Long listed for the UK based Erbacce Poetry Prize 2021 amongst 13,000+ entries

I’m so thrilled to share the news that I have been long listed in the UK based coveted Erbacce Poetry Prize 2021. This year the competition received a whopping submission of 13,000+ entries and my poem was one of the 120 longlisted entries. The annual erbacce poetry competition with great prizes for the best seven poets. The outright winner will … Continue reading Long listed for the UK based Erbacce Poetry Prize 2021 amongst 13,000+ entries

Poetry Published in the “Portal” May day Flash Issue of OffMenuPress

Thrilled to be part of the "Portal" May Day Flash issue of the OffMenu Press.This new online issue features 11 pieces of micro-poetry and -fiction inspired by Arundhati Roy that reflect on May Day and the struggle for workers’ rights. I'm really thankful to the editor Rebecca and the entire team for bringing this gorgeous … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Portal” May day Flash Issue of OffMenuPress

Poetry Reading Series premiered on Earth Day 2021

I'm thrilled to be the first in the PAWS HEALING THE EARTH READING SERIES for reading my poem "Blue Eye of the Magpie" from the anthology  "Paws Healing The Earth" (River Paw Press).   You can watch the video of my poetry reading on the River Paw Press Channel Here   Like/Follow River Paw Press … Continue reading Poetry Reading Series premiered on Earth Day 2021

List of Publications/Events/Contests/Press for the month of April 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

Needless to say, the amount of joy and celebration the month of April, being the National Poetry Month, brings to this little poet. The whole month was a whirlwind of events, poetry readings, workshops, and a plethora of anything and everything poetry.  The highlight of the month was me being the recipient of the Poet … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Contests/Press for the month of April 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry recitation at the Speak Series by Word Seed Inc

Honored to be part of the Speak Series All Language Series curated by the Word Seed Founder, Paterson Poet Laureate, Talena Queen .Speak Series by Word Seed Inc. In collaboration with Paterson Free Public Library closes out National Poetry Month 2021 with All Languages.  The Speak Series is an online event created during the Covid-19 … Continue reading Poetry recitation at the Speak Series by Word Seed Inc

Poetry selected as part of the Jersey City Free Public Library Poetry Showcase on May 07,2021

I'm thrilled to share the news that my poem " Brotherhood" will be part of the Poetry Showcase event curated by the Jersey City Free Public Library. I'm really thankful to Alison Blumenfeld, Head of Information Services, JCFPL for selecting my work. The event will be showcased on May 07, 2021.  The Jersey City Free … Continue reading Poetry selected as part of the Jersey City Free Public Library Poetry Showcase on May 07,2021

Poetry Reading for the 13th Annual Words for Birds 2021 organized by Mitchell Lake Audubon center on April 24, 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth2021

I’m excited to be share the recording of the poetry reading  to celebrate the 13th Annual Words for Birds Event. The event was co-hosted by Stone in the Stream/Roca en el Rio environmental writers and artists group, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, and Deceleration. I’m really thankful to Marisol Cortez ( a writer and an environmental justice activist) for giving me this wonderful opportunity … Continue reading Poetry Reading for the 13th Annual Words for Birds 2021 organized by Mitchell Lake Audubon center on April 24, 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth2021

Featured Poet in the “Night of Poetry”Event to support Cory Provost’s re-election, District Leader , Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

I'm thrilled to share that news that I'll be one of the featured poets in the  "A Night of Poetry," event on May 07, 2021 which is a fundraiser for Cory Provost's re-election as the Democratic District Leader, Kings County 58th Assembly district. Immensely thankful to Patricia Carragon for extending the opportunity. This event will … Continue reading Featured Poet in the “Night of Poetry”Event to support Cory Provost’s re-election, District Leader , Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

Poem “Surreal”- Performed in the Wildsound Festival, Los Angeles — Megha’s World

Originally posted on Crime/Mystery Film & Writing Festival: Poetry Performed in the WildSound Festival. Here is the link to the video. Floating and gliding endlessly with my languid self and ephemeral heart bending time like those molten clocks touching that gossamer truth with the touch of my fingertips so fleeting the enchanted filigree living…Poem “Surreal”- … Continue reading Poem “Surreal”- Performed in the Wildsound Festival, Los Angeles — Megha’s World

