Publications for Spring 2022: April through June

Djelloul Marbrook’s Prism- Invasion of Ukraine Edition, Saturday, April 2, 2022

Sad way to start Nation Poetry Month with poetry to describe the tragedy going on in my ancestral country. Thank you Richard Levine and Michael T. Young for publishing “Russians” and my haiku, “bombs cannot destroy the tiniest sunflower blue Ukrainian sky. Congrats to Beth Levin, Richard Levine, Michael T. Young, Patricia Spears Jones, Djelloul Marbrook, Al Ortolani, Bertha Rogers, Stephanie Rauschenbusch, Liz Rosenberg, Michael Simms, Joe Weil, David Vincenti, Jan Barry, Hanna Komar, Adele Kenny, Gerald Wagoner.

https://djelloulmarbrook.substack.com/p/invasion-of-ukraine-2022-poems?s=w

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry, Spring 2022 Edition

Happy to have jazz during National Poetry Month with Jerry Jazz Musician. Check out my poems, “The Way You Look Tonight” and “A Cool Cat in Town” (dedicated to the late steve dalachinsky).

Congrats to the poets in this edition:

Alan YountAmy BaroneAnthony WardAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBernard SaintByron BeynonCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine PerkinsCorey BarksdaleDan BrownDan FranchDana HunterDH JenkinsDouglas ColeEd Colettiemory jonesErmira Mitre KokomaniErren KellyFreddingtongene hydegeorge heldGerald RyanGloria KrolakHardarshan Singh ValiaHarriet RibotIsabel Whitejazz poetryJean FinebergJeffrey HolmanJessica Lee McMillanJoel Jacob ToddLaura TriggM.G. StephensMarianne PeelMark Fogartymartha pattersonMary K O’MelvenyMeisha SynnottMichael L. NewellMichel KrugMike JurkovicMoe SeagerMolly Larson CookNamayaNesha HendersonPanagiotis PapanikolaouPaul BrownPaul JuhaszPhil LinzR. BremnerRobert MilbyRodney WoodRoger SingerRussell DupontSean DesVignesSusan AnmuthSusan YungT.W. ParrishTerrance Underwood

A Collection of Jazz Poetry — Spring, 2022 Edition

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, April 14, 2022

Happy to have my Catku to be part of Bear Creek Haiku. Thanks to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Salutations to James B. Peters, Bijay Kant Dubey, Dennis Rhodes, Mary Jo Balistreri, Patricia Carragon, Cathy Porter, r. soos, Judith Partin-Nielsen, poem inspired by a Navaho Mountain Chant,

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/04/poets-james-b-peters-bijay-kant-dubey.html

Bear Creek Haiku Issue #181, April 2022

More good news! Happy to have my Catku to be part of Bear Creek Haiku Issue #181. Thanks to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Congrats to Mary Jo Balistreri, George Held.

Bear Creek Haiku Issue #182, May 2022

Nice pre-birthday gift! Happy to have my Ukrainian haiku and poem is part of Bear Creek Haiku Issue #182. Thanks to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Saturday, May 14, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my Ukrainian Haiku. Congrats to Oaxacan, Rochelle S. Cohen, Mona Bedi, Linda Amos, Sarah Mahina Calvello, marsupial p., James B. Peters, Robert Beveridge, r. soos, and dancing Dakar poets!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/05/poets-patricia-carragon-oaxacan.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Friday, May 20, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my catku again. Cheers to Anthony Ward, Sarah Mahina Calvello, t. kilgore splake, Linda Amos, James B. Peters, Mary Jo Balistreri, r. soos, Marsupial P., and Judith Nielsen!.

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/05/poets-anthony-ward-sarah-mahina.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday June 5, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my catku again. Cheers to Dennis Rhodes, Pablo Picasso, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Mary Jo Balistreri, Stephen Jarrell Williams, Anthony Durham, Peggy Dugan French, t. kilgore splake, and r. soos!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/06/poets-dennis-rhodes-pablo-picasso.html

Al-Khemica Poetica Blogspot, Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Happy National Poetry Month! Thank you Marie Lecrevain for publishing my jazz-inspired poem for Marlene Dietrich, “Solitude.

https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2022/04/tuesday-april-19-2022-patricia.html?showComment=1650388416683#c132065423153783016

Poetry Super Highway’s 24th Annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Poetry Issue

Thank you Rick Lupert for accepting my haiku sequence piece, “Babyn Yar in Tears.” Congrats to Carrie Magness Radna, Betsy Mars, and Don Krieger, et al.

