March Madness


MARCH MADNESS



Friday, March 6 

The New Feminine: 
Poetry/Flash Reading and Open Mic 

Meet and hear
the fabulous writers from Poets Wear Prada:
Patricia Carragon
Iris N. Schwartz

Tantra-zawadi
Chocolate Waters

Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman

Bureau of General Services / Queer Division
208 W 13th St, Rm 210 NYC 10011
from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.

$10 suggested donation or whatever you can afford!!!
plus panel discussion

Open mic 
FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/561717091220678/
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Secret Loft  with Patricia Carragon and Joel Allegretti

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

$5-8 General Admission. Details to come on Advance General admission.

Open Mic
I’m happy to announce that I will be featured at the amazing Secret Loft with Joel Allegretti.

I will be bringing copies of MEOWKU, THE CUPCAKE CHRONICLES, and INNOCENCE. 
FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2410070085972110/

Zinc Bar Video from Don Yorty

Zinc Bar Video from Don Yorty

Thank you Don Yorty for this wonderful video and promo for my books for Hanukkah and Christmas

#Innocence#Meowku#TheCupcakeChronicles#poetry#fiction#cats#Haiku
#PoetsWearPrada#FinishingLinePress

Check out this amazing video from Don Yorty Explorations
of my reading at the Zinc Bar back on September 29th.

Co-features were Jennifer Juneau and Francine Witte.

From Don’s blog:

“There are important stones one never sees because they are the foundation that hold everything up; not only the capitol, the stadium, and the church, but even the poetry reading. What are buildings or books without the words? Over the years, Patricia Carragon has offered her good spirits and support along with the poetry she writes, publishing and giving others venues to read at and be heard. A visible foundation, worthy of thanks, Patricia Carragon read at the Zinc Bar last September and I wanted to be there to catch her words. She read from three recently published books, InnocenceThe Cupcake Chronicles, and Meowku. The joie de vivre of her work makes the time pass, and while it does, you nod, enjoy and laugh; to know her is to love her you will understand at last.”

Click and enjoy my reading

Innocence is published by Finishing Line Press, and can also be found on Amzon. You can check out FLP here:

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The Cupcake Chronicles and Meowku are published by Poets Wear Prada. They can also be found online at Amazon. You can check PWP here:http://www.poetswearprada.com/


https://www.amazon.com/Cupcake-Chronicles-Patricia-Carragon/dp/0997981172/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=Patricia+Carragon&qid=1576213293&sr=8-8
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https://www.amazon.com/Meowku-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1946116211/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Patricia+Carragon&qid=1576213256&sr=8-1

With Tony Dohr, Jennifer Juneau and Francine Witte at Zinc Bar

Interview for the Wombwell Rainbow, January 5, 2019

Interview for the Wombwell Rainbow, January 5, 2019

Thank you Paul Brookes for your interview. 

Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, A Gathering of the Tribes, The Café Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, Poetrybay, and Krytyka Literacka. Herlatest books are The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) and Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News

Online. Websites:

https://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
https://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

1.     What inspired you to write poetry?
As a child, I would write and illustrate a make-believe newspaper. However, I wasn’t encouraged to write until the early ’90s when I wrote witty pitches for my Brunch ’n Fun social activities at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan. One friend encouraged me to explore my literary muse. Another friend said that my eulogy for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had poetic resonance.
2.     Who introduced you to poetry?
As a child, I admired Emily Dickinson, but found it impossible to write poetry. It was until my adult years that I started writing, thanks to people who believed that I have the gift for words.
3.     How aware were you of the dominating presence of older poets?
Starting out on the poetry circuit in the Fall of 2003, most of the poets were older. I’ve befriended several older poets who offered guidance and support. They taught me what I needed to learn, therefore grooming me to be the poet that I am today.
4.     What is your daily writing routine?
I don’t have a daily routine, because, unlike some writers, I don’t need it. I have a very busy schedule between my job, life, my Brownstone Poets Reading series, et al. When I don’t have the time to sit down and focus on my craft, I need not worry, because when I do, my muse works overtime.
5.     What motivates you to write?
Dreams, listening to music, riding the subways, and life’s experiences.
6.     What is your work ethic?
My work ethic is constant. I’m always in motion, whether it may be writing, working at my job, cleaning house, running errands, cooking, baking, snapping pictures, and more. I like to keep busy and as a night owl, I tend to do my best work at night.
7.     How do the writers you read when you were young influence you today?
When I read works by Emily Dickinson, William Butler Yeats, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, I’ve learned that metaphors and words express emotion. Sometimes, you can say less and mean more, like Ernest Hemingway and Matsuo Basho, especially in writing haiku.

