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The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Events

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The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Events

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from

Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope

Saturday, January 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201
Limited Open Mic

Free Admission — limited open mic

SUBWAYS: 2 or 3 to Clark St., A or C to High St., 4 or 5 to Borough Hall

www.hop.stop.com/

Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope

267 Seventh Ave.

Park Slope, NY 11215

Free Admission — NO OPEN MIC unless time permits!

SUBWAYS: F or G to Seventh Ave., D, R, N to 9th St.
www.hop.stop.com/


Richard Levine and Michael T. Young at Cafe Dada Tues, 11/20 at 7 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Park Slope

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Richard Levine and Michael T. Young




Tuesday, November 20
 
Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.

Café Dada

57 Seventh Ave. (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217(718) 622-2800Subways:  2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza

B or Q to Seventh Avenue

F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)

R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk. 

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + food/beverage – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

Bios:

Richard Levine is author of That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, Snapshots from a Battle, and most recently, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (Bright Hill Press, 2012).    A poem from the book, In a Blue Wood, was an Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day feature during National Poetry month.  In 2011, his poem “Believe This” was featured in former Poet Laureate Ted Kosser’s column, “American Life in Poetry”.  A retired teacher, he spends most days working to block hydro-fracking in New York State.



Michael T. Young has published three collections of poetry: Transcriptions of Daylight, Because the Wind Has Questions and Living in the Counterpoint.  His next full-length collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, will be published in 2013 by Black Coffee Press.  He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a William Stafford Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Fogged Clarity, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Potomac Review, The Raintown Review, and The Same.  His work is forthcoming in the anthologies The Bug Book and In the Black/In the Red


Patricia Carragon Has A Jewish Memoir

Just heard that my six-word memoir, “I’d prefer more gelt than guilt,” has been published in Smith Magazine’s Six-word Memoirs on Jewish Life

For more details on the book, go to the link below:


http://www.smithmag.net/books/


Token Entry Release Party @ Manitoba’s, Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m.

I will be one of the readers who will be celebrating the release of TOKEN ENTRY: New York Subway Poems (2012, Smalls Press, Gerry LaFemina, editor) along with many of the contributor poets. There will be a viewing of some of the Subway Series poem movies, and of course, the variety of Manitoba’s good drinks. So come on down and party!


Manitoba’s
99 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

 

Sunday, April 15

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


(212) 982-2511

http://www.manitobas.com/


Subways:


L to 1st Avenue


F to 2nd Avenue


Congrats to the following contributors:


Cheryl Dumesnil
Tom C Hunley
Sebastian Matthews
David Wojahn
C.K. Williams
George Guida
George Wallace
Meredith Trede
Michael Waters
Hilary Sideris
Allen C. Fischer
Richard Fein
Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Alicia Ostriker
Anita Ytuarte Oelkers
Phillip Fried
Alessandra Lynch
Joseph O. Legaspi
Amy Lemmon
Rachel Zucker
Cynthia Toronto
Suzanne Parker
Illene Starger
Chase Twichell
Anne Pierson Wiese
Melinda Thomsen
Stephan Massimilla
Maria Terrone
Quitman Marshall
Stefanie Lipsey
Colette Inez
Aaron Smith
Ravi Shankar
Sybil Kollar
Myron Ernst
Maureen Seaton
Lee Kostrinsky
Susana H. Case
J. Allyn Rosser
Carl Rosenstock
Patrick Philips
Miranda Field
Elaine Sexton
Denise Duhamel
Daniela Gioseffi
Jeffrey McDaniel
Judy Kamilhior
Rosalie Calabrese
Phillip Dacey
Michele Battiste
George Held
Timothy Liu
Andrey Gritsman
Malena Morling
Joey Nicoletti
Monique Ferrell
Christine Timm
Frank Murphy
Vivian Shipley
Allison Joseph
Natalie Safir
Patricia Carragon
John Brehm
Edward Hirsch
Carly Sachs
Laura McCollough
Richard Levine
Joel Allegretti
Dean Kostos
Amy Holman
Billy Collins
Hayan Charara
Angelo Verga
Charles Bernstein
Sharon Balter
Rhina P. Espaillat
Cornelius Eady
Elizabeth Dolan
L.S. Asekoff
Jared Smith
Claude McKay
Paul Blackburn
Muriel Rukeyser
Grace Paley
Hart Crane
Langston Hughes
Maxwell Bodenheim










Three Rooms Press: Maintenant 6 and the Fifth Annual NYC Dada Poetry and Art Salon

 

 

I am happy to be part of Maintenant 6 and one of the many featured readers at the Fifth Annual NYC Dada Poetry and Art Salon.




