Poetry included in the historic anthology “The Polaris Trilogy” to be sent to the moon in the year 2024 in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX

I'm clearly over the moon to receive the news that one of my poems has been included in the historic anthology "The Polaris Trilogy" curated and edited by Joyce Brinkman, the Lead editor, to be sent to the moon in 2024. The poem has been accepted and will be published in January 2023, in the … Continue reading Poetry included in the historic anthology “The Polaris Trilogy” to be sent to the moon in the year 2024 in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX

Poetry translated into Italian and published in France-based Articoli Liberi Literary Review

I'm elated to share the news that two of my poems have been translated into Italian and have been published in France-based, Articoli Liberi  Literary Review. Seeing my poems "My Body Is Not an Apology" and "Silence-A Lost Art" gives me the immeasurable joy that poetry transcends language. I'm extremely thankful for the editor-in-chief, Frank … Continue reading Poetry translated into Italian and published in France-based Articoli Liberi Literary Review

Poetry reading for the Cultivating Voices Live “New Books Showcase” Program on Sunday, December 11,2022, at 3 pm EDT

I'm thrilled to be sharing the space with Mary Louise Kiernan, Raul Sanchez, and Meg Kearny as part of the "New Books Showcase" by Cultivating Voices Live hosted by Sandy Yannone. I will be reading poems from my debut poetry collection " My Body Lives Like a Threat" published by FlowerSong Press in Jan 2022. … Continue reading Poetry reading for the Cultivating Voices Live “New Books Showcase” Program on Sunday, December 11,2022, at 3 pm EDT

List of Publications/Events/Awards for the month of November 2022

November was the month of Literary festivals and award functions. Some notable functions included the Juried Arts Awards by The Artist Forum. It was an honor and privilege to judge this year's Spoken Word Competition with my co-jurors David Dephy, Amos White, and Baron Wright. The month's highlight was my full-length inclusion in the coveted … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Awards for the month of November 2022

Poetry collection (“My Body Loves Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress, 2022 )Finalist in the 19th Annual “Best Book Awards” by American Book Fest

I'm thrilled to share the news that my debut full-length poetry collection ("My Body Lives Like Threat" , FlowerSong Press) is a finalist in the "Best Book Awards" under the category Poetry: General. Heartiest Congratulations!! to Yerra Sugarman of Four Way Books for the collection " Aunt Bird". Honored to share the space with Yerra … Continue reading Poetry collection (“My Body Loves Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress, 2022 )Finalist in the 19th Annual “Best Book Awards” by American Book Fest

Featured as TEN MOST READ POETS in the journal NORTH OF OXFORD 2022

I'm thrilled to share that I'm one of the Ten most-read poets as determined by the readership of North of Oxford for 2022. https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2022/11/18/ten-most-read-poets-north-of-oxford-2022/ My poems "Living Fallacy"  and " The Revolving Door" have been part of the following: Pandemic of Violence: Volume II: Poets Speak https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2022/08/20/pandemic-of-violence-anthology-ii-poets-speak/ Pandemic of Violence Volume 1 https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2021/12/27/pandemic-of-violence-anthology/ Thankful to … Continue reading Featured as TEN MOST READ POETS in the journal NORTH OF OXFORD 2022

Poetry published in the anthology “Poetry on a plate with spicy mango pickle” by AuthorsPress, India

Delightful to be part of this amazing anthology " Poetry on a plate with spicy mango pickle" by AuthorsPress, India which celebrates the love and happiness surrounding our cuisine. Extremely honored to share the spaces with 60 brilliant poets in the book. The amazing cover illustration is done by Ram Goala Heartiest congratulations to dear … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology “Poetry on a plate with spicy mango pickle” by AuthorsPress, India

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 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”

Poetry as part of the Public Art Event “Far East” in collaboration with Walk_Bye and JCFPL

Thrilled to share that my poem " Heritage" has been selected as a part of the international exhibition "Far East" in collaboration with Walk_bye, founded and managed by Catalina Arunguren. The exhibition will be on display in the Hamilton Part, Jersey City, New Jersey for almost two months starting May 21, 2022. The artists chosen … Continue reading Poetry as part of the Public Art Event “Far East” in collaboration with Walk_Bye and JCFPL

List of Publications/Events/Book Tour/Mentions for the month of April 2022 #NationalPoetryMonth22

April being the National Poetry Month was brimming with events, reading, and poetry festivals. In addition to winning the Broadside Poetry Contest at the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival and being shortlisted in the UK-based Stafford Lit festival, I was also blessed to be part of the New Orleans Poetry Festival. Immensely thankful to Lucinda … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Book Tour/Mentions for the month of April 2022 #NationalPoetryMonth22

Poetry published in the “Survival” issue of the Pine Cone Review

I'm extremely elated to see my two poems " Catharsis" and "Bones - An ode to Survival" included in the special edition " Survival" of the Pine Cone Review. Thanks to the editor in chief Susmita Paul and Poetry editor, Candice Daquin for supporting my work and giving it a place amongst such brilliant voices … Continue reading Poetry published in the “Survival” issue of the Pine Cone Review

List of Publications/Readings/Interviews/Radio show/Events/Press mentions for the month of March 2022

