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
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 https://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
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