Poetry reading with “First Fridays” event at The Soap Box Press

I'm excited to share the details of my poetry event with the Ontario, Canada based press "The Soap Box Press". I was so excited to share the space with the talented Nicole Gauthier-Acosta  for their book launch "Throat on Fire" The recording of the event is now up on Youtube and you can view it here. … Continue reading Poetry reading with “First Fridays” event at The Soap Box Press

Featured on the BlogTalkRadioShow Episode “Generating Awareness” by WOW of Women and Divas That Care Network

I'm so thrilled to share the news of my first ever radio show which I did with host Amy McKenzie of WOW of Women Network. The 30-minute radio show was also featured on the Divas That Care Network founded by Candace Gish. My episode called "Generating Awareness" is where I have talked about my writing … Continue reading Featured on the BlogTalkRadioShow Episode “Generating Awareness” by WOW of Women and Divas That Care Network

Poetry reading with EIC Glenn Lyvers ( Prolific Press)

So thrilled to be part of this amazing poetry reading coordinated by the EIC of Prolific Press Glenn Lyvers featuring the poets having published work in the various editions of Poetry Quarterly and sister imprint of Prolific Press. I read two of my poems. The First poem starts at the time "24:07" You can watch … Continue reading Poetry reading with EIC Glenn Lyvers ( Prolific Press)

Poetry featured in the Heard/Word Audio Series of the Galleyway, NY

I'm stoked to see my audio reading featured in the Heard/Word Series of Galleyway, New York. I'm really thankful to Camille Wanliss, the founder and EIC, of Galleyway for accepting my work. Sharing the space with brilliant and talented voices like Chaya Babu, Venus Jones, Stephanie Han and many more have raised my spirit. You can … Continue reading Poetry featured in the Heard/Word Audio Series of the Galleyway, NY

Virtual Poetry reading at Elizabeth Youth Center Ensemble organized by Open Road Poetry

I'm really excited to share the details of my recent open mic at the Elizabeth Youth Centre open mi event organized by Open Road Poetry. The evening was filled to the brim with Poetry, Spoken Word, Lyricists, and Acoustic performances. Featuring Artists Rashad Wright, Jersey City Poet Laureate, and Talena Lachelle Queen, Paterson Poet Laureate. … Continue reading Virtual Poetry reading at Elizabeth Youth Center Ensemble organized by Open Road Poetry

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

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

Featured as one of the artists in the Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC)Conversation Online -Voices from around the World by Olga Levina Episode: Strength

I’m so proud to be part of the online series JCTC CONVERSATIONS: VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Hosted by the Jersey City Theather Artistic Director Olga Levina. JCTC’s new weekly online series brings together artists from the Jersey City community and from around the world for an interactive experience featuring performances, interviews & discussion. I was invited … Continue reading Featured as one of the artists in the Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC)Conversation Online -Voices from around the World by Olga Levina Episode: Strength

Featured as one of the artists in the Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC)Conversation Online -Voices from around the World by Olga Levina Episode: Courage

I'm so proud to be part of the online series JCTC CONVERSATIONS: VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Hosted by the Jersey City Theather Artistic Director Olga Levina. JCTC’s new weekly online series brings together artists from the Jersey City community and from around the world for an interactive experience featuring performances, interviews & discussion. I … Continue reading Featured as one of the artists in the Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC)Conversation Online -Voices from around the World by Olga Levina Episode: Courage

Poetry reading at the Jersey City Genre reading night: Night of hidden Life

So thrilled to share the pictures of the Night of Hidden Life, hosted by RADI the poet featuring the top 10 writings of the Hudson county. So honored to share the space with Crystal Crustl Davis Derek L. Farthing Trish Szymanski Anisa Rahim and many others. I read three of my selected poems. The event was hosted at the beautiful Village West … Continue reading Poetry reading at the Jersey City Genre reading night: Night of hidden Life

THE MEDUSA PROJECT – Call For Submissions For International Women’s Day 2020

I'm so thrilled to share my first call out for submissions as an Assistant Poetry Editor of Mookychick, a UK based feminist literary journal. We are celebrating International Women’s Day with a themed call for submissions that resonate with freedom, choice, and equality. The submission for the IWD will be later considered for e-book anthology … Continue reading THE MEDUSA PROJECT – Call For Submissions For International Women’s Day 2020

Poetry selected for Jersey City Writers Genre reading Night

So excited to see my three poems selected for the Jersey City Genre Night Poetry reading night on March 06,2020 based on the theme "Hidden Life" at the Village West Gallery. The event is organized by the Jersey City Writers Group. My three poems which got selected are "A clandestine affair", "Forbidden Love" and "Confession".The … Continue reading Poetry selected for Jersey City Writers Genre reading Night

