There’s Still Time to Order Your Copy of Innocence

There’s still time to pre-order your copy of my latest book, “Innocence,” 

                     from Finishing Line Press

Advance sales for “Innocence” is through November 25, 2016. If interested, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering a copy. Advance sales will determine my pressrun.  Book release date is January 20, 2017.

It took love and courage to persevere in my craft. It took years for my craft to develop, and I’m proud of the results. 

I want to thank my family, friends, poets, etc., Without your support, my poetry wouldn’t be what it is today.  
If anyone has any trouble ordering, “Innocence”:
Finishing Line Press is accepting checks and money orders at:
Finishing Line Press
PO Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
Please send $(cost of book) + $2.99 shipping (per copy)
By mail only: If ordering multiple copies, shipping is $2.99 for the first copy and $1.99 for each additional copy.
Innocence by Patricia Carragon

$14.99, paper

Distinguished by subtle story-telling and a deft use of words and metaphor, the poems in Patricia Carragon’s new collection, Innocence, speak to the heart and soul. Vivid backdrops include a Parisian café, the circus, a windswept city day, Coney Island, and a bar full of bird-like characters. Color and nature star in many of the poignant poems that draw on elusive love and the setback of time. The poems’ heroine rarely frets, but accepts conflict and missed connections with grace. Readers will delight in Patricia Carragon’s poems brimming with irony, imagination, and ordinary life gone amok.
—Amy Barone
Author and poet of “Kamikaze Dance”(Finishing Line Press)
With a palette full of confessional colors, and the urgency of Lady Macbeth wailing ‘Out, damned spot,’ Patricia Carragon speaks truth to childhood in a voice that is at once shocking and resonant. While the title of her book is Innocence, these lines are anything but benign. There is, however, a vital remnant of a happy fairytale that survives in Carragon’s poems: the M-A-G-I-C she sprinkles into each and every one of them, reminding us to hold fast to those treasures that give us permission to live happily ever after.
—Cindy Hochman
Editor-in-chief, First Literary Review-East
Patricia Carragon writes with acute sensibility, grace, and pith. She juggles scenes from her life and makes visible what the ‘wind has erased’. Made to feel unworthy and outcast as a child, her self-expression was admonished, and she was forced to keep within the lines. This is a beautiful book of poems about the power of imagination and a resilient spirit that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of innocence to gift us all with her creative magic.
 ––Karen Neuberg
Author, “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press)
and “Detailed Still” (Poets Wear Prada)
Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, The Yellow Chair Review, among 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). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She’s an executive Editor for Home Planet News Online.

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