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More April Publication News–The Weekly Avocet #70

 

 

 

 

Although I’m having terrible and expensive printer issues that I hope to rectify later on, plus going thru the hell of shredding old papers and tossing family stuff out to local thrift shops or my brother, I have some good news to share:

My haiku is in the Weekly Avocet #70

maple trees in limbo

           March winds

                       can’t forget winter

 

 

Very pleased that I’m in this issue with George Held, Robert Muelller, and more. Congrats!


April Publication News- Home Planet News Online Issue 1

 

Honored to have my two poems, “Humoresque” and “The Ghost,” in the Home Planet News Online Issue 1 at

http://homeplanetnews.org/AHPNONL16.html

along with the following poets:

Donald Lev
Linda Lerner
Daniela Gioseffi
Frank Murphy
Lyn Lifshin
Brian Liston
Tony Dash
Christine A. Gruber
George Snedeker
Mike Jurkovic
Tim Suermondt
Caryn LL Gottlieb
roberta
Alan Semerdjian
Chris Butters
Sean E. O’Connor
Jens Magnussen
Walter Worden
rd coleman
Bob McNeil
Lea Diaz
Alan Catlin
David Hernandez
Teresa Cosa

 

And let’s give a shout out to the fiction writers in this issue as well:

 

Thaddeus Rutkowski

Robert Roth

Matthew Paris

Phillip Kuan 

 

For the entire issue, click on:

http://homeplanetnews.org/AOnLine.html


Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino and Cindy Hochman at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino, and Cindy Hochman, Saturday, May 3 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:

Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino, and Cindy Hochman, Saturday, May 3 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

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

BIOS:

 

The Poet & The Sea .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baron James Ashanti’s literary career began in 1965 with readings at the County Cullen Branch of the Library in Harlem, and he began to publish nationally in 1966.  His work has since appeared in Europe, Afrika, and Asia. He is listed in Who’s Who in The World; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Education; Who’s Who in America-Editors; Writers and Poets; Who’s Who in North American Poetry; The International Who’s Who in Poetry; The International Writer and Author’s Who’s Who and The Poets and Writer’s Directory. During the Black Arts Movement (1965-1974) he developed into a Writer/Activist, preferring not to pontificate on the side-lines but to steer on a course of 13 straight years political action.

 

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Erika Dagnino, Italian poet, writer, performer, has contributed to literary and music magazines. She has published prose and poetry books, and produced CDs in Italy, England, and California. She has a strong relationship with the free jazz musical world, especially in New York. www.erikadagnino.it.

 

CINDY PIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Hochman is the founder of Harrison/Hochman “100 Proof” (copyediting services) and the editor-in-chief of the online journal First Literary Review-East.  Her recent and upcoming poetry publications include: the New York Quarterly, Lips, MonkeyBicycle, CLWN WR, Arsenic Lobster, and Pirene’s Fountain. She is on the book review staff of Pedestal Magazine and also writes reviews for Home Planet News, great weather for MEDIA, and New Mirage Journal. She is grateful to Patricia for giving her the opportunity to read for you today and most honored to be featuring with her “Italian sister,” Erika Dagnino.


David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Patricia Spears Jones on Tues., 4/22 at Café Dada at 7:30 p.m.

 

Brownstone Poets presents David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Patricia Spears Jones on Tuesday, April 22 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:

David B. Austell

William Seaton
Yuyutsu Sharma
Patricia Spears Jones

Tuesday, April 22, 2013

Starts at 7:30 p.m.    sign in 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

BIOS:

 
 
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Dr. David B. Austell is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City, where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct).  David has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education, focusing on International Education (his dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, concerned Chinese students in the United States during the Student Democracy Movement). In 1992, he was a Fulbright grantee in Korea and Japan.  His first book of poetry, Little Creek, was published in January 2011 by Nirala Press, and his second volume, Garuda (also published by Nirala), was released in March 2012. His third book of poetry, The Tin Man, is expected from Nirala Press in January 2015. David’s poetry has also appeared in Infusion Magazine and in The Red Wheel Barrow.

