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

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

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

Featured as TEN MOST READ POETS in the journal NORTH OF OXFORD 2022

I'm thrilled to share that I'm one of the Ten most-read poets as determined by the readership of North of Oxford for 2022. https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2022/11/18/ten-most-read-poets-north-of-oxford-2022/ My poems "Living Fallacy"  and " The Revolving Door" have been part of the following: Pandemic of Violence: Volume II: Poets Speak https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2022/08/20/pandemic-of-violence-anthology-ii-poets-speak/ Pandemic of Violence Volume 1 https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2021/12/27/pandemic-of-violence-anthology/ Thankful to … Continue reading Featured as TEN MOST READ POETS in the journal NORTH OF OXFORD 2022

Poetry published in the anthology “Poetry on a plate with spicy mango pickle” by AuthorsPress, India

Delightful to be part of this amazing anthology " Poetry on a plate with spicy mango pickle" by AuthorsPress, India which celebrates the love and happiness surrounding our cuisine. Extremely honored to share the spaces with 60 brilliant poets in the book. The amazing cover illustration is done by Ram Goala Heartiest congratulations to dear … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology “Poetry on a plate with spicy mango pickle” by AuthorsPress, India

The Artists Forum Juried Arts Festival Awards Ceremony, Nov 10, 2022, 5:30-8:30pm

I'm elated to be part of the  Juried Arts Festival  Awards Ceremony by the Artists Forum on Nov 2022. It is an honor and privilege to be the judge for the Spoken Word Category this year with my fellow judges David Dephy, Amos White V, and Baron Wright. I'm looking forward to meet the finalists … Continue reading The Artists Forum Juried Arts Festival Awards Ceremony, Nov 10, 2022, 5:30-8:30pm

List of Publications for the month of October, 2022

October was the month of festivals both literary and religious. Along with soaking in the warmth and happiness of the annual festivals I also visited the Dodge Poetry Festival and lucked out with workshops with Patricia Smith and Sharon Olds. Thankful to Melida Rodas for planning the day.  Notable publications included the anthology “ Soul … Continue reading List of Publications for the month of October, 2022

Featured Panelist at the 2022 Literary festival by Indo-American Arts Council, NY

****Delighted to be part of this year's Literary festival by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) ***** The in-person festival will be happening on Nov 12-13, 2022. I'll be part of the panel discussion along with the eminent author, poet, and playwright, Nishi Chawla, and Jhani Randhawa on Nov 12, 2022, at 4pm EDT. Our panel … Continue reading Featured Panelist at the 2022 Literary festival by Indo-American Arts Council, NY

Poetry Collection (“My Body Lives Like A Threat”, FlowerSong Press) selected for the prestigious Indo-American Arts Council’s 2022 Literary Festival, Nov 12-13, 2022, NYC

I'm elated to share the news that my debut full-length poetry collection "My Body Lives Like a Threat" has been selected for the Indo-American Arts Council 2022 Literary Festival. The festival will be happening both virtually and in person. The in-person festival will happen in NYC on November 12 and 13, 2022. Located in New … Continue reading Poetry Collection (“My Body Lives Like A Threat”, FlowerSong Press) selected for the prestigious Indo-American Arts Council’s 2022 Literary Festival, Nov 12-13, 2022, NYC

Poetry forthcoming in the anthology “Soul Spaces: Poems on Cities, Towns, and Villages” by Authors Press, India

Honored to be part of the anthology "Soul Spaces: Poems on Cities, Towns, and Villages" by Authors Press, India. Immensely grateful to all eight editors for considering my work for this. A pleasure to share the space with such esteemed writers across the world. Looking forward to its publication. The book features the world of … Continue reading Poetry forthcoming in the anthology “Soul Spaces: Poems on Cities, Towns, and Villages” by Authors Press, India

