Letter Received from CESTA, Stanford University for collaboration in the LiQ ( Life in Quarantine) Project

I'm elated to receive the letter of recognition for my work as curator/editor for the "Word in Quarantine" project of the CESTA, Stanford University. Immensely grateful to the project managers Nelson Endebo, Ellis Schriefer and Faraz Bazzi for beleiving and supporting my work for the last two years. Thankful to the Faculty Director, Giovanna Cesarani, … Continue reading Letter Received from CESTA, Stanford University for collaboration in the LiQ ( Life in Quarantine) Project

List of publications/press mentions/events for the month of May 2022

May is the month that celebrates my identity as a person of color and also a first-generation immigrant in this country. In addition to my book tour events, I was honored to be part of the community events celebrating the #AAPIHeritageMonth. Thanks to Summer Dawn for making me part of the two events with Tommy … Continue reading List of publications/press mentions/events for the month of May 2022

Poetry Published in the New Jersey Bards Poetry Review 2022

I'm excited to know that one of my poems has been selected in the anthology "New Jersey Bards Poetry review 2022" curated and edited by James P Wagner and will be published by Local Gems Press. The book launch event for the anthology has been planned at the following two venues Book Launch Venue Thursday, … Continue reading Poetry Published in the New Jersey Bards Poetry Review 2022

Featured Poem in the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), May 2022

I'm thrilled to share the news that my poem "My Morning Routine" has been chosen as the featured poem in the National League of American Pen Women, May 22 edition. I'm thankful to the poetry editor,  Karen Morris for supporting my work. It's an honor to be selected as the featured poem among brilliant writers. … Continue reading Featured Poem in the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), May 2022

Poetry as part of the Public Art Event “Far East” in collaboration with Walk_Bye and JCFPL

Thrilled to share that my poem " Heritage" has been selected as a part of the international exhibition "Far East" in collaboration with Walk_bye, founded and managed by Catalina Arunguren. The exhibition will be on display in the Hamilton Part, Jersey City, New Jersey for almost two months starting May 21, 2022. The artists chosen … Continue reading Poetry as part of the Public Art Event “Far East” in collaboration with Walk_Bye and JCFPL

Longlisted for the UK based Erbacce Poetry Prize 2022 amongst 15,000 entries

I’m so thrilled to share the news that I have been longlisted for the UK-based coveted Erbacce Poetry Prize 2022. This year the competition received a whopping submission of 15,000 and my poem was one of the 150 longlisted entries. All the selections were judged blind. Honored to share space with Adam Levon Brown and … Continue reading Longlisted for the UK based Erbacce Poetry Prize 2022 amongst 15,000 entries

Poetry Published in the anthology ” Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology” by Hawakal Publications

I'm thrilled to have three poems in the esteemed anthology "Tapestry of women in Indian Mythology" by Hawakal Publications. Immensely thankful to the editor Dr. Meenakshi Mohan, Kiriti Sengupta, and Bitan Chakraborty. for bringing out this gorgeous anthology to the world. Friends, Hawakal takes pride in presenting "Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology," introduced and … Continue reading Poetry Published in the anthology ” Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology” by Hawakal Publications

Poetry reading event “Community Awareness Series Celebrates AAPI ” at Hamilton Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, May 21, 12-3pm EDT in collaboration with InFull Color and Jersey City Public Library #AAPIHeritage #PoetryCommunity #JCFPL #InFullColor

I'm thrilled to be part of the "Community Awareness Series" in collaboration with InFull Color and Jersey City Free Public Library to celebrate the AAPI Heritage Month on May 21, 2022. Super excited to be performing alongside  Crystal Davis ( Poet and Co-founder of Open Road Poetry), Summer Dawn ( Founder and creator of the … Continue reading Poetry reading event “Community Awareness Series Celebrates AAPI ” at Hamilton Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, May 21, 12-3pm EDT in collaboration with InFull Color and Jersey City Public Library #AAPIHeritage #PoetryCommunity #JCFPL #InFullColor

Poetry Shortlisted in the Top 10 State level 2022 NAMI NJ Poetry Contest. Please Vote!!

