Publication News Summer July through September 2022

Out Loud, An LGBTQ Literary Art Anthology, July 2022

Thank you Marissa Prada and Elizabeth Sophia Strauss of Read or Green Books for publishing my poems. Happy to receive my fabulous copy. Congrats to Roxanne Hoffman Jacob R. Moses Marissa Prada Elizabeth Sophia Strauss Generalissimo Bryan Franco Rusty Rose Edith Blackbird Candice Louisa Daquin and more.

Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #183 July 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my Catku. Congrats to Mary Jo Balistreri, Peggy Dugan French, Michael Lee Johnson, Judith Partin Nielsen, and more.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, July 8, 2022

Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, much gratitude for you publishing my catku. Kudos to Cathy Porter, Peggy Dugan French, Mona Bedi, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Dennis Rhodes, r. soos, and Judith Partin Nielsen

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, July 27, 2022

Again, thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku Cheers to Melanie Alberts, t. kilgore splake, Diane Webster, Jane Stuart, Kris Law, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and Nancy Dahl.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, September 24, 2022

And lastly, thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku Cheers to Dennis Rhodes, La-Tasha Gardener, Mary Jo Balistreri, Pawel Markiewicz, Amy Hrynchuk, Carl Mayfield, Judith Partin Nielsen, and John McDonald

The Cupcake Chronicles Jools UK Voice Over, July 28, 2022

More from Jools Voice Over on July 28. Thank you again. From The Cupcake Chronicles. Enjoy!

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Otoliths issue 66, southern winter, 2022

Nice surprise to see my Dada poem “man’s glass tears” in the latest issue of Otoliths. Thank you Mark Young. Congrats to Amy Barone and Peter Cherches JD Nelson. And thank you Cindy Sostchen-Hochman for suggesting this publication.

arriving at a shore anthology (great weather for MEDIA) August 2022

Look what arrived today! I’m so honored that my poem “For All We Know” is in the latest great weather for MEDIA anthology arriving at a shore. Thank you Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton, George Wallace, Mary Slechta, and Lyndsey Ellis.Kudos to the poets: Robert Gibbons Steve Dalachinsky(Yuko) E.j. Antonio Kat Georges Linda Lerner Kofi Fosu Forson Aimee Herman Richard Loranger Puma Perl Ron Price Susan Rich Francine Witte Jack Foley Craig Kite Mario J Pagán Morales and more.

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry — Summer, 2022 Edition- August 14, 2022

Thank you Joe Maita for publishing “Solitude” and “Blue Moon” in the Summer edition of Jerry Jazz Musician. Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna, Prince A McNally Phil Linz George Held Russell DuPontClaire Andreani, et al. A wonderful assortment of Jazzy Poetry.

“Born Blue” is by the North Carolina-based artist Marsha Hammel, 

Read this amazing collection at this link below:

The Weekly Avocet, #508, August 28, 2022

Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivian, and Valerie for publishing my haiku. Kudos to Greer L. Fox, Theresa A. Cancro, Eva Marie Willis, Lynne D. Soulagnet, A. Rose Hill, Wilma Lentz, Emily-Sue Sloane, Patricia Hope, Wesley Sims, and more.

cicadas return

serenade a quiet street

crickets sing-along

cat out in left field

interrupts the game  

licking herself

mother and son

dodge park sprinkler

shadows in mist

Moonstone Press – Haiku 2022

Thank you Larry Robin for publishing my haiku. Congrats to Elizabeth Cohen and Generalissimo Bryan Franco.

Moonstone Press -Moonstone Arts The Struggle For Liberty Part 1, 2022

Thank you Larry Robin of Moonstone Press for publishing my haiku. Congrats to Ronald P. Bremner Robert Gibbons David Dephy David Lawton

New Generation Beats 2022 Anthology

Happy to be in the latest New Generation Beats Anthology. Than you Debbie Tosun Kilday. With so many friends.

Congrats to all. Julie Bolt Megha Sood Chris Bodor John Burroughs Michael Ceraolo Pilar Aranda Jane spoken poetry Dane Ince Tish Ince Poet Writer Joe Kidd Prince A McNally Generalissimo Bryan Franco Bob McNeil Larry Jaffe and more.

