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


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:
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:

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:


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 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

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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:
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:

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!

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!..

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!

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


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

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


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. (

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. (

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. (

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. ( 

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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.” (

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. (

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. (

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. (

Thank you Michael Lee Johnson

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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.

From Michael Lee Johnson:

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.[ : Patricia Carragon](

Curator/Editor in Chief at [Brownstone Poets](

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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Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM
  • on Zoom

Happy to be reading with my Poets Wear Prada brother, Robert Anthony Gibbons. I will be reading an excerpt from my novel, Angel Fire, and from Meowku, plus new poems.

From great weather for media:

As COVID transmission rates in NYC are currently high, we have decided to temporarily move our Parkside Lounge show to Zoom. Please register via Eventbrite by 3:30 pm on the day of the event. The host will take open mic signups.

The reading will also be livestreamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates on future readings. If we can’t be at the Parkside at any time, we will be on Zoom.

Featuring Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Plus poetry open mic

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Acoustic Levitation, Buddha Press, Bear Creek Haiku, Danse Macabre, First Literary Review-East, Jerry Jazz Musician, Muddy River Poetry Review, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, Nirla Press, et al.  Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her latest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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 at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Green Pavilion, Nomad’s Choir, Brownstone Poets, Hydrogen JukeBox, Saturn Series, and Phoenix among other venues.

Robert has been published in over thirty literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits include Year of the Poet, Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine, Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts.

He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists (2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021).

Happy New Year! Late November-December Publications 2021

Wishing you a happy and creative 2022!

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot November 26, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my 3 catku. Kudos to Ram Chandran, John McDonald, Mary Jo Balistreri, Julie A. Dickson, t. kilgore splake, Adrian Bouter, Judith Nielsen, and Pawel Markiewicz!


Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot December 13, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my cat holiday haiku. Kudos to Mary Jo Balistreri, Minal Sarosh, Nancy L. Dahl, Mary Oliver and Peggy Dugan French, Mona Bedi, Karen O’Leary, Pawel Markiewicz, Cathy Porter, and, Susan Cooper!

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot December 26, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my cat holiday haiku. Kudos to Minal Sarosh, Ram Chandran, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Darrell Petska, ayaz daryl nielsen, Peggy Dugan French, and Judith Nielsen!


Jerry Jazz Musician A Collection of Jazz Poetry – Fall/Winter, 2021-22 Edition-December 10, 2021

Pleased to see my two poems, “Just Say I Love Him” and “Someone To Watch Over Me” in the latest edition of Jerry Jazz Musician. Much appreciated, Joe Maita. Happy to share the joy with these other great poets, George Held, Amy Barone, Carrie Magness Radna, Russell Dupont, Ermira Mitre, et al.


Mankh’s 2022 Halku Calendar

Excited that my three haiku and photo will be in Mankh’s 2022 Haiku Calendar – list of poets, artists, photographers – published by Allbook Books:

Gary Barton Bill Batcher Dean Blehert Cliff Bleidner Maddie Boese Elena Botts Paula Camacho Patricia Carragon Chris Clendenin Jeanne Clendenin Lynn CooperIoana Cosma Betsey Dickerson Linda Trott Dickman Carmela Dolce  A.i. Firefly Adam D. Fisher Lynn M. Fornuff David Fox Glenn P. Garamellatiokasin ghosthorse Geraldine Green Geneva L. Hagar Barbara Harris Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) Patrice Hasbrook Kristine Henderson Linda Marie Hilton Julio Holgado J Holgado Jim Kacian Bill Kenney Jeff Logan Maria Manobianco Sheila Mardenfeld Roberta A. McQueen Cindy Medina Linda Ranieri Melodia A. Molotkov Madison Muehl Onan Musoy Marcela Ossa Pir Evan Pritchard Tony Quagliano James Thomas Romano Narges Rothermel Will Ryder Robert Savino Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher Barbara Segal Emily-Sue Sloane Patti Tana Anne Marie Tognella J R (Judy) Turek JR Vork Margarette Wahl Lynne Weixel, PhD Kay J. Wight 

My haiku:

if your voice

can’t carry your words

the wind will


bodega cat

sleeps by fan

dog days of summer


southpaw kitty

ornaments go down

for the count


My photo:

Zen Pebbles by Patricia Carragon

to purchase:


MER VOX Quarterly – Winter 2021

Happy to have my poem, “i’ve put on my mother’s shoes,” a workshop poem created at Women Writer’s in Bloom, in the MER VOX Quarterly – Winter 2021. Thank you Marjorie Tesser, J.P. Howard, Jennifer Martelli, and Cindy Veach.

Kudos to:

Karren Alenier – Granddaughter Clara Spera explores Bubbie Ruth’s big heart
Sarah W. Bartlett – Linen Hankies
Jessica Feder-Birnbaum – If the Shoe Fits
Linda Lamenza – My Inheritance
Deborah LeFalle – Haiku
José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes – Poem with the Yellow Pages and Rotary Phone
Martha Webster – The Mourner’s Office

Oddball Magazine, Monday, December 20, 2021

Thank you Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright for publishing my “Fox Fire Haiku” on Oddball Magazine’s “The Christmas Wars.”


The Weekly Avocet, Friday, December 24, 2021

Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie  Portolano for posting my haiku:

Santa Kitty

makes Grumpy Cat

look angelic


The Holidays are here, and it’s not too late to order your copy of the latest Brownstone Poets Anthology!

The Holidays are here, and it’s not too late to order your copy of the latest Brownstone Poets Anthology!

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Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices  across the U.S. and the world.  

We would like to thank this year’s 43 reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.

We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and Yuko Otomo as this year’s guest poet.

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

We are happy to announce the nomination of 6 poets from the Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology for a Pushcart Prize. Winners will be announced next year and published in the next edition of the Pushcart Prize anthology, edited by Bill Henderson with the Pushcart Prize Editors.

Congratulations to:

Carrrie Magness Radna, Emira Mitre Kokomani, Ernest Woodley, Jeff Cottrill, Megha Sood, Ron Bremner


Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09J7MJXX7
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (October 12, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 94 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8548757890
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches

No Reading for December-Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets

No reading for December 

Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets
May the season bring peace of mind, joy, hope, and inspiration!

Come back on Saturday, January 29, 2021 at 2
p.m on Zoom

to hear: Linda Lerner, Francine Witte, Susan Weiman

Stay safe, my friends!

First snow


on the half-finished bridge

Matsuo Bashō