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!

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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

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Publications for Spring 2022: April through June

Djelloul Marbrook’s Prism- Invasion of Ukraine Edition, Saturday, April 2, 2022

Sad way to start Nation Poetry Month with poetry to describe the tragedy going on in my ancestral country. Thank you Richard Levine and Michael T. Young for publishing “Russians” and my haiku, “bombs cannot destroy the tiniest sunflower blue Ukrainian sky. Congrats to Beth Levin, Richard Levine, Michael T. Young, Patricia Spears Jones, Djelloul Marbrook, Al Ortolani, Bertha Rogers, Stephanie Rauschenbusch, Liz Rosenberg, Michael Simms, Joe Weil, David Vincenti, Jan Barry, Hanna Komar, Adele Kenny, Gerald Wagoner.

https://djelloulmarbrook.substack.com/p/invasion-of-ukraine-2022-poems?s=w

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry, Spring 2022 Edition

Happy to have jazz during National Poetry Month with Jerry Jazz Musician. Check out my poems, “The Way You Look Tonight” and “A Cool Cat in Town” (dedicated to the late steve dalachinsky).

Congrats to the poets in this edition:

Alan YountAmy BaroneAnthony WardAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBernard SaintByron BeynonCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine PerkinsCorey BarksdaleDan BrownDan FranchDana HunterDH JenkinsDouglas ColeEd Colettiemory jonesErmira Mitre KokomaniErren KellyFreddingtongene hydegeorge heldGerald RyanGloria KrolakHardarshan Singh ValiaHarriet RibotIsabel Whitejazz poetryJean FinebergJeffrey HolmanJessica Lee McMillanJoel Jacob ToddLaura TriggM.G. StephensMarianne PeelMark Fogartymartha pattersonMary K O’MelvenyMeisha SynnottMichael L. NewellMichel KrugMike JurkovicMoe SeagerMolly Larson CookNamayaNesha HendersonPanagiotis PapanikolaouPaul BrownPaul JuhaszPhil LinzR. BremnerRobert MilbyRodney WoodRoger SingerRussell DupontSean DesVignesSusan AnmuthSusan YungT.W. ParrishTerrance Underwood

A Collection of Jazz Poetry — Spring, 2022 Edition

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, April 14, 2022

Happy to have my Catku to be part of Bear Creek Haiku. Thanks to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Salutations to James B. Peters, Bijay Kant Dubey, Dennis Rhodes, Mary Jo Balistreri, Patricia Carragon, Cathy Porter, r. soos, Judith Partin-Nielsen, poem inspired by a Navaho Mountain Chant,

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/04/poets-james-b-peters-bijay-kant-dubey.html

Bear Creek Haiku Issue #181, April 2022

More good news! Happy to have my Catku to be part of Bear Creek Haiku Issue #181. Thanks to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Congrats to Mary Jo Balistreri, George Held.

Bear Creek Haiku Issue #182, May 2022

Nice pre-birthday gift! Happy to have my Ukrainian haiku and poem is part of Bear Creek Haiku Issue #182. Thanks to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Saturday, May 14, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my Ukrainian Haiku. Congrats to Oaxacan, Rochelle S. Cohen, Mona Bedi, Linda Amos, Sarah Mahina Calvello, marsupial p., James B. Peters, Robert Beveridge, r. soos, and dancing Dakar poets!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/05/poets-patricia-carragon-oaxacan.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Friday, May 20, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my catku again. Cheers to Anthony Ward, Sarah Mahina Calvello, t. kilgore splake, Linda Amos, James B. Peters, Mary Jo Balistreri, r. soos, Marsupial P., and Judith Nielsen!.

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/05/poets-anthony-ward-sarah-mahina.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday June 5, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my catku again. Cheers to Dennis Rhodes, Pablo Picasso, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Mary Jo Balistreri, Stephen Jarrell Williams, Anthony Durham, Peggy Dugan French, t. kilgore splake, and r. soos!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/06/poets-dennis-rhodes-pablo-picasso.html

Al-Khemica Poetica Blogspot, Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Happy National Poetry Month! Thank you Marie Lecrevain for publishing my jazz-inspired poem for Marlene Dietrich, “Solitude.

https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2022/04/tuesday-april-19-2022-patricia.html?showComment=1650388416683#c132065423153783016

Poetry Super Highway’s 24th Annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Poetry Issue

Thank you Rick Lupert for accepting my haiku sequence piece, “Babyn Yar in Tears.” Congrats to Carrie Magness Radna, Betsy Mars, and Don Krieger, et al.

Waymark #18, Voices of the Valley “Peace with Honor” Spring 2022

Thanks Roger Aplon for publishing “The Barn,” in Waymark #18.

Congrats to George Wallace, Mike Jurkovic, Marina Mati, et al.

