Proud to be part of this event on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Thank you George Wallace, David Lawton, and great weather for MEDIA.

From BULGARIA; Anton Baev, Elka Dimitrova, and poet/musician Ivan Hristo (poet / musician) 

From GEORGIA: Shota Iatashvili, Paata Shamugia, and musician Erikle Deisadze 

From NYC: Billy Cancel, Patricia Carragon, Chatham Grey, and musician Ptr Kozlowski 

Reminder: Poets Building Bridges, Sunday, March 6 FROM 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Proud to be part of this spectacular event. Thank you, George Wallace for inviting me to read:

The second in a month-long series of triangulations between international communities of poets, conceived, produced and directed by series host George Wallace.

Attendance at this zoom event, which will also be streamed live on Facebook and recorded and posted on Youtube, is free.  

Please note morning start!

Featured on March 6 are the following: 

From BULGARIA; Anton Baev, Elka Dimitrova, and poet/musician Ivan Hristo (poet / musician) 

From GEORGIA: Shota Iatashvili, Paata Shamugia, and musician Erikle Deisadze 

From NYC: Billy Cancel, Patricia Carragon, Chatham Grey, and musician Ptr Kozlowski 

In addition to Wallace, comperes for the event are Anton Baev, Shota Iatashvili. Facebook livestream will be hosted by great weather for MEDIA. YouTube recording courtesy of Cultivating Voices. 

Please register on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/checkout-external?eid=267873836857&parent=https%3A%2F%2Fpatriciacarragon8.wordpress.com%2F

This event is the second in the inaugural World Poetry Day Triangulation Project, an arts collaboration joining poets and musicians worldwide for six days in March, 2022.

ALSO Facebook livestream:

https://www.facebook.com/events/701581381001724?ref=newsfeed

Poets Building Bridges, Sunday, March 6 FROM 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Proud to be part of this spectacular event. Thank you, George Wallace for inviting me to read:

The second in a month-long series of triangulations between international communities of poets, conceived, produced and directed by series host George Wallace.

Attendance at this zoom event, which will also be streamed live on Facebook and recorded and posted on Youtube, is free.  

Please note morning start!

Featured on March 6 are the following: 

From BULGARIA; Anton Baev, Elka Dimitrova, and poet/musician Ivan Hristo (poet / musician) 

From GEORGIA: Shota Iatashvili, Paata Shamugia, and musician Erikle Deisadze 

From NYC: Billy Cancel, Patricia Carragon, Chatham Grey, and musician Ptr Kozlowski 

In addition to Wallace, comperes for the event are Anton Baev, Shota Iatashvili. Facebook livestream will be hosted by great weather for MEDIA. YouTube recording courtesy of Cultivating Voices. 

Please register on Eventbrite:

This event is the second in the inaugural World Poetry Day Triangulation Project, an arts collaboration joining poets and musicians worldwide for six days in March, 2022.

Sensitive Skin Zoom Reading, Thursday, May 28, 8 p.m. EST

Join us on Zoom for yet another in our seemingly endless series of online readings during quarantine! This week featuring:

– Peter Bushyeager
– Patricia Carragon
– George Wallace

Facebook Event:

Make the click here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/925871167873025/

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4151001005

No password required! No shoes, no shirt, no service! Zoom bombers welcome!

Note the new earlier time: 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT.

“Doors” open 10 minutes early.

Check out the previous Beer Virus readings (and many others from those halcyon unmasked days of bygone times) at our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC80J5V1cFybNQJhhzXXkwfw/

Subscribe today! Or, other suggested online options:
“Zero Zero Zero” on Amazon Prime
“Mrs. America” on Hulu
“Babylon Berlin” on NetFlix

Patricia Carragon’s latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles, and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. Ms. Carragon hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology and is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn.

Peter Bushyeager’s poetry has recently appeared in New American Writing, Sensitive Skin, Local Knowledge, Café Review, Live Mag!, Boog Reader 12, and the anthology From Somewhere to Nowhere. His poetry collections include In the Green Oval and Citadel Luncheonette, and he edited Wake Me When It’s Over: Selected Poems of Bill Kushner (Talisman House 2018).

