Stone Soup Poetry: Brooklyn Invades Boston


I will be reading from my debut novel, “Angel Fire, “ as well as some jazz poetry:


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone’s participation.

On Wednesday June 30, poet, novelist, editor and publisher Patricia Carragon closes out June for Stone Soup.

Patricia Carragon’s 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 latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles and her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Join us this Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 859 8647 7048

Password: stonesoup

Carragon June Events

The Phoenix Reading, Sunday, June 6

Patricia Carragon, Jennifer Juneau, Open

The Phoenix Reading SeriesSunday, June 6, 2021, 6 pm

Stuyvesant Park, 2nd Avenue & 15th Street NYC, NY


Patricia Carragon’s 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 latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles and her debut novel, Angel, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Jennifer Juneau is the author of the novel ÜberChef USA (Spork Press, November 2019) and the poetry collection More Than Moon, which was a finalist in the National Poetry Series (Is A Rose Press, 2020.) Her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and has been published in the Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Journal, Evergreen Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Pank, Passages North, Rattle, Seattle Review and elsewhere. She lives and writes in New York City.
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Cultivating Voices New Books Showcase, Sunday, June 13 at 3 p.m. EST
Happy to announce that I will be reading from my debut novel, Angel Fire 🔥

Welcome to Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry for our weekly reading, this week featuring a NEW BOOKS SHOWCASE!

Cultivating Voices New Books Showcase, Sunday, Jue 13 at 3 p.m. ESTFree. . Online eventHosted by Sandy Yannone and Kim Ports Parsons

PATRICIA CARRAGONBILL FAYANGELA DRIBBENANNE WALSH DONNELLY
To register to attend LIVE in our Zoom Studio, always use the following link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvce6gpz0sGN2xjVakkXh6GNCTLhKUnste
Members also can also watch LIVE from our Facebook Group page. We are a public international, intersectional, intergenerational group of over 2,300 poets.
All are welcome to join here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/685251748906097

Angel Fire, Carragon’s Debut Novel from Alien Buddha Press

Angel Fire, Carragon’s Debut Novel from 

Alien Buddha Press, Available on Amazon.com

Cover Art by Su Polo


After years in the making, Angel Fire is now a reality. Thank you Alien Buddha Press and my copy editor, Cindy Hochman of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services, for believing in my debut novel’s value.


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.

Click on link below to redirect to the Angel Fire page:

Amazon.com

$12.99 

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 243 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1706761376
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1706761372
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Independently published (October 13, 2020)
  • Language: : English

Click here on the link below to redirect to Alien Buddha Press’ blog to read an excerpt from the book:

Alien Buddha Press Angel Fire

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.

MEOWKU is Live on Amazon, Plus, Meet The Author of MEOWKU at Brooklyn Book Festival

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MEOWKU is Live on Amazon!

Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper of Poets Wear Prada are happy to announce that Patricia Carragon‘s MEOWKU is available on Amazon.

Here’s the purchase link:https://amzn.to/2MTklrO or go to poetswearprada.com.
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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.

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  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Poets Wear Prada (August 18, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1946116211
  • ISBN-13: 978-1946116215
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces
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Come to the Brooklyn Book FestivalSunday, September 22
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Meet Patricia Carragon, the author of “Meowku,” who will be signing your copy at the Poets Wear Prada, table # 627  at the end of the park closest to Borough Hall at the corner of Joralemon and Adams Streets. 


Brooklyn Book FestivalSunday, September 22
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Come get your copy of “Meowku,” along with Ms. Carragon’s “The Cupcake Chronicles,”plus check out new releases from Robert Gibbons, Iris N. Schwartz,Bob Heman, and George Held.


Trains: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall R to Court Street R, F to Jay Street A, C to High Street

Reminder:Second Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

 

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Second Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose

Saturday, September 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

New York Public Library – Mulberry Street Branch

10 Jersey Street (b/w Mulberry St. and Lafayette St.

New York, NY  10012

212 – 966 -3424

Free Admission— LIMITED OPEN MIC 

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/300714243816090/

SUBWAYS: D, F to Bway/ Lafayette St.

4, 6 to Bleecker St.

N, R, W to Prince St.

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

author copy $8 and additional copies $10 each

non-author copies $12 each

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-eight reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.