 
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William Seaton is the author of Dada Poetry: An Introduction with a preface by Timothy Shipe, curator of the University of Iowa’s Dada Archive. His translations of German Dadaist poetry had earlier appeared in Adirondack Review, Read and Destroy. Mad Blood, Maintenant, and Chelsea.  He is also the author of Spoor of Desire: Selected Poems.  Active with the Cloud House group in San Francisco during the seventies, he now produces the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series and occasional Surreal Cabarets of performance art in the Hudson Valley. 
 
Samples of his literary essays and translations are posted at williamseaton.blogspot.com.
 
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Yuyutsu Sharma: recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institutefor the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, and is a distinguished poet and translator. He was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press) and www.WayToEverest.de: A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch. Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home. www.yuyutsu.de , www.niralapublications.comhttp://yuyutsurdsharma.blogspot.com/.
 
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Patricia Spears Jones has written three poetry collections, most recently Painkiller (Tia Chucha Press), four chapbooks, the most recent, Living in the Love Economy (Overpass Books) and two plays commissioned by Mabou Mines. Poems are widely anthologized including Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary of African-American Poetry and Best American Poetry: 2000.  She is contributing editor to BOMB Magazine and has served as Mentor for Emerge, Surface, Be, The Poetry Project’s Fellowship Program. She has received grants from the NEA and NYFA and awards from The NY Community Trust and the Foundation of Contemporary Art.

Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

 

 
Brownstone Poets presents Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. 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:

 Babette Albin and Richard Fein
 Saturday, April 5 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

 
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

BIOS:

 
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Babette Albin, a long-time activist on the New York poetry scene, is pleased to feature for the Brownstone Poets one again. Her work is dynamic as are her presentations, filled with witty observations, rich political/historical content and a flare for the dramatic. Having enjoyed the success of seeing her four children graduate from college, Babette has returned to school to fill in the gaps. She is studying Russian History and Literature and can tell you everything you wanted to know about Vladimir Putin but were afraid to ask.
 
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Richard Fein was a finalist in The 2004 New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition. A Chapbook of his poems was published by Parallel Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been published in many web and print journals such as: Reed, Southern Review, Roanoke Review, Skyline Magazine, Birmingham Poetry Review, Mississippi Review, Paris/atlantic,  Canadian Dimension, and many others.

Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada

Brownstone Poets presents Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) on Tuesday, March 18 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:

Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner)

Tuesday, March 18, 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

BIOS:

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Born in Boston, poet Alessandra Francesca has been inspired by a range of artists, from T.S. Eliot to Humphrey Bogart, and her family feared she would run off to New York since before she could walk. She can be found mumbling poetry to herself on the L train and her work will strike you with its raw honesty and lasting poignancy. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) A product of the streets of South Philadelphia, he obtained his deviant perspective on life listening to Jean Shepherd on WOR radio back in the ‘50s.  He fled Philly at seventeen, served in the military, has been an actor, hairstylist, stoner, janitor, writer, drifter, recording engineer, poet, traveling salesman, barfly, banker, biker, announcer, mail-order minister, photographer, and “Computer Guru”.  He came to NY City in ’68, joined the Hippie pilgrimage to St. Marks Place, and never left.  He’s attended too many schools to mention, blown several scholarships, and   studied nearly everything, without ever attaining a degree in anything. His self-published websites “Ancient Mariner Tales” and “Confessions of A Repeat Offender” offer bored web surfers a glimpse into his futile search for self-discovery and meaning.  He can be found downtown, regularly spinning yarns and telling tall tales at Mike Geffner’s Inspired Word, Barnes & Noble, Black & White Bar, great weather for Media @ Parkside Lounge, Kairos Poetry Café, Cornelia Street Café, and anywhere else that will tolerate him. www.AncientMarinerTales.com.


Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin at Park Plaza Sat, 3/1 at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, 3/1 at 2:30 p.m.

 

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Brownstone Poets presents Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin Saturday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. at 2:30 p.m. 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:

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin
Saturday, March 1 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

 
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

BIOS:

 
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Austin Alexis won the 20th Annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for Privacy Issues, published by Lotus Press of Detroit and distributed by Wayne State University Press. The final judge for the contest was Poet Laureate Emeritus of California, Al Young. Austin’s second chapbook, For Lincoln & Other Poems (Poets Wear Prada), was a Small Press Review “Pick of the Month.” His short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, The Arts Cure, Six Sentences, The Journal, The Writer and others. One of his plays was selected for the Samuel French Short Plays Festival. He has been a writing fellow at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and received scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center.
 

