R. NEMO HILL, QUINCY R. LEHR and JANE ORMEROD at Tillies, May 18 at 7 p.m.

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Tuesday, May 18
7p.m. (Sign up 6:45p.m.)
We must be out by 9p.m.


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
or 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink
Limited Open Mic
Please keep to one poem (3 minute limit)

Curated by Patricia Carragon



R. Nemo Hill is the author of an illustrated novel in collaboration with painter Jeanne Hedstrom, Pilgrim’s Feather (Quantuck Lane Press, 2002), a narrative poem based upon a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, The Strange Music of Erich Zann (Hippocampus Press, 2004), and a chapbook, Prolegomena To An Essay On Satire (Modern Metrics, 2006). Forthcoming from 7Towers (Dublin) in 2010 are a mock-epic riff on Alexander Pope and a saucy conversation with Lord Byron, A Gumbo Abandoned & A Yeast Reversed. Editor of EXOT BOOKS (www.exot.typepad.com/exotbooks), his poetry and fiction have appeared in various print and online journals including Poetry, Sulfur, Smartish Pace, Shit Creek Review, Ditch, Umbrella, Census, Soundzine, and Big City Lit. He lives in New York City, but travels frequently to Southeast Asia. His travel blog, Elsewhere, can be accessed at www.rnemohill.typepad.com

Quincy R. Lehr lives in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in numerous journals in the U.S., UK, Britain, and Australia. His first book, Across the Grid of Streets, was published by Seven Towers, and his second, Obscure Classics of English Progressive Rock, is due out in 2011. He is the associate editor of The Raintown Review.

Jane Ormerod is the author of Recreational Vehicles on Fire (Three Rooms Press, 2009), 11 Films (Modern Metrics, 2008,) and the spoken word CD Nashville Invades Manhattan. She is host of the reading series Emotional Rescue at The Cornelia Street Café, performs throughout the United States and beyond, and is a founding editor at Uphook Press.


MITCH CORBER and JOHN J. TRAUSE at Park Plaza on May 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn

The Brownstone Poets Presents:at Park Plaza Restaurant

Saturday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m.


Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West, near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201



A/C to High St., 2/3 to Clark St., 4/5/M/R to Court St./Borough Hall

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink

Open Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

email: pattiekake@earthlink.net





Producer-videographer of Poetry Thin Air Cable Show on MNN, Mitch Corber has read his mysterious musical poetry throughout the city. Awardee of a NYFA fellowship, he founded the Thin Air Video Poetry DVD Archives which include Ginsberg, Corso, Ashbery, Di Prima, and Cage, as well as dozens of contemporary NYC poets. Corber’s latest book is “Quinine,” and he’s appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Nedge, Polarity, Blackbox Manifold, Listen Light, the Long Islander, Mirage and tight.


John J. Trause, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, has a chapbook Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada). His translations, poetry, and art appear in Sensations, Xavier Review, NowCulture, Off the Coast, Maintenant, Journal of NJ Poets, Lips, Xcp, Offerta Speciale, Plainsongs, US1 Worksheets, etc. His Latter-Day Litany was staged Off-Off Broadway and in revival. Trause participated in the City Lights Books 50th Anniversary celebration (Poetry Project, St. Mark’s) with Steven Van Zandt, Anne Waldman, and Karen Finley and was chosen with Jerome Rothenberg for the Visible Word exhibition reading (Stevens Institute), which paired poets and artists. He co-founded the WCW Poetry Coop. in Rutherford, NJ, serving as programmer and host. For the sake of art, Trause hung naked for one whole month in the summer of 2007 on the Art Wall of the Bowery Poetry Club. At various times in his life, he has been mistaken for being a priest, a policeman, a pimp, and a pornographer. He is none of these.