Waymark #18, Voices of the Valley “Peace with Honor” Spring 2022

Thanks Roger Aplon for publishing “The Barn,” in Waymark #18.

Congrats to George Wallace, Mike Jurkovic, Marina Mati, et al.

The Cupcake Chronicles Jools UK voice over May 25 @ 7 p.m. GMT and June 1 @ 7 p.m. GMT

Thank you ,Jools, UK voice over actress Is reading more from The Cupcake Chronicles and it will be up on her YouTube channel on May 25, June 1, 12, 19.

May 25th reading:

June 1st reading:

June 12 reading:

and to order your copy of my book:

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in the UK:

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Oddball Magazine, June 28, 2022

photo credit: Bloomberg.com

Thank you Jason Wright and Chad Parenteau for publishing my Roe v. Wade poem, “We Walk.” It also touches what may happen if we don’t stick together and fight for everyone’s rights!

Poem by Patricia Carragon https://oddballmagazine.com/poem-by-patricia-carragon-6/

January – March 2022 Publications

Another year of publications for the first quarter of 2022:

Un Bordado de Voces (An Embroidery of Voices) The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza 2022 Anthology (Rogue Scholars Press 2022)

Happy to start the year off right with the publication of my poems “If I Could Write a Book” and “Caution”

Thank you Pete Dolack, Madeline Artenberg, Lydia Cortés, C.D. Johnson, Linda Kleinbub, Ptr Kozlowski, Tsaurah Litzky, Ellen Lytle, Su Polo, Robert Roth, Thad Rutkowski, Merissa Anderson. Congrats to the over 150 poets.

First Literary Review-East Winter 2022

Much appreciation to Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg for publishing my Winter haiku:

http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/

Congrats to George Northrup, Mona Bedi, Chuck Joy, Thomas Fucaloro, James Owens, John Tustin, Lynn White, Stephen Mead, D. Beveridge, Clarissa Jakobsons, Ivan de Monbrison, D.R. James, Joshua Martin, Alison Ross, Alex Caldiero, Ace Boggess, Michael Ruby, Sheila E. Murphy, Juan Pablo Mobili, Lorraine Caputo, Ken Gosse, Darrell Petska, Yuan Hongri  

Bear Creek Haiku #179 February 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for accepting my Catku. Congrats to Mary Jo Balistreri, and more.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Saturday, February 12, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Darryl Nielsen for publishing my Catku.

Congrats to Cathy Porter, Mary Jo Balistreri, Robert Ligerman, r. soos, John Parsons, Tsaurah Litzky, Minal Sarosh, Judith Nielsen, and Jack Kornfield!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/02/poets-cathy-porter-mary-jo-balistreri.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Sunday, February 27, 2022

Thanks Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my Catku

Congrats to Ram Chandran, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Dennis Rhodes, Anthony Ward, Joe Sebastian, Stephen Jarrell Williams, Mary Jo Balistreri, and, t. kilgore splake!..

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/02/poets-ram-chandran-sarah-mahina.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot Saturday, March 12, 2022

Thanks again Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing more Catku. Kudos to Pat St. Pierre, Dennis Rhodes, Nancy L. Dahl, Mary Jo Balistreri, t. kilgore splake, Thomas Merton, Senegal, John McDonald, and Judith Nielsen!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/03/poets-pat-st-pierre-dennis-rhodes-nancy.html

Bear Creek Haiku #180 March 2022

Happy to see my Catku again with Mary Jo Balistreri, Tsaurah Litzky, Rachael Ikins, and George Held

I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems for Marilyn Monroe (Milk and Cake Press, 2022)

Thank you Susana H. Case and Margo Taft Stever for publishing my poem, Bookworm Goddess.

Jerry Jazz Musician Spotlight Poem, Thursday, February 17, 2022

Always an honor to be in Jerry Jazz Musician again, and with Michael J. Newell. Thanks again, Joe Maita.

The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry– Winter 2021-2022

Honored to have my haiku in this issue. Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano, and Peter Leverich.

sparkling lights

dazzle Christmas tree

cat spins into action

Christmas tree

becomes the cat tree

timberrr!

