January/February Publication News:

January/February Publication News:
Thank you, Charles Portolano for publishing my three Winter Haiku 
in The Weekly Avocet #266, January 7, 2018
 
snow-covered branches 
match the buttercream frosting
on mini cupcakes
 
gray sky, white landscape
a grim world’s transformation
for the holidays
 
gingerbread cookies 
mimic fresh snow
on trees and houses
 
 
Kudos to Ed Galing, Jenene Ravesloot, Paula Schultz, Dee Matthews, Margaret Bobalek King, John, MacLean, Joan Kantor, Leslie Mills, Maralee Gerke, Cohl Warren-Howles
 
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Thank you, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for accepting my work for Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, January 8, 2018
 
 
subway in motion 
wheels sing lullabies
passengers fall asleep
 
vapor clouds 
rise from my teapot
winter cold blues
 
A shoutout to Peggy Dugan French, Aj´sa D´zemila Zahirovi´c, t. kilgore splake, Dennis Rhodes, Steve Ausherman, pl. wick, Judith Partin-Nielsen
 
 
 
Also, another thank you to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my pieces in Bear Creek Haiku #141, January 2018

extreme sunshine 

tints the scenery
with glare
gray leaves  gray puddles
gray chill underneath
gray cardigan
 
behind Brooklyn Bridge 
walls of gray mist hide skyline
delusional rain
 

silhouette patterns 

washi paper made from sky
ailanthus collage
 

rain forgives anger
when it falls with grace and hope

water heals the land
courage replants, life renews
the earth and sun in balance
 
More shoutouts to Jean Aldriedge, Steve Ausherman, Peggy Dugan French, Greg Gregory, Stephanie Hiteshew, Rachel Ikens, Judy Katz-Levine, Celine Rose Mariotti, Carl Mayfield, Elanor Michael, normal, Robert O’Rourke, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Teresinka Pereira, James B. Peters, Cathy Porter, Dennis Rhodes, Toma Rosen, Dennis Saleh, t. kilgore splake, Jane Stuart, Diane Webster, pl wick, Alan Young, Paula Yup
 
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Thank you Mankh for selecting my haiku for Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, January 23, 2018
 
 
January mist
the snow plow
gathers rust
 
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Thank you Editor, Bruce Weber for selecting Roller Coaster Train for the Poems in a Centerfold section of Green Kill Broadsheet, February 2018. A shoutout to Bob Heman, Teresa Costa, Bruce Weber, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, and more
Enjoy the issue below
 

Publication News November – December 2017

Publication News November – December 2017

November – December Publication News:

Happy New Year!

Playing catch-up with publications and kudos to all everyone else.

From Somewhere to Nowhere, the End of the American Dream (Anthology) Autonomedia, 2017.

A big shoutout to the editors: Jim Feast, Ron Kolm, and Shalom Neuman for publishing my short fiction, Behind the Glass.

This is a fabulously beautiful book on 9/11, the evil #45, the changing neighborhoods, and the failing economy. The contributor list is endless, including notable names such as: Jim Feast, Ron Kolm, Shalom Neuman, Francine Witte, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Holly Anderson, Samuel Delany, Elaine Equi, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Larissa Shmailo, Amy Holman, Chavisa Woods, Bud Smith, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Michael Rothenberg, Nancy Mercado, Jennifer Blowdrye, Susan Weiman, Susan H. Maurer, Ronnie Norpel, Barbara Rosenthal, Valery Oisteanu, Davidson Garrett, David Huberman, Su Polo, William Considine, Tsaurah Litzky, Ellen Aug Lytle,
Bob Quatrone, Janet Restino, Gil Fagiani, EK Smith, Steve Cannon, Micah Zevin, Penny Arcade, Phillip Giambri, Eve Packer, Dorothy Friedman, Sharon Olinka, Puma Perl, Kathryn Adisman, Bonny Finberg, Mike Topp, Aimee Herman, Erik La Prade, Amy Barone, Carolyn Wells, Leslie Prosterman, Carol Wierzbicki, Joel Allegretti, Sparrow, Jill Rapaport, David Lawton, Roxanne Hoffman, Hal Sirowitz, Jack Cooper, Lehman Weichselbaum, Hillary Keel, Gabriel Don, John M. Bennett, Bruce Weber, Peter Carlaftes, Mitch Corber, Bob Holman, Howard Pflanzer, Ama Birch, Ptr Kozlowski, Alan Kaufman, George Wallace, Nancy Mercado, Ronna Lebo, Linda Lerner, Robert Roth, Steve Luttrell, Bernard Block, Austin Alexis, Susan Yung, Cindy Hochman, Maria Lisella, Thomas Fucaloro, Craig Kite, Zev Shanken, Peter Cherches, Evie Ivy, Gordon Gilbert, Jane Omerod, Vincent Katz, Richard West, John J. Trause, Tom Savage, George Spencer, Sheila Maldonado, and many more.

