Patricia Carragon’s Latest News




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Happy New Year to all and wish you the best of health, wealth, happiness, love, and great writing!
More Urban Haiku and More news:
Linda Lerner has written a terrific review for Urban Haiku and More.  Check it out in the latest issue of Home Planet News, No. 65, 2011. 
Urban Haiku and More by Patricia Carragon (illustrated by William L. Hays), Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA, 2010, $7.00
Here are two excerpts from the review:
“Make it new” Ezra Pound proclaimed nearly a century ago, and by implication, make it yours.  He was referring to the tradition which is and has been continually reinvented and reshaped over time, as poets find inspiration in what’s old.  This is exactly what Patricia Carragon has superbly done in this beautifully produced collection, Urban Haiku and More.
She evidences an acerbic wit  when she writes the following:, “your / MetroCard / is not his E-Zpass,”Valentine’s Day / Cupid can’t shoot straight / no wonder I’m still single” and “dry-roasted brains / teaching at universities / …academia nuts.”  She easily segues to the directly personal,  with,“Sunday morning / While people go to church / I file for unemployment;  in others  her presence is merely felt:  “a season for change / trees having a mid-life crisis / as the leave turn red” and “Chanukah candles / plastic cards max out credit / 8 days of oy.”

Publication news:

Mankh’s “Haiku du Jour” published my haiku, Prayers Cover The Earth, back on December 14 and The Year Ends on December 31.
Cheers,
Pattie 
Oy Vey!
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Published by: Patricia Carragon

Brooklyn writer and poet Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. Her publication credits include BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Mom Egg, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, and others. She is the author of "Journey to the Center of My Mind" (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and "Urban Haiku and More" (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her two books are forthcoming: "Cupcake Chronicles" from Poets Wear Prada and "Innocence" from Finishing Line Press. She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of Brevitas and Pen Women's Literary Workshop. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online. For more information, please check out her other website at: http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/----- ---Performances ---http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/performances.html--- ---Publications--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/publications-of-poems-prose-and-short.html ---Series Schedule--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/series-schedule_1.html ---Bookstore--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/bookstore.html ---Poetry Corner--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/patricias-poetry-corner.html ---Online Reviews of My Books--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/online-reviews-for-patricias-books.html ---Follow Me on Goodreads--- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5771562.Patricia_Carragon ---Check Out My Author Page on--- Amazon.Comhttp://amazon.com/author/patricia.carragon ---Become My Fan on ReverbNation--- https://www.reverbnation.com/brownstonepoets ---Like My Page on FaceBook--- https://www.facebook.com/Brownstone-Poets-143560915675230/timeline/ ----THE BROWNSTONE POETS READING SERIES:---- ---1st Saturday Readings unless another date is requested by the restaurant's owners--- --Park Plaza Restaurant --220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn, NY 11201-- - 718 – 596 – 5900--- 2:30PM--- ---$5 donation---food/drink - Open Mic--- Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street, R to Court Street, Borough Hall--- http://www.parkplazarestaurant.com/contact.html

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