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Jay Chollick and Su Polo at Cafe Dada, Tues, 9/16 at 7:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Jay Chollick and Su Polo, Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada.   Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Jay Chollick
Su Polo

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m. – sign up  at 7:15 p.m.

Café Dada
57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217

http://www.cafedadany.com/

718-622-2800
Subways:

2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + food/drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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Jay Chollick: The word’s most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferablein print; bookish in slim volumes: Colors; American Vesuvius; FiveO The Stately Poems; prizes & awards but not the bluest ribbons; big mouth on the radio; a tv pipsqueak, for which only his one hand claps.

 

 

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Su Polo is a multitalented artist.  A native New Yorker, she is a writer of stories and poems, singer/songwriter with guitar and dulcimer, Jazz vocalist, photographer, painter, sculptor, computer graphic artist, and created her website at supolo.com. Her book of poems and stories, Turning Stones, is available at St. Marks Books.  She is the founder and host of the Saturn Series poetry reading in it’s 20th year every Monday at Cafe Mania . Su is also the set designer for the last 7 years of this New Years Day Poetry Extravaganza.


Memorial Service for Bob Hart Saturday 8/30 at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial Service for Bob Hart Saturday 8/30 at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Our dear friend and poet, Bob Hart,  passed away last week.  He was 85 years old, but his lively spirit and dance moves could outdo those more than half his age.  Bob featured for me back on January 5, 2013 with Bruce Weber and Joanne Pagano Weber as part of The No Chance Ensemble team. It was a fun event for everyone.  Bob’s poem, A Longer Shorter Comedy, is in the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology.  I plan to do a special memorial section for him in the 2015 anthology.

 

 

There will be a non-denominational funeral service for Bob Hart:

 

Saturday, August 30, at 1:30 p.m.

 

The Scientology Church

 

65 East 82 St., between Park and Madison

 

New York, NY 10028

 

If you have any questions, please call Eden at 212-288-1526.

 

I wish I could go, but I’m scheduled to work that day.

 

Every poem is a gift from the poet’s heart.  Bob Hart had a heart filled with poetry.  I have posted his poem from the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology below.  Please read, enjoy, and share his gift.

 

A LONGER SHORTER COMEDY

midway this trip

beginning with one and

ending with another nothing;

bubbling in the wakings of

sensation’s edgy finding of

the light and morbid substance of infinitude

we who met (or not met at all) are amazed

in our urging or purging round this fountain cup

of bright and dim variety

how many (or few) exuding life’s vibrancy

we find in this contriving of eternity

midway my trip or midway our trip

so many steep concavities

of sloping in and climbing out—

the filling of the dark green living leaf

with freezing white (whose eye of ice

will weep a different beauty in the spring)

midway like sun and blossom   hope and help

close with opening we sanctify or vilify each other—

truth-spiders

weaving forever as substance sublime

or else a void to avoid.

—Bob Hart


August Publication News

My haiku is in the Weekly Avocet #88

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sweet and ripe
enough to eat
the melon’s scent


Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, Anoek van Praag at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat 9/6 at 2:30 p.m.

Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, Anoek van Praag at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 9/6 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Brownstone Poets presents Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, and Anoek van Praag 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:

Evie Ivy
Max Nemerovsky
Anoek van Praag
Saturday, September 6,  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,

4 or  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

http://www.hopstop.com/

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com
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Evie Ivy’s “Dance of the Word,” dance and poetry programs have been seen at Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia Street Café, Tribesgallery, others. She has three chapbooks out, including “Selected Cinquains,” (Grey Book Press), a book, “The First Woman Who Danced”—poems based on her life as a dancer.  Her poetry appears in such websites as First Literary Review East, Levure Litteraire, etc. She hosts the long running Green Pavilion Poetry Event, whose second anthology “The Venetian Hour,” was recently released.  Evie’s a vegetarian, she loves animals, not because of her health. She takes care of three cats, four delightful goldfish.

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Max Nemerovsky has published five chapbooks and is in several anthologies. His poetry has been heard on radio. He has been featured at the Nuyorican Poets Café, Nomad’s Choir, Green Pavilion, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Emanu-El, The Guild for the Blind, and Composers, Authors and Artists of America.

