About Patricia Carragon

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. For more information, please check out her other website at: http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/----- ---Performances http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/performances.html--- ---Publications--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/publications-of-poems-prose-and-short.html ---Series Schedule--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/series-schedule_1.html ---Bookstore--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/bookstore.html ---Poetry Corner--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/patricias-poetry-corner.html ---Online Reviews of My Books--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/online-reviews-for-patricias-books.html ---Follow Me on Goodreads--- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5771562.Patricia_Carragon ---Check Out My Author Page on--- Amazon.Comhttp://amazon.com/author/patricia.carragon ---Become My Fan on ReverbNation--- https://www.reverbnation.com/brownstonepoets ---Like My Page on FaceBook--- https://www.facebook.com/Brownstone-Poets-143560915675230/timeline/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MEOWKU is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Poets Wear Prada! Purchase Links: https://amzn.to/2MTklrO https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/meowku-patricia-carragon/1133369686?ean=9781946116215 poetswearprada.com #Amazon #newbooks 🐱🐱🐱 #books #poetry #haiku #cats ----THE BROWNSTONE POETS READING SERIES:---- Change of schedule for Brownstone Poets in 2020 due to COVID-19, all readings will be held once a month on ZOOM.

Hoboken Library Festival, Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proud to be part of the Hoboken Library Festival on Saturday, October 15 from 11 am – 4 pm in Church Square Park (across from the Library).

Thank you Ethan Galvin for inviting me. I will be bringing Angel Fire, Meowku, and Brownstone Poets 2022 anthologies to sell.

There will be booktalks and poetry readings. I’m scheduled to read at 12:20 pm.

Come and enjoy! It’s FREE!

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1154698868471458

Publication News Summer July through September 2022

Out Loud, An LGBTQ Literary Art Anthology, July 2022

Thank you Marissa Prada and Elizabeth Sophia Strauss of Read or Green Books for publishing my poems. Happy to receive my fabulous copy. Congrats to Roxanne Hoffman Jacob R. Moses Marissa Prada Elizabeth Sophia Strauss Generalissimo Bryan Franco Rusty Rose Edith Blackbird Candice Louisa Daquin and more.

Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #183 July 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my Catku. Congrats to Mary Jo Balistreri, Peggy Dugan French, Michael Lee Johnson, Judith Partin Nielsen, and more.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, July 8, 2022

Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, much gratitude for you publishing my catku. Kudos to Cathy Porter, Peggy Dugan French, Mona Bedi, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Dennis Rhodes, r. soos, and Judith Partin Nielsen

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/07/poets-cathy-porter-peggy-dugan-french.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, July 27, 2022

Again, thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku Cheers to Melanie Alberts, t. kilgore splake, Diane Webster, Jane Stuart, Kris Law, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and Nancy Dahl.

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/07/poets-melanie-alberts-t-kilgore-splake.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, September 24, 2022

And lastly, thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku Cheers to Dennis Rhodes, La-Tasha Gardener, Mary Jo Balistreri, Pawel Markiewicz, Amy Hrynchuk, Carl Mayfield, Judith Partin Nielsen, and John McDonald

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/09/poets-dennis-rhodes-la-tasha-gardener.html

The Cupcake Chronicles Jools UK Voice Over, July 28, 2022

More from Jools Voice Over on July 28. Thank you again. From The Cupcake Chronicles. Enjoy!

 to order your copy of my book:

https://amzn.to/3opSb9v

in the UK:

https://amzn.to/3sYB40d

Otoliths issue 66, southern winter, 2022

Nice surprise to see my Dada poem “man’s glass tears” in the latest issue of Otoliths. Thank you Mark Young. Congrats to Amy Barone and Peter Cherches JD Nelson. And thank you Cindy Sostchen-Hochman for suggesting this publication.

https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2022/05/patricia-carragon.html?fbclid=IwAR0Rb_2VzEDdxaP9ET2ztJ_mNsyhNlJGFeb9HG2MMIJQhkfFEp24HHzbOUk

arriving at a shore anthology (great weather for MEDIA) August 2022

Look what arrived today! I’m so honored that my poem “For All We Know” is in the latest great weather for MEDIA anthology arriving at a shore. Thank you Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton, George Wallace, Mary Slechta, and Lyndsey Ellis.Kudos to the poets: Robert Gibbons Steve Dalachinsky(Yuko) E.j. Antonio Kat Georges Linda Lerner Kofi Fosu Forson Aimee Herman Richard Loranger Puma Perl Ron Price Susan Rich Francine Witte Jack Foley Craig Kite Mario J Pagán Morales and more.