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Lorraine Conlin is a U.S. Customs broker at JFK Airport and an avid writer. She is on the staff of Performance Poets Association, hosting at Sip This and at the Bellmore Bean Café. She hosts “Tuesdays with Poetry for Poets in Nassau and is a staff member of The Bards Initiative. When not hosting, she attends workshops and attends and photographs poetry readings. Lorraine’s short stories and poems have been published in anthologies, newspapers and online publications and is working on her first poetry collection. Writing is her ‘Prozac”.  Lorraine is a breast cancer survivor and “a student of life”.

January Publications Happy Lunar Year

Happy Lunar New Year!
 
The Year of the Horse


 

 


Happy to announce that I have more publication news for January:

1- My prose piece, “The Last Supper,” is on page 48 in Issue #25 of Tribe Media Arts Magazine (UK) with other writers, Christopher Barnes and Tim Allen.  This is a classy arts zine with fabulous photography and artwork. 

https://readymag.com/u81179674

2- The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry Winter 2014 ( Barbara Hantman is also in this issue) accepted the following Haiku

gentle snowfall
            beauty comes 
                        before the slush
 
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winter solstice
            raindrops dressed
                        in white crystal
 
winter solstice
            snowflakes dance
                        on barren trees
 
winter solstice
            a dark year
comes to an end 
 
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snowflakes
            soften a year of loss
                        winter teardrops
 
 3- The Weekly Avocet #59
 
 
snowflakes congregate
inside sidewalk cracks
January chill





The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Event at Barnes and Noble Park Slope , Tues, 2/25 at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from  

Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. 

 
Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope
267 Seventh Ave.
Park Slope, NY 11215
NO OPEN MIC unless time permits!

Free Admission  


SUBWAYS:

F or G to Seventh Ave.

D, R, N to 9th St.
 
 
List of Contributors so far:

AUSTIN ALEXIS

 
BERNARD BLOCK
BRENDA J. GANNAM
CYNTHIA TORONTO
DIANE BLOCK
ELYZSABETH AHNE
ERNEST K. WOODLEY
JOHN BARRALE
JOHN A. TODRAS
JOSEPH C. REBIS, JR.
KEISHA-GAYE ANDERSON
LARISSA SHMAILO
MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK
MAX NEMEROVSKY
MICHAEL SCHWARTZ
MINDY MATIJASEVIC
MIREYA PEREZ
PATRICIA CARRAGON
PHILIP BEITCHMAN
PUMA PERL
RICHARD LEVINE
SUSAN MAURER
VALERIE CONTI
VELEZ MOORE
 
 
 
 
And more to come . . . STAY TUNED!
 
If you are part of this anthology and would like your name to be added, please contact Patricia Carragon at  
 
pcarragon@gmail.com

Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram at Café Dada Tuesday, 2/18 at 7:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram on Tuesday, February 18 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:

Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m. –   sign in 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

BIOS:
 
Erica Mapp, originally from Trinidad, has poems in The Avocet, 360 degrees, (recently published by the Circle of Poets in Trinidad), Commonweal magazine, MOBIUS, WORDS magazine, (published by the School of Visual Arts in New York), Dinner With the Muse, an anthology edited by Evie Ivy, COLUMBIA magazine and the former LAKE EFFECT. She is a graduate of Cave Canem, a black writers’ group. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and a M.A. in Art Education, from NYU’s School of Education. Her continuing education includes thirty credits in poetry at the graduate level, from the Graduate English Department, Queens College (CUNY), where she studied with the acclaimed poet Marie Ponsot for two years. She also studied poetry with Marie Ponsot privately, for many years and with Grace Schulman at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. She also studied with Cave Canem teachers, Jacqueline La Mon and Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning author and poet. She has taken part in many poetry readings both here and in Trinidad and is seeking publication for her two poetry manuscripts and a book of essays.
 
 

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com) is an award-winning poet, writer, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and educator. She is the author of five chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a nonfiction book. She also has two upcoming book-length collections of poetry in 2014. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across seven countries in three continents. Sweta has won three Pushcart Prize nominations, Queens Council on the Arts Grant– BYOB Program for Writers, an International Poetry Award, Best of the Net Nomination, Nomination for Asian American Members’ Choice Awards 2011, and writing fellowships. She was short-listed for the Independent Literary Awards and Unisun Poetry Prize. A graduate of Columbia University, she lives in New York City with her husband and teaches creative writing across the globe & gives talks on gender studies. You can follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta).


