About Patricia

 
Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. She is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. Angel Fire is her debut novel. She has been widely published online and in print. Her recent publications include The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry, Alien Buddha Press, Bear Creek Haiku, BigCityLit, Bluepepper Blogspot, Concrete Mist Press, First Literary Review-East, Indolent Books, Jerry Jazz Musician, Live Mag!, Madness Muse Press, The New Verse News, North of Oxford, Panoplyzine, Paterson Review, Poets Wear Prada, Oddball Magazine, Orbis International Literary Journal, Silver Birch Press, Spectrum Publishing, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net and her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. Her latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles, and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. Her first book of poems is Journey to the Center of My Mind from Rogue Scholars Press, followed by Urban Haiku and More from Grace Fierce Press. She is presently working on her second novel What Hasn’t Happened Next, a music-inspired poetry manuscript Stranger on the Shore, and another cat haiku chapbook. Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets Reading Series and is editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.https://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

(Please check her publications page:

 http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/publications-of-poems-prose-and-short.html)

She’s in several anthologies:


Pa’Lante a la Luz/ Charge into the LightThe Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza (2018 Anthology Rogue Scholars Press, 2018)

The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry, Book Seven, 2018

Last Call: The Anthology of Beer, Wine, and Spirits Poetry (Concrete Wolf Press, 2018)

The Mom Egg Review, Vol. #15 (New York: Half Shell Press, 2017, ed. Marjorie Tessler) 

 One Hundred Voices, Vol. II (Centum Press, 2017)

Palabras Luminosas, Luminous Words, The 22nd Annual Alternative New Years Day Spoken Word Extravaganza Anthology (Rogue Scholars Press, 2016


Shadow of the Geode, The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoke Word/ Performance Extravaganza Anthology, edited by C.D. Johnson, Rogue Scholars Press, 2015

The Venetian Hour, Dinner with the Muse-Vol. II, edited by Evie Ivy, Ra Rays Press, 2014

Estrellas en El Fuego, The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoke Word/ Performance Extravaganza Anthology, edited by C.D. Johnson, Rogue Scholars Press, 2014


Recession Depression and Economic Reflection: Poetry of the Economic Crisis, edited by James P. Wagnr, Local Gems Press, 2014

 
Sounds of Solace, Meditative Verse, edited by Nick Hale, Local Gems Press, 2013

Retail Woes: Poetry From Both Sides of The Counter, edited by Nick Hale and Jullian Roath, Local Gems Press, 2013

 

Employees Only – The Work Book, edited by Chris Boder, Poet Plant Press, 2012

 
Writing Outside The Lines, edited by Peter V. Dugan and Tammy Nuzzo-Morgon, Wylde Syde Press, 2012
 
The Unbearables Big Book of Sex, edited by Ron Kolm, Carol Wierzbicki, Jim Feast, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Shalom Neuman, Atonomedia/Unbearable Books, 2011

The Mom Egg, Vol 9, Edited by Marjorie Tesser, Half-Shell Press, 2011

 
How Dirty Girls Get Clean: An Anthology of Wicked Woman Writes, Art and Subversive Scholarship, edited by Rene Diedrich, Art Soldier Free Press, 2011
 
The New Poetry – In Loveedited by Nicki Jones, Copeland Books, 2009

Dinner With the Muse, The Anthology of the Green Pavilion Poetry Event, edited by Evie Ivy, Ra Rays Press, 2009

 

The Best of StainVol. 1, Winter 08-09, edited by Janice Brabaw, Tangled Up In Blue, 2009

 

The Battered Suitcase, Vol. 1, Issue 5, Vagabondage Press, October 2008 

Expressions Poetry Anthology: Poets from Around the World, edited by Deborah Simpson, Lulu (Printer), 2008

 

The Hay(Na)Ku Anthology, Vol. II, edited by Jean Vengua and Mark Young, Meritage Press, 2008

 

The Spam Poetry Game: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, edited by Cecil Touchon, Ontological Museum Publications, 2008 

 

South by Southeast, Haiku and Haiku Arts, Volume 15 Number 2

 

South by Southeast, Haiku and Haiku Arts, Volume 15 Number 3

 

South by Southeast, Haiku and Haiku Arts, Volume 16 Number 3

 

The Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, South by Southeast, vol.15 #2 and #3,  

 

The Ice Road Poems, edited by Phil Linz, Fierce Grace Press, 2007

 
 
Patricia has featured at numerous venues including Bright Hill Press, Unnamable Books, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Telephone Bar, KGB Bar, the Galapagos Art Space, The Huntington Poetry Barn (Huntington, NY), The Colony Arts Center (Woodstock, NY), Robin’s Bookstore (Philadelphia, PA), Poets and Angels Reading Series (East Brunswick, NJ), The Carrozini von Buhler Gallery, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, The Cornelia Street Cafe, the Phoenix Reading Series, the Bowery Poetry Club, A Gathering of the Tribes, Bluestockings Bookstore, the Saturn Series, the Moroccan Star, Stark!!! and the Back Fence.
 