Clockwise Cat Re-Meow 2022

Thank you with a 1000 meows Alison Ross for publishing “2” and “eyes” in Clockwise Cat.

Meows to Cindy Sostchen-Hochman Karen Neuberg Bob Heman Heller Levinson Marie C Lecrivain Giorgia Pavlidou Jack Henry Heath Brougher Mary Newell Jeff Wright Sheila Murphy Rob Roth et al.


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:

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 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!..

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!

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


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

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The Cupcake Chronicles by Patricia Carragon

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!


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!

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!


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.


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


bodega cat

sleeps by fan

dog days of summer


southpaw kitty

ornaments go down

for the count


My photo:

Zen Pebbles by Patricia Carragon

to purchase:


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.”


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


April – July 2021 Publication News

Bear Creek Haiku:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, April 14, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to 

John Grey, Don Ryan, Lisa Reynolds, Angelee Deodhar, Peggy Dugan French and Toni Morrison, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Rachael Ikins and Cato, Judith Nielsen

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, May 23, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to

Keiko Izawa, Amy Hrynchuk, Kelley Jean White, Jimmy Pappas, Aftab Yusuf Shaikh, Judith Partin Nielsen, Rachael Ikins, and, Lin and Yuki…!

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, May 25, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to

Cynthia Sidrane, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Joe Sebastian, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Alan Watts, Rochelle S. Cohen, and, Cathy Porter…!

Bear Creek Issue #174 June 2021
Much appreciation, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my work. Shout outs to Rachael Ikins, and Michael Ceraolo.


The Weekly Avocet:

The Weekly Avocet #440 May 9. 2021

Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivi, and Valerie for publishing my haiku


Jerry Jazz Musician:

Miles Davis during Cannonball Adderley’s “Somethin’ Else” session, Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1958.

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Poetry Collection Inspired by Miles Davis, May 27, 2021

Please that Joseph Maita published “Blue in Green” and If I Could Write A Book.

Happy to share the space with:

Alan YountAmy BaroneAndres ChaparroAnthony WardAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBob WaltersByron BeynonCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeCharles Joseph AlbertCharlie BriceChristel RoelandtChristopher D. SimsClaire AndreaniCraig SmithD.R. JamesDavid CookeDavid DephyDavid LohreyDH JenkinsEd ColettiEdward SheehyErren Kellyfrancis wolffFrank WilkesFred JourdainFred ShawFreddingtonGary JudeHenry Denanderjazz poetryJoel Jacob ToddJohn Kendall HawkinsJohn L. StanizziJohn RileyJohn StuppJudith VaughnKathryn MacDonaldKristofer CollinsMark FogartyMartel ChapmanMichael D. AmitinMichael L. Newellmiles davisMiles Davis poetry collectionP.W. Bridgman,  Paul LoveringPhyllis WaxR. BremnerRoger SingerRussell DupontSteve DalachinskySteve PaulSusandaleTerrance UnderwoodVakseenVictor Enns

Jerry Jazz Musician, July 3, 2021

Thank you Joe Maita for taking “At Last ” as a spotlight poem.


Danse Macabre

Pleased that my poem “Caution,” is in the June Issue 135 of Danse Macabre.  Happy to see Peter Cherches here as well.

DM 135 ~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Acoustic Levitation, June 2021:

Happy to have my poems “Almost Blue” and “The Handekerchief” in this journal with friends, and thanks again Steve:

Dear Friends,
Thanks for your patience.Your work is posted now, and here are the live URL links.Please spread this as far and wide as possible.Yours,Steve Koenig
Poems by1/Austin Alexis
2/Patricia Carragon
3/Pamela Laskin

4/David Messineo
5/Barry Wallenstein


Surviving Suicide A Collection of Poems that may Save a Life– Nirala Press

Honored to be in “Surviving Suicide,” an anthology compiled by  Dean Stalham
My poem, “Just Say I Love Him,” was selected. Available now in July!


#300 Backstory of the Poem: Patricia Carragon’s “At Last” July, 10, 2021:

Thank you Crystal A. Cooper for this wonderful interview and insight.

Winter Publication News

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.

