Tuesday, October 28, 2014

More October Publication News



My poem, “Birthday Thoughts” in the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 edition of Big City Lit:

Please click on this link to read :

Also check out the work from the terrific talent below at this link:
On Balance: Walking Ten Miles Home: This Fall's 2013 to Spring's 2014 poetry collection includes work by Holly R. Appling, Eileen Brilliant, Patricia Brody, Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon, Robert Klein Engler, Allen C. Fischer, David Francis, Elisabeth Frischauf, Maria Gregorio, Joanne Grumet, Patrick Henry, Kate Irving, Katrina Kostro, Lola Koundakjian, JKL, Richard Levine, Marina Mati, Michael Morical, B. Z. Nidtich, Eve Packer, Anne Elezabeth Pluto, Jared Smith, Raleigh Thompson,
Melinda Thomsen, and Barry Wallenstein.


Big City, Little:

Roy Robins, Six Stories
Thaddeus Rutkowski, Absent Without Leave


Natasha Lvovich, Renamed and Deleted

Pamela L. Laskin's Plagarist, reviewed by Melinda Thomsen

Quitman Marshall, You Were Born One Time
Richard Levine, The Cadence of Mercy
Patricia Brody, Dangerous to Know

Raleigh Thompson: Chemistry
Field Report: Field Report
Cory Branan: Mutt


The 13 Days Of Halloween by Local Gems Press

My poem, "Halloween Teeth," is on Day 5 of the 13 Days of Halloween by Local Gems Press. I share the day with Jilian Roath and Narges Rothermal.

   ---Patricia Carragon
the sound of drills
jack o'lantern smiles
under construction

jack o'lantern smiles
       the curse of too much
       Halloween candy

jagged teeth
      jack o' lanterns
      in need of dentures

dental phobia
     your insurance won't cover
     another crown

the economy
     scarier than being drilled
     by Freddy Krueger


 The Avocet

I have three haiku on the Fall 2014 issue of The Avocet.  I’m pleased that George Held, Erica Mapp, Mary Jo Balistreri, Charles Portolano, and more are also in this issue.

veins on leaves
my tree’s hands
touch mine

lamppost moon
            sunshine leaves
                        autumn nocturne

leaves somersault
on sidewalks
            autumn breeze

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Photo Credit: Karen Neuberg


Wishing Everyone Peace, Love, and Happiness!

The series will shut down for a holiday hiatus from November thru January.  

Will keep everyone posted on the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading coming to Park Plaza Restaurant and Barnes & Noble Park Slope early in 2015.  
Will get in touch with all 2014 featured poets and series supporters for the 2015 Anthology in November.  Info to come . . . 

Poetically Yours,
Patricia Carragon
Curator, Editor-in-Chief
Brownstone Poets

Brevitas 11 Anthology of Short Poems


Performed Readings!
Book Release Party!     Short Poem Open Mic!

Host:          Flash Rosenberg • cartoonist, poet, and giraffe-wrangler
Co-founders: Poets Jim Pignetti and City Lore Founder, Steve Zeitlin

$10 admission includes a complimentary copy of  brevitas 11•anthology of short poems • 2014”

Bowery Poetry Club • 308 Bowery • New York City (between Houston & Bleecker Streets)

brevitas is a community of invited poets who email one or two original poems (14 lines max) to the group on the 1st  and 15th of each month. Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin launched brevitas 11 years ago with a small coterie of poet friends. The group has now evolved into a powerful incubator of poetry.
Patricia Carragon    Jan Garden Castro    Esther Cohen    Steve Dalachinsky    Gil Fagiani    Christian Garaud
Bob Heman    Cindy Hochman    Evie Ivy    Andrew Kaufman    Kit Kennedy    Ron Kolm    Patrick Lee
Maria Lisella • Tsaurah Litzky    Karen Neuberg    Helen Peterson    Jim Pignetti    Leslie Prosterman
Tom Rigney    Flash Rosenberg    Dorothea Hutton Scher    Zev Shanken    Hal Sirowitz    Ed Smith
Esther K Smith    Sparrow    Gerd Stern    Richard Storm    Juanita Torrence-Thompson       John J. Trause
Alicia Vasquez    Angelo Verga    Nathan Versace    Carolyn Wells    Jeffrey Cyphers Wright    Steve Zeitlin

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Publication News

"The Wind" by Stephen Martin Gang - woodcut

Happy to announce that my poems, “New Utrecht Avenue,” “When I Die,” and  “The Little Mouse That Smiled” are in this terrific Puerto Rican Bi-Annual online literary/ arts journal, Solunestrella Caribbean Publications (edited and published by Stephen Martin Gang).  