In 2006, Christine Leahy from the Park Slope Reader interviewed her. In 2008, she was interviewed by Louis Reyes Rivera on WBAI’s Perspective on September 3 with Juanita Torrence-Thompson and Vivian Warfield. Patricia and several of her “Brownstoners” (Evie Ivy, Linda Lerner, Obsidian, Richard Fein and Peter Chelnik accompanied by saxiphonist Bob Feldman) were interviewed on Anne Cammon Fiero’s Studio A Radio Series – WKCR 89.9 FM – Columbia University, which aired on December 13, 2009. Patricia was part of David Morneau’s Love Songs CD in 2013, along with Austin Alexis, Iris Berman,Ana Bozicevic, Anne Fiero, George Held, Cindy Hochman, Roxanne Hoffman, Evie Ivy, and Susan Maurer. In 2013, she was one of the 3 muses in David Francis’ indie flick, Village Folksinger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njU2DWEEu5I.
 
Since 2005, She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets, formally the Park Slope Poetry Society, at the Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and is the editor-in chief of the annual Brownstone Poets Anthology. She was one of the hosts for the SOS ABC NO RIO Sunday Open Series on the Lower East Side.  She is proud resident of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
 
For Patricia, poetry allows the imagination to guide the hand in writing down the voice from within. Poetry is a safe flight into her darkest moments and other forbidden territories with her at the controls. By using words on paper, they become puppets. Through these puppets, she can express any deep-rooted fear or desire without submitting herself to embarrassing conversation. She prefers to get things down on paper as a catharsis for the soul. These emotions and ideas, whether they are dark or light are beautified and the afterimages that they produce are rewarding and uplifting. Please share her experience and take a journey to where the intelligence of the heart can contemplate the complexities of the mind.
 
 
Patricia has featured at numerous venues including Bright Hill Press, Unnamable Books, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Telephone Bar, KGB Bar, the Galapagos Art Space, The Huntington Poetry Barn (Huntington, NY), The Colony Arts Center (Woodstock, NY), Robin’s Bookstore (Philadelphia, PA), Poets and Angels Reading Series (East Brunswick, NJ), The Carrozini von Buhler Gallery, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, The Cornelia Street Cafe, the Phoenix Reading Series, the Bowery Poetry Club, A Gathering of the Tribes, Bluestockings Bookstore, the Saturn Series, the Moroccan Star, Stark!!! and the Back Fence.
 
In 2006, Christine Leahy from the Park Slope Reader interviewed her. In 2008, she was interviewed by Louis Reyes Rivera on WBAI’s Perspective on September 3 with Juanita Torrence-Thompson and Vivian Warfield. Patricia and several of her “Brownstoners” (Evie Ivy, Linda Lerner,Obsidian, Richard Fein and Peter Chelnikaccompanied by saxiphonist Bob Feldman) were interviewed on Anne Cammon Fiero’s Studio A Radio Series – WKCR 89.9 FM – Columbia University, which aired on December 13, 2009. Patricia was part of David Morneau’s Love Songs CD in 2013, along with Austin Alexis, Iris Berman,Ana Bozicevic, Anne Fiero, George Held, Cindy Hochman, Roxanne Hoffman, Evie Ivy, and Susan Maurer. In 2013, she was one of the 3 muses in David Francis’ indie flick, Village Folksinger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njU2DWEEu5I.
 
Since 2005, She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets, formally the Park Slope Poetry Society, at the Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and is the editor-in chief of the annual Brownstone Poets Anthology. She was one of the hosts for the SOS ABC NO RIO Sunday Open Series on the Lower East Side.  She is proud resident of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
 
For Patricia, poetry allows the imagination to guide the hand in writing down the voice from within. Poetry is a safe flight into her darkest moments and other forbidden territories with her at the controls. By using words on paper, they become puppets. Through these puppets, she can express any deep-rooted fear or desire without submitting herself to embarrassing conversation. She prefers to get things down on paper as a catharsis for the soul. These emotions and ideas, whether they are dark or light are beautified and the afterimages that they produce are rewarding and uplifting. Please share her experience and take a journey to where the intelligence of the heart can contemplate the complexities of the mind.
 
 
Here’s the link below for the Brownstone Poets Broadcast on WKCR-FM Columbia University: http://annecammon.com/radio_shows Past Shows & Archives “Brownstone Poets” Sunday, December 13 from 9:00-10:00 PM Poets from the 2009 Brownstone Poets Anthology share their renegade brand of literary expression, with work from Patricia Carragon, Evie Ivy, Linda Lerner, Obsidian, Richard Fein and Peter Chelnik with Bob Feldman on sax. With music by Ravi Harris & the Prophets and composers David Claman, Robert Voisey, Stuart Hinds, Adam Caird, Mike McFerron, CDZ, Christopher Ward, David Gunn, Cindy Cox, David Shannon, Gina Bivar and Katrina Wreede. Copies of the 2007 anthologies are still available at these bookstores: The Golden Notebook @ 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY Robin’s Bookstore @ 108 S13th Street, Philadelphia, PA.
 