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:Poetry in the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, and a heated political season, Vol. 5

Thank you, Joe Maita for publishing my work, “send me an angel.”  Cheers to Alan YountAllison WhittenbergAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBhuwan ThapaliyaCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeCris LoganDamian HeyDana HunterDH JenkinsDiane Elayne DeesEd WersteinErren KellyJerrice BaptisteJoseph R. StellinMarianne PeelMartin ElsterMatthew BorrelliMichael KeshigianMichael L. NewellMichael Lee JohnsonMike JurkovicMillicent Borges Accardi,  Peter Gregg SlaterRalph La RosaRussell DupontSean MurphySteve PaulSusie GharibTerrance UnderwoodTheresa Gaynord

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:Winter 2021 Edition, February 25, 2021
Thank you Joe Maita for publishing “My Funny Valentine.” Kudos to:
Allison WhittenbergAnggo GenorgaAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBarry PetersBill SiegelCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeChristopher SimsClaire AndreaniDana HunterDH JenkinsEd Colettiemory jonesErmira Mitre KokomaniErren KellyFelicia Cherneskyfrancis wolffFrank WilkesGary Judejazz poetryJerrice BaptisteJoel GlickmanJoel Jacob ToddJohn HawkinsJohn L. StanizziJohn RileyJohn StuppJoseph StellinJosie Rozelljr.Kate MacDonaldLisa FishmanMark Fogartymichael cuscunaMichael KeshigianMichael L. NewellMichael Vander DoesMike JurkovicMillicent Borges AccardiPaul BrownR. BremnerRalph La RosaRobert KokanRoger SingerRussell DupontSean HowardSean MurphySebastian MatthewsSteve DalachinskySteve PaulSusan YungSusandaleTam FrancisTerrance UnderwoodWayne Miller

Bear Creek Haiku, Monday, January 25, 2021

Thank you Ayaza Daryl Nielsen for the catku publications.  Kudos to

Mary Jo Balistreri, r. soos, Rochelle Cohen, Robert Penn Warren, Rachael Ikins, Chris Helvey, Kitty Kali, Linda Amos, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and Carl Mayfield!

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.
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 Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco and Dale Wisely for publishing my haiku in Right Hand Pointing
Congrats to  Anannya Dasgupta, Andrée Gendron, Cherie Hunter Day, David Gale, Erica GossJames Eric Watkins, Jennifer Hambrick, kjmunro, Margaret Tau, Marianne Paul, Mel Goldberg, Michael GalkoMiriam SaganNoel SlobodaOlivier Schopfer,Peter Newton, Randy Brown, Rich Schilling, Michael J. Galko, Roberta Beary, Engin Gülez, Scott Metz, Scott Wiggerman Sean J. White, Shloka ShankarStella PieridesTom Bierovic, William Cullen.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Cupcake Chronicles News:

The Cupcake Chronicles Episodes I and II are listed for your entertainment on Poets Unplugged. com.  Thank you Sophia Behal.
Like the podcasts?  Order your copy here:

November – December Publication News 2020

Redheaded Stepchild, Fall 2020 Issue

Art by  Kate Fetherston

                         Art by  Kate Fetherston

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. 

pumpkin patch

more haunted

at Halloween


like fallen leaves

yesterday’s trash

travels with the wind

The Weekly Avocet,  #421, December 27, 2020

Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for accepting my three haiku. 

gingerbread people

cooling off on a tray

impatience can’t wait

bright lights   shiny balls

beckon curious cats

to attack the tree

southpaw kitty

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!


Happy Fukkadays 2 U Anthology from Alien Buddha Press, 2020

Hey Red, thanks again for taking my holiday Catku and special shout outs to Carrie Magness Radna, Chris Boder, and Red Focks.

Hanukkah-Christmas Catku

Hanukkah kitty

looks for catnip

8 days of MEOW

Hanukkah lights

shadow of the cat

nibbling on latkes

kosher kitty

spins the dreidel

wins more treats


escalates on Hanukkah

oy vey iz mir

more fun

than a scratching post

Christmas tree

bright lights   shiny balls

beckon the curious cat

Christmas tree attack

southpaw kitty

ornaments go down

for the count

the cat leaves a present

in the litterbox

the scent of shit happening


Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry–Autumn 2020 Edition

Thank you Joe Maita for publishing my poems, EARLY AUTUMN (first published in Poets Wear Prada’s The Rainbow Project) and I PUT A SPELL ON YOU in the Autumn 2020 edition of Jerry Jazz Musician.

Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna,  Prince A McNally, David Dephy, Ronald P. Bremner, Russell DuPont,

Jack Cooper, Mark F Fogarty

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry–

“What one song best represents your experience with 2020?” December 29th, 2020

Thank you Joe Maita for taking “the trapper & the furrier.”  
Kudos to Alan YountAntoinette WinsteadAurora M. LewisBill MinorBob HechtBob WaltersBrian Greenecarol friedmanCharles AlbertCharles InghamChristel RoelandtCJ MuchhalaClaire AndreaniDan MoreyDH JenkinsDiane DeesEd RuzickaEd WersteinErren KellyFrank De Caniogary giddinsgerald hornehoward mandeljoe haganJohn HawkinsJohn Jack CooperJohn L. StanizziJosie RozellJulianne Di NennaK. RobertsKathryn MacDonaldKevin NicholsLee Gary Shambergm. cooper harrissMaria Goliamary schmidt campbellmaxine gordonMichael L. NewellMillicent Borges AccardiMoe SeagerPaul Brophypaul morrisPaul PerilliPhil Linzphilip clarkR. Bremnerreminiscing in tempoRicky RiccardiRobert HarrisRussell DupontSusie GharibTheresa Gaynordthomas brothersVictor EnnsZandra Renwick


Mankh’s 2021 Haiku Calendar

Thank you Mankh for publishing my haiku and photo in your 2021 Haiku Calendar published by Allbook Books – list of artists: 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

Kudos to Jo Balistreri, Ed Markowski, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Peggy Dugan French and Rumi, Linda Amos, normal, James B. Peters, and Judith Partin-Nielsen!
Enjoy the poems at:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting 2 catku in Bear Creek Haiku
Kudos to pl. wick, James B. Peters, Jane Stuart, t. kilgore splake, Robert Ligerman, Jo Balistreri,  Judith Partin-Nielsen, and Dzogchen Ponlop!

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, December 20, 2020
Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting 3 catku in Bear Creek Haiku
Kudos to Cathy Porter, Khalil Gibran, Don A Ryan, Rochelle S. Cohen, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Mary Jo Balistreri, Peggy Dugan French and Leonard Nimoy, John McDonald

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, December 27, 2020
Kudos to Kelley Jean White, Claudia Keelan, John Parsons, Wayne F Burke, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Jane Stuart, Ed Markowski, Mary Jo Balistreri, and r soos!

Late August – September Publication News

Jerry Jazz Musician,  Collection of Jazz Poetry, Summer 2020 Edition, August 24, 2020

Happy that my two poems, The Very Thought of You and All I Could Do is Cryare in the summer edition of Jerry Jazz Musician. Thank you Joseph Maita for this honor. Pleased to be with these writers:

Alan YountAnggo GenorgaArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBob WaltersCarrie Magness RadnaCharles Joseph AlbertChristopher D. SimsCJ MuchhalaD.R. JamesDavid DephyDavid SweetEd RuzickaEd WersteinEdward Sheehyemory jonesErren KellyFelicia CherneskyFreddingtonGeoff PolkJerrice BaptisteJohn GreyJohn StuppJulianne Di NennaK. RobertsMichael L. NewellMichael Vander DoesMillicent Borges AccardiMoe SeagerPhil LinzPhyllis WaxPrince McNallyR. BremnerRobert NisbetRoger SingerRon KolmRussell DupontScott SilsbeSusandaleSusie GharibTerrance Underwoodwarren goodsonWilliam Minor

Click below and enjoy:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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:
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, August 30, 2020

Pleased to be in Bear Creek Haiku again. Thank you, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. You are the cat’s MEOW!
Kudos to Jo Balistreri, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Carl Mayfield, James B Peters, Judith Partin-Nielsen, t kilgore slake, and Antonio Machado!


