Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Patricia Carragon at The New York Poetry Forum

Pattie's having a birthday and come celebrate with her 

@ The New York Poetry Forum

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Lecture by George H. Northrup. 

Poetry by Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Patricia Carragon, 
 Jay Chollick, and Anthony Taylor. 

Also classical music.

NY Poetry Forum, Soldier's, Sailors, Marines, Airmen building
283 Lexington Avenue between 36 & 37 Streets, NYC - 10016 
2nd floor 
Open Mic 

$3 for Members, $4 for Non-members 

Hosted by Daniel Fernandez


6 to 33rd street


  1. twenty-five minutes
    time to make love
    or eat breakfast when it's just been made
    to make a scratch breakfast for your loved ones
    write a draft of a poem about someone else's birthday
    to read half a YA novel
    to read a page of a dissertation on Hawthorne
    (the mid-nineteenth century version of Ali-Frazier

    twenty-five days
    produces a master's thesis
    a chapbook a novella
    a symphony - even a symphonic poem
    a crew can erect a pre-fab mansion
    a master can plan
    a furniture set for the White House
    Eggplant seeds germinate
    They have to work at it too

    twenty five years
    unequal markers on the artist's journey
    the force needed to change position
    varies according to unseen equations
    the time needed to achieve these goals
    precise as the atomic clock
    twenty five years since you left grade school
    none could solve the equations
    none could measure the passing of your feet
    on the literary landscape
    you spent twenty-five years