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From Poets Wear Prada, Meowku by Patricia Carragon

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Patricia Carragon. author of Urban Haiku and More, returns with more Haiku, this time inspired by her favorite muse, our sphinx-like companion, the CAT. This book is also filled with Ms. Carragon’s photography as well. Attached are a few samples of feline delight.

Excerpts from Meowku:

topaz sunlight

the storefront cat

makes eye contact

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Kerouac kitty

poems unravel

like toilet paper

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eyes of the cat witch

hypnotize her devotees

cuteness wins more treats

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like cat’s eyes

doors to inner space

open and shut

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the singing bowl

cannot compete

with the purring cat

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shavasana

cat whiskers brushing

the human on the mat

Praise for Meowku:

Aaron Fisher, author of Black Stars of Blood: The Weegee Poems (Main Street Rag Press), says,“Patricia Carragon has done something notable, writing and assembling some 30 pages of haiku about cats (hence, meowku) that are neither cute nor cloying. What they are is smart, funny, and satisfyingly complex — quite an accomplishment in seventeen syllables.”

David Dephy, a Georgian/American award-winning poet, novelist, and performer, sums it up: “These poems themselves are warm and mystical like kittens. They crawl from page to page with catlike grace as you caress them with your eyes and breath, as you stare them in the eye you become cautious like them and don’t want your silence to be disturbed by anyone while reading.”

Judy Kamilhor, author of Before the Big Bang and Cat Dreams, notes, “Enjoy a delightful romp of word play through a New York filled with mischievous cats and kittens. Accompanied by lovely photos, Patricia Carragon’s poems capture moments of city life with feline friends and sometimes foes. Who knew that this ancient Japanese forms fit modern New York life with cats so purrfectly?” And lastly, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Editor of Bear Creek Haiku, says, “Patricia Carragon is known throughout our creative and feline worlds as “that Brooklyn girl.” The humor, noblesse, and yes, loveliness of her nationwide nurturing presence are aptly, beautifully encapsulated within these thirty-five pages of photos, haiku, and micro (yet mighty) poems. Meowku is nurturing “cattitude” we all need.

About Patricia Carragon:

Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. She is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. She has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Arriving at a Shoreline Anthology (great weather for MEDIA, 2022), Bear Creek Haiku, Beat Generation Anthology 2022, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Jerry Jazz Musician, Moonstone Press, MER VOX Quarterly, Muddy River Poetry Review, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology (Red or Green Books), The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Follow Patricia on:

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About Poets Wear Prada:

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

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

Meowku is available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3EnRNh5

$12 

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

£9.00

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

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

Reminder:

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

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

Featured readers:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

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

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

Please note:

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

Patricia Carragon (Host)

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

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

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

Featured readers:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

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

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

Please note:

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

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Ptr Kozlowski

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

Dorothy Cantwell

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

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

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

Information about the NYC Poetry Festival:

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

Laborfest 2022, Tuesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. EST

Fighting for A New World, Poets & Musicians

July 12, 8 p.m EST

Zoom Event

FREE

Join LaborFest when we have labor music and poets from around the US.
Musicians include Matt Seidel and others.
Poets:
– Christopher Hirschmann Brandt is a writer, political activist, translator, carpenter, actor and theatre worker who teaches poetry workshops, Peace and Justice and theatre courses at Fordham and Pace Universities. His poems, essays and translations have been published in Spain, France, and Mexico as well as in US journals and anthologies.
– Ama Birch lives and works in New York City. Belladonna* published her chapbook, “(Spirit)” in June of 2022 as part of their Lesbian Allstars series.
– Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.
– Linda Kleinbub is the curator of Fahrenheit Open Mic, founder of Pen Pal Poets & editor of Pink Trees Press. Linda was one of six local poets invited to read at the Americas Poetry Festival of New York 2021. Some of her work is found in The Best American Poetry, Brooklyn Rail, The Observer, and Sensitive Skin Magazine. Her first full-length book of poetry COVER CHARGE is an Unbearables Title from Autonomedia.
– Eve Packer: Bronx-born, poet/performer/actress, appears solo, w/music, in dance and theatre. Grants and awards include NYFA, Jerome Foundation, NEH, and NYSCA. She has published four poetry books, skulls head samba,, playland poems 1994-2004, new nails. (Fly By Night Press). Fall ’21 sees her new book no mask no talk corona poems 2020-2021 (w/photos) from Autonomedia Press. Has several poetry/jazz CD’s w/ saxophonist Noah Howard & others. Teaches at WCC. Honored to the skies to have known steve cannon and be one of the Tribes mom, grandmom, Lives downtown and swims daily.
– Jenifer Vernon is author of Rock Candy on West End Press and active with the Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA). You can see one of her poems, “Bobbie the Girl,” on WCSA’s website under the WCSA Creatives Corner section. She and Rosie O’Halloran got this section going in 2022. She lives on Nisenan lands in a place currently called Folsom, California with her family; and teaches communication and journalism at Sierra (Community) College.”
– Howard Pflanzer (poetry organizer) poet, playwright, and lyricist and co-founder of Crossways Theatre. Dead Birds or Avian Blues, his book of short poetic satiric plays and poetry, was published by Fly By Night Press. He was the prizewinning Poet of the Month of The Poetry Company. His hybrid performance piece, Walt Whitman Opera, adapted from Whitman’s poetry with music by Constance Cooper, was presented at the undergroundzero festival in New York.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Megha Sood, Juan Pablo Mobili, Carolyne Wright, Sat, May 28 at 2 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, May 28 , 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Megha Sood

