Poetry Published in the Spectrum Publishing 25 Edition “How to Stay Alive” ,California,USA

I’m elated to see my poem "Something has to give"  in the Edition #25 of Spectrum Publishing based on the theme ” How to Stay Alive”. Immensely thankful to the EIC and founder Don Kingfisher Campbell for supporting and accepting my work. The edition features the works of 53 poets across the country. I’m extremely proud to share … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Spectrum Publishing 25 Edition “How to Stay Alive” ,California,USA

Poetry featured in SONKU Collective “Family Legacies” Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

I’m so honored to be part of the “Family Legacies” Vol 2 2020 Edition of the esteemed SONKU Collective. I’m also thankful to the EIC Taylar Enlow and the team for featuring my three poems, “We All Rise out of Love”, “A True Masterpiece”, “A Safe Haven” in the “Family Legacies” edition. The poems are published on Page 35 of of this … Continue reading Poetry featured in SONKU Collective “Family Legacies” Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

On Listening to Jericho Brown By Megha Sood

The Rising Phoenix Review

On Listening to Jericho Brown

After the Summer Reading Series at NYU, 2019

Writing with urgency: an aching desire
a rising hunger in a parched throat

when the craft and empathy are inseparable
seething feeling resonating with tenderness and sorrow

a zoetic language: a soft growl turning into a wail
haunting which resonates leaving me like a thrumming harp wire

such is the riveting effect of his words
an unraveling of the intricate mind;

a mind with aching desire, a nuanced understanding
of the turmoil which surrounds and is within us

a hunger which he experiences
while writing a truth that readily burns

a hunger that clings to my ribs thick as greed
and never leaves.A longing; a desire

for the unnamed passions in my soul
a cleaving opening my transgressions

and I face the proximity of my desires
like standing next to a burning kiln

how it warms me…

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Poetry “On Listening to Jericho Brown” Published in the Rising Phoenix Review

I'm beyond excited to see my homage poem "On Listening to Jericho Brown" published in The Rising Phoenix Review. The journal I have absolutely admired since the early days of my writing. Immensely thankful  to the EIC Christian Sammartino for supporting my work and giving me a space in his esteemed journal. The highlight of … Continue reading Poetry “On Listening to Jericho Brown” Published in the Rising Phoenix Review

Poetry upcoming in Life and Legends Issue 9, California,USA

I'm really excited to share the cover reveal of Life and Legends Issue 9 featuring two of my poems namely "Solidarity in Grief" and "Like a solemn promise". So thankful to founder and editor Kalpna Singh-Chitnis for supporting my work and giving me space in such an esteemed journal. I'm so honored to share the … Continue reading Poetry upcoming in Life and Legends Issue 9, California,USA

Poetry reading as featured Poet on Nov 21,2020 at Brooklyn based BrownStone Poets

It was an amazing poetic afternoon to be part of the Brownstone Poets Poetry Reading on Nov 21,2020 2-4pm EST as a featured poet alongside two of the brilliant and talented poets LA-based Joshua Corwin and OddBall Magazine EIC and Founder Chad Parenteau. Immensely grateful to EIC and founder Patricia Carragon  and Roxanne Hoffman for giving me this opportunity. Thrilled to … Continue reading Poetry reading as featured Poet on Nov 21,2020 at Brooklyn based BrownStone Poets

Acrostic Poem based on Thanksgiving

In response to the Tuesday Writing Prompt at the GoDoGO Cafe Today’s prompt:Write an acrostic poem using the word FAMILY or THANKSGIVING. T - This is the day to celebrate H - Hearts outpouring joys and relieved to be united again A -  A gathering of family and friends brimming with happiness N - Negating … Continue reading Acrostic Poem based on Thanksgiving

Poetry Published in New York/India based journal Cafe Dissensus

I'm proud to see my three poems making to the pages of New York /India based Literary Journal Cafe Dissensus Everyday.Extremely thankful to editor Mosarrap Hossain Khan for accepting my poems and giving them home.My poems have been beautifully coupled with artwork by M Singh. Cafe Dissensus Everyday, the daily update of Cafe Dissensus Magazine, … Continue reading Poetry Published in New York/India based journal Cafe Dissensus

Poetry Published in London/Berlin based Visual verse Vol 8 Chapter 1

Elated to see my prose poem " Desire" in the birthday edition of the London/Berlin based Monthly Ekphrastic journal "Visual Verse". So thrilled to share the space with so many brilliant voices in the literary community. Do read their collection of top 100 poems in response to the visual prompt. You can read my poem … Continue reading Poetry Published in London/Berlin based Visual verse Vol 8 Chapter 1

Poetry published in SONKU “Family Legacies” , Temple University, Philadelphia

I’m so honored to be part of the “Family Legacies” Vol 2 2020 Edition of the esteemed SONKU Collective. I’m also thankful to the EIC Taylar Enlow and the team for featuring my three poems, “We All Rise out of Love”, “A True Masterpiece”, “A Safe Haven” in the “Family Legacies” edition. The poems are published on Page 35 of pdf … Continue reading Poetry published in SONKU “Family Legacies” , Temple University, Philadelphia

Poetry published in the anthology ” As the World Burns” by Indie Blu(e) Publishing

I'm extremely proud to see my poems publishing in this powerful and timely anthology "As the World Burns" published by Indie Blue Press. I'm immensely thankful to the editors Christine Ray, Candice Daquin, Kindra Austin and Rachel Finch. As the World Burns: Writers and Artists Reflect on a World Gone Mad is an anthology of … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology ” As the World Burns” by Indie Blu(e) Publishing

