April Publication News

April Publication News:

Sensitive Skin Magazine has posted my poem, “Dog-Daze of Summer” on April 2, 2017 for National Poetry Month. Thank you Bernard Meisler and Ron Kolm.

Read it at:

https://sensitiveskinmagazine.com/dog-daze-of-summer-patricia-carragon/

Thank You Rick Lupert of Poetry Super Highway for including my senryu for the 19th annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). This means a lot to me.

Virginia Mariposa Dale and Ron Kolm are also in this issue.

Read it at:

http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/2017/04/19th-annual-yom-hashoah-holocaust-remembrance-day-poetry-issue/#fp35

First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event

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“Little Machines Fill Their Sky” by Bob Heman

First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights

The list of readers from this anthology is growing, as well as the excitement!

Barbara Rosenthal
Bob Heman
Brenda J. Gannam
Cindy Hochman
Daniela Gioseffi
Erica Mapp
Francine Witte
Gabriel Don
James McMenamin
Karen Neuberg
Noel David Cohen
Olivia Wu
Patricia Carragon
Robert Gibbons
Rosalie Calabrese
Sarah Sarai
Steve Dalachinsky
Tina Chan
Yoko Otomo
Zev Torres

Saturday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201

718-596-5900

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St.   A, C to High St.  4, 5 to Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-four reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.

We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Bruce Weber, and pay tribute to our fellow poets Bill Pyles and Frank Simone, who recently passed away.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

Planning on the Second Event at the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope for September. Stay tuned . . . 

Dear Contributors:

you can read at both events if you like. You can read either from the anthology or both. At Park Plaza Restaurant, you can read for three to five minutes, depending on the attendance. Remember, time at the library must be kept to three minutes or less. For those contributors who have never rec’d their comp copy, you can pick it up at any Brownstone Poets reading, etc. 

Additional books on sale at the readings for $12

You can order additional books 

on Amazon.com for $17.99

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1544703740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1544703749
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

Kindle edition for $6.99

I Will Be Reading With Daniela Gioseffi at Cornelia Street Cafe

A Gentle Reminder

Patricia Carragon's Blog: Words Give Me the Will to Write

I will be reading with Daniela Gioseffi on Wed, April 19

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 YOU ARE INVITED!
Release Party for WAGING BEAUTY
Meet Author & Activist Daniela Gioseffi
Join lifetime activist and American Book Award-winning author, the editor/founder of Eco-Poetry.org, DANIELA GIOSEFFI in celebrating the launch of her new collection of poetry, Waging Beauty: As the Polar Bear Dreams of Ice, in anticipation of Earth Day.

“Visionary and powerful with tremendous vitality . . . Daniela Gioseffi is a gifted, graceful and moving writer.” — Galway Kinnell
“A vital international author, dedicated to planetary survival.” — Cecilia Ceriani, El Pais, Madrid

Several friends will be joining Ms. Gioseffi, reading selections from her new book and their own work:

Patricia Carragon     George Held     Michael T. Young
Marisa Frasca-patinella     Tantra-zawadi (emcee)
Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Time: 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Place: Cornelia Street Cafe – Downstairs Salon
29 Cornelia Street, New York, New…

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Verses Against Drug War: Reading for VOCAL & Harm Reduction

Verses Against Drug War: Reading for VOCAL & Harm Reduction
Saturday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
231 Norman Avenue #114, Brooklyn, New York 11222
$7.50 Admission

A poetry reading and meet-and-greet in Brooklyn featuring 15 NYC-based writers against the War on Drugs and its destructive effects on our bodies, our minds and our communities, and honoring Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), a wonderful grassroots organization committed to empower and help people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration with advocacy and direct services, including needle exchange services and counseling.

Proceeds from ticket sales all go to VOCAL-NY. Get your tickets NOW here at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/verses-against-drug-war-reading-for-vocal-and-harm-reduction-tickets-32398364380 before they are out. If space permits, tickets will also be sold at the door.