Frosty the Snowman

body parts scatter on lawn

cat blames dog

The Weekly Avocet #486 Sunday March 27, 2022

Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for publishing my haiku and congrats to Gordon Gilbert:

daffodils emerge 

yellow defiance competes 

with tulip red

clouds cover city 

trees wait for storm’s arrival

young leaves wind dance

passengers on train 

don’t notice Gaia’s rebirth 

or her sky at dusk

The Cupcake Chronicles on Youtube!

Thank you Jools Voice Over for reciting from my chapbook, The Cupcake Chronicles Poets Wear Prada #stories #narration A shout out to my publishers Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper at Poets Wear Prada

#recording #fiction #cupcakes Roxanne Hoffman Jack Cooper

Watch it on YouTube:

To order your copy of The Cupcake Chronicles, click on this link below:

The Cupcake Chronicles by Patricia Carragon

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Two ways to purchase Patricia Carragon’s Angel Fire


After years in the making, Angel Fire is now a reality. Thank you Alien Buddha Press and my copy editor, Cindy Hochman of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services, for believing in my debut novel’s value.

Angel Fire is a novel, inspired by personal experiences and nightmares, that delves into the lives of three women protagonists, Sarah Kahn, Kate Robbins, and Dana Chu, living and working in New York City during the ’90s through the post- 9/11 world and the Obama election. The book is comprised of over 57,000 words, broken down into twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. The narrative contains elements of magic realism/ urban fantasy, and beyond the wry humor, there are bizarre twists involving erotic dreams, curses, cats, and paranormal visitations from a precocious ten-year-old girl named Allie, turning this story into a psychological thriller.

Praise for Angel Fire . . .

From Peter Marra:

. . . In Angel Fire, her debut novel, Patricia Carragon expertly crafts a tale that captures the essence of what life was like in the beginning of the new millennium. What starts out as a drama soon morphs into a supernatural thriller—an emotional roller coaster populated with fantastic characters who will stay with you for a long time. Angel Fire will keep you riveted until the last page.

From Thaddeus Rutkowski:

. . . Through twists and turns, and the disaster of 9/11, the stakes rise for all of the heroines, and we follow their lives with growing apprehension as we discover their fates. Carragon gives us a sharp-edged picture of people we see every day, but whose inner demons are rarely revealed.

From Charles Rammelkamp:

. . . like nested Russian dolls, the stories are contained within other stories written by other writers, until, in a dazzling epilogue, we learn the final version of the puzzle that makes up these words. Or do we? The final sentence revives the delicious ambiguity. Patricia Carragon’s novel is an impressive construction of plot and character, particularly for those who love a gothic tale, and, more philosophically, reflections on the written word, its origins and influence.

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Two ways to purchase Angel Fire:

through Amazon or me.

Due to in-person venue cancellations, I will be posting the link to purchasing my debut novel, Angel Fire, on Amazon. Since these copies will be shipped from Amazon, they will not be signed.

If you want your signed copy from me, please send a personal message to pcarragon@gmail.com. Payment will be done on PayPal to pcarragon@gmail.com as a friend, not as a business. The cost will be $18, which includes shipping/handling. I do not charge for tax! If you don’t have PayPal, then I will accept a money order. Once the payment is done either through PayPal or money order, I will ship the book to you. Please don’t forget to give me your home address to ship the book.

Available on Amazon:

$12.99 (retail price before shipping and tax)

Product details

  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 243 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1706761376
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1706761372
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches

Happy New Year! Late November-December Publications 2021

Wishing you a happy and creative 2022!

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot November 26, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my 3 catku. Kudos to Ram Chandran, John McDonald, Mary Jo Balistreri, Julie A. Dickson, t. kilgore splake, Adrian Bouter, Judith Nielsen, and Pawel Markiewicz!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/11/poets-ram-chandran-john-mcdonald-mary.html

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Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot December 13, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my cat holiday haiku. Kudos to Mary Jo Balistreri, Minal Sarosh, Nancy L. Dahl, Mary Oliver and Peggy Dugan French, Mona Bedi, Karen O’Leary, Pawel Markiewicz, Cathy Porter, and, Susan Cooper!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/12/poets-patricia-carragon-mary-jo.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot December 26, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my cat holiday haiku. Kudos to Minal Sarosh, Ram Chandran, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Darrell Petska, ayaz daryl nielsen, Peggy Dugan French, and Judith Nielsen!

