Heller Levinson and Carol Novack at Tillies of Brooklyn, Tues 10/19 at 7 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn


The Brownstone Poets Presents:
Heller Levinson and Carol Novack

Tuesday, October 19

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45p.m. – We must be out by 9p.m.

Heller has a new book from the UK, “Excoriate Exhale: Routing Soutine” (Knifes, Folks and Spoons Press).

“What Soutine did with paint, Levinson does with words. He performs an impasto, a thick daubing of vigorous turmoil, so that one feels the ache and acceleration driving the language. One wonders if there is a tornado in this man’s skull, a whirling dervish of “mental musculature,” a “procreant ecstatically perceptual perpetual tingle.” Each sentence is a storm …” — John Olson

Carol is launching her new book “Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack” (Spuyten Duyvil Press), coming soon to a bookstore near you.


“She has the literary equivalent of perfect pitch, like those musicians who can specify the hertz of birds and burps. Uncanny tympani!”  — Tom Bradley

Copies of their new books will be available at the reading.




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: pattiekake@earthlink.net

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BIOS:

Heller Levinson lives in NYC where he studies animal behavior. He has published in over a hundred journals and magazines including Sulfur, Jacket, Hunger, Talisman, First Intensity, Laurel Review, Omega, The Wandering Hermit, Fire (U.K), Tears in the Fence (U.K.), Alligatorzine, The Jivin’ Ladybug, Moria, Woodcoin, Mad Hatters Review, etc. His publication, Smelling Mary (Howling Dog Press, 2008), was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the Griffin Prize. Black Widow Press will be publishing his from stone this running in 2010. Additionally, he is the originator of Hinge Theory. Please visit http://www.hellerlevinson.com/ for more information.
Carol Novack is the former recipient of a writer’s award from the Australian government, the author of a poetry chapbook, an erstwhile criminal defense and constitutional lawyer in NYC, and the publisher of Mad Hatters’ Review. She immigrated to a mountain ridge in Asheville in May, and will be launching her collection of fictions, fusions, and poems, “Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack” (Spuyten Duyvil Press). Works may or will be found in numerous journals, including American Letters & Commentary, Caketrain, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction International, Gargoyle, Journal of Experimental Literature, LIT, and Otoliths, and in many anthologies, including “The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets,” “Diagram III,” and “The & Now Awards: the Best Innovative Writing.” Writings in translations may or will be found in French, Italian, and Romanian journals.

URBAN HAIKU AND MORE BOOK PARTIES

URBAN HAIKU AND MORE
Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other
Unrhymed Tercet Poetry

From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID



URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
saddle-stitched chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7

BOOK PARTIES


Sunday, October 17 at 4 P.M.
The Beat Hour with George Wallace
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery off Bleecker
Lower East Side, NYC
with poets David Lawton/Catharine Sassanov
$6 admission
Open Mic
Hosted by George Wallace


Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 P.M. to 10 P.M.
Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café
1708 Sunrise Highway
Merrick, NY 11566
Free – Open Mic
Hosted by Peter V. Dugan


Tuesday, November 2 at 7 P.M.
Perch Café
365 Fifth Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-788-2830
Free admission $5 Minimum Food/Drink
Open mic
With featured poet, Cindy Hochman

email: pattiekake@earthlink.net
http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com
http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com
http://myspace.com/pattiekake8
http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Composer’s Voice Concert, September 26, 2010, 1:00 p.m.

 

September 26, 2010, 1:00 p.m.

Composer’s Voice Concert
Jan Hus Church
E 74th Street (@ 1st Ave), 
New York, NY
Free

Take the 6 train to 68th Street or 77th Street

Mary Hubbell and David Morneau will be performing The Corneal Gates from David’s Love Songs Project (THE CORNEAL GATES text by Patricia Carragon)


http://5of4.com/upcoming_performances.html

Reminder: The Brownstone Poets 2010 Anthology Reading at BookCourt Mon, 9/13 at 7 p.m.

REMINDER:

The Brownstone Poets 2010 Anthology Reading
will be held at BookCourt


Monday, September 13 at 7 P.M.


Limited Open Mic – Free Admission

BookCourt
163 Court Street
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Phone # (718) 875-3677
http://www.bookcourt.org/


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


The books sell for $6

ALL ANTHOLOGY READERS WILL GET 3 MINUTES EACH

THE OPEN MIC POETS WILL READ ONE POEM EACH (PLEASE KEEP YOUR TIME UNDER 3 MINUTES)



Come and hear the following “confirmed” readers from the anthology
and possibly more may show up….


AUSTIN ALEXIS
JOHN AMEN
MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK
SAMANTHA BARROW
CHARLES J. BUTLER
ROSALIE CALABRESE
PATRICIA CARRAGON
MICHAEL FIORITO
DAVID FRANCIS
DUEWA FRAZIER
BRENDA J. GANNAM
ALLAN DAVID GOLDSCHMIDT
ROBERT HARRIS
BOB HEMAN
EVIE IVY
SUZANNE KAUFMAN
CARL KAVADLO
LEE KOSTRINSKY
LINDA LERNER
BRANT LYON
KAREN NEUBERG
TOM OLESZCZUK
MARY OROVAN
EVE PACKER
MIREYA PEREZ
JOHN MARCUS POWELL
FRANK ROMANO
ADRIANA SCOPINO
ELIZABETH SMITH
ESTHER K. SMITH
CINDY SOSTCHEN-HOCHMAN
GEORGE SPENCER
RICKI STUART
CARMELA TAL-BARON
JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON
ZEV TORRES
CAROL WIERZBICKI

PAM LASKIN and JAMES MCMENAMIN Read at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 10/2 at 2:30 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights


