Urban Haiku and More Book Party at Wyld Chyld

URBAN HAIKU AND MORE
Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other
Unrhymed Tercet Poetry

From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID



URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7

BOOK PARTY

Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 to 10 P.M.
Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Cafe
1708 Sunrise Highway Merrick, NY 11566 
With poet, Douglas G. Swezey 
Free Admission – Open Mic- 
Hosted by Peter V. Dugan




http://wyldchyldstudios.com/

email: pattiekake@earthlink.net
http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com
http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com
http://myspace.com/pattiekake8
http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Urban Haiku and More at The Bowery Poetry Club

URBAN HAIKU AND MORE
Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other
Unrhymed Tercet Poetry

From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID



URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
saddle-stitched chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7

BOOK PARTY


Sunday, October 17 at 4 P.M.
The Beat Hour with George Wallace
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery off Bleecker
Lower East Side, NYC
with poets David Lawton/Mankh
$6 admission
Open Mic
Hosted by George Wallace


Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 P.M. to 10 P.M.
Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café
1708 Sunrise Highway
Merrick, NY 11566
Free – Open Mic
Hosted by Peter V. Dugan


Tuesday, November 2 at 7 P.M.
Perch Café
365 Fifth Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-788-2830
Free admission $5 Minimum Food/Drink
Open mic
With featured poet, Cindy Hochman

email: pattiekake@earthlink.net
http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com
http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com
http://myspace.com/pattiekake8
http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

7th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem

7th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010 • 2 ~ 6 pm
Bowery Poetry Club


Brevitas honors Emily Dickinson as Historical Guest Poet for her divine role as Patron Saint of the Short Poem
• a selection of Emily’s poems will be read by poet and performer Shelley Miller
• a screening of “Emily Dickinson – Her True Self” by Flash Rosenberg, produced by the Lower Eastside Girls Club


7th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010 • 2 ~ 6 pm
Bowery Poetry Club


Brevitas honors Emily Dickinson as Historical Guest Poet for her divine role as Patron Saint of the Short Poem
• a selection of Emily’s poems will be read by poet and performer Shelley Miller
• a screening of “Emily Dickinson – Her True Self” by Flash Rosenberg, produced by the Lower Eastside Girls Club

Also, a special Brevitas dedication will be made for jailed Chinese
dissident and recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo.



Brevitas is a community of invited poets who email one to two original poems (14 lines max) to the group on the 1st and the 15th of each month. This reading and book release party features each poet’s top hits for 2010.


Brevitas founders: Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin
festival host: Flash Rosenberg


Admission: $7


The Brevitas book of short poems will be presented
to all who attend.







THE FOLLOWING BREVITAS POETS WILL BE READING




D. F. August
Susan Gerardi Bello
Iris Berman
Claudia Carlson
Patricia Carragon
Gil Fagiani
Sanford Fraser
Christian Garaud
Bob Heman
Eileen Hennessy
Cindy Hochman
Judy Kamilhor
Andrew Kaufman
Susan T. Landry
Maria Lisella
Tsaurah Litzky
Georgia Luna
Sue Machlin
James McMenamin
Katrinka Moore
Jim Pignetti
Leslie Prosterman
Flash Rosenberg
Dorothea Hutton Scher
Susan Schipke
Zev Shanken
Hal Sirowitz
Ed Smith
Esther K. Smith
Richard Storm
Juanita Torrence-Thompson
John J. Trause
Alicia Vasquez
Angelo Verga
Carolyn Wells
Steve Zeitlin




Guest poets will be invited to sign up for the
Short Poem Open Mic (14 lines max).






Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker Streets)
New York City • 212-614-0505
www.bowerypoetry.com

4 Horseman Reading at Cornelia Street Cafe Sun, 10/24

4 Horseman Reading at Cornelia Street

Sunday October 24 at 6 P.M.

Hosted by Bob Quartrone

$7 Admission

Limited Open Mic

EVE PACKER
VIVIANA GRELL
CINDY HOCHMAN
LEE KOSTRINSKY
GORDON GILBERT JR.
CYNTHIA TORONTO
ROBERT GIBBONS
ELIZABETH HARRINGTON
PATRICIA CARRAGON
FRANK SIMONE
JAY CHOLLICK
RONNA LEBO
BONI JOI
LINDA LERNER

The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014

212-989-9319

BY SUBWAY
A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square. 

BY CAR

Take 7th Avenue South, turn left on Bleecker; Cornelia Street is the second turning on the left. We’re a quarter of the way down on the left hand side.

There is metered parking on the street until 10pm. After 10pm and on Sundays it’s free


http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/downstairs/Performances.asp?sdate=10/24/2010&from_cal=0

Urban Haiku and More Hits Coney Island Blog!

Hey Peeps,


Urban Haiku and More is taking off… off to Coney Island!



My three Coney Island poems are now posted on Amusing The Zillion.  Thanks to Tricia Vita, whose terrific blog, Amusing The Zillion, is about everything Coney Island – its news about deconstruction and redevelopment, and more.  Thanks to Barry Yanowitz for allowing Tricia to use his delightful photos.  His photos really describe my Brooklyn mermaids. 

ENJOY!