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Jerry Jazz Musician A Collection of Jazz Poetry – Fall/Winter, 2021-22 Edition-December 10, 2021

Pleased to see my two poems, “Just Say I Love Him” and “Someone To Watch Over Me” in the latest edition of Jerry Jazz Musician. Much appreciated, Joe Maita. Happy to share the joy with these other great poets, George Held, Amy Barone, Carrie Magness Radna, Russell Dupont, Ermira Mitre, et al.

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Mankh’s 2022 Halku Calendar

Excited that my three haiku and photo will be in Mankh’s 2022 Haiku Calendar – list of poets, artists, photographers – published by Allbook Books:

Gary Barton Bill Batcher Dean Blehert Cliff Bleidner Maddie Boese Elena Botts Paula Camacho Patricia Carragon Chris Clendenin Jeanne Clendenin Lynn CooperIoana Cosma Betsey Dickerson Linda Trott Dickman Carmela Dolce  A.i. Firefly Adam D. Fisher Lynn M. Fornuff David Fox Glenn P. Garamellatiokasin ghosthorse Geraldine Green Geneva L. Hagar Barbara Harris Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) Patrice Hasbrook Kristine Henderson Linda Marie Hilton Julio Holgado J Holgado Jim Kacian Bill Kenney Jeff Logan Maria Manobianco Sheila Mardenfeld Roberta A. McQueen Cindy Medina Linda Ranieri Melodia A. Molotkov Madison Muehl Onan Musoy Marcela Ossa Pir Evan Pritchard Tony Quagliano James Thomas Romano Narges Rothermel Will Ryder Robert Savino Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher Barbara Segal Emily-Sue Sloane Patti Tana Anne Marie Tognella J R (Judy) Turek JR Vork Margarette Wahl Lynne Weixel, PhD Kay J. Wight 

My haiku:

if your voice

can’t carry your words

the wind will

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bodega cat

sleeps by fan

dog days of summer

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southpaw kitty

ornaments go down

for the count

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My photo:

Zen Pebbles by Patricia Carragon

to purchase: https://www.allbook-books.com/html/2022_haiku_calendar.html

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MER VOX Quarterly – Winter 2021

Happy to have my poem, “i’ve put on my mother’s shoes,” a workshop poem created at Women Writer’s in Bloom, in the MER VOX Quarterly – Winter 2021. Thank you Marjorie Tesser, J.P. Howard, Jennifer Martelli, and Cindy Veach.

Kudos to:

Karren Alenier – Granddaughter Clara Spera explores Bubbie Ruth’s big heart
Sarah W. Bartlett – Linen Hankies
Jessica Feder-Birnbaum – If the Shoe Fits
Linda Lamenza – My Inheritance
Deborah LeFalle – Haiku
José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes – Poem with the Yellow Pages and Rotary Phone
Martha Webster – The Mourner’s Office

Oddball Magazine, Monday, December 20, 2021

Thank you Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright for publishing my “Fox Fire Haiku” on Oddball Magazine’s “The Christmas Wars.”

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The Weekly Avocet, Friday, December 24, 2021

Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie  Portolano for posting my haiku:

Santa Kitty

makes Grumpy Cat

look angelic

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The Holidays are Here! It’s not too late to shop online

Brownstone Poets Anthologies on Amazon.com:

The Cat’s Dream by Bob Heman

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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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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09J7MJXX7
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (October 12, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 94 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8548757890
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches

 Waiting by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2020 Anthology Paperback – August 19, 2020

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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. 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 Cornelius Eady as this year’s guest poet. We mourn the passing of Rosalie Calabrese and Steve Dalachinsky and have dedicated a section in their memory.This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.

  • ASIN : B08HB9JHXS
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 126 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8612355663
  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
The Egg collage by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Paperback – April 1, 2019

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  • Paperback : 124 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1799127893
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1799127895
  • Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

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.

Leaving the Sky by Bob Heman 

Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Paperback – March 29, 2018

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  • Paperback : 118 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1984092243
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1984092243
  • Item Weight : 13 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.28 x 11 inches


Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-eight reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible. We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet-in- residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, JP Howard. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

Little Machines Fill Their Sky by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Paperback – March 14, 2017

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  • Paperback : 126 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1544703740
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1544703749
  • Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-four reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible. We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Bruce Weber, and pay tribute to our fellow poets Bill Pyles and Frank Simone, who recently passed away. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

                                                                     Cat Collage by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Paperback – March 21, 2016

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  • Paperback : 106 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1530319226
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1530319220
  • Item Weight : 11.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s fifty-two reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Evie Ivy, and pay tribute to our fellow poets, Cynthia Toronto and Michael Walsh, who passed away this past year. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the Borough of Kings.

