Love is in the Air–Books by Patricia Carragon

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


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.

Available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3xLH8u6

$12.99 

Product details

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

Meowku

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.

Meowku available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3EnRNh5

$12 

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 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

The Cupcake Chronicles available on Amazon: 

https://amzn.to/3opSb9v

$12

Some delicious stories about cupcakes that come to life:


From Alison Ross,  publisher and editor of “Clockwise Cat:”It is a testament to her vivacious spirit that Patricia Carragon would think to personify cupcakes as a device to chronicle quotidian activities and as a mode to assuage the anxieties of her daily jaunts. Tasty diary entries mingle humor and contemplative musings in a way that not only tantalizes the tongue but stimulates all of the sensory receptors, as her imagery erupts from the page to entice one’s very soul.” 


Linda Lerner, author of Yes, The Ducks Were Real, says, “What begins as a normal work day changes for Carragon when she sees “cupcakes — the size of hobbits — parading the halls” of her office. From that point on, humanoid confections take over her life — and ours — in this allegorical tale depicting the underlying madness of our ordinary lives. No reader will be able to forget holding a kitchen knife to a devil’s food cupcake topped with “pink buttercream clouds” and hearing a scream, or the sight of a “badly bitten banana nut” asking for spare change on the train.” 

 Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2018, writes, “A funny thing happened on activist/writer Patricia Carragon’s way to her favorite sweet shop: a swirling journey peopled with cupcake commuters who are wise and witty, inside a world that sometimes banishes humans in favor of those savvy cupcakes. Carragon writes with humor, deft language, and an energy that sweeps us into buttercream icing. Both participant and spectator, she’s sometimes pressed against glass looking in; other times, the cupcakes lean in and confide in her. Pay close attention to the wisdom her cupcakes impart: “We are her to look delicious and to please the sweet tooth of the human race.”: “Humans are better off as desserts.”

And Susan H. Maurer, author of Josephine Butler exclaims,”A collection of Poetry.Carragon’s cupcake capers? Read this and weep. It is a delight, and a double delight when you get to hear her read it. The fine playfulness of this book is worth three times the cover cost. Own it and get such sweetness, calorie free. “

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

Innocence

at Amazon.com:

https://amzn.to/3DcFz9P

Yes, this labor of love is now a realty! 

Bob Heman’s beautiful cover collage

You can order your copy at Finishing Line Press:

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

The Holidays are Here! It’s not too late to shop online

Brownstone Poets Anthologies on Amazon.com:

The Cat’s Dream by Bob Heman

Click below to get to AMAZON

https://amzn.to/3xNv8YW

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

$15

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

 Waiting by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2020 Anthology Paperback – August 19, 2020

$18 on Amazon.com 

If you haven’t gotten your 2020 issue of the amazing Brownstone Poets Anthology, you can go to this link on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3odYP2m


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. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-nine 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 Cornelius Eady as this year’s guest poet. We mourn the passing of Rosalie Calabrese and Steve Dalachinsky and have dedicated a section in their memory.This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.

  • ASIN : B08HB9JHXS
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 126 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8612355663
  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
The Egg collage by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Paperback – April 1, 2019

$18 on Amazon.com  

https://amzn.to/3diTjFa

  • Paperback : 124 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1799127893
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1799127895
  • Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

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. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-nine 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 David Austell as this year’s guest poet. We mourn the passing of Gil Fagiani, who was a translator, essayist, short-story writer, poet, and friend, and have dedicated a section in his memory.This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.

Leaving the Sky by Bob Heman 

Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Paperback – March 29, 2018

$18 on Amazon.com 

https://amzn.to/3G5NXtx

  • Paperback : 118 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1984092243
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1984092243
  • Item Weight : 13 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.28 x 11 inches


Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-eight reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible. We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet-in- residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, JP Howard. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

Little Machines Fill Their Sky by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Paperback – March 14, 2017

$17.99 on Amazon.com 

https://amzn.to/3DlRKRw

  • Paperback : 126 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1544703740
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1544703749
  • Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

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

                                                                     Cat Collage by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Paperback – March 21, 2016

$15 on Amazon.com:

https://amzn.to/31GZIIh

  • Paperback : 106 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1530319226
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1530319220
  • Item Weight : 11.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s fifty-two reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Evie Ivy, and pay tribute to our fellow poets, Cynthia Toronto and Michael Walsh, who passed away this past year. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the Borough of Kings.