From Three Rooms Press:

Three Rooms Press and Son of a Pony present:
The Fifth Annual NYC Dada Poetry and Art Salon
Friday, March 16
Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $7


Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker and 
W. 4th St.)

Subways: E, A, C, F, M, D to West 4th Street   
1 to Christopher Street



Featured Dada performers include:
–NY Dada’s JOANIE FRITZ ZOSIKE and 
LOIS KAGAN MINGUS
–Dada Daddy PETER CARLAFTES
–Romanian Dada descendent VALERY OISTEANU
–Underground Comic Book Artist MIKE DIANA 
with CITY SCUM SHOT
–LA Dada’s CYNTHIA TORONTO
–NJ Dada’s JOHN J. TRAUSE
–and surprise guests


It’s back! And better than ever: The fifth annual Dada Poetry and Art Salon, with Dada hostess KAT GEORGES! This year’s theme: Declare Art on War!

Wear your favorite Dada fashion, thrill to the excitement of the strangest, most hard-hitting Dada performances ever, and enjoy Dada-inspired poetry read LIVE! from the latest edition of Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art* (Three Rooms Press, 130 pages, 2012).


Featured guest poets include Dada superstar boxer/poet Arthur Cravan, brought back to life for this special event. Plus Live Dada Twitter, and performances by underground comic book artist Mike Diana with Steven Retchard, NY Dada’s Joanie Hieger Zosike & Lois Kagan Mingus, NJ Dada’s John J. Trause, Romanian Dada descendent Valery Oisteanu, LA Dada’s Cynthia Toronto, Dada Daddy Peter Carlaftes, and surprise guests!


Plus: new videos, book giveaways and more. The first 20 people will receive a free copy of the hot-off-the-press Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Literature and Art (inspired by Arthur Cravan‘s early 20th Century Maintenant ’zine–the first ’zine EVER!).


Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $7 which includes (naturally) a free drink! Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com).


Reservations and additional information: threeroomspress@mac.com


Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art is the fifth edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. This issue, edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges, includes bold poetry, cutting-edge visual art, essays and word art from Neo-Dadaists worldwide, including: Roger Conover, Mina Loy, Jerome Rothenberg, Giovanni Fontana, Fork Burke, Paolo Pelosini, Constantin Xenakis, Vittore Baroni, George Wallace, Scott Wannberg, Duska Vrhovac, Bart Verburg, Mike Mollett and more than 100 other artists. Color cover, with interior black and white text and images. It is now archived in the MOMA library.


The original Dada movement peaked from 1916-1922, primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature.


The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology News

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE 2012 ANTHOLOGY ARE NOW CLOSED!!!

A labor of love now being brought together with the help of my team of assistant editors, Cindy Hochman, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg.  Kudos to all three!  Without their help and guidance, this anthology would not have been possible.

Congrats to the contributors (the features from last year and  the poets who came to support the Brownstone Poets venues), who will be getting their comp copy by late April 2012:

AMY HOLMAN
AUSTIN ALEXIS
BARBARA HANTMAN
BERNARD BLOCK
BOB HEMAN
BRANT LYON
BRENDA J. GANNAM
CAROLYN OTA
CINDY HOCHMAN
DAVID LAWTON
DEAN KOSTOS
DEBORAH HAUSER
DONNA HUNT
DUBBLEX
ELIZABETH HARRINGTON
ELLIOT ABOSH
ELYZSABETH AHNE
ERNEST KYLE WOODLEY
EVIE IVY
G.E. SCHWARTZ
GAIL FISHMAN GERWIN
GEORGE SPENCER
GREGORY VINCENT ST. THOMASINO
IRIS BERMAN
JACOB VICTORINE
JAMES MCMENAMIN
JEFFREY CYPHERS WRIGHT
JOHN A. TODRAS
JOSEPH CHARLES REBIS, JR.
JOY LEFTOW
JUDY KAMILHOR
KAREN NEUBERG
KATHERINE A. HOGAN
KATHRYN M. FAZIO
LAURA BOSS
LINDA CARTER BROWN
LINDA LERNER
LINDA ROTHSTEIN
MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK
MATTHEW ANISH
MAX NEMEROVSKY
MINDY LEVOKOVE
MIREYA PEREZ
MOLLY PEACOCK
PATRICIA CARRAGON
PETER MARRA
RICHARD FEIN
RICHARD MARX WEINRAUB
SHONDA BUCHANAN
SWETA SRIVASTAVA VIKRAM
TANTRA-ZAWADI
TINA CHAN
TOM OLESZCZUK
VALERIE CONTI
VELEZ MOORE
VICKI IORIO
VIRGINIA CRAWFORD
YUYUTSU RD SHARMA
ZEV SHANKEN
ZEV TORRES


The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology is Here!