Books by Patricia Carragon:

Angel Fire, Carragon’s Debut Novel from Alien Buddha Press,

Cover Art by Su Polo


After years in the making, Angel Fire is now a reality. Thank you Alien Buddha Press and my copy editor, Cindy Hochman of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services, for believing in my debut novel’s value.

Angel Fire is a novel, inspired by personal experiences and nightmares, that delves into the lives of three women protagonists, Sarah Kahn, Kate Robbins, and Dana Chu, living and working in New York City during the ’90s through the post- 9/11 world and the Obama election. The book is comprised of over 57,000 words, broken down into twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. The narrative contains elements of magic realism/ urban fantasy, and beyond the wry humor, there are bizarre twists involving erotic dreams, curses, cats, and paranormal visitations from a precocious ten-year-old girl named Allie, turning this story into a psychological thriller.

Available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3xLH8u6

$12.99 

Product details

  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 243 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1706761376
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1706761372
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches

Meowku

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.

Meowku available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3EnRNh5

$12 

Aaron Fisher, author of Black 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: 

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$12

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. “

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Publication News Late Summer – Fall 2021, plus a May Publication





Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry, Summer 2021 Edition, August 19, 2021

Thank you Joe Maita for selecting “Body & Soul” and ” Little Things Mean a Lot” for the Jerry Jazz Summer Issue. Kudos to Amy Barone, Dan Brown, David Dephy, Mike Jurkovic, Phil Linz, Russell Dupont, et all.

Poetry in Performance 49 Annual Spring Poetry Festival, The City College of New York, May 7, 2021

Thank you Barry Wallenstein and Pam Laskin for publishing “Paved Paradise.”



Muddy River Poetry Review, Issue #25, Fall 2021



Thanks  Zvi A. Sesling for accepting “Good Morning Heartache” and “You Don’t Know What Love Is.” Happy that Megha Sood, David P. Miller, Tim Suermondt, Ace Boggess, Bob Heman, Carrie Magness Radna, Rachel Ikins, and more.

https://www.muddyriverpoetryreview.com/



Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, October 8, 2021

Cats rule again! Thanks Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for thinking of me. Kudos to Peggy Dugan French, r. soos, t. kilgore splake, Mary Jo Balistreri, S. Liaqath Peeran, Kelley Jean White, and Mona Bedi

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot October 8, 2021https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/10/poets-hafiz-c-1320-1389-peggy-dugan.html



Bear Creek Haiku #177, October 2021

Again, thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for these publications below. Cheers to George Held and Mary Jo Balistreri.

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The Weekly Avocet #465, October 31, 2021

Happy to see my Halloween Catku in this issue. With gratitude to Charles Portolano and to Vicki and Vivian.

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The 18th Annual Brevitas Anthology of the Short Poem, November 2021

Proud to be part of this group: Amy Barone, Ron Kolm, Austin Alexis, Dorothy Friedman August, Anton Yakovlev, Don Yorty, Jeff Wright, Bob Heman, Marjorie Hanft, Cindy Hochman, Karen Neuberg, Bill Constantine, Bonny Finberg, Kit Kennedy, Mindy Levokove, Maria Liseela, Tsaurah Litzky, Steve Luttrell, Mindy Matijasevic, David Lawton, Christian Garaud, Jan Catro, Jan Emersen, et al.

“Just Say I love Him.” ” Halloween Catku,” ” Hanukkah Catku,” “Christmas Catku,” ” Misty (erasure)”

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The Red Wheel Barrow 14 Anthology 2021

Look what came in the mail today! So happy the my poems,”Caution” and ” If I CouldWrite a Book” in The Red Wheel Barrow 14 Anthology. It’s beautiful! Thank you editors, Moira O’Brien, Frank Rubino, Arthur Russell, Claudia Serea, Anton Yakovlev, Don Zirilli Shout outs to Amy Barone Ron Kolm Ronald P. Bremner Austin Alexis Zorida Mohammed Davidson Garrett Patrick Thomas Hammer Susanna Rich John J. Trause Barbara Hall Yuyutsu Sharma Indran Amirthanayagam Ermira Mitre Susana H. Case Don Krieger Preeti Shah Maria Lisella Jennifer Poteet Mark F Fogarty Gordon Gilbert et al

I hope as many as possible will check out The Red Wheelbarrow Magazine and order this or other issues. Here’s a link for the website.https://redwheelbarrowpoets.org/

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets Annual Anthology Reading on Zoom

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology Celebration

Saturday, November 27, 2021

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Our November features are:

Susana H, Case
Jack Cooper
Ron Kolm
Bruce Whittacre
David Dephy
Mireya Perez
Jeff Cottrill
Zev Torres
Yuyutsu Sharma
Austin Alexis

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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. 

