Monday, February 17, 2020

Publication News Late Fall/ Early Winter 2019-2020

Publication News 
Late Fall/Early Winter 2019-2020

Nixes Mate, Issue 13, Fall 2019

Thank you Annie Pluto and Michael McInnis for publishing my poem, "Avalon."

Congrats to Bill Yarrow and Zvi A. Sesling, and more.


From Wikipedia

Stardust Haiku, December 26, 2019

the Persian cat  

matches the weather  

camouflage in white

Warm regards to Valentina Ranaldi-Adams for publishing me in her monthly journal. 

Congrats to fellow poet, John J. Dunphy.


Narrative Northeast, 
Haiku Corner 7, January 15, 2020

Thank you Pamela Hughes for posting Jazz Purrs, dedicated to steve dalachinsky in your haiku section of Narrative Northeast. 

Kudos to Aaron Barry, Anne Knupher, Edytta Anne Wojnar. 

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From Wikipedia

The Weekly Avocet, #372, January 19, 2020

the Persian cat  

matches the weather  

camouflage in white

Appreciate being published in The Weekly Avocet, #372, 
January 19, 2020. Thank you Charles Portolano. 

Kudos to Rochelle S. Cohen, Rex Sexton, Lisa Townsend, Michael E. Stone, Joe Bisicchia, Pyong (Byung) A. Fallgren, Susan Oleferuk, Conrad Gurtatowski, Eugene O’Connor, Marjorie Borden, Nancy L. Dahl, Julie A. Dickson


Nomad's Choir Winter 2020, Vol.28 Issue 1

Thank you Joshua Meander for publishing "Strangers on the Shore."

Kudos to Austin, Alexis, Alan Braverman, Rosalie Calabrese, Kathryn Fazio, Art Gatti, Robert Gibbons, Patrick Hammer, Evie Ivy, Penelope Maguffin, Joshua Meander, Alexandra Portal, John A. Todras, and more.


Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, 
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Grateful for Ayaz Daryl Nielson's posting about "Meowku" along with Don Wentworth's new book, "With A Deepening Presence."

Read all about it at:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, 
Thursday, February 14, 2020

Big thanks again to Ayaz Daryl Nielson's posting my new catku. Kudos to Peggy Dugan French, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and more.


“Untitled” by Henry Dendander

Jerry Jazz Musician, Winter edition, 
February 17, 2020

Grateful appreciation to Joe Maita for posting 2 poems, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" and "All I could Do Was Cry."

Shout outs to :

Friday, February 14, 2020

Reminder: Sally Dawidoff, Karen Neuberg, Michael T. Young, and Barry Wallenstein to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, February 29, at 2:30 p.m.


Sally Dawidoff, Karen Neuberg, Michael T. Young, and Barry Wallenstein to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, February 29, 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. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Saturday, February 29, @ 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

R to Court Street

4 or to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates.

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon


Sally Dawidoff’s poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, and many other periodicals. She has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and artist-in-residence programs in the U.S. and abroad. Her stage adaptation of Ha Jin’s novel, The Crazed, premiered at Central Works Theater, and Pets I’ve Known, a song cycle she wrote with composer Jason Atkinson, was recorded at King Kuts, here in Brooklyn. She curates a series of conversations called More Speech.

Karen Neuberg is a Brooklyn-based poet. Her latest book is Pursuit,(Kelsay Press, 2019) She is also the author of the chapbooks, the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre, 2017), Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line, 2014), and Detailed Still (Poets Wear Prada, 2009).  Her poems and collages can be found in numerous publications including 805, CanaryNew Verse News, and Verse Daily.She belongs to the brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem and is associate editor of the online poetry journal, First Literary Review-East.

Michael T. Young’s third full-length collection, The Infinite Doctrine of Water, was longlisted for the Julie Suk Award. He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint, received the Jean Pedrick Award from the New England Poetry Club. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Atticus ReviewGargoyleOneRattle and Valparaiso Poetry Review. His poetry has also been featured on Verse Daily and The Writer’s Almanac.

Barry Wallenstein is the author of eight collections of poetry, the most recent being At the Surprise Hotel and Other Poems (2016) and Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems (2012). His poetry has appeared in over 100 journals, including Ploughshares, The Nation, Centennial Review, and American Poetry Review. A special interest is his presentation of poetry readings in collaboration with jazz.  He has made eight recordings of his poetry with jazz, the most recent being titled Lisbon Sunset, (2016). Barry is Emeritus Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the City University of New York and an editor of the journal, American Book Review

Friday, February 7, 2020

Revised Carragon Events February-March 2020

Revised Carragon Events February-March 2020

Photo by Marc-André Runcie-Unger

A New Decade for Sharing Words. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events with other wordsmiths and more!