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Late Light:25 Years of Poetry and Prose Anthology, Bright Hill Press, 2017.



Thank you Bertha Rogers for publishing my prose piece, Eviction.

Kudos to the Contributors: Betty Aberlin, Joel Allegretti, Dorothy Friedman August, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Bruce Bennett, Robert Bensen, Bhisham Bherwani, Mermer Blakeslee, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Frank Boyer, Maureen Brady, Lee Briccetti, Patricia Brody, Andrea Carter Brown, Ryan J. Browne,  Joseph Bruchac, Christopher Bursk, David Cappella,  Patricia Carragon, Alan Catlin, Alex Cigale,  Breena Clarke, Cheryl Clarke, Joanne M. Clarkson, Suzanne Cleary,  Esther Cohen,  Jaimee Wriston Colbert, Alfred Corn, Nancy Vieira Couto, Kathleen Cromwell, Dale Dapkins,  Eva Davidson, Carol V. Davis, Brittney S,Dayeh, Chard deNiord, Lori Desrosiers, Ram Devineni, Sean Thomas Dougherty, George Drew, William Duke, Evelyn Duncan, Graham Duncan, Patricia Eakins, Judith Edelstein, Joseph Elliot, Barbara Elovic, Alvin Eng, Karen Fabiane, Gil Fagiani, Margot Farrington, Allen C. Fischer, Sally Fisher, Charles Fishman,  Rachel Contreni Flynn, Richard Foerster, Alice B. Fogel, April Ford, Peter Fortunato, Fox Frazier-Foley, Philip Fried, Carol Frost, Joanna Fuhrman, Eric Gansworth, Christine Gelineau,  Paul Genega, Beatrice Georgalidis, Becky Gould Gibson, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Mary Gilliland, Veronica Golos, David Gonzalez, melissa christine goodrum, Roberta Gould, Michael Graves, Elizabeth T. Gray Jr.,Geraldine Green, Andrei Guruianu, Naomi Guttman, Janet Hamill,  Elaine Handley, Steven Hartman, Roger Hecht, Alba Delia Hernandez, Robert Hershon, Jesse Hilson, Jean Hollander, Amy Holman, Bob Holman, Ginnah Howard, Steven Huff, Colette Inez,  M. J. Iuppa, Michael Jennings, Nicholas Johnson, Michael Jurkovic, Janet Kaplan, Meg Kearney,  Ruth Moon Kempher, Judith Kerman, Burt Kimmelman, Alan King, Alison Koffler, David J. Krajicek, William Kramer, Thomas Krampf, Mindy Kronenberg, Joan Larkin, Steven Lautermilch, Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Linda Lerner, Donald Lev, Toni Mergentime Levi, Richard Levine, Helane Levine-Keating, Maria Lisella, Christopher Locke, Katharyn Howd Machan,  Jeanne Mackin, Sheila Maldonado, Djelloul Marbrook, Lynn McGee, Kate McNairy, Joan McNerney, Billy Merrell, Sharon Mesmer, Robert Milby, Judith Mok, Rodger Moody, Daniel T. Moran, Caroline Morrell, Andrew Morris, Philip Mosley, Cynthia Neely, Murat Nemet-Nejat,  Richard Jeffrey Newman, Constance Norgren, John Paul O’Connor, Sharon Olinka, Steven Ostrowski, Matthew Paris, Lynn Pattison, Ellen Peckham, Alice Pero, Jo Pitkin, Palline Plum,   Georgia Popoff, Andrea Potos, Gretchen Primack, Lucyna Prostko, Suzanne Rancourt, Claudia M. Reder, Lisa Rhoades, Sherry Robbins, Bertha Rogers, Jay Rogoff, Liz Rosenberg, Charles Rossiter, Sharon Ruetenik, Helen Ruggieri, Mary Kay Rummel, Thaddeius Rutkowski, Margaret Ryan, Barbara Salvatore, Terrence Savoie, Boria Sax, Myra Shapiro, Steven Sher, Steven Sherrill,  Hilary Sideris, Karen Skolfield, Scot Slaby, Jordan Smith, Matthew J. Spireng, Susan Fantl Spivack, Claudia Stanek, Julian Stannard, Shelby Stephenson, Pamela Strother, Julia Suarez, Karen Swenson, Meredith Trede, Emily Vogel, Charlotte Zöe Walker, Barry Wallenstein, John Walsh, Chocolate Waters, Michael Waters, Bruce Weber, Joe Weil, Estha Weiner, Andrew Weinstein, Bhikshuni Weisbrot, Dan Wilcox, Malcolm Willison, Martin Willitts Jr., Teresa Winchester, Dayl Wise, Scott Withiam, Chavisa Woods, Carolyne Wright,  Lisa Wujnovich, Don Yorty, Marly Youmans, Margaret Young, Michael T. Youn
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Bear Creak Haiku Poetry Blogspot, December 5, 2017



Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for taking

gray leaves gray puddles

subway in motion
Kudos to:

pl. wick, Cathy Porter, Olimpio Coelho de Araújo (translator Teresinka Pereira), Diane Webster, Carl Mayfield, Dennis Saleh, t. kilgore splake


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Bear Creak Haiku Poetry Blogspot, December 8, 2017

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/12/kitty-purrs-poets-joanna-m-weston.html

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for taking:

Roller Coaster Train

Kudos to: 

Joanna M. Weston, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Paula Yup, t. kilgore splake, James B. Peters, Carl Mayfield, Judy Katz-Levine, and, Bijoy Kant Dubey

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Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for taking:
rain forgives anger

Kudos to:

Peggy Dugan French, Rex Sexton, Don Wentworth, Steve Ausherman, Carl Mayfield, t. kilgore splake, Angelee Deodhar


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Bear Creak Haiku Poetry Blogspot, December 16, 2017

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/12/t-kilgore-splake-james-b-peters.html

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for taking:

photographs can’t always see

pastoral silence

Kudos to: 

t. kilgore splake, James B. Peters, Teresinka Pereira, Steve Ausherman, Yarrow, Ann Christine Tabaka, Greg Gregory, Nancy Shires, and Juanita Torrence-Thompson

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Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, December 1, 2017
 Thank you Mankh for posting:

prayers 
cover the earth
trees striped of leaves

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Mankh’s 2018 Haiku Calendar, Allbook Books Press, 2017


Thank you Mankh for publishing:

Long Island nimbus
above the bridge and traffic
blue October sky

as the kettle boils 
            snowflakes slide down
                       the kitchen window

Kudos to the following contributors:

Gary Barton, Cliff Bleidner, Elena Botts, Paula Camacho, Patricia Carragon, Chris Clendenin, Jeanne Clendenin, steve dalachinsky, Jeremy Dennis, Betsey Dickerson, Carmela Dolce, Adam D. Fisher, Lynn M. Fornuff, David Fox, Dr. Phyllis Gildston, PhD, Geraldine Green, Barbara Harris, Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), Patrice Hasbrook, Linda Marie Hilton, Julio Holgado, Jim Kacian, Gurleen Kaur, Bill Kenney, Jadina Lilien, Maria Manobianco, Sheila Mardenfeld, Roberta A. McQueen, Cindy Medina, Linda Ranieri Melodia, A. Molotkov, Onan Musoy, Christopher A. Nicola, Yuko Otomo, Pir, Tony Quagliano, Bev Robertson, Narges Rothermel, Will Ryder, Robert Savino, Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher, Barbara Segal, Keith Simmons, Barbara Suter, Patti Tana, Anne Marie Tognella, J R (Judy) Turek, JR Vork, Margarette Wahl, Kay J. Wight.
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Home Planet News Online, Issue 5, 2017



http://homeplanetnews.org/5-TContents.html


Thank you Frank Murphy for putting together another fine online issue and thank you for accepting the following pieces:

