Megha Sood

Poet

Jersey City, NJ 07310
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Author's Bio

Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is also a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, Free Verse Revolution, Whisper and the Roar and Poets Corner. She is also a contributing editor at Ariel Chart. Her works have been featured in GODogGO Cafe, Whisper and the Roar, 521 Magazine, Oddball, Pangolin review, Fourth and Sycamore,KOAN ( Paragon press),Modern Literature, Visual Verse, Vita Brevis, Modern poetry, Spill words Press, Indian periodicals, Literary heist, Little Rose Magazine, The Quiet Corner, Writer's Cafe Magazine, and coming up in Dime Show review,Piker Press,Cavalcade of Stars, The Stray branch and many more. Her 300+ poems have been featured in online and print in various Literary Magazines and poetry journals around 15 countries in the world. Her poems are upcoming in three different anthologies published by different Literary Press in the year 2018/2019. "All the Lonely People", FVR Publishing, Canada "Voices Carry", Sudden Denouement Publishing, USA "We will not be silenced", Indie Blu Publishing, USA and coming up in 10 anthologies by the presses based in US, Australia, and the Philippines.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Madness Muse Press (Madness Muse Press, 2019)
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Poetica Vol 2 (Poetica Press, 2019)
Journals:
Adelaide Literary Magazine
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Ariel Chart
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Beautiful Space
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Dime Show Review
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Fourth & Sycamore
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I am not a silent poet
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Leaves of Ink
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Modern Poetry in Translation
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Poetic Diversity
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Poppy Road Review
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Praxis
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The Basil O'Flaherty
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The Piker Press
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The Stray Branch
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Treehouse
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Prizes won: 
  • State level 1st prize winner in NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest 2018.
  • National level Finalist in the Spring Robinson/Mahogany Red Literature Prize 2019
  • State level 3rd prize winner in the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest 2019.
  • Work selected for reading at the Jersey City Writers "Survival is Insufficient Series" based on the National Book Award Finalist.
  • Work selected for reading at the "Overcoming limitation" series by the Jersey City Writers sponsored by the Jersey City council of Arts.
  • Poetry reading at the NAMI ( National Alliance for Mental Illness) Annual awards and Luncheon program 2019.
  • Poetry reading at the Rooftop series at the Department of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) as part of the Jersey City Poetry Festival.
  • Anthology selected to be featured in the Poets House Summer Showcase in Manhatten, NY.

 

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Convulsions, written by Megha Sood

Convulsions, written by Megha Sood and performed for Overcoming Limitations!

Posted by Jersey City Writers on Monday, June 10, 2019

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Kavek Akbar, Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein, Edgar Allen Poe, Sylvia Plath, Ilya Kaminsky, Jericho Brown, Walt Whitman, Alexander McCall Smith, Paulo Cohelo, David Sedaris, David Mitchie, Tracy Smith, Natasha Tretheway, Ruskin Bond, Rumi.
What I'm reading now: 
Deaf Republic by Ilya Kamisnsky, The Tradition by Jericho Brown, Collection by Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
South Asian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English, Hindi
Born in: 
Naya Nangal, India
India
Raised in: 
Delhi,India
India
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Last update: Jul 12, 2019