Brownstone Poets Anthology Event at BookCourt Mon 9/13

The Brownstone Poets 2010 Anthology Reading

will be held at BookCourt

Monday, September 13 at 7 P.M.

Limited Open Mic – Free Admission

163 Court Street
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone # (718) 875-3677

Take the F or G to Bergen St., R to Court St.,4 or 5 to Borough Hall


JANICE BRABAW and KAT GEORGES at Tillies of Brooklyn Tues, 9/21 at 7 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Ft. Greene

The Brownstone Poets presents:



Tuesday, September 21 at Tillies of Brooklyn

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 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, 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 – one poem (3-minute limit)
Curated by Patricia Carragon email:


Janice Brabaw is the critically acclaimed author of two collections of poetry – Universe, Disturbed and Tongue for Folie. She is the editor of The Best of Stain anthologies and was the host of the Stained Glass Confessional and An Echo, A Stain reading series. Janice has performed at The Bowery Poetry Club, Otto’s Shrunken Head, The Inspired Word, Soule Series, and the Library Lounge series at Telephone Bar. Her work has appeared in Poesis, smoke, Violent Femininity – A Journal of Female Poets, The Toronto Quarterly, Ophelia Street, The Record, and The Cartier Street Review.

Poet, playwright and director Kat Georges wrote and directed 15 plays 
during her 10-year tenure as artistic director of San Francisco’s 
Marilyn Monroe Memorial Theater, including SCUM: The Valerie Solanas 
Story, Paglia in Persona (a deconstruction of Camille Paglia), and Art 
was Here (inspired by Dada founder Arthur Cravan). Her poetry appears 
in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth Press) and The 
Verdict is In (Manic D Press, also editor). Kat has three collections of her poetry, Punk Rock Journal, Maiden Claiming and Slow Dance at 
120 Beats a Minute (all Three Rooms Press). In New York since 2003, 
she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, including most recently 
Jack Kerouac: Catholic and Twitter Theater, both written by award- 
winning playwright Larry Myers, and Sarah’s Choice, by Peter Carlaftes. For more information, visit

DICKERSON, LEVINE, ROSENSTOCK at Park Plaza, Sat 9/4 @2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:




Saturday, September 4 at 2:30 p.m.

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

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:


George Dickerson’s poetry has been published in The New Yorker, Mademoiselle, Nadada, Pivot, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Rattapallax and other publications, and are collected in George Dickerson: Selected Poems 1959-1999 (Rattapallax Press, New York, 2000). His short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories of 1963 and 1966, Penthouse and Rattapallax. He has written novels, screenplays and plays, including his one-man drama, “A Few Useless Mementos for Sale” which has been produced on stage in New York and Hollywood. George is founding editor-in-chief of the literary journal, Rattapallax, and has been on the staff of The New Yorker, and was Managing Editor of Cavalier, and Contributing Editor of Time, in which he published more than 200 articles and reviews. George’s acting career on stage and screen includes Blue Velvet and After Dark, My Sweet.

Richard Levine is the author of That Country’s Soul, (Finishing Line Press, 2010), A Language Full of Wars and Songs (Pollack Press, 2004), and Snapshots from a Battle (Headwaters Press/BigCityLit 2001). An as yet unpublished manuscript has been finalist or semi-finalist for Ohio State Press/The Journal Poetry Book Award and the University of Arkansas Press Miller Williams Poetry Prize. A recently retired public school teacher, he is learning to steward a forest and dirt.

Carl Rosenstock was born in Albany, New York, and grew up on a farm near there. He received a B.A. in Asian History from Union College, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College. He lives and works on the westernmost end of Long Island, in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies; he helped curate the Village Reading Series, and then curated the Night-&-Day Reading Series; and he is on the editorial board of Memoir (and).

2011 Haiku Calendar by Allbook Books

I’m happy to announce that two haiku from my new book, “Urban Haiku and More,” (Fierce Grace Press, 2010) will be in the 2011 Haiku Calendar published by

The poems are:

gentle snowfall
beauty comes before
the slush

the year ends
a prayer for peace
at midnight

Featured poems by:

Geri Barton, Clif Bleidner, Paula Camacho, Edgar Carlson, Patricia Carragon, Steve Dalachinsky, Robert Epstein, Stacey Gunnard, Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), Patrice Hasbrook, Han Henderiks, Bill Kenney, Alan Lebow, Maria Manobianco, Sheila Mardenfeld, A. Molotkov, George H. Northrup, Russ Perry, Russell Salamon, Keith Simmons, Bob Stone, Patti Tana, J R Turek, Jamie White, Kay J. Wight, Ginger Williams, Bill Zavatsky.

For more information, contact:

Pedestal Magazine Event at KGB, Saturday, 9/18 at 7 P.M.

Saturday, September 18 Pedestal Event Hosted by John Amen


85 East 4th Street near 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003-8904
(212) 505-3360
Subway: 6 train to Astor Pl-8th St

The event will start at 7PM

Admission is FREE!

Set 1:

1. Jackie Sheeler
2. Gerald McCarthy
3. Chavisa Woods
4. Raymond Hammond
5. Patricia Carragon
6. George Wallace

10-15 minute break

Set 2:

1. Alan Semerdjian
2. Juanita Torrence-Thompson
3. Christine Boyka Kluge
4. Ted Jonathan
5. Yolanda Coulaz
6. Su Polo

Come Comrades and enjoy!!!

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