Bookstore

Her poems are private rites/rituals of passage that never cease questions or delving into the dark, forbidding surface of things.

~Bruce Weber, Author of POETIC JUSTICE

It’s good to see her high-powered, hard-edged poems collected in book form.

~Thaddeus Rutkowski, Author of TETCHED and ROUGHHOUSE

Journey to the Center of My Mind by Patricia Carragon (Rogue  Scholars Press 2005)
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF MY MIND by Patricia Carragon
(Rogue Scholars Press 2005) $15

Her poems are private rites/rituals of passage that never cease questions or delving into the dark, forbidding surface of things.Bruce Weber, Author of POETIC JUSTICE If you want to purchase a book, you can contact Patricia at pattiekake@earthlink.net for a discount Or you can get her book on Lulu.Com and at these bookstores: Freebird Books @ 123 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY The Bowery Poetry Club @ 308 Bowery at Bleecker Street, NYC Robin’s Bookstore @ 108 S13th Street, Philadelphia, P

Urban Haiku and More is Here!

For anyone who knows Patricia Carragon, this newest collection of short, mixed-media poems will surely delight — if not surprise. From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. If you love contemporary short verse, you’ll certainly savor these confections by a poet who is a spirited observer of the world around her and within her. –Brenda J. Gannam, Member, Haiku Society of America

Patricia Carragon hits the haiku right on the head – making it as much her form as the masters’ – Funny and deadly accurate – they stop you in your tracks – It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku – She frees up the territory – Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra – very feminine with no holds barred – very astute and timely – a great read – guaranteed to free up your notions of what a haiku can’t or can do. –Hal Sirowitz – author of Father Said

 

“Urban Haiku and More,” published by Phil Linz of Fierce Grace Press.

Cost of book: $7 

 

The Cupcake Chronicles Paperback – October 13, 2017 -$12

 
 
 

Meowku Paperback – August 18, 2019 – $12

 

“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.” — Alison Ross, publisher and editor of “Clockwise Cat”

 

Angel Fire Paperback – October 13, 2020– $12.99

 

Angel Fire is a novel, inspired by personal experiences and nightmares, that delves into the lives of three women protagonists, Sarah Kahn, Kate Robbins, and Dana Chu, living and working in New York City during the ’90s through the post- 9/11 world and the Obama election. The book is comprised of over 57,000 words, broken down into twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. The narrative contains elements of magic realism/ urban fantasy, and beyond the wry humor, there are bizarre twists involving erotic dreams, curses, cats, and paranormal visitations from a precocious ten-year-old girl named Allie, turning this story into a psychological thriller.

 
 
 
 

Sex and the City meets Stephen King in this tale of professional women making their way in contemporary New York. While they are fashionable, smart, and strong, these women face a common threat: a malevolent spirit in the form of a ten-year-old girl who visits them in dreams. What begins as a story of working, dating, and sisterhood becomes an account of a struggle to survive. Complicating matters is the appearance of a cat who is more of a familiar, or companion spirit, than a pet. Through twists and turns, and the disaster of 9/11, the stakes rise for all of the heroines, and we follow their lives with growing apprehension as we discover their fates. Carragon gives us a sharp-edged picture of people we see every day, but whose inner demons are rarely revealed.

          —Thaddeus Rutkowski

Meet Sarah, Kate, and Dana, three women struggling to forge an existence in post-9/11 New York City—a time when the city was wrought with uncertainty and ambivalence, trying to rebuild itself. Allow me to also introduce Allie, a tragic ten-year-old specter that adds a certain frisson to the proceedings by taking our protagonists to her other-worldly dimension. In Angel Fire, her debut novel, Patricia Carragon expertly crafts a tale that captures the essence of what life was like in the beginning of the new millennium. What starts out as a drama soon morphs into a supernatural thriller—an emotional roller coaster populated with fantastic characters who will stay with you for a long time. Angel Fire will keep you riveted until the last page.          

          —Peter Marra

8 thoughts on “About Patricia

  1. Dear Patricia,

    I found your page through facebook via Poets that I know. I am a poet also, a minimalist. I am also a painter who writes on paintings. I am currently working on a series of paintings of bath plug holes from around the world. I am painting the bath plug hole and then writing/painting on the canvas the place of origin. I am desperately looking for someone in New York who could send me an image of a bath plug hole from New York. Could you help me? Or do you know someone who could help? I am gathering images without traveling and so far have plug holes from Odessa, Vancouver, many European places, Cape Town, Athens and several arriving from other cities. It is a strange request I know. I will have a show and acknowledge the contributors. If you can help let me know and I would be greatly appreciative. I live in Tasmania Australia by the way. Thank you for listening. Yours Mande

  2. Hi, I wanted to thank you for the follow! Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Pictures, on the other hand, have no language barriers 😉
    Keep up the good work.
    Anna

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