Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy February Here in the Rubbereden--Other Voices February Poets






Happy to hear that "Living In Silence" is featured on Other Voices February Poets--February 1, 2016 on Here in the Rubbereden website.

I share the space with these fab dudes--George Wallace, Phillip Giambri, Anthony Murphy, and Bernard Block.

http://rubbereden.com/2016/02/01/other-voices-february-poets/



Saturday, January 30, 2016

More January Publication News



More January Publication News:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Issue #130, Wednesday, January 24, 2016 with the moon in Mary Jo Balistreri's Merlot!  



Photo Credit:  http://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/01/up-late-moon-in-our-merlot.html



Sharing the Purrs and Meows with Alan Caitlin, Peggy Dugan French, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Paula Yup, and Cathy Porter.


http://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/01/up-late-moon-in-our-merlot.html

My haiku inspired by my neighborhood:

firefly light show
donkey cart planter
going nowhere

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Nomad's Choir, Winter 2016, Vol. 24, Issue 1

My poem "Living In Silence," is in this issue. 

Also in this issue are these terrific poets:

Evie Ivy, Garrett Robinson, Anoek Van Praag, KenJazzo, Ekiwah Adler-Belendez, Ankita Chaturvedi, Bradford Vickers, Erica Mapp, Matthew Anish, Yinka Meander, Marvin Goldfarb, Cherise Wyneken, Jack McCabe, Joshua Meander, and more.

E-mail submissions to:
Joshua Meander, Editor

jmofnc@aol.com

For more info on Joshua and Nomad's Choir, please check out this article below:

http://www.askanewyorker.com/garrett-robinson/24-years-nomads-choir-poetry-series-stay/


My poem in Nomad's Choir:


LIVING IN SILENCE



I live in silence,
make my bed with your thoughts.
My tongue is numb,
unable to speak your name.
The color of your eyes,
the texture of your hair,
the touch of your hands,
the whisper of your words
must be kept secret.

You’re my guardian,
teacher, friend, lover—
you’re also my prisoner,
the one who gave 
back my life.
You’ve left this physical plane,
but my free will brought you back.
Only the caverns of imagination
and the stillness of moonlight
can understand and protect
what became sacred.

I am the “x,”
you are the “y,”
but no formula can prove
what we’re experiencing.
Only when I die,
this silence will shatter
the temporal world
and love will occupy the universe.  



Monday, January 25, 2016

REMINDER: The Long Island Special--George Wallace and Friends, Russ Green and Vicki Iorio Hit Brooklyn Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m.


REMINDER:


The Long Island Special--George Wallace and Friends, Russ Green and Vicki Iorio Hit Brooklyn Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m.







Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005


Brownstone Poets presents a Long Island Special--George Wallace and Friends--with Russ Green and Vicki Iorio, on Saturday, February 6, 2016 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.


Brownstone Poets presents:

George Wallace

Russ Green

Vicki Iorio


Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.


Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900



Subways:

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. 

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

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


Curated by Patricia Carragon



pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712



BIOS


Photo Credit: Charles Peter Watson

George Wallace is a writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, author of 29 chapbooks of poetry, and Poet Laureate of the National Beat Poetry Festival. He's co-editor of Great Weather For Media and teaches at Pace University in Manhattan. Recent appearances include the Ledbury Poetry 
Festival, Festival D'Avignon, and in readings alongside Donovan and Thurston Moore.




Russ Green is a Graduate of Hofstra University. He is co-editor at Great Weather for Media and puts on poetry and arts events at the Brickhouse Brewery on Long Island in addition to hosting and curating poetry at Alive After 5 and Bradstock music festivals and The International Beat poetry Festival. Russ has read his work from New Orleans to Santa Fe and interesting places in between. His first book, Gimme Back My Radio, is out with Night Ballet Press. He can usually be foundcommuning with the mountains in Vermont with interesting artist friends or roaming the docks of Port Jefferson Harbor at night with his tuxedo cat. 





Vicki Iorio is the author of  Poems from the Dirty Couch. Her chapbook, Send Me a Letter will be published by dancinggirlpress this spring. Her poetry has been published in various print and online publications. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Reminder: 3 Brevitas Poets Heman, Carragon, Shanken at the Green Pavilion


Reminder:

3 Brevitas Poets 

Heman, Carragon, Shanken

at the Green Pavilion



Wednesday, January 27, 2016



 7 p.m.

The Green Pavilion Poetry Reading

Hosted by Evie Ivy

Cat Haiku and More by Patricia Carragon

with Brevitas Poets: Bob Heman and Zev Shanken

Plus Open Mic

$3 donation, $6 food minimum


The Green Pavilion 

4307 18th Ave in Brooklyn, NY 11218


(718) 749-0368

Subway:
F train to 18th and McDonald Avenues



Please check with the MTA for Transit 

Updates

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

3 Brevitas Poets at the Green Pavilion, Wednesday, January 27





3 Brevitas Poets at the Green Pavilion



Wednesday, January 27, 2016



around 6:30 p.m. -- 7 p.m.