The Cupcake Chronicles Jools UK voice over May 25 @ 7 p.m. GMT and June 1 @ 7 p.m. GMT

Thank you ,Jools, UK voice over actress Is reading more from The Cupcake Chronicles and it will be up on her YouTube channel on May 25, June 1, 12, 19.

May 25th reading:

June 1st reading:

June 12 reading:

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Oddball Magazine, June 28, 2022

photo credit: Bloomberg.com

Thank you Jason Wright and Chad Parenteau for publishing my Roe v. Wade poem, “We Walk.” It also touches what may happen if we don’t stick together and fight for everyone’s rights!

Poem by Patricia Carragon https://oddballmagazine.com/poem-by-patricia-carragon-6/

Two ways to purchase Patricia Carragon’s Angel Fire


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.

Praise for Angel Fire . . .

From Peter Marra:

. . . In Angel Fire, her debut novel, Patricia Carragon expertly crafts a tale that captures the essence of what life was like in the beginning of the new millennium. What starts out as a drama soon morphs into a supernatural thriller—an emotional roller coaster populated with fantastic characters who will stay with you for a long time. Angel Fire will keep you riveted until the last page.

From Thaddeus Rutkowski:

. . . Through twists and turns, and the disaster of 9/11, the stakes rise for all of the heroines, and we follow their lives with growing apprehension as we discover their fates. Carragon gives us a sharp-edged picture of people we see every day, but whose inner demons are rarely revealed.

From Charles Rammelkamp:

. . . like nested Russian dolls, the stories are contained within other stories written by other writers, until, in a dazzling epilogue, we learn the final version of the puzzle that makes up these words. Or do we? The final sentence revives the delicious ambiguity. Patricia Carragon’s novel is an impressive construction of plot and character, particularly for those who love a gothic tale, and, more philosophically, reflections on the written word, its origins and influence.

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Two ways to purchase Angel Fire:

through Amazon or me.

Due to in-person venue cancellations, I will be posting the link to purchasing my debut novel, Angel Fire, on Amazon. Since these copies will be shipped from Amazon, they will not be signed.

If you want your signed copy from me, please send a personal message to pcarragon@gmail.com. Payment will be done on PayPal to pcarragon@gmail.com as a friend, not as a business. The cost will be $18, which includes shipping/handling. I do not charge for tax! If you don’t have PayPal, then I will accept a money order. Once the payment is done either through PayPal or money order, I will ship the book to you. Please don’t forget to give me your home address to ship the book.

Available on Amazon:

$12.99 (retail price before shipping and tax)

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

April – July 2021 Publication News


Bear Creek Haiku:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, April 14, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to 

John Grey, Don Ryan, Lisa Reynolds, Angelee Deodhar, Peggy Dugan French and Toni Morrison, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Rachael Ikins and Cato, Judith Nielsen

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/04/poets-john-grey-don-ryan-lisa-reynolds.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, May 23, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to

Keiko Izawa, Amy Hrynchuk, Kelley Jean White, Jimmy Pappas, Aftab Yusuf Shaikh, Judith Partin Nielsen, Rachael Ikins, and, Lin and Yuki…!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/05/poets-keiko-izawa-amy-hrynchuk-patricia.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, May 25, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to

Cynthia Sidrane, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Joe Sebastian, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Alan Watts, Rochelle S. Cohen, and, Cathy Porter…!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/05/poets-cynthia-sidrane-sarah-mahina.html

Bear Creek Issue #174 June 2021
Much appreciation, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my work. Shout outs to Rachael Ikins, and Michael Ceraolo.

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The Weekly Avocet:

The Weekly Avocet #440 May 9. 2021

Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivi, and Valerie for publishing my haiku

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Jerry Jazz Musician:

Miles Davis during Cannonball Adderley’s “Somethin’ Else” session, Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1958.

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Poetry Collection Inspired by Miles Davis, May 27, 2021

Please that Joseph Maita published “Blue in Green” and If I Could Write A Book.

Happy to share the space with:

Alan YountAmy BaroneAndres ChaparroAnthony WardAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBob WaltersByron BeynonCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeCharles Joseph AlbertCharlie BriceChristel RoelandtChristopher D. SimsClaire AndreaniCraig SmithD.R. JamesDavid CookeDavid DephyDavid LohreyDH JenkinsEd ColettiEdward SheehyErren Kellyfrancis wolffFrank WilkesFred JourdainFred ShawFreddingtonGary JudeHenry Denanderjazz poetryJoel Jacob ToddJohn Kendall HawkinsJohn L. StanizziJohn RileyJohn StuppJudith VaughnKathryn MacDonaldKristofer CollinsMark FogartyMartel ChapmanMichael D. AmitinMichael L. Newellmiles davisMiles Davis poetry collectionP.W. Bridgman,  Paul LoveringPhyllis WaxR. BremnerRoger SingerRussell DupontSteve DalachinskySteve PaulSusandaleTerrance UnderwoodVakseenVictor Enns

Jerry Jazz Musician, July 3, 2021

Thank you Joe Maita for taking “At Last ” as a spotlight poem.