Before, between and after sets we would encourage all to meet, talk, engage, and facilitate collaboration with VOCAL staff, the poets, and all others involved. It is our intention to use this event as a vehicle for greater things to come that would unite passionate people towards a common goal.

Plus, food and drinks will be available.

FACEBOOK INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/771470923015678/

Lineup:

Part 1
Eytan Stern Weber
Joanna Valente
Craig Kite
Christoph Carr
Jessica Reidy
Heath Antonio

Special feature: Jawanza James Williams from VOCAL-NY

Part 2
Thomas Fucaloro
Lisa Marie Basile
Brian Sheffield
Yael Baron
Patricia Carragon
Ashley Young
Melissa Hunter Gurney
Dallas Athent

Press Release for Patricia Carragon’s Innocence from Finishing Line Press

Press Release for Patricia Carragon’s Innocence from Finishing Line Press

 

 

For Immediate Release:

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Finishing Line Press Announces the Publication of

INNOCENCE by Patricia Carragon

Georgetown, KY — April 7, 2017 — Finishing Line Press is pleased to announce the publication of Innocence, a new collection of twenty-five poems by Patricia Carragon. Innocence is about how reality burns the “cookie-cutter” expectations of childhood and the “success stories” of adulthood. In several poems, reality is the extension of unescapable nightmares—the ones that hit you in the gut. But reality is also the source for inspiration, humor, hope, dignity, and joy. Ms. Carragon’s words understand the complexities of struggle—words that many of her readers could relate to.

Patricia Carragon has the resilience to overcome obstacles—a fighter who bounces back before the ten count. Amy Barone, author of “Kamikaze Dance”(Finishing Line Press), says, “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.” Cindy Hochman, Editor-in-chief of First Literary Review-East, sums it up: “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.” And lastly, Karen Neuberg, author of “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press) and “Detailed Still”(Poets Wear Prada), says, “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.”

Brooklyn writer Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. As a child, she’d write and illustrate a make-believe newspaper. However, she wasn’t encouraged to write until the early ’90s when she wrote witty pitches for her Brunch ’n Fun social activities at St. Bartholomew’s Church. One friend encouraged her to explore her literary muse. Another friend said that her eulogy for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had poetic resonance.

Ms. Carragon is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. Her first book of poems is Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005), followed by Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Her publication credits include Allbook Books, The Avocet, BigCityLit, Bear Creek Haiku, Boog City, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, Maintenant, The Mom Egg, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Tribe Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, Yellow Chair Review, and others. She is a member of brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, and is a member of Pen Women’s Literary Workshop and Tamarind. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online.

Ms. Carragon hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Since August 2005, Brownstone Poets still continues to be a safe haven for the written and spoken word. It is an open mic reading held usually on first Saturdays with two or three guest readers.

INNOCENCE can be  ordered online at www.finishinglinepress.com or www.amazon.com

$14.99 retail, 44 pages, Finishing Line Press (March 3, 2017)

ISBN-10: 1635341523, ISBN-13: 978-163534152, First Edition

About Finishing Line Press

Finishing Line Press (www.finishinglinepress.com) is an award-winning small press publisher based in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA, which has provided an optimal outlet for poets since 1993.

CONTACTS:

Christen Kincaid, Senior Editor

Finishing Line Press

Phone: 859-514-8966

flpbookstore@aol.com

Finishingbooks@aol.com

Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

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Press Release on PRLOG.COM:

https://www.prlog.org/12631646-finishing-line-press-announces-the-publication-of-innocence-by-patricia-carragon.html

Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Saturday, May 6

at 2:30 p.m

Chocolate Waters

Chavisa Woods

@ Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


Subways:

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:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

FACEBOOK INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1909877345891126/?active_tab=about

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Bios:

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Chocolate Waters is a continuously evolving radical feminist poet and celebrant of the new power of the feminine. She began performing her work in the mid ’70s and has toured throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada. Her first three books of poetry are considered classics of the Second Wave, and her latest book, I Was A Closet Woman will be out later this year. She is currently conducting workshops for women on finding the unique truth and beauty in our poetry. Please see what she’s up to at ChocolateWaters.com and friend her on Facebook (she needs more friends!).

