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 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

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.

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

Walk_Exhibit “The Women” part of the upcoming Paterson Poetry festival, Oct 1-3, 2021

I'm thrilled to share the news that in addition of being one of the performing artists at the Paterson Poetry festival "The Women" exhibit  featuring my poem "Definition" ,curated by the founder of the walk_bye, Catalina Arunguren will also be part of the Paterson Poetry Festival on October 1-3, 2021. The festival has been organized … Continue reading Walk_Exhibit “The Women” part of the upcoming Paterson Poetry festival, Oct 1-3, 2021

Photo montage of the reading at the New York Poetry Festival 2021 at the Governors Island, NY #NYCPofest

Sharing the montage of the recent poetry reading at the Algonquin Stage at the New York City Poetry Festival 2021. The festival was organized by The Poetry Society of New York at the scenic Governors Island, NY I performed with my group called Thursday Morning Poets #TMPPoets curated by Queens Poet Laureate and 2020 Fellow … Continue reading Photo montage of the reading at the New York Poetry Festival 2021 at the Governors Island, NY #NYCPofest

Poetry Reading for the “When Women Speak” August Edition 2021

Sharing the video recording of the August Edition of When Women Speak 💋 curated by Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal   I read two of my poems namely "A Bridge Needs to be Built" and "My Body Lives Like a Threat" from my upcoming full-length collection by the same name by Texas based FlowerSong Press   You can … Continue reading Poetry Reading for the “When Women Speak” August Edition 2021

Poetry reading at the New York Poetry festival on the Algonquin Stage with the Thursday Morning Poets #NYCPoFest #TMPPoets

It was an exhilarating experience, to say the least, to perform at the 10th Annual New York poetry festival yesterday on July 24, 2021, with my Thursday Morning Poets Siblings. We Rocked the stage!! Thursday Morning Poets group has been founded by the Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella along with the Queens Public Library. Not … Continue reading Poetry reading at the New York Poetry festival on the Algonquin Stage with the Thursday Morning Poets #NYCPoFest #TMPPoets

Poetry as part of the “The Women” exhibit now displayed in the Berry lane Park, Jersey City, New Jersey

I'm thrilled to share the news that "The Women" exhibit showcasing the works of the 44 Jersey City artists in the Walk_Bye  exhibit curated by Catalina Arunguren is now on display in Berry Lane Park, Jersey City from July 20 to Auguest 20, 2021.  Below is the link to the video of the showcase along … Continue reading Poetry as part of the “The Women” exhibit now displayed in the Berry lane Park, Jersey City, New Jersey

Media Mention for the upcoming poetry reading at the 25th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Arts Centre

Honored and thrilled to be part of the 25th Poetry Ink Anthology by Moonstone Arts Center on July 24,2021. This event hosted and curated by Larry Robin has received a mention in the Philadelphia Enquirer   I'm proud to share the space with Sonia Sanchez, Toi Derricotte, Ronald P. Bremner, Lamont Steptoe, and many others … Continue reading Media Mention for the upcoming poetry reading at the 25th Annual Poetry Ink by Moonstone Arts Centre

Media Mention in Broadway World for the upcoming Poetry reading by #TMPPoets at the New York Poetry Festival 2021

As part of the New York Poetry festival upcoming event on July 24,2021 at the Governors Island below is the media mention. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Thursday-Morning-Poets-To-Debut-2021-New-York-City-Poetry-Festival-20010101 Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Media Mention for the #TMPPoets (Thursday Morning Poets)event at the Upcoming New York Poetry Festival on July 24,2021

As part of the event at the Governors Island as part of the New York Poetry festival below are the media mentions Academy of American Poets ( Poets.Org) https://poets.org/event/thursday-morning-poets-new-york-city-poetry-festival Queens Gazette, New York  https://www.qgazette.com/articles/thursday-morning-poets-at-nyc-poetry-festival-on-governors-island/ Yelp https://www.yelp.com/events/new-york-thursday-morning-poets-the-new-york-city-poetry-festival?fbclid=IwAR3R6jnEcTUQ25bJD0qwAFKhOMGXIcNVOs-p7VD5MuqrKmKznpjCz41SVII Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Featured Poet in the One year anniversary of walk_bye

I'm honored to be part of the One year celebration of the Walk_bye as part of the most beautiful virtual exhibit designed by walk bye artist @crystallettersofficial . We have 50 artists of ALL mediums from all over the world in three different rooms. The Exhibition is divided into three exhibition rooms: Paper, Coming Out of … Continue reading Featured Poet in the One year anniversary of walk_bye

My First Writer’s Conference(June 6-June 11) as part of Poet Fellowship from MVICW, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

It was a thrilling week full of learning and connecting with link-minded people as an attendee in the Summer Writing Conference of Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.  To be part of the informative sessions about the craft of creative writing from your literary heroes was a blessing. Immensely grateful to the founder Alexander Weinstein … Continue reading My First Writer’s Conference(June 6-June 11) as part of Poet Fellowship from MVICW, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

Poetry Reading at Walt Whitman 202nd Virtual Birthday celebration

I'm happy to see my poetry reading selected for the 202nd virtual birthday celebration for the great poet Walt Whitman organised by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) WWBA is hosted a virtual world-wide Marathon Reading of “Leaves of Grass” and Whitman-Themed Art Exhibition via a live Zoom presentation event on May 31st, 2021. They … Continue reading Poetry Reading at Walt Whitman 202nd Virtual Birthday celebration

Featured Poet on the 1 year anniversary of When People Speak, May 25, 2021

I'm honored to be selected as the featured poet celebrating the one year anniversary of the "When People Speak" curated by Ameerah Shabazz Bilal and James Ellerbe. So honored to share the space with Paterson Poet Laureate, Talena Lachelle Queen, Sage Gallon and Star Angel. James Ellerbe is the founder of  Not Enough Words (2014) … Continue reading Featured Poet on the 1 year anniversary of When People Speak, May 25, 2021