“SMITTEN” Anthology National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist

I'm so thrilled to announce that the anthology curated by Candice Daquin and published by the Indie Blue Press has been a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. I was lucky enough to have a short poem in this anthology. Below is the correspondence shared by the EIC  Candice Daquin from National Indie Award … Continue reading “SMITTEN” Anthology National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist

Poetry Published in the July 2020 Edition of Desh Videsh Magazine

I’m happy to share that one of my poems is published in the July 2020 Issue of the Desh Videsh Magazine in the “Poetry Section” corner.I’m really thankful to the editorial team of Raj and Aruna Shah for giving me this opportunity. In print since 1993, Desh-Videsh magazine reaches a wide audience of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi, and … Continue reading Poetry Published in the July 2020 Edition of Desh Videsh Magazine

Poetry published in the Lumiere Review #BlackLivesMatter feature

I'm honored to share this news that my poem "Asyphyxiated" has been published in the Lumiere Review as a response to the #BlackLivesMatter feature. I'm really thankful to the founder and editor in chief Jessica Kim for supporting my work. The Lumiere Review, fully support #blacklivesmatter. In addition to their general submissions, they have made … Continue reading Poetry published in the Lumiere Review #BlackLivesMatter feature

Press release and e-book publication for the community poem “Just Breathe” curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright and Arts House Production

I'm so excited to share the news that the recent community poem which I was featured in alongside 46 other talented poets of the Jersey City community which was curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashand Wright feature councilman/woman of the JC along with the JC Mayor Stephen Fulop has been published as an ebook. … Continue reading Press release and e-book publication for the community poem “Just Breathe” curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright and Arts House Production

List of Publications/Events for the month of June 2020

Happy to share my list of publications/events/prints for the month of June 2020. The following list may serve as potential places for new and emerging writers to send in their creative works for publications. All the best!! June has been a really wonderful month for me as I was blessed to be a winner in … Continue reading List of Publications/Events for the month of June 2020

Poetry Published in The Jessie Butler Woman’s Poetry Contest Anthology by Sierra Muses Press, California, USA

  I'm thrilled to receive my contributor copy of the Jessie Butler Woman's Contest Anthology 2020 "She Speaks Up".I'm really thankful to the EIC Mila Johansen for curating this anthology. I'm honored to have my poem "My Path to Freedom" featured in this book. This is an anthology of poems submitted by women, from around … Continue reading Poetry Published in The Jessie Butler Woman’s Poetry Contest Anthology by Sierra Muses Press, California, USA

Poetry Published in the April Issue of Florida based Desh Videsh Magazine

I'm happy to share that few of my poems were published in the Spring 2020 Issue of the Desh Videsh Magazine in the "Poetry Section" corner. Yesterday I received my contributor copy and am sharing a few pictures from it. I’m really thankful to the editorial team of Raj and Aruna Shah for giving me this … Continue reading Poetry Published in the April Issue of Florida based Desh Videsh Magazine

Poetry Published in the Alien Buddha Press-The Alien Buddha Contracts Covid-19: Act 10 (the series finale’): Movement of Ja People

I’m so thrilled to be in the feature ” Alien Buddha Contracts COVID 19″  by Alien Buddha Press. I received my copy yesterday and am sharing a few pictures.I’m really thankful to the EIC Nicholas Redf for making me part of the final installment of the feature. I’m honored to be sharing space with Jeremy … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Alien Buddha Press-The Alien Buddha Contracts Covid-19: Act 10 (the series finale’): Movement of Ja People

Poetry published in the Pendemic Journal, Ireland.

Thrilled to share the news that my poem “Angels in Blue” which I wrote as an ode to the medical workers during COVID-19 now shares the space with the poem written by the President of Ireland Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins
You can read his poem ” Take care” here

http://pendemic.ie/take-care-a-poem-by-president-of-ireland-uachtaran-na-heireann-michael-d-higgins/

Megha's World

I’m happy to see my poem “Angels in Blue” which I wrote as an ode of the health workers working in the front line fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic. I really appreciate the efforts of editing team comprising of Joy Redmond, Liz Quirke, Niall McArdle, and Ruth McKee of the Pendemic  Journal for supporting my work.

They are a group of writers that met at the John Hewitt International Summer Schoolin Armagh, Ireland in July 2019. They created this site to publish new writing in response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

We cannot thank enough these angels in blue who are risking the life and their families in being at the frontline fighting this deadly pandemic.

You can read my poem here.

Stay safe and Healthy!!

Megha Sood

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Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume Quarantine Edition

I’m so happy to receive my copy of the Otherwise Engaged Literary and Arts Journal Fifth Volume Quarantine Edition featuring three of my poems I’m really thankful to the EIC Marzia Dessi for her support. Otherwise Engaged is biannual literature and arts journal open to submissions from all artists, writers, and photographers worldwide. You can … Continue reading Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume Quarantine Edition

Poetry featured on the Poetry Society of New York as the Pandemic May Day Sonnet poems collaboration

PSNY and Pandemic Poems paired poets up from all over the world to collaborate on a series of Pandemic Poems. Poets were given a partner, a first line, and the last line. Each pair worked together, going line for line, to co-create a sonnet in a single day (May Day). Throughout the day each poem traveled … Continue reading Poetry featured on the Poetry Society of New York as the Pandemic May Day Sonnet poems collaboration

