The 2021 Newark Porchfest, Saturday, September 25

The 2021 Newark Porchfest, Saturday, September 25

Patricia CarragonRobert GibbonsPrince A McNallyTalena Lachelle Queen, and Tantra Zawadi will be performing on the portico at:


533 Ridge Street
Newark, NJ


2:00-3:00 pm


This event is Free and Open to the Public!

Thank you, Marsha McGowan, for hosting us!

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.

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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.

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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/
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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/

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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/

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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
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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/

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

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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/

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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

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snowflakes

crochet accessories

for my hair

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spring knows green
the buds on trees
the blades of grass

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

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the adoptive moment
waits for cats
in cages

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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/


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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  . . .
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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
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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

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bodega cat

on the counter

not for sale

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motherless kittens

by the garbage

ominous winds
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underneath the car

an orange tabby

finds solace

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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

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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

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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.

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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
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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

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/

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)

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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



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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 
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Secret Loft March Madness with Carragon and more


Thursday, March 26 


7:30-8: Open mic sign-up

8-10: Open mic and featured readers

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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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

46 pages, List Price: $12.00

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

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

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

Read more at:

http://homeplanetnews.org/7-Review-3.html

Order your copy of “MEOWKU” on Amazon. com below:

https://amzn.to/2MTklrO

Carragon Upcoming Readings February-March 2020


A New Decade for Sharing Words.

Photo by Marc-André Runcie-Unger

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. 

Saturday, February 15 

Boog City 13.5 Arts Festival

From 1:30 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. 

Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave. 

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 11238
(718) 789-1534
Free Admission

(I go on around 6:10) 

Schedule:

1:30 p.m. Miwa Gemini (music)2:00 p.m. Jim Feast2:10 p.m. Bonny Finberg2:20 p.m. Carol Wierzbicki2:35 p.m. Eve Packer 2:45 p.m. Matthew Hupert3:00 p.m. Susan Weiman3:10 p.m. Dorothy Friedman August3:20 p.m. break3:30 p.m. Jane Ormerod3:40 p.m. David Lawton3:50 p.m. Jessica Rogers-Cerrato4:00 p.m. Natalie Mack (music)4:15 p.m. Evie Ivy4:25 p.m. Karen Neuberg4:35 p.m. Jason Zuzga-154:50 p.m. Natalie Mack (music)5:05 p.m. breakHost TBD6:00 p.m. Amy Barone6:10 p.m. Patricia Carragon6:20 p.m Hugo dos Santos6:35 p.m. Cynthia Dewi Oka-156:50 p.m. Meghann Boltz-157:05 p.m. Jason Trachtenburg (music)7:35 p.m. Wanda Phipps7:35 p.m. Jean-Paul Pecqueur7:45 p.m. Kirwyn Sutherland-158:00 p.m. Joanna Fuhrman8:10 p.m. Suzan Jivan-158:25 p.m. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thursday, February 27 
NeuroNautic Institute Presents
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Joel Allegretti
Patricia Carragon
John J. Trause
Hosted by Matthew Hubert
KGB Red Room
85 E.4th Street NYC 10003 3rd Floor up
Free Admission – 2 Drink Minimum 

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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

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/206631600452123/



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 AND OPEN MIC

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:

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/innocence-by-patricia-carragon/?fbclid=IwAR1ro-tqaqi79CbuAu5cOoJ4Wb6w0P-x3FictvWRs1FfYzOj4q0ByaT0RZk

..https://www.amazon.com/Innocence-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1635341523/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=innocence+patricia+carragon&qid=1576326375&sr=8-1
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