Publications for Spring 2022: April through June

Djelloul Marbrook’s Prism- Invasion of Ukraine Edition, Saturday, April 2, 2022

Sad way to start Nation Poetry Month with poetry to describe the tragedy going on in my ancestral country. Thank you Richard Levine and Michael T. Young for publishing “Russians” and my haiku, “bombs cannot destroy the tiniest sunflower blue Ukrainian sky. Congrats to Beth Levin, Richard Levine, Michael T. Young, Patricia Spears Jones, Djelloul Marbrook, Al Ortolani, Bertha Rogers, Stephanie Rauschenbusch, Liz Rosenberg, Michael Simms, Joe Weil, David Vincenti, Jan Barry, Hanna Komar, Adele Kenny, Gerald Wagoner.

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry, Spring 2022 Edition

Happy to have jazz during National Poetry Month with Jerry Jazz Musician. Check out my poems, “The Way You Look Tonight” and “A Cool Cat in Town” (dedicated to the late steve dalachinsky).

Congrats to the poets in this edition:

Alan YountAmy BaroneAnthony WardAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBernard SaintByron BeynonCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine PerkinsCorey BarksdaleDan BrownDan FranchDana HunterDH JenkinsDouglas ColeEd Colettiemory jonesErmira Mitre KokomaniErren KellyFreddingtongene hydegeorge heldGerald RyanGloria KrolakHardarshan Singh ValiaHarriet RibotIsabel Whitejazz poetryJean FinebergJeffrey HolmanJessica Lee McMillanJoel Jacob ToddLaura TriggM.G. StephensMarianne PeelMark Fogartymartha pattersonMary K O’MelvenyMeisha SynnottMichael L. NewellMichel KrugMike JurkovicMoe SeagerMolly Larson CookNamayaNesha HendersonPanagiotis PapanikolaouPaul BrownPaul JuhaszPhil LinzR. BremnerRobert MilbyRodney WoodRoger SingerRussell DupontSean DesVignesSusan AnmuthSusan YungT.W. ParrishTerrance Underwood

A Collection of Jazz Poetry — Spring, 2022 Edition

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, April 14, 2022

Happy to have my Catku to be part of Bear Creek Haiku. Thanks to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Salutations to James B. Peters, Bijay Kant Dubey, Dennis Rhodes, Mary Jo Balistreri, Patricia Carragon, Cathy Porter, r. soos, Judith Partin-Nielsen, poem inspired by a Navaho Mountain Chant,

Bear Creek Haiku Issue #181, April 2022

More good news! Happy to have my Catku to be part of Bear Creek Haiku Issue #181. Thanks to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Congrats to Mary Jo Balistreri, George Held.

Bear Creek Haiku Issue #182, May 2022

Nice pre-birthday gift! Happy to have my Ukrainian haiku and poem is part of Bear Creek Haiku Issue #182. Thanks to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Saturday, May 14, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my Ukrainian Haiku. Congrats to Oaxacan, Rochelle S. Cohen, Mona Bedi, Linda Amos, Sarah Mahina Calvello, marsupial p., James B. Peters, Robert Beveridge, r. soos, and dancing Dakar poets!

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Friday, May 20, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my catku again. Cheers to Anthony Ward, Sarah Mahina Calvello, t. kilgore splake, Linda Amos, James B. Peters, Mary Jo Balistreri, r. soos, Marsupial P., and Judith Nielsen!.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday June 5, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my catku again. Cheers to Dennis Rhodes, Pablo Picasso, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Mary Jo Balistreri, Stephen Jarrell Williams, Anthony Durham, Peggy Dugan French, t. kilgore splake, and r. soos!

Al-Khemica Poetica Blogspot, Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Happy National Poetry Month! Thank you Marie Lecrevain for publishing my jazz-inspired poem for Marlene Dietrich, “Solitude.

Poetry Super Highway’s 24th Annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Poetry Issue

Thank you Rick Lupert for accepting my haiku sequence piece, “Babyn Yar in Tears.” Congrats to Carrie Magness Radna, Betsy Mars, and Don Krieger, et al.

