feathered troubadoursoutside my windowsunrise serenade
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
saddle-stitched chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
"For anyone who knows Patricia Carragon, this newest collection of short, mixed media poems will surely delight–if not surprise. From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. If you love contemporary short verse, you'll certainly savor these confections by a poet who is a spirited observer of the world around her and within her."
–Brenda J. Gannam, Member, Haiku Society of America
tealeaves tumble downthe gypsy's porcelain cupDow Jones takes a fall
"Patricia Carragon hits the haiku right on the head–making it as much her form as the masters’ – Funny and deadly accurate–they stop you in your tracks. It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku. She frees up the territory–Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs–Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra–very feminine with no holds barred–very astute and timely–a great read–guaranteed to free up your notions of what a haiku can’t or can do."
–Hal Sirowitz, author of Father Said
rude peopleunlike fine Bordeauxget worse with age
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About the Author:
Patricia Carragon is a New York City writer and poet. Her publications include Poetz.com, Rogue Scholars, Poets Wear Prada, Best Poem, BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Chanterelle's Notebook, Clockwise Cat, Ditch, Poetry Magazine, MOBIUS: The Poetry Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Marymark Press, and more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press). She is a member of Brevitas, a group dedicated to short poems. She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor of the annual anthology. For more information, please check out her websites: http://brownstone.poets.blogspot.com and http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com.
About the Illustrator:
William L. Hayes (Bill to his friends) is a native Texan of six generations, living in exile in Savannah, GA. Born under Aries, with Pisces rising. in 1949, he has always been compelled to walk his own creative path. He has worked in hair design and color, floral design, jewelry design, sculpture and weaving, in addition to painting. His passion is Oriental art, especially all things Japanese. Although he honors all the prophets of the world, as a devout hedonist, his special teacher remains the poet Omar Khayyam. "Come, fill the cup..."