I'm elated to share that my poem "Silent Chaos" has been shortlisted as the Top 10 in the State Level NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Poetry Contest. The top 3 highly voted poems will be chosen as the winners. You can vote for the Top 3 poems here. You can read my poem "Silent Chaos" and … Continue reading Poetry Shortlisted in the Top 10 State level 2022 NAMI NJ Poetry Contest. Please Vote!!

Poetry Published in the historical anthology “Black Fire This Time” , Willow Books

I'm extremely elated to receive my contributor copy of the "Black Fire This Time" anthology edited by Dr. Kim Mcmillon and co-edited by Kofi Antawi and published by Willow Books, a flagship imprint of the award-winning Aquarius books. The anthology includes the work of Nikki Giovanni, James Baldwin, Ishmael Reed, Margaret Walker, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, … Continue reading Poetry Published in the historical anthology “Black Fire This Time” , Willow Books

List of Publications/Events/Book Tour/Mentions for the month of April 2022 #NationalPoetryMonth22

April being the National Poetry Month was brimming with events, reading, and poetry festivals. In addition to winning the Broadside Poetry Contest at the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival and being shortlisted in the UK-based Stafford Lit festival, I was also blessed to be part of the New Orleans Poetry Festival. Immensely thankful to Lucinda … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Book Tour/Mentions for the month of April 2022 #NationalPoetryMonth22

Winner for the 2022 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Broadside Poetry Contest #NationalPoetryMonth

I'm delighted to share that my poem "Complexities of Knowing a Poet" have been selected as a winner in the Broadside Poetry Category for the 2022 San Gabriel Valley Poetry festival. Thanks to Don Kingfisher Campbell for organizing the contest and giving me the opportunity. It fills me with happiness to know that the poem … Continue reading Winner for the 2022 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Broadside Poetry Contest #NationalPoetryMonth

Press Mention of the book tour event on April 28, 2022 in New Jersey Stage #booktour #NationalPoetryMonth #MyBodyLivesLikeaThreat

I'm happy to share the press mention of my upcoming book tour event in collaboration with Open Road Poetry in the New Jersey Stage newspaper. If you haven't registered for the event, please do so by visiting the link Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/3E6iLKM Press Mention https://www.newjerseystage.com/articles2/2022/04/25/openroad-poetry-presents-my-body-lives-like-a-threat-a-reading-with-megha-sood// Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Poetry reading events at the 15th Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival 2022 (VIPF2022), 4:15 PM EST and 8 PM EST

Thrilled to be part of two events at the upcoming 15th Annual Rio Grande Valley International Poetry festival 2022. Thankful to Mark Lipman and Edward Viduarre for making me part of this. Vagabond Anthology "Re-Imagine America" reading Sunday, May 1 , 4:15 PM EST Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 4:15 pm REIMAGINE AMERICA: An Anthology … Continue reading Poetry reading events at the 15th Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival 2022 (VIPF2022), 4:15 PM EST and 8 PM EST

Poetry Shortlisted in the Stafford Litfest 2022 writing competition, UK

Another good news to celebrate National Poetry Month. I'm thrilled to share that my poem " What Do Ants Teach us?" has been shortlisted in the Stafford Litfest writing competition. As part of being shortlisted, it is included in the Stafford Litfest: The Anthology 2022. Immensely thankful to  MEL WARDLE WOODEND MA, Staffordshire Poet Laureate … Continue reading Poetry Shortlisted in the Stafford Litfest 2022 writing competition, UK

Poetry Published in the anthology ” Home” by Brown Critique

Thrilled to receive the contributor copy of this beautifully crafted anthology "Home" by Brown Critique. Thanks to the editors Gayatri Majumdar, Sekhar Banerjee, and Gopal Lahiri for giving my two poems " Branded" and "I have called many places home" space in this beautiful collection of poems. Honored to share space with Abhay K, Candice … Continue reading Poetry Published in the anthology ” Home” by Brown Critique

Virtual Poetry reading event “Poetic Word Liberation” at the New Orleans Poetry Festival 2022, April 23, 2022, 5PM (EST) 4pm CST