Books by Patricia Carragon:

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

Cover Art by Su Polo


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

Angel Fire is a novel, inspired by personal experiences and nightmares, that delves into the lives of three women protagonists, Sarah Kahn, Kate Robbins, and Dana Chu, living and working in New York City during the ’90s through the post- 9/11 world and the Obama election. The book is comprised of over 57,000 words, broken down into twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. The narrative contains elements of magic realism/ urban fantasy, and beyond the wry humor, there are bizarre twists involving erotic dreams, curses, cats, and paranormal visitations from a precocious ten-year-old girl named Allie, turning this story into a psychological thriller.

Available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3xLH8u6

$12.99 

Product details

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

Meowku

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.

Meowku available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3EnRNh5

$12 

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 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

The Cupcake Chronicles available on Amazon: 

https://amzn.to/3opSb9v

$12

Some delicious stories about cupcakes that come to life:


From Alison Ross,  publisher and editor of “Clockwise Cat:”It is a testament to her vivacious spirit that Patricia Carragon would think to personify cupcakes as a device to chronicle quotidian activities and as a mode to assuage the anxieties of her daily jaunts. Tasty diary entries mingle humor and contemplative musings in a way that not only tantalizes the tongue but stimulates all of the sensory receptors, as her imagery erupts from the page to entice one’s very soul.” 


Linda Lerner, author of Yes, The Ducks Were Real, says, “What begins as a normal work day changes for Carragon when she sees “cupcakes — the size of hobbits — parading the halls” of her office. From that point on, humanoid confections take over her life — and ours — in this allegorical tale depicting the underlying madness of our ordinary lives. No reader will be able to forget holding a kitchen knife to a devil’s food cupcake topped with “pink buttercream clouds” and hearing a scream, or the sight of a “badly bitten banana nut” asking for spare change on the train.” 

 Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2018, writes, “A funny thing happened on activist/writer Patricia Carragon’s way to her favorite sweet shop: a swirling journey peopled with cupcake commuters who are wise and witty, inside a world that sometimes banishes humans in favor of those savvy cupcakes. Carragon writes with humor, deft language, and an energy that sweeps us into buttercream icing. Both participant and spectator, she’s sometimes pressed against glass looking in; other times, the cupcakes lean in and confide in her. Pay close attention to the wisdom her cupcakes impart: “We are her to look delicious and to please the sweet tooth of the human race.”: “Humans are better off as desserts.”

And Susan H. Maurer, author of Josephine Butler exclaims,”A collection of Poetry.Carragon’s cupcake capers? Read this and weep. It is a delight, and a double delight when you get to hear her read it. The fine playfulness of this book is worth three times the cover cost. Own it and get such sweetness, calorie free. “

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

Innocence

at Amazon.com:

https://amzn.to/3DcFz9P

Yes, this labor of love is now a realty! 

Bob Heman’s beautiful cover collage

You can order your copy at Finishing Line Press:

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:
by the windowkitty attacks a snowflake and loses~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2021/01/a-capitol-offense-a-poem-by-patricia-carragon/~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

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

Angel Fire, Carragon’s Debut Novel from 

Alien Buddha Press, Available on Amazon.com

Cover Art by Su Polo


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


Angel Fire is a novel, inspired by personal experiences and nightmares, that delves into the lives of three women protagonists, Sarah Kahn, Kate Robbins, and Dana Chu, living and working in New York City during the ’90s through the post- 9/11 world and the Obama election. The book is comprised of over 57,000 words, broken down into twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. The narrative contains elements of magic realism/ urban fantasy, and beyond the wry humor, there are bizarre twists involving erotic dreams, curses, cats, and paranormal visitations from a precocious ten-year-old girl named Allie, turning this story into a psychological thriller.

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

Amazon.com

$12.99 

PRODUCT DETAILS

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

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

Alien Buddha Press Angel Fire

About Patricia Carragon:

Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. She is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. Angel Fire is her debut novel. She has been widely published online and in print. Her recent publications include The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry, Alien Buddha Press, Bear Creek Haiku, BigCityLit, Bluepepper Blogspot, Concrete Mist Press, First Literary Review-East, Indolent Books, Jerry Jazz Musician, Live Mag!, Madness Muse Press, The New Verse News, North of Oxford, Panoplyzine, Paterson Review, Poets Wear Prada, Oddball Magazine, Orbis International Literary Journal, Silver Birch Press, Spectrum Publishing, et al.

Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net and her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. Her latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles, and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. Her first book of poems is Journey to the Center of My Mind from Rogue Scholars Press, followed by Urban Haiku and More from Grace Fierce Press.