Poetry upcoming in Winter/ Christmas Edition Print Anthology by Black Bough Poetry

Extremely happy to receive the news of my imagist poem acceptance for the upcoming print anthology by the Welsh based poetry Lit and arts journal Black Bough Poetry.So thankful to the EIC Matthew Smith for accepting my work.I'm so honored to share the space with some of my favorites poets from the lit community such … Continue reading Poetry upcoming in Winter/ Christmas Edition Print Anthology by Black Bough Poetry

Poetry Published in the Arc Prose Poetry Anthology 2020

I’m so thrilled and excited to share this news that my two prose poems “Trapped” and “The beginning of an end” have been published in the Arcs Prose Poem Anthology 2020 curated by the award winning poet Anwer Ghani Jaber. He is the EIC of the Prose Magazine Arcs Prose Poetry. So proud to share … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Arc Prose Poetry Anthology 2020

US Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco’s work published in the “Life In Quarantine” project by Stanford University, USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJQeBgfzVgg I'm beyond excited to share we are honored to showcase the work of the US Presidential Inaugural poet, Richard's Blanco on the "Life in Quarantine" project by the CESTA, Stanford University website. I'm am extremely grateful to his team for their support and belief in our project. Richard Blanco was selected by President Barack … Continue reading US Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco’s work published in the “Life In Quarantine” project by Stanford University, USA.

List of Publications/Events/Radio Show/Podcast and contests for the October 2020

I'm so proud to share the list of publications, events and contest news for the month of October 2020. October has been a month of celebration for me as the anthology "The Medusa Project", MookyChick which marked the role of an editor was launched. Also I was extremely lucky to have one of poems selected in … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Radio Show/Podcast and contests for the October 2020

Poetry reading at the #radioshow “Songs of Selah” by Scott Thomas Outlar for poems published in Alien Buddha Press House of Horrors #3

Really excited to be on the #radioshow hosted by the Founder of "Songs of Selah" Thomas Scott Outlar on Halloween. Poets published in the Alien Buddha Press House of Horrors #3 were asked to read their poems on the Halloween night. It was an honor to share the space with Red Focks, Carrie Magnuss Radna, … Continue reading Poetry reading at the #radioshow “Songs of Selah” by Scott Thomas Outlar for poems published in Alien Buddha Press House of Horrors #3

Medusa Project by Mookychick is Launched!!!..and Its free to download

Celebrate Halloween And Womxn Everywhere With The Medusa Project, A Debut Anthology From Mookychick. Download Poetry, Fiction, Artwork And Rituals… For Free. Back in March 2020, our Poetry Editor Megha Sood considered ways to actively celebrate International Women’s Day. One thing led to another, and Mookychick put out a call for its debut anthology. The … Continue reading Medusa Project by Mookychick is Launched!!!..and Its free to download

Poetry and Essay upcoming in the anthology by FlowerSong Press

I'm really excited to receive the news of acceptance of my few poems and an essay for the timely and powerful anthology called "Good Cop/Bad Cop" by FlowerSong Press.The anthology is expected to be published in 2021. Immensely thankful to the EIC and publisher of the press Edward Vidaurre. Edward Vidaurre is the author of … Continue reading Poetry and Essay upcoming in the anthology by FlowerSong Press

Poetry reading at the open mic #radioshow 17Numa by Scott Thomas Outlar featuring Kashiana Singh and Mela Blust

Got the chance to listen to this beautiful immersive #radioshow of two poets reading each other work Mela Blust and Kashiana Singh hosted by Scott Thomas Outlar at 17Numa I read one of my poems "Was it worth the pain?" in the open mic section at the time mark 1:28. The poem is published in … Continue reading Poetry reading at the open mic #radioshow 17Numa by Scott Thomas Outlar featuring Kashiana Singh and Mela Blust

Indie Blu(e) Publishing Partners with The Kali Project

Indie Blu(e) Publishing

The Kali Project was conceived by indie writers and editors Candice Louisa Daquin and Megha Sood. A dear friend starting a feminist micro press was intrigued and suggested that The Kali Project serve as their inaugural publication. Everyone involved has been deeply moved by the support and enthusiasm the project has received, as well as by the volume of submissions.

The Kali Project has become a much more involved and wonderful project than we anticipated, and it has become clear to all involved that it needs a publishing partner with more experience publishing large, worldwide anthologies.

We are pleased to announce that Indie Blu(e) Publishing has assumed the role as The Kali Project’s publisher. Candice, a founding editor at Indie Blu(e), knows their ability to manage the volume of details of such a project and to produce high quality anthologies, such as We Will Not Be Silenced, SMITTEN This Is…

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Poetry Published in Visual Verse Vol 7 Chapter 12

Happy to see my poetic prose "Self Love is the Best Form of Love" published in the monthly Ekphrastic challenge of London/Berlin-based Visual Verse: Online Anthology of Art and Words I always believe that "Self Love" is the best form of love that we usually ignore. You can read my poem "Self Love is the … Continue reading Poetry Published in Visual Verse Vol 7 Chapter 12

Poetry Podcast by LA based Poet Joshua Corwin “Assiduous Dust” released today

I’m thrilled to share the news of  interview and poetry podcast with the esteemed LA-based poet, Joshua Corwin for his series “Assiduous Dust”. You can watch the video here. Assiduous Dust is the home of the On-the-Spot Collaborative Poem (OTSCP), a novel form of collaborative poetry where the featured poet and Joshua Corwin take turns in reading out … Continue reading Poetry Podcast by LA based Poet Joshua Corwin “Assiduous Dust” released today