Thrilled to be part of the event " Poetic Word Liberation " organized by Poetry Matters Project and Dr. Kim McMillon as part of the New Orleans Poetry Festival 2022 on April 23, 2022. Thanks to Lucinda Clark and Dr. Kim McMillan for making me part of this. Honored to share the space with fellow … Continue reading Virtual Poetry reading event “Poetic Word Liberation” at the New Orleans Poetry Festival 2022, April 23, 2022, 5PM (EST) 4pm CST

Poetry reading event in collaboration with Open Road Poetry on April 28, 7pm EDT #BookTour #NationalPoetryMonth22 #MyBodyLivesLikeaThreat

Thrilled to share the news about my next book tour event for the poetry collection "My Body Lives Like a Threat" in collaboration with Open Road Poetry on April 28, 2022, at 7PM EDT. It s an honor to share the platform with eminent poets and writers sharing the works form my book. Thanks to … Continue reading Poetry reading event in collaboration with Open Road Poetry on April 28, 7pm EDT #BookTour #NationalPoetryMonth22 #MyBodyLivesLikeaThreat

Finalist in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival 2022, Broadside Contest Entrant #1. Please vote by leaving comments

I'm excited to share that my poem  "Complexities of Knowing a Poet" is one of the 14 finalists in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry festival 2022 by Four Feathers Press and Spectrum Publishing. Below is the link to my poem If you like it and want to vote for it, you can do so by … Continue reading Finalist in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival 2022, Broadside Contest Entrant #1. Please vote by leaving comments

Press mention in the Washington-based, Indian Star about “The Medusa Project” as the digital payload for the moon.

Excited to share yet another press mention in the Indian Star about "The Medusa Project" anthology being chosen as a digital payload as part of the Polaris Collection being sent to the moon in 2023. Grateful to Indian Star for publishing this and spreading the news about the LunarCodex Project. Always grateful to Dr. Samuel … Continue reading Press mention in the Washington-based, Indian Star about “The Medusa Project” as the digital payload for the moon.

Pictures and Video from the “Something New (Jersey) event at the Hoboken Historical Museum, April 10, 2022

Excited to share the video recording of the "Something New (Jersey)event at the Hoboken Historical Museum. An honor to share the space with great American poets Frank Messina and reg e gaines   ****Catch me reading my work at the #timemark 31:28   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kctxcW-mong&ab_channel=HobokenHistoricalMuseum Following are the Press Mentions for the event-> Hoboken Museum : … Continue reading Pictures and Video from the “Something New (Jersey) event at the Hoboken Historical Museum, April 10, 2022

Video Recording “Essential Voice” webinar by FlowerSong Press #booktour #NationalPoetryMonth #MybodylivesLikeaThreat

Really excited to share the #recording of the "Essential Voices" #webinar with Edward Vidaurre for the FlowerSong Press. Thankful to Edward for giving me the platform and asking such thoughtful questions about my creative journey, its struggles, and the mission behind it. I also read a few poems from my new #poetrycollection " My Body … Continue reading Video Recording “Essential Voice” webinar by FlowerSong Press #booktour #NationalPoetryMonth #MybodylivesLikeaThreat

Press Mention for the Hoboken Historical Museum Poetry festival in the Jersey Journal (NJ.com) #NationalPoetryMonth2022

Happy to share the press mention of the upcoming event in the Hoboken Historical Museum on April 10. 2022. Thankful to the staff writer, David for his effort and support for the creative artist for the community. https://www.nj.com/hudson/2022/04/megha-sood-and-frank-messina-reading-poetry-for-something-new-jersey-festival-april-10.html Happy Poetry!! Megha

Poetry published in the “Survival” issue of the Pine Cone Review

I'm extremely elated to see my two poems " Catharsis" and "Bones - An ode to Survival" included in the special edition " Survival" of the Pine Cone Review. Thanks to the editor in chief Susmita Paul and Poetry editor, Candice Daquin for supporting my work and giving it a place amongst such brilliant voices … Continue reading Poetry published in the “Survival” issue of the Pine Cone Review