March Publications

March Publications

Bear Creek Haiku, March 2020

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku:feline agenda  make America  purr again
snowflakes  conceptual art  on my sleeves
the Persian cat  matches the weather  camouflage in white
Valentine’s Day  I’d rather kiss your cat  than you
Valentine’s  Day  cat leaves heart-shaped poop inside your slippers
Valentine’s Day  kitty kisses smell  like tuna
Valentine’s Day  cat ladies marry  their fur babies
A shout out to Steve Austerman, Mary Jo Balistreri, Michael Ceraolo, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and more.


Concrete Mist Anthology, 2020

To Heath Brougher of Concrete Mist Anthology, (Concrete Mist Press 2020), many thanks for accepting, “Ball and Chain” and “So What.”

Kudos to poets:
Bob Heman, Michael Lee Johnson, Red Focks, Heller Levinson, Dustin Pickering, Bill Yarrow, Mary Newell, Mike Fiorito, Charles Rammelkamp, Ace Boggess, Annie Pluto, Cindy Sostchen-Hochman, Alison Ross, and others.
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The New Verse News, Sunday, March 22, 2020

Thank you James Penha for publishing “Tenderly,” Chet Baker’s haunting jazz as a backdrop for the current sadness.


Jerry Jazz Musician, Monday March 23, 2020

Honored that Joseph Maita published “Tenderly” the day after The New Verse News.


Al-Khemia Poetica, Tuesday, March 24
So honored that my short story, “What Has to Happen Next” and two of my cat photos from “Meowku are part of Marie C. Lecrivain’s  National Women’s month series. 


Oddball Magazine, Friday, March 20, 2020

Thank you Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright for publishing “Bésame Mucho.
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Home Planet News Online is taking submissions for Issue 8

Home Planet News Online is taking submissions for Issue 8

Per Frank Murphy

Submissions welcome. Home Planet News Online is an On Line Only Publication. All copyrights return to the poet, writer, artist. The submissions requirements are as follows: Submit up to 6 poems at a time.

We would prefer prose pieces that are 2000 words or less, but we will consider longer pieces by merit. We will accept no more than 2 prose pieces per writer per issue. We will consider using more than 2 pieces with the prior approval of one of the Home Planet News Editors. Artwork and photos should be sent as jpeg attachments.

Simultaneous submissions will be accepted with the understanding that we will be notified ASAP of publications in another magazine. Home Planet News Online will accept poems that have been previously published in printed magazines, journals, or chapbooks with a distribution of 500 copies or less. We will not accept poems or prose that has been accepted in an anthology or published in another online magazine. Please include contact information Submit everything in one file as a single Microsoft Word or Page document. No pdf files.
If that is not possible, just paste poems in the body of the email.

Deadline: late fall Mid-November

Cancellation of March Events Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Due to the current crisis with Coronavirus, I don’t want to put anyone in jeopardy of getting sick, and plan to cancel the Saturday, March 28th reading at Park Plaza Restaurant.

My March Madness reading at the Secret Loft on Thursday, March 26, is also canceled. Management hasn’t officially canceled it on FB, but I’ve already done it on my own FB Invite.

Please be well everyone and stay safe. This too shall pass.

Patricia ox

March Madness


Friday, March 6 

The New Feminine: 
Poetry/Flash Reading and Open Mic 

Meet and hear
the fabulous writers from Poets Wear Prada:
Patricia Carragon
Iris N. Schwartz

Chocolate Waters

Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman

Bureau of General Services / Queer Division
208 W 13th St, Rm 210 NYC 10011
from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.

$10 suggested donation or whatever you can afford!!!
plus panel discussion

Open mic 

Secret Loft  with Patricia Carragon and Joel Allegretti

Thursday, March 26 

7:30-8: Open mic sign-up
8-10: Open mic and featured readers

Secret Loft
137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

$5-8 General Admission. Details to come on Advance General admission.

Open Mic
I’m happy to announce that I will be featured at the amazing Secret Loft with Joel Allegretti.

I will be bringing copies of MEOWKU, THE CUPCAKE CHRONICLES, and INNOCENCE. 

Michael Broder, Susana H. Case, Amy Holman, Sarah Sarai, Gerd Stern at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 3/28

Five electrifying poets, Michael Broder, Susana H. Case, Amy Holman, Sarah Sarai, and Gerd Stern to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, March 28, at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights, and there’s an open mic as well. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Saturday, March 28, @ 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:

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

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – LIMITED OPEN MIC- ONE POEM PER PERSON

Curated by Patricia Carragon

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Michael Broder is the author of Drug and Disease Free (Indolent Books, 2016) and This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. Michael is founding publisher of Indolent Books, a small nonprofit press amplifying marginalized voices. He holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from NYU, and a PhD in Classics from The CUNY Graduate Center. Michael lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a backyard colony of feral cats.

Susana H. Case is the author of seven books of poetry. Dead Shark on the N Train is due out in 2020 from Broadstone Books. Drugstore Blue (Five Oaks Press) won an IPPY Award in 2019. She is also the author of five chapbooks, two of which won poetry prizes, and most recently, Body Falling, Sunday Morning, from Milk and Cake Press. Her first collection, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version by Opole University Press. Her work has appeared in Calyx, The Cortland Review, Portland Review, Potomac Review, Rattle, RHINO and many other journals. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.

Amy Holman is the author of five small press published poetry books, including Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window, reviewed as “part freak show, part searing insight”, and the 2004 Dream Horse Press chapbook winner, Wait for Me, I’m Gone, blurbed as “revelatory and grave, and light as a cloud.” She has poems Blueline, The Chiron Review, concis, Gargoyle, Milk Letter, The Westchester Review, and great weather for MEDIA’s 2019 anthology. She works freelance as a literary consultant from her home nearby the Superfunded Gowanus, and teaches poetry in view of the Hudson River. Lately, she is also a watercolorist.

Sarah Sarai is the author of That Strapless Bra in Heaven (Kelsay Books), Geographies of Soul and Taffeta (Indolent Books), and The Future Is Happy (BlazeVOX). Her poems are in Barrow Street, Boston Review, Prelude, and many other journals; and have received three Pushcart nominations and one Best-of-the-Net nomination.

Gerd Stern is a poet and multimedia artist with experience in both film and video. He has published several books of poetry including First Poems and Others (1952), Afterimage (1965), a serigraphed selection with drawings by David Weinrib, Conch Tales (1984), and a chap book Fragmeants (2002). His fourth book of poems, WhenThen, was published summer of 2018 by Ohio’s Dos Madres Press An oral history of Stern, USCO and Intermedia Foundation was published by the University of California (ROHO) Berkeley in 2002 and is available online and in hard cover.