About Patricia


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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:

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
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 New Poetry – In Love, edited 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 Stain, Vol. 1, Winter 08-09, edited by Janice Brabaw, Tangled Up In Blue, 2009 
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 & 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 & Haiku Arts, Volume 15 Number 2
South by Southeast, Haiku & Haiku Arts, Volume 15 Number 3
South by Southeast, Haiku & Haiku Arts, Volume 16 Number 3
The Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, South by Southeast, vol.15 #2 and #3,  
Deborah Simpson’s anthology, Expressions ( http://www.deborahsimpson.org/published-books.html
The Ice Road Poems, edited by Phil Linz, Fierce Grace Press, 2007
Patricia has featured at numerous venues including the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Telephone 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’sPerspective 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.

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.


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)
(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 

You can purchase them at:

Left Bank Books

17 8th Avenue

West Village, NY 10014

(212) 924-5638


St. Mark’s Bookshop

136 East Third Street

New York, NY 10009

(212) 260-7853

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

(718) 596-5900



2:30 P.M.

$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.


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

      1. When I get to the New York one I will send you an image of it. Have a few to do before then. Thank you. 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.

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