The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology is Here!
A labor of love brought together with the help of my team of assistant editors, Cindy Hochman, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg.  Kudos to all three!  Without their help and guidance, this beautiful anthology would not have been possible.
Copies will be sold at the readings for $6.
Stay tuned for the Annual Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading, hopefully, to be held in September.  Location to come, as well as details to come . . .
Will bring copies to Poets House for the Annual Showcase.  Details to come . . .
Congrats to the contributors (the features from last year and  the poets who came to support the Brownstone Poets venues), who will be getting their comp copy:
                                                                   
ELYZSABETH AHNE
BABETTE ALBIN
Austin Alexis
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein
IRIS BERMAN
JANICE BRABAW
DANIEL BROWN
PATRICIA CARRAGON
MITCH CORBER
steve dalachinsky
FRED DASIG
GEORGE DICKERSON
DAVID ELSASSER
THOMAS FUCALORO
BRENDA J. GANNAM
DAVIDSON GARRETT
KAT GEORGES
GORDON GILBERT, Jr.
ALLAN DAVID GOLDSCHMIDT
RUSS GREEN
BOB HART
BOB HEMAN
R. NEMO HILL
CINDY HOCHMAN
MATTHEW HUPERT
eVIE IVY
Ice Gayle Johnson
TED JONATHAN
APRIL Mignon JONES
PAMELA L. LASKIN
QUINCY r. LEHR
LINDA LERNER
RICHARD LEVINE
HELLER LEVINSON
MARIA LISELLA
GEORGIA LUNA
BRANT LYON
MIKE MARCELLINO
JAMES MCMENAMIN
Max Nemerovsky
KAREN NEUBERG
CAROL NOVACK
D. NURKSE
Tom Oleszczuk
JANE ORMEROD
mireya perez
ELLEN POBER RITTBERG
JOSEPH CHARLES REBIS, JR.
BARBARA Reiher-Meyers
SUSANNA RICH
LINDA ROTHSTEIN
SCOTT RUMMLER
Thaddeus RUTKOWSKI
SUSAN SCUTTI
SAVONNA SMITH
GEORGE SPENCER
Dd. SPUNGIN
JOHN A. TODRAS
ZEV TORRES
JOHN J. TRAUSE
BARRY WALLENSTEIN
BRUCE WEBER
ERNEST K. WOODLEY

Urban Haiku and More at Seaburn Bookstore in Astoria

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. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID
Urban Haiku and More Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other Unrhymed Tercet Poetry may have sold out at Brooklyn’s BookCourt,

                                                                                                                                                             
but… it’s now available in Queens at 

Seaburn Bookstore
33-18 Broadway
 Astoria, NY – 11106

www.seaburn.com

718 – 267-7929

Subways:
N/W/Q to Broadway or the R/M to Steinway Street



  and in Manhattan at

St. Mark’s Bookshop

31 Third Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets

New York, NY 10003

212 – 260-7853
Subways:
6 Train at Astor Place and the N/R Trains at Broadway and 8th Street
URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7



The Mom Egg Book Launch

The Mom Egg Spring Reading and Party





Launching The Mom Egg 2011 Vol. 9






Sunday, May 15th 6-8 p.m.

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
NY, NY 10014 212-989-9319



http://www.themomegg.com/themomegg/Events.html


Friends and family welcome (readings are geared for adults).


Cost:$7 (includes free house drink)


Hosted by Marjorie Tesser

I’m happy that I’m one of the featured readers.  My Mother’s Day Haiku will be in this issue.