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Danse Macabre

Pleased that my poem “Caution,” is in the June Issue 135 of Danse Macabre.  Happy to see Peter Cherches here as well.

DM 135 ~ https://dansemacabreonline.wixsite.com/neudm/copy-of-entr%C3%A9e-dm-131-1

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Acoustic Levitation, June 2021:

Happy to have my poems “Almost Blue” and “The Handekerchief” in this journal with friends, and thanks again Steve:

Dear Friends,
Thanks for your patience.Your work is posted now, and here are the live URL links.Please spread this as far and wide as possible.Yours,Steve Koenig
Poems by1/Austin Alexishttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/alexis.html
2/Patricia Carragonhttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/carrogan.html
3/Pamela Laskinhttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/laskin.html

4/David Messineohttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/messineo.html
5/Barry Wallensteinhttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/wallenstein.html

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Surviving Suicide A Collection of Poems that may Save a Life– Nirala Press

Honored to be in “Surviving Suicide,” an anthology compiled by  Dean Stalham
My poem, “Just Say I Love Him,” was selected. Available now in July!

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#300 Backstory of the Poem: Patricia Carragon’s “At Last” July, 10, 2021:

Thank you Crystal A. Cooper for this wonderful interview and insight.
http://chrisricecooper.com/300-backstory-of-the-poem-patricia-carragons-at-last/

More Publication News 2021 through March

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, February 28, 2021

Thank You Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku.  Congrats to Dennis Rhodes, Art Elser, Linda Amos, Julie A. Dickson, t. kilgore splake, r soos, Rochelle S. Cohen, Judith Partin Nielsen, and Mary Jo Balistreri!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/02/poets-dennis-rhodes-art-elser-linda.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, March 6, 2021

Thank You Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku.  Congrats to Steve Ausherman, Julie A. Dickson, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Franz Kafka, Jeanne Shannon, Rumi, Mary Jo Balistreri, Carl Mayfield, and, t. kilgore splake!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/poets-steve-ausherman-julie-dickson.html

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my catku. Congrats to John R Parsons, Jeanne Shannon, Nancy L. Dahl, Judith Partin Nielsen, Julie A. Dickson, James Penha, t. kilgore splake, and Mary Jo Balistreri!
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/poets-john-r-parsons-jeanne-shannon.html

After The Clouds, The Sun, the Alternative New Year’s Deferred Spoken Word/ Performance Extravaganza 2021 Anthology (Rogues Scholars Press)Pleased to have my poems “Paved Paradise” and Strange Fruit” in this beautiful anthology with so many stellar writers.

Al-Khemia-Poetica

Thank you Marie C. Lecrivain for honoring me for Women’s History Month: Tuesday, March 16, 2021: my poem “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You”

https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2021/03/womens-history-month-tuesday-march-16.html?fbclid=IwAR3sQMzDobdXTqsvw01WKl54L5vlnruPDxq_YHEGtrPWk0_Kn5KwZPN5VNA
Angel Fire Review by Charles Rammelkamp, Into The Void, Issue 17, Quarter Year 2020
contact Into The Void for back issues.
https://intothevoidmagazine.com/previous-issues/
Pleased to see my first review for my debut novel “Angel Fire.” Thank you Charles Rammelkamp for your excellent review in “Into The Void, Issue 17.” Thank you Heath Brougher for sending me that issue along with issue 18 and “We Are Antifa” in the FedEx box.

$12 on Amazon.com

  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 243 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1706761376
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1706761372
  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches

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https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/poets-steve-ausherman-julie-dickson.html

Winter Publication News

Rimes of the Ancient Mariner Silver Tongue Devil Anthology, 2020

Pleased to be in this anthology with a gazillion of friends:

Shout outs to Phillip Giambri, Linda Kleinbub, and Anthony C. Murphy. 

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The Weekly Avocet #422, January 3, 2021
Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for publishing my catku:
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They’re Conspiring Against the Alien Buddha, Alien Buddha Press, January 13, 2021


So pleased that “A Capital Offense,” was published in Alien Buddha’s “They’re Conspiring Against the Alien Buddha.” Thanks Red Focks.  Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna, John Stickney, LB Sedlacek, et al.
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Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, Vol. XVI, #2 Fall 2020 (published January 1, 2021)
Nomaste Yuyutsu Sharma for publishing “Someone to Watch Over Me,” The Look of Love,” and “Feeling Good. Congrats to the contributors listed on the cover:



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Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:”A Capital Offense” by Patricia Carragon, January 8, 2021
Thank you, Joe Maita for spotlighting my work.