She is presently working on her second novel What Hasn’t Happened Next, a music-inspired poetry manuscript Stranger on the Shore, and another cat haiku chapbook. Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets Reading Series and is editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.

Patricia lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Carragon July – August Publications

The Weekly Avocet #396 Newsletter, July 5, 2020

Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano. 

redheaded tulips 

sashay down 

garden catwalks

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masks on beaches

pandemic pollution

rises with the tide

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at Coney Island  

seagulls hold their own parade  

mermaids in lockdown

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an empty beach   

except  for wind  

sand in sandals


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Brooklyn sunshine   

girls on fire escape  

social distancing

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the orangutan

defends ancestral forests

greed defeats nature

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vesper moon  

wears crescent smile  

crickets chant

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Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Friday, July 10, 2020

Much gratitude to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen and his kitty crew for publishing my Catku. Shout outs to Miriam Sagan, Anthony Ward, Peggy Dugan French (a Friday poem), t. kilgore splake, Billy Antonio, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Cathy Porter, and, Teresinka Pereira!
click below to read:
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/07/poets-miriam-sagan-anthony-ward-peggy.html
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Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Pleased to be in Bear Creek Haiku again. Thank you, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. You are the cat’s MEOW!
Kudos to Janet Ruth Heller, Boyd Bauman, Linda Fuchs, Don Wentworth, John McDonald, Jack Kerouac, Chris Faiers, and Kelly Jean White.
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/07/poets-janet-ruth-heller-boyd-bauman.html
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Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Tuesday, July 21, 2020Thanks again, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen and kudos to 

Robert Hirschfeld, William Wordsworth, Dennis Rhodes, Angelee Deodhar, t kilgore splake, Peggy Dugan French, John McDonald, Charles Bukowski, Judith Partin-Nielsen, r soos, and, Tomas Tranströmer

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/07/poets-robert-hirschfeld-william.html

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Bear Creek Haiku Issue #165, August 2020

Thanks again, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen and kudos to Rachel Ikins, pl wick, Paula Yup, Robert Hirschfield, Linda Fuchs, Judith Patin-Nielsen, Miriam Sagan, Jane Stuart, Dennis Rhodes, Cathy Porter, Janet Ruth Heller, John McDonald, t kilgore splake, and more.

by the tulip patch

a momma cat

hides her kittens


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nocturnal love nest

outside my building

kitty hookers in heat


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outdoor litter box

kittens spread fertilizer

rose bushes thrive
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The Poet’s Art, Issue #65, July 2020

Thank you, David Fox for Publishing “Misty” and  “El Cóndor Pasa.” Congrats to writers Gene Olsen, Julie Spencer, Robert E. L. Nesbitt, Joanne Tolson, Linda Amos, Ginny Cope, Arthur Morris, David Fox, pl. wick, Michael Crayton Powell, and more.

Misty

From her perchabove the human drama,

Misty, the cream-colored cat,washed her paws clean.

She knew her way around

her master’s apartment.

Her kitten days,faded like the album cover

by the turntable.
Ella Fitzgerald sang

the cat’s namesake’s song.

Seductionfor her master’s friend,

still irritable on the chaise lounge.

Whenever mad,she’d kick off her pumps—

her right foot would cross her left.
After another glassof Chardonnay,

she asked

about his thousand violins

and why his hello

no longer sounded sweet?
He poured himself

another glass of wine, lost in words

that lost their meaning.

She took her hat and gloves,

said a swift goodbye.

The cat ran to the closed door,

encircled her master’s legs.

His eyes,too misty to notice.

El Cóndor Pasa(sung by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel)

Wild like the condor,

he followed the distant flute.

Strands of hair,

negro azulado,

blew across his face.His horse left ghosts

on the Peruvian playa.
I walked on broken shells,

hummed the saddest song,

El Cóndor Pasa.

I became the hammer, not the nail,

the sparrow, not the snail,the forest,

not the street,

the swan wanting to sail away.
The song forgot about my necklace,

Andalusian beads

inside two hoofprints.

Strands of hair,

marrón rojizo,

blew across my face.

The ghosts on the playa,

the sand beneath my feet,

found peace in the twilight tide.

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The Alien Buddha Contracts COVID-19, June 2020

Thank you Red Focks for publishing “Moonlight Serenade.” Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna and Megha Sood, Red Focks, et al.

https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jeremy-blizard-and-kashiana-singh-and-heidi-blakeslee-and-carman-benoit/the-alien-buddha-contracts-covid-19/paperback/product-69pmm7.html

Moonlight Serenade

Charlie was in bed,

tubes attached to his body,

listened to cartoon

son a nineteen-inch screen,

thought of Sophia,

his “Belle of Flatbush.”


