April – July 2021 Publication News


Bear Creek Haiku:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, April 14, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to 

John Grey, Don Ryan, Lisa Reynolds, Angelee Deodhar, Peggy Dugan French and Toni Morrison, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Rachael Ikins and Cato, Judith Nielsen

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/04/poets-john-grey-don-ryan-lisa-reynolds.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, May 23, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to

Keiko Izawa, Amy Hrynchuk, Kelley Jean White, Jimmy Pappas, Aftab Yusuf Shaikh, Judith Partin Nielsen, Rachael Ikins, and, Lin and Yuki…!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/05/poets-keiko-izawa-amy-hrynchuk-patricia.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, May 25, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to

Cynthia Sidrane, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Joe Sebastian, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Alan Watts, Rochelle S. Cohen, and, Cathy Porter…!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/05/poets-cynthia-sidrane-sarah-mahina.html

Bear Creek Issue #174 June 2021
Much appreciation, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my work. Shout outs to Rachael Ikins, and Michael Ceraolo.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Weekly Avocet:

The Weekly Avocet #440 May 9. 2021

Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivi, and Valerie for publishing my haiku

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

Jerry Jazz Musician:

Miles Davis during Cannonball Adderley’s “Somethin’ Else” session, Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1958.

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Poetry Collection Inspired by Miles Davis, May 27, 2021

Please that Joseph Maita published “Blue in Green” and If I Could Write A Book.

Happy to share the space with:

Alan YountAmy BaroneAndres ChaparroAnthony WardAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBob WaltersByron BeynonCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeCharles Joseph AlbertCharlie BriceChristel RoelandtChristopher D. SimsClaire AndreaniCraig SmithD.R. JamesDavid CookeDavid DephyDavid LohreyDH JenkinsEd ColettiEdward SheehyErren Kellyfrancis wolffFrank WilkesFred JourdainFred ShawFreddingtonGary JudeHenry Denanderjazz poetryJoel Jacob ToddJohn Kendall HawkinsJohn L. StanizziJohn RileyJohn StuppJudith VaughnKathryn MacDonaldKristofer CollinsMark FogartyMartel ChapmanMichael D. AmitinMichael L. Newellmiles davisMiles Davis poetry collectionP.W. Bridgman,  Paul LoveringPhyllis WaxR. BremnerRoger SingerRussell DupontSteve DalachinskySteve PaulSusandaleTerrance UnderwoodVakseenVictor Enns

Jerry Jazz Musician, July 3, 2021

Thank you Joe Maita for taking “At Last ” as a spotlight poem.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Danse Macabre

Pleased that my poem “Caution,” is in the June Issue 135 of Danse Macabre.  Happy to see Peter Cherches here as well.

DM 135 ~ https://dansemacabreonline.wixsite.com/neudm/copy-of-entr%C3%A9e-dm-131-1

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Acoustic Levitation, June 2021:

Happy to have my poems “Almost Blue” and “The Handekerchief” in this journal with friends, and thanks again Steve:

Dear Friends,
Thanks for your patience.Your work is posted now, and here are the live URL links.Please spread this as far and wide as possible.Yours,Steve Koenig
Poems by1/Austin Alexishttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/alexis.html
2/Patricia Carragonhttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/carrogan.html
3/Pamela Laskinhttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/laskin.html

4/David Messineohttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/messineo.html
5/Barry Wallensteinhttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/wallenstein.html

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Surviving Suicide A Collection of Poems that may Save a Life– Nirala Press

Honored to be in “Surviving Suicide,” an anthology compiled by  Dean Stalham
My poem, “Just Say I Love Him,” was selected. Available now in July!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

#300 Backstory of the Poem: Patricia Carragon’s “At Last” July, 10, 2021:

Thank you Crystal A. Cooper for this wonderful interview and insight.
http://chrisricecooper.com/300-backstory-of-the-poem-patricia-carragons-at-last/

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

Meowku available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Meowku-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1946116211

$12 on Amazon

also at

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/meowku-patricia-carragon/1133369686?ean=9781946116215

$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: https://www.amazon.com/Cupcake-Chronicles-Patricia-Carragon/dp/0997981172/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=the+cupcake+chronicles&qid=1612469826&s=books&sr=1-7

$12 on Amazon

also at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cupcake-chronicles-patricia-carragon/1127227862?ean=9780997981179

$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.

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

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Poets-Wear-Prada/41483895438

http://twitter.com/pradapoet

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.

