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

Pre-sales Open for my chapbook ” My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, Shipping Date Oct,1,2021

I'm brimming with joy to share the news that the pre-sales for my chapbook "My Body Is Not an Apology" by award winning Finishing Line Press is now open for orders. The book  will be shipped on October 1, 2021. I'm immensely thankful to all the advanced readers of the book, friends, and mentors in … Continue reading Pre-sales Open for my chapbook ” My Body Is Not an Apology” by Finishing Line Press, Shipping Date Oct,1,2021

List of Publications/Contest/Media for the Month of May 2021

May has been special to me as my poetry was chosen and displayed outside the City Hall, Jersey City as part of the walk_by exhibit curated by Catalina Arunguren. It was a moment of celebration for me to be facilitated by the Mayor and the Councilwomen of Jersey City. The first event happened after the … Continue reading List of Publications/Contest/Media for the Month of May 2021

Joined the UNA-US ( United Nations Association- US Chapter), 2021

I'm thrilled to inform that I have received the invitation to join the United Nations Association - US Chapter as a part of the advocacy group. I'm extremely thankful to Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director, UNA-USA, for extending the invitation. I have joined the NYC Chapter. The United Nations Association of the United States of … Continue reading Joined the UNA-US ( United Nations Association- US Chapter), 2021

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

The Kali Project anthology is a Finalist in 15th Indie Excellence Book Awards

#TheKaliProject, my first editorial project for the #printanthology with the brilliant and talented Candice Daquin of Indie Blue Publishing is a #finalist in the 15th National Indie Excellence Book Awards.So proud of the team and 200+ brilliant and talented Indian women who made this anthology possible. An anthology of 600+ pages featuring the voices of Indian Women speaking their … Continue reading The Kali Project anthology is a Finalist in 15th Indie Excellence Book Awards

Nominated for iWGA ( International Women Global Awards) 2021. Please Vote!! #iWGA2021

I’m happy to share the news that I have been accepted as a nominee for the iWomenGlobalAwards 2021 in the literature category. I would really appreciate it if you can spare some time to vote for my nomination in the iWomanGlobal Awards. For voting, you have to click on the “Like Profile/Recommend” button on the page. Here … Continue reading Nominated for iWGA ( International Women Global Awards) 2021. Please Vote!! #iWGA2021

Poetry Published in the Home Planet Online Issue no 8

I'm thrilled to see my my four poems published in the NY based Literary  Journal "Home Planet Online." Thankful to EIC Frank Murphy and Associate Editor Particia Carragon for supporting my work. I'm thrilled to see my three prose poems namely "The Vernacular of Poetry", "Requiem for a dream" and "Screaming from the Silence" and … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Home Planet Online Issue no 8

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

Presidential Poet Laureate Richard Blanco work featured in “Life in Quarantine” archive at Stanford University, USA

I'm beyond excited to share the news that the work of the Presidential Poet Laureate Richard Blanco's poem"Say This isn’t The End" earlier featured on The Atlantic, has been added to the "Words in Quarantine" section of the Project "Life in Quarantine" project. Richard Blanco (born February 15, 1968) is an American poet, public speaker, … Continue reading Presidential Poet Laureate Richard Blanco work featured in “Life in Quarantine” archive at Stanford University, USA

Poetry Published in Nebo, Arkansas Tech University Journal, Fall 2020

I'm thrilled to see my poem published in the Arkansas Tech University Journal, Nebo. I'm extremely thankful to the EIC Chad Hall, Depatment Head, Dr Carl Brucker and Asst Poetry Editor Emily Beirne for supporting and publishing my work. I'm happy to see my poem "A Poem is Never Alone" in the sharing the space … Continue reading Poetry Published in Nebo, Arkansas Tech University Journal, Fall 2020

Featured Artist in “Empowering Asian American Voices” by In FullColor on May 17,2021 #AAPIHeritageMonth #StopAAPIHate

I'm proud to be chosen as one of the featured artists in the upcoming "Asian American Voices" event curated by Summer Dawn, Founder of the award winning organization InFullColor in honor of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021. This event is for Visit.org, a nonprofit that offers virtual experiences that partner corporate volunteers with … Continue reading Featured Artist in “Empowering Asian American Voices” by In FullColor on May 17,2021 #AAPIHeritageMonth #StopAAPIHate

Featured Poet in the Spectrum Publishing, California event on May 15,Saturday, 6-8pm EST

I'm delighted to be a featured poet in the upcoming Saturday Afternoon Poetry hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell of Spectrum Publishing. I'm honored to share the space with MIRA MATARIC, R A RUADH. Reading by featured poets will be followed by open mic. Here is the link to the poetry reading and ZOOM details. Here … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Spectrum Publishing, California event on May 15,Saturday, 6-8pm EST

Poetry reading as part of the Jersey City Free Public Library Poetry Showcase on May 07,2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