Featured in “Just Breathe”- Jersey City Community Poem curated by JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright

In April 2020, Art House Productions began collaboration on the Jersey City Community Poem project and received submissions from 42 poets with the theme: “Life in the Pandemic and Beyond: Quarantine, Devastation, and Hope for the Future.” Jersey City Poet Laureate, Rashad Wright, then curated the pieces into one crowdsourced, community poem entitled "Just Breathe" … Continue reading Featured in “Just Breathe”- Jersey City Community Poem curated by JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright

Poetry published in Spring 2020 The Poet Theme: War and Battle

I’m honored to be featured in the Spring edition of The Poet Magazine(UK) – War and Battle” anthology curated by the EIC Robin. Two of my poems namely  “Missed Boat” and “Syria- Living in a War Zone” have been featured in the Spring edition. I really honored to be sharing space with Linda Imbler, Moinak … Continue reading Poetry published in Spring 2020 The Poet Theme: War and Battle

State-level Winner First Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020

I’m so thrilled and excited to share this news that my poem "My Survival Story” has been selected for the First Position as the winner in the state-level poetry contest conducted by the National Alliance of New Jersey ( NAMI ) for its DARA Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest.  NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide … Continue reading State-level Winner First Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020

List of Publication/Events/Interview for the month of May 2020

I'm happy to share my list of publications for the month of April 2020.The idea behind to share the places I have been published is to create a online resource for the writers looking to publish their work. 1. Willowdown Bookshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/poetry-published-in-the-anthology-poems-from-the-lockdown-by-willowdown-books/ 2. Nightingale and Sparrow, Melody Issuehttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/poetry-published-in-melody-issue-6-of-nightingale-and-sparrow-magazine/ 3. Arts House festival, Virtual Acess JC Fridayshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/jersey-city-community-poem-video-premiere-at-virtual-access-jc-fridays/ 4. … Continue reading List of Publication/Events/Interview for the month of May 2020

Shorlisted in TWIBB (The Woman Inc. Beyond Black) Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019

  I'm so thrilled to share that my poem "Does hurt have a gender?" have been shortlisted for the coveted TWIBB Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019. The poem will be featured in the anthology soon to be published featuring the winners and the shortlisted poems. So thankful to the EIC Pooja Garg and the rest … Continue reading Shorlisted in TWIBB (The Woman Inc. Beyond Black) Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019

Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume

I'm so happy to announce that three of my poems have been included int he Fifth Volume of the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume. I'm really thankful to the EIC Marzia Dessi for her support. Otherwise Engaged is biannual literature and arts journal open to submissions from all artists, writers, and photographers worldwide. You … Continue reading Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume

Poetry published in the anthology “Poems from the Lockdown” by Willowdown Books

I’m so happy that one of my poems got included in the “Poetry From The Lockdown” anthology published by the UK based Willowsdown Press. The anthology features the work from the 115 poets across the world. The book has been beautifully sectioned into nine parts namely Social Distance, Inside, Virus, Wry, Art, Close, Social Politico, This Spring, … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology “Poems from the Lockdown” by Willowdown Books

Poetry Published in Melody Issue 6 of Nightingale and Sparrow Magazine

I’m thrilled to have my poem “Bittersweet Symphony” included in the Issue 6 Melody of the Nightingale and Sparrow Press. I’m really thankful to the entire team and EIC Juliette Sebock for making me part of this beautiful gorgeous magazine. The cover in the meantime is a photo by Martina Rimbaldo and is titled “rose is … Continue reading Poetry Published in Melody Issue 6 of Nightingale and Sparrow Magazine

Jersey City Community Poem Video Premiere at Virtual Access JC Fridays

I'm very excited to announce that my poem has been included in the Jersey City Community Poem. Jersey City community poem has been curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright as part of the Virtual Access JC Fridays for the following theme "Life in the Pandemic and Beyond: Quarantine, Devastation, and Hope for the Future". … Continue reading Jersey City Community Poem Video Premiere at Virtual Access JC Fridays

Poetry reading for the online series by Setu Magazine, Pittsburg, USA

So thrilled to be included in the Online Poetry reading series "Poetry and prose in the time of Pandemic" by Pittsburg, USA based bilingual magazine Setu Bilingual सेतु पत्रिका. Really thankful to the EIC Sunil Sharma and Anurag Sharma for giving me the chance. Setu Magazine has been curating the poetry read by poets all over … Continue reading Poetry reading for the online series by Setu Magazine, Pittsburg, USA

House(Micro poetry and spoken word)

First Published in FIVE:2: ONE #sideshow magazine, Sept 2018 That dark well in the courtyard is like a monster as it devoured my sister and never spat her out that dark window sill is blackened by my mother's elbows as she waited patiently for my father to arrive those cracks in the basement door plays … Continue reading House(Micro poetry and spoken word)

Winner of the Spring Robinson/ Mahogany Red Lit Prize 2020

I'm thrilled to share this news that my poem "Peace -  A Metaphor For Denial" has been chosen as the First-place winner in the adult category for the Poetry Month Challenge 2020. The Adult Prize is also known as the Spring Robinson/Mahogany Red Lit Prize. The poem will receive a publication in the next edition … Continue reading Winner of the Spring Robinson/ Mahogany Red Lit Prize 2020