Diana from Anderson Avenue (fiction)
Kitty (fiction)
Sleep (fiction)
meltdown (poetry)
Covfefe (poetry)
The Hands (poetry)

 
Skateboard at 36th Street (photography)
Smoke (photography)
Beach of Dreams (photography)
Sleeping Furball (photography)
 
Kudos to:
 Fiction 


Book Review 

Editorial

About Us Artwork 


Gerry de Burca 
Patricia Carragon 
Bob Heman 
Michael Lee Johnson 
Donna Joy Kerness 
Corina Teunissen van Manen (C.T.v.M.) 
Angela Mark  
Eve Packer 
Aldo Vigliarolo 
Jim Zola: 
  1. Barry Wallenstein
  2. Roberta Gould
  3. Simon Perchik
  4. George Held
  5. Paul Pines
  6. David Gershator
  7. Teresa Costa
  8. James Croal Jackson
  9. lyn lifshin
  10. Mark Young
  11. John Marvin
  12. Alan Catlin
  13. Tony Gloeggler
  14. Vince Corvaia
  15. bruce weber
  16. Mike Jurkovic
  17. Tina Chan
  18. Amy Barone
  19. Pamela L. Laskin
  20. Angelo Verga
  21. Ian Ganassi
  22. Richard Dinges
  23. Gregg Weatherby
  24. Tim Suermondt
  25. Richard Fein
  26. Austin Alexis
  27. Diane Webster
  28. Changming Yuan
  29. Gil Fagiani
  30. Andy Roberts
  1. Linda Lerner
  2. Sarah Wyman
  3. Ronald Whiteurs
  4. Bob Holman
  5. George Snedeker
  6. Michael Lee Johnson
  7. Jared Smith
  8. Patricia Carragon
  9. Drew Marshall
  10. John Zedolik
  11. Sanjeev Sethi
  12. Mark Bonica
  13. Eve Packer
  14. Carol Alexander
  15. Thaddeus Rutkowski
  16. Lisa Galt Bond
  17. Ann Christine Tabaka
  18. Kenneth Salzmann
  19. Bob Heman
  20. Joseph Farley
  21. Chris Butters
  22. Richard Levine
  23. Steve Dalachinsky
  24. Donald Gardner
  25. Sam Friedman
  26. Frank Murphy
  27. Joshua Meander
  28. Ken Gosse
  29. Isis Zystrid
  30. JBMulligan
  31. Dorothy A. Friedman

 Featured Poet
Donald Lev                         1 Donald Lev                         2 



Essays
Robert Roth                         1 Robert Roth                         2 Austin Alexis                      3 


 

Matthew Paris:
THE Blog Bog

Hot Mike
The Poetry Performance Review
By Lehman Weichselbaum

Trump In Atlantic City:
A Play by Matthew Paris

 



New Books
Donald Lev                                     1 Linda Lerner                                 2 Paul Pines                                      3 

October-November Publication News

October-November Publication News


1-Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, October 20, 2017


Thank you Mankh for publishing one of my favorite haiku:

veins on leaves

my tree’s hands

touch mine


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2-Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, October 24, 2017


Thank you ayaz daryl neilsen. Check out these other poets:

Diane Webster, Cathy Porter, Nancy Shires, Teresinka Pereira, Candy Cooper-Towler, Ann Christine Tabaka, Jean Aldriedge, Carl Mayfield, and Toma Rosen.

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/10/favorite-poets-and-their-poems-diane.html


pastoral silence
      inner cacophony
      speaks           
                                        
                                        
                trees having
                 
                            an icicle meltdown

                            mid-winter blues

vapor clouds
rise from my teapot             a praia dorme
Winter cold blues                          a maré, um corbertor
                                                       a lua assiste

                                the beach sleeps
                                         the tide, a blanket
                                                   the moon watches


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3-The Weekly Avocet #257, November 12, 2017


Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my nature poetry. Honored to be with Carol Winter, Dave Jilk,Mary Jane Andrews, Wilda Morris, Ned Pendergast, Charles Portolano, Tim Grassley, Neil Creighton, Glenn Hubbard, Mike Witmer, Joel Savishinsky.

