Brooklyn Poem in Oddball Magazine

Ira Joel Haber




Photo Credit: Ira Joel Haber


Hey Kids,

Pattie is in Oddball Magazine,

Check out my poem in the April 29, 2015 edition

Lost Weekend Via The Coney Island Bound D Train

(for David Francis)

dedicated to Brooklyn and ‪#‎DavidFrancis‬

Thx Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright…/…/29/poem-by-patricia-carragon/


Peter Blaxill, Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon at Left Bank Books, Sunday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Left Bank Books

Peter Blaxill, Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon at Left Bank Books Sun, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Phoenix Reading Series

Sunday, May 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Peter Blaxill, Rosalie Calabrese,

Patricia Carragon 


Left Bank Books

17 Eighth Avenue near West 12th Street,

Greenwich Village, NY 10023 



Hosted by Michael Graves 

$5 contribution.

Open Mic


A, C, D, E, F to 14th St.  1 to 14 St.

Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Cover by Bob Heman The Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology is Here and at Poets House!

Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Cover by Bob Heman

    The Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology 
is Here and at Poets House!






(collage cover design by Bob Heman)


Thanks to my editorial staff (Cindy Hochman, Amy Barone, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg) for their tireless teamwork in making this project happen.  Couldn’t do CreateSpace this year, but once I purchase a new MacBook, I will definitely check this out for next year’s issue with DuEwa Frazier’s guidance.

Inside this issue:
A spread dedicated to Brant Lyon
A spread dedicated to Special Guest Poet and Dancer Friend, Max Nemerovsky
A section dedicated to the memory of our beloved poet and friend, Bob Hart
Plenty of photos to delight
Poetry from the following contributors:

Alessandra Francesca                                                          

Amy Barone

Anoek Van Praag 
Austin Alexis                                                                     

Babette Albin                                                                       

Baron James Ashanti                                                            

Bernard Block                                                                      

Bill Pyles                                                                           

Bob Heman                                                                         

Brenda J. Gannam                                                               

Cindy Hochman                                                                   

David B. Austell                                                                  

David McLoghlin                                                                

Demetrius Daniel                                                                

Diane Block                                                                       

DuEwa Frazier                                                                     

Edi Holley                                                                           

Elliot Abosh                                                                                 

Elyzsabeth Ahne

Erica Mapp                                                                       

Erika Dagnino                                                                   

Ernest K. Woodley                                                                        

Evie Ivy                                                                             

Gordon Gilbert                                                                 

James McMenamin                                                             

Jane Ormerod
Jay Chollick                                                                         

John A. Todras                                                                   

John J. Trause                                                                     

Joseph Charles Rebis Jr.                                                       

Karen Neuberg                                                                    

Linda Lerner                                                                      

Linda Rothstein                                                                    

Lorraine Conlin                                                                  

Madeline Artenberg                                                             

Mary Askin-Jencsik                                                             

Mireya Pérez                                                                       

Noel David Cohen                                                                

Patricia Carragon                                                                 

Patricia Spears Jones                                                            

Phillip Giambri                                                                   

Ptr Kozlowski                                                                     

Richard Fein                                                                        

Richard Loranger                                                                 

Ron Kolm                                                                           

Rosalie Calabrese                                                                

Su Polo                                                                               

Susan H. Maurer                                                                 

Tina Chan                                                                         

William Seaton                                                                    

Yuyutsu RD Sharma                                                             

Zev Torres 


Copies will be sold at the Brownstone Poets Readings and elsewhere later this Spring.

$7 at the Brownstone Poets Readings.

$8 outside the Brownstone Poets Readings.

Bookstore news to come!

Anthology readings to come in the Fall.

*Will be mailing copies to contributors who still didn’t get their comp copies for 2013 and 2014 later in May.  Sorry to be behind due to my crazy hours at my former job, heavy duty foot surgery and recovery, and a bad winter.

Some good news: Starting in May, I will be doing temp work.  🙂

Come see the Brownstone Poets Anthology and other awesome publications at the Annual Showcase at Poets House.
Date and Time:

June 25, 2015 (6 P.M.)

Event Location:

Kray Hall


Free and open to the public
Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry.  It is an honor to have the Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology displayed at Poets House.

Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY 10282
(212) 431-7920
Poets House Directions

SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace.
BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit:
FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders
from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway
and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry
Terminal at the World Financial Center and

walk north to River Terrace.






More Avocet News

av2a More Avocet News






Hi Poets and Friends

Pleased to have more Avocet news to share (I’m behind on listing due to my heavy schedule of the Brownstone anthology publishing and other matters):

1- The Weekly Avocet #115, February 25, 2015

I share space with George Held, Joan Vullo Obergh, Karla Linn Merrifield, Leslie Mills, Linda Taylor, Maggie Westland, Mac Greene, Charles Portolano.

against blue-gray sky

featherlike branches

wait for snow

2- The Weekly Avocet #122, April 15, 2015

I share space with Judy Wucherer, Irene Frick, Joan Kantor, Ellen Pickus, Joan Higuchi, Karla Linn Merrifield, Jean Moody, Charles Portolano.

outside Brooklyn homes

            silent roars from stone lions

                      April winds growl and hiss

3- The Avocet A Journal of Nature Poetry, Spring 2015

I share space with Tom Oleszczuk, Bill Carpenter, Carol A. Amato, Mac Greene, Michael Stone, Peter Leverich, M.C. Little, Charles Portolano, and more.

March morning

             -bright sky

                        -winter breeze


behind iron gates

            an ornamental cat rests            

                        casting its shadow


                                    on a garden rock

                                                nearby houses protected

                                                            by concrete lions


outside my window

oak trees too distant

to get personal

Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea,  Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:
Davidson Garrett

George Held

Claudia Serea

Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900


Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street

4 or  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon





nymagazine Davidson Garrett









Davidson Garrett trained for the theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from The City College of New York. He is the author of the poetry and prose collection, King Lear of the Taxi and two chapbooks, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems, and Southern Low Protestant Departure. In June 2014, he was awarded 1st Place in Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Contest sponsored by Amulet Poetry Magazine. His spoken word play, Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen, was published in 2015 by the performance arts journal Nerve Lantern.


George Held 2015







George Held publishes regularly both online and in print, in such journals as Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, String Poet, and Xanadu. His work has been included in three dozen anthologies and has received 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, and Garrison Keillor read one of George’s poems on A Writer’s Almanac. His recent books include Neighbors 3: The Water Critters (2015), animal poems for children, illustrated by Joung Un Kim, and Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems (2014), which Kirkus Reviews calls “strong . . . a closely observed collection on nature and environmentalism.”


Claudia Serea









Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A four-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, forthcoming), and Nothing Important Happened Today (Boradstone Books, forthcoming). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ, and is the co-founder and translations editor of The National Translation Month. More at