 

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Born in The Netherlands, Anoek van Praag earned degrees in counseling and a teachers degree in the performing arts. Presently she teaches trauma and abuse and chronic pain She is a licensed massage therapist and has a private practice in Manhattan. Anoek began writing poetry and studying dance at a very early age. She writes and reads in many languages. Her poems have been published and can be found on YouTube.


Dance of the Word: Celebrating Summer

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Join us on Saturday, August. 2nd at 6 P.M., for

DANCE OF THE WORD: Celebrating Summer

The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St.

(between Bleecker & W. 4th St.), NYC- 10014

Alan Baxter, MC

$15 admission includes a free drink

A, F, B, E, D to W. 4th St./#1 to Christopher St.

David Elsasser         Mindy Matijasevic

Peggy Fitzgerald        Patricia Carragon

Eugene Ring       Madeline Artenberg

Paul Knopf – jazz pianist

Cleopatra Amaris performing a sword dance and other dances.

Paul Knopf will collaborate with Evie Ivy

in a belly dance/Spanish fan dance fusion of “Granada.”

The poem to be danced to will be “Memories of a Summer” by Mary Askin-Jencsik,

from The Venetian Hour poetry anthology.


Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez at Cafe Dada, Tues, 8/19 at 7:30 p.m.

Happy Late Summer from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.  We are back with poetry and prose. From the Brooklyn Bridge to the The Verrazano- Narrows Bridge, the heat is on and poetry is hot in the city.

Brownstone Poets presents Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez on Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada.   Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Madeline Artenberg
Mireya Perez

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m. – sign up  at 7:15 p.m.

Café Dada
57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-622-2800
Subways:

2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + 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

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Before falling for poetry, Madeline Artenberg was a photojournalist and street theatre performer.   Her poems have appeared in many publications, such as Caprice, Vernacular and Rattle.  Madeline won Lyric Recovery and Poetry Forum prizes and was semi-finalist in the 2005 contest of Margie, The American Journal of Poetry. In 2006, Rogue Scholars Press published Awakened:  poems by Madeline Artenberg and poems by Iris N. Schwartz.  A two-act play, The Old In-and-Out, based on her poetry and that of Karen Hildebrand, directed by Kat Georges, had a sold-out run in 2013.

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Mireya Perez’s poetry searches for that “other voice” breaking through entrapment and oppression, the fragile markers to unearth more hidden voices. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, IRP Voices, among others.


Patricia Carragon at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe

Patricia Carragon at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe

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Bensonhurst’s Patricia Carragon 

is back and ready 

to share her poetry and prose 

this summer at 

Bluestockings and 

The Cornelia Street Cafe

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Tuesday July 29th  from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

 

Feature Writers: Patricia Carragon and Hilary Lustick

 

Bluestockings Bookstore


172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E. Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

 

$5 suggested donation


This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side

 

Open mike (for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 p.m. – 8 minute limit.  Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

 

Subway:

 

Take F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. 1 ½ block walk to the store.

 

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Patrica Carragon’s work tends to be edgy and humorous, written by an outsider looking in.

 

Hilary Lustick’s work focuses on the human experience generally with a special focus on the weird and ironic vicissitudes that make it most meaningful. This will be her second reading at Bluestockings, the first having been as a contributor to Milk and Honey, an anthology of women’s lesbian poetry.

 

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Saturday, August 2nd from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.

DANCE OF THE WORD:  Celebrating Summer

 

The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (between Bleecker  and W. 4th St.) NYC- 10014

 

$15 admission includes a drink

    

Subways:

A, F, B, E, D to W. 4th St.

#1 to Christopher St. 

 

Alan Baxter,  MC

 

Readers:

 

David Elsasser 

Mindy Matijasevic

Peggy Fitzgerald

Patricia Carragon

Eugene Ring

Madeline Artenberg

 

Paul Knopf – jazz pianist

Cleopatra Amaris with a sword dance, and other dances

 

Paul Knopf legendary jazz pianist will collaborate with Evie Ivyin a belly dance/Spanish fan dance fusion of  “Granada.”

 

The poem to be danced to will be  “Memories of a Summer” by Mary Askin-Jencsik,from “The Venetian Hour” poetry anthology.


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