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Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:Poetry in the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, and a heated political season, Vol. 5

Thank you, Joe Maita for publishing my work, “send me an angel.”  Cheers to Alan YountAllison WhittenbergAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBhuwan ThapaliyaCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeCris LoganDamian HeyDana HunterDH JenkinsDiane Elayne DeesEd WersteinErren KellyJerrice BaptisteJoseph R. StellinMarianne PeelMartin ElsterMatthew BorrelliMichael KeshigianMichael L. NewellMichael Lee JohnsonMike JurkovicMillicent Borges Accardi,  Peter Gregg SlaterRalph La RosaRussell DupontSean MurphySteve PaulSusie GharibTerrance UnderwoodTheresa Gaynord
https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2021/01/poetry-in-the-era-of-covid-black-lives-matter-and-a-heated-political-season-vol-5/
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Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:Winter 2021 Edition, February 25, 2021
Thank you Joe Maita for publishing “My Funny Valentine.” Kudos to:
Allison WhittenbergAnggo GenorgaAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBarry PetersBill SiegelCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeChristopher SimsClaire AndreaniDana HunterDH JenkinsEd Colettiemory jonesErmira Mitre KokomaniErren KellyFelicia Cherneskyfrancis wolffFrank WilkesGary Judejazz poetryJerrice BaptisteJoel GlickmanJoel Jacob ToddJohn HawkinsJohn L. StanizziJohn RileyJohn StuppJoseph StellinJosie Rozelljr.Kate MacDonaldLisa FishmanMark Fogartymichael cuscunaMichael KeshigianMichael L. NewellMichael Vander DoesMike JurkovicMillicent Borges AccardiPaul BrownR. BremnerRalph La RosaRobert KokanRoger SingerRussell DupontSean HowardSean MurphySebastian MatthewsSteve DalachinskySteve PaulSusan YungSusandaleTam FrancisTerrance UnderwoodWayne Miller
https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2021/02/a-collection-of-jazz-poetry-winter-2021-edition/

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Bear Creek Haiku, Monday, January 25, 2021

Thank you Ayaza Daryl Nielsen for the catku publications.  Kudos to

Mary Jo Balistreri, r. soos, Rochelle Cohen, Robert Penn Warren, Rachael Ikins, Chris Helvey, Kitty Kali, Linda Amos, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and Carl Mayfield!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/01/poets-mary-jo-balistreri-r-soos.html

Bear Creek Haiku, #169, January 2021
Grateful to have a batch of haiku published in this issue. Shout outs to Jo Balistreri and Rachel Ikins, and more.

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First Literary Review-East, January 2021
Thanks to Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg for accepting “a sparrow sings.”
Kudos to Jim Pignetti, Jon Wesick, Jeff Santosuosso, Jan Garden Castro, Mike Graves, Bill Yarrow, et al. 
http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/
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Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, January 27, 2021
Thanks Mankh for honoring my haiku:January mistthe snowplowgathers rust~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Right Hand Pointing Haiku- On the Nail, Haiku 2021

Thank you Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco and Dale Wisely for publishing my haiku in Right Hand Pointing
Congrats to  Anannya Dasgupta, Andrée Gendron, Cherie Hunter Day, David Gale, Erica GossJames Eric Watkins, Jennifer Hambrick, kjmunro, Margaret Tau, Marianne Paul, Mel Goldberg, Michael GalkoMiriam SaganNoel SlobodaOlivier Schopfer,Peter Newton, Randy Brown, Rich Schilling, Michael J. Galko, Roberta Beary, Engin Gülez, Scott Metz, Scott Wiggerman Sean J. White, Shloka ShankarStella PieridesTom Bierovic, William Cullen.
https://www.issues.righthandpointing.net/haiku2021?fbclid=IwAR1AZW0hKidwK6TjjWg40zcjqL7l4tFv0bJQFuPwP5pdFmGlgnHWUBhAYOg
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Cupcake Chronicles News:

The Cupcake Chronicles Episodes I and II are listed for your entertainment on Poets Unplugged. com.  Thank you Sophia Behal.https://anchor.fm/poetsunplugged/episodes/THE-CUPCAKE-CHRONICLES-is-available-on-Amazon-I-eotg9g/a-a4bb4o8?fbclid=IwAR05YvZdqFTbama7x7JcY4KbweLfWzGgQMf5PMy8wN6qoLrIR0GmmgkuZPQ

https://anchor.fm/poetsunplugged/episodes/THE-CUPCAKE-CHRONICLES-is-available-on-Amazon-II-eotg69
Like the podcasts?  Order your copy here:
https://www.amazon.com/Cupcake-Chronicles-Patricia-Carragon/dp/0997981172/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=patricia+carragon&qid=1612646162&sr=8-6

November – December Publication News 2020

Redheaded Stepchild, Fall 2020 Issue

Art by  Kate Fetherston

                         Art by  Kate Fetherston

Thank you Malaika King Albrecht for publishing “I Only Have Eyes for You” in the Fall 2020 Issue of Redheaded Stepchild.