More Publication News

 

More January Publication News

 

Hi Poets and Friends,

One publication announcement from me: The Green Crayon in the latest edition of Postcard Poems and Prose.  A nice online journal to submit to.  Enjoy!

http://postcardpoemsandprose.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/the-green-crayon-by-patricia-carragon/


Starting the New Year Right-Publication News

 

 
 

Starting the New Year Right with Publication News:

1- South By Southeast Publications:
 

topaz sunlight
the storefront cat
makes eye contact
 
was just accepted for the Fall Issue Volume 20, # 3

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surrounded by wind
I am not alone
on this corner
 
 
maple leaves
           gracefully 
                    yellow with age
 
 
were published for the Summer Issue Volume 20, #2
 
 
 
2- Sounds of Solace Anthology (Local Gem Poetry Press) have selected
my haiku below:

red leaves
spin around me
during meditation
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Zen on a park bench
I am no different than
the trees or bushes
 
 
check out “Sound of Solace” at
 

 3- “Michelin Madness” was published in Public Illumination Magazine’s Vehicles, Issue #57, Late 2013 under my pseudonym, “Pattie Latke.” 

4- “Model Call” was part of this amazing Rogue Scholars Press anthology, “Estrellas En El Fuego (Stars In The Fire) for The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/ Performance Extravaganza 2014 Anthology.”

5- Three of my haiku are featured for January’s Peregrine Muse:

Check them out at:

http://www.theperegrinemuse.com/featured_this_month….html 

Happy New Year and Happy Writing!

Pattie :)


The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Events

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The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Events

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from

Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope

Saturday, January 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201
Limited Open Mic

Free Admission — limited open mic

SUBWAYS: 2 or 3 to Clark St., A or C to High St., 4 or 5 to Borough Hall

www.hop.stop.com/

Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope

267 Seventh Ave.

Park Slope, NY 11215

Free Admission — NO OPEN MIC unless time permits!

SUBWAYS: F or G to Seventh Ave., D, R, N to 9th St.
www.hop.stop.com/


Jay Chollick and Su Polo at Cafe Dada Tues, 1/21 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Brownstone Poets presents Jay Chollick and Su Polo on Tuesday, January 21 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 and Su Polo

Tuesday, January 21, 2013

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

BIOS:

 

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Jay Chollick: The word’s most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferable

in 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 Revival Bar. Su is also the set designer for the last 7 years of this New Years Day Poetry Extravaganza.

 

 

 


Edi Holley and Bill Pyles at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 2/1 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Edi Holley and Bill Pyles, February 1 at 2:30 p.m. at 2:30 p.m. 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:
 
Edi Holley and Bill Pyles
Saturday, February 1 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

 

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

BIOS:

 

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Edi Holley has produced three poetry chapbooks, three books of stories and has exhibited her paintings throughout New England and at the Smithsonian Institute.  She is the NY area Rep for MSIA’s Heartfelt Foundation and won the NY Mayor’s award for Outstanding Service. She holds a PhD in Spiritual Science, and an MFA from Yale University.

 

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Bill Pyles grew up on the farm in Michigan. He started writing verse before he was ten.  Love overpowered him in his early school “daze.” He has a BA and two MAs.  He has taught school for 30 years.  He’s been on the poetry circuit since “way back when” and has published his poems “here and there” in newspapers, magazines, and the poetry circuit presses. Bill has printed three booklets, Boxing, Tissues of Lives, and Under the Influence. He is now working on Flint Farmer’s Market Romance.

 

 


2013 ANTHOLOGY NEWS- TWO READINGS, NOT ONE!

 

 

The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Events

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from  

Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. 

 

List of Contributors to come.
Mark your calendars for

Saturday, January 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant 

220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts.
, NY  11201
Limited Open Mic

Free Admission

 

This will also be a limited open mic.

SUBWAYS:
2 or 3 to Clark St
A or C to High St

4 or 5 to Borough Hall



Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope
267 Seventh Ave.
Park Slope, NY 11215
NO OPEN MIC unless time permits!