—————————————————————————————————-

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

~~~~~

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

——————————————————————————————-

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

——————————————————————————————————————

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

———————————————————————-

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/

—————————————————————————————

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

image

“City Shadows” – Patricia Carragon

—————————————————————————-

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

Late September Through October Publication News

Late September Through October Publication News

Thank you Jason Wright and Chad Parenteau for publishing my poems for Oddball Magazine, September 24, 2020 and October 13, 2020

Haiku Duet for Justice Ginsberg

https://oddballmagazine.com/poem-by-patricia-carragon-3/

Blue in Green

https://oddballmagazine.com/poem-by-patricia-carragon-4/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Madness Muse Press, Week #1, September 27, 2020


Honored to have The Intellectually Gifted Dog in the first week of this weekly journal. Thank you John Compton.
Cheers to the following writers: Jason O’Toole, L.B. Sedlacek, Julet Cook, J.J. Hastain, and more.
https://madnessmusepresssite.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/patricia-carragon/

—————————————————————————————————-

Spectrum 25, October 2020

Thank you Don Kingfisher Campbell for accepting my poem in this photo for Spectrum 25

Congrats to 
MARIELLE ASKEW, JESSE RAY TOVAR, TIM TIPTON, ELIZZABETH HAMILTON, JOSEPH NICKS, JACK G BOWMAN, VICTOR CASS, LAWRENCE BERGER, CARL STILWELL, EILEEN CAROLE, GT FOSTER, PEARL LEW, JAMES COATS, MARSHA GRIECO, JOE GRIECO, DAVID DEPHY, ELLARAINE LOCKIE, MEGHA SOOD, JUDY BARRAT, HEDY HABRA, CINDY RINNE, KATHRYN KUKLINSKI, PATRICIA CARRAGON, RICK LEDDY, JEFFRY MICHAEL JENSEN, ESTELA VICTORIA-CORDERO, DEAN OKAMURA, RS ROCHA, MARIA ILIOU, XRXN STXRR MXRTXNXZ, MARILYN STALDER-BURKE, ALICIA VIGUER-ESPERT, JACKIE CHOU, THOM GARZONE, GWENDOLYN FLEISCHER, STEPHANIE LOGAN, BILL CUSHING, ELLYN MAYBE, GARY JACOBELLY, CHRIS ASKEW, LORI WALL-HOLLOWAY, SHIH-FANG WANG, KELLY GREENE, CHARLES HARMON, PAULI DUTTON, COCO, LINDA NEAL, MIRA MATARIC, JOSHUA CORWIN, BETH BAIRD, THELMA T REYNA, RICHARD DUTTON, LISBETH COIMAN, PATRICIA MURPHY, JANE ENGLEMAN, SAMANTHA M, DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL.

———————————————————————————-


Beat Generation, National Beat Poetry Anthology Virtual Launch Part 2, October 16, 2020, Local Gems Press

Thank you James Paul Wagner for selecting  my recording of “Take Five.” So happy that this poem is in the anthology.

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bardspoetryrevolution/2020/10/16/beat-generation-national-beat-poetry-anthology-virtual-launch-part-2

You can pre-order your book here:

https://www.bardconvirtual.com/beat-gen-anthology.html

——————————————————————————————-

Muddy River Poetry Review, #23, Fall 2020


Thank you Zvi S. Sesling for publishing i’ve got you under my skin in Muddy River Review. Kudos to Jeff Santosuosso, Carrie Magness Radna, Ace Boggess, Miriam Sagan, R. Bremner, Bob Heman, Michael T. Young, ayaz daryl nielsen, Tom Suermondt, David Miller, et al. 
https://muddyriverpoetryreview.webs.com/?fbclid=IwAR24BrMlUaRO-uy7DY8_RKuivdiEr98pe1u-jdBadDr7HwXKcZYHinekwiU

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bear Creek Haiku

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Saturday, October 17, 2020


Wow, what a week! I’m in Bear Creek Haiku with Carrie Magness Radna and Jo Balistreri. Cheers to Matthew Banash, Ed Markowski, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Kierat Recktenwald, Dennis Rhodes, Alan Catlin, Carl Mayfield, r soos Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/10/poets-matthew-banash-ed-markowski.html


Bear Creek Haiku, #166, October 2020


Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen for publishing my haiku. Congrats to Michael Ceraolo,Judith Partin-Nielsen,  Dennis Rhodes, r soos, Paula Yup, Toma Rosen, t. kilgore splake, Teresinka Pereira, John McDonald, James B. Peters, Carl Mayfield, et al.


faucet waterfall

thinking of cats and haiku

while brushing my teeth

~~~~~~

summer heat

tell that to

the sleeping cat

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Spillwords Press, October 23, 2020

Excited to have my Halloween Catku posted in the latest Spillwords Press, October 23, 2020. Thank you Dagmra K.

https://spillwords.com/halloween-catku/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Poets Wear Prada’s Rainbow Project for the Color Orange, October 23, 2020

Haunted Brooklyn by Patricia Carragon

Haunted Brooklyn by Patricia Carragon

Much gratitude to Poets Wear Prada’s Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper for publishing my poem “Early Autumn for the Rainbow Project

https://rainbowliterary.blogspot.com/2020/10/patricia-carragon-early-autumn.html
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Happy to have “Strange Fruit” in the current Jerry Jazz Musician Poetry reflecting the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, and a heated political season — Vol. 4 October 29, 2020. Thank you Joe Maita. Pleased to see my friends Ronald P. Bremner, Carrie Magness Radna, Linda Lerner, Jack Cooper, Prince A McNally, and Ermira Mitre


https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2020/10/poetry-reflecting-the-era-of-covid-black-lives-matter-and-a-heated-political-season-vol-4/