Please follow directions below, completing both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic follows the order of signup. Sign up early to read early in the program. Last-minute signup means you will read at the end of the program. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Please follow these instructions:

Step 1: Make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:
https://bit.ly/3hnpy8D

Step 3: After making your contribution and completing your registration, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our November reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS

Brownstone Poets: Annual Anthology Celebration

Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology Celebration

Saturday, November 27, 2021

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Our November features are:

Susana H, Case
Jack Cooper
Ron Kolm
Bruce Whittacre
David Dephy
Mireya Perez
Jeff Cottrill
Zev Torres
Yuyutsu Sharma
Austin Alexis

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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. 

Please follow directions below, completing both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic follows the order of signup. Sign up early to read early in the program. Last-minute signup means you will read at the end of the program. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Please follow these instructions:

Step 1: Make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:
https://bit.ly/3hnpy8D

Step 3: After making your contribution and completing your registration, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our November reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS

New Date for November Brownstone Poets Reading and Anthology Event

Date Change:
The next Brownstone Poets Zoom reading will be Saturday, November 27 from 2p.m. to 4:30.
It will be the 2021 anthology reading.
Details to come.

$15 on Amazon.com

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. 

Order your copy from Amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/Brownstone-Poets-Anthology-Patricia-Carragon/dp/B09J7MJXX7/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=brownstone+poets+2021&qid=1636082442&qsid=137-5062691-7230039&sr=8-1&sres=B09J7MJXX7%2CB08HB9JHXS&srpt=ABIS_BOOK

More Publication News 2021 through March

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, February 28, 2021

Thank You Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku.  Congrats to Dennis Rhodes, Art Elser, Linda Amos, Julie A. Dickson, t. kilgore splake, r soos, Rochelle S. Cohen, Judith Partin Nielsen, and Mary Jo Balistreri!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/02/poets-dennis-rhodes-art-elser-linda.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, March 6, 2021

Thank You Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku.  Congrats to Steve Ausherman, Julie A. Dickson, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Franz Kafka, Jeanne Shannon, Rumi, Mary Jo Balistreri, Carl Mayfield, and, t. kilgore splake!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/poets-steve-ausherman-julie-dickson.html

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my catku. Congrats to John R Parsons, Jeanne Shannon, Nancy L. Dahl, Judith Partin Nielsen, Julie A. Dickson, James Penha, t. kilgore splake, and Mary Jo Balistreri!
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/poets-john-r-parsons-jeanne-shannon.html

After The Clouds, The Sun, the Alternative New Year’s Deferred Spoken Word/ Performance Extravaganza 2021 Anthology (Rogues Scholars Press)Pleased to have my poems “Paved Paradise” and Strange Fruit” in this beautiful anthology with so many stellar writers.

Al-Khemia-Poetica

Thank you Marie C. Lecrivain for honoring me for Women’s History Month: Tuesday, March 16, 2021: my poem “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You”

https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2021/03/womens-history-month-tuesday-march-16.html?fbclid=IwAR3sQMzDobdXTqsvw01WKl54L5vlnruPDxq_YHEGtrPWk0_Kn5KwZPN5VNA
Angel Fire Review by Charles Rammelkamp, Into The Void, Issue 17, Quarter Year 2020
contact Into The Void for back issues.
https://intothevoidmagazine.com/previous-issues/
Pleased to see my first review for my debut novel “Angel Fire.” Thank you Charles Rammelkamp for your excellent review in “Into The Void, Issue 17.” Thank you Heath Brougher for sending me that issue along with issue 18 and “We Are Antifa” in the FedEx box.

$12 on Amazon.com

  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 243 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1706761376
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1706761372
  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches

https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Fire-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1706761376/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=angel+fire+by+patricia+carragon&qid=1616013920&sr=8-1

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/poets-steve-ausherman-julie-dickson.html