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:
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
Rimes of the Ancient Mariner Silver Tongue Devil Anthology, 2020
Pleased to be in this anthology with a gazillion of friends:
Shout outs to Phillip Giambri, Linda Kleinbub, and Anthony C. Murphy.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Weekly Avocet #422, January 3, 2021 Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for publishing my catku: by the windowkitty attacks a snowflake and loses~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
They’re Conspiring Against the Alien Buddha, Alien Buddha Press, January 13, 2021
So pleased that “A Capital Offense,” was published in Alien Buddha’s “They’re Conspiring Against the Alien Buddha.” Thanks Red Focks. Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna, John Stickney, LB Sedlacek, et al. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, Vol. XVI, #2 Fall 2020 (published January 1, 2021) Nomaste Yuyutsu Sharma for publishing “Someone to Watch Over Me,” The Look of Love,” and “Feeling Good. Congrats to the contributors listed on the cover:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:”A Capital Offense” by Patricia Carragon, January 8, 2021 Thank you, Joe Maita for spotlighting my work.
Bear Creek Haiku, #169, January 2021 Grateful to have a batch of haiku published in this issue. Shout outs to Jo Balistreri and Rachel Ikins, and more.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First Literary Review-East, January 2021 Thanks to Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg for accepting “a sparrow sings.” Kudos to Jim Pignetti, Jon Wesick, Jeff Santosuosso, Jan Garden Castro, Mike Graves, Bill Yarrow, et al. http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, January 27, 2021 Thanks Mankh for honoring my haiku:January mistthe snowplowgathers rust~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Right Hand Pointing Haiku- On the Nail, Haiku 2021
Thank you Malaika King Albrecht for publishing “I Only Have Eyes for You” in the Fall 2020 Issue of Redheaded Stepchild.
Honored to share this space with Susana H. Case.
The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Fall 2020
Much gratitude to Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano and Editor Emeritus, Peter Leverich for accepting my two haiku.
like fallen leaves
travels with the wind
The Weekly Avocet, #421, December 27, 2020
Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for accepting my three haiku.
cooling off on a tray
impatience can’t wait
bright lights shiny balls
beckon curious cats
to attack the tree
ornaments go down
for the count
Bear Creek Haiku Pushcart Nomination
Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, publisher of Bear Creek Haiku
What a nice surprise being nominated for a pushcart prize for my Catku from issue #166 of Bear Creek Haiku. Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Such an honor.
PUSHCART Prize nominees!… from print issue #162, Cathy Porter!, and, Judith Partin-Nielsen! from #163, r. soos! from #164, Peggy Dugan French! from #165, t. kilgore splake!, and, from #166, Patricia Carragon!
Thank you Mankh for publishing my haiku and photo in your 2021 Haiku Calendar published by Allbook Books – list of artists:https://www.allbook-books.com/html/2021_haiku_calendar.htmSharon AndersonGary BartonDean BlehertCliff BleidnerMaddie BoeseElena BottsPaula CamachoPatricia CarragonDiane ChapitisChris ClendeninJeanne ClendeninLynn Coopersteve dalachinskyBetsey DickersonLinda Trott DickmanCarmela DolceAdam D. FisherLynn M. FornuffDavid FoxGlenn P. GaramellaTiokasin GhosthorsGeraldine GreenGeneva L. HagarBarbara HarrisMankh (Walter E. Harris III)Patrice HasbrookKristine HendersonLinda Marie HiltonJ HolgadoJim KacianBill KenneyJeanette KlimszewskiJeff LoganMaria ManobiancoSheila MardenfeldRoberta A. McQueenCristian MartinezCindy MedinaLinda Ranieri MelodiaA. MolotkovMariJo MooreOnan MusoyChristopher A. Nicola.Yuko OtomoEvan PritchardTony QuaglianoBev RobertsonSophia RokhlinNarges RothermelWill RyderRobert SavinoLisa M. Scuderi-BurkimsherBarbara SegalSteve SiegelwaksBarbara SouthardTom StockPatti TanaAnne Marie TognellaJ R (Judy) TurekJR VorkMargarette WahlLynne WeixelKay J. Wight My haiku: stealing a momentto smell the hyacinthsI lower my mask– Patricia CarragonSilver Birch Press, Wearing A Mask Series, 6/14/2020.distant sirensrain beats harderthan ever– Patricia Carragon
“City Shadows” – Patricia Carragon
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Friday, December 11, 2020
Happy to announce that Bear Creek Haiku took 3 recent haiku. Thanks Ayaz Daryl Nielsen
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, August 27, 2020
Much gratitude to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen and his kitty crew for publishing my Catku. Shout outs to Tomas Tranströmer, Teresinka Pereira, Miriam Sagan, Rachael Lkins, Eva Limbach, Linda Amos, r soos, t kilgore splake, Chris “Cricket” Faiers click below to read: https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/08/poets-tomas-transtromer-teresinka.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, August 30, 2020
Thank you Maria Gillan for publishing “Dance With Me,” in the latest Paterson Review. Kudos to Amy Barone, John Amen, Laura Boss, Ted Jonathan, Linda Lerner, Ronald P. Bremner, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Amanda J. Bradley, et al.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Poetry in Performance #48, Annual Spring Poetry Festival, the City College of New York, May 1, 2020 (e-book)
Much gratitude to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen and his kitty crew for publishing my Catku. Shout outs to Miriam Sagan, Anthony Ward, Peggy Dugan French (a Friday poem), t. kilgore splake, Billy Antonio, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Cathy Porter, and, Teresinka Pereira! click below to read: https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/07/poets-miriam-sagan-anthony-ward-peggy.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Thanks again, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen and kudos to Rachel Ikins, pl wick, Paula Yup, Robert Hirschfield, Linda Fuchs, Judith Patin-Nielsen, Miriam Sagan, Jane Stuart, Dennis Rhodes, Cathy Porter, Janet Ruth Heller, John McDonald, t kilgore splake, and more.
