Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, haiku, and the borough of Brooklyn. Her publication credits include Allbook Books, The Avocet, BigCityLit, Boog City, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, Maintenant, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, and others. She is the author ofJourney to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) andUrban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada, Winter 2015. She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems. (Please check her publications page). She is the author of her first book, Journey to the Center of My Mind ( Rogue Scholars Press), which was showcased at Poet’s House in 2007.
She’s in several anthologies:
The Spam Poetry Game: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, edited by Cecil Touchon, Ontological Museum Publications, 2008
ForPartricia, 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 expressanydeep-rootedfearordesire 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 theyaredarkorlightarebeautifiedandtheafterimages that they produce are rewarding and uplifting. Please share her experience and takeajourneytowherethe intelligence of the heart can contemplate the complexities of the mind.
~Bruce Weber, Author of POETIC JUSTICE
~Thaddeus Rutkowski, Author of TETCHED and ROUGHHOUSE
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 email@example.com 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
You can purchase them at:
Left Bank Books
17 8th Avenue
West Village, NY 10014
St. Mark’s Bookshop
136 East Third Street
New York, NY 10009
or buy them in person. Find a used copy at: P.S. Bookshop 76 Front Street DUMBO, Brooklyn,NY 11201 Phone# (718) 222-3340 www.psbnyc.com
PATRICIA CARRAGON hosts and curates this Brooklyn-based Poetry Series and Open Mic.
1st Saturday Readings
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
$4 suggested donation + food/drink – Open-Mic
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street, 4 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall
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.