Poetry collection (“My Body Loves Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress, 2022 )Finalist in the 19th Annual “Best Book Awards” by American Book Fest

I’m thrilled to share the news that my debut full-length poetry collection (“My Body Lives Like Threat” , FlowerSong Press) is a finalist in the “Best Book Awards” under the category Poetry: General. Heartiest Congratulations!! to Yerra Sugarman of Four Way Books for the collection ” Aunt Bird”. Honored to share the space with Yerra Sugarman, Victoria Redel, Suphil Lee Park, Abegail Wender and Enne Baker

Press release:

LOS ANGELES – American Book Fest have announced the winners and finalists of The 2022 Best Book Awards. Over 400 winners and finalists were announced in over 90 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2020-2022.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest said this year’s contest yielded thousands of entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.

Keen says of the awards, “Over our 20-year history, thousands of self-published and indie authors have leveraged the promotional power of their Best Book Award to increase online recognition, enhance their title’s credibility, and garner more attention in the crowded book buying marketplace.”

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, John Wiley and Sons, Rowman & Littlefield, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Hachette Book Group, McGraw Hill, Hay House, Hampton Roads Publishing, Sounds True, Zondervan, Tor Books, Oxford University Press, John Hopkins University Press and hundreds of Independent Houses contribute to this year’s Outstanding Competition!

Poetry: General      


Aunt Bird by Yerra Sugarman
Four Way Books

My Body Lives Like a Threat by Megha Sood
FlowerSong Press

Paradise by Victoria Redel
Four Way Books

Present Tense Complex by Suphil Lee Park
Conduit Books & Ephemera

Reliquary by Abigail Wender
Four Way Books

The White Colossus by Enne Baker
Independently Published

Congratulations!! to the winner and fellow finalists.

Happy Poetry!!

Megha Sood



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