Poetry Published in the “Surviving Suicide:a collection of poems that may save a life ” Anthology by Nirala Publications #NationalPoetryMonth

I'm honored and thrilled to see my poem " The Note" accepted for publication in the anthology " Surviving Suicide : A Collection of Poems that may save a Life" anthology coming out by Nirala Publications. Thanks to the editor of Nirala Publications, Yuyutsu Sharma for giving me space among the esteemed writers in this … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Surviving Suicide:a collection of poems that may save a life ” Anthology by Nirala Publications #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Published in the Spring 2021 Pandemic Issue no7 North of Oxford

I’m honored to be published in the Summer Pandemic Issue of the coveted literary journal North of Oxford. Immensely thankful to the G. Emil Reutter for publishing my pandemic poem "Unclaimed Freedom" . Honored to share the space with Ray Greenblatt, Robbie Nester, Tim Suermondt, Charlie Brice, Wayne-Daniel Berard, Eileen R. Tabios, Stephen Page, Joan Mazza, … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Spring 2021 Pandemic Issue no7 North of Oxford

Second Place winner in the San Gabriel Broadside Poetry Contest ( People’s Choice Awards) #NationalPoetryMonth

https://www.facebook.com/spectrumpublishingpoetryandart/videos/472028814005717 I'm elated to share the news that my poem "Saving is a Grace Bestowed by the Almighty" has been a second place winner in the San Gabriel Broadside Poetry Contest 2021. The festival has been hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell and Marvinlouis Dorsey. The winners in different category were declared in the BIG Winners … Continue reading Second Place winner in the San Gabriel Broadside Poetry Contest ( People’s Choice Awards) #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Published in the Vita Brevis Anthology “Brought to Sight and Swept Away” #NationalPoetryMonth

Thrilled to know that the anthology "Brought to Sight and Swept Away" ,about time by Vita Brevis Press and curated by EIC Brian Geiger was launch yesterday. I'm thankful to Brian for selecting my poem "Skin  is Timeless " as part of the anthology.  So happy to share the spaces with some of my oldest … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Vita Brevis Anthology “Brought to Sight and Swept Away” #NationalPoetryMonth

Testimonial for the Paws healing the Earth Anthology, River Paw Press, March 2021

The joy and pride doubled in me on receiving the print copy of the anthology “Paws Healing the Earth”.The anthology was released on March 29, 2021, by the River Paw Press. I’m immensely thankful to editor Kalpna Singh Chitnis, a brilliant poet, writer, and filmmaker, who brought this anthology to fruition through her timeless efforts. … Continue reading Testimonial for the Paws healing the Earth Anthology, River Paw Press, March 2021

Poetry Published in the e-chapbook “Lessons from the Earth” curated by Poet Laureate of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada #EarthDay2021

I'm thrilled to see my poem " Twined and Intertwined" included in the e-chapbook " Lessons from the Earth "curated by Jessica Outram, Poet Laureate of Coburg, Ontario, Canada. The chapbook is a celebration of the Earth Day on April 22, 2021 and poems and images celebrating the theme "Lessons from the Earth". You can … Continue reading Poetry Published in the e-chapbook “Lessons from the Earth” curated by Poet Laureate of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada #EarthDay2021

Poetry Published in the “Paws Healing the Earth” by River Paw Press

“The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.” ― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls What good way to start Earth day 2021 with receiving the anthology "Paws healing the Earth" by River Paw Press edited by Poet, writer and Filmmaker Kalpna Singh-Chitnis . … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Paws Healing the Earth” by River Paw Press

Webcast Recording for the WNBA-DC ( Women National Book Association-DC Chapter) “Women in Poetry Future”