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry — Summer, 2022 Edition- August 14, 2022

Thank you Joe Maita for publishing “Solitude” and “Blue Moon” in the Summer edition of Jerry Jazz Musician. Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna, Prince A McNally Phil Linz George Held Russell DuPontClaire Andreani, et al. A wonderful assortment of Jazzy Poetry.

“Born Blue” is by the North Carolina-based artist Marsha Hammel, 

Read this amazing collection at this link below:

The Weekly Avocet, #508, August 28, 2022

Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivian, and Valerie for publishing my haiku. Kudos to Greer L. Fox, Theresa A. Cancro, Eva Marie Willis, Lynne D. Soulagnet, A. Rose Hill, Wilma Lentz, Emily-Sue Sloane, Patricia Hope, Wesley Sims, and more.

cicadas return

serenade a quiet street

crickets sing-along

cat out in left field

interrupts the game  

licking herself

mother and son

dodge park sprinkler

shadows in mist

Moonstone Press – Haiku 2022

Thank you Larry Robin for publishing my haiku. Congrats to Elizabeth Cohen and Generalissimo Bryan Franco.

Moonstone Press -Moonstone Arts The Struggle For Liberty Part 1, 2022

Thank you Larry Robin of Moonstone Press for publishing my haiku. Congrats to Ronald P. Bremner Robert Gibbons David Dephy David Lawton

New Generation Beats 2022 Anthology

Happy to be in the latest New Generation Beats Anthology. Than you Debbie Tosun Kilday. With so many friends.

Congrats to all. Julie Bolt Megha Sood Chris Bodor John Burroughs Michael Ceraolo Pilar Aranda Jane spoken poetry Dane Ince Tish Ince Poet Writer Joe Kidd Prince A McNally Generalissimo Bryan Franco Bob McNeil Larry Jaffe and more.

Clockwise Cat Re-Meow 2022

Thank you with a 1000 meows Alison Ross for publishing “2” and “eyes” in Clockwise Cat.

Meows to Cindy Sostchen-Hochman Karen Neuberg Bob Heman Heller Levinson Marie C Lecrivain Giorgia Pavlidou Jack Henry Heath Brougher Mary Newell Jeff Wright Sheila Murphy Rob Roth et al.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/67212311/clockwise-cat-re-meow

Posted by Katzenworld Blog

BOOKSMEWS

From Poets Wear Prada, Meowku by Patricia Carragon

POSTED ON  BY MARC-ANDRÉ

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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. This book is also filled with Ms. Carragon’s photography as well. Attached are a few samples of feline delight.

Excerpts from Meowku:

topaz sunlight

the storefront cat

makes eye contact

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Kerouac kitty

poems unravel

like toilet paper

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eyes of the cat witch

hypnotize her devotees

cuteness wins more treats

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

like cat’s eyes

doors to inner space

open and shut

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the singing bowl

cannot compete

with the purring cat

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shavasana

cat whiskers brushing

the human on the mat

Praise for Meowku:

Aaron Fisher, author of Black 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.

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 most recent publications include Arriving at a Shoreline Anthology (great weather for MEDIA, 2022), Bear Creek Haiku, Beat Generation Anthology 2022, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Jerry Jazz Musician, Moonstone Press, MER VOX Quarterly, Muddy River Poetry Review, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology (Red or Green Books), The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. 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.

Follow Patricia on:

https://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

https://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/patriciacarragon

Twitter @BrownstonePoets

Like Her Page on FaceBook

https://www.facebook.com/Brownstone-Poets-143560915675230

About Poets Wear Prada:

Publishing beautifully designed volumes of well-crafted poetry — and now fiction — you want to read, since October 2006 from Hoboken, New Jersey, birthplace of Frank Sinatra and professional baseball.

POETS WEAR PRADA
C/O Roxanne Hoffman
533 Bloomfield Street – 2nd Floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030
http://pwpbooks.blogspot.com

Meowku is available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3EnRNh5

$12 

In the UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Meowku-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1946116211/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3PPM69H1SB8XU&keywords=meowku&qid=1662145917&sprefix=meowku%2Cspecialty-aps%2C123&sr=8-1

£9.00

Marc-André

Marc-André

We regularly write about all things relating to cats on our Blog Katzenworld!