Honored to share this space with Susana H. Case.

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The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Fall 2020

Much gratitude to Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano and Editor Emeritus, Peter Leverich for accepting my two haiku. 

pumpkin patch

more haunted

at Halloween

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like fallen leaves

yesterday’s trash

travels with the wind

The Weekly Avocet,  #421, December 27, 2020

Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for accepting my three haiku. 

gingerbread people

cooling off on a tray

impatience can’t wait

bright lights   shiny balls

beckon curious cats

to attack the tree

southpaw kitty

ornaments go down 

for the count

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Bear Creek Haiku Pushcart Nomination

    Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, publisher of Bear Creek Haiku

What a nice surprise being nominated for a pushcart prize for my Catku 🐈 from issue #166 of Bear Creek Haiku. Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Such an honor.

PUSHCART Prize nominees!… from print issue #162, Cathy Porter!, and, Judith Partin-Nielsen! from #163, r. soos! from #164, Peggy Dugan French! from #165, t. kilgore splake!, and, from #166, Patricia Carragon!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/11/poets-our-pushcart-prize-nominees-from.html

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Happy Fukkadays 2 U Anthology from Alien Buddha Press, 2020

Hey Red, thanks again for taking my holiday Catku and special shout outs to Carrie Magness Radna, Chris Boder, and Red Focks.


Hanukkah-Christmas Catku

Hanukkah kitty

looks for catnip

8 days of MEOW

Hanukkah lights

shadow of the cat

nibbling on latkes

kosher kitty

spins the dreidel

wins more treats

cattiude

escalates on Hanukkah

oy vey iz mir

more fun

than a scratching post

Christmas tree

bright lights   shiny balls

beckon the curious cat

Christmas tree attack

southpaw kitty

ornaments go down

for the count

the cat leaves a present

in the litterbox

the scent of shit happening

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Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry–Autumn 2020 Edition

Thank you Joe Maita for publishing my poems, EARLY AUTUMN (first published in Poets Wear Prada’s The Rainbow Project) and I PUT A SPELL ON YOU in the Autumn 2020 edition of Jerry Jazz Musician.

Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna,  Prince A McNally, David Dephy, Ronald P. Bremner, Russell DuPont,

Jack Cooper, Mark F Fogarty

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry–

“What one song best represents your experience with 2020?” December 29th, 2020

Thank you Joe Maita for taking “the trapper & the furrier.”  
Kudos to Alan YountAntoinette WinsteadAurora M. LewisBill MinorBob HechtBob WaltersBrian Greenecarol friedmanCharles AlbertCharles InghamChristel RoelandtCJ MuchhalaClaire AndreaniDan MoreyDH JenkinsDiane DeesEd RuzickaEd WersteinErren KellyFrank De Caniogary giddinsgerald hornehoward mandeljoe haganJohn HawkinsJohn Jack CooperJohn L. StanizziJosie RozellJulianne Di NennaK. RobertsKathryn MacDonaldKevin NicholsLee Gary Shambergm. cooper harrissMaria Goliamary schmidt campbellmaxine gordonMichael L. NewellMillicent Borges AccardiMoe SeagerPaul Brophypaul morrisPaul PerilliPhil Linzphilip clarkR. Bremnerreminiscing in tempoRicky RiccardiRobert HarrisRussell DupontSusie GharibTheresa Gaynordthomas brothersVictor EnnsZandra Renwick

https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2020/12/what-one-song-best-represents-your-experience-with-2020/

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Mankh’s 2021 Haiku Calendar

Thank you Mankh for publishing my haiku and photo in your 2021 Haiku Calendar published by Allbook Books – list of artists:https://www.allbook-books.com/html/2021_haiku_calendar.htmSharon AndersonGary BartonDean BlehertCliff BleidnerMaddie BoeseElena BottsPaula CamachoPatricia CarragonDiane ChapitisChris ClendeninJeanne ClendeninLynn Coopersteve dalachinskyBetsey DickersonLinda Trott DickmanCarmela DolceAdam D. FisherLynn M. FornuffDavid FoxGlenn P. GaramellaTiokasin GhosthorsGeraldine GreenGeneva L. HagarBarbara HarrisMankh (Walter E. Harris III)Patrice HasbrookKristine HendersonLinda Marie HiltonJ HolgadoJim KacianBill KenneyJeanette KlimszewskiJeff LoganMaria ManobiancoSheila MardenfeldRoberta A. McQueenCristian MartinezCindy MedinaLinda Ranieri MelodiaA. MolotkovMariJo MooreOnan MusoyChristopher A. Nicola.Yuko OtomoEvan PritchardTony QuaglianoBev RobertsonSophia RokhlinNarges RothermelWill RyderRobert SavinoLisa M. Scuderi-BurkimsherBarbara SegalSteve SiegelwaksBarbara SouthardTom StockPatti TanaAnne Marie TognellaJ R (Judy) TurekJR VorkMargarette WahlLynne WeixelKay J. Wight
My haiku:
stealing a momentto smell the hyacinthsI lower my mask– Patricia CarragonSilver Birch Press, Wearing A Mask Series, 6/14/2020.distant sirensrain beats harderthan ever– Patricia Carragon