Yesterday evening was one of the highlights in my creative journey as a panelist for the WNBA ( Women's National Book Association )  "Women in Poetry's Future " event.I'm extremely thankful to Founder of Poetry Matters Project,Lucinda Clark  and WNBA Award Chair and National Co-Vice President, NC Weil for giving me the space and opportunity … Continue reading Webcast Recording for the WNBA-DC ( Women National Book Association-DC Chapter) “Women in Poetry Future”

Poetry accepted for the Boundless 2021:the anthology of the Rio GrandeValley International Poetry Festival. #NationalPoetryMonth2021

I'm extremely happy to know that my two poems have been accepted for publication in the Boundless 2021 anthology curated by the Former Texas Poet Laureate Edward Viduarre. I'm grateful to the editors Edward Vidduarre, Sarah Joy Thompson and Gabriel González for accepting and supporting my work. Boundless will be published as a perfect bound … Continue reading Poetry accepted for the Boundless 2021:the anthology of the Rio GrandeValley International Poetry Festival. #NationalPoetryMonth2021

Poetry Published in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020

#NatonalPoetryMonth2021 I’m happy to see my poem "A Silent Witness" as the finalist in the “Best Poem” category in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020. My heartfelt thank goes to the EIC Stevan V Nikolic for selecting my work and giving me the position among the esteemed poets. I’m happy to share the space with Christine Ann Tabaka ( … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Adelaide Literary Awards 2020

Poetry reading at the “Step Up to the Mic” event by Hudson County Community College and InFullColor

Honored to be part of the "Step Up to the Mic" #poetryevent curated by Summer Dawn Reyesof In Full Color: Empowering Women of Color. The event was organized with the support of the Hudson County Community College Department of Cultural Affairs.I read my poem " My Body is Not an Apology" from my upcoming chapbook collection by Finishing Line Press.You can … Continue reading Poetry reading at the “Step Up to the Mic” event by Hudson County Community College and InFullColor

Poetry as part of the Art Exhibition Group Show “The Women” by Walk_Bye to be placed at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

I'm thrilled to be part of the "Walk_Bye" event curated by Catalina  Aranguren in association with Jersey City Public Library. My poem will be printed in the vinyl and will be hung outside the City Hall in Jersey City. Here is the link to my artist profile on the Walk _Bye Website Motivated by the … Continue reading Poetry as part of the Art Exhibition Group Show “The Women” by Walk_Bye to be placed at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

Poetry selected for publication in the “Writing for Peace” anthology to be published in May 2021 by Dove Tales.

I’m brimming with joy to receive the wonderful news that my three poems have been included in the esteemed anthology “Writing for Peace”  slated for publication on May 15,2021 by Dove Tales, An International Journal for Arts.This edition is guest edited by Adriana Páramo. Writing for Peace is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, directed by a group of … Continue reading Poetry selected for publication in the “Writing for Peace” anthology to be published in May 2021 by Dove Tales.

Entrant in the 2021 San Gabriel Poetry Festival Broadside Poetry Contest.Please vote.Entrant #19 #NationalPoetryMonth

I'm elated to share the news that my poem " Saving Is a Grace Bestowed by the Almighty" is an entrant in the 2021 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Broadside Poetry Contest. The festival is curated by Don Kingfisher Campbell. You can help select the winner of the 2021 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Broadside … Continue reading Entrant in the 2021 San Gabriel Poetry Festival Broadside Poetry Contest.Please vote.Entrant #19 #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Reading for the Upcoming Festival of Poetry “Anantha”by Samyukta Poetry on April 17,2021 at 7:30pm EST #HappyNationalPoetryMonth

I'm elated to be part of the upcoming poetry festival "Anantha" by the Samyukta Poetry Group. Thankful to eminent poetess Sonia Nair for making this happen. Honored to share the beautiful evening of immersive poetry with the fellow poets. namely Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca Poetry, Dustin David Pickering, Megha Sood, Joshua Corwin, Bryan Hayes and Amit … Continue reading Poetry Reading for the Upcoming Festival of Poetry “Anantha”by Samyukta Poetry on April 17,2021 at 7:30pm EST #HappyNationalPoetryMonth