Waymark #18, Voices of the Valley “Peace with Honor” Spring 2022

Thanks Roger Aplon for publishing “The Barn,” in Waymark #18.

Congrats to George Wallace, Mike Jurkovic, Marina Mati, et al.

The Cupcake Chronicles Jools UK voice over May 25 @ 7 p.m. GMT and June 1 @ 7 p.m. GMT

Thank you ,Jools, UK voice over actress Is reading more from The Cupcake Chronicles and it will be up on her YouTube channel on May 25, June 1, 12, 19.

May 25th reading:

June 1st reading:

June 12 reading:

and to order your copy of my book:

in the UK:

Oddball Magazine, June 28, 2022

photo credit:

Thank you Jason Wright and Chad Parenteau for publishing my Roe v. Wade poem, “We Walk.” It also touches what may happen if we don’t stick together and fight for everyone’s rights!

Poem by Patricia Carragon


Struggle for Liberty Virtual Reading Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Required – Registration Link

Thank you Larry Robin for accepting my haiku for this anthology and will be sharing it at this event.

Kudos to David Dephy, R.Bremner, Martina McGowan, David Lawton, Robert Gibbons, Ameerah Shabazz, and more.

A Persistence of Cormorants, Sunday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Coming up Sunday, June 26 from 1 :30 p.m. to around 3:30 p.m.

at 165 Second Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Another poetry event curated by Gerald Wagoner

Four powerful poets to read by the Gowanus Canal

Free Admission

The Featured Readers:

Patricia Carragon

Roxanne Hoffman

David Francis

Megha Sood


Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Muddy River Review, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her poem, “For All We Know,” is forthcoming in the 2022 great weather for MEDIA anthology. Her fiction piece What Has to Happen Next has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem Paris the Beautiful won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. 

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 AffiliatesSoft 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.

Megha Sood is an Award-winning Asian American Poet, Editor, Author, Literary Activist from New Jersey, USA. Recipient of 2021 Poet Fellowship from MVICW ( Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing) and a National Level Winner for the 2020 Poetry Matters Project. Recipient of  “Certificate of Excellence” from Mayor, Jersey City. Associate Poetry Editor Literary Journals Mookychick(UK), Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner with “Life in Quarantine”, Stanford University. Author of Chapbook ( “My Body is Not an Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length (“My Body Lives Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress,2022). She blogs at and tweets at @meghasood16.

Born in Houston, David Francis has lived in London, Buenos Aires, and New
York.  He has produced six music albums, one of poetry, Always/Far, a chapbook
of lyrics and drawings, and Poems from Argentina (Kelsay Books).  In 2008 the
publication of his essay “Utterance and Hum: The Difference between Poem and
Song” led to a reading/lecture tour of the UK.  He has written and directed
the autobiographical films Village Folksinger (2013) and Memory Journey
(2018).  His verse and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and
anthologies.  Mr. Francis is working on his second collection.

Brownstone Poets reading for Saturday, June 25 is canceled

Due to unforeseeable situations, the Brownstone Poets reading for Saturday, June 25 is canceled. 

Please stay tuned for 
Saturday, July 30 

Alexandra Van de Kamp, Mario José Pagán Morales, Thomas Fucaloro

Anthology Reading: I Wanna Be Loved By You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Friday, June 24 at 7 P.M.

Come celebrate the release of this beautiful anthology honoring a Hollywood icon at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division,

June 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bureau of General Services–Queer Division,

the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.

I will be bringing copies of my new novel “Angel Fire” and “Meowku” to the reading.

LGBTQ+ contributors will read their poems on Marilyn Monroe, as well as additional selections from their work.

Featuring editors Susana H. Case & Margo Taft Stever, & contributors Joel AllegrettiPatricia CarragonAlexander CavaluzzoRobert Anthony Gibbons, Matthew HittingerLynn Mcgee, & Bruce E. Whitacre

This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel

Safety protocol

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the days leading up to the event, we ask you to please stay home.

Please note that masks are required at all times inside The LGBT Community Center, where the Bureau is located.

Suggested donation $10 to benefit the Bureau’s work.