We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet JP Howard,

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

REMINDER: First Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

REMINDER:

First Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

Leaving the Sky by Bob Heman
First Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights
Saturday, June 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY 11201
718-596-5900
Free Admission— OPEN MIC
author copy $8 and additional copies $10 each
non-author copies $12 each
SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St. A, C to High St. 4, 5 to Borough Hall
Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-eight reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.
We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet JP Howard,
This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.
Planning on events in Manhattan. Stay tuned . . .

First Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

First Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

Leaving the Sky by Bob Heman
First Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights
Saturday, June 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY 11201
718-596-5900
Free Admission— OPEN MIC
author copy $8 and additional copies $10 each
non-author copies $12 each
SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St. A, C to High St. 4, 5 to Borough Hall
Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-eight reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.
We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet JP Howard,
This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.
Planning on events at the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope and in Manhattan. Stay tuned . . .

Attention all “The Cupcake Chronicles” fans!

Attention all “The Cupcake Chronicles” fans!

If you love cupcakes and want to have your cake and eat it too, check this out at Amazon. com.

Enjoy a Baker’s Dozen of fun-filled, calorie-free cupcakes served by the bakers at Poets Wear Prada.

Order your copy at http://amzn.to/2yAYc9o

If you live in the UK,
click on http://amzn.to/2rIbFeb

“The Cupcake Chronicles,”nominated for a Pushcart Prize:

About Patricia Carragon:



Patricia Carragon is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets reading series and open mic and is Editor in Chief of its annual anthology. Her poems and stories have appeared in over one hundred publications, most recently Autonomedia, The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, Diaphanous, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Sensations, Sensitive Skin and The Yellow Chair Review, among other literary journals and anthologies. She is the author of three collections of poetry, “Journey to the Center of My Mind” (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005), “Urban Haiku and More” (Fierce Grace Press, 2010), and “Innocence” (Finishing Line Press, 2017). “The Cupcake Chronicles” is her first book of fiction.

http://amzn.to/2yAYc9o “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”

  • Ms. Carragon has whipped up a batter of metaphor, mysticism. and whimsy, sprinkled with the right words, layered with meaning, baked to perfection and topped with a sweet frosting of fable.
    — Peter V. Dugan, Nassau County Poet Laureate 2016- 2018
     
    The Cupcake Chronicles is an imaginative fable that explores what would happen if your afternoon treat were to suddenly come to life.
    — Francine Witte, author of Not All Fires Burn The Same
     
     
    The fine playfulness of this book is worth three times the cover cost. Own it and get such sweetness, calorie free.
    — Susan H. Maurer, author of Josephine Butler: A Collection of Poetry
     
    What begins as a normal work day changes for Carragon when she sees “cupcakes — the size of hobbits — parading the halls” of her office. From that point on, humanoid confections take over her life — and  — ours in this allegorical tale depicting the underlining madness of our ordinary lives.
    — Linda Lerner, author of Yes, the Ducks Were Real”
     
     
    Carragon writes with humor, deft language, and an energy that sweeps us into buttercream icing. . . Pay close attention to the wisdom her cupcakes impart: “We are here to look delicious and to please the sweet tooth of the human race” ; “Humans are better off as desserts.”
    — Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate 2015 – 2018

PEN America 2018 NEW MEMBERS NEW BOOKS

PEN America 2018 NEW MEMBERS NEW BOOKS

 YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF PEN AMERICA IN ORDER TO COME. ALL MEMBERS MUST REGISTER WITH PEN AMERICA SINCE SPACE IS LIMITED!

FRIDAY

 
 

2018 NEW MEMBERS NEW BOOKS

Come and Enjoy:
Patricia Carragon’s “Innocence” (Finishing Line Press)

and 

“The Cupcake Chronicles” (Poets Wear Prada) 
 
Will Be Part of the Celebration
Don’t miss PEN America’s 2018 New Members New Books party!
All PEN America Members are invited to gather on Friday January 19, from 6:00 – 8:00PM at the Sean Kelly Gallery, 475 Tenth Ave, NYC for this annual celebration of our newest members and the work of PEN America Members published in 2017. Hosted by John Avlon, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Saeed Jones, Alexandra Kleeman, Idra Novey, Larissa Pham, sam sax, and Jenny Zhang, the New Members New Books party will be a rousing celebration of the PEN America literary community.
PEN America Members with new books out in 2017: Submit here to have your work featured at the party.
Call 21-334-1660 for more info, especially non-members
 SUBWAYS: A, E, C, to Penn Station 34th St., 1, 2, 3 to 34th St

Give the Gift of Poetry and Cupcakes for the Holidays 


Give the Gift of Poetry and Cupcakes for the Holidays 

Books from Patricia Carragon and Brownstone Poets

on Amazon

Thank you Roxanne Hoffman for nominating “Saturday Night After Midnight, August 5, 2023” from “The Cupcake Chronicles” for the 2018 Pushcart Prize for Fiction!


