Molly Peacock and Dean Kostos at Tillies of Brooklyn Tues 2/15

Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Molly Peacock and Dean Kostos
Tuesday, February 15

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m. – We must be out by 9 p.m.

Tillies of Brooklyn
248 DeKalb Ave. (corner of Vanderbilt and DeKalb)
Brooklyn, NY 11205 Phone # (718) 783-6140

Take the J, R or Q trains to DeKalb Avenue, the C to Lafayette, the G to Clinton/Washington
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Limited Open Mic – one poem (3-minute limit)

Curated by Patricia Carragon emails:

Dean Kostos
Dean Kostos’s books include: Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma, and Celestial Rust. He co-edited Mama’s Boy and edited Pomegranate Seeds. His poems have appeared in Western Humanities Review, Boulevard, Southwest Review, Chelsea, Stand Magazine, on Oprah Winfrey’s Web site, and elsewhere. His literary criticism has appeared on the Harvard UP Web site, in The American Book Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at The City University of New York, Wesleyan, and has served as literary judge for Columbia University’s Gold Crown Awards.

Molly Peacock

Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems, both published by W.W. Norton and Company (US and UK) and McClelland and Stewart (Canada). Her poems have appeared in leading literary journals such as  The TLS,  New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Paris Review, as well as in numerous anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Poetry and The Oxford Book of American Poetry. She is the Series Editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English and the Poetry Editor of the Literary Review of Canada. She serves on the Graduate Faculty of the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, published in Canada by McClelland and Stewart, in the US and the UK by Bloomsbury, and in Australia by Scribe Books.
She is now working on a book-length poem called, AlphabeTique:  the Lives of the Letters as Written by T.

The Cupcake Chronicles #4 is Up and Running on Symmetry Pebbles, A New, Edgy Online Journal from the UK

Here comes the bride and groom cupcakes.  A delicious spoof on what sometimes might happen at a wedding. Cupcake Chronicles #4 is up and running in the January 29 edition of Symmetry Pebbles, a new, edgy online journal from the UK. 

Summit, submit!  
Send to editor, Richard Thomas, no more than three poems, along with a short bio to Please put your name and email address on each poem.

Giant Rose Parade Along Snow York’s Park Avenue

I was surprised yesterday to see this awesome stainless steel and fiberglass garden along Park Avenue from 57th Street and up.   Past the slush and snow mounds, I was able to snap some photos of these delightful specimens.  They remind me of decorative cupcakes dusted with confectioner’s sugar.  What a nice contrast against the snow!  I hope this means that spring will be debuting soon in Snow York.  The roses will stick around through May. Three cheers to artist, Will Ryman, for his whimsical artwork.  And I just love that Lady Bug on top.
Check out this video on NY 1:

Love Happens on Saturday, February 12 at 2 p.m.


Saturday, February 12 from 2 to 5:30ish p.m.

Matthew Anish, Patricia Carragon, Barbara Liss

and Cassandra O’Neil

The New York Poetry Forum
Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’ & Airmen’s Club
283 Lexington Avenue (between East 36th & 37th Sts)
Open Mic
$3 for Members, $4 for Non-members
Hosted by Daniel Fernandez


Hizzoner schleps in the snow (photo from the New York Post’s web site)
OMG -The Bloomberg Haiku Quartet, which I read at the Bowery Poetry Club on New Year’s Day, is now on Vimeo.  It was posted by OPEN CITY.

Way too funny! 


Pattie 🙂

Patricia Carragon from Open City on Vimeo.

Pattie at the Bowery Poetry Club (photo taken by Linda Lerner)

Another International Publication

Pleased to have my two poems, Joy and The Room,  published in Istanbul, Turkey in the latest issue of içnepaldekiler, Issue #14 November – December  2010  ISSN 1308-2574

Namaste to Pali Canon and Mustafa Suphi.  Their work is also in this issue.

Urban Haiku and More Available at St. Mark’s Bookshop

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 Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other Unrhymed Tercet Poetry may have sold out at Brooklyn’s BookCourt,

but… it’s now available in Manhattan at

St. Mark’s Bookshop

31 Third Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets

New York, NY 10003

212 – 260-7853

6 Train at Astor Place and the N/R Trains at Broadway and 8th Street

by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA

Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Sweta Srivastava Vikram on Tuesday, January 18

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Sweta Srivastava Vikram 
Tuesday, January 18

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m. – We must be out by 9 p.m.

Tillies of Brooklyn
248 DeKalb Ave. (corner of Vanderbilt and DeKalb)
Brooklyn, NY 11205 Phone # (718) 783-6140

Take the J, R or Q trains to DeKalb Avenue, the C to Lafayette, the G to Clinton/Washington
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Limited Open Mic – one poem (3-minute limit)

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:

Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator.
He was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press) and A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. 
Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram
Sweta Srivastava Vikram (, a 2010 Pushcart-nominee, is the author of two chapbooks of poetry from Modern History Press: Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors and Because All Is Not Lost and co-author of two poetry collections from Cyberwit: Whispering Woes of Ganges & Zambezi and Not All Birds Sing (upcoming). Niyogi Books will publish her first fiction Novel, Perfectly Untraditional in 2011. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in literary journals, online publications, and anthologies across three continents and six countries. Sweta has held artist residencies, done readings, and taught creative writing workshops across the globe. She was short-listed for the Unisun Poetry Prize and was offered a part scholarship for a workshop with VONA. She is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in New York City with her husband. Follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) and Facebook (