Winter Publication News

Rimes of the Ancient Mariner Silver Tongue Devil Anthology, 2020

Pleased to be in this anthology with a gazillion of friends:

Shout outs to Phillip Giambri, Linda Kleinbub, and Anthony C. Murphy. 

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The Weekly Avocet #422, January 3, 2021
Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for publishing my catku:
by the windowkitty attacks a snowflake and loses~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

They’re Conspiring Against the Alien Buddha, Alien Buddha Press, January 13, 2021


So pleased that “A Capital Offense,” was published in Alien Buddha’s “They’re Conspiring Against the Alien Buddha.” Thanks Red Focks.  Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna, John Stickney, LB Sedlacek, et al.
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Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, Vol. XVI, #2 Fall 2020 (published January 1, 2021)
Nomaste Yuyutsu Sharma for publishing “Someone to Watch Over Me,” The Look of Love,” and “Feeling Good. Congrats to the contributors listed on the cover:



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Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:”A Capital Offense” by Patricia Carragon, January 8, 2021
Thank you, Joe Maita for spotlighting my work.

https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2021/01/a-capitol-offense-a-poem-by-patricia-carragon/~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:Poetry in the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, and a heated political season, Vol. 5

Thank you, Joe Maita for publishing my work, “send me an angel.”  Cheers to Alan YountAllison WhittenbergAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBhuwan ThapaliyaCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeCris LoganDamian HeyDana HunterDH JenkinsDiane Elayne DeesEd WersteinErren KellyJerrice BaptisteJoseph R. StellinMarianne PeelMartin ElsterMatthew BorrelliMichael KeshigianMichael L. NewellMichael Lee JohnsonMike JurkovicMillicent Borges Accardi,  Peter Gregg SlaterRalph La RosaRussell DupontSean MurphySteve PaulSusie GharibTerrance UnderwoodTheresa Gaynord
https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2021/01/poetry-in-the-era-of-covid-black-lives-matter-and-a-heated-political-season-vol-5/
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Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:Winter 2021 Edition, February 25, 2021
Thank you Joe Maita for publishing “My Funny Valentine.” Kudos to:
Allison WhittenbergAnggo GenorgaAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBarry PetersBill SiegelCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeChristopher SimsClaire AndreaniDana HunterDH JenkinsEd Colettiemory jonesErmira Mitre KokomaniErren KellyFelicia Cherneskyfrancis wolffFrank WilkesGary Judejazz poetryJerrice BaptisteJoel GlickmanJoel Jacob ToddJohn HawkinsJohn L. StanizziJohn RileyJohn StuppJoseph StellinJosie Rozelljr.Kate MacDonaldLisa FishmanMark Fogartymichael cuscunaMichael KeshigianMichael L. NewellMichael Vander DoesMike JurkovicMillicent Borges AccardiPaul BrownR. BremnerRalph La RosaRobert KokanRoger SingerRussell DupontSean HowardSean MurphySebastian MatthewsSteve DalachinskySteve PaulSusan YungSusandaleTam FrancisTerrance UnderwoodWayne Miller
https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2021/02/a-collection-of-jazz-poetry-winter-2021-edition/

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Bear Creek Haiku, Monday, January 25, 2021

Thank you Ayaza Daryl Nielsen for the catku publications.  Kudos to

Mary Jo Balistreri, r. soos, Rochelle Cohen, Robert Penn Warren, Rachael Ikins, Chris Helvey, Kitty Kali, Linda Amos, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and Carl Mayfield!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/01/poets-mary-jo-balistreri-r-soos.html

Bear Creek Haiku, #169, January 2021
Grateful to have a batch of haiku published in this issue. Shout outs to Jo Balistreri and Rachel Ikins, and more.

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First Literary Review-East, January 2021
Thanks to Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg for accepting “a sparrow sings.”
Kudos to Jim Pignetti, Jon Wesick, Jeff Santosuosso, Jan Garden Castro, Mike Graves, Bill Yarrow, et al. 
http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/
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Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, January 27, 2021
Thanks Mankh for honoring my haiku:January mistthe snowplowgathers rust~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Right Hand Pointing Haiku- On the Nail, Haiku 2021