George Wallace is writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, editor and co-editor of Great Weather for Media and Poetry, and author of 37 chapbooks of poetry. Winner of the Ditet e Naimit Laureateship (Tetova, Macedonia 2017) and the Orpheus Prize (Plovdiv Bulgaria 2018), he travels worldwide from his base in New York City to share his work.

Ron Kolm Book Launch, Sunday, August 4 at The Parkside Lounge at 4 p.m.

Thank you Ron Kolm for inviting me to read your wonderful poems.Congrats again on your new book. What I wrote in the blurb came from my heart.

Great Weather for Media Presents: Ron Kolm

Sunday, August 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Parkside Lounge317 East Houston StreetNYC 10002
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/912061109170803/

Great Weather for Media is pleased to host a celebration of “Welcome To The Barbecue,” a new book of poems by Ron Kolm. In addition to Ron, reading from the book will be Amy Barone, Patricia Carragon, Thaddeus Rutkowski, and reading host Francine Witte.

RON KOLM is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin magazine, and the author of Divine Comedy, A Change in the Weather and Welcome to the Barbecue. He’s had work in Maintenant, Local Knowledge, Live Mag! and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Ron’s papers are archived in the NYU library.

GWforM host George Wallace

Open Mic 2 drink (alc/non) minimum, $3 in the can to support the cause. You know the drill.

More End of the Year Publications

Happy New Year Everyone!


Last minute publication announcements before the ball drops:


Poetrybay Winter 2018/19
Kudos to George Wallace for accepting my jazz poem, “All I Could Do Was Cry” for the latest edition of Poetrybay.
http://www.poetrybay.com/winter2018-9/carragon-10.html
Poetrybay 2019, an online literary journal in the 21rst century, Consisting of Poetrybay, Polarity and Long Island Quarterly.
www.poetrybay.com


Included in this issue:
POETRYBAY: Tozan Alkan, Fred Alsberg, Wendy Barker, Meagan Brothers, Nathan Brown, Milenko Budamir, Patricia Carragon, Linda Sharbat Cleary, Craig Czury, Holly Day, Josephine Dickinson, Cornelius Eady, Dragan Evtimova, Elizabeth Grech, Gladys Henderson, Aimee Herman, Scott Rex Hightower, Cynthia Hogue, Kathleen Ann Hudson, Ron Kolm, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, ML Liebler, Jesus-Papoleto Melendez, Naomi Shihab Nye, Robert Peake, Octavio Quintanilla, Kevin Rabas, Bertha Rogers, Nicholas Samaras, Penelope Shuttle, Steven M Smith, Thomas R Smith, Dionysios Solomos, Susan Terris, Natalia Trevino, Martin Willits Jr., Viktoria Valenzeula, Edward Vidaurre, and Anton Yakovlev; plus flash fiction and a featured poem from Martin Espada.POLARITY: Youssef Alaoui, Bree, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Carradini, Andy Clausen, Neeli Cherkovski, Cathyann Cusimano, Jim D Deuchars, John Dorsey, Howie Faerstein, Jose Faush, Jack Foley, Chatham Grey, Ian Griffiths, S.A. Griffin, Ngoma Hill, Matthew Hupert, Jennifer Juneau, Craig Kite, Paul Koniecki, Ptr KozlowskiRon Lampi, Jenn Lane, Jessica LoosSteve Luttrell, Marta Markoska, Ellyn Maybe, Jesus-Papoleto Melendez, Thurston Moore, Frank Murphy,Valery Oisteanu, Annie Petrie, Puma Perl, Mike Platsky, Vincent Quatroche, Karl Roulston, Meg Smith, William Taylor Jr., Tommy Twilight, Scott Wannberg, Jeff Wright, and Daniel Yaryan.LONG ISLAND QUARTERLY: Lloyd Abrams, Donald Allen, Liz Axelrod-Olson, Antonio Bellia, Cliff Bleidner, Barbara Ann Branca, Richard Bronson, Adam Fisher, Tammy Green, Vicki Iorio, Kate Kelly, Joan Payne Kincaid, Maria Kranidis, Brendan McCurdy, Wayne Mennecke, Marsha M Nelson, Barbara Novack, Ellen Pober Rittberg, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Robert Savino, Barbara Southard, Dd Spungin, Ed SteverMary Jane TenerelliPramila Venkateswaran, Herb Wahlsteen, Lois Walker.
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Krytyka Lieracka ISSN 2084-1124 Nr 3-4•2018 