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About Patricia Carragon:

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Patricia Carragon is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets reading series and open mic and is Editor in Chief of its annual anthology. Her poems and stories have appeared in over one hundred publications, most recently Autonomedia, The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, Diaphanous, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Sensations, Sensitive Skin and The Yellow Chair Review, among other literary journals and anthologies. She is the author of three collections of poetry, “Journey to the Center of My Mind” (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005), “Urban Haiku and More” (Fierce Grace Press, 2010), and “Innocence” (Finishing Line Press, 2017). “The Cupcake Chronicles” is her first book of fiction.

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    “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”

     

    Ms. Carragon has whipped up a batter of metaphor, mysticism. and whimsy, sprinkled with the right words, layered with meaning, baked to perfection and topped with a sweet frosting of fable.

    — Peter V. Dugan, Nassau County Poet Laureate 2016- 2018

    The Cupcake Chronicles is an imaginative fable that explores what would happen if your afternoon treat were to suddenly come to life.

    — Francine Witte, author of Not All Fires Burn The Same

    The fine playfulness of this book is worth three times the cover cost. Own it and get such sweetness, calorie free.

    — Susan H. Maurer, author of Josephine Butler: A Collection of Poetry

    What begins as a normal work day changes for Carragon when she sees “cupcakes — the size of hobbits — parading the halls” of her office. From that point on, humanoid confections take over her life — and  — ours in this allegorical tale depicting the underlining madness of our ordinary lives.

    — Linda Lerner, author of Yes, the Ducks Were Real”

    Carragon writes with humor, deft language, and an energy that sweeps us into buttercream icing. . . Pay close attention to the wisdom her cupcakes impart: “We are here to look delicious and to please the sweet tooth of the human race” ; “Humans are better off as desserts.”

    — Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate 2015 – 2018

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INNOCENCE

Mar 3, 2017

by Patricia Carragon

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Distinguished by subtle story-telling and a deft use of words and metaphor, the poems in Patricia Carragon’s new collection, Innocence, speak to the heart and soul. Vivid backdrops include a Parisian café, the circus, a windswept city day, Coney Island, and a bar full of bird-like characters. Color and nature star in many of the poignant poems that draw on elusive love and the setback of time. The poems’ heroine rarely frets, but accepts conflict and missed connections with grace. Readers will delight in Patricia Carragon’s poems brimming with irony, imagination, and ordinary life gone amok.

—Amy Barone, author and poet of Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press)

With a palette full of confessional colors, and the urgency of Lady Macbeth wailing ‘Out, damned spot,’ Patricia Carragon speaks truth to childhood in a voice that is at once shocking and resonant. While the title of her book is Innocence, these lines are anything but benign. There is, however, a vital remnant of a happy fairytale that survives in Carragon’s poems: the M-A-G-I-C she sprinkles into each and every one of them, reminding us to hold fast to those treasures that give us permission to live happily ever after.

—Cindy Hochman, Editor-in-chief, First Literary Review-East

Patricia Carragon writes with acute sensibility, grace, and pith. She juggles scenes from her life and makes visible what the ‘wind has erased’. Made to feel unworthy and outcast as a child, her self-expression was admonished, and she was forced to keep within the lines. This is a beautiful book of poems about the power of imagination and a resilient spirit that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of innocence to gift us all with her creative magic.

––Karen Neuberg, Author, “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press) and “Detailed Still” (Poets Wear Prada)

 

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  • Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-four reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Bruce Weber, and pay tribute to our fellow poets Bill Pyles and Frank Simone, who recently passed away.

    This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

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Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s fifty-two reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.

We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Evie Ivy, and pay tribute to our fellow poets, Cynthia Toronto and Michael Walsh, who passed away this past year.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the Borough of Kings.