Juan Pablo Mobili

Carolyne Wright

Plus a limited open mic

$5

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Please follow directions below, completing both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic follows the order of signup. Sign up early to read early in the program. Last-minute signup means you will read at the end of the program.

Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Please follow these instructions:


Step 1: Make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)


Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:
https://bit.ly/3hnpy8D


Step 3: After making your contribution and completing your registration, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.

Looking forward to seeing you at our May reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Megha Sood is an Award-winning Asian American Poet, Editor, Author, Literary Activist from New Jersey, USA. Recipient of 2021 Poet Fellowship from MVICW ( Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing) and a National Level Winner for the 2020 Poetry Matters Project. Recipient of  “Certificate of Excellence” from Mayor, Jersey City.Associate Poetry Editor Literary Journals Mookychick (UK), Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner with “Life in Quarantine”, Stanford University. Author of Chapbook ( “My Body is Not an Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length (“My Body Lives Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress,2022). She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires, and adopted by New York. His poems appeared in The American Journal of PoetryThe Worcester Review, and The Banyan Review, Monotiths (Australia) and Impspired (UK), among many others. His work received an Honorable Mention from the International Human Rights Art Festival, and has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net, in 2020 and 2021. His chapbook,  “Contraband,” will be published in 2022.

Carolyne Wright’s latest books are Masquerade, a memoir in poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2021) and This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009. A Seattle native who has lived and taught all over the country, and on fellowships in Chile, Brazil, India and Bangladesh, she has 16 earlier books and anthologies of poetry, essays, and translation. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, Carolyne has received NEA and 4Culture grants. A Fulbright Scholar Award will take her back to Bahia, Brazil, post-CoVid-19.

No Brownstone Poets Reading in April but come to the Fort Greene Park Poetry Festival this Saturday, April 23 and next Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m.

This Saturday

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

Brownstone Poets is taking a hiatus during April because we are supporting the Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month from Saturdays, April 23, and 30 at 3 p.m. Your attendance will count toward the anthology. Admission is free. It’s an open mic, so bring your poetry to the festival and take a workshop class as well.

(A suggested donation of $5 would be greatly appreciated. The easiest way is through PayPal at:https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
Your contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features.)

Our regular program will be back on Saturday, May 28 on Zoom with featured poets Carolyne Lee Wright, Jose Mobili, and Megha Sood. We will start promoting this reading early in May.

I’m so happy to be part of this festival to be held every Saturday in April at the beautiful Ft. Greene Park in my borough of Brooklyn and a big…

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Fort Greene Park Poetry Festival this Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m. and Every Saturday Throughout April

Happening this Saturday

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

Come to Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival every Saturday in April. It’s a celebration of Brooklyn’s wordsmiths and bards during National Poetry Month. Enjoy the poetry from featured readers, listen to the words from Brooklyn’s cherished poets and keynote speakers, participate in workshops, share your talents at the open mic, et al.

It’s a FREE event!

I’m so happy to be part of this festival to be held every Saturday in April at the beautiful Ft. Greene Park in my borough of Brooklyn and to feature on April 16 with Robert Gibbons and Kim Brandon.

a BIG Shout Out to Monik Walters, Executive Director of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, and Roxanne Hoffman for coordinating this event, and glad that I was able volunteer my services.

Every poetry event starts at 3pm and ends around 6pm (depending on how long the open miclasts).

