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

Poetry published in Spring 2020 The Poet Theme: War and Battle

I’m honored to be featured in the Spring edition of The Poet Magazine(UK) – War and Battle” anthology curated by the EIC Robin. Two of my poems namely  “Missed Boat” and “Syria- Living in a War Zone” have been featured in the Spring edition. I really honored to be sharing space with Linda Imbler, Moinak … Continue reading Poetry published in Spring 2020 The Poet Theme: War and Battle

State-level Winner First Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020

I’m so thrilled and excited to share this news that my poem "My Survival Story” has been selected for the First 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 NJ) is a statewide … Continue reading State-level Winner First Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020

List of Publication/Events/Interview for the month of May 2020

I'm happy to share my list of publications for the month of April 2020.The idea behind to share the places I have been published is to create a online resource for the writers looking to publish their work. 1. Willowdown Bookshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/poetry-published-in-the-anthology-poems-from-the-lockdown-by-willowdown-books/ 2. Nightingale and Sparrow, Melody Issuehttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/poetry-published-in-melody-issue-6-of-nightingale-and-sparrow-magazine/ 3. Arts House festival, Virtual Acess JC Fridayshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/jersey-city-community-poem-video-premiere-at-virtual-access-jc-fridays/ 4. … Continue reading List of Publication/Events/Interview for the month of May 2020

Shorlisted in TWIBB (The Woman Inc. Beyond Black) Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019

  I'm so thrilled to share that my poem "Does hurt have a gender?" have been shortlisted for the coveted TWIBB Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019. The poem will be featured in the anthology soon to be published featuring the winners and the shortlisted poems. So thankful to the EIC Pooja Garg and the rest … Continue reading Shorlisted in TWIBB (The Woman Inc. Beyond Black) Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019

DONT WAIT TILL YOU NEED A HASHTAG TOO

I can't begin to tell how enraged and angry and heartbroken I have been for the past few days. This systemic oppression of the African American communities and the blatant violation of their human rights have been going on forever. How do you survive a system when the only people who are supposed to be … Continue reading DONT WAIT TILL YOU NEED A HASHTAG TOO

Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume

I'm so happy to announce that three of my poems have been included int he Fifth Volume of the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume. I'm really thankful to the EIC Marzia Dessi for her support. Otherwise Engaged is biannual literature and arts journal open to submissions from all artists, writers, and photographers worldwide. You … Continue reading Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume

Poetry published in the anthology “Poems from the Lockdown” by Willowdown Books

I’m so happy that one of my poems got included in the “Poetry From The Lockdown” anthology published by the UK based Willowsdown Press. The anthology features the work from the 115 poets across the world. The book has been beautifully sectioned into nine parts namely Social Distance, Inside, Virus, Wry, Art, Close, Social Politico, This Spring, … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology “Poems from the Lockdown” by Willowdown Books

Poetry Published in Melody Issue 6 of Nightingale and Sparrow Magazine

I’m thrilled to have my poem “Bittersweet Symphony” included in the Issue 6 Melody of the Nightingale and Sparrow Press. I’m really thankful to the entire team and EIC Juliette Sebock for making me part of this beautiful gorgeous magazine. The cover in the meantime is a photo by Martina Rimbaldo and is titled “rose is … Continue reading Poetry Published in Melody Issue 6 of Nightingale and Sparrow Magazine

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

Micro poem featured in the Nightingale and Sparrow -“Postulate”

Megha's World

So thrilled to see my micro poem featured today in the Nightingale and Sparrow. They have selected 15 micro poems for their Instagram series to be published daily leading to the release of Issue 2 “Renaissance” on 16th May. I’m really thankful to EIC Juliette Sebock for supporting my work and composing it so beautifully.

You can find my micro poem here.

Happy Blogging!