Autumn’s Chill



Autumn’s chill
paints leaves
in rich reds and gold – 

casts them six feet 

above chilled soil. 

Sunflowers
become aged people. 

Green stalks turn gray, 

droop in defeat. 

Yellow petals shrivel, 

drop like ochre tears.


My sweater,
worn over a Summer top, 

feels no compassion.

An intricate weave
of utilitarian fiber
has me shiver
behind buttonholes.


But like flowers and leaves, 

I watch days fall apart. 

Autumn rubs my shoulders – 

a dubious sensation

born from wind,
devoid of love,
will die in Winter’s hands. 

Snow will come
to bury the past –
the trees will be at peace.


(Published in MOBIUS, The Poetry Magazine)



winds shake the trees 

goose bumps 

under my sweater


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3-The Weekly Avocet #258, November 19, 2017


Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my nature poetry. Honored to be with Floyd D. Anderson, Judith Lynn Sutton, John Swartz, Greg Gregory, Charles Portolano, Gene Rockwell Gant, Jackie Fellague, Michael Escoubas, Jane Lang, Walter Worden, Ray Zimmerman, Deenaz P. Coachbuilder




freezing toes

thinking about  

flip-flop retirement


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4- Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol. 25 Issue 4



Thank you Joshua Meander for publishing “Gray-White.”  Kudos to many fine poets: Bob Barci,

Jack Cooper, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Marvin Goldfarb, Jim Hart, Marilyn Thomas-King, Joshua Meander, Yinka Meander, Ros Rabin, Chris Robin, Sheryl H. Simler, and many more.

Gray-White

Gray-white—the sky looks old,

devoid of sunlit blue.

Like the overcast that covers Brooklyn,

the colors in my neighborhood diminish.

Melting snow,

devoid of youthful white,

hugs the cars and curbs.

The featherlike trees, 

devoid of chlorophyll expression,

stand like wrinkled silhouettes,

frozen in timeless sleep.

Sadness is everywhere—

gray-white paints the living room

to match my mood.

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5-Diaphanous Journal of the Literary and Visual Arts, Vol. 1, Issue 2,  Fall 2017, November 22


https://diaphanouspress.com/portfolio/deja-vu-patricia-carragon/


Thank you Krysia Jopek and Meg Harris for publishing, “Déjà Vu.” I’m happy to be in the same issue with Jennifer Juneau, Javad Ahmadi, R. Bremner, Tree Riesener, Krysia Jopek, Meg Harris, and more.

Publication News Updates


Publication News Updates:



Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of over One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Many thanks to Yuyutsu RD Sharma for including my 2 poems “Living In Silence” and “Outdoor Yoga Meditation Haiku” in the Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of over One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma, Edited by David Austell, Nirala Publications, 2017. Congrats to David Austell, Ruth Danon​, Carolyn Wells, Cathy Gigante-Brown​, Jack Tar​, Nancy R. Lange​, Bill Wolak, Mindy Kronenberg​ Su Polo​, Robert Scotto​, Michael Graves​, Christi Shannon Kline, Dan Szczesny​, Kymberly Brown​, James Romano​, Eugene Hyon​, Jan Garden Castro, and more. It was an honor to read at YogaSole on Saturday, October 21.

Available on Amazon.Com
https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Snow-Worldwide-Anthology-Intersections/dp/8182500885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508782463&sr=8-1&keywords=eternal+snow+an+anthology


Poems ’bout Love and Hate, Poetry Anthology #1, Edited by Jaroslav E. Sykora, 2017.