Paterson Literary Review, Issue #48  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)

Thank you and kudos to Pamela Laskin and Gregory Crosby for publishing “Send Me an Angel” in Poetry In Performance 48 and kudos to Jeff Wright Alicia Ostriker Ilka Scobie Barry Wallenstein Molly Peacock Keisha Keisha-Gaye Anderson Steven Koenig JP Howard Ellen Lytle Eve Packer Richard Levine et al and to the NYC students in this issue.


The Weekly Avocet #407, September 20, 2020 and Jerry Jazz Musician, September 23, 2020

Thank you Charles Portolano of the Avocet and Joe Maita from Jerry Jazz Musician for publishing “September Song.”
Read the poem here on Jerry Jazz Musician:

Carragon July – August Publications

The Weekly Avocet #396 Newsletter, July 5, 2020

Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano. 

redheaded tulips 

sashay down 

garden catwalks


masks on beaches

pandemic pollution

rises with the tide

at Coney Island  

seagulls hold their own parade  

mermaids in lockdown


an empty beach   

except  for wind  

sand in sandals


Brooklyn sunshine   

girls on fire escape  

social distancing


the orangutan

defends ancestral forests

greed defeats nature


vesper moon  

wears crescent smile  

crickets chant


Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Friday, July 10, 2020

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:
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Pleased to be in Bear Creek Haiku again. Thank you, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. You are the cat’s MEOW!
Kudos to Janet Ruth Heller, Boyd Bauman, Linda Fuchs, Don Wentworth, John McDonald, Jack Kerouac, Chris Faiers, and Kelly Jean White.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Tuesday, July 21, 2020Thanks again, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen and kudos to 

Robert Hirschfeld, William Wordsworth, Dennis Rhodes, Angelee Deodhar, t kilgore splake, Peggy Dugan French, John McDonald, Charles Bukowski, Judith Partin-Nielsen, r soos, and, Tomas Tranströmer


Bear Creek Haiku Issue #165, August 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,

she asked

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,

negro azulado,

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,

Andalusian beads

inside two hoofprints.

Strands of hair,

marrón rojizo,

blew across my face.

The ghosts on the playa,

the sand beneath my feet,

found peace in the twilight tide.


The Alien Buddha Contracts COVID-19, June 2020

Thank you Red Focks for publishing “Moonlight Serenade.” Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna and Megha Sood, Red Focks, et al.

Moonlight Serenade

Charlie was in bed,

tubes attached to his body,

listened to cartoon

son a nineteen-inch screen,

thought of Sophia,

his “Belle of Flatbush.”

When la luna was full,

Charlie used to sing

Moonlight Serenade

outside Sophia’s gate.

They’d slow-dance

to Glenn Miller’s rendition.

He’d relax his rhythm,

hold Sophia closer,

recall how safe she felt.

Her soft brown curls

would drape on his shoulder—

her smoky eyes—

stelle colorate, tinted stars

over a make-believe Brooklyn sky.

His protective hold couldn’t save her

from breast cancer twenty years ago,

their two sons from Viet Nam’s death call,

or their daughter from her husband’s fists.

A massive stroke took Sonny,

his last living friend.

His relatives were either dead

or couldn’t care less.

Charlie was in bed,

tubes attached to his body,


except for routine visits from

the nursing home staff,

wondered if Sophia would be there for him

when he leaves for the morgue.

He hummed 

Moonlight Serenade,

but a dry cough cut his tune short.

Sadness, age, and high fever  

drained his cognition and will to live.

His memory was of the past,

not the present.

He prayed for Death’s visit—

Death would wear a white coat,

walk past the rooms,

make decisions on who’s to come

and who’s to stay.

But Death forgot about him—

perhaps Death’s eyesight was fading

when he came by last week,

took Hector instead.

Tina, his favorite nurse,

no longer visited him—

was in critical condition

due to a new virus going around.

He closed his eyes,

saw Glenn Miller and his band

perform Moonlight Serenade

at the Waldorf Astoria.

Everything was in Technicolor.


radiant and youthful,

rose from her table.

She came closer,

her smoky eyes—

stelle colorate, tinted stars

over a make-believe Brooklyn sky.