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Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction:  The Albino Album, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, and Things to Do when You’re Goth in the Country, which is forthcoming from Seven Stories Press in May, 2017, of which Booklist said, “ This Book is tight, intelligent, and important, and sure to secure Woods a seat in the pantheon of critical twenty-first-century voices.”

Woods has appeared at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, The Brecht Forum, The Cervantes Institute, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, and others. She was the recipient of the 2013 Cobalt Prize for fiction, a finalist (second nomination) for the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for fiction, and a recipient of the Jerome Foundation award for emerging writers in 2009.

I Will Be Reading With Daniela Gioseffi at Cornelia Street Cafe

I will be reading with Daniela Gioseffi on Wed, April 19

 

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 YOU ARE INVITED!
Release Party for WAGING BEAUTY
Meet Author & Activist Daniela Gioseffi
Join lifetime activist and American Book Award-winning author, the editor/founder of Eco-Poetry.org, DANIELA GIOSEFFI in celebrating the launch of her new collection of poetry, Waging Beauty: As the Polar Bear Dreams of Ice, in anticipation of Earth Day.

“Visionary and powerful with tremendous vitality . . . Daniela Gioseffi is a gifted, graceful and moving writer.” — Galway Kinnell
“A vital international author, dedicated to planetary survival.” — Cecilia Ceriani, El Pais, Madrid

Several friends will be joining Ms. Gioseffi, reading selections from her new book and their own work:

Patricia Carragon     George Held     Michael T. Young
Marisa Frasca-patinella     Tantra-zawadi (emcee)
Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Time: 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Place: Cornelia Street Cafe – Downstairs Salon
29 Cornelia Street, New York, New York 10014
(212) 989-9319  www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Tickets: $10 cover includes one signed copy of Waging Beauty. 
Plus $10 food/drink minimum.  (CASH ONLY, PLEASE)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/272954703149268/ or by email to roxy@poetswearprada.com

More Publication News

More Publication News:

I’m in The Weekly Avocet #222 for March 15, 2017

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the cat enjoys fresh snowfall

but the squirrel hides

under the a/c

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as the kettle boils

snowflakes slide down

             the kitchen window

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yellow snow

at the trunk of the tree

doggie’s m.o.

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Kudos to Avocet Poets:

Mike Rydock, Theresa A. Cancro, Ishika Goel, Charlene Babb Knadle, Cristina M. R. Norcross, Emily Harel, Carolyn Clark, Joe Cottonwood, Michael J. Brinkac, Torie Cooper, Charles Portolano

Check out the new issue of Home Planet News Online, Issue 4

Check out the new issue of Home Planet News Online, Issue 4
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Thank you Frank Murphy and Donald Lev
I have several items in it:
Fiction:
Fat Shirley 
Jiminy Cricket
Poetry:
The Four-Sided Box
The Far Side of My Mind
The Obscure Voice
Photography:
Action Near BAM
D Train to Coney Island
Redheaded Mermaid
Beach of Dreams
 
Kudos to Featured Poets:
Amy Barone and Cindy Hochman
Kudos to all the Contributors, whether for Book Reviews, Blogs, Fiction, Artwork, or Poetry:
Donald Lev, Frank Murphy, Bob Heman, Francine Witte, Gil Fagiani, Ron Kolm, Eve Packer, Linda Lerner, Teresa Costa, Tina Chan, Eugene Ring, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Susan Weiman, Robert Roth, Dorothy Friedman August, Margaret McCarthy, Richard Fein, Tom Oleszczuk, Maria Lisella, Austin Alexis, Iris N. Schwartz, Steve Dalachinsky, Anthony Vigorito, Ilkie Scobie, Bruce Weber, Lehrman Weichselbaum, and more.