Thank you Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco and Dale Wisely for publishing my haiku in Right Hand Pointing
Congrats to  Anannya Dasgupta, Andrée Gendron, Cherie Hunter Day, David Gale, Erica GossJames Eric Watkins, Jennifer Hambrick, kjmunro, Margaret Tau, Marianne Paul, Mel Goldberg, Michael GalkoMiriam SaganNoel SlobodaOlivier Schopfer,Peter Newton, Randy Brown, Rich Schilling, Michael J. Galko, Roberta Beary, Engin Gülez, Scott Metz, Scott Wiggerman Sean J. White, Shloka ShankarStella PieridesTom Bierovic, William Cullen.
https://www.issues.righthandpointing.net/haiku2021?fbclid=IwAR1AZW0hKidwK6TjjWg40zcjqL7l4tFv0bJQFuPwP5pdFmGlgnHWUBhAYOg
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Cupcake Chronicles News:

The Cupcake Chronicles Episodes I and II are listed for your entertainment on Poets Unplugged. com.  Thank you Sophia Behal.https://anchor.fm/poetsunplugged/episodes/THE-CUPCAKE-CHRONICLES-is-available-on-Amazon-I-eotg9g/a-a4bb4o8?fbclid=IwAR05YvZdqFTbama7x7JcY4KbweLfWzGgQMf5PMy8wN6qoLrIR0GmmgkuZPQ

https://anchor.fm/poetsunplugged/episodes/THE-CUPCAKE-CHRONICLES-is-available-on-Amazon-II-eotg69
Like the podcasts?  Order your copy here:
https://www.amazon.com/Cupcake-Chronicles-Patricia-Carragon/dp/0997981172/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=patricia+carragon&qid=1612646162&sr=8-6

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, February 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Bill Considine Roxanne Hoffman Thad Rutkowski

Reminder:

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, February 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Bill Considine

Roxanne Hoffman

Thad Rutkowski

Please follow directions below promptly, in advance of the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room:We’re back! On ZOOM. Our January features are William Considine, Roxanne Hoffman, and Thaddeus Rutkowksi. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.
Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/a8jpbmStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our February reading!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/762791564348263?active_tab=about

BIOS

Bill Considine writes poems and plays. His books include The Furies and Strange Coherence (both from The Operating System) and The Other Myrtle (Finishing Line Press). His full-length plays performed in 2019 include Moral Support at Medicine Show Theatre and Women’s Mysteries at Polaris North. His short verse plays seen in 2020 include Aunt Peg and the Comptometer at Bowery Poetry Club and Persephone’s Return and Odyssey’s End on Zoom from Polaris North. He is the printed matter editor and poets theater curator for Boog City and a member of the Dramatists Guild and Brevitas, a poets’ cooperative. Visit him online at www.williamconsidine.com.

Roxanne Hoffman runs the literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The IndieFeed Performance Poetry Channel Archive, Pedestal Magazine, New Verse News); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates; Soft Skull Press; It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure, Harper Perennial). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011. Their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, was published in 2018.


Thaddeus Rutkowski
is the author of seven books, most recently Tricks of Light, a poetry collection. His novel Haywire won the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s members’ choice award, and his memoir Guess and Check won an Electronic Literature award for multicultural fiction. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Carragon Books from Poets Wear Prada to Snuggle Up with During These Cold Lockdown Days

Meowku available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Meowku-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1946116211

$12 on Amazon

also at

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/meowku-patricia-carragon/1133369686?ean=9781946116215

$12 on Barnes and Noble

Some Kitty Lit:

Patricia Carragon. author of Urban Haiku and More, returns with more Haiku, this time inspired by her favorite muse, our sphinx-like companion, the CAT.

Aaron Fisher, author ofBlack Stars of Blood: The Weegee Poems (Main Street Rag Press), says,“Patricia Carragon has done something notable, writing and assembling some 30 pages of haiku about cats (hence, meowku) that are neither cute nor cloying. What they are is smart, funny, and satisfyingly complex — quite an accomplishment in seventeen syllables.”

David Dephy, a Georgian/American award-winning poet, novelist, and performer, sums it up: “These poems themselves are warm and mystical like kittens. They crawl from page to page with catlike grace as you caress them with your eyes and breath, as you stare them in the eye you become cautious like them and don’t want your silence to be disturbed by anyone while reading.”

Judy Kamilhor, author of Before the Big Bang and Cat Dreams, notes, “Enjoy a delightful romp of word play through a New York filled with mischievous cats and kittens. Accompanied by lovely photos, Patricia Carragon’s poems capture moments of city life with feline friends and sometimes foes. Who knew that this ancient Japanese forms fit modern New York life with cats so purrfectly?”

And lastly, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Editor of Bear Creek Haiku, says, “Patricia Carragon is known throughout our creative and feline worlds as “that Brooklyn girl.” The humor, noblesse, and yes, loveliness of her nationwide nurturing presence are aptly, beautifully encapsulated within these thirty-five pages of photos, haiku, and micro (yet mighty) poems. Meowku is nurturing “cattitude” we all need.

