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


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


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


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


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

PEN America 2018 NEW MEMBERS NEW BOOKS

PEN America 2018 NEW MEMBERS NEW BOOKS

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

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2018 NEW MEMBERS NEW BOOKS

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

and 

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

Give the Gift of Poetry and Cupcakes for the Holidays 


Give the Gift of Poetry and Cupcakes for the Holidays 

Books from Patricia Carragon and Brownstone Poets

on Amazon

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


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About Patricia Carragon:

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    — Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate 2015 – 2018

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INNOCENCE

Mar 3, 2017

by Patricia Carragon

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Reviews:

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

—Amy Barone Author and poet of “Kamikaze Dance”(Finishing Line Press)

 

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

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

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

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

Review of Innocence by Alison Ross in 

The Zen of Innocence in Thugwise Cat, June 2017

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/fullscreen/58632185/thugwise-cat/120

Ms. Carragon’s Bio:
Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Sensations, Sensitive Skin, The Yellow Chair Review, among others. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor in chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is an active member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.

Press Release for Patricia Carragon’s Innocence from Finishing Line Press

Press Release for Patricia Carragon’s Innocence from Finishing Line Press

 

 

For Immediate Release:

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Finishing Line Press Announces the Publication of

INNOCENCE by Patricia Carragon

Georgetown, KY — April 7, 2017 — Finishing Line Press is pleased to announce the publication of Innocence, a new collection of twenty-five poems by Patricia Carragon. Innocence is about how reality burns the “cookie-cutter” expectations of childhood and the “success stories” of adulthood. In several poems, reality is the extension of unescapable nightmares—the ones that hit you in the gut. But reality is also the source for inspiration, humor, hope, dignity, and joy. Ms. Carragon’s words understand the complexities of struggle—words that many of her readers could relate to.

Patricia Carragon has the resilience to overcome obstacles—a fighter who bounces back before the ten count. Amy Barone, author of “Kamikaze Dance”(Finishing Line Press), says, “The poems’ heroine rarely frets, but accepts conflict and missed connections with grace. Readers will delight in Patricia Carragon’s poems brimming with irony, imagination, and ordinary life gone amok.” Cindy Hochman, Editor-in-chief of First Literary Review-East, sums it up: “There is, however, a vital remnant of a happy fairytale that survives in Carragon’s poems: the M-A-G-I-C she sprinkles into each and every one of them, reminding us to hold fast to those treasures that give us permission to live happily ever after.” And lastly, Karen Neuberg, author of “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press) and “Detailed Still”(Poets Wear Prada), says, “This is a beautiful book of poems about the power of imagination and a resilient spirit that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of innocence to gift us all with her creative magic.”

Brooklyn writer Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. As a child, she’d write and illustrate a make-believe newspaper. However, she wasn’t encouraged to write until the early ’90s when she wrote witty pitches for her Brunch ’n Fun social activities at St. Bartholomew’s Church. One friend encouraged her to explore her literary muse. Another friend said that her eulogy for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had poetic resonance.

Ms. Carragon is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. Her first book of poems is Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005), followed by Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Her publication credits include Allbook Books, The Avocet, BigCityLit, Bear Creek Haiku, Boog City, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, Maintenant, The Mom Egg, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Tribe Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, Yellow Chair Review, and others. She is a member of brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, and is a member of Pen Women’s Literary Workshop and Tamarind. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online.

Ms. Carragon hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Since August 2005, Brownstone Poets still continues to be a safe haven for the written and spoken word. It is an open mic reading held usually on first Saturdays with two or three guest readers.

INNOCENCE can be  ordered online at www.finishinglinepress.com or www.amazon.com

$14.99 retail, 44 pages, Finishing Line Press (March 3, 2017)

ISBN-10: 1635341523, ISBN-13: 978-163534152, First Edition

About Finishing Line Press

Finishing Line Press (www.finishinglinepress.com) is an award-winning small press publisher based in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA, which has provided an optimal outlet for poets since 1993.

CONTACTS:

Christen Kincaid, Senior Editor

Finishing Line Press

Phone: 859-514-8966

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Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

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Press Release on PRLOG.COM:

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