Free Admission  


SUBWAYS:

F or G to Seventh Ave.

D, R, N to 9th St.
 

November-December 2013 Publication News from Patricia Carragon

November-December 2013 Publication News 

from Patricia Carragon:

First Literary Review-East:

Cin Hochman and Karen Neuberg have put together another fabulous issue of First Literary Review-East for November 2013 and I am pleased that my haiku poems: zen on a park bench, age spots adorn, surrounded by wind, and the cat haiku: topaz sunlight are part of it.

Please check them out at

Here’s the list of poets who are part of this issue:

Travis Blair

Rebecca Gimblett

Gil Fagiani

Ron Kolm

John A. Todras

Zev Shanken

Howie Good

Martin H. Levinson

Joanna Grant

Ricky Garni

Maura Candela

Amie Kachinoski

Ricki Mandeville

John Saunders

steve dalachsinky

Mark McKain

Peter O’Neill

David Francis

Linda Lerner

Austin Eichelberger

Gail Fishman Gerwin

2014 Haiku Calendar:

I’m happy that my haiku:

   January mist
the snowplow
gathers rust

and . . .


twilight
the last leaf
clings to the branch

and circku:

as i rip the page — again and again — penciled words fly up like moths

made Mankh’s 2014 Haiku Calendar published by www.allbook-books.com

list of contributors to this calendar:

Dean Blehert  

Cliff Bleidner  

Elena Botts  

Thomas Brinson 

Paula Camacho
Chris Clendenin 

Jeanne Clendenin  

steve dalachinsky  

Betsey Dickerson  

Kathaleen Donnelly  

Adam D. Fisher  

Tiokasin Ghosthorse 

Barbara Harris 

Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
Patrice Hasbrook  

Linda Marie Hilton  

Bill Kenney

Tonia Leon  

Maria Manobianco
Sheila Mardenfeld  

A. Molotkov

Chris Nicola 

George H. Northrup, PhD

Yuko Otomo  

Tony Quagliano  

Barbara Reiher-Meyers  

Narges Rothermel 

Robert Savino  

Sabrina Savino  

Keith Simmons .
Ed Stever  

Ash Straw 

Patti Tana
J R (Judy) Turek  

JR Vork  

Linda Waslin  

Lynne Weixel, PhD  

Jamie White 

Kay J. Wight  

Ginger Williams

 

 

Nomad’s Choir

I’m thrilled that The Palace is in Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2013, Vol. 21

Other poets listed are:

KenJazzo

Alexandra Portal

Daniel Z. Chen

Joan Kitchner-White

Bill Pyles

Nancy Shires

Joshua Meander

James McMenamin

Valeri M. Conti

 f.f. white

Robert Gibbons

Mary Askin-Jencsik

Joseph C. Rebis, Jr.

Diane Alexy

Cathy Porter

K.A. Williams

Ryan Stringer

Roger Singer

Rachel L. Smith

B.Z. Niditch

James K.Webb

Jay Clasen

Jill DiMaggio

Lauren Langham

Sheryl L. Nelms


ESTRELLAS EN EL FUEGO!/STARS IN THE FIRE! The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance…

ESTRELLAS EN EL FUEGO!/STARS IN THE FIRE! The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza 20th ANNIVERSARY

ESTRELLAS EN EL FUEGO!/STARS IN THE FIRE! The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza 20th ANNIVERSARY

  • 150 Performers – Poetry/Performance/Music/Dance
    Plus Open Mic – Sign Up Early!
    FREE ADMISSION!
    Starts at 2 p.m. and ends at Midnight

    Patricia Carragon is reading between 4 and 6 p.m.

Twenty years and we are still burning, burning words, sounds, noise,
bringing our spirits to the stage…We are all stars, we will not be incinerated nor eclipsed, our voices in transit as we burn…we burn… we burn…

Come Celebrate 20 Years in the Light! Through the storms, through the fires, through the recession, despite the developers raising the rents and ousting people –the Alternative New Year’s Day Extravaganza continues! This annual event has become a tradition that gives voice to a culturally diverse group of performers of all ages. It is a multi-media event and includes musicians and artists of all kinds, in addition to the rambunctious, irreverent poets who have gathered together for the last two decades. Join us at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café! Add your poetic language to the mix!