8.     Who of today’s writers do you admire the mostand why?

I’m into books by Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. I can relate to his work since I’m currently exploring my usage of dreams and the metaphysical world in my poems, haiku, and fiction.


Read more at:

BOOKS:

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For Innocence:
Order your copy at:https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/innocence-by-patricia-carragon/
Or on Amazon at
https://www.amazon.com/Innocence-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1635341523

For The Cupcake Chronicles:
Order your copy at http://amzn.to/2yAYc9o
If you live in the UK,click on http://amzn.to/2rIbFeb

For Brownstone Poets Anthologies:

REMINDER: Finishing Line Press Showcase Reading at Poets House

REMINDER:

 

REMINDER:

 

Finishing Line Press Showcase Reading at Poets House



Thursday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Readers with works published by Finishing Line Press will present old and/or new poems:


Anita S. PulierJeanne Marie OstermanJames B. NicolaPaulA NevesCatherine Higgins-MooreKathleen McCoyDeborah Kahan KolbJeremy FreedmanTheodore CornwellPatricia CarragonAdam Berlin.



Event Location:  Elizabeth Kray Hall @ Poets House



Poets House

10 River Terrace at Murray Street
New York, NY 10282


Admission is Free


Sponsored by Finishing Line Press


FACEBOOK EVENT:


https://www.facebook.com/events/368841593631675/



By Subway: Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers Street all the way to the end (Rockefeller Park, along the Hudson River). Turn left and walk along River Terrace two blocks – Poets House is at the corner of Murray and River Terrace


BY BUS: The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Avenue and the Lower East Side. The M20travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave.


https://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/other-events/literary-partners-program-finishing-line-press-poetry-showcase

EVENT SPONSORED BY: 

Finishing Line Press

Where to Buy Brownstone Poets 2017/ 2016 Anthologies, Innocence, and Urban Haiku and More Online and at Bookstores


Where to Buy Brownstone Poets 2017/ 2016 Anthologies, Innocence, and Urban Haiku and More Online and at Bookstores



Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology:



$12 @
Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-687-2375
berlspoetry@gmail.com 

http://www.berlspoetry.com/

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Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology:

$17.99 paperback, $6.99 Kindle

https://www.amazon.com/Brownstone-Poets-Anthology-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1544703740

Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology:



$15.00 paperback, $6.99 Kindle

https://www.amazon.com/Brownstone-Poets-Anthology-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1530319226

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Innocence by Patricia Carragon:


Finishing Line Press
$14.99

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/innocence-by-patricia-carragon/



$14.99 paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Innocence-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1635341523




$14.99 
@Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-687-2375
berlspoetry@gmail.com

http://www.berlspoetry.com/



$14.99
@The BookMark Shoppe
8415 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-833-5115
http://www.bookmarkshoppe.com/

(Part of the Local Writers’ Display)


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Urban Haiku and More





$5
@Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-687-2375
berlspoetry@gmail.com

http://www.berlspoetry.com/

The “johnmac Radio Show” with Patricia Carragon, Sun, 7/2 at 7 p.m.

The “johnmac Radio Show” with Patricia Carragon, Sun, 7/2 at 7 p.m.

