Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology is HERE!

Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology is HERE!

A big Brownstone thank you to the contributors and staff for making this happen.

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices across the U.S. and the world.


We would like to thank this year’s 59 reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.


We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and Maria Lisella as this year’s guest poet.


This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.

To the contributors, please DM me at pcarragon@gmail.com on how to receive your copy at the author rate.

For everyone else, it’s $16 on Amazon:

For everyone else, it’s $16 on Amazon:

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The Holidays are here, and it’s not too late to order your copy of the latest Brownstone Poets Anthology!

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Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices  across the U.S. and the world.  

We would like to thank this year’s 43 reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.

We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and Yuko Otomo as this year’s guest poet.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.

We are happy to announce the nomination of 6 poets from the Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology for a Pushcart Prize. Winners will be announced next year and published in the next edition of the Pushcart Prize anthology, edited by Bill Henderson with the Pushcart Prize Editors.

Congratulations to:

Carrrie Magness Radna, Emira Mitre Kokomani, Ernest Woodley, Jeff Cottrill, Megha Sood, Ron Bremner

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09J7MJXX7
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (October 12, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 94 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8548757890
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Brownstone Poets 2019 is Here!

Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology is Here!

A Big Brownstone “Thank You” to: my editorial staff, Amy Barone and Karen Neuberg,Bob Heman for his collage art, “The Egg” for the cover,Su Polo for her graphic cover design,Yuyu Sharma, our poet-in-residence,David Austell, our guest poet,Maria Lisella for helping us out with the memorial for her husband, Gil Fagiani,our contributors for their poems and photos.

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-nine reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible. We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and David Austell as this year’s guest poet. We mourn the passing of Gil Fagiani, who was a translator, essayist, short-story writer, poet, and friend, and have dedicated a section in his memory.This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings. 

Check it out on Amazon.com

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At the readings: author copy $8 and additional copies $10 each
non-author copies $12 each
Please stay tuned for all anthology events!

More End of the Year Publications

Happy New Year Everyone!


Last minute publication announcements before the ball drops:


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


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

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

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Bear Creek Haiku, Saturday December 29, 2018

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

window candlelight
snowflake illumination
on glass


under the chandelier

words turn
to crystal

sleeping cat

her calm 
before the storm



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

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

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

window candlelight
snowflake illumination
on glass

under the chandelier
words turn
to crystal

sleeping cat
her calm 
before the storm

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

               Bear Creek Haiku, Saturday December 12, 2018

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

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

snow angels
turn gray
urban grief


under the chandelier

words turn
to crystal

morning shadows 

on sidewalk
a cat crosses

nature’s litter box

outside my building
yellow eyes behind bushes

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

     Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #145, November 2018


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

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

undefeated the crocus wins over snow

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

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

Press Release for Patricia Carragon’s Innocence from Finishing Line Press

Press Release for Patricia Carragon’s Innocence from Finishing Line Press

 

 

For Immediate Release:

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Finishing Line Press Announces the Publication of

INNOCENCE by Patricia Carragon

Georgetown, KY — April 7, 2017 — Finishing Line Press is pleased to announce the publication of Innocence, a new collection of twenty-five poems by Patricia Carragon. 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. Ms. Carragon’s words understand the complexities of struggle—words that many of her readers could relate to.

Patricia Carragon has the resilience to overcome obstacles—a fighter who bounces back before the ten count. Amy Barone, author of “Kamikaze Dance”(Finishing Line Press), says, “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.” Cindy Hochman, Editor-in-chief of First Literary Review-East, sums it up: “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.” And lastly, Karen Neuberg, author of “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press) and “Detailed Still”(Poets Wear Prada), says, “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.”

Brooklyn writer Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. As a child, she’d write and illustrate a make-believe newspaper. However, she wasn’t encouraged to write until the early ’90s when she wrote witty pitches for her Brunch ’n Fun social activities at St. Bartholomew’s Church. One friend encouraged her to explore her literary muse. Another friend said that her eulogy for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had poetic resonance.

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.

INNOCENCE can be  ordered online at www.finishinglinepress.com or www.amazon.com

$14.99 retail, 44 pages, Finishing Line Press (March 3, 2017)

ISBN-10: 1635341523, ISBN-13: 978-163534152, First Edition

About Finishing Line Press

Finishing Line Press (www.finishinglinepress.com) is an award-winning small press publisher based in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA, which has provided an optimal outlet for poets since 1993.