Poetry forthcoming in “Dreams in Hiding” anthology

I'm happy to share the news that three of my poems namely Journey-A Question, Insatiable Desires, and A New Me have been selected to be part of the forthcoming anthology " Dreams in Hiding" curated by Tiffiny Rose Allen.   A portion of all proceeds from this anthology after its release will be donated to the Little … Continue reading Poetry forthcoming in “Dreams in Hiding” anthology

Poetry nominated for the Best of the Net 2023 anthology

I'm super elated to share the news that my poem "Crimson robe"  has been nominated for 2023 Best of the Net. The poem was published as part of The Rainbow Project : A Literary Place of Sanctuary from These Trying Times curated and edited by  Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper. Honored to share the space … Continue reading Poetry nominated for the Best of the Net 2023 anthology

Poetry published in Kaleidoscope, Anthology of International Poets

Happy to receive my copy of the anthology"Kaleidoscope" from India edited by Dr. Laxmisree Banerjee and Professor Unus Molla. The book was published by International Publishing Centre as part of the 2022 Kolkata International Book Fair. My five poems namely " Here the Night Speaks Our Language", Original Sin", "Constant Variable", Healing Winters", and "Impressions" … Continue reading Poetry published in Kaleidoscope, Anthology of International Poets

Poetry Published in the National Beats Poetry Foundation Anthology 2022

I'm thrilled to share the news that my poem "My Experience as a First generation immigrant" has been accepted for publication in the National Beat Poetry Foundation Anthology 2022. I'm grateful to Debbie Tousan Kilday for accepting my poem and giving it a space in such an esteemed anthology, The poem is part of my … Continue reading Poetry Published in the National Beats Poetry Foundation Anthology 2022

Interview published on Elizabeth M Castillo website, #EMCWritesPoetry #EMC6Things

Happy to share an interesting interview of mine with Elizabeth M Castillo. The interview lists the six different things I like in terms of my writing, journey, reading interest and other things. if you are interested in knowing a little more about me, you can read the interview here. https://www.elizabethmcastillo.net/post/6-things-with-megha-sood-author-of-my-body-lives-like-a-threat Elizabeth M Castillo is a … Continue reading Interview published on Elizabeth M Castillo website, #EMCWritesPoetry #EMC6Things

Poetry Published in North of Oxford Anthology II ” Pandemic Of Violence-Poets Speak”

Honored to be published in the "PANDEMIC OF VIOLENCE II – Poets Speak AN ANTHOLOGY ONLINE FROM NORTH OF OXFORD". My poem " The Revolving Door" has been published in the current edition. Honored to share the space with TS Hawkins, Charles Rammelkamp, Dee Allen, Mike Reis, Bruce Deemer, Kyle Toon, George McDermott, Lois Perch … Continue reading Poetry Published in North of Oxford Anthology II ” Pandemic Of Violence-Poets Speak”

Featured poet on the Literary Excursions on September 12, 2022 6-7:15pm EDT

Extremely honored to be part of the literary excursions discussion on September 12, 2022. Honored to share the space with amazingly brilliant and talented, Kamala Platt. The event will be convened by Carmen Bugan and Pramila Venkatswaran. I will be reading a few poems from my debut poetry collection " My Body Lives Like a … Continue reading Featured poet on the Literary Excursions on September 12, 2022 6-7:15pm EDT

Writing Group “Thursday Morning Poets” a proud recipient of the 2022 Queens Arts Fund

So proud to share the news that the writing group I'm part of "Thursday Morning Poets" founded by Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella has recently won the #2022QueensArtsFund. https://www.queenscouncilarts.org/2022-qaf-awardees Though I won't be able to be part of the writing workshop due to my scheduling conflicts, I highly encourage you all to join the free … Continue reading Writing Group “Thursday Morning Poets” a proud recipient of the 2022 Queens Arts Fund

Certificate for Third Place State Level Winner, NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 2022

I'm happy to share the Certificate that I received from the NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 2022 for being the Third Place Satet Level winner in the poetry contest. NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Through education, support, advocacy … Continue reading Certificate for Third Place State Level Winner, NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 2022