When la luna was full,

Charlie used to sing

Moonlight Serenade

outside Sophia’s gate.

They’d slow-dance

to Glenn Miller’s rendition.

He’d relax his rhythm,

hold Sophia closer,

recall how safe she felt.

Her soft brown curls

would drape on his shoulder—

her smoky eyes—

stelle colorate, tinted stars

over a make-believe Brooklyn sky.


His protective hold couldn’t save her

from breast cancer twenty years ago,

their two sons from Viet Nam’s death call,

or their daughter from her husband’s fists.

A massive stroke took Sonny,

his last living friend.

His relatives were either dead

or couldn’t care less.


Charlie was in bed,

tubes attached to his body,

alone—

except for routine visits from

the nursing home staff,

wondered if Sophia would be there for him

when he leaves for the morgue.

He hummed 

Moonlight Serenade,

but a dry cough cut his tune short.

Sadness, age, and high fever  

drained his cognition and will to live.

His memory was of the past,

not the present.


He prayed for Death’s visit—

Death would wear a white coat,

walk past the rooms,

make decisions on who’s to come

and who’s to stay.

But Death forgot about him—

perhaps Death’s eyesight was fading

when he came by last week,

took Hector instead.

Tina, his favorite nurse,

no longer visited him—

was in critical condition

due to a new virus going around.


He closed his eyes,

saw Glenn Miller and his band

perform Moonlight Serenade

at the Waldorf Astoria.

Everything was in Technicolor.

Sophia,

radiant and youthful,

rose from her table.

She came closer,

her smoky eyes—

stelle colorate, tinted stars

over a make-believe Brooklyn sky.


By the entrance,

a man in a white coat

checked his clipboard,

greeted Charlie with a smile

and opened the gate.
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Bluepepper Blogspot, Sunday, August 2, 2020

Pleased to be in this wonderful online journal, Bluepepper. A big thank you to Justin Lowe. I see Karen Neuberg is in it as well.

https://bluepepper.blogspot.com/2020/08/new-poetry-by-patricia-carragon.html

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Nomination for Sundress Publications Annual 
Best of the Net Anthology.

Thank you  Marie C Lecrivain for nominating my fiction piece, “What Will Happen Next:” Congrats to all nominees.

Dear Al-Khemia Poetica Contributors:

If you’re receiving this email, it means your work has been selected, and nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology.
I have, according to the submission guidelines, provided them with an email address for contact purposes. Sometime after 09/30/20, the winners and finalists will be announced. You will, if you make the cut, be contacted by the judge(s) of this contest. Winners’ work will be included in an online anthology.
Below is the list of nominees for 2020. Good luck, and thank you for providing my publication with quality literature.

Marie C Lecrivainmarie.lecrivain.pd@gmail.compublisher/curatorAl-Khemia PoeticaList of Nominees
Creative Nonfiction
1) Judy Baratt’s “Me and Eleanor”
http://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2020/03/sunday-march-8-2020-national-womens.htmlPublication date: 03/08/20
2) Lisa Marguerite Mora’s “The Year I Left My Mother
https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2020/03/tuesday-march-10-2020-national-womens.htmlPublication date: 03/10/20
Fiction
1) Patricia Carragon’s “What Happens Next”
https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2020/03/tuesday-march-24-2020-national-womens.htmlPublication Date: 03/24/202)  Lynne Bronstein’s “Not Going to Happen”
https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2020/03/saturday-march-7-2020-national-womens.htmlPublication date: 03/07/20Poetry
1) Ann Tweedy’s “Face Value”
https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2020/03/thursday-march-26-2020-national-womens.htmlPublication Date: 03/26/20
2) Viola Weinberg Spencer’s “For Better or Worse”
https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2020/03/saturday-march-21-2020-national-womens.htmlPublication Date: 03/21/20
3) Puma Perl’s “The Taste of Rebellion”
https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2020/03/sunday-march-1-2020-national-womens.htmlPublication Date: 03/01/20
4) Jack G Bowman’s “Impeachment Proceedings”
https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2019/12/two-poems-by-jack-g-bowman-after.htmlPublication Date: 12/12/19
5) Afric McGlinchy’s “Going Silent” 
https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2020/03/wednesday-march-25-2020-national-womens.htmlPublication Date: 03/25/20
6) Gabriella Garafolo’s “ ‘Cause This is What a Blue Wave Looks Like”
https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2020/03/saturday-march-14-2020-national-womens.htmlPublication Date: 03/14/20