Clean out your bookshelves!
Paperback books accepted and will be donated to Books Through Bars

In addition to our performers this year we will intermittently feature a slideshow featuring the work of hundreds of visual artists who show at Sideshow Nation, the annual group show held early each year at Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg.

DIRECTIONS: By subway, F train to the 2nd Avenue stop. Use the 1st Avenue exit and walk north on 1st Avenue away from Houston Street. Make a right on East 3rd Street and walk 2 and a half blocks until you reach #236. By bus, take the M14A to Avenue A and E. 3rd Street or the M15 to 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street and walk east, or the M14D to East 4th Street and walk west. By car, take the FDR Drive to the Houston Street exit and go straight onto Houston Street, make a right on Avenue C and a left on East 3rd Street.


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Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets

 

No Readings in December and January for Park Plaza Restaurant
 
No Reading in December for Cafe Dada
 
HAPPY SHOPPING!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Readings at Cafe Dada will start back up on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. with Jay Chollick and Su Polo

 
Readings at Park Plaza Restaurant will start back up on February 1 at 2:30 p.m. with Edi Holley and Bill Pyles

Still trying to establish a date, time, and place for the 2014 Brownstone Poets Anthology reading.  Stay tuned . . .


Brevitas 10th Annual Festival of the Short Poem

Brevitas 10th Annual Festival of the Short Poem, Sun, 11/10 at 1 p.m.

 

 

Brevitas 10th Annual Festival of the Short Poem, Sun, 11/10 at 1 p.m. at The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC 10012

for travel info:

www.hopstop.com/

Poet-members Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin (founder of City Lore) launched brevitas by inviting a variety of poets to share original, short poems (14 lines max) with each other via email on the 1st and 15th of each month. Now, a decade later, this community has grown to over 50 poets. The Festival of the Short Poem is their annual gathering− poems are projected and, books are signed, and literary antics ensue. Laughter, pith and meaning collide.

Co-hosts for this brevitas’ 10th Anniversary Festival are Tony-nominated stage and screen actor Paul Hecht, host of the popular poetry series at the Cornelia Street Cafe celebrating birthdays of historic, short-poem luminaries, and photographer, cartoonist, poet and Renaissance woman Flash Rosenberg.

Tickets: $10.00 (includes a copy of the accompanying printed anthology)

List of Brevitas Poets:

1.      Steve Zeitlin
2.      Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
3.      Carolyn Wells
4.      Nathan A Versace
5.      Alicia Vasquez
6.      John J. Trause
7.      Juanita Torrence-Thompson
8.      Richard Storm
9.      Gerd Stern
10.     Sparrow
11.     Ed Smith
12.     Hal Sirowitz
13.     Zev Shanken
14.     Dorothea Hutton Scher
15.     Flash Rosenberg
16.     Thomas Rigney
17.     Leslie Prosterman
18.     Helen Peterson
19.     Karen Neuberg
20.     Katrinka Moore
21.     Tsaurah Litzky
22.     Maria Lisella
23.     Ron Kolm
24.     Andrew Kaufman
25.     Evie Ivy
26.     Cindy Hochman
27.     Bob Heman
28.     Leigh Harrison
29.     Christian Garaud
30.     Gil Fagiani
31.     Steve Dalachinsky
32.     Esther Cohen
33.     Jan Garden Castro
34.     Patricia Carragon
35.     Claudia Carlson
36.     Maura Candela
37.     Amy Barone
38.     Dorothy Friedman August


Love Songs CD Release Party

 

 

5of4 Music, in cooperation with Composers Concordance Records, is celebrating the release of David Morneau’s Love Songs, an album of ten genre-crossing songs that combine Shakespeare’s sonnets with contemporary poetry. The celebration will feature readings of the poems from the album by their authors, as well as the opportunity to listen to selected tracks from the album.Each song features a different poet, who was involved int he selection of the paired sonnet. The goal was to present a variety of perspectives on love, which is often the subject of songs. Love, when presented by Shakespeare in his Sonnets, is complex and multi-faceted. It has very little in common with the idea of love presented in many of the popular songs of the last century. The poetry in Love Songs is varied and subtle in its perspectives.