The “johnmac Radio Show” with Patricia Carragon, Sun, 7/2 at 7 p.m.

John F. McMullen will have me as a guest on Sunday, July 2nd at 7:00 P.M. I plan to discuss Brownstone Poets and share my poetry from my new book Innocence from #FinishingLinePress and read an excerpt from The Cupcake Chronicles forthcoming from #PoetsWearPrada.

Join us then at 7:00 PM Eastern time by clicking:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/johmac13/2017/07/02/the-weekly-johnmac-radio-show
on your browser on your browser and / or by dialing 646 716–9756 on your telephone (use the phone if you wish to join us on the air — John usually holds callers until near the end of the conversation.

You can order a copy of Innocence from Finishing Line Press:

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/innocence-by-patricia-carragon/

CARRAGON’S UPCOMING JUNE INNOCENCE READINGS

 

 

 

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Ken Siegelman’s Brooklyn Poetry Outreach

Tuesday, June 20, 2017   5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Park Slope Library

431 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Free Admission Open Mic

Host: Anthony Vigoritio

Subways: F to Seventh Ave

             F, R to 9th Street/4th Ave

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1769487726714728/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

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INNOCENCE Book Launch at The Cornelia Street Café

With Amy Barone, Davidson Garrett, and Karen Neuberg

Facebook Event:

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Amy Barone, author, Kamikaze Dance, (Finishing Line Press) 

Davidson Garrett, author, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems(Finishing Line Press)

Karen Neuberg, author, Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press)

 Wednesday, June 21, 2017   5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

The Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia Street Café, NY, NY 10014

$10 admission includes a drink

Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman

Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, to West 4th Street

         #1 to Christopher Street

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BIO:

Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, a Journal of Nature Poetry, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Sensations Magazine, Sensitive Skin, The Yellow Chair Review, among others. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her latest book is Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Patricia is an active member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.

Innocence by Patricia Carragon at The BookMark Shoppe in Brooklyn

 

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Hey Brooklynites,

You can purchase your copy of INNOCENCE

for $15

at this lovely bookstore in Bay Ridge

 

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The BookMark Shop

8415 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11209
(718) 833-5115

https://www.facebook.com/Bookmarkshoppe/

 

http://www.bookmarkshoppe.com/

Reviews:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Review of Innocence by Alison Ross in 

The Zen of Innocence in Thugwise Cat, June 2017

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

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

BKLYNER: Patricia Carragon on Innocence & Bath Beach

Happy That BKLYNER, a local online newsletter for Brooklyn, has posted an interview of me for Thursday, June 21, 2017. The link is below:
I’m getting excited about reading for Anthony Vigorito’s readings, Tom Kane’s BookMark Bards on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
Patricia Carragon is a poet from Bath Beach who loves cupcakes, cats, and haiku, and as a child wrote and illustrated a make-believe newspaper. It was her witty pitches for her Brunch ‘n Fun social activities at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan, though, that led to a life of poetry.
Patricia is also the host of the Brownstone Poets reading series and edits its annual anthology.  Her book of poetry, titled Innocence has just been published in paperback, and she will be doing a reading at the Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
Can you tell us about what prompted you to write ‘Innocence’? Is it autobiographical?
Several of the poems in ‘Innocence’ are based on personal experience—the expectations that withered over the years. No child or adult should be the victim of bullying, ridicule, and loneliness. But it is also about the triumph of the human spirit over hardship. In spite of what has happened to me, I still retain innocence for agape love, peace of mind, sunshine, and the rainbow after the storm.
 
