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Brownstone Poets in its 10th Year, Back with Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael Walsh, Saturday, 8/1 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Brownstone Poets is celebrating its 10th year this August!
 
Brownstone Poets presents Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael Walsh, Saturday, August 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael Walsh

Saturday, August 1, 2015 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

pcarragon@gmail.com


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BIOS:

Virginia Walker has been a finalist for Suffolk County Poet Laureate and her poetry has been published in local and national publications, including Long Island Quarterly, South Fork Naturalist, The Nassau Review, Pegasus, Minetta Review, and the anthologies, The Light of City and Sea, Touched by Eros, In Autumn,  Bards Annual, and Poems in the Garden: Rebel Road  7.She has mentored many poetry workshops on Long Island for Live Poets and has been a visiting poet in East End middle schools.  She lives on Shelter Island and is active in the East End Poetry Workshop. She has created many poetry events at Dowling College featuring East End Poets
Virginia Walker earned her Ph.D. at New York University. She teaches English and Humanities courses at Dowling College and Suffolk County Community College.
 
For more info, please click on the link below:

http://neuronwalker.li/home/about.html

Michael Walsh graduated from Gilmour Academy, took a B.A. in anthropology from Cleveland State University, and did further course work at John Carroll and Yale Universities. 
He was happiest with his rock hammer, kneeling in a creek bed or combing shale cliffs for Paleozoic fossils. He contributed his collections to museums and colleges. 
Michael has published over eighty poems in numerous magazines and anthologies, and has read in Ohio, Manhattan, and across Long Island. 
He was a human rights and animal rights advocate and was interested in the intertwine of psyche. He felt we lived in a small world without room for expansion and we needed to get along. 
Michael lived in Rocky Point and was active in the East End Poetry Workshop.

July Featured Poem For The Peregrine Muse-Treasure?

Susan Seddon-Boulet, Artist (snippet from a painting)

Happy to share more good news from The Peregrine Muse

“Treasure?”  is the featured poem for July 2015 via David Evans, Feature Editor

https://sites.google.com/site/theperegrinemuseii/


by 
Patricia Carragon

Treasure?

What can be said of something

Buried in this nameless alley,

When it was once treasured,

Given out of love?

Or can love be measured,

When the past is rejected –

Sleeps in filth, alone and neglected?

What can be said of a memory


When it was there to serve its owner?


Was it witness to sadness or happiness?


Was it cherished for its unique design


Or did it lose its value under duress,


When time grew tired of its use


And dumped it out of casual abuse?

What can be said of myself


Seen within this ragged treasure?


Am I a common thread, forgotten,


Inside seams and buttonholes,


With memories stale and rotten -


Or a recycled life waiting to begin


Within washed and mended skin?

©  All work is copyrighted. 

Feature Editor: David Evans

Check Out Thief Issue 1: International by Tribe Media

TRIBE MAGAZINE’S THIEF ISSUE 1: INTERNATIONAL

Illustration by Hannah Mae

 

Illustration by Hannah Mae

Happy to announce that my prose piece, “The Invasion of Literary Brooklyn” and “Bridge Poses (for New York Yogis)  is in Tribes Magazine’s Thief Issue1: International, June 2015 by Tribe Media.   

Read them at:

https://readymag.com/tribe/150961/7/

https://readymag.com/tribe/150961/8/

For the entire e-zine:

https://readymag.com/tribe/150961/

BEN BANYARD

STANLEY H. BARKAN

PAUL BECKMAN

MIKE BROMAGE

PATRICIA CARRAGON

ROSEMARIE CORLETT

AARON CROWE

ROSS DAVIS

WILLIAM DORESKI

MARK DOYLE

MAGENTA FOX

RACHEL GIPPETTI

ISABALINO GUZMAN

LEE HODGES

PATRICK HOLDEN

DESIREE JUNG

JOANNA LARSEN-BURNETT

LAURA LEHEW

HANNAH MAE

ALWYN MARRIAGE

BRYAN MARSHALL

DOUG MATHEWSON

MICHAEL MCGLADE

DAN MIDDLEHIRST

CHRIS MUIRHEAD

RICHARD NATTOO

VIOLET OAKENHEART

LAUREN ROTHERY

PATRICK SELMAN

PHILLIP SHELLEY

BELINDA SUBRAMAN

LOUIS THEYRE

SAM WALKER-SMART

Photos from the Second Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Park Slope

Photos from the Second Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Park Slope

Pictures from the Second Reading of the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading at Barnes and Noble Booksellers on March 19, 2015.  Sorry for the delay in posting.  Needed to get my new Macbook first.