A shout out to Jaroslav E. Sykora for including my 4 poems “Living In Silence,” ”Open Space,” “Rage,” and “The Corneal Gates” in Poems ’bout Love and Hate, Poetry Anthology #1, Edited by Jaroslav E. Sykora, 2017. Happy to be on board with: John A. Todras, Joshua Meander, Noel Cohen, Linda Kleinbub, Rp Verlaine, Patrick Hammer Jr., Rosalie Calabrese, Anoek van Praag, James McMenamin, Barbara Hall, Julia Griffin, ff. white, Gabriel A. Levicky, Chris Robin, Jaroslav E. Sýkora, KenJazzo.

Available on Amazon.Com
https://www.amazon.com/Poems-about-Love-Hate-Anthology/dp/1548347671/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508785548&sr=1-4&keywords=Jaroslav+E.+Sykora


 
Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol.25 Issue 4
 
Thank You Joshua Meander for accepting “Gray-White” for Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol.25 Issue 4. Kudos to Bob Barci, Jack Cooper, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Jim Hart, Marilyn Thomas-King, Joshua Meander, Chris Robin, Sheryl H. Simler, Ros Rabin.
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, October 22, 2017
 
Pleased to be part of the Haiku group again. Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen. Kudos to Jo Balistreri, Dorothy McLaughlin, Dennis Rhodes, Carl Mayfield, t. kilgore splake, Greg Gregory, pl. wick
Click below and enjoy:
 
 
Mankh’s haiku du jour, October 20, 2017
Thank you Mankh for selecting one of my tree haiku:
 
veins of leaves
my tree’s hands
touch mine
 
 
Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #140, October 2017
Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen for including me in this issue with Sharon Anderson, Michael Ceraolo,
Lysa Collins, Bijay Kank Dubey,June Forte, Peggy Dugan French, Dean Wiseman Golden, Gene Gryniewicz, Stephanie Hiteshew, Jeff Howell, Judy Katz-Levine, Dennis S. Malan, Celine Rose Mariotti, Carl Mayfield, Gerald A. McBreen, Dorothy McLaughlin, Edir Meirelles, Ndongolera C. Mwangupili, normal, Karen O’Leary, James B. Peters, Cathy Porter, Dennis Rhodes, Toma Rosen, Don A. Ryan, Dennis Saleh, Vivian Bolland Schulklapper, t. kilgore splake, Jane Stuart, Tseten Madison Sun, Diane Webster,Michael Dylan Welch, Joanne Weston, Simone Wheeler, pl wick, Yates Young, Paula Yup
 
Catku
 
by the window
a snowflake meltdown
amuses the cat
 
the cat enjoys fresh snowfall
but the squirrel hides
under the a/c
 
dinner table scraps
trash bags ripped for survival
hungry kittens eat
 
like cat’s eyes
doors to inner peace
open and shut
 
keep your pussy
rodent-free
kick him in the ballot!
(for Alison Ross)
 
progressive claws
send political machines
to the shredder
 
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after grieving
sun gets brighter
days get warmer
 
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on hallowed ground
a sanctuary grows
wild geraniums
 
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wild geraniums
remember the holiness
that greed demolished
 
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inside this kaleidoscope
souls of flowers
ever-changing
 
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like clouds
departing for sun
grief fades
 
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Publication Announcements (December-January)

Publication Announcements (December-January)

Three of my poems “The Divine Comedy,” “If Kittens Could Vote, and “The Gilded Calf” are in the anthology, Not My President (Madness Muse Press, December 2016). Thank you Adam Brown.

You can obtain a print copy at this link here-    https://www.createspace.com/6785190

Kudos to: Steven Blue, Marc Zegans, Fee Thomas, JMGoode, Oz Harwick, Darrell Herbert, Dime Maziba, Robert Wilson, Claudine Nash, Virginia Mariposa Dale, Philip Elliot, Christopher Allen Breidinger, Heath Brougher, Sopphey Vance, Hope Vigil-Alvarez, Amy Ballard, Rich A.J. Odasso, Max Wilbert, Gaiyaiobi Xzandis-Zaevan, Don Beukes, Mike Maggio, Bob McNeil

I’m in the Weekly Avocet #125, January 25, 2017.  Thanks Charles Portolano.

by the window

a snowflake meltdown

amuses the cat

Congrats to Carol Oberg, Floyd D. Anderson, Irene Ferraro-Sives, Daniel R. Tardona, Sam Doctors, Sara McNulty, Flora T. Higgins, James L. Freeman, Lorna Yolk, Charles Portolano

Thank you Mankh for posting my haiku for Haiku du Jour, January 25, 2017:

January mist

the snowplow

gathers rust

    – Patricia Carragon

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I’m also branching as an Artist:

My photography “Birdwalk on Pineapple Street,”Senryu Exit,” and “Waiting” are in the Photography, Art and Video tab of the February  2017 Photography and Art edition of South Florida Poetry Journal.  Thanks Lenny DellaRocca.