Featured Readers:


Kelli Stevens Kane, Jan Heller Levi, A. Kay Emmert, Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, Kelly Bargabos, Lee Schwartz, Puma Perl, Marci Ameluxen, Louise Howerow, Rachael Lynn Nevins, Katie Manning, Blueberry Morningsnow, Floyd Cheung,Briony Gylgayton, Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Janlori Goldman, Marie Gauthier, Marie Gauthier, Carol Berg, Eliana Osborn, Judy Swann, Heather Lynne Davis, Tammy Bradshaw, Nancy Vona, Nicelle Davis, Carl Palme, Rhonda Woodward, Barbara Rockman, Pauletta Hansel, Carol Dorf, Kristin Laurel, Jann Everard, Tina Traster, Sarah Cavallaro, Rosalie Calabrese, Sandra de Helen, Teresa Pfeifer,Anika Paris, Caroline A. Le Blanc, Donna Katzin, Wendy Levine DeVito, Patricia Carragon, Suzanne Kamata, Meredith Trede, Maryanne Hannan, Olga Abella, Ashley M. Nissler, Judith Skillman, Carla Carlson, Susan Morse, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Jonathan Wells, Christopher Kulakowski, Heather Haldeman, Olga Suarez, Nancy Gerber,Lois Marie Harrod, Elsbeth Wofford Tyler, A. Kay Emmert, Peter Seidman, L.B. Williams, Heather Lynne Davis, Elsa Mandelbaum, Chanell Ruth, Kristin Roedell, Eleanor Gaffney, MRB Chelko Upstate kids, Danielle Taana Smith, Liane Kupferberg Carter, Golda Solomon, Cheryl Byler Keeler, Margo Berdeshevsky, Fay Chiang, Iris Dunkle, A.M. Baker, Jennifer Edwards, Sharon Campbell, Claudia Van Gerven, Christina Thompson, Wendy Vardaman, Jacqueline Doyle, Robyn Art, Wynne Huddleston, Joanne G. Yoshida


Review for Because All Is Not Lost



Please check out my review For Sweta Srivastava Vikram’s Because All Is Not Lost on Gently Read Literature for February:


Because All Is Not Lost: Verse On Grief, published by Modern History Press (2010), is one woman’s celebration of love for those she had lost, but whose influence continues to touch her life. Ms. Vikram’s twenty poems do not dwell under the mourning veil. They speak of never-ending life in memories, hope, and inspiration, even skeptics, like myself, can appreciate and respect. The deaths of Sweta’s paternal grandfather, Dada, and her mother’s elder sister, Mausi, have deeply influenced the author and her writing. She says, I feel my Dada and Mausi’s absence every single day… But these two losses have taught me that their time had come. And that life is about celebrating those alive.
Her prose piece, A note to the biggest thief in this world, resonates with me the most. It protests against loss. Its universality of words goes beyond loss through death. It can also relate to those who have suffered from any situation beyond their control, whether human or nature related. But the message here is the same – the transcendence of suffering through hope and Sweta does it eloquently throughout, and especially in her final paragraph: 
Read more at:


http://gentlyread.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/loss-will-become-insignificant-patricia-carragon-on-sweta-srivastava-vikrams-because-all-is-not-lost/


Urban Haiku and More Available at St. Mark’s Bookshop

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. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID

Urban Haiku and More Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other Unrhymed Tercet Poetry may have sold out at Brooklyn’s BookCourt,

but… it’s now available in Manhattan at

St. Mark’s Bookshop

31 Third Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets

New York, NY 10003

212 – 260-7853

Subways:
6 Train at Astor Place and the N/R Trains at Broadway and 8th Street

URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7



Pictures from Urban Haiku and More Book Party at Wyld Chyld

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all had a grand Turkey Day and got some great bargains on Black Friday.  I’ve been so busy at work and home that I neglected my blog.   I apologize.   Anyway, here are the pictures from my fun book party for my book, URBAN HAIKU and MORE, at the Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café back on Thursday, October 28.




Enjoy!

Pattie

Ms. Carragon

Looking urbane

Douglas G. Swezey, my co-feature

Lloyd Abrams, the host

Peter V. Dugan

the poets

Doreen Spungin

Jorde Wigeland

Kaeti Wigeland

tattooed couple

Doug’s mom

Doug

Pattie and Kaeti (taken by Jorde Wigeland)

Urban Haiku Rules! (taken by Kaeti Wigeland)


November Publication News

PUBLICATIONS:

I’m very impressed by Cindy Hochman’s professionalism as the editor of the First Literary Review – East’s November issue.