All are welcome to attend, with or without donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register.


SUSANA H. CASE is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Damage Done (Broadstone Books, 2022). Dead Shark on the N Train (Broadstone Books, 2020) won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press) was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka (Opole University Press). She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (

MARGO TAFT STEVER‘s latest of three full-length poetry collections are Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), which was shortlisted and received honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, and The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022. Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). She is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Bioethics Department of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Stever also teaches a poetry workshop at Children’s Village, a residential school for at-risk children and adolescents. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (


JOEL ALLEGRETTI is the author of, most recently, Platypus (NYQ Books), a collection of poems, prose, and performance texts, and Our Dolphin (Thrice Publishing), a novella. His second book of poems, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books). The Boston Globe called Rabbit Ears “cleverly edited” and “a smart exploration of the many, many meanings of TV.” (

PATRICIA CARRAGON‘s poem Paris the Beautiful won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. Her latest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku and her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. (

ALEXANDER CAVALUZZO is an East Village-based writer and artist. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from Newsweek to Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. (

ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS, a native Floridian, came to New York City in 2007 in search of his muse Langston Hughes and found a vibrant contemporary poetry community. His first book, Close to the Tree, was published by the New York-based Three Rooms Press. He is a Cave Canem Fellow (2019–2021) and has received residencies from the Norman Mailer Foundation and the DISQUIET International Literary Program. In 2018, he completed his MFA at City College.

MATTHEW HITTINGER is the author of The Masque of Marilyn (GOSS183), The Erotic Postulate and Skin Shift, both from Sibling Rivalry Press, and the chapbooks Platos de Sal (Seven Kitchens Press), Narcissus Resists (GOSS183), and Pear Slip (Spire Press). He received his MFA from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, where he won a Hopwood Award. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, has been adapted into art songs, and in 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their eighth annual list. Hittinger lives and works in New York City. (

LYNN MCGEE‘s poetry collections include Tracks (Broadstone Books), Sober Cooking (Spuyten Duyvil), and two award-winning chapbooks: Heirloom Bulldog (Bright Hill Press) and Bonanza (Slapering Hol Press). A children’s book, Starting Over in Sunset Park, co-written by Lynn McGee and José Pelauz, was published by Tilbury House Publishers and distributed by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (

BRUCE E. WHITACRE has completed master workshops with Jericho Brown, Alex Dimitrov, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Mark Wunderlich. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and lives in Forest Hills, Queens. (

The Phoenix Reading Series, Mon, June 6, at 6:30 p.m.

I will be bringing copies of my books Meowku, Angel Fire, Urban Haiku, etc., here.

Come ye wordsmiths, bards, and lovers of spoken words to

The Phoenix Series

Swift Hibernian Lounge

34 East 4th St., New York, NY 10003

from 6 :30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hosted by Jennifer Juneau and Michael Graves

open mic

$5 donation


The theme for this week, chosen by Jennifer Juneau’s co-host Michael Graves, is:

Random Acts of Kindness

Please support the venue by ordering their delicious pub-style food to wash it down with a drink or two.


PATRICIA CARRAGON’S latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

SUSAN WEIMAN is a storyteller, writer of literary nonfiction and fiction. Her work has been published in the Paterson Literary Review, New York State Writers Institute’s Trolley, First Literary Review – East, City Lore – Places That Matter, Silver Tongue Devil Anthology and elsewhere. Her recent chapbook, Roommates was published by ParksidePoetsPress in 2021, and New York-ish was published by NoNet Press in 2018. She is working on a memoir collection and a third chapbook, Life in the Time of Covid.

DOROTHY CANTWELL has worked as an educator, actor and playwright. Active in NYC experimental theater in the 1980s, she was a founding member of Robin Epstein’s More Fire! Productions, and worked with many downtown theater artists in venues that ranged from the Performing Garage to Broadway. Dorothy returns to the stage occasionally, most recently in a Retrospective of Jeff Weiss’ Work at the Kitchen and in Bill Considine’s Persephone Returns. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poets Anthology, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, Poetrybay, Angel City Review, and River and South Review.