List of Publications/Events/Readings/Press Mentions in the month of December 2022 and January 2023

2022 ended on a sweet note with me receiving a mini-grant from the Kundiman as support towards my next full-length poetry manuscript in progress. The month's highlight was the selection of my poem “ Moon and its scars” in the historic anthology “The Polaris Trilogy” to be sent to the moon in the year 2024 … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Readings/Press Mentions in the month of December 2022 and January 2023

Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” nominated for the Golden Book Awards at the Panorama International Literature Festival 2023

Thrilled to receive the nomination for the #PanoramaGoldenBookAwards for my debut full-length poetry collection " My Body Lives Like a Threat". To receive this nomination on the one-year anniversary of my book publication adds another level of joy. Extremely thankful to the team Preeth Nambiar, Johanna Devadayavu, and Irene Doura-Kavadia for giving me the opportunity. … Continue reading Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” nominated for the Golden Book Awards at the Panorama International Literature Festival 2023

“Black Fire This Time” anthology Featured in the New York Review of Books

Thrilled to know that the historical anthology that I have been part of has been featured in the "New York Review of Books" . Featured National Black American Read-In Authors in Black Fire This Time include:   Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Louisiana Poet Laureate devorah major, San Francisco’s 3rd Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez, Philadelphia’s 1st Poet Laureate … Continue reading “Black Fire This Time” anthology Featured in the New York Review of Books

Press Mention of the Poetry reading at the Edgar Allan Poe cottage in Bronx Times

I'm happy to share the press mention of our group "Thursday Morning Poets" reading at the Edgar Allan Poe cottage on January 19, 2023, in celebration of his 214 Birthday Bash in the local newspaper, Bronx Times. I'm grateful to the press reporter, ET Rodriguez who is a contributing reporter covering food, arts, and culture … Continue reading Press Mention of the Poetry reading at the Edgar Allan Poe cottage in Bronx Times

Featured Poet at the Edgar Allan Poe Macabre Birthday Bash on January 19, 2023 with Thurday Morning Poet

I'm thrilled to share the news that I will be performing with my group "Thursday Morning Poets" for Edgar Allan Poe's 214th birthday at his last permanent home, the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in Fordham on January 19th, 2023. Extremely grateful to the Bronx County Historical Society for the opportunity. The event is free and … Continue reading Featured Poet at the Edgar Allan Poe Macabre Birthday Bash on January 19, 2023 with Thurday Morning Poet

Poetry featured in Pratik’s Upcoming South Asia Special Double Issue

It is an absolute honor and pleasure to be part of the upcoming Pratik's  South Asia Special Double Issue. Immensely grateful to the editor and curator Yuyutsu Sharma and the team at Nirala Publications for bringing this double edition to fruition. Brimming with the brightest talents of South Asian writers. this edition is a literary … Continue reading Poetry featured in Pratik’s Upcoming South Asia Special Double Issue

Featured Poet at the Panorama International Literature Festival 2023 (PILF) on January 27, 2023 , 9:30 am EDT

As part of the ongoing Panorama International Literature Festival 2023, we are proud to announce a live event curated by our coordinator Chaitali Sengupta from the Netherlands. Please find the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WritersCapitalFoundation/posts/545011227661917 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnZDBSdLDE_/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link YouTube: https://bit.ly/3Xwwovu Join us when the world celebrates literature! #humanity #literature #arts #wcif #pilf #pilf2023 #GlobalPeaceAndHarmony #OneWorld Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Featured Author in the SETU Magazine special edition “Children’s World”

I'm honored to be part of the special edition of the Pittsburgh-based bilingual SETU Magazine called " The Children's World". Elated to see my two poems " Lizard on the Wall" and " How the Keep the Child Alive".Grateful to the guest editor  Dr. Meenakshi MOhan for her brilliant curation and editing of this special … Continue reading Featured Author in the SETU Magazine special edition “Children’s World”

Poetry published in the anthology ” When Women Speak”

Honored to have my signature poem, "When Women Speak" in this beautiful new anthology, When Women Speak Poetry Anthology Volume 1, edited by Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal. Honored to share the space with so many brilliant and talented women creatively bringing out their power and unfettered passion through this anthology. I'm honored to be part of the … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology ” When Women Speak”

Poetry included in the historic anthology “The Polaris Trilogy” to be sent to the moon in the year 2024 in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX

I'm clearly over the moon to receive the news that one of my poems has been included in the historic anthology "The Polaris Trilogy" curated and edited by Joyce Brinkman, the Lead editor, to be sent to the moon in 2024. The poem has been accepted and will be published in January 2023, in the … Continue reading Poetry included in the historic anthology “The Polaris Trilogy” to be sent to the moon in the year 2024 in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX

Poetry included as a public exhibit “The Surprising Thing About Gratitude” by walk_bye

I'm excited to share the news that my poem "Trails of Kindness" has been chosen to be displayed as an artwork in the public exhibit group show "The Surprising Thing About Gratitude" by walk_bye. The show unveiling as well as an activity will be put together by the Canco Park Conservancy (47 Dey Street, Jersey … Continue reading Poetry included as a public exhibit “The Surprising Thing About Gratitude” by walk_bye

Poetry published in the anthology “Vibrant Voices- An Anthology of 21st Century Indian Women Poets” by Sahitya Akademi