My partner and I are owned by five cheeky cats that get up to all kinds of mischief that of course, you’ll also be able to find out more about on our Blog

If you are interested in joining us by becoming a regular contributor/guest author do drop us a message @ info@katzenworld.co.uk .

The Poetry Club Joins 1000 Poets for Change

Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 4 p.m. on Zoom

On September 17, 2022, Saturday, at 4 P.M. E.S.T. on Zoom, Noreen Snyder is hosting 100 Thousand Poets for Change 2022 with Maxwanette A Poetess as her co-host. .

The topics are justice, peace, and sustainability.

I will be joining them before 5:30 EST

contact Noreen Snyder for the Zoom Link on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/NoreenAnnSnyder

Extension for Home Planet News Online, Now October 15!

From Frank Murphy of Home Planet News:

Dear Poets, Writers, Artist, I am sending out this email to remind everyone that the deadline for this issue is 10/15/2022. That’s an extension from the 10/1. I will do my best to get the magazine out by mid-November—and certainly by the end of November. If any poet, writer, or artist has a book coming out, and is being published in this issue, I will give the details of the publication. What I need for this is The name of the book, author, publisher, the price, and a link to where it may be purchased. Please get materials in asap because there’s still a lot of work to be done on the magazine. Stay well, Frank

Please email your submissions to Frank Murphy at:

homeplanetnews@outlook.com

The Excitement is Growing: Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Colonels Row, Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Our September features are:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

You $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Your $5 contribution counts as one attendance toward inclusion in our 2023 anthology. And will be applied towards the honorarium for our features. Donations will accepted during August and September via PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. Or in person at the festival.

Please make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

For more info about the NYC Poetry Festival please visit the festival’s website: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com

A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Please book your tickets in advance at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Looking forward to seeing you at the NYC Poetry Festival!

Facebook Invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/398230652447273?ref=newsfeed

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); 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 and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. 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.

Poets Wear Prada at Governors Island, Sunday, September 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Proud to be part of this exciting event:

From Roxanne Hoffman:

Join Poets Wear Prada at the 11th NYC Poetry Festival, from Saturday 9/10 to Sunday 9/11, on Governor’s Island. Our featured reading will be in Sunday 9/11 at 4:30pm on the new 4th Stage, The Blackbird. Jack Cooper and I are pleased to announce our lineup for this special event: our authors Talena Lachelle Queen, Cyndi Dawson, and Patricia Carragon, and our special esteemed guest, Ngoma Hill. I will be hosting. Visit www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com for more info about the festival. A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Book your tickets online at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry. #nycpoetryfestival @repoocejjj #poetswearprada #poetrycommunity #poetypublishers #poetryclubs #poetrywotkshops #slamteams #performancepoetry #spokenword #septemberhappenings #literaryevents #foryoucalender @patriciacarragon @baba_ngoma @cyndicynz2 @herbestself4440 #nycpofest @poetrysocietyny @nycpofest

Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Colonels Row, Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Our September features are:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

You $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Your $5 contribution counts as one attendance toward inclusion in our 2023 anthology. And will be applied towards the honorarium for our features. Donations will accepted during August and September via PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. Or in person at the festival.

Please make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

For more info about the NYC Poetry Festival please visit the festival’s website: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com

A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Please book your tickets in advance at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Looking forward to seeing you at the NYC Poetry Festival!

Facebook Invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/398230652447273?ref=newsfeed

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); 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 and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. 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.

Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Reminder:

Patricia Carragon's Blog: Words Give Me the Will to Write

Spend a poetic day on Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Featured readers:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

Hosted by the curator and editor-in-chief, Patricia Carragon

Your support would count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Please note:

I would like to give an honorarium to the features. Donations will be taken during August and September on PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. or in person at the festival. Your donation will count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications includeBear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly…

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Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Featured readers:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

Hosted by the curator and editor-in-chief, Patricia Carragon

Your support would count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Please note:

I would like to give an honorarium to the features. Donations will be taken during August and September on PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. or in person at the festival. Your donation will count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. 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.

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); 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 and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Information about the NYC Poetry Festival:

Visit www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com for more info about the festival. A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Book your tickets online at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.