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Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea,  Saturday, May 2 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:
Davidson Garrett

George Held

Claudia Serea

Saturday, May 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

R to Court 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

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BIOS:

 

 

nymagazine Davidson Garrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davidson Garrett trained for the theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from The City College of New York. He is the author of the poetry and prose collection, King Lear of the Taxi and two chapbooks, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems, and Southern Low Protestant Departure. In June 2014, he was awarded 1st Place in Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Contest sponsored by Amulet Poetry Magazine. His spoken word play, Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen, was published in 2015 by the performance arts journal Nerve Lantern.

 

George Held 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Held publishes regularly both online and in print, in such journals as Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, String Poet, and Xanadu. His work has been included in three dozen anthologies and has received 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, and Garrison Keillor read one of George’s poems on A Writer’s Almanac. His recent books include Neighbors 3: The Water Critters (2015), animal poems for children, illustrated by Joung Un Kim, and Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems (2014), which Kirkus Reviews calls “strong . . . a closely observed collection on nature and environmentalism.”

 

Claudia Serea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A four-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, forthcoming), and Nothing Important Happened Today (Boradstone Books, forthcoming). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ, and is the co-founder and translations editor of The National Translation Month. More at cserea.tumblr.co.

Photos from the Second Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading on Thursday, March 19 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Park Slope Brooklyn

Here are the photos taken from the Second Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading on Thursday, March 19 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  I apologize for messing up a few of the shots and for missing out on a photographing a few poets.  The event started out slow, but people kept coming in and so did the excitement, making this event standing room only.  Kudos to our Guest Poet George Held and to the contributors who were able to make the event.  They are as follows:


George Held (Guest Poet)

Alan Braverman

Ronna Lebo (a.k.a Alice B. Talkless)

Austin Alexis

Bob Heman

Boni Joi

Brenda J. Gannam

David Francis

Elliot Abosh

Ernest K. Woodley

Evie Ivy

Joel Allegretti

Karen Neuberg

Mary Askin-Jencsik

Mireya Pérez

Noel David Cohen

Ptr Kozlowski

Richard Fein

Ron Kolm

Rosalie Calabrese

Sarah Sarai

Zev Torres


Will plan to post the first event pictures from Park Plaza Restaurant soon.  Have a slow computer and must start publishing the 2015 anthology ASAP!

Femmewise Cat Publication News

Rosie-Femmewise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In honor of International Women’s Day, I am happy to announce that Femmewise Cat, a special e-zine of Clockwise Cat, has published 5 of my pieces:

 

Sex and the Single Poet

The 4-Dimensional Man

Dandelion Child

PMS Pizza

Birthday Thoughts

 

 

 

Check it out at

 

http://clockwisecat.com/2015/03/femmewise-cat-part-i/

 

Also there’s a second part of this e-zine worth seeing

 

http://issuu.com/clockwisecat/docs/femmewise_cat_part_ii?e=13963388/11675756

 

So many great women are in this issue. Great job Alison Ross. Meow!

 

 

Siddartha Beth Pierce. April Michelle Bratten. Michelle Greenblatt. Karen Neuberg. Ally Malinenko. Cindy Sostchen-Hochman. Regina A Walker. Patricia Carragon. Simone Keane. Puma Perl. Sheila Murphy. Alexis Fancher. Erin Reardon. Jacqueline Watts. Linda Leedy Schneider. Mercedes WebbPullman. Gili Haimovich. Wanda Morrow Clevenger. Maja Trochimczyk. Nicole Henares. Marie Lecrivain. Gloria Garfunkel. Misti Rainwater-Lites.

More Publication News

pattie and feather tree winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just checked Submittable.com and surprise . . . my poem “Birthday Thoughts” was published in the Linden Avenue Literary Journal  Issue 27, August 2014 (accidentally listed as Issue 28, September 2014)

 

http://www.lindenavelit.com/issue-twenty-seven.html

 

Also, this issue has pieces from Susan Dale, Melanie Haney, John Garmon, Marion Deutsche Cohen, and Ryan Dempsey.

 

More Avocet news:

 

My haiku was in The Weekly Avocet #115, February 25, 2015.

 

I am pleased that I share the space with

George Held, Leslie Thomas, Mac Greene,

Maggie Westland, Linda Taylor, Leslie Mills,

Karla Linn Merrifield, Karla Linn Merrifield,

 

 

against blue-gray sky

featherlike branches

wait for snow

First Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Event

 

First Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Event
 
THE BROWNSTONE POETS

 

2014 ANTHOLOGY
The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series
Saturday, February 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201
Limited Open Mic

Free Admission —
open mic 
 
 
Anthology Poets who plan to come and read:
Cindy Hochman
Edi Holley
Rosalie Calabrese
Maria Chisolm
Ron Kolm
Boni Joi
Brenda Gannam
Bob Heman
Karen Neuberg
Sarah Sarai
Susan Maurer
David Elsasser
Ernest K. Woodley
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Elliot Abosh
Ptr Koszlowski
Noel David Cohen
Linda Lerner
Linda Rothstein
David Francis
Kristin Robie 
Zev Torres
Patricia Carragon
and the list is growing . . .

Copies of the 2014 anthologies will be available at the reading at the bargain price of $5.
Contributor copies will be available for contributors to the 2014 anthology.

Winter Haiku Publications

Ice tree on 18th street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
It’s freezing outside, but winter is a time for seasonal inspiration and poetry.

 

 

My haiku is in The Weekly Avocet #114, February 18, 2015:

 

 

slush mountains rise

above the sidewalks

groundhog’s revenge

 

Pleased to share the space with Charles Portolano, Donna Pflueger, Jean Moody, Joan Colby, Christine Cassello, Pamela D. Hirte,

John L. Wright, Cynthia Tedesco, Joan Higuchi, and

Lois Batchelor Howard.

 

 

 

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Happy that my seasonal haiku was in Mankh’s Haiku du Jour for  February 21, 2015:

 

gentle snowfall

beauty comes before

the slush

Second Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading

Second Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading
THE BROWNSTONE POETS
2014 ANTHOLOGY
The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series
Thursday, March 19 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/
 
Evie Ivy
Bruce Weber
Joanne Pagano Weber
 Rosalie Calabrese
Ron Kolm
Mireya Perez
Boni Joi
George Held
Brenda J. Gannam
Austin Alexis
Bob Heman
Rona Lebo
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Ptr Kozlowski
Susan Maurer
Alan Braverman
Ernest K. Woodley
Patricia Carragon
and more to come . . .
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