I'm thrilled to share the news that one of my poems "Metamorphosis" has been included in the anthology "Vibrant Voices- An Anthology of 21st Century Indian Women Poets" published by Sahitya Akademi and edited by Seema Jain. It is indeed an honor to be part of such a coveted anthology featuring the voices of women … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology “Vibrant Voices- An Anthology of 21st Century Indian Women Poets” by Sahitya Akademi

Poetry published in anthology “Mosiac of Poetic Musings” by AuthorsPress

Elated to see my two poems " A Condolence call" and " Mother of the Forest" be part of the coveted anthology " Mosiac of the Poetry Musings" published by India-based AuthorsPress and brilliantly curated by Seema Jain, featuring the works of the contemporary women poets across the world. An honor to share the space … Continue reading Poetry published in anthology “Mosiac of Poetic Musings” by AuthorsPress

Featured Poet in the Panaroma International Literature Festival 2023

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2023: Megha SOOD, USA (Delegate) As the stage is set for Panorama International Literature Festival, the world's lengthiest literature festival dedicated to humanity, participated by over 76 countries, we are proud to introduce our delegate, Megha Sood from the USA. We invite you to be part of the event which will … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Panaroma International Literature Festival 2023

Poetry Published in the 26th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Press, Philadelphia, USA

I’m excited to share the news of my acceptance of my poem "Healing Love ( A Villanelle)" in the  Annual Anthology 26th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia. IThe poetry reading will take place on Jan 09, 2023. Moonstone Arts Center began in 1981 as Moonstone Readings at Robin’s Book Store. Although the bookstore closed in … Continue reading Poetry Published in the 26th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Press, Philadelphia, USA

“The Kali Project” mentioned in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Dec 2022

I'm so excited to share the news that the anthology ("The Kali Project, Indie Blue Publishing, 2021) which I co-edited with Candice Daquin found a mention in the December issue of the Journal of Commonwealth Literature in the 'India Bibliography' article by Payal Nagpal and Shyamala A Narayan. It is a moment of elation to … Continue reading “The Kali Project” mentioned in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Dec 2022

Poetry translated into Italian and published in France-based Articoli Liberi Literary Review

I'm elated to share the news that two of my poems have been translated into Italian and have been published in France-based, Articoli Liberi  Literary Review. Seeing my poems "My Body Is Not an Apology" and "Silence-A Lost Art" gives me the immeasurable joy that poetry transcends language. I'm extremely thankful for the editor-in-chief, Frank … Continue reading Poetry translated into Italian and published in France-based Articoli Liberi Literary Review

Poetry reading for the Cultivating Voices Live “New Books Showcase” Program on Sunday, December 11,2022, at 3 pm EDT

I'm thrilled to be sharing the space with Mary Louise Kiernan, Raul Sanchez, and Meg Kearny as part of the "New Books Showcase" by Cultivating Voices Live hosted by Sandy Yannone. I will be reading poems from my debut poetry collection " My Body Lives Like a Threat" published by FlowerSong Press in Jan 2022. … Continue reading Poetry reading for the Cultivating Voices Live “New Books Showcase” Program on Sunday, December 11,2022, at 3 pm EDT

Received a Mini-Grant from Kundiman

  I'm thrilled to share the news that I have received a #mini-grant from Kundiman for my next full-length poetry collection. I'm super excited to receive this support as I work toward my next poetry collection. Thankful to Bethany Swann, Megan Pinto, and Gina Chung for supporting creatives.   Kundiman is a national nonprofit organization … Continue reading Received a Mini-Grant from Kundiman

List of Publications/Events/Awards for the month of November 2022

November was the month of Literary festivals and award functions. Some notable functions included the Juried Arts Awards by The Artist Forum. It was an honor and privilege to judge this year's Spoken Word Competition with my co-jurors David Dephy, Amos White, and Baron Wright. The month's highlight was my full-length inclusion in the coveted … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Awards for the month of November 2022

Poetry Published in the New York Public Library zine Vol 6 “Lost and Found”. Launch on Dec 01, 2022, by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), NYC

Thrilled to share the news that my poem "Deciphering the Madness and "Needs and Wants" have been published in the NYPL (New York Public Library) zine Vol 6  "Voices From Across" NYPL. The zine was officially launched on December 01, 2022. 4-5pm EDT. Thankful to Victoria James ( Adult Librarian, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library)  for supporting … Continue reading Poetry Published in the New York Public Library zine Vol 6 “Lost and Found”. Launch on Dec 01, 2022, by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), NYC

Poetry Published in the New York Public Library zine Vol 6 “Lost and Found”. Launch on Dec 01, 2022, by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), NYC

Thrilled to share the news that my poem "Deciphering the Madness and "Needs and Wants" have been published in the NYPL (New York Public Library) zine Vol 6  "Voices From Across" NYPL. The zine will be officially launched on December 01, 2022. 4-5pm EDT. Thankful to Victoria James ( Adult Librarian, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library)  for … Continue reading Poetry Published in the New York Public Library zine Vol 6 “Lost and Found”. Launch on Dec 01, 2022, by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), NYC

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom, Sat, December 3 at 2 p.m.

Excited to be part of the Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration as a spotlight reader on Dec 03, 22.

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Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom

Saturday, December 3, 2022

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST

Our spotlight features are:

Megha Sood

Zev Torres

Harvey Soss

Mireya Pérez-Bustillo

David Dephy

Bruce E. Whitacre

Crystal Crusti Davis

Steven Koenig

Jeff Cottrill

Ken Holland

Jack Cooper

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$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

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Looking forward to seeing you at our December reading! For your convenience…

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