My Debut Full Length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” Coming soon!!

Work in Progress!!   I have started working towards the publication of my #debut #fulllength #poetrycollection " My Body Lives Like a Threat" with my talented and kind publisher Edward Vidaurre of FlowerSong Press   So overwhelmed by the generosity of the advanced readers, poets, and friends from the lit community in bringing this dream … Continue reading My Debut Full Length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” Coming soon!!

Review of the anthology “The Kali Project” by Sanjula Sharma in Muse India , a Literary e-Journal

Thrilled to see another review of the "Tha Kali Project" an anthology I co-edited with Candice Daquin for Indie Blue Publishing  featuring the work of 200+ Indian Women writers. The review was published in the literary e-journal : Muse India. The brllaint and the detailed review has been done by Sanjula Sharma. Immensely grateful to … Continue reading Review of the anthology “The Kali Project” by Sanjula Sharma in Muse India , a Literary e-Journal

My Chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press trending at no 5 on Amazon under the Asian American Poetry ( New releases)

OMG My Chapbook is trending at no 5 on Amazon today.Right after my literary guru, Ocean Vuong's  latest release "Time is a Mother" Do order your copies!!!! Thanks a million to those who supported my work. Links : Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Body-Not-Apology-Megha-Sood/dp/1646626354/ref=sr_1_3?crid=LKMFHSSA3AQ3&dchild=1&keywords=my+body+is+not+an+apology&qid=1634573961&sprefix=My+Body+is+not+an%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-3 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-body-is-not-an-apology-megha-sood/1140231102;jsessionid=72B5546D4F6A9030EAB2A288C832609D.prodny_store01-atgap04?ean=9781646626359 Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Featured Poet in the Muddy Poetry Review #25, Fall Edition 2021

I'm thrilled to be one of the #featuredpoets in the Fall edition of the Muddy poetry Review. So honored to share the space with the fellow featured poets Sha Huang, Doug Holder, David P. Miller, Jane Williams,Anatoly Molotkov, and Vince Gotera. Also, happy to share space with Patricia Carragon, Betsy Mars, Carrie Magnus Radna, Kate … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Muddy Poetry Review #25, Fall Edition 2021

Panelist at the AWP22 Conference, March 23-26, 2022, Philadelphia, USA

Thrilled to be part of my first #AWP22  ( Association of Writers and Writing Program ) conference for the event "Creative Activism in Words & Action: Writers & Activists at the United Nations" on behalf of Life and Legends . The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and … Continue reading Panelist at the AWP22 Conference, March 23-26, 2022, Philadelphia, USA

Featured on the Poets Wear Prada podcast

I'm immensely grateful to EIC and founder of Poets Wear Prada Publishing Press, Roxanne Hoffman for featuring me on the podcast. I'm reading poem " Does Hurt Have a Gender", from my chapbook " My Body Is not an Apology" by Finishing Line Press. You can listen to the podcast here. https://www.buzzsprout.com/42914/9352044?fbclid=IwAR2PkG7kWwhQNNNENfY2_xhX6fgvPq4p_eHdTGPde8-SGmhX5VjipHsmfLI Happy Poetry!! Megha … Continue reading Featured on the Poets Wear Prada podcast

Featured in UK based Poetry Podcast “Eat the Storms” hosted and produced by Damien Donnelly

I'm thrilled to be featured in the UK based Poetry Podcast " Eat The Storms" hosted and produced by Irish poet Damien B Donnelly. The #poetrypodcast has been aired on Saturday, 09, 2021 at 5pm UK time. I'm honored to share the space with Paul Adam Short, Theresa Donnelly,James Nyugen and Elizabeth M Castillo. You … Continue reading Featured in UK based Poetry Podcast “Eat the Storms” hosted and produced by Damien Donnelly

Featured Artist in the “When Women Speak” event at the Newark Arts Festival ,Oct 09, 2021

Honored to share the space with award winning poet Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal , Jersey City Poet Laureate Rescue Poetix , Paterson Poet Laureate Talena Lachelle Queen , Dujuana Sharese , Mariah Ayscue , Dayana Poulard , Isabel Cruz, Leloni Lopez And many more at the Newark Arts festival 2021. "When Women Speak" happened on the evening … Continue reading Featured Artist in the “When Women Speak” event at the Newark Arts Festival ,Oct 09, 2021

Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 3/2021 (July-September 2021)

I’m thrilled to see my poem published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 3 . I’m really thankful to the editors David Paul Vnuck and Muguras Maria Vnuck for supporting my work. Also, to Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy as an editorial counselor (India) for the magazine. I'm proud to share the space with eminent poet Hema Ravi ,Michael Lee Johnson,, Neelam … Continue reading Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 3/2021 (July-September 2021)

Unboxing Author copies of chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press

The Day Finally Came!!!! Yesterday I received my set of #authorcopies of my chapbook "My Body Is Not an Apology" by Finishing Line Press. I'm so excited to share the unboxingvideo of the same made by my son, Siddharth. Watch the video here--> https://youtu.be/gJWHurO_Ttw The #chapbook is now available through #IngramBookGroup, a leader in wholesale … Continue reading Unboxing Author copies of chapbook “My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press

List of Publications/Events/Press Mentions for the month of September 2021

September is always a month of transition for me. Change is movement and movement is life. September is also special to me in more ways than one as it's my son's and my birthday month too. In addition to the family celebrations, the month also gave me the opportunity to celebrate poetry. I was proud … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Press Mentions for the month of September 2021

Featured Poet at 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival 2021

Sharing some pics from #Day2 of the 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival. It was an honor and blessing to meet my poetry friends in person and to watch them rock the stage. I was blessed to share the stage as a #featuredpoet with James C Ellerbe and Mwikali words. The event was also graced by … Continue reading Featured Poet at 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival 2021

Featured Poet in the 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival, Oct 1-3, 2021

Thrilled and excited to be a #featuredpoet in the upcoming #PatersonPoetryFestival2021. I will be reading #poems from my chapbook ("My Body Is Not an Apology", Finishing Line Press) and from full length ("My Body Lives Like a Threat", FlowerSong Press) Honored to share the space with talented voices James C Ellerbe Crystal Crustl Davis #JerseyCityPoetLaureate … Continue reading Featured Poet in the 4th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival, Oct 1-3, 2021

Media Mention of the Thursday Morning Poets virtual event at the NYPL( New York Public Library) in newspaper,Broadway World

I'm thrilled to see the media mention of our #TMPPoets event today at NYPL The New York Public Library along with the #100thousandpoetsforchange in the Broadway World.com Thursday Morning Poets-who represent NYC's broad cultural and ethnic diversity -go global, drawing on their unique lived experiences in reading of their original works of poetry in-concert with … Continue reading Media Mention of the Thursday Morning Poets virtual event at the NYPL( New York Public Library) in newspaper,Broadway World

Event Mention of the Thursday Morning Poets joining the 100 Thousand Poets for Change on Sept 24, 2021 in Poets.org and NYPL ( New York Public Library) website

Excited to see the mention of the #TMPpoets ( Thursday Morning Poets) upcoming online event at the NYPL The New York Public Library Jefferson Branch. Thursday Morning Poets are joining the 100 Thousand Poets for change. Below is the event listing on the NYPL website: https://www.nypl.org/.../pro.../2021/09/24/1000-poets-change The event is also mentioned in The Academy of … Continue reading Event Mention of the Thursday Morning Poets joining the 100 Thousand Poets for Change on Sept 24, 2021 in Poets.org and NYPL ( New York Public Library) website

Featured Poet in the Turkey based International Arts Festival, FeminenArtFest

I’m thrilled to share the news that I ‘m part of the international  Turkey based Women Art festival, FEMINENARTFEST.  Below is the link of the poetry reading of my poem " My Body Is not an Apology" from my upcoming chapbook by Finishing Line Press along with the certificate of participation. https://www.facebook.com/1603983663/posts/10219048284150391/?d=n The event has been … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Turkey based International Arts Festival, FeminenArtFest

Poetry reading for the anthology “Protect 2021” by Moonstone Arts as part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change

I''m excited to share that my poem has been accepted for publication in the anthology "Protest 2021" by Moonstone Arts Center. The poetry reading for the 50 poets featured in the anthology will be on September 25, 2021. Among the many distinguished writers and historians that Moonstone has presented to Philadelphia audiences are two United … Continue reading Poetry reading for the anthology “Protect 2021” by Moonstone Arts as part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Featured Poet in the 3rd Annual Hartford Book Festival, Sept 17 2021 ,7pm EST.