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“City Shadows” – Patricia Carragon

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Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Friday, December 11, 2020

Happy to announce that Bear Creek Haiku took 3 recent haiku. Thanks Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

Kudos to Jo Balistreri, Ed Markowski, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Peggy Dugan French and Rumi, Linda Amos, normal, James B. Peters, and Judith Partin-Nielsen!
Enjoy the poems at:
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/12/poets-that-brooklyn-girl-patricia.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting 2 catku in Bear Creek Haiku
Kudos to pl. wick, James B. Peters, Jane Stuart, t. kilgore splake, Robert Ligerman, Jo Balistreri,  Judith Partin-Nielsen, and Dzogchen Ponlop!https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/12/poets-pl-wick-james-b-peters-jane.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, December 20, 2020
Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting 3 catku in Bear Creek Haiku
Kudos to Cathy Porter, Khalil Gibran, Don A Ryan, Rochelle S. Cohen, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Mary Jo Balistreri, Peggy Dugan French and Leonard Nimoy, John McDonaldhttps://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/12/poets-cathy-porter-khalil-gibran-don.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, December 27, 2020
Kudos to Kelley Jean White, Claudia Keelan, John Parsons, Wayne F Burke, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Jane Stuart, Ed Markowski, Mary Jo Balistreri, and r soos!https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/12/poets-kelley-jean-white-claudia-keelan.html

Late September Through October Publication News

Late September Through October Publication News

Thank you Jason Wright and Chad Parenteau for publishing my poems for Oddball Magazine, September 24, 2020 and October 13, 2020

Haiku Duet for Justice Ginsberg

https://oddballmagazine.com/poem-by-patricia-carragon-3/

Blue in Green

https://oddballmagazine.com/poem-by-patricia-carragon-4/
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Madness Muse Press, Week #1, September 27, 2020


Honored to have The Intellectually Gifted Dog in the first week of this weekly journal. Thank you John Compton.
Cheers to the following writers: Jason O’Toole, L.B. Sedlacek, Julet Cook, J.J. Hastain, and more.
https://madnessmusepresssite.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/patricia-carragon/

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Spectrum 25, October 2020

Thank you Don Kingfisher Campbell for accepting my poem in this photo for Spectrum 25

Congrats to 
MARIELLE ASKEW, JESSE RAY TOVAR, TIM TIPTON, ELIZZABETH HAMILTON, JOSEPH NICKS, JACK G BOWMAN, VICTOR CASS, LAWRENCE BERGER, CARL STILWELL, EILEEN CAROLE, GT FOSTER, PEARL LEW, JAMES COATS, MARSHA GRIECO, JOE GRIECO, DAVID DEPHY, ELLARAINE LOCKIE, MEGHA SOOD, JUDY BARRAT, HEDY HABRA, CINDY RINNE, KATHRYN KUKLINSKI, PATRICIA CARRAGON, RICK LEDDY, JEFFRY MICHAEL JENSEN, ESTELA VICTORIA-CORDERO, DEAN OKAMURA, RS ROCHA, MARIA ILIOU, XRXN STXRR MXRTXNXZ, MARILYN STALDER-BURKE, ALICIA VIGUER-ESPERT, JACKIE CHOU, THOM GARZONE, GWENDOLYN FLEISCHER, STEPHANIE LOGAN, BILL CUSHING, ELLYN MAYBE, GARY JACOBELLY, CHRIS ASKEW, LORI WALL-HOLLOWAY, SHIH-FANG WANG, KELLY GREENE, CHARLES HARMON, PAULI DUTTON, COCO, LINDA NEAL, MIRA MATARIC, JOSHUA CORWIN, BETH BAIRD, THELMA T REYNA, RICHARD DUTTON, LISBETH COIMAN, PATRICIA MURPHY, JANE ENGLEMAN, SAMANTHA M, DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL.

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Beat Generation, National Beat Poetry Anthology Virtual Launch Part 2, October 16, 2020, Local Gems Press

Thank you James Paul Wagner for selecting  my recording of “Take Five.” So happy that this poem is in the anthology.

