End of the Year Carragon Publications

End of the Year Carragon Publications:

Thank you, Zvi A. Sesling for publishing “It’s All In The Game” and “In Dreams” in Muddy River Press, Fall 2018.

Honored to share the honors with Amy Barone, Fred Marchant, Marge Piercy, Peter Krok, Karen Neuberg, Neil Silberblatt, Carrie Magness Radna, and more


Happy to have “Diamonds and Rust” in The Cafe Review, Fall 2018. Many thanks to Steve Luttrell. Kudos to Ron Kolm, Jim Feast, Jeff Wright, Jackie Lima, and more.


Thank you Pamela Laskin for accepting my poem, “The End of the World” in the Poetry in Performance 46 Annual Spring Poetry Festival, The City College of New York, May 4, 2018

Cheers to Rosalie Calabrese, Maryam Alikhani, Barry Wallenstein, Ilka Scobie, Gregory Crosby, Dorothy Friedman August, Nicole Cooley, Patsie Ifill, Nick Johnson, Steve Koenig, Ellen Lytle, Richard Jeffrey Newman, Eve Packer, and more.


Thank you Steve Cannon and Ron Kolm for publishing “Little Things Mean a Lot” in A Gathering of the Tribes, Issue 15 Sex, Death, Religion 2018. Kudos to over 30 friends in this issue.


Glad I revisited Fordham University for a workshop in the Wallace Museum of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art to write “Praise the Lord from the Heavens,” published in Sensations Magazine, Supplement 7–2018. Thank you David Messineo and Kleber de Freitas for this wonderful workshop and journal. Kudos to Alyta Adams, Joel Allegretti, Davidson Garrett, Denise La Neve, Susanna Lee, Annmarie Lockhart, David Messineo, Paul Nash, Susanna Rich, John J. Trause, Jacqueline de Weever, and more.


Many thanks to Charles Portolano for publishing the following haiku in The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Fall 2018. Cheers to Gordon Gilbert, Tom Oleszczuk, Fred Simpson, Mary Jo Balistreri, and more.

on this street

trees camouflage 

the brownstones

cool temperatures 

paint the leaves 

in warm tones

on a blanket of leaves

neighborhood kittens 

play hide-and-seek

far from its siblings

the last leaf falls 

into my hand


Sensations Reading in Brooklyn Heights

Sensations Magazine Reading 

Eight Sensations Magazine poets will feature for Brownstone Poets on Saturday, November 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights, and there’s an open mic as well. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Sensations Magazine poets to read:





Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900




Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street

4 or to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon



REV. ALYTA ADAMS is an interfaith minister, collage artist, and poet.  Her published collections include A Combination PlatePoems from a Previous SelfMore Poets from a Previous Self, and 52 Messages from my creative channel.

Carragon 2018

PATRICIA CARRAGON hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Her latest books are The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) and Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017).


DAVIDSON GARRETT is a NYC poet/taxi driver and author of the poetry books King Lear of the TaxiTo tell the TRUTH I wanted to be Kitty Carlisle, and Southern Low Protestant Departure:  A Funeral Poem.

Steve Keonig

STEVE KOENIG is a Brooklyn poet and teacher, and author of the poetry book Among the Powder.


ANNMARIE LOCKHART is the founding editor of vox poetica, an online literary salon dedicated to bringing poetry into the everyday.  She is also the Founder and Publisher of Unbound Content, based in Englewood, NJ.



DAVID MESSINEO, based in Sussex County, NJ, is among the 30 longest-serving independent literary magazine publishers still active in America, as Publisher/Poetry Editor of Sensations Magazine since 1987, and runs the Sensations Magazine Creative Events Series, one of the 25 longest reading series in America.  He is the author of eight published poetry collections, and four new books forthcoming in 2019 to 2022.

JOHN J TRAUSEPhoto Credit: Michaelangelo di Nonno

JOHN J. TRAUSE is a New Jersey poet and library director.  His published poetry books include Seriously SerialEye Candy for AndyInside Out, Upside Down & Round and RoundExercises in High Treason; and Picture This:  For Your Eyes and Ears.



JACQUELINE de WEEVER is a Brooklyn poet and professor of English Medieval Literature.  Her two published poetry books are Trailing the Sun’s Sweat, and Rice-Wine Ghosts.