Will be bringing my latest books,"Meowku" and "The Cupcake Chronicles" from Poets Wear Prada to the reading. 
Hope to have my new novel, "Angel Fire," for the Secret Loft reading.

Saturday, February 15 
Boog City 13.5 Arts Festival
From 1:30 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. 

Unnameable Books 
600 Vanderbilt Ave. 
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 11238

(718) 789-1534

$5 admission

I go on around 5:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. Miwa Gemini (music)

2:00 p.m. Jim Feast

2:10 p.m. Bonny Finberg

2:20 p.m. Yuko Otomo

2:30 p.m. Eve Packer 

2:40 p.m. Matthew Hupert

2:55 p.m. Susan Weiman

3:05 p.m. Dorothy Friedman August

3:15 p.m. break

3:25 p.m. Jane Ormerod

3:35 p.m. David Lawton

3:45 p.m. Natalie Mack (music)

4:00 p.m. Evie Ivy

4:10 p.m. Thomas Fucaloro

4:20 p.m. Jason Zuzga

4:35 p.m. Natalie Mack (music)

4:50 p.m. Poetry Talk Talk, featuring 
Joanna Fuhrman and Jean-Paul Pecqueur
reading and in conversation

5:20 p.m. Amy Barone

5:30 p.m. Patricia Carragon

5:40 p.m. Hugo dos Santos

5:55 p.m. Jason Trachtenburg (music)

6:10 p.m. Cynthia Dewi Oka

6:25 p.m. Meghan Boltz

6:40 p.m. Kirwyn Sutherland

6:55 p.m. Wanda Phipps

7:05 p.m. Suzan Jivan

7:20 p.m. Jason Trachtenburg (music)


Thursday, February 27 

NeuroNautic Institute Presents
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Joel Allegretti

Patricia Carragon
John J. Trause

Hosted by Matthew Hupert

KGB Red Room

85 E.4th Street NYC 10003 3rd Floor up

Free Admission - 2 Drink Minimum - Open Mic


Friday, March 6 

The New Feminine: 
Poetry/Flash Reading and Open Mic 

Meet and hear
the fabulous writers from Poets Wear Prada:

Patricia Carragon
Iris N. Schwartz
Chocolate Waters

Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman

Bureau of General Services / Queer Division
208 W 13th St, Rm 210 NYC 10011
from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.

$10 suggested donation or whatever you can afford!!!

plus panel discussion

Open mic 


Secret Loft March Madness with Carragon and more

Thursday, March 26 

7:30-8: Open mic sign-up
8-10: Open mic and featured readers

Secret Loft

137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

$8 General Admission. Details to come on Advance General admission.

Open Mic

I'm happy to announce that I will be one of the featured readers at the amazing Secret Loft.

I will be bringing copies of MEOWKU, THE CUPCAKE CHRONICLES, INNOCENCE, and hopefully, my first novel, ANGEL FIRE.

I will be reading that day with other readers. Will update you when I know their names.

There will be an open mic sign-up sheet by the refreshment area. Please keep your reading under 5 minutes.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

David Dephy's Book Review for Meowku on Home Planet News Online.

A big shout out to David Dephy's stellar book review for "MEOWKU" (Poets Wear Prada) in the Issue #7 of Home Planet News Online.

 MEOWKU: poems by Patricia Carragon, Poets Wear Prada, 2019

          ISBN-13: 978-1-946116-21-5, Paperback:                                        

46 pages, List Price: $12.00

As I was reading Patricia Carragon’s poetry, I was overcome with a peculiar feeling – as if I felt a warm nearness of a kitten while sensing its absolutely unmistakable alienation.
Plenty has been written and said about cats, but rarely anyone has managed to create poetry so catlike, and with such laconic ease. I was reading the book, thinking "do I love cats or not?" but whether I understand them or not does not have much importance now, as this book is beyond any stereotype and when we talk about cats and their universe, it’s hard not to remember T.S. Eliot, in whose writing every word feels like it’s been written specifically for you so that you can see and examine a unique world which you yearn to enter, while at the same time feeling some trepidation about entering it – as if something is stopping you. It’s the same feeling now with this book; I don’t mean just the intellectual and emotional union with Eliot’s work, but also the impulse of creativity and the simplest, yet most revealing forms of expression.

I believe every work is judged by how closely it reaches the original aim of the author and by the mastery with which it reaches its destination. I believe the aim is the reader’s heart, the heart of each human, no matter what age or sex they may be, whoever reads the text and feels some inexplicable, wonderful strangeness…a loving nearness of kittens . . . 

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