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Patricia Carragon at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe

Patricia Carragon at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe

pattie en route to bklyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Bios:

 

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.


The 22nd Annual Poets House Showcase, Thursday, June 26, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 


The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology 

At Poets House!



It is an honor to have the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology displayed at Poets House.   

The Poets House 22nd Annual Showcase Reception

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (5:30 P.M.- 7 P.M.)
Event Location: 
Kray Hall
Admission: 
Free and open to the public



Event Location: 
Kray Hall
Admission: 
Free
Join us for the opening of the 22nd annual Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses. There is no better way to get an overview of the art.
Opening Reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman immediately follows.
This diverse and inclusive exhibition will be on view through August 16

- See more at: http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/ph-showcase/22nd-annual-poets-house-showcase-opening-reception#sthash.dfUz95Ao.dpuf

 

Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry.  All publications to be on view through August 16. After the reception, stay for an open reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman.
Opening Reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman immediately follows. – See more at: http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/ph-showcase/22nd-annual-poets-house-showcase-opening-reception#sthash.dfUz95Ao.dpuf
Opening Reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman immediately follows. – See more at: http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/ph-showcase/22nd-annual-poets-house-showcase-opening-reception#sthash.dfUz95Ao.dpuf


Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY 10282 

(212) 431-7920
http://poetshouse.org/


Poets House Directions

SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace. 


BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: www.downtownny.com

FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders
from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway
and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry
Terminal at the World Financial Center and  

walk north to River Terrace.


Summer Hiatus

Summer Hiatus for Brownstone Poets

 

 

No readings June thru July at Cafe Dada

 
No readings July thru August at Park Plaza Restaurant  

We will be back on August 19, 2014with three amazing women, Madeline Artenberg, Mireya Perez, Iris N. Schwartz at Cafe Dada.

Have a safe and fun summer!

May Publication News

 

 

 

 


Happy to announce that I am in Levure littéraire no. 9, a lovely international literary and art e-zine from France.  Kudos to Evie Ivy and Diane and Bernard Block for also being included.  A big thank you to Erika Dagnino for her tireless work in helping to get this beautiful journal together.  Bravo!

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Please check out 


SMALL DREAMS


PICTURE OF LIFE


EMPTINESS


IF A WOMAN—NONET


COMING HOME


SEX AND THE SINGLE POET


Check them out at:
http://levurelitteraire.com/patricia-carragon/

 


  For Evie Ivy

http://levurelitteraire.com/evie-ivy/


For Diane Block

http://levurelitteraire.com/diane-block/

 

For Bernard Block

http://levurelitteraire.com/bernard-block-29/


BROWNSTONE POETS 2014 ANTHOLOGY

 

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The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology is Here!


A labor of love finally happens.


Thanks to my editorial staff (Cindy Hochman, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg) for their tireless teamwork in making this project happen.
Inside this issue:  
A spread dedicated to Ken Siegelman  
A spread dedicated to Special Guest Poet, George Held
Plenty of photos to delight from contributors Brenda J. Gannam, Karen Neuberg, Linda Lerner, Richard Fein, Tina Chan, Carmel Curtis, and Patricia Carragon

 

Poetry from the following contributors who were either featured or supported the series last year:

 

 

ALAN BRAVERMAN                                                                      

aLICE B. TALKLESS                                                                               

ANDREW KAUFMAN                                                                         

ANTHONY VIGORITO                                                                        

AUSTIN ALEXIS                                                                                    

BARBARA SCHWARTZ                                                                     

BERNARD BLOCK                                                                                   

BILL PYLES                                                                                                

BOB HART                                                                                               

BOB HEMAN                                                                                    

BOB QUATRONE                                                                                    

BONI JOI                                                                                              

BRENDA J. GANNAM                                                                       

BRUCE WEBER                                                                                   

CHAD PARENTEAU                                                                       

CINDY HOCHMAN                                                                        

CYNTHIA ATKINS                                                                                   

CYNTHIA TORONTO                                                                       

DAVID ELSASSER                                                                                   

DAVID FRANCIS                                                                                  

DIANE BLOCK                                                                                  

EDI HOLLEY                                                                                    

E.J. ANTONIO                                                                                    

ELLIOT ABOSH                                                                                   

ELYZSABETH AHNE                                                                       

ERIKA DAGNINO                                                                                  

ERNEST K. WOODLEY                                                                      

EVE PACKER                                                                                   

EVIE IVY                                                                                              

FRANK SIMONE

GEORGE H. NORTHRUP                                                                                  

GEORGE SPENCER                                                                      

GORDON GILBERT, JR.  

GREGORY CROSBY                                                             

HELEN PETERSON                                                                      

JAMES ARTHUR                                                                      

JOANNE PAGANO WEBER                                                              

JOEL ALLEGRETTI                                                                                    

JOHN TODRAS                                                            

JOSEPH CHARLES REBIS, JR.