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bardspoetryrevolution/2020/10/16/beat-generation-national-beat-poetry-anthology-virtual-launch-part-2

You can pre-order your book here:

https://www.bardconvirtual.com/beat-gen-anthology.html

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Muddy River Poetry Review, #23, Fall 2020


Thank you Zvi S. Sesling for publishing i’ve got you under my skin in Muddy River Review. Kudos to Jeff Santosuosso, Carrie Magness Radna, Ace Boggess, Miriam Sagan, R. Bremner, Bob Heman, Michael T. Young, ayaz daryl nielsen, Tom Suermondt, David Miller, et al. 
https://muddyriverpoetryreview.webs.com/?fbclid=IwAR24BrMlUaRO-uy7DY8_RKuivdiEr98pe1u-jdBadDr7HwXKcZYHinekwiU

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Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Saturday, October 17, 2020


Wow, what a week! I’m in Bear Creek Haiku with Carrie Magness Radna and Jo Balistreri. Cheers to Matthew Banash, Ed Markowski, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Kierat Recktenwald, Dennis Rhodes, Alan Catlin, Carl Mayfield, r soos Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/10/poets-matthew-banash-ed-markowski.html


Bear Creek Haiku, #166, October 2020


Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen for publishing my haiku. Congrats to Michael Ceraolo,Judith Partin-Nielsen,  Dennis Rhodes, r soos, Paula Yup, Toma Rosen, t. kilgore splake, Teresinka Pereira, John McDonald, James B. Peters, Carl Mayfield, et al.


faucet waterfall

thinking of cats and haiku

while brushing my teeth

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summer heat

tell that to

the sleeping cat

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Excited to have my Halloween Catku posted in the latest Spillwords Press, October 23, 2020. Thank you Dagmra K.

https://spillwords.com/halloween-catku/

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Poets Wear Prada’s Rainbow Project for the Color Orange, October 23, 2020

Haunted Brooklyn by Patricia Carragon

Haunted Brooklyn by Patricia Carragon

Much gratitude to Poets Wear Prada’s Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper for publishing my poem “Early Autumn for the Rainbow Project

https://rainbowliterary.blogspot.com/2020/10/patricia-carragon-early-autumn.html
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Happy to have “Strange Fruit” in the current Jerry Jazz Musician Poetry reflecting the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, and a heated political season — Vol. 4 October 29, 2020. Thank you Joe Maita. Pleased to see my friends Ronald P. Bremner, Carrie Magness Radna, Linda Lerner, Jack Cooper, Prince A McNally, and Ermira Mitre


https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2020/10/poetry-reflecting-the-era-of-covid-black-lives-matter-and-a-heated-political-season-vol-4/

May – June Publication News



May – June Publication News

Jerry Jazz Musician -A Collection of Jazz Poetry-Spring 2020 Edition-May 12, 2020

Happy that my two poems, So What and It’s All in the Game are in the spring edition of Jerry Jazz Musician. Thank you Joseph Maita for this honor. Pleased to be with these writers:

Carrie Magness RadnaDavid DephyJohn Jack CooperMark FogartyMichael L. Newell,  R. BremnerRobert NisbetRussell Dupont, et al. 

A Collection of Jazz Poetry — Spring, 2020 Edition

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What Rough Beast COVID-19 Edition, Indolent Books, May 15, 2020
Thank you Michael H. Broder for posting my piece, Moonlight Serenade.
https://www.indolentbooks.com/what-rough-beast-covid-19-edition-05-15-20-patricia-carragon/

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Bear Creek Haiku Issue #162 June 2020

Much appreciation to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my haiku.
the Persian cat   

matches the weather   

camouflage in white

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snowflakes

crochet accessories

for my hair

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spring knows green
the buds on trees
the blades of grass

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in a warm bed
the tuxedo cat curls up
into a ball

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the adoptive moment
waits for cats
in cages

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Silver Birch Press-Wearing A Mask Series-June 14, 2020

Thank you Melanie of Silver Birch Press for publishing my hyacinth haiku.
https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2020/06/14/haiku-by-patricia-carragon-wearing-a-mask-series/


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Alien Buddha Zine #16, May 31, 2020

Proud to be in Alien Buddha and thanks Red Focks for publishing Sad Eyes and This Vacant House. Pleased to share the honors with Francine Witte.

Sad Eyes

austerityplays dominoes—
one person falls,then another,and another . . .
personal shittakes precedence over charity
when the hand that feeds
can’t pay bills,buy bare necessities,is late with the rent . . .

sad eyes,the cat on 38th street,purrs by the stoop
waits for food—
eventually realizesthat her feeder can’t come
today,         tomorrow,or the day after . . .
the cat’s dinner,
leftover chicken à la trash—
today’s menufor tomorrow, or the day after  . . .
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this vacant house

outside this vacant houseroses no longer grow
at midpointtheir petals fell at sunset
inside the housesadness occupies
each roomexpresses emptiness
broken windowscan’t forget what was
pieces of ceilingfall like rose petals
blackened budsgrow on damp walls
the roof criesmore than ever
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Another Haiku/Senryu ShowcaseAlien Buddha Zine #17, 2020


Happy that Alien Buddha showcased my haiku. Thanks Red Focks. Kudos to Marie C. Lecrivain.