Layout: Eastern Wing Lawn and area acrossfrom…

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January – March 2022 Publications

Another year of publications for the first quarter of 2022:

Un Bordado de Voces (An Embroidery of Voices) The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza 2022 Anthology (Rogue Scholars Press 2022)

Happy to start the year off right with the publication of my poems “If I Could Write a Book” and “Caution”

Thank you Pete Dolack, Madeline Artenberg, Lydia Cortés, C.D. Johnson, Linda Kleinbub, Ptr Kozlowski, Tsaurah Litzky, Ellen Lytle, Su Polo, Robert Roth, Thad Rutkowski, Merissa Anderson. Congrats to the over 150 poets.

First Literary Review-East Winter 2022

Much appreciation to Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg for publishing my Winter haiku:

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

Congrats to George Northrup, Mona Bedi, Chuck Joy, Thomas Fucaloro, James Owens, John Tustin, Lynn White, Stephen Mead, D. Beveridge, Clarissa Jakobsons, Ivan de Monbrison, D.R. James, Joshua Martin, Alison Ross, Alex Caldiero, Ace Boggess, Michael Ruby, Sheila E. Murphy, Juan Pablo Mobili, Lorraine Caputo, Ken Gosse, Darrell Petska, Yuan Hongri  

Bear Creek Haiku #179 February 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for accepting my Catku. Congrats to Mary Jo Balistreri, and more.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Saturday, February 12, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Darryl Nielsen for publishing my Catku.

Congrats to Cathy Porter, Mary Jo Balistreri, Robert Ligerman, r. soos, John Parsons, Tsaurah Litzky, Minal Sarosh, Judith Nielsen, and Jack Kornfield!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/02/poets-cathy-porter-mary-jo-balistreri.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Sunday, February 27, 2022

Thanks Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my Catku

Congrats to Ram Chandran, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Dennis Rhodes, Anthony Ward, Joe Sebastian, Stephen Jarrell Williams, Mary Jo Balistreri, and, t. kilgore splake!..

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/02/poets-ram-chandran-sarah-mahina.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Saturday, March 12, 2022

Thanks again Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing more Catku. Kudos to Pat St. Pierre, Dennis Rhodes, Nancy L. Dahl, Mary Jo Balistreri, t. kilgore splake, Thomas Merton, Senegal, John McDonald, and Judith Nielsen!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/03/poets-pat-st-pierre-dennis-rhodes-nancy.html

Bear Creek Haiku #180 March 2022

Happy to see my Catku again with Mary Jo Balistreri, Tsaurah Litzky, Rachael Ikins, and George Held

I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems for Marilyn Monroe (Milk and Cake Press, 2022)

Thank you Susana H. Case and Margo Taft Stever for publishing my poem, Bookworm Goddess.

Jerry Jazz Musician Spotlight Poem, Thursday, February 17, 2022

Always an honor to be in Jerry Jazz Musician again, and with Michael J. Newell. Thanks again, Joe Maita.

The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry– Winter 2021-2022

Honored to have my haiku in this issue. Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano, and Peter Leverich.

sparkling lights

dazzle Christmas tree

cat spins into action

Christmas tree

becomes the cat tree

timberrr!

Frosty the Snowman

body parts scatter on lawn

cat blames dog

The Weekly Avocet #486 Sunday March 27, 2022

Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for publishing my haiku and congrats to Gordon Gilbert:

daffodils emerge 

yellow defiance competes 

with tulip red

clouds cover city 

trees wait for storm’s arrival

young leaves wind dance

passengers on train 

don’t notice Gaia’s rebirth 

or her sky at dusk

The Cupcake Chronicles on Youtube!

Thank you Jools Voice Over for reciting from my chapbook, The Cupcake Chronicles Poets Wear Prada #stories #narration A shout out to my publishers Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper at Poets Wear Prada

#recording #fiction #cupcakes Roxanne Hoffman Jack Cooper

Watch it on YouTube:

To order your copy of The Cupcake Chronicles, click on this link below:

The Cupcake Chronicles by Patricia Carragon

 https://amzn.to/3opSb9v

Marilyn Monroe Anthology Reading at KGBBar, Monday, Valentine’s Day, at 7 p.m.

KGBBar Launch, Feb 14, 7 PM, 85 East 4th Street, NYC, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, eds. Susana H. Case & Margo Taft Stever

Please bring vax card and mask as per NYC guidelines. And bring friends. Venue has a staircase and no elevator, is not wheelchair-accessible.)