Kudos to artists Ray Neubert, Lori Ceier, Patricia Whiting, John Childrey, Bill Wolak.

http://www.southfloridapoetryjournal.com/mainphp.html

Carragon October and November Publication News

Carragon October and November Publication News

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Cheers to the publishers and contributors in the following journals, etc.

PPA Literary Review, A Publication of Performance Poets Association, Volume 20, 2016

Performance Poets Association’s Cliff Bleidner for accepting “An Invitation to Taste Plums.”

Hats off to so many poets: John A. Brennan, C.A. Barbour, Louisa Callo, Gil Fagiani, Kathryn M. Fazio, Peggy Fitzgerald, George Held, Evie Ivy, Ptr Kozlowski, Maria Lisella, George H. Northrup, Barbara Novack, Tom Oleszczuk, Barbara Segal, Patti Tana, James P. Wagner, and so many more.

Clockwise Cat’s Catwise Clock, Issue 35, October 2016

Meows to Alison Ross for accepting my poem, “Divine Comedy.”

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/56081232/catwise-clock

Purrs to Mike Maggio, Stephen M. Singer, Kathrine Yets, Jeff Bagato, Gerard Sarnat, Andrea, Wyatt, Eva Skrande, Alison Ross, Oscar Varona, Daniel Thompson, John Doyle, Gary Beck, Derek Owens, Nelly Sanchez, Lindsay McLeod, Sergio Ortiz, Beverley Catlett, Dennis Wheeler, Unitas Quick, Cindy Hochman, Tim Lewis, Martin H. Levinson, Jacob Russel, Saira Viola, Lily Tierney, Chani Zwibel, Edwin L. Young, Bob Heman, Irene Koronas,

Lana Bella, Bill Wolak, Peter Davison, and Michael St. Germain

13 Days of Halloween, Day 3, Local Gems Press, October 21, 2016

Thank you Ishwa (James P. Wagner) for publishing my “Halloween Cat Haiku”

Cheshire Cat in black

curls up . . . disappears up-close

            trash bag in disguise

ghostly calicos

toms the color of midnight

catnip bewitches

eyes of the cat witch
hypnotize her devotees
cuteness wins more treats

Purrs to Amie Kachinoski and Joan McNerney

The Weekly Avocet #202, October 26, 2016

Thank you Charles Portolano for posting my haiku:

ghostly calicos

toms the color of midnight

catnip bewitches

Cheers to these nature poets: Patricia Foldvary, Ria Meade, Monica A. Andermann, Julie A. Dickson, Eugene O’Connor, Carol A. Amato, Roselyn Stewart, Barbara Hantman, Kristine Rued-Clark, Dennis Burton, Mary C. Rowin, Meg Neal, Charles Portolano

Haiku du Jour, October 30, 2016

Thank you Mankh for loving this simple poem about my beloved Flushing maple tree

veins on leaves

my tree’s hands

touch mine

Surreal Poetics, Issue 2, November 2016

Thank you Daren Berton for publishing my poem, “Perpetual Time.”

http://surrealpoetics.weebly.com/

Congrats to the following contributors: Rachel J. Bennett, Joseph Ellison Brockway, Yu-Han Chao, Carol Dorf, Sara Eddy, Bonnie Emerick, Andrew Gent, Tom Holmes, Caroline Johnson, Margie Kivel, Dean Kostos, Socrates Martinis, Toti O’Brien, Basilike Pappa, James Penha, Alison Ross, Ina Roy-Faderman, Matthew W. Schmeer, Michael Dwayne Smith, Taunja Thomson, and Brenda Yates