***List of Publications/Readings/Interviews/Radio show/Events/Press mentions for the month of March 2022*** March has been one of the most fulfilling months in terms of my creative projects and anything poetry. The highlight of the month included my maiden #AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs virtual conference with Life and Legends with such esteemed panelists including … Continue reading List of Publications/Readings/Interviews/Radio show/Events/Press mentions for the month of March 2022

List of Publications/Events/Mentions for the month of February 2022

The month of February brought me indescribable joy coupled with ultimate dream for any emerging poet or author, which is to plan the book tour for their first full length collection. With immense love and support from my network of literary communities, I was able to plan 20 different events both personal and virtual in … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Mentions for the month of February 2022

Featured Poet on When Women Speak on Feb 15, 2022, 7pm EST #booktour #poetrycollection #mybodyliveslikeathreat

I'm thrilled to share the news that I will be reading my poems from my full length collection "My Body Lives Like a Threat" ,recently published by FlowerSong press, as a featured poet on the When Women Speak. The platform has been founded and managed by Ameeerah Shabazz Bilal.  The event will cohosted by Nzima … Continue reading Featured Poet on When Women Speak on Feb 15, 2022, 7pm EST #booktour #poetrycollection #mybodyliveslikeathreat

Poetry curated by the Alipore Post

Thrilled to see that out of my two poems "The Day The Town Celebrated" and the "The Burden We are Passing On" earlier published in the Theme based edition "Magna Carta" of the Usawa Journal, December Edition, one of them has been selected for publication  in The Alipore Post. Below is the link of the … Continue reading Poetry curated by the Alipore Post

List of Publications/Events/Radio Shows/Media Mentions for the month of December 2021

December has been the month of new beginnings and looking back with immense love and gratitude I received from my creative family of poets and writers. The highlight of the month was my appearance on the Wednesday Night Poetry as featured Poet alongside JC Poet Laureate, Rescue Poetix. The virtual and in-person show hosted by … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Radio Shows/Media Mentions for the month of December 2021

Poetry selected for publication in the “Abrazos” : Letters from the Self to the World, DoveTales 10th Anniversary Anthology

I’m brimming with joy to receive the wonderful news that my three poems ("Are You Listening World?", "Dear R", Self Conversation on a moving train") have been included in the esteemed anthology “Abrazos : Lettrs form the Self to the World”  published on December 15,2021 by Dove Tales, An International Journal for Arts.This edition is … Continue reading Poetry selected for publication in the “Abrazos” : Letters from the Self to the World, DoveTales 10th Anniversary Anthology

Poetry Shortlisted in Oprelle’s “2021 Matter” Anthology Poetry Contest!

I'm thrilled to share that my poem "Dead Constellation" has been shortlisted in the Shortlisted in Oprelle’s “2021 Matter” Anthology Poetry Contest!. The poem is going to be published in the 2021 Operelle Matter Edition. The annoucement came with kind words from the editor Brooke and Team Oprelle Your poem, Dead Constellation, was one of our … Continue reading Poetry Shortlisted in Oprelle’s “2021 Matter” Anthology Poetry Contest!

Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 4/2021 (October-December 2021)

I’m thrilled to see my poem published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 4 . I’m really thankful to the editors David Paul Vnuck and Muguras Maria Vnuck for supporting my work. I'm proud to share the space with eminent poet Michael Lee Johnson, Hema Ravi, Neelam Saxena, Meenakshi Mohan, and many more in this issue. This … Continue reading Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 4/2021 (October-December 2021)

List of publications/event/media mentions for the month of October 2021

October has been a month of shedding the layers of self-quarantine and isolation and going out and meeting people in person for events, festivals, etc. October has also been a milestone month this year as it was the publication month for my first chapbook "My Body Is Not an Apology" by Finishing Line Press. I … Continue reading List of publications/event/media mentions for the month of October 2021

Featured Poet in the Muddy Poetry Review #25, Fall Edition 2021

I'm thrilled to be one of the #featuredpoets in the Fall edition of the Muddy poetry Review. So honored to share the space with the fellow featured poets Sha Huang, Doug Holder, David P. Miller, Jane Williams,Anatoly Molotkov, and Vince Gotera. Also, happy to share space with Patricia Carragon, Betsy Mars, Carrie Magnus Radna, Kate … Continue reading Featured Poet in the Muddy Poetry Review #25, Fall Edition 2021

Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 3/2021 (July-September 2021)

I’m thrilled to see my poem published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 3 . I’m really thankful to the editors David Paul Vnuck and Muguras Maria Vnuck for supporting my work. Also, to Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy as an editorial counselor (India) for the magazine. I'm proud to share the space with eminent poet Hema Ravi ,Michael Lee Johnson,, Neelam … Continue reading Poetry Published in the International Writer’s Journal Year 2 No 3/2021 (July-September 2021)

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 in the Jersey City Community Song “Stronger”curated by Arts House Production ,Office of Cultural Affairs and Artist Carol Lester

Thrilled to be part of the ##CommunitySong " Stronger"curated by the Art House Productions Group and  artist Carol Lester. The community song was premiered  this Friday as part of the #VirtualJCFridayKickoffs and featured the 22 artists of Jersey City. The song has been culmination of six months of hard work by artist Carol Lester along with … Continue reading Featured in the Jersey City Community Song “Stronger”curated by Arts House Production ,Office of Cultural Affairs and Artist Carol Lester