What would you like readers to know about ‘Innocence’ before they pick it up?
‘Innocence’ is about how reality burns the “cookie-cutter” expectations of childhood and the “success stories” of adulthood. In several poems, reality is the extension of unescapable nightmares—the ones that hit you in the gut. But reality is also the source for inspiration, humor, hope, dignity, and joy. My words understand the complexities of struggle—words that many readers could relate to.
Your first book of poetry published in 2005. What did it feel like to publish your first collection, and how has your work changed since that first book?
Holding my first book, ‘Journey to the Center of My Mind’ (Rogue Scholars Press) brought joy and satisfaction. I was a newcomer to the literary world and was gaining acceptance among peers. My writing style has evolved over the years. I’ve learned to tighten my sentences and make the flow less jarring. Seems as though my style changes every five years. In ‘Innocence,’ I’ve included two re-edited poems, “Humoresque” and “Dead Flower,” from my first book.
What is your writing process for poetry and short fiction — Do you sit down to write everyday or when the mood strikes?
My process for writing is whenever the muse strikes. It could happen anywhere—on the subway or before I go to bed. If I don’t write down my thoughts immediately, my ‘trains of thought’ will travel to some undisclosed destination. LOL!
What are your greatest struggles as an artist? What about your greatest moment of success? 
My greatest struggles are getting my writing in the best shape possible for publication and receiving rejection letters. I’m constantly editing, in search for perfection. I read my work at workshops and readings. I value the feedback from other writers. This is necessary for fine-tuning my work. But it’s tough when those notorious rejection letters from literary journals hit my inbox. It’s part of the process of being a writer—you win one day and lose the next.
My greatest moment of success is when I see my work reach fruition. It could be in its completion, publication, or appreciation.
When (and how) did you know that you wanted to be a writer? Is there a specific moment that you started calling yourself a writer? 
As a child, I created and illustrated a club newspaper. However, I wasn’t encouraged to write until the early ’90s when I wrote witty pitches for my ‘Brunch ’n Fun’ social activities at St. Bartholomew’s Church. One friend encouraged me to explore my literary muse. Another saw poetic resonance in my eulogy for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Since you have an upcoming reading, can you tell us what it feels like to read your work to a live audience?
I like to come prepared. If the feature is ten or twenty minutes long, I would time myself accordingly—usually reading for about a few minutes under my time. I’d rather give those minutes to the open readers. I read a variety of work and use different moods, whether it be prose, poetry, haiku, flash fiction, et al. I want to engage my audience. No “poet voice,” please!
Tell us about your history with Bensonhurst/Bath Beach — when did you move there and why? 
I moved here on June 30, 2014. I needed to be closer to my Brownstone Poets reading series in Brooklyn Heights and my Brooklynite friends. Flushing was too far and Astoria was getting too pricy. You can’t beat the rents in this section of Brooklyn!
What do you love most about the neighborhood? What do you wish you could change?
I love the diversity of the neighborhood. Where can you find cannoli, borsht, dim sum, falafel, rice and beans, and gyros within walking distance? However, we do need more Internet cafés.
Does living in Bensonhurst/Bath Beach affect your work as an artist?
The everyday life in the neighborhood is poetry in motion. Poetry and art are everywhere. A haiku could happen while standing on the 18th Avenue D platform. Simple activities inspire, as well as the backyards, sidewalks, subways, trees, sky, and local cats. I always walk around with a notebook and iPhone.
What is your favorite neighborhood spot? 
Shore Promenade. Now with weather getting warmer, a morning schlep to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge would be as invigorating as going to the gym. Great for photography as well.
You can hear her read from the new collection, Innocence, on Tuesday, June 6 at 7pm, at the Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge.

NEW EXTENSION! MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016 AT HIGH NOON TO PRE-SALE YOUR COPY OF Innocence by Patricia Carragon

 

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016 

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TO PRE-SALE YOUR COPY OF 

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Advance sales NOW closes for Innocence on December 12, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

As many of you who have published with Finishing Line Press know, advance sales determine my pressrun.  So every sale counts now.

Book release date is January 20, 2017.  

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What they’re saying about Innocence:

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

—Amy Barone

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

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

— Cindy Hochman

Editor-in-chief, First Literary Review-East

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

–– Karen Neuberg

Author, “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press)

and “Detailed Still” (Poets Wear Prada)

Who is Patricia Carragon?

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

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