CONTACTS:

Christen Kincaid, Senior Editor

Finishing Line Press

Phone: 859-514-8966

flpbookstore@aol.com

Finishingbooks@aol.com

Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

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Press Release on PRLOG.COM:

https://www.prlog.org/12631646-finishing-line-press-announces-the-publication-of-innocence-by-patricia-carragon.html

2017 Haiku Calendar: with brush calligraphy, photos, and art edited by Mankh (Walter E. Harris), Allbook Books

2017 Haiku Calendar: with brush calligraphy, photos, and art edited by Mankh (Walter E. Harris), Allbook Books:
to order:
Happy to have two haiku in this beautiful calendar from Allbook Books. Thank You Mankh!
😺😺😺
stiff as brown paper
       oak leaves resist
              winter’s wind
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songs of birds
songs of trains
roots of trees sing-along
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Kudos to all the contributors:
Nancy Abraham
Gary Barton
Cliff Bleidner
Elena Botts
Paula Camacho
John P. Cardone
Patricia Carragon
Ghada Chehade
Chris Clendenin
Jeanne Clendenin
Pat Clowery
steve dalachinsky
Betsey Dickerson
Carmela Dolce
Adam D. Fisher
Lynn M. Fornuff
David Fox
Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Geraldine Green
Barbara Harris
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
Derek Van Henderiks
Hannah Hildebolt
Linda Marie Hilton
Julio Holgado
Jim Kacian
Bill Kenney
Pola Lanzaro
Maria Manobianco
Sheila Mardenfeld
Roberta A. McQueen
Linda Ranieri Melodia
A. Molotkov
MariJo Moore
Onan Musoy
Christopher A. Nicola
Christine Noguera
Yuko Otomo
Kaveri Patel
Russ Perry
Pir
Tony Quagliano
Sophia Rivera
Bev Robertson
Narges Rothermel
Will Ryder
Robert Savino
Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher
Keith Simmons
Barbara Suter
Patti Tana
Anne Marie Tognella
J R (Judy) Turek
JR Vork
Lynne Weixel, PhD
Kay J. Wight
Ginger Williams

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

 

LASTEST NEWS:

NEW EXTENSION!

 

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TO PRE-SALE YOUR COPY OF 

Innocence by Patricia Carragon

 

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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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PRE-ORDERS SHIP Jan. 20, 2017

“Innocence” Send checks or money orders in the amount of $17.98 to:

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PO Box 1626Georgetown, KY 40324

Please send $14.99 + $2.99 shipping (per copy) for a total of  $17.98

If ordering multiple copies, shipping is $2.99 for the first copy

and $1.99 for each additional copy.

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.

There’s Still Time to Order Your Copy of Innocence

There’s still time to pre-order your copy of my latest book, “Innocence,” 

                     from Finishing Line Press

Advance sales for “Innocence” is through November 25, 2016. If interested, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering a copy. Advance sales will determine my pressrun.  Book release date is January 20, 2017.

It took love and courage to persevere in my craft. It took years for my craft to develop, and I’m proud of the results. 

I want to thank my family, friends, poets, etc., Without your support, my poetry wouldn’t be what it is today.  
 
 
PRE-ORDER PURCHASE SHIPS Jan. 20, 2017
If anyone has any trouble ordering, “Innocence”:
Finishing Line Press is accepting checks and money orders at:
Finishing Line Press
PO Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
Please send $(cost of book) + $2.99 shipping (per copy)
By mail only: If ordering multiple copies, shipping is $2.99 for the first copy and $1.99 for each additional copy.
Innocence by Patricia Carragon

$14.99, paper

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)
Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, 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). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She’s an executive Editor for Home Planet News Online.

Pre-order “Innocence” by Patricia Carragon from Finishing Line Press

There’s still time to pre-order your copy of my latest book, “Innocence,” 

             from Finishing Line Press


Advance sales for “Innocence” is through November 25, 2016. If interested, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering a copy. Advance sales will determine my pressrun.  Book release date is January 13, 2017.

It took love and courage to persevere in my craft. It took years for my craft to develop, and I’m proud of the results. 

I want to thank my family, friends, poets, etc., Without your support, my poetry wouldn’t be what it is today.  

 
 
PRE-ORDER PURCHASE SHIPS Jan. 13, 2017
If anyone has any trouble ordering, “Innocence”:
Finishing Line Press is accepting checks and money orders at:
Finishing Line Press
PO Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
Please send $(cost of book) + $2.99 shipping (per copy)
By mail only: If ordering multiple copies, shipping is $2.99 for the first copy and $1.99 for each additional copy.
Innocence by Patricia Carragon

 

$14.99, paper

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)
Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, 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). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She’s an executive Editor for Home Planet News Online.

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Angel Cat Poem Finds a Home at Purrsday Poetry on Katzenworld

Angel Cat Poem Finds a Home at Purrsday Poetry on Katzenworld’s Blog

My poem, “Angel Cat,” found a home at Katzenworld’s Purssday Poetry. It’s a sad poem based on my encounter with a beautiful stay kitty when I was very young. I used to live in a pet-friendly building in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, but my household was not cat-friendly.
Please click on the link below to read.

If you love to write cat poetry, please sign up with Marc at:

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