Carragon Books from Poets Wear Prada to Snuggle Up with During These Cold Lockdown Days

Meowku available on Amazon:

$12 on Amazon

also at

$12 on Barnes and Noble

Some Kitty Lit:

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.

Aaron Fisher, author ofBlack 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.


The Cupcake Chronicles available on Amazon:

$12 on Amazon

also at

$12 on Barnes and Noble

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 Patricia Carragon:

Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. She is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. She has been widely published online and in print. Her recent publications include The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry, A Gathering of the Tribes, Alien Buddha Press, Bear Creek Haiku, BigCityLit, The Café Review, Concrete Mist Press, First Literary Review-East, great weather for MEDIA, Indolent Books, Jerry Jazz Musician, Live Mag!,Madness Muse Press, Muddy River Poetry Review, Narrative Northeast, The New Verse News, Nixes Mate, North of Oxford, Panoplyzine, Paterson Literary Review, Poetrybay,Poets Wear Prada, Oddball Magazine, Orbis International Literary Journal, Redheaded Stepchild, Right Hand Pointing, Sensations Magazine, Sensitive Skin, Silver Birch Press, Stardust Haiku, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology and her poem Paris the Beautiful won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Herlatest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles, and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. Her first books of poems were Journey to the Center of My Mind from Rogue Scholars Press, followed by Urban Haiku and More from Fierce Grace Press. Patricia 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, USA.

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

Angel Fire, Carragon’s Debut Novel from 

Alien Buddha Press, Available on

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:



  • 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.

March Publications

March Publications

Bear Creek Haiku, March 2020

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


Concrete Mist Anthology, 2020

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

Kudos to poets:
Bob Heman, Michael Lee Johnson, Red Focks, Heller Levinson, Dustin Pickering, Bill Yarrow, Mary Newell, Mike Fiorito, Charles Rammelkamp, Ace Boggess, Annie Pluto, Cindy Sostchen-Hochman, Alison Ross, and others.
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The New Verse News, Sunday, March 22, 2020

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


Jerry Jazz Musician, Monday March 23, 2020

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


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


Oddball Magazine, Friday, March 20, 2020

Thank you Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright for publishing “Bésame Mucho.
Read it at

Publication News Late Fall/Early Winter 2019-2020

Publication News 
Late Fall/Early Winter 2019-2020

Nixes Mate, Issue 13, Fall 2019
Thank you Annie Pluto and Michael McInnis for publishing my poem, “Avalon.”

Congrats to Bill Yarrow and Zvi A. Sesling, and more.


Photo by Emily Hopper on

Stardust Haiku, December 26, 2019
the Persian cat  matches the weather  camouflage in whiteWarm regards to Valentina Ranaldi-Adams for publishing me in her monthly journal. 
Congrats to fellow poet, John J. Dunphy.


Narrative Northeast, Haiku Corner 7, January 15, 2020

Thank you Pamela Hughes for posting Jazz Purrs,dedicated to steve dalachinskyin your haiku section of Narrative Northeast. 
Kudos to Aaron Barry, Anne Knupher, Edytta Anne Wojnar. 
Click on the link below;


The Weekly Avocet, #372, January 19, 2020

the Persian cat  matches the weather  camouflage in white

Appreciate being published in The Weekly Avocet, #372, January 19, 2020. Thank you Charles Portolano. 
Kudos to Rochelle S. Cohen, Rex Sexton, Lisa Townsend, Michael E. Stone, Joe Bisicchia, Pyong (Byung) A. Fallgren, Susan Oleferuk, Conrad Gurtatowski, Eugene O’Connor, Marjorie Borden, Nancy L. Dahl, Julie A. Dickson


Nomad’s Choir Winter 2020, Vol.28 Issue 1

Thank you Joshua Meander for publishing “Strangers on the Shore.”
Kudos to Austin, Alexis, Alan Braverman, Rosalie Calabrese, Kathryn Fazio, Art Gatti, Robert Gibbons, Patrick Hammer, Evie Ivy, Penelope Maguffin, Joshua Meander, Alexandra Portal, John A. Todras, and more.
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, February 6, 2020

Grateful for Ayaz Daryl Nielson’s posting about “Meowku” along with Don Wentworth’s new book, “With A Deepening Presence.”
Read all about it at:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, February 14, 2020

Grey Pet Animals Cat Animal View Fluffy Cat

Big thanks again to Ayaz Daryl Nielson’s posting my new catku. Kudos to Peggy Dugan French, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and more.


Jerry Jazz Musician, Winter Edition, February 17, 2020

“Untitled” by Henry Dendander

Grateful appreciation to Joe Maita for posting 2 poems, “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” and “All I could Do Was Cry.”
Shout outs to :
Alan YountArlene CorwinAurora LewisAurora M. LewisD.R. JamesDan FranchEd RuzickaErren KellyFelicia CherneskyFreddingtonGerard SarnatJoel GlickmanJohn StuppJordan ThrethewayJulianne Di NennaKristofer CollinsMichael KeshigianMichael L. NewellMichael Vander DoesNathan TluchowskiPaula PuolakkaPhil LinzPhyllis WaxR. BremnerRobert NisbetRobin RayRoger SingerRussell DupontSusandaleT.S. DavisTerrance Underwood

Revised Carragon Events February-March 2020

Photo by Marc-André Runcie-Unger

A New Decade for Sharing Words. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events with other wordsmiths and more!
Will be bringing my latest books,”Meowku” and “The Cupcake Chronicles” from Poets Wear Prada to the reading. Hope to have my new novel, “Angel Fire,” for the Secret Loft reading.