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North of Oxford-The Pandemic Issue #6

Pleased to be in North of Oxford’s Pandemic Poetry Series #6, Tuesday August 11, 2020.Thank you G. Emil Reutter for publishing my pandemic poems “the trapper and the furrier” and “send me an angel.”A shout out to Megha Sood, Jane Spoken Word, and others.
reutterhttps://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/08/11/north-of-oxford-the-pandemic-issue-6/
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Life in Quarantine: 

Witnessing Global Pandemic Project Organization August 2020

Thank you Megha Sood for publishing my 5 COVID-19 poems,the trapper and the furrier, send me an angel, Tenderly, Moonlight Serenade, and Having A Party. So honored to be with David Dephy, Susana H. Case, and Megha Sood. http://liqproject.org/patricia-carragon/

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  

grows in a vacant lot     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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

Late March through April Publications

Late March through April Publications

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot:

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku in the following issues:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/03/poetry-dennis-rhodes-t-kilgore-splake.html
congrats to:
Dennis Rhodes, t. kilgore splake, Cathy Porter, Haikuniverse, James Peters, Toma Rosen, Ed Markowski, John Grey, Teresinka Pereira, and, Judith Partin-Nielsen

Monday, April 13, 2020

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/04/bear-creek-haiku-poets-dennis-rhodes.html

congrats to:

Dennis Rhodes, Anna Yin, Chris Faiers, Kevin Gu, t kilgore splake, John MacDonald, Rumi, Nancy L Dahl, Cathy Porter, Rochelle S Cohen, r soos, and, Judith Partin-Nielsen

Friday, April 17, 2020

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/04/bear-creek-haiku-stephanie-hiteshew.html

congrats to:

Stephanie Hiteshew, Steve Ausherman, Faerie Magazine, George Held, S. L. Peeran, Teresinka Pereira, r soos, t. kilgore splake, and Peggy Dugan French

Monday, April 20, 2020

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/04/bear-creek-haiku-poets-bob-petras.html

congrats to:

Bob Petras, Dennis Rhodes, Pogo, toma rosen, Rebecca Lilly, Judith Partin-Nielsen, artist Paula Yup, t. kilgore splake, Patricia Olson, Ajša Džemila Zahirović, Carl Mayfield, artist Ed Markowski, and Don Wentworth.

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The Weekly Avocet #383, April 5, 2020

in the warm bed  the tuxedo cat curls up  
into a ball
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Tribes Virtual Open Mic: A Gathering in the Time of Covid-19 Set Two Week of April 16, 2020Hosted by Chavisa Woods

Thank you Chavisa for including my poems,”Tenderly” and  “Moonlight Serenade.” 
Honored to be with Nancy Mercado, Robert Gibbons, Dorothy Friedman August, Lydia Cortes, Carlos Manuel Rivera, Tsaurah Litzky, Armond Ruhlmand, Jane Spokenword Grenic, Gabriel Don, Mia Hansford, Valery Ostineau, Thomas Walker, Susan Yung, and morehttps://www.tribes.org/openmiccovid-19
https://www.tribes.org/set-two/2020/4/13/patricia-carragon

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Winning Poem of the Week, April 19, 2020, selected by George Wallace, great weather for MEDIA
Thank you George Wallace, Jane Ormerod, and great weather for MEDIA for publishing my poem, “Paris the Beautiful”
Shout outs to Honorable Mentions:A.i. Firefly and E Penniman James

https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/greatweatherformediacom/poem-of-the-week-april-19-2020

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The Alien Buddha Contracts COVID-19Act 6: Essential Work, April 22, 2020

Featuring:Yaj Rust Belt Renim (jay miner), Dr.Walid Abdallah, Patricia Carragon, Jeremy Blizard, Carrie Magness Radna, Mark Bruce, and Kirsty Vedder
Thanks Red Focks for publishing “Moonlight Serenade.”

https://alienbuddhapress.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/the-alien-buddha-contracts-covid-19-act-6-essential-work/?fbclid=IwAR0rcD-YRtS5MjNSA8U_uA6DwwnDPAp3IoQNX8bkGY2voyyWtYWTMX7kysQ

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Social Distance, Haiku, and You!

Thank you Alan Nakagawa for using my haiku for this sound collage commissioned by OCMA, Social Distance, Haiku, and You! About 500 participants in this project. I’m on :59. better than Netflix kittens on Youtube lockdown NYC 
https://soundcloud.com/ocmuseumofart/social-distance-haiku-and-you-part-e?in=ocmuseumofart/sets/social-distance-haiku-and-you