I share the space with Flash Rosenberg, Stephen Martin Gang, Alexandra Ostolaza de Jesus-, and Miriam Wold– Nupastel.

Please click on the link below. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Revise: Jane Ormerod and Richard Loranger at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 10/4 at 2:30 p.m.


Brownstone Poets presents Jane Ormerod and Richard Loranger on Saturday, October 4 at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Jane Ormerod
Richard Loranger  
Saturday, October 4,  at 2:30 p.m.

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,

4 or  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:


$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon






Jane Ormerod is the author of Welcome to the Museum of Cattle (Three Rooms Press, 2012), RecreationalVehicles on Fire (Three Rooms Press, 2009), the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books, 2008), and the spoken word CD Nashville Invades Manhattan. Jane’s work also appears in numerous US and international anthologies and journals including Have a Nice NYC (Three Rooms Press, 2012), Maintenant, AND / OR, Marsh Hawk Press Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Ambush Review, and Sparring with Beatnik GhostsShe is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA, an independent press focusing on edgy and experimental poetry and prose.

Photo credit: Robert Fischer

Richard Loranger is a writer, performer, visual artist, and all around squeaky wheel, currently residing in Oakland, CA. He is the author of Poems for Teeth, as well as The Orange Book and nine chapbooks, including Hello Poems and the recent 6 Questions (Exot Books). Recent work can be found in the online journals London Grip New Poetry (www.londongrip.co.uk) and The Marsh Hawk Review (www.marshhawkpress.org) and in the just released anthology I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand (great weather for MEDIA). You can find more about his work and scandals at www.richardloranger.com.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Brownstone Poets Will No Longer Have Readings on Tuesday!

Dear Poets and Friends,

After several years, I’m sorry to report that I must discontinue all Brownstone Poets Third Tuesday Readings at Café Dada.  Due to increased responsibilities at work and the uncomfortable ambiance and pricey food at this café, curating has become way too difficult.

But we did have good fun and poetry at The Fall Café, Tillie’s of Brooklyn, Linger Café, and Café Dada, and poetry will continue to grow in Brooklyn Heights with the First Saturday Readings at Park Plaza Restaurant.  This restaurant/diner offers great food at affordable prices and the beautiful back room is perfect for a reading.  

Come to the Heights on Saturday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m. for an afternoon with Michael Broder and Richard Loranger and a fantastic open! 

The series will shut down for a holiday hiatus from November thru January.  Will keep everyone posted on the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading coming to Park Plaza Restaurant and Barnes & Noble Park Slope early in 2015. 

Will get in touch with all 2014 featured poets and series supporters for the 2015 Anthology in November.  Info to come . . .

Poetically Yours,

Patricia Carragon
Curator, Editor-in-Chief
Brownstone Poets

Bob Hart Memorial at ABC No Rio, Sunday, September 28 at Noon

I will be attending this:

Update on Bob Hart's memorial from David Lawton

BOB HART (1931 - 2014)

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, we will celebrate the work of this consummate artist and human being.

We will do the thing Bob loved to do - read his poetry, at ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street (bet. Clinton & Suffolk), a place where Bob workshopped his work and dialogued with his colleague poets. We will come together there at 12 noon. The reading will begin with invited poets, and time permitting, we will open the
reading up to those who would also like to read. Bob's publisher, Jee Leong Koh, will have copies of Bob's collection, Lightly in the Good of Day, available for sale, with the proceeds donated to ABC No Rio.

F Train to Delancey, J, M or Z to Essex.

Hosted by David Lawton and Thomas Fucaloro. 


photo credit: Jodi Lynn Concepcion