Brownstone Poets January Schedule


New Year’s Celebrations End On January 1st
But You Can Still Party Like it’s 1999!

And Poetry Still Grows In Brooklyn

January Schedule

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Babette Albin and Dan Brown on Saturday, January 2 at 2:30p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,
4, 5, M or R to Court Street, Borough Hall

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open Mic

Tuesday, January 19 at 7p.m.

ICE, Dennis Nurkse and Barry Wallenstein

Tillies of Brooklyn
248 DeKalb Ave. (corner of Vanderbilt and DeKalb)
Brooklyn, NY 11205 Phone # (718) 783-6140

Take the J, M, R or Q trains to DeKalb Avenue, the C to Lafayette, the G to Clinton/Washington
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.
$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Limited Open Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:



Daniel Brown’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Partisan Review, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, The New Criterion, and other journals. Winner of the Pushcart Prize and the New Criterion Prize, he has been anthologized in volumes such as Poetry 180, edited by Billy Collins, and Fathers, edited by David Ray. He holds a masters degree in musicology from Cornell University and has taught music history and theory at Cornell and Dartmouth College. His Why Bach?, an online appreciation of Bach’s music, is available at He lives in Baldwin, NY.


Self-proclaimed Matriarch of the NYC Poetry Family, Babette Albin is the reigning host of The Back Fence Sunday Afternoon Open Reading. Rumored to have been a no-show host at Patricia Carragon’s first feature, she nevertheless maintains warm ties to the many and various live-wires who are proud to call themselves NYC Poets. No bio of her would be complete without a loving tribute to Robert Dunn, whose vexing and generous presence lives on in the absence of his all-too-brief life. Robert, put your briefs on, it’s freezing down here!


Ice, a multi-media artist, performs in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland and Eugene. She’s the founding editor of Uphookpress’ you say. say., which was published in October 2009. ICE will be a judge/performer at the 2010 City College Poetry Festival. You can purchase her poetry, music and photography at and


Dennis Nurkse (Poetry; published as D. Nurkse) is the author of eight books of poetry, including Burnt Island and The Fall (Knopf, 2005 and 2002). He received the Whiting Writers Award, two NEA fellowships, two NYFA fellowships, two awards from Poetry (Chicago), and a Tanne Foundation grant. Dennis’ work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The Times Literary Supplement (London), Ploughshares, The Paris Review, and the Best American Poetry series. He has taught advanced workshops at The Writer’s Voice, The New School, and the Brooklyn College MFA Program. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence.


Barry Wallenstein is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Tony’s World [Birch Brook Press, 2010]. Among his awards are the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poetry Prize and
fellowships to The Macdowell Colony and to Hawthornden Castle in Scotland. Most often with jazz accompaniment, he reads annually at major conferences and festivals throughout the world, and he has made six recordings of his poetry with jazz, including Euphoria Ripens, [Cadence Jazz Records, 2008] listed in All About Jazz as one of the “Best New Releases” of 2008.


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