Poetry reading at the Open Road Poetry 2020 Season Kickoff event

I'm thrilled to share pictures from the first poetry event of the year. The event was organized by the Jersey City Writers Group on Feb 22,2020. Crystal Letters and Rescue Poetix TM have teamed up to bring OpenRoad Poetry.OpenRoad Poetry is a monthly Poetry & Open Mic event in Jersey City benefiting local venues, non-profit … Continue reading Poetry reading at the Open Road Poetry 2020 Season Kickoff event

Hosting the #TopTweetTuesday for the UK Based Black Bough Poetry

I'm really excited to headline the poetry week for the Black Bough Poetry this Tuesday Details are on my twitter account. The idea is to choose one poet for the day of Tuesday who will respond to any poems posted on the Twitter page of Black Bough Poetry Followed by #TopTweetTuesday and @Blackboughpoems. The event … Continue reading Hosting the #TopTweetTuesday for the UK Based Black Bough Poetry

Poetry reading at Jersey City Writers “Of Mysts and Monsters” at West Gallery, NJ as part of Arts House Festival

So thrilled to be sharing the details of the yesterday poetry reading at the West Gallery, NJ. “Of Myths and Monsters" is just another one of the exciting happenings that took place during this JC Fridays as Jersey City Writers had an evening of readings featuring selected horror short stories and poems submitted by the … Continue reading Poetry reading at Jersey City Writers “Of Mysts and Monsters” at West Gallery, NJ as part of Arts House Festival

Poetry performed in the Wild sound Festival, Los Angeles-“Surreal”

This feels so exciting as one of my poems have been performed by an artist and made into a small video. It's an amazing feeling to see your poem transcend into a new dimension when its coupled with powerful images and sound. Wild Sound Festival is a weekly Film Festival in Toronto & Los Angeles where … Continue reading Poetry performed in the Wild sound Festival, Los Angeles-“Surreal”

Poetry reading for the Jersey City Writers “Overcoming Limitation” series at the West Gallery, NJ

  I'm really happy to share the details of my recent poetry reading at an event organized by the Jersey City Writers and Art House Access festival. The "Overcoming Limitation" event was for a night of selected readings that recognize the experiences and voices of people living with disabilities. My two poems got selected by … Continue reading Poetry reading for the Jersey City Writers “Overcoming Limitation” series at the West Gallery, NJ

State level Winner Third Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2019

I'm so thrilled and excited to share this news that my poem " A Journey towards freedom" has been selected for the third 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 … Continue reading State level Winner Third Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2019

Poetry reading at Mana Contemporary Art Centre as part of the Jersey City Poetry Festival 2019- “Intermedium”

I got the opportunity to attend poetry reading at the Art opening night of the Mana Contemporary Art Centre as part of the ongoing Jersey City poetry Festival ( Apr 25- Apr 30). The event was moderated by the poet laureate of Jersey City, Rashad Wright. The event was sponsored by Jersey City Arts Council … Continue reading Poetry reading at Mana Contemporary Art Centre as part of the Jersey City Poetry Festival 2019- “Intermedium”

Meeting Jericho Brown at the Lillian Vernon Writers House, NYC, NY

    One more wish crossed off my bucket list as I went to a poetry reading today at the Lillian Vernon Writers House as a part of Spring 2019 Poetry Reading Series. Jericho Brown read a few poems from his third book "Tradition" and few duplexes, a new poetry form he created. Jericho Brown is … Continue reading Meeting Jericho Brown at the Lillian Vernon Writers House, NYC, NY

Meeting Ilya Kaminsky at Lillian Vernon Creative house – New York City, New York

I'm beyond thrilled to share my fangirl moment of meeting my favorite poet today in NYC. I went for the poetry reading by Ilya Kaminsky from his latest book " Deaf Republic" in the Lillian Vernon House. This location is part of the Spring 2020 Reading series by the creative writing students of NYU. His … Continue reading Meeting Ilya Kaminsky at Lillian Vernon Creative house – New York City, New York

Poetry reading at DOCA Rooftop reading series – “Silence – a lost art”- National Poetry Month # NaPoWriMo

      I'm so thrilled to be part of this open rooftop series organized by the DOCA ( Department of Cultural Affairs )Jersey City and Jersey City writers as a special tribute to HCCC Professor Johanna van Gendt during the National Poetry Month. Being part of the Jersey city writer, I get to read … Continue reading Poetry reading at DOCA Rooftop reading series – “Silence – a lost art”- National Poetry Month # NaPoWriMo

1st place winner at “NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2018 Mental Health Poetry Contest”

Dear blogging family, I'm feeling elated and top of my world to hear that my poem "My Victory Song" got the 1st place in the "NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2018 Mental Health Poetry Contest" among the 10 shortlisted finalists. The award function will take place on June 09,2018. I would really like to thank … Continue reading 1st place winner at “NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2018 Mental Health Poetry Contest”