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The Cupcake Chronicles available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cupcake-Chronicles-Patricia-Carragon/dp/0997981172/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=the+cupcake+chronicles&qid=1612469826&s=books&sr=1-7

$12 on Amazon

also at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cupcake-chronicles-patricia-carragon/1127227862?ean=9780997981179

$12 on Barnes and Noble

Some delicious stories about cupcakes that come to life:

From Alison Ross,  publisher and editor of “Clockwise Cat:”It is a testament to her vivacious spirit that Patricia Carragon would think to personify cupcakes as a device to chronicle quotidian activities and as a mode to assuage the anxieties of her daily jaunts. 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.” 


Linda Lerner, author of Yes, The Ducks Were Real, says, “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 underlying madness of our ordinary lives. No reader will be able to forget holding a kitchen knife to a devil’s food cupcake topped with “pink buttercream clouds” and hearing a scream, or the sight of a “badly bitten banana nut” asking for spare change on the train.” 

 Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2018, writes, “A funny thing happened on activist/writer Patricia Carragon’s way to her favorite sweet shop: a swirling journey peopled with cupcake commuters who are wise and witty, inside a world that sometimes banishes humans in favor of those savvy cupcakes. Carragon writes with humor, deft language, and an energy that sweeps us into buttercream icing. Both participant and spectator, she’s sometimes pressed against glass looking in; other times, the cupcakes lean in and confide in her. Pay close attention to the wisdom her cupcakes impart: “We are her to look delicious and to please the sweet tooth of the human race.”: “Humans are better off as desserts.”

And Susan H. Maurer, author of Josephine Butler exclaims,”A collection of Poetry.Carragon’s cupcake capers? Read this and weep. It is a delight, and a double delight when you get to hear her read it. The fine playfulness of this book is worth three times the cover cost. Own it and get such sweetness, calorie free. “

About Patricia Carragon:

Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. She is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. She has been widely published online and in print. Her recent publications include The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry, A Gathering of the Tribes, Alien Buddha Press, Bear Creek Haiku, BigCityLit, The Café Review, Concrete Mist Press, First Literary Review-East, great weather for MEDIA, Indolent Books, Jerry Jazz Musician, Live Mag!,Madness Muse Press, Muddy River Poetry Review, Narrative Northeast, The New Verse News, Nixes Mate, North of Oxford, Panoplyzine, Paterson Literary Review, Poetrybay,Poets Wear Prada, Oddball Magazine, Orbis International Literary Journal, Redheaded Stepchild, Right Hand Pointing, Sensations Magazine, Sensitive Skin, Silver Birch Press, Stardust Haiku, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology and her poem Paris the Beautiful won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Herlatest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles, and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. Her first books of poems were Journey to the Center of My Mind from Rogue Scholars Press, followed by Urban Haiku and More from Fierce Grace Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

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Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, February 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Bill Considine Roxanne Hoffman Thad Rutkowski


Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, February 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Bill Considine

Roxanne Hoffman

Thad Rutkowski

Please follow directions below promptly, in advance of the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room:We’re back! On ZOOM. Our January features are William Considine, Roxanne Hoffman, and Thaddeus Rutkowksi. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.


Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbol

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/a8jpbm

Step 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.

Looking forward to seeing you at our February reading!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/762791564348263?active_tab=about

BIOS

Bill Considine writes poems and plays. His books include The Furies and Strange Coherence (both from The Operating System) and The Other Myrtle (Finishing Line Press). His full-length plays performed in 2019 include Moral Support at Medicine Show Theatre and Women’s Mysteries at Polaris North. His short verse plays seen in 2020 include Aunt Peg and the Comptometer at Bowery Poetry Club and Persephone’s Return and Odyssey’s End on Zoom from Polaris North. He is the printed matter editor and poets theater curator for Boog City and a member of the Dramatists Guild and Brevitas, a poets’ cooperative. Visit him online at www.williamconsidine.com.

Roxanne Hoffman runs the literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The IndieFeed Performance Poetry Channel Archive, Pedestal Magazine, New Verse News); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates; Soft Skull Press; It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure, Harper Perennial). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011. Their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, was published in 2018.


Thaddeus Rutkowski
is the author of seven books, most recently Tricks of Light, a poetry collection. His novel Haywire won the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s members’ choice award, and his memoir Guess and Check won an Electronic Literature award for multicultural fiction. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.