Introduction, Susana Case & Margo Taft Stever read CD Wright & Ted Berrigan
Elaine Sexton
Anna Limontas-Salisbury
Stephanie Laterza
Cindy Beer-Fouhy
Meredith Trede 
Jason Schneiderman
Marion Brown
Bruce E. Whitacre
Patricia Carragon 
______________________________________________________________________
Susana Case & Margo Taft Stever read Lucia Perillo & Ai / Intermission

Alexander Cavaluzzo
Karen Neuberg
Robert Gibbons
John J. Trause
Tina Kelley
Henry Crawford
Frank Baez
Joel Allegretti
Mervyn Taylor
Conclusion, Susana Case & Margo Taft Stever read Gwendolyn Brooks & Sylvia Plath

BIOS:

C. D. WRIGHT received fellowships from foundations including the MacArthur, the Lila Wallace, the Lannan, the Guggenheim, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She published sixteen collections of poetry and prose during her lifetime and was a faculty member at Brown University for decades. Her book One With Others won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. (cdwrightpoet.com)

TED BERRIGAN was the author of more than twenty books, including The SonnetsBean Spasms (with Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard), Poems, In BriefRed Wagon, and, lastly, A Certain Slant of Sunlight. He taught at the famed Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, at Northwestern University in Chicago as poet-in-residence, at the Poetry Project of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery in New York City, and, toward the end of his life, at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

ELAINE SEXTON’s most recent collection of poetry is Prospect/Refuge (Sheep Meadow Press). She teaches at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, serves as the visual arts editor for Tupelo Quarterly, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She is an avid bookmaker and micro-publisher, and founder of the 2 Horatio poetry seminars. (www.elainesexton.org)

ANNA LIMONTAS-SALISBURY is a New York City poet, writer, freelance journalist, and educator. Her poetry can be found inthe Emotive Fruition performance series Heartbreaker/ Verse Maker, Came Back with A Clap Back, and Let Lighting Set Us on Fire, and corresponding chapbooks. She’s been featured storyteller and poet at arts venues such as How to Build A Fire with Open Source Galleries and Honey Dipped Productions. (www.annalimontassalisbury.webs.com)


STEPHANIE LATERZA is a writer and attorney from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials (Finishing Line Press) and a SU-CASA 2018 award recipient from the Brooklyn Arts Council. (www.stephanielaterzaauthor.wordpress.com) 

CINDY BEER-FOUHY has been teaching in public and private schools and community facilities for fifty years. She currently teaches at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

MEREDITH TREDE’s Tenement Threnody is from Main Street Rag. Stephen F. Austin State University Press published Field Theory. A Toadlily Press founder, her chapbook, Out of the Book, was in Toadlilly’s Desire Path. She has earned residency fellowships at Blue Mountain Center, Ragdale, Saltonstall, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Virginia and France. (www.meredithtrede.com)

JASON SCHNEIDERMAN is the author of four books of poems: Hold Me Tight and Primary Source (both from Red Hen Press); Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press); and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books). He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press). He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. 


MARION BROWN, a lifelong resident of New York State, lives in Yonkers. Her chapbooks, published by Finishing Line Press, are Tasted and The Morning After Summer. She serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press, the Program Committee of the Hudson Valley Writers Center, and the National Council of Graywolf Press.

BRUCE E. WHITACRE has completed master workshops with Jericho Brown, Alex Dimitrov, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Mark Wunderlich. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and lives in Forest Hills, Queens. (www.brucewhitacre.com)

PATRICIA CARRAGON’s poem Paris the Beautiful won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. Herlatest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku 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 lives in Brooklyn, NY. (www.patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com)

LUCIA PERILLO’s books include Dangerous Life (Northeastern University Press), which won the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize and the Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America; The Body Mutinies (Purdue University Press), winner of the Kate Tufts prize from Claremont University; Luck is Luck (Random House), which won the Kingsley Tufts prize from Claremont University; and Inseminating the Elephant (Copper Canyon Press), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress and others. Perillo was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 2000.

AI’s book, Vice: New and Selected Poems was awarded the National Book Award for Poetry. Her other books include: Cruelty (Perseus Books Group), Killing Floor (Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets), Sin (an American Book Award winner), and Fate (all by Houghton Mifflin), GreedVice: New and Selected PoemsDread, and the posthumous No Surrender (all by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.). She was a professor and the vice president of the Native American Faculty and Staff Association at Oklahoma State University until her death in 2010.