Both anthology readings were exciting and I want to thank all my contributors and staff members for making this labor of love a success!

Karen Neuberg, George Held, Austin Alexis, Richard Fein, Elliot Abosh, Mireya Perez
Ptr Kozlowski, Alan Braverman. Ron Kolm, Mireya Perez
Rona Lebo
Karen Neuberg, Brenda J. Gannam, George Held, Austin Alexis, Richard Fein, Elliot Abosh
George Held, Austin Alexis, Richard Fein, Elliot Abosh
Patricia Carragon
Patricia Carragon with the 2014 Brownstone Poets Anthology (cover photo by Carmel Curtis)
George Held, Guest Poet for the 2014 anthology
Brenda J. Gannam, Sarah Sarai, David Francis, Austin Alexis, Zev Torres
David Francis, Richard Fein, Elliot Abosh, Zev Torres
Joel Allegretti, Mireya Perez
Sarah Sarai, Austin Alexis, Rosalie Calabrese
Austin Alexis and Karen Neuberg
Mary Askin-Jencsik and her sister Trudi
Bob Heman
Ernest K. Woodley and Richard Fein

Photos from the First Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology at Park Plaza Restaurant

Photos from the First Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology at Park Plaza Restaurant

Pictures from the First Reading of the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading at Park Plaza Restaurant on February 28, 2015.  Sorry for the delay in posting.  Needed to get my new Macbook first.

Patricia Carragon and Cindy Hochman
Patricia Carragon and Karen Neuberg
Brenda J. Gannan and Patricia Carragon
Patricia Carragon
Patricia Carragon
Patricia Carragon
Linda Lerner, Brenda J. Gannam, Karen Neuberg
Linda Lerner
Linda Lerner
Sarah Sarai
David Francis
Susan Maurer, Kal Lindenberg, Erica Mapp
Ron Kolm and Ptr Kozlowski
Maria Chisolm
Boni Joi and Tobi Joi
Demetrius Daniel and Tina Chan
Kristin Robie and David Elsasser
Elliot Abosh
Rosalie Calabrese and Yuyutsu Sharma
Erica Mapp
Patricia Carragon and Yuyutsu Sharma
Patricia Carragon and David Austell
Ptr Kozlowski
Ptr Kozlowski
Yuyutsu Sharma and David Austell
Carmel Curtis (her photo graces the cover)
Carmel Curtis

June Publication News- Home Planet News #2 Online

Hey Poets and Friends,

Pleased to be in the 2nd issue of Home Planet News Online:

My poems:

“Lost Weekend Via the Coney Island D Train (for David Francis)” 

“The Aftermath-Haibun”

“Sips”

are on Page 11 of the poetry section  http://homeplanetnews.org/AHPNONL11-2.html

Nice to see work by Linda Lerner, George Held, Donald Lev, Teresa Costa, Austin Alexis, Lyn Lifshin, Frank Murphy, Robert Roth, Phillip Giambri, Bob Heman, and more in this issue.

Check them out at:

http://homeplanetnews.org/AOnLine.html

Pictures from the 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase

Pictures from the Poets House 23rd Annual Showcase

Pictures from the Poets House 23rd Annual Showcase:

Patricia Carragon with Brownstone Poets 2014 and 2015 Anthologies (photo by Ptr Kozlowski)
Patricia Carragon with Brownstone Poets 2014 and 2015 Anthologies (photo by Ptr Kozlowski)
Rosalie Calabrese and Ilsa Gilbert
Hassanal Abdullah
Erica Mapp
Tom Savage
Matthew Anish showing his chapbooks
Matthew Anish with his chapbooks
Linda Lerner
Ptr Kozlowski
Susan Maurer with her chapbook
my yearly bathroom shots
Susan Maurer
Linda Lerner
Vittoria Repetto
Boni Joi
Rose Bernal
Patricia Carragon with the 2015 anthology (cover by Bob Heman) (photo by Ptr Kozlowski)
Susan Maurer with her poetry collection (Photo by Linda Lerner)
Linda Lerner by her NYQ publication
Patricia Carragon with her anthologies (2014 cover by Carmel Curtis) (Photo by Linda Lerner)
Two cooks not in the kitchen (Patricia Carragon and Vittoria Repetto) (Photo by Linda Lerner)
Susan Maurer (Photo by Linda Lerner)
Patricia Carragon with her latest anthology (Photo by Linda Lerner)
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