I’m thrilled to be part of the first poetry showcase event curated by Alison Blumenfeld, Head of Information Services, and Jersey City Free Public Library. My poem ”Brotherhood” is part of Poetry Showcase event curated by the Jersey City Free Public Library.  Here is the link to the showcase where you can browse the works … Continue reading Poetry reading as part of the Jersey City Free Public Library Poetry Showcase on May 07,2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry Published at NY based Press Spillwords – “Quest-A Reflection in the Woods”

It’s always a pleasure to see my poem “Quest- A Reflection in the Woods” published in the December Issue of the NY based press Spill words. Really thankful to the editor in chief Dagmara to support my work. You can read my poem here. Do read and rate my poem. Happy blogging! Megha Sood

Poetry as part of the Art Exhibition Group Show “The Women” by Walk_Bye at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey , May 06,2021

It was an evening filled with fun and galore meeting my creative community for Jersey City after a lockdown period of 14 months. I could not have asked for a better way to end the lockdown period with the event where my poem “ Definition” was displayed on vinyl outside the City Hall, Jersey City … Continue reading Poetry as part of the Art Exhibition Group Show “The Women” by Walk_Bye at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey , May 06,2021

Long listed for the UK based Erbacce Poetry Prize 2021 amongst 13,000+ entries

I’m so thrilled to share the news that I have been long listed in the UK based coveted Erbacce Poetry Prize 2021. This year the competition received a whopping submission of 13,000+ entries and my poem was one of the 120 longlisted entries. The annual erbacce poetry competition with great prizes for the best seven poets. The outright winner will … Continue reading Long listed for the UK based Erbacce Poetry Prize 2021 amongst 13,000+ entries

Poetry Published in the “Portal” May day Flash Issue of OffMenuPress

Thrilled to be part of the "Portal" May Day Flash issue of the OffMenu Press.This new online issue features 11 pieces of micro-poetry and -fiction inspired by Arundhati Roy that reflect on May Day and the struggle for workers’ rights. I'm really thankful to the editor Rebecca and the entire team for bringing this gorgeous … Continue reading Poetry Published in the “Portal” May day Flash Issue of OffMenuPress

Poetry Reading Series premiered on Earth Day 2021

I'm thrilled to be the first in the PAWS HEALING THE EARTH READING SERIES for reading my poem "Blue Eye of the Magpie" from the anthology  "Paws Healing The Earth" (River Paw Press).   You can watch the video of my poetry reading on the River Paw Press Channel Here   Like/Follow River Paw Press … Continue reading Poetry Reading Series premiered on Earth Day 2021

List of Publications/Events/Contests/Press for the month of April 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

Needless to say, the amount of joy and celebration the month of April, being the National Poetry Month, brings to this little poet. The whole month was a whirlwind of events, poetry readings, workshops, and a plethora of anything and everything poetry.  The highlight of the month was me being the recipient of the Poet … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Contests/Press for the month of April 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth

Poetry recitation at the Speak Series by Word Seed Inc

Honored to be part of the Speak Series All Language Series curated by the Word Seed Founder, Paterson Poet Laureate, Talena Queen .Speak Series by Word Seed Inc. In collaboration with Paterson Free Public Library closes out National Poetry Month 2021 with All Languages.  The Speak Series is an online event created during the Covid-19 … Continue reading Poetry recitation at the Speak Series by Word Seed Inc

Poetry selected as part of the Jersey City Free Public Library Poetry Showcase on May 07,2021

I'm thrilled to share the news that my poem " Brotherhood" will be part of the Poetry Showcase event curated by the Jersey City Free Public Library. I'm really thankful to Alison Blumenfeld, Head of Information Services, JCFPL for selecting my work. The event will be showcased on May 07, 2021.  The Jersey City Free … Continue reading Poetry selected as part of the Jersey City Free Public Library Poetry Showcase on May 07,2021

Poetry Reading for the 13th Annual Words for Birds 2021 organized by Mitchell Lake Audubon center on April 24, 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth2021

I’m excited to be share the recording of the poetry reading  to celebrate the 13th Annual Words for Birds Event. The event was co-hosted by Stone in the Stream/Roca en el Rio environmental writers and artists group, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, and Deceleration. I’m really thankful to Marisol Cortez ( a writer and an environmental justice activist) for giving me this wonderful opportunity … Continue reading Poetry Reading for the 13th Annual Words for Birds 2021 organized by Mitchell Lake Audubon center on April 24, 2021 #NationalPoetryMonth2021

Featured Poet in the “Night of Poetry”Event to support Cory Provost’s re-election, District Leader , Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

I'm thrilled to share that news that I'll be one of the featured poets in the  "A Night of Poetry," event on May 07, 2021 which is a fundraiser for Cory Provost's re-election as the Democratic District Leader, Kings County 58th Assembly district. Immensely thankful to Patricia Carragon for extending the opportunity. This event will … Continue reading Featured Poet in the “Night of Poetry”Event to support Cory Provost’s re-election, District Leader , Kings County, Brooklyn, NY