February-March Publication News

February – March Publication News



Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot:

February 7, 2018
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
the mischievous cat
curls up on the windowsill
plans her next attack
early morning meows
outside the bedroom door
cat adoption blues
Cheers to poets Judith Partin-Nielsen, Diane Webster, Deborah H. Doolittle, Ann Christine Tabaka, Rachael Z. Ikins, Teresinka Pereira, Peggy Dugan French,  Kelly Jean White, Julie A. Dickerson, and Angelee Deodhar
February 9, 2018
squinting eyes
brownstone behind a window
optical bookshelves
glacial sunshine
Coney Island draped in ice
fingers feel the chill
bomb cyclone
hits Coney Island
snow cone boardwalk
ice winds whistle
cold air vs. radiator
snow curtains on window
Cheers to poets Jo Balistreri, Bijoy Kumar Dubey, George Held, Kelly Jean White, t.kilgore, pl. wick, and Carol Mayfield
February 10, 2018
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
50 shades of Justice
give Hell an upgrade
Karma is the new Trump
Cheers to Deborah H. Doolittle, Teresinka Pereira, Terezina Maria Moreira, Tseten Madison Sun,  t.kilgore, Ann Christine Tabaka, and Pogo.
February 28, 2018
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
children found in ash
can’t see or feel the sunlight
*duas blurred by war
*duas-Arabic: plural for dua, a prayer of supplication
slender branches
dress in white petals
April bouquets
sipping golden milk 
turmeric sunshine
on a cold March night
frozen crocuses
inside a Brooklyn garden
March lives in the fridge
Daylight saving time
jet lag in Brooklyn
is no vacation
behind my shades
afternoon sun
loss of flowers
hang stolen trust
outside my door
Cheers to Josh Medsker, O.P. Arora, Bijoy Kumar Duboy, Jules Paige, Ed, Markowski, Marc Carver, and Judith Partin-Nielsen

A collection of poetry celebrating love and jazz Jerry Jazz Musician, February 14, 2018:

“Man with a Clarinet” by Gigi Mills
Thanks to Joe Maita for selecting “Stranger on the Shore” for this collection. A shout out to Susana H. Case and R. Bremner who are also in this issue.
The Avocet, A Journal of and from Nature Winter 2018:
the cat enjoys fresh snowfall
but the squirrel hides
under the a/c
by the window
a snowflake meltdown
amuses the cat
vapor clouds 
rise from my teapot
Winter cold blues
as the kettle boils
snowflakes slide down
the kitchen window
Thank you Charles Portolano for selecting my work. Kudos to Gordon Gilbert, Fred Simpson, Charles Portolano, Rosemary Stables, D.J.Lee, Kate Marsh, Melissa C. Frentsos, Judith Lynn Sutton, John Swartz, Lynda Lambert, Jill G. Hall, David Blackey, Madison Smith,  Carol A. Alexander, Lynn P. Elwell, John Lysaght, Susanne Cottrell, Alice Morris, Carol Oberg, Cynthia d’Este, Sam Doctors,  Jim Rainy,  AM Roselli, Mike Bayles, Ray Zimmerman, Holly Ann Diane Shaw, Art Esler, Maggie Pratt, Cristina R. N. Norcross, KB Ballentine, Sara McNulty, Sheri Lindner, Vernon M. Witmer, Wesley Sims, Alexandria Economou, Father Benedict Auer, Joel Savishinsky, Julie A. Dickson, Jane Merryman, Lynne Haussler Oakes, Irene Ferraro-Sives, Marcy Wingard, Jim Rainey, Lorna Volk, Mike Rydock, Carol Winter, Kathy Kroener, Michael Escoubas, Karla Linn Merrifield, Wilma Lenz, and Carolyn Clark.
Danse Macabre Issue 113, Sky II, March 2018:
Thank you Adam Henry Carriere for publishing “What the Night Might Bring.” Shout outs to Ed Ahern, Charles Dickens, Die Gebrüder Grimm, M. R. James, Sissy Pantelis, Alexander Pope, Fabrice Poussin, Elizabeth I. Riseden, Abby Sheaffer, Aaron Simon, and Dan Zangerl.

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 latest books are "The Cupcake Chronicles" (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) and "Innocence" (Finishing Line Press, 2017). She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of brevitas, Pen Women's Literary Workshop, Women Writer's in Bloom,and Tamarind. 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:---- ---4th Saturday Readings (3rd Saturday if the 4th Saturday falls on a religious holiday). No reading in December. --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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