The Green Pavilion Poetry Reading

Hosted by Evie Ivy

Cat Haiku and More by Patricia Carragon

with Brevitas Poets: Bob Heman and Zev Shanken

Plus Open Mic

$3 donation, $6 food minimum


The Green Pavilion 

4307 18th Ave in Brooklyn, NY 11218


(718) 749-0368

Subway:

F train to 18th and McDonald Avenues



Please check with the MTA for Transit 

Updates


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

More January Publication News





Tama

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Tama, and Froster for posting my haiku on Monday, January 4, 2016




Nice to share the page with Thich Naht Hanh, Joanna Sue Haymart. P L Wick,
Karen O’Leary, Teresinka Pereira, Anutérpio Pettersen Filho, Charlie Mehrhoff


My haiku:


stiff as brown paper
            oak leaves resist
                     winter's wind
Froster



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Thank you to the The Weekly Avocet #160 January 6th, 2016 for posting my haiku.

Nice to be listed with Joan Kantor, Ralph Long, Gail Denham, Julie A. Dickson, Sandra H. Bounds, John G. Lawless, Joan Vullo Obergh, Charles Portolano

My haiku:

sidewalk snowcaps

daytime swimming pools

nighttime ice rinks

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Patricia Carragon will not be at The Losers' Club Project






Due to illness and doctor's orders,

I, Patricia Carragon won't be performing for


THE LOSERS' CLUB PROJECT

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6 p.m.

$9 admission GIVES YOU A FREE DRINK



Saara Dutton  
Vogue Giambri
Jennifer Harmon
Aimee Herman
Marie Sabatino
 Moira T. Smith

Matthew Abuelo
Kofi Forsun
Phillip Giambri
Joel Gold
Ron Kolm
Big Mike Logan
Michael Schwartz

Hosted by Phillip Giambri


The Cornelia Street Cafe 
29 Cornelia St, NYC-10014

212- 989- 9319

Subways:

A, B, C, D, E, F to West 4the Street

1 to Christopher/ Sheridan Square

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Long Island Special--George Wallace and Friends, Russ Green and Vicki Iorio Hit Brooklyn Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m.







Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005


Brownstone Poets presents a Long Island Special--George Wallace and Friends--with Russ Green and Vicki Iorio, on Saturday, February 6, 2016 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.


Brownstone Poets presents:

George Wallace

Russ Green

Vicki Iorio


Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.


Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900



Subways:

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. 

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

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


Curated by Patricia Carragon



pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712



BIOS


Photo Credit: Charles Peter Watson

George Wallace is a writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, author of 29 chapbooks of poetry, and Poet Laureate of the National Beat Poetry Festival. He's co-editor of Great Weather For Media and teaches at Pace University in Manhattan. Recent appearances include the Ledbury Poetry 
Festival, Festival D'Avignon, and in readings alongside Donovan and Thurston Moore.




Russ Green is a Graduate of Hofstra University. He is co-editor at Great Weather for Media and puts on poetry and arts events at the Brickhouse Brewery on Long Island in addition to hosting and curating poetry at Alive After 5 and Bradstock music festivals and The International Beat poetry Festival. Russ has read his work from New Orleans to Santa Fe and interesting places in between. His first book, Gimme Back My Radio, is out with Night Ballet Press. He can usually be found communing with the mountains in Vermont with interesting artist friends or roaming the docks of Port Jefferson Harbor at night with his tuxedo cat. 





Vicki Iorio is the author of  Poems from the Dirty Couch. Her chapbook, Send Me a Letter will be published by dancinggirlpress this spring. Her poetry has been published in various print and online publications. 

Publication News from Patricia Carragon




Happy 2016!

I’m pleased to be in this beautiful 2016 Haiku Calendar edited by Mankh and published by www.allbook-books.com

2016 Haiku Calendar edited by Mankh and published by www.allbook-books.com.  

Contributing poets and artists:

Nancy Abraham
Bill Akin
Elena Botts
Cliff Bleidner
Thomas Brinson
Paula Camacho
Patricia Carragon
Chris Clendenin
Jeanne Clendenin
steve dalachinsky
Betsey Dickerson.
Anthony Dimatteo
Adam D. Fisher
Lynn M. Fornuff
David Fox .
Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Geraldine Green
Barbara Harris
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
Patrice Hasbrook
Linda Marie Hilton
Vicki Iorio
Jim Kacian
Bill Kenney
Barbara Kaufmann
Maria Manobianco
Sheila Mardenfeld
Roberta A. McQueem
Linda Ranieri Melodia
Rose Lily Milazzo
A. Molotkov
MariJo Moore
Onan Musoy
Christine Noguera
Yuko Otomo
Kaveri Patel
Anthony Policano
Tony Quagliano
Sophia Rivera
Bev Robertson
Narges Rothermel
Will Ryder
Helen S.
Robert Savino
Barbara Segal
Keith Simmons
Ed Stever
Barbara Suter
Patti Tana
J R (Judy) Turek Go
Anne Marie Tognella
JR Vork
Lynne Weixel
Jamie White
Kay J. Wight
Ginger Williams




My two haiku pieces are:


under Brooklyn el
avian sanctuary
urban birdsong

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as tree branches bend
into yoga position
heart chakras open