Saturday, February 15 

Boog City 13.5 Arts FestivalFrom 1:30 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. 

Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave. Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 11238
(718) 789-1534$5 admission

I go on around 5:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. Miwa Gemini (music) 2:00 p.m. Jim Feast2:10 p.m. Bonny Finberg2:20 p.m. Yuko Otomo2:30 p.m. Eve Packer 2:40 p.m. Matthew Hupert2:55 p.m. Susan Weiman3:05 p.m. Dorothy Friedman August3:15 p.m. break3:25 p.m. Jane Ormerod3:35 p.m. David Lawton3:45 p.m. Natalie Mack (music)4:00 p.m. Evie Ivy4:10 p.m. Thomas Fucaloro4:20 p.m. Jason Zuzga4:35 p.m. Natalie Mack (music)4:50 p.m. Poetry Talk Talk, featuring Joanna Fuhrman and Jean-Paul Pecqueurreading and in conversation5:20 p.m. Amy Barone5:30 p.m. Patricia Carragon5:40 p.m. Hugo dos Santos5:55 p.m. Jason Trachtenburg (music)6:10 p.m. Cynthia Dewi Oka6:25 p.m. Meghan Boltz6:40 p.m. Kirwyn Sutherland6:55 p.m. Wanda Phipps7:05 p.m. Suzan Jivan7:20 p.m. Jason Trachtenburg (music)


Thursday, February 27 

NeuroNautic Institute Presents
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Joel Allegretti

Patricia Carragon
John J. Trause

Hosted by Matthew Hupert

KGB Red Room

85 E.4th Street NYC 10003 3rd Floor up

Free Admission – 2 Drink Minimum – Open Mic

Friday, March 6 The New Feminine: Poetry/Flash Reading and Open Mic Meet and hearthe fabulous writers from Poets Wear Prada:
Patricia CarragonIris N. SchwartzTantra-zawadiChocolate Waters

Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman

Bureau of General Services / Queer Division208 W 13th St, Rm 210 NYC 10011from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.$10 suggested donation or whatever you can afford!!!

plus panel discussion
Open mic 

Secret Loft March Madness with Carragon and more

Thursday, March 26 

7:30-8: Open mic sign-up

8-10: Open mic and featured readers

Secret Loft
137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

$8 General Admission. Details to come on Advance General admission.

I’m happy to announce that I will be one of the featured readers at the amazing Secret Loft.
I will be bringing copies of MEOWKU, THE CUPCAKE CHRONICLES, INNOCENCE, and hopefully, my first novel, ANGEL FIRE.

I will be reading that day with other readers. Will update you when I know their names.There will be an open mic sign-up sheet by the refreshment area. Please keep your reading under 5 minutes.

David Dephy’s Book Review for “MEOWKU” on Home Planet News Online

A big shout out to David Dephy’s stellar book review for “MEOWKU” (Poets Wear Prada) in the Issue #7 of Home Planet News Online.

MEOWKU: poems by Patricia Carragon, Poets Wear Prada, 2019

ISBN-13: 978-1-946116-21-5, Paperback:                                        

46 pages, List Price: $12.00

As I was reading Patricia Carragon’s poetry, I was overcome with a peculiar feeling – as if I felt a warm nearness of a kitten while sensing its absolutely unmistakable alienation.

Plenty has been written and said about cats, but rarely anyone has managed to create poetry so catlike, and with such laconic ease. I was reading the book, thinking “do I love cats or not?” but whether I understand them or not does not have much importance now, as this book is beyond any stereotype and when we talk about cats and their universe, it’s hard not to remember T.S. Eliot, in whose writing every word feels like it’s been written specifically for you so that you can see and examine a unique world which you yearn to enter, while at the same time feeling some trepidation about entering it – as if something is stopping you. It’s the same feeling now with this book; I don’t mean just the intellectual and emotional union with Eliot’s work, but also the impulse of creativity and the simplest, yet most revealing forms of expression.

I believe every work is judged by how closely it reaches the original aim of the author and by the mastery with which it reaches its destination. I believe the aim is the reader’s heart, the heart of each human, no matter what age or sex they may be, whoever reads the text and feels some inexplicable, wonderful strangeness…a loving nearness of kittens . . . 

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MEOWKU is meowing for the holidays

MEOWKU is meowing for the holidays! Books make wonderful gifts for family and friends.

and a haiku nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Thank you Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper!

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Paperback: 46 pages

Publisher: Poets Wear Prada (August 18, 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1946116211

ISBN-13: 978-1946116215

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces

Get your copy of “The Cupcake Chronicles” and “Meowku” online

Purchase Links: 
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Reminder: The Zinc Bar Reading, Sunday, September 29 Book Launch for Meowku


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The Zinc Bar Reading
Sunday, September 29 at 5 p.m.

Patricia Carragon

Jennifer Juneau

Francine Witte

Hosted by Joe Elliot
$5 Suggested donation

Book Launch for MEOWKU 
get your signed copy for $12:

I will be reading from my new chapbook, Meowku and my Jazz Poetry at this former speakeasy.

Zinc Bar

82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)New York, NY 10012

Trains: A, E, C, D, F, M to West 4th Street

MEOWKU is Live on Amazon, Plus, Meet The Author of MEOWKU at Brooklyn Book Festival


MEOWKU is Live on Amazon!

Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper of Poets Wear Prada are happy to announce that Patricia Carragon‘s MEOWKU is available on Amazon.

Here’s the purchase link: or go to


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.




  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Poets Wear Prada (August 18, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1946116211
  • ISBN-13: 978-1946116215
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces

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