Pattie 🙂


http://amusingthezillion.com/2010/10/11/coney-island-mermaid-haiku-by-patricia-carragon/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Urban Haiku and More

Host of Brooklyn-Based Brownstone Poets Reading Series Gives Bedbugs, Roaches, Work, Viagra, Sex, and Subways a Haiku Twist in Her New Poetry Collection

Host of Brooklyn-Based Brownstone Poets Reading Series Gives Bedbugs, Roaches, Work, Viagra, Sex, and Subways a Haiku Twist in Her New Poetry Collection

New York, NY, October 09, 2010 –(PR.com)– Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010), by Patricia Carragon, host of the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets, explodes with wit and poignancy. Read it and let your imagination walk through each page. Search the Coney Island boardwalk for mermaids. Ride the NYC subways, thinking about your sex life. Laugh and cry about being dateless on Valentine’s Day. Learn that bedbugs and roaches can be just as funny as your beloved cat, dog, or parakeet. You don’t have to know about Kerouac and Bashô or what is a Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku or an unrhymed Tercet. This book is not just for the poet or lover of poetry. It is for the city dweller who deals with the daily grind of bedbugs, roaches, work, Viagra, sex, and subways. It will provide an outlet for laughter. It will make the reader feel that he or she is not alone during these challenging times.

Brenda J. Gannam, Member, Haiku Society of America, says, “From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. “And from Hal Sirowitz, author of Father Said, “It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra.”

Urban Haiku and More is now available at BookCourt and from Ms. Carragon at her upcoming book events:

Sunday, October 17 at 4 p.m. at The Bowery Poetry Club, – 308 Bowery, NYC 10012

Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café – 1708 Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566

Tuesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at the Perch Café – 365 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

For more information, please visit Ms. Carragon’s websites at http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ and http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com.

About the Author:

Patricia Carragon is a New York City writer and poet. Her publications include Poetz.com, Rogue Scholars, PoetsWear Prada, Best Poem, BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Chanterelle’s Notebook, Clockwise Cat, Ditch, Poetry Magazine, MOBIUS: The Poetry Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Marymark Press, and more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press). She is a member of Brevitas, a group dedicated to short poems. She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor of the annual anthology. For more information, please check out her websites: http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ and http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com.

About Fierce Grace Press:

Fierce Grace Press specializes in chapbooks – “Publishing Under the Radar.” Phil Linz is founder and editor-in-chief of Fierce Grace Press. A poet and chemist, this native New Yorker now lives near Savannah, Georgia. He edited and published an anthology, The Ice Road Poems (2007), with several popular poets from the New York area and beyond, including Ms. Carragon. His photograph of the Lower Eat Side graces the cover of Urban Haiku and More. Mr. Linz had selected Texas-born artist William L. Hayes to draw the Japanese-styled illustrations in this publication.

Urban Haiku and More
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
saddle-stitched chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7
Fierce Grace Press / 1515 Benton Blvd., #1727/ Pooler, GA 31322/ linzp@bellsouth.net

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Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and Doreen Spungin at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat 11/6 at 2:30 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:
Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and Doreen Spungin
Saturday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,
4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
email: pattiekake@earthlink.net


BIOS




Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, the appointed Suffolk County Poet Laureate for 2009 – 2011, is the founder and president of The North Sea Poetry Scene, Inc. and The North Sea Poetry Scene Press. She was nominated for Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for her book, Let Me Tell You Something. She is listed in Poets & Writers. She is also the editor of Long Island Sounds Anthology, the host of TNSPS’s Arts Forum TV Show on CH. 20 on Cablevision in Riverhead, N.Y. and the Lead Poetry Jurist for the East End Arts Council, Riverhead, N.Y. Her four chapbooks are The Bitter, The Sweet, One Woman’s Voice, Let Me Tell You Something and For Michael. Tammy is currently working on her fifth book, Chasing Clouds.


Doreen Spungin, who writes as Dd. Spungin, taught children with special needs in the New York City Schools and now serves her own special needs writing poetry. She has been published in Humanities/Aitia, Asbestos and Brave Hearts, a publication for which she writes a monthly poem. She is involved with the Long Island Poets for Darfur commemorative program anthology. Her poetry will appear in the forthcoming anthologies: Writing Outside The Lines, Long Island Sounds 2010/2011, Toward Forgiveness and Long Island Quarterly. Doreen hosts Poets In Nassau On The Hillside, first Fridays, at The Hillside Library in New Hyde Park, NY.

Behind Corneal Gates

Please check out David Morneau’s “Behind Corneal Gates.” He combined the text from my poem, “The Corneal Gates” with the text from William Shakespeare’s Sonnet no. 56. This is part of David’s new songwriting project, “Love Songs,” that pairs sonnets by William Shakespeare with contemporary poems. “Behind Corneal Gates” is the first piece from this series.

“Behind Corneal Gates” was performed at the Composer’s Voice Concert Series on Sunday, 9/26 at 1 p.m. at Jan Hus Church at 351 East 74th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. David’s music is gorgeous. The voice of the soprano, Mary Hubbell, is like an angel’s. The performance moved me to tears.

For information, please check out David’s web site for upcoming performances at:

http://www.5of4.com/love_songs/poems.html

Behind Corneal Gates by David Morneau

Sonnet 56 / William Shakespeare

Sonnet 56
Sweet love renew thy force, be it not said
Thy edge should blunter be than appetite,

Which but to-day by feeding is allayed,

Tomorrow sharpened in his former might.
So love be thou, although to-day thou fill
Thy hungry eyes, even till they wink with fulness,
To-morrow see again, and do not kill
The spirit of love, with a perpetual dulness:
Let this sad interim like the ocean be
Which parts the shore, where two contracted new,
Come daily to the banks, that when they see:

Return of love, more blest may be the view.

Or call it winter, which being full of care,
Makes summer’s welcome, thrice more wished, more rare.

The Corneal Gates / Patricia Carragon

The Corneal Gates

You keep my image

Behind corneal gates.
I look closer,
See an hourglass
Where sand becomes
An endless beach –
Where a shell lies
Like a castaway.

I pick it up,
Hear thoughts sing,
Watch notes rise
Like fire’s breath.
I ask the wind
To send this song
To where dreams live
And wait for his eyes
To open the gates.