month ended with the publication of the sixth collection of poetry by Geza Tatrallay for which I was invited to write the foreword.

Looking forward to a speedy recovery and more poetic collaborations and celebrations,

Happy Poetry!!

Megha Sood

List of Publications for the month of August and September 2022

  1. Nominated for the 2022 Jersey City Arts Award in the Literary Arts category

  1. Writing Group “Thursday Morning Poets” is a proud recipient of the 2022 Queens Arts Fund

  1. Certificate for Third Place State Level Winner, NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 2022

  1. Poetry published in the Pittsburgh-based SETU Special edition “Colors of Love and Barriers

  1. Poetry Published in the Oprelle’s “2021 Matter” Anthology

  1. Featured Poet with two groups at the upcoming New York Poetry Festival, Governors Island September 11-12, 2022

  1. East Coast Poetry Readings From the Anthology “Black Fire This Time” at the Queens Public Library ( Virtual), August 24, 2022, 7-8 pm EDT featuring Sonia Sanchez, Keisha Anderson, Raymond Nat Taylor, and Megha Sood

  1. Press Mention for the Upcoming Poetry reading at the 91st Street Community Garden

  1. Foreword for the poetry collection “The Abyss: Poems for our World” by Geza Tatrallyay

  1. Poetry Published in the National Beats Poetry Foundation Anthology 2022

  1. Interview published on Elizabeth M Castillo website, #EMCWritesPoetry #EMC6Things

  1. Poetry Published in the anthology “Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology” by Hawakal Publishing

  1. Poetry reading for the 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Sept 24, 2022, 1 pm EDT at the 91st Street Community Garden, NY

  1. Poetry Published in North of Oxford Anthology II ” Pandemic Of Violence-Poets Speak”

  1. Poetry published in the London/Berlin Ekphrastic journal, Visual Verse Vol 9, Chapter 10

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