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Some excerpts from various blurbs:
Tasty diary entries mingle humor and contemplative musings in a way that not only tantalizes the tongue but stimulates all of the sensory receptors, as her imagery erupts from the page to entice one’s very soul.”
— Alison Ross, publisher and editor of “Clockwise Cat”
Ms. Carragon has whipped up a batter of metaphor, mysticism. and whimsy, sprinkled with the right words, layered with meaning, baked to perfection and topped with a sweet frosting of fable.
— Peter V. Dugan, Nassau County Poet Laureate 2016- 2018
The Cupcake Chronicles is an imaginative fable that explores what would happen if your afternoon treat were to suddenly come to life.
— Francine Witte, author of Not All Fires Burn The Same
The fine playfulness of this book is worth three times the cover cost. Own it and get such sweetness, calorie free.
— Susan H. Maurer, author of Josephine Butler: A Collection of Poetry
What begins as a normal work day changes for Carragon when she sees “cupcakes — the size of hobbits — parading the halls” of her office. From that point on, humanoid confections take over her life — and — ours in this allegorical tale depicting the underlining madness of our ordinary lives.
— Linda Lerner, author of Yes, the Ducks Were Real”
Carragon writes with humor, deft language, and an energy that sweeps us into buttercream icing. . . Pay close attention to the wisdom her cupcakes impart: “We are here to look delicious and to please the sweet tooth of the human race” ; “Humans are better off as desserts.”
— Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate 2015 – 2018
The Cupcake Chronicles Paperback – October 13, 2017
by Patricia Carragon (Author)
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About the Author
Brooklynite Patricia Carragon, a lover of buttercream frosting, all things chocolate, cute cuddly kitties, and everything pink and girly, is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005), Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010), andInnocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) When she’s not cooking up some magic in her kitchen, you’ll most likely find her carting a tray of baked treats to a poetry reading. A frequently featured writer on the New York City poetry circuit, she also hosts her own monthly Brooklyn-based reading series, Brownstone Poets. She is Editor-in-Chief for the annual anthology of the same name.
Her poetry and flash fiction have been published in numerous anthologies; the most recent arePalabras Luminosas, Luminous Words, The 22nd Annual Alternative New Years Day Spoken Word Extravaganza Anthology (Rogue Scholars Press, 2016), One Hundred Voices, Vol. II (Centum Press, 2017), and The Mom Egg Review, Vol. #15 (New York: Half Shell Press, 2017, ed. Marjorie Tessler)
Widely published in literary journals, both print and online, her work has appeared in Allbook Books, The Avocet, BigCityLit, Bear Creek Haiku, Best Poem, Boog City, Chantarelle’s Notebook, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, First Literary Review-East, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, Maintenant, Möbius: The Poetry Magazine, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Tribe Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, Yellow Chair Review, among other places. 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.