 

Thursday, November 21, 2013. 7:30PM
Gallery MC 549 West 52nd Street, 8th Floor
(Between 10th and 11th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
$10 (includes admission and refreshments)

for travel info:

www.hopstop.com/

readings by:
Austin Alexis
Patricia Carragon

Cindy Sostchen-Hochman

George Held
Evie Ivy

Susan Maurer

Anne Fiero


Poets Karl Roulston and Frank Simone at Cafe Dada, Tues, 11/12 at 7:30 p.m.


POETRY GROWS IN PARK SLOPE

Brownstone Poets presents Karl Roulston and Frank Simone on Tuesday, November 12 at the new time of 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:

Karl Roulston and Frank Simone

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Starts at 7:30 p.m. (new time) – 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

BIOS:

 

photo credit: Puma Perl


Karl Roulston can be found delivering his words and blowing his blues harp in and around New York City. He appears on the Hydrogen Jukebox “poemusic” CD brain ampin’.  Recent written works have appeared in The Bitter Oleander and the great weather for MEDIA anthologies It’s Animal but Merciful and The Understanding Between Foxes and Light.

 

 photo credit: Lorraine LoFrese Conlin


Frank Simone started reading poetry in 1976 at a time when poetry events were held in people’s apartments. Since then he has performed in every venue there is in New York City, plus quite a few in New Jersey. His work has appeared on every media source that can deliver a poem, nationally and internationally—
he shies away from listing all the events and publications as he feels he no longer has to confirm to himself that he is a poet.


Avocet Publication News from Patricia Carragon

The Avocet Publication News

 

Avocet Publication News from Patricia Carragon:

1- The Weekly Avocet #43, a nature journal, has just published my haiku:

prayers
cover the earth
trees stripped of leaves

I share “the page” with Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Charles Portolano, and many other fine poets.  

2- Four of my Haiku are in The Avocet A Journal of Nature Poetry, Fall 2013 Issue.


a season for change

trees have a mid-life crisis
as the leaves turn red

age spots adorn

           the maple leaves

           against my window

golden leaves

            touch the ground

            autumn grace

the sound of drills

               jack o’ lantern smiles

               under construction

Barbara Hantman and Charles Portolano are also in this issue.


Patricia Eakins, Nicholas Johnson, and Chad Parenteau, Saturday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

POETRY GROWS IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS

Brownstone Poets presents  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:


Patricia Eakins

Nicholas Johnson

Chad Parenteau


Saturday, November 2 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 5 to Borough Hall
For more directions:

http://www.hopstop.com/

$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

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Patricia Eakins is the author of The Hungry Girls and Other Stories and The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste, which won the NYU Press Prize for Fiction and the Capricorn Fiction Award of the Writer’s Voice. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Parnassus, Conjunctions, Fiction International, BigCityLit.com and The Paris Review, which awarded her the Aga Khan Prize. The French translation of The Hungry Girls (by Françoise Palleau-Papin) was recently published by the University of Grenoble Press. Eakins is the judge for the 2013 PEN – New England Fiction Prize and curates Outloud/Uptown, a reading series in northern Manhattan.

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Nicholas Johnson is co-founder and editor of Big City Lit, an online literary
magazine (BigCityLit.com). His degrees include a BA from UConn, an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, and an ABD from the Catholic University of America. He taught creative writing for many years at the Payne Whitney Clinic and The Lighthouse in New York City. Nick Johnson’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Pivot, Rattapallax, The Journal, APR, The Same, Orbis (UK), Poetrybay, The Ledge, Shenandoah and the anthologies Pomegranate Seeds and Chance of a Ghost. His chapbook, Degrees of Freedom, is available from Bright Hill Press.

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In 2003, Chad Parenteau self-published his first chapbook, Self-Portrait In Fire (based on his MFA thesis) and won a Cambridge Poetry Award. He appears in numerous print and online publications, including anthologies such as French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets. He published his third chapbook, Discarded: Poems for My Apartments (Červená Barva Press, 2008). His first full-length collection, Patron Emeritus, was released in June 2013 from FootHills Publishing.  Chad currently hosts and organizes Stone Soup Poetry, one of the longest-running weekly poetry venues in Massachusetts.  Chad creates and edits its online tribute journal, Spoonful, and releases a limited series of print chapbooks currently available through the venue.


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