North Pole meltdown

polar bears seek immunity

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bodega cat

on the counter

not for sale

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motherless kittens

by the garbage

ominous winds
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underneath the car

an orange tabby

finds solace

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The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry,  Spring 2020

Happy to be in the Spring 2020 Issue of The Avocet. Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano. Kudos to Mary Jo Balistreri.


bunny ears on Kitty  

her expression  a cat meme

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tiny crocus  

harbinger of hope  

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Orbis International Literary Journal, #192, June 2020




Thank you Carole Baldock, for accepting my poems, Almost Blue and the handkerchief. I’m so pleased to be part of this British Journal

Almost Blue

(trumpet and vocals by Chet Baker)

my mood grows jazzy
almost blue
unlike robin’s egg   nighttime   or the Adriatic Sea
closer to the wild Baptisia australis   or Ajna’s doorway
non-existent in a Crayola box   or on a Pantone chart
almost blue                  only I can see   hear   or feel
my color has a face   a voice   a trumpet’s grief   a heartbeat   slow & broken

& eyes   ears   & handsarticulate more than words

Patricia Carragon

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the handkerchief

it’s nighttime—he hides his head
in a hoodie.a handkerchief tied tight,
covers his mouth—skull-like,the front tooth missing.
his eyesin between a threator apology.
death lurks in the night.
love’s being tested,his eyes more scaredthan mine.

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The Rainbow Project May and June

So honored to be part of this colorful series. Thank you Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper of Poets Wear Prada.
Shout outs to Roxanne Hoffman, Jack Cooper, Mireya Perez Bustilo, Dorothy Friedman August, Prince A. McNally, Tantra-zawadi, Carrie Magness Radna, George Held, Iris N. Schwartz, Davidson Garrett, Anne Barbusse, Moe Seager, Karen Neuberg, John J. Trause, et al.

https://rainbowliterary.blogspot.com/search/label/Patricia%20Carragon
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Waymark, Voices of the Valley, A Poetry Magazine #14, June 2020

I’m so thrilled to be in Waymark #14 along with George WallaceLinda LernerAustin AlexisRoberta GouldMike JurkovicSusana H. Case Bruce Weber et al. Congrats to all. Thank you Roger Aplon.

Forbidden History  

forbidden history  walks down generation roads
indelible stains from hurt and shamebleed more than menstruation
broken women         broken homesbroken spirits
the kitchen   or toilet   not sanctuaries for escape
lips sealed by rusty locks   or fists   can’t break free
fear hides the truth   takes a brushscrubs history in the sink   or flushes it
but hurt and shame don’t always end up clean   or in the sewer
some clog drains and pipes
                  break locks   or fists   that keeps lips shut                                   

Patricia Carragon

March Publications

March Publications

Bear Creek Haiku, March 2020

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku:feline agenda  make America  purr again
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snowflakes  conceptual art  on my sleeves
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the Persian cat  matches the weather  camouflage in white
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Valentine’s Day  I’d rather kiss your cat  than you
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Valentine’s  Day  cat leaves heart-shaped poop inside your slippers
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Valentine’s Day  kitty kisses smell  like tuna
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Valentine’s Day  cat ladies marry  their fur babies
A shout out to Steve Austerman, Mary Jo Balistreri, Michael Ceraolo, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and more.

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Concrete Mist Anthology, 2020

To Heath Brougher of Concrete Mist Anthology, (Concrete Mist Press 2020), many thanks for accepting, “Ball and Chain” and “So What.”

Kudos to poets:
Bob Heman, Michael Lee Johnson, Red Focks, Heller Levinson, Dustin Pickering, Bill Yarrow, Mary Newell, Mike Fiorito, Charles Rammelkamp, Ace Boggess, Annie Pluto, Cindy Sostchen-Hochman, Alison Ross, and others.
Order on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Concrete-Press-Anthology-Contemporary-Writers/dp/1734440996/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=concrete+mist&qid=1584907094&sr=8-1

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The New Verse News, Sunday, March 22, 2020
https://newversenews.blogspot.com/2020/03/tenderly.html

Thank you James Penha for publishing “Tenderly,” Chet Baker’s haunting jazz as a backdrop for the current sadness.

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https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2020/03/tenderly-a-poem-by-patricia-carragon/

Jerry Jazz Musician, Monday March 23, 2020

Honored that Joseph Maita published “Tenderly” the day after The New Verse News.

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Al-Khemia Poetica, Tuesday, March 24
So honored that my short story, “What Has to Happen Next” and two of my cat photos from “Meowku are part of Marie C. Lecrivain’s  National Women’s month series. 

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Oddball Magazine, Friday, March 20, 2020

Thank you Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright for publishing “Bésame Mucho.
Read it at https://oddballmagazine.com/poem-by-patricia-carragon-2/