By the entrance,

a man in a white coat

checked his clipboard,

greeted Charlie with a smile

and opened the gate.

Bluepepper Blogspot, Sunday, August 2, 2020

Pleased to be in this wonderful online journal, Bluepepper. A big thank you to Justin Lowe. I see Karen Neuberg is in it as well.


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.

Marie C Lecrivainmarie.lecrivain.pd@gmail.compublisher/curatorAl-Khemia PoeticaList of Nominees
Creative Nonfiction
1) Judy Baratt’s “Me and Eleanor” date: 03/08/20
2) Lisa Marguerite Mora’s “The Year I Left My Mother date: 03/10/20
1) Patricia Carragon’s “What Happens Next” Date: 03/24/202)  Lynne Bronstein’s “Not Going to Happen” date: 03/07/20Poetry
1) Ann Tweedy’s “Face Value” Date: 03/26/20
2) Viola Weinberg Spencer’s “For Better or Worse” Date: 03/21/20
3) Puma Perl’s “The Taste of Rebellion” Date: 03/01/20
4) Jack G Bowman’s “Impeachment Proceedings” Date: 12/12/19
5) Afric McGlinchy’s “Going Silent” Date: 03/25/20
6) Gabriella Garafolo’s “ ‘Cause This is What a Blue Wave Looks Like” Date: 03/14/20

North of Oxford-The Pandemic Issue #6

Pleased to be in North of Oxford’s Pandemic Poetry Series #6, Tuesday August 11, 2020.Thank you G. Emil Reutter for publishing my pandemic poems “the trapper and the furrier” and “send me an angel.”A shout out to Megha Sood, Jane Spoken Word, and others.

Life in Quarantine: 

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.

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


What Rough Beast COVID-19 Edition, Indolent Books, May 15, 2020
Thank you Michael H. Broder for posting my piece, Moonlight Serenade.


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



crochet accessories

for my hair

spring knows green
the buds on trees
the blades of grass


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


the adoptive moment
waits for cats
in cages


Silver Birch Press-Wearing A Mask Series-June 14, 2020

Thank you Melanie of Silver Birch Press for publishing my hyacinth haiku.

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  . . .
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


bodega cat

on the counter

not for sale

motherless kittens

by the garbage

ominous winds

underneath the car

an orange tabby

finds solace


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


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


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.

Patricia Carragon~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.
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

Late March through April Publications

Late March through April Publications

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot:

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku in the following issues:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
congrats to:
Dennis Rhodes, t. kilgore splake, Cathy Porter, Haikuniverse, James Peters, Toma Rosen, Ed Markowski, John Grey, Teresinka Pereira, and, Judith Partin-Nielsen

Monday, April 13, 2020

congrats to:

Dennis Rhodes, Anna Yin, Chris Faiers, Kevin Gu, t kilgore splake, John MacDonald, Rumi, Nancy L Dahl, Cathy Porter, Rochelle S Cohen, r soos, and, Judith Partin-Nielsen

Friday, April 17, 2020

congrats to:

Stephanie Hiteshew, Steve Ausherman, Faerie Magazine, George Held, S. L. Peeran, Teresinka Pereira, r soos, t. kilgore splake, and Peggy Dugan French

Monday, April 20, 2020

congrats to:

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.


The Weekly Avocet #383, April 5, 2020

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

Tribes Virtual Open Mic: A Gathering in the Time of Covid-19 Set Two Week of April 16, 2020Hosted by Chavisa Woods

Thank you Chavisa for including my poems,”Tenderly” and  “Moonlight Serenade.” 
Honored to be with Nancy Mercado, Robert Gibbons, Dorothy Friedman August, Lydia Cortes, Carlos Manuel Rivera, Tsaurah Litzky, Armond Ruhlmand, Jane Spokenword Grenic, Gabriel Don, Mia Hansford, Valery Ostineau, Thomas Walker, Susan Yung, and more


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.”


Social Distance, Haiku, and You!

Thank you Alan Nakagawa for using my haiku for this sound collage commissioned by OCMA, Social Distance, Haiku, and You! About 500 participants in this project. I’m on :59. better than Netflix kittens on Youtube lockdown NYC