Nominated for the 2022 Jersey City Arts Award in the Literary Arts category

I'm elated to share the news that I have been nominated for the Jersey City Arts Award in the Literary Category. A city I have called home for almost 15 years and a city that gave flight to my dreams of being a poet, a literary activist, and an editor. Grateful from the bottom of … Continue reading Nominated for the 2022 Jersey City Arts Award in the Literary Arts category

Featured Poet on the show The Collective with Gina Duran, Oct 02, 2022 , 6-7 EDT

Looking forward to my discussion with Gina Duran on the Collective Show on October 02, 2022, at 6-7pm EDT/3-4PDT This Sunday, tune in to welcome Poet and Literary Activist, Megha Sood, on The Collective, 3-4pm PST; 6-7pm EST. @meghasworld16 @thecollective_kqbh Megha Sood is an Award-winning Asian American Poet, Editor, Author, and Literary Activist from New … Continue reading Featured Poet on the show The Collective with Gina Duran, Oct 02, 2022 , 6-7 EDT

Featured Poet at the Poet’s Cafe for the 32nd Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, NJ’s Largest Art Tour JCAST, October 01, 2022

I'm elated to share the news that I have been chosen to perform at the Poets' Cafe on October 01, 2022, as part of the 32 Jersey City Art and Studio Tour. Immensely thankful to Greenville Arts CrossRoads founder Melida Rodas and Rescue Poetix for giving me the opportunity. Honored to share the space with … Continue reading Featured Poet at the Poet’s Cafe for the 32nd Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, NJ’s Largest Art Tour JCAST, October 01, 2022

Press Mention for the Upcoming Poetry reading at the 91st Street community Garden

Happy to share the press mention for my writing group " Thursday Morning POets" at the 91st Community Garden in the West Side Rag. Below is the link. https://www.westsiderag.com/2022/09/22/welcome-fall-a-poetry-reading-and-planting-in-the-91st-street-garden-on-saturday More Press Mention: https://www.horticulturecourses.info/welcome-fall-poetry-reading-and-planting-in-the-91st-street-garden-saturday/ https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/calendar/event/20220924/1951723/thursday-morning-poets-reading-at-riverside-park-for-100-thousand-poets-for-change-global-event https://ilovetheupperwestside.com/uws-nuggets-breakfast-popup-grand-bazaar-poetry-reading/ https://stagebuddy.com/event/thursday-morning-poets-read-riverside-park-in-nyc-for-100-thousand-poets-for-change-global-event Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Foreword for the poetry collection “The Abyss: Poems for our World” by Geza Tatrallyay

I'm elated to share the news that I had the honor to write the foreword for the fifth collection of poetry published by the eminent poet, and writer, Geza Tatrallyay called " The Abyss: Poems for our World". The book has been published on September 01, 2022, by Quebec-based publishing press, Deau Voiliers Publishing. About … Continue reading Foreword for the poetry collection “The Abyss: Poems for our World” by Geza Tatrallyay

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 the anthology “Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology” by Hawakal Publishing

I'm extremely elated to share the news that three of my poems have been featured in the anthology "Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology" edited by eminent poet, editor, and educator, Dr. Meenakshi Mohan. The anthology features 70 poets across the world and has been published by Hawakal Publishers. My three poems in this collection … Continue reading Poetry Published in the anthology “Tapestry of Women in Indian Mythology” by Hawakal Publishing

Poetry reading for the 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Sept 24, 2022, 1pm EDT at the 91st Street Community Garden, NY

I'm thrilled to be part of the global event 100 Thousand Poets for Change along with my poetry group, Thursday Morning Group. The poetry reading will take place in the garden on September 24,  2022 at 1 pm EDT. I'm grateful to my talented poet and friend, Isabella Wagner for making this happen. The details … Continue reading Poetry reading for the 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Sept 24, 2022, 1pm EDT at the 91st Street Community Garden, NY

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

The Excitement is Growing: Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Looking forward to my feature with the BrownStone Poets at the upcoming New York Poetry Festival 2022 on September 10, 2022.

Patricia Carragon's Blog: Words Give Me the Will to Write

Spend a poetic day on Colonels Row, Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Our September features are:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

You $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Your $5 contribution counts as one attendance toward inclusion in our 2023 anthology. And will be applied towards the honorarium for our features. Donations will accepted during August and September via PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. Or in person at the festival.