Happy to be part of this fine Polish publication, Krytyka Literacka and to be among these writers:
• Steve Dalachinsky • David Day • Isabella Degen Niels Hav • William Heyen • Peter Thabit Jones
Adrian Ligęza • Erica Mapp • Harry Nudel • Yuko Otomo * Erik La Prade • Tomasz Marek Sobieraj • Jacek Świerk
Joanna Turek • Barry Wallenstein • Jeffrey Wright.Thank you Tomasz Marek Sobieraj and Erik LaPradahttps://krytykaliteracka.blogspot.com/2018/12/krytyka-literacka-3-42018-english-issue.html?fbclid=IwAR366MtQ4GIZNILCgPyJY0JSFYEydPcQL-LK5Y5b9MgWBr-iOrH2OYGx8q0

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Bear Creek Haiku, Saturday December 29, 2018

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Niesen and your furry team members Tama, Frosty, and Kitty Kali for including me in your latest issue:

window candlelight
snowflake illumination
on glass


under the chandelier

words turn
to crystal

sleeping cat

her calm 
before the storm



Kudos to Paula Yup, t.kilgore, Peggy Dugan French, A.A. Milne, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Angelee, Deodhor, E. Martin Petersoen, Steve Ausherman

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Niesen and your furry team members Tama, Frosty, and Kitty Kali for including me in your latest issue:

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2018/12/melting-into-poetry-paula-yup-t-kilgore.html

window candlelight
snowflake illumination
on glass

under the chandelier
words turn
to crystal

sleeping cat
her calm 
before the storm

Kudos to Paula Yup, t.kilgore, Peggy Dugan French, A.A. Milne, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Angelee, Deodhor, E. Martin Petersoen, Steve Ausherman

               Bear Creek Haiku, Saturday December 12, 2018

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Niesen and your furry team members Tama, Frosty, and Kitty Kali for including me in your latest issue:

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2018/12/brooklyns-patricia-carragon-torontos.html

snow angels
turn gray
urban grief


under the chandelier

words turn
to crystal

morning shadows 

on sidewalk
a cat crosses

nature’s litter box

outside my building
yellow eyes behind bushes

Kudos to Suparna Ghosh, Marion McGauhy, The Barakat Gallery, Celine Mariotti, Kelly Sauvage Angel.

     Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #145, November 2018


Thank you Ayaz Daryl Niesen and your furry team members Tama, Frosty, and Kitty Kali for including my piece, “Roller Coaster Train” in your latest issue. Kudos to Peggy Dugan French, Judith Patin-Nielsen, t. kilgore splake, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, and more.

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Mankh’s Haiku Calendar 2019, Allbook Books Press
Thanks Mankh for taking my haiku and my photo, “Haiku Blossoms.”

undefeated the crocus wins over snow

past the open doors of a stalled trainbirdsong enters
moth lands on my arms makes swift exitsummer solstice

Kudos to Mankh, Cliff Bleidner, Edgar Carlson, Steve Dalachinsky, Betsey Dickerson, Geraldine Green, Bill Kenney, Yuko Otomo, Robert Savino, Patti Tana, J R Turek, Margarette Wahl, and more.

Spoken Word Sundays at the Parkside Lounge, November 18 at 4 p.m.

 

I’m happy to be reading with Mike Jurkovic and  Barbara Ann Branca at this event hosted by George Wallace

Spoken Word Sundays NYC
Great Weather for MEDIASunday, November 18, 2018
The Parkside Lounge
31 East Houston Street New York, NY,

Featuring Barbara Ann Branca,
Patricia Carragon, and Mike Jurkovic

Hosted by George Wallace

open mic. 21+$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.


FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/337875556988424/?active_tab=about


SUBWAY:

F to Second Avenue

Check the MTA’S WEEKENDER weekend screw-ups

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

UPCOMING CARRAGON EVENTS

UPCOMING CARRAGON EVENTS

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Thursday, September 27 at Bluestockings Bookstore

192 Allen Street, NYC – 10002

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

With Maureen Brady     

Hosted by Vittoria Repetto

Open mic ( for women and trans only) – sign-up at 7 p.m. – 8 minute limit


Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.
$10 suggested donation 

F train to Second Ave.

FACEBOOK EVENT :

https://www.facebook.com/events/283225419069835/

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Monday, October 1 at Saturn Series Reading at

Barlovento
430 Third Avenue at corner of East 30th Street, NYC
Train: 6 to 33rd Street, walk East

7:30 p.m.

With Juanita Torrence-Thompson and Elleraine Lockie

Hosted by Su Polo

Open mic sign-up at 7:15 p.m. $3 donation, plus food or beverage

6 train to 28th Street

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Open Mic for Poets

Sunday, October 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard

Jamaica, NY 11432

(718) 990-0700

Guest poet Patricia Carragon

Free admission

http://www.queenslibrary.org/event/open-mic-for-poets

F train to 169th Street

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Sunday, November 18 at the Great Weather for MEDIA Sunday Reading Series

at The Parkside Lounge

317 E. Houston Street, NYC 10002

Hosted by George Wallace

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

2 drink minimum (they do have coffee and sodas) 
$3 suggested donation. Open mic list closes at 4:45

F train to Second Avenue

More details to come on co-feature (s) . . .

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Sunday, December 16 at Voices of Poetry at the Montauk Club

25 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

With Cathy Gigante-Brown, Heather Corbally Bryant, Gillian Cummings, Terence Degnan, Devon Moore,

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Neil Silberblatt and Harvey Soss

Free Admission – No Open

2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza

G to Seventh Avenue

***Check with the MTA Weekender for all service changes

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

Happy February Here in the Rubbereden–Other Voices February Poets

Happy February Here in the Rubbereden–Other Voices February Poets

Happy to hear that “Living In Silence” is featured on Other Voices February Poets–February 1, 2016 on Here in the Rubbereden website.

I share the space with these fab dudes–George Wallace, Phillip Giambri, Anthony Murphy, and Bernard Block.

http://rubbereden.com/2016/02/01/other-voices-february-poets/


REMINDER: The Long Island Special–George Wallace and Friends, Russ Green and Vicki Iorio Hit Brooklyn Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

The Long Island Special–George Wallace and Friends, Russ Green and Vicki Iorio Hit Brooklyn Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents a Long Island Special–George Wallace and Friends–with Russ Green and Vicki Iorio, on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.
Brownstone Poets presents:
 
George Wallace
 
Russ Green
 
Vicki Iorio
Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900

Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street


4 or  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates. 

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com


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Photo Credit: Charles Peter Watson

George Wallace is a writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, author of 29 chapbooks of poetry, and Poet Laureate of the National Beat Poetry Festival. He’s co-editor of Great Weather For Media and teaches at Pace University in Manhattan. Recent appearances include the Ledbury Poetry
Festival, Festival D’Avignon, and in readings alongside Donovan and Thurston Moore.

Russ Green is a Graduate of Hofstra University. He is co-editor at Great Weather for Media and puts on poetry and arts events at the Brickhouse Brewery on Long Island in addition to hosting and curating poetry at Alive After 5 and Bradstock music festivals and The International Beat poetry Festival. Russ has read his work from New Orleans to Santa Fe and interesting places in between. His first book, Gimme Back My Radio, is out with Night Ballet Press. He can usually be foundcommuning with the mountains in Vermont with interesting artist friends or roaming the docks of Port Jefferson Harbor at night with his tuxedo cat. 
 
Vicki Iorio is the author of  Poems from the Dirty Couch. Her chapbook, Send Me a Letter will be published by dancinggirlpress this spring. Her poetry has been published in various print and online publications.