ALEXANDER CAVALUZZO is an East Village-based writer and artist. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from Newsweek to Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. (www.alexandercavaluzzo.com)


KAREN NEUBERG is a retired information specialist and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of Pursuit (Kelsay Books) and the chapbook, the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre Press). She holds an MFA from The New School and is associate editor of the online journal First Literary Review East. (www.karenneuberg.blogspot.com)

ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS, a native Floridian, came to New York City in 2007 in search of his muse Langston Hughes and found a vibrant contemporary poetry community. His first book, ​Close to the Tree​, was published by the New York-based Three Rooms Press. He is a Cave Canem Fellow (2019–2021) and has received residencies from the Norman Mailer Foundation and the DISQUIET International Literary Program. In 2018, he completed his MFA at City College.

JOHN J. TRAUSE, Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of six books of poetry and one of parody, Latter-Day Litany, the latter staged Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies. Marymark Press has published his visual poetry and art as broadsides and sheets. He is the subject of a 30-on-30-in-30 essay on The Operating System, written by Don Zirilli, and an author of an essay on Baroness Elsa at the same site. He co-founded the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N.J. and was the former host/curator of its monthly reading series. (www.johnjtrause.com)

TINA KELLEY’s fourth poetry collection, Rise Wildly, was published by CavanKerry Press, which also published Abloom and AwryArdor won the Jacar Press chapbook competition. Her other books are Precise (Word Press), and The Gospel of Galore, winner of a Washington State Book Award. She co-authored Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope. Kelley was a reporter for The New York Times for a decade, sharing in a staff Pulitzer for coverage of the 9/11 attacks. (tinakelleypoetry.wordpress.com)

HENRY CRAWFORD is the author of two collections of poetry, American Software (2017) and Binary Planet (2020). He won first prize in the 2019 World Food Poetry Competition. He enjoys an extensive online presence. He currently hosts the online poetry series, Poets vs The Pandemic. (www.henrycrawfordpoetry.com)

FRANK BÁEZ, born in the Dominican Republic in 1978, has published six books of poetry, a short story collection, and two chronicles. He belongs to the Spoken Word band El Hombrecito, which has produced three albums. In 2006, he received the Short Stories Prize of the Santo Domingo International Book Fair for You’ll Have to Pay the Shrinks Yourself, and in 2007 he won the Salomé Ureña National Poetry Prize for Post Cards. In 2017, he was selected for the Hay Festival as a member of Bogotá39, the list of the best Latin American writers under forty years of age.

JOEL ALLEGRETTI is the author of, most recently, Platypus (NYQ Books), a collection of poems, prose, and performance texts, and Our Dolphin (Thrice Publishing), a novella. His second book of poems, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books). The Boston Globe called Rabbit Ears “cleverly edited” and “a smart exploration of the many, many meanings of TV.” (www.joelallegretti.com)

MERVYN TAYLOR, originally from Trinidad, has been a Brooklyn resident for many years. He has taught at Bronx Community College, The New School, and in the New York City public school system. Retired from teaching, he’s the author of seven full-length books of poetry, including No Back DoorVoices Carry, and the recent Country of Warm Snow (all by Shearsman Books), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation which was longlisted for the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in the poetry category. A chapbook, News of the Living: Corona Poems, was published by Broadstone Books. Taylor can be heard reciting his poetry on the CD Road Clear, accompaniedby renowned bassist David Williams. He is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.mervyntaylor.com)

SUSANA H. CASE is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Damage Done (Broadstone Books, 2022). Dead Shark on the N Train (Broadstone Books, 2020) won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press) was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka (Opole University Press). She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.susanahcase.com)

MARGO TAFT STEVER’s latest of three full-length poetry collections are Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), which was shortlisted and received honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, and The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022. Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). She is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Bioethics Department of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Stever also teaches a poetry workshop at Children’s Village, a residential school for at-risk children and adolescents. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.margotaftstever.com)

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Over the next few days, I will be posting “Honorable Mention Emerging Writers, 2021. Poets on The Fast Track Moving Up.” Read all the way down and open links. I do have a few more to go on my Honor Role 2021.

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Today we honor Patricia Carragon & Jerry Langdon (Sandman)

Patricia Carragon
Jerry Langdon

Patricia Carragon: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.[

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Jerry Langdon (Sandman), From South-Western, Michigan, Jerry Langdon lives in Germany since 1992 after spending 8 years in the Army. He is an Artist and Poet. His works bathe in a darker side of emotion and fantasy. He has released 4 books of Poetry titled « Temperate Darkness“, „Behind The Twilight Veil ». « The Rollercoaster Heart » and Death and Other Cold Things » His poetic inspirations are derived from poets such as Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, as well as from various Rock Bands. His apparently twisted mind twists and intertwines fantasy with reality.

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