Please make your $5 contribution:https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

For more info about the NYC Poetry Festival please visit the festival’s website:www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com

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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

Poetry published in the Pittsburg based SETU Special edition “Colors of Love and Barriers”

An absolute honor to have my poem " Love is an elegy for acceptance" in the special edition of the Pittsburg-based SETU Online Magazine. The theme of the edition is "Colors of Love and Barriers"  and is guest edited by my dear talented poet and editor friend, Candice Daquin. I'm thrilled to share the space … Continue reading Poetry published in the Pittsburg based SETU Special edition “Colors of Love and Barriers”

List of publications/Events/Press mentions for the month of July 2022

July has mostly been the month of taking it slow and spending time with my family. The notable events include the Book launch of the “Black Fire this Time” at the Hoboken Library along with the poetry readings alongside literary stalwarts like Quincy Troupe, Margaret Troupe, Raymond Nat Turner, and Keisha Gaye Anderson. It was … Continue reading List of publications/Events/Press mentions for the month of July 2022

Poetry Published in the Oprelle’s “2021 Matter” Anthology

I'm thrilled to share that my prose poem "Dead Constellation" was shortlisted and is now published in the Matter II Volume 1 anthology by Operelle Publicaitons. The anthology features the winning, finalist, and shortlisted poems in the anthology as part of the contest that took place in 2021.  I'm thankful to Brooke Suddeth and team … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Oprelle’s “2021 Matter” Anthology

Request to Nominate “My Body Lives Like a Threat” for the NEA Big Read Program

Please nominate "My Body Lives Like a Threat" for the NEA's (National Endowment for Arts) Big Read Program. You can also do this anonymously. The process is simple and it will take only a few minutes. For additional information about my collection you can visit this link https://www.flowersongpress.com/.../my-body-lives-like-a... Nomination Link: https://www.arts.gov/.../suggest-a-new-nea-big-read-title Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Featured Poet with two groups at the upcoming New York Poetry Festival, Governors Island September 11-12, 2022

I'm excited to announce that I'm part of the two poetry reading groups at the 13th annual New York Poetry Festival 2022 to be held at Governors Island, NY on September 11-12, 2022. I'm going to be reading with the Brooklyn-based,  Brownstone Poets and Thursday Morning Poets. I will be performing on the "The Brinkley" … Continue reading Featured Poet with two groups at the upcoming New York Poetry Festival, Governors Island September 11-12, 2022

East Coast Poetry Readings From the Anthology “Black Fire This Time” at the Queens Public Library ( Virtual), August 24, 2022, 7-8pm EDT featuring Sonia Sanchez, Keisha Anderson, Raymond Nat Taylor and Megha Sood

I'm beyond excited to share the details of the next poetry reading from the anthology "Black Fire This Time" edited by Dr. Kim Mcmillon and published by Willow Books. It's an honor of a lifetime to share the space with my literary guru and eminent poet, writer and activist, Sonia Sanchez. The reading will also … Continue reading East Coast Poetry Readings From the Anthology “Black Fire This Time” at the Queens Public Library ( Virtual), August 24, 2022, 7-8pm EDT featuring Sonia Sanchez, Keisha Anderson, Raymond Nat Taylor and Megha Sood

Book Launch of anthology ” Black Fire This Time” at Hoboken Library, July 30, 2022

Thrilled to share some pictures from yesterday's book launch of the historic anthology " Black Fire This Time" by Willow Books at the Hoboken Public Library It was an absolute honor and blessing to read alongside Quincy Troupe, Margaret Porter Troupe , Keisha-Gaye Anderson,and Raymond Nat Turner Immensely thankful to the Librarian, Ethan Galvin for … Continue reading Book Launch of anthology ” Black Fire This Time” at Hoboken Library, July 30, 2022

Honorable Mention for my poetry collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat”in the 2022 New York Book Festival

I'm thrilled to share the news that my debut full-length poetry collection "My Body Lives Like a Threat" has received an honorable mention in the poetry section of the 2022 New York Book Festival. The book has been released this year in January and published by FlowerSong Press.  The book has also been a finalist in … Continue reading Honorable Mention for my poetry collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat”in the 2022 New York Book Festival

Kaveh Akbar, Terrance Hayes, and Naomi Shihab Nye added to the Life in Quarantine Project(LiQ), Stanford University

I'm thrilled to share that the esteemed poets Kaveh Akbar and Terrance Hayes have agreed and have provided the submissions for the "Words in Quarantine" archive for the Liq Project by CESTA, Stanford university..I met them last year during my event at the New York Poetry Festival and they were headlining the festival. I explained the … Continue reading Kaveh Akbar, Terrance Hayes, and Naomi Shihab Nye added to the Life in Quarantine Project(LiQ), Stanford University

Poetry published in Editorial Anthology “Brownstone Poets Anthology 2022”

I'm extremely excited to share the new edition of the BrownstonePoets Anthology 2022.  In addition to being a contributor to this brilliant and gorgeous anthology, I am also one of the Associate editors this year. Honored to share the editorial space with Karen Neuberg and Carrie Magness Radna. I'm really thankful to Editor Chief and … Continue reading Poetry published in Editorial Anthology “Brownstone Poets Anthology 2022”