by the tulip patch
a momma cat
hides her kittens
nocturnal love nest
outside my building
kitty hookers in heat
outdoor litter box
kittens spread fertilizer
rose bushes thrive ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Poet’s Art, Issue #65, July 2020
Thank you, David Fox for Publishing “Misty” and “El Cóndor Pasa.” Congrats to writers Gene Olsen, Julie Spencer, Robert E. L. Nesbitt, Joanne Tolson, Linda Amos, Ginny Cope, Arthur Morris, David Fox, pl. wick, Michael Crayton Powell, and more.
From her perchabove the human drama,
Misty, the cream-colored cat,washed her paws clean.
She knew her way around
her master’s apartment.
Her kitten days,faded like the album cover
by the turntable. Ella Fitzgerald sang
the cat’s namesake’s song.
Seductionfor her master’s friend,
still irritable on the chaise lounge.
Whenever mad,she’d kick off her pumps—
her right foot would cross her left. After another glassof Chardonnay,
about his thousand violins
and why his hello
no longer sounded sweet? He poured himself
another glass of wine, lost in words
that lost their meaning.
She took her hat and gloves,
said a swift goodbye.
The cat ran to the closed door,
encircled her master’s legs.
His eyes,too misty to notice.
El Cóndor Pasa(sung by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel)
Wild like the condor,
he followed the distant flute.
Strands of hair,
blew across his face.His horse left ghosts
on the Peruvian playa. I walked on broken shells,
hummed the saddest song,
El Cóndor Pasa.
I became the hammer, not the nail,
the sparrow, not the snail,the forest,
not the street,
the swan wanting to sail away. The song forgot about my necklace,
Nomination for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology.
Thank you Marie C Lecrivain for nominating my fiction piece, “What Will Happen Next:” Congrats to all nominees.
Dear Al-Khemia Poetica Contributors:
If you’re receiving this email, it means your work has been selected, and nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. I have, according to the submission guidelines, provided them with an email address for contact purposes. Sometime after 09/30/20, the winners and finalists will be announced. You will, if you make the cut, be contacted by the judge(s) of this contest. Winners’ work will be included in an online anthology. Below is the list of nominees for 2020. Good luck, and thank you for providing my publication with quality literature.
Witnessing Global Pandemic Project Organization August 2020
Thank you Megha Sood for publishing my 5 COVID-19 poems,the trapper and the furrier, send me an angel, Tenderly, Moonlight Serenade, and Having A Party. So honored to be with David Dephy, Susana H. Case, and Megha Sood. http://liqproject.org/patricia-carragon/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.
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 . . . ****************************** 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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
on the counter
not for sale
******************* motherless kittens
by the garbage
ominous winds ******************** underneath the car
an orange tabby
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
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
(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
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.
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.
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
Bob Petras, Dennis Rhodes, Pogo, toma rosen, Rebecca Lilly, Judith Partin-Nielsen, artist Paula Yup, t. kilgore splake, Patricia Olson, Ajša Džemila Zahirović, Carl Mayfield, artist Ed Markowski, and Don Wentworth.
Winning Poem of the Week, April 19, 2020, selected by George Wallace, great weather for MEDIA Thank you George Wallace, Jane Ormerod, and great weather for MEDIA for publishing my poem, “Paris the Beautiful” Shout outs to Honorable Mentions:A.i. Firefly and E Penniman James
The Alien Buddha Contracts COVID-19Act 6: Essential Work, April 22, 2020
Featuring:Yaj Rust Belt Renim (jay miner), Dr.Walid Abdallah, Patricia Carragon, Jeremy Blizard, Carrie Magness Radna, Mark Bruce, and Kirsty Vedder Thanks Red Focks for publishing “Moonlight Serenade.”
Thank you Jeff Santosuosso for the honor to have my jazz poem, “My Way,” selected in your latest issue of Panoplyzine. Cheers to these wonderful writers: Jennifer Maloney, Lenny DellaRocca, Alec Solomita Susan Tepper, and others.
Thank you Charle Portolano, for honoring my haiku again. Kudos to F. D. Moeller , K. Millevolte, Charles Portolano, Marjorie Borden, John McPherson, Suzanne Cottrell, MaryJane Nordgren, Lynne Soulagnet
on Shore Promenade
hints of autumn
splash in puddles
her smile, the sun
sun heats up
sidewalks and tempers
clouds take refuge
the indoor cat
Clockwise Cat Felino Soriano Tribute Issue, September 2019
A big shoutout to Alison Ross for her devotion and hard work in getting out this beautiful issue dedicated to a beautiful soul and poet. I’m honored to have my poem, “Dust in the Wind” in this issue. Kudos to other poets, Cindy Hochman, Karen Neuberg, Annmarie Lockhart, Sheila Murphy, Heller Levinson, Heath Brougher, Connie Stadler, and more. Read the issue at: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62841455/felino-soriano-tribute
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