Please check out my poetry at:

http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/

Also in this issue are poems by Matthew Anish, Evie Ivy, Pamela L. Laskin, John Amen, Robert Gibbons, Joshua Meander, George Spencer, Brant Lyon, Nandini Dhar, George Held,

and Lyn Lifshin

URBAN HAIKU and MORE BOOK REVIEW:

Karen Neuberg, author of DETAILED STILL, (Poets Wear Prada, 2009), wrote a review on my new book, URBAN HAIKU AND MORE, (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Check it out at Gently Read Literature at:

http://gentlyread.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/dreaming-in-haiku-karen-neuberg-on-patricia-carragons-urban-haiku/


Urban Haiku and More Book Party at Wyld Chyld

URBAN HAIKU AND MORE
Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other
Unrhymed Tercet Poetry

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. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID



URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7

BOOK PARTY

Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 to 10 P.M.
Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Cafe
1708 Sunrise Highway Merrick, NY 11566 
With poet, Douglas G. Swezey 
Free Admission – Open Mic- 
Hosted by Peter V. Dugan




http://wyldchyldstudios.com/

email: pattiekake@earthlink.net
http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com
https://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com
http://myspace.com/pattiekake8
http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712


Urban Haiku and More at The Bowery Poetry Club

URBAN HAIKU AND MORE
Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other
Unrhymed Tercet Poetry

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. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID



URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
saddle-stitched chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7

BOOK PARTY


Sunday, October 17 at 4 P.M.
The Beat Hour with George Wallace
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery off Bleecker
Lower East Side, NYC
with poets David Lawton/Mankh
$6 admission
Open Mic
Hosted by George Wallace


Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 P.M. to 10 P.M.
Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café
1708 Sunrise Highway
Merrick, NY 11566
Free – Open Mic
Hosted by Peter V. Dugan


Tuesday, November 2 at 7 P.M.
Perch Café
365 Fifth Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-788-2830
Free admission $5 Minimum Food/Drink
Open mic
With featured poet, Cindy Hochman

email: pattiekake@earthlink.net
http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com
https://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com
http://myspace.com/pattiekake8
http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Urban Haiku and More

Host of Brooklyn-Based Brownstone Poets Reading Series Gives Bedbugs, Roaches, Work, Viagra, Sex, and Subways a Haiku Twist in Her New Poetry Collection

Host of Brooklyn-Based Brownstone Poets Reading Series Gives Bedbugs, Roaches, Work, Viagra, Sex, and Subways a Haiku Twist in Her New Poetry Collection

New York, NY, October 09, 2010 –(PR.com)– Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010), by Patricia Carragon, host of the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets, explodes with wit and poignancy. Read it and let your imagination walk through each page. Search the Coney Island boardwalk for mermaids. Ride the NYC subways, thinking about your sex life. Laugh and cry about being dateless on Valentine’s Day. Learn that bedbugs and roaches can be just as funny as your beloved cat, dog, or parakeet. You don’t have to know about Kerouac and Bashô or what is a Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku or an unrhymed Tercet. This book is not just for the poet or lover of poetry. It is for the city dweller who deals with the daily grind of bedbugs, roaches, work, Viagra, sex, and subways. It will provide an outlet for laughter. It will make the reader feel that he or she is not alone during these challenging times.

Brenda J. Gannam, Member, Haiku Society of America, says, “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. “And from Hal Sirowitz, author of Father Said, “It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra.”

Urban Haiku and More is now available at BookCourt and from Ms. Carragon at her upcoming book events:

Sunday, October 17 at 4 p.m. at The Bowery Poetry Club, – 308 Bowery, NYC 10012

Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café – 1708 Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566

Tuesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at the Perch Café – 365 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

For more information, please visit Ms. Carragon’s websites at http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ and https://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com.

About the Author:

Patricia Carragon is a New York City writer and poet. Her publications include Poetz.com, Rogue Scholars, PoetsWear Prada, Best Poem, BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Chanterelle’s Notebook, Clockwise Cat, Ditch, Poetry Magazine, MOBIUS: The Poetry Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Marymark Press, and more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press). She is a member of Brevitas, a group dedicated to short poems. She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor of the annual anthology. For more information, please check out her websites: http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ and https://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com.

About Fierce Grace Press:

Fierce Grace Press specializes in chapbooks – “Publishing Under the Radar.” Phil Linz is founder and editor-in-chief of Fierce Grace Press. A poet and chemist, this native New Yorker now lives near Savannah, Georgia. He edited and published an anthology, The Ice Road Poems (2007), with several popular poets from the New York area and beyond, including Ms. Carragon. His photograph of the Lower Eat Side graces the cover of Urban Haiku and More. Mr. Linz had selected Texas-born artist William L. Hayes to draw the Japanese-styled illustrations in this publication.

Urban Haiku and More
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
saddle-stitched chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7
Fierce Grace Press / 1515 Benton Blvd., #1727/ Pooler, GA 31322/ linzp@bellsouth.net

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