Honored to be part of the 3rd annual #HartfordLitFestival sponsored by the Hartford Library. I'm part of the virtual component of the book festival.   The event will be streamed on Facebook through the "When Women Speak" Page.   Do join us. Immensely grateful to founder of "When Women Speak", Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal for making me … Continue reading Featured Poet in the 3rd Annual Hartford Book Festival, Sept 17 2021 ,7pm EST.

Featured in the Jersey City Community Song “Stronger”curated by Arts House Production ,Office of Cultural Affairs and Artist Carol Lester

Thrilled to be part of the ##CommunitySong " Stronger"curated by the Art House Productions Group and  artist Carol Lester. The community song was premiered  this Friday as part of the #VirtualJCFridayKickoffs and featured the 22 artists of Jersey City. The song has been culmination of six months of hard work by artist Carol Lester along with … Continue reading Featured in the Jersey City Community Song “Stronger”curated by Arts House Production ,Office of Cultural Affairs and Artist Carol Lester

Poetry Published in the “Twin Towers, Twin Decades” anthology by Local Gems Press

I’m excited to share that my poem “Smokescreen” has been accepted for the anthology “Twin Towers, Twin Decades” by the Local Gems Press.The anthology has been curated by the National Beat Poet Laureate and founder of the Local Gems Press, NY, James P Wagner. Received my copy yesterday and sharing the poem. The anthology features the words of the … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Twin Towers, Twin Decades” anthology by Local Gems Press

Poetry Published in the NY based , Spillwords Press

It’s always a pleasure to see my poem “Why Do you Pray?” published in the September Issue of the NY based press Spill words. Really thankful to the editor in chief Dagmara to support my work. Why Do you Pray? "Was is the emptiness in your heartthat made you pray tonightWas is it the lonelinesswhich made … Continue reading Poetry Published in the NY based , Spillwords Press

List of Publications/Events/Press Mentions for the month of August 2021

August has been mostly the month of travel, family time, and rejuvenation for me.  Some notable publications for me include the poetry published in the 233 years old poetry journal, Madras Courier followed by the sonnet publication in the Poetry Society of New York “May Day Pandemic Project” In addition to this I was also … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Press Mentions for the month of August 2021

Poetry Reading for the Surviving the Suicide Anthology by Nirala Publications at the Turner Contemporary Arts gallery, UK

I'm proud and honored to be part of the upcoming virtual poetry reading from the anthology " Surviving the Suicide" by Nirala Publications on Sept 2, 2021 from 2pm EST to 5pm EST Here is the link to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/412291240216419/?active_tab=about AS PART OF THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND SUPPORTED PROJECT 'A WONDROUS PLACE' - A … Continue reading Poetry Reading for the Surviving the Suicide Anthology by Nirala Publications at the Turner Contemporary Arts gallery, UK

Featured Poet in the Turkey based International Arts Festival, FeminenArtFest

I'm thrilled to share the news that I 'm part of the international  Turkey based Women Art festival, FEMINENARTFEST.  The event has been organized by Mr. Vedat Akdamar, General Manager of Artshop Publishing and General Director of FEMINENARTFEST in Istanbul, Turkey together with Mr. Mesut Senol, International Festival Director where they invite only women (poets, … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Turkey based International Arts Festival, FeminenArtFest

Poetry Event for the 100 Thousand Poets for Change (#100TPFC) at the Jefferson Market Garden, New York Public Library, on Sept 24, 2021 #TMPPoets

I'm thrilled to be performing again with the Thursday Morning Poets group on September 24, 2022 as part of the world wide open poetry reading at the historic Jefferson Market Garden of the New York Public Library. We are grateful to the Branch Manager, Frank Collerius for giving us this opportunity. Thursday Morning Poets was … Continue reading Poetry Event for the 100 Thousand Poets for Change (#100TPFC) at the Jefferson Market Garden, New York Public Library, on Sept 24, 2021 #TMPPoets