JOSHUA MEANDER                                                                                                                                                         

KAREN NEUBERG                                                                     

KAL ROULSTON

KATRINKA MOORE                                                                       

KRISTIN ROBIE
LINDA LERNER                                                                                  

LINDA ROTHSTEIN                                                                        

MARIA CHISOLM                                                                                  

MARILYN THOMAS-KING                                                          

MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK                                                                       

MAX NEMEROVSKY                                                                       

MIREYA PÉREZ                                                                                    

NICHOLAS JOHNSON                                                                       

NOEL DAVID COHEN                                                                         

PATRICIA CARRAGON                                                                         

PATRICIA EAKINS
PTR KOZLOWSKI                                                                                   

RICHARD FEIN                                                                                     

RON KOLM
RON PRICE
ROSALIE CALABRESE                                                                        

SARAH SARAI                                                                                    

TOM OLESZCZUK                                                                        

ZEV TORRES

                                                                        

 

        

 

I only have a few comp copies to hand out to the contributors due to a broken printer and my upcoming move out of Flushing.  I will be finishing the job shortly after I unpack. Copies will be sold at readings and elsewhere sometime in the summer/fall.  Price to come.
 

Copies are at Poets House for the 22nd Annual Showcase. 

Date and Time: 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 (6 P.M.)

Event Location: 

Kray Hall

Admission: 

Free and open to the public

Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry.  It is an honor to have the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology displayed at Poets House.

Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY 10282 
(212) 431-7920
http://poetshouse.org/


Poets House Directions

SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace. 


BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: www.downtownny.com


FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders
from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway
and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry
Terminal at the World Financial Center and  

walk north to River Terrace.


UPDATE FOR BROWNSTONE POETS AT CAFE DADA, TUESDAY, MAY 20TH:

Sorry to report that Eamon Loingsigh won’t be able to attend, but  David McLoghlin and John J. Trause will be at Café Dada on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.  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 McLoghlin

John J. Trause

 

Tuesday, May 20, 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

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David McLoghlin, a poet from Ireland, lives in Windsor Terrace since 2012.  He is an M.F.A. candidate at NYU’s Creative Writing Program. His first collection, Waiting For Saint Brendan, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012.  http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=266&a=227. David’s work is forthcoming in the United States in Harper’s Ferry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Natural Bridge, Black Lawrence Press, and has been published in the USA by the Hopkins Review, Eire-Ireland, Prick of the Spindle, and has appeared in journals of note in Ireland. He has previously read at McNally Jackson, Franklin Park Reading Series, Freerange Nonfiction, Earshot, as well as in venues in Spain, Ireland, and elsewhere in the United States.

 

 

 

 

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John J. Trause, Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala, 2012); Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including the artists’ periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, and the avant-garde journal Offerta Speciale.  Founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J. and former curator of its monthly reading series, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2009 – 2011, 2013).


Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles, Saturday, June 7 at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. June 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles, Saturday, June 7 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:

Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles

Saturday, June 7 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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 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.  

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Poet, musician Demetrius Daniel from Kensington, Georgia, has been a Washington Heights resident since 1990. He began reading poetry in 1996 at Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. He received mention in a NY Times article (3/20/09), “Where Boundaries Are Melting, a Place to Celebrate Differences.” He has a CD, “Word’s Speak.” Publication credits include Nomad’s Choir Poetry, Brownstone Poets Anthology 2009, and The Cartier Street Review. A featured trombonist on Fred Arcoleo’s CD, “Seeds,” his concept, “Tromboetry” infuses  poetry with trombone riffs Demetrius performs regularly  at “Word Up” bookstore and Nomad’s Choir. A Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance member, he formed and leads the NYC Brass Brothers Band.

 


David McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh, and John J. Trause on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada

 

 

Brownstone Poets presents David McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh, and John J. Trause on Tuesday, May 20 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 McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh and John J. Trause

Tuesday, May 20, 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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David McLoghlin, a poet from Ireland, lives in Windsor Terrace since 2012. He is an M.F.A. candidate at NYU’s Creative Writing Program. His first collection, Waiting For Saint Brendan, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=266&a=227. David’s work is forthcoming in the United States in Harper’s Ferry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Natural Bridge, Black Lawrence Press, and has been published in the USA by the Hopkins Review, Eire-Ireland, Prick of the Spindle, and has appeared in journals of note in Ireland. He has previously read at McNally Jackson, Franklin Park Reading Series, Freerange Nonfiction, Earshot, as well as in venues in Spain, Ireland, and elsewhere in the United States.

 

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Eamon Loingsigh, pronounced Lynch, is the author of the novella An Affair of Concoctions and the poetry collection Love and Maladies. Most recently Light of the Diddicoy, the first book in the Auld Irishtown trilogy was published on St. Patrick’s Day, 2014 via Three Rooms Press. His family is from Brooklyn, New York and he lived on Vernon Avenue inBedford-Stuyvesant where he researched the Brooklyn-Irish neighborhood once called Irishtown.

 

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John J. Trause, Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala, 2012); Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including the artists’ periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, and the avant-garde journal Offerta Speciale.  Founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J. and former curator of its monthly reading series, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2009 – 2011, 2013).


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

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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

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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

 
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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

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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

 
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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
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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

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patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/
 

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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

 

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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.
 

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