Megha Sood

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Poetry reading for the online series by Setu Magazine, Pittsburg, USA

So thrilled to be included in the Online Poetry reading series "Poetry and prose in the time of Pandemic" by Pittsburg, USA based bilingual magazine Setu Bilingual सेतु पत्रिका. Really thankful to the EIC Sunil Sharma and Anurag Sharma for giving me the chance. Setu Magazine has been curating the poetry read by poets all over … Continue reading Poetry reading for the online series by Setu Magazine, Pittsburg, USA

Response to the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at the GoDogGo cafe

Today’s prompt: End a piece of prose or poetry with the phrase “I miss you” The days are elongated. Stretched like the unending crimson dreams of you and me together. Taking unending walks along the beach when the soft sands keep getting stuck between our toes. Making small islands of love. Salt and the sediment … Continue reading Response to the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at the GoDogGo cafe

Shortlisted for a State-level Poetry Contest- Please vote for my poem-“My Survival Story”. Voting ends 31 May 2020

Please cast your vote if you haven’t yet. Also, Thanks a lot for those who already have cast their vote. Your love and support mean a lot to me.

Megha's World

Dear blogging family,

I’m happy and excited to share the news that one of my poems got shortlisted

for “NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2020 Mental Health Poetry Contest” among top 10 finalists.

They will be choosing the winners based on voting. Please click on the link

here to cast your vote. They have concealed the name of the poet -The name of my

entry is “My Survival Story

Please do me a favor and vote for your fellow blogger.

Thanks a million,

Megha Sood

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An Alien World – A Poem by Siddharth Sood

A beautiful memory that makes my heart swell in pride.

Megha's World

I’m so happy and thrilled to share the poem written by my 8-year-old son, Siddharth. He wrote this as part of the poetry week in his school. Please read the poem and share your views. I will pass on your feedback to him.

The skies are purple, the sun is blue, the clouds are yellow, and the river is brown.

It’s like we’re in an alien world; everything’s the same except the color.

It’s like ultraviolet rays are approaching your eyes and you can’t believe your eyes, forget about the cartoons.

It’s like you’ve stepped into a mysterious portal in the middle of nowhere and it is impossible to arrive in the modern world; your destiny.

There might be much more than color, maybe all that’s left is to open the door.

and think you are dreaming.

–Siddharth Sood

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House(Micro poetry and spoken word)

First Published in FIVE:2: ONE #sideshow magazine, Sept 2018 That dark well in the courtyard is like a monster as it devoured my sister and never spat her out that dark window sill is blackened by my mother's elbows as she waited patiently for my father to arrive those cracks in the basement door plays … Continue reading House(Micro poetry and spoken word)

Winner of the Spring Robinson/ Mahogany Red Lit Prize 2020

I'm thrilled to share this news that my poem "Peace -  A Metaphor For Denial" has been chosen as the First-place winner in the adult category for the Poetry Month Challenge 2020. The Adult Prize is also known as the Spring Robinson/Mahogany Red Lit Prize. The poem will receive a publication in the next edition … Continue reading Winner of the Spring Robinson/ Mahogany Red Lit Prize 2020

Sojourn

I'm picking scabs pieces, leftovers, little-little tiny pieces stuck here and there slipped and stuck between the cracks trying hard to get to them using my bony fingers, knuckles and what not, to scrape and brush and cleanse my soul, of all the debris you have left inside those little fragments shards piercing my heart … Continue reading Sojourn

Poetry to be published in the Issue 6 Melody Issue by Nightingale and Sparrow Press

I'm thrilled to have my poem "Bittersweet Symphony" included in the Issue 6 Melody of the Nightingale and Sparrow Press. The Magazine is out to be published in May end. I'm really thankful to the entire team and EIC Juliette Sebock for making me part of this beautiful gorgeous magazine. The cover in the meantime … Continue reading Poetry to be published in the Issue 6 Melody Issue by Nightingale and Sparrow Press

Poetry Published in the Alien Buddha Press-The Alien Buddha Contracts Covid-19: Act 10 (the series finale’): Movement of Ja People

I'm so thrilled to be in the feature " Alien Buddha Contracts COVID 19"  by Alien Buddha Press. I'm really thankful to the EIC Nicholas Redf for making me part of the final installment of the feature. I'm honored to be sharing space with Jeremy Blizard, Brian Rihlmann, Jay Passer, Carrie Magness Radna, Mike Zone, Marian … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Alien Buddha Press-The Alien Buddha Contracts Covid-19: Act 10 (the series finale’): Movement of Ja People

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