Late August – September Publication News

Jerry Jazz Musician,  Collection of Jazz Poetry, Summer 2020 Edition, August 24, 2020

Happy that my two poems, The Very Thought of You and All I Could Do is Cryare in the summer edition of Jerry Jazz Musician. Thank you Joseph Maita for this honor. Pleased to be with these writers:

Alan YountAnggo GenorgaArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBob WaltersCarrie Magness RadnaCharles Joseph AlbertChristopher D. SimsCJ MuchhalaD.R. JamesDavid DephyDavid SweetEd RuzickaEd WersteinEdward Sheehyemory jonesErren KellyFelicia CherneskyFreddingtonGeoff PolkJerrice BaptisteJohn GreyJohn StuppJulianne Di NennaK. RobertsMichael L. NewellMichael Vander DoesMillicent Borges AccardiMoe SeagerPhil LinzPhyllis WaxPrince McNallyR. BremnerRobert NisbetRoger SingerRon KolmRussell DupontScott SilsbeSusandaleSusie GharibTerrance Underwoodwarren goodsonWilliam Minor

Click below and enjoy:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, August 27, 2020


Much gratitude to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen and his kitty crew for publishing my Catku. Shout outs to Tomas Tranströmer, Teresinka Pereira, Miriam Sagan, Rachael Lkins, Eva Limbach, Linda Amos, r soos, t kilgore splake, Chris “Cricket” Faiers
click below to read:
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/08/poets-tomas-transtromer-teresinka.html
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, August 30, 2020

Pleased to be in Bear Creek Haiku again. Thank you, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. You are the cat’s MEOW!
Kudos to Jo Balistreri, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Carl Mayfield, James B Peters, Judith Partin-Nielsen, t kilgore slake, and Antonio Machado!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/08/poets-brooklyns-patricia-carragon-jo.html

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Paterson Literary Review, Issue #48  2020

Thank you Maria Gillan for publishing “Dance With Me,” in the latest Paterson Review. Kudos to Amy Barone, John Amen, Laura Boss, Ted Jonathan, Linda Lerner, Ronald P. Bremner, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Amanda J. Bradley, et al.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Poetry in Performance #48, Annual Spring Poetry Festival, the City College of New York, May 1, 2020 (e-book)

Thank you and kudos to Pamela Laskin and Gregory Crosby for publishing “Send Me an Angel” in Poetry In Performance 48 and kudos to Jeff Wright Alicia Ostriker Ilka Scobie Barry Wallenstein Molly Peacock Keisha Keisha-Gaye Anderson Steven Koenig JP Howard Ellen Lytle Eve Packer Richard Levine et al and to the NYC students in this issue.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



The Weekly Avocet #407, September 20, 2020 and Jerry Jazz Musician, September 23, 2020

Thank you Charles Portolano of the Avocet and Joe Maita from Jerry Jazz Musician for publishing “September Song.”
Read the poem here on Jerry Jazz Musician:

https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2020/09/september-song-a-poem-by-patricia-carragon/

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~

masks on beaches

pandemic pollution

rises with the tide

~~~~~~~~~~~~
at Coney Island  

seagulls hold their own parade  

mermaids in lockdown

~~~~~~~~~~~~

an empty beach   

except  for wind  

sand in sandals


~~~~~~~~~~~~


Brooklyn sunshine   

girls on fire escape  

social distancing

~~~~~~~~~~~~

the orangutan

defends ancestral forests

greed defeats nature

~~~~~~~~~~~~

vesper moon  

wears crescent smile  

crickets chant

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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


~~~~~~~~~~~~

nocturnal love nest

outside my building

kitty hookers in heat


~~~~~~~~~~~~

outdoor litter box

kittens spread fertilizer

rose bushes thrive
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

***************

snowflakes

crochet accessories

for my hair

***************
spring knows green
the buds on trees
the blades of grass

***************

in a warm bed
the tuxedo cat curls up
into a ball

***************

the adoptive moment
waits for cats
in cages

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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/


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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  . . .
******************************
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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

******************

bodega cat

on the counter

not for sale

*******************
motherless kittens

by the garbage

ominous winds
********************

underneath the car

an orange tabby

finds solace

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

******************

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

Patricia Carragon~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Weekly Avocet #383, April 5, 2020

in the warm bed  the tuxedo cat curls up  
into a ball
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

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.
http://nixesmate.pub/avalon/


___________________________________________________________________________

Photo by Emily Hopper on Pexels.com

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;https://narrativenortheast.com/?page_id=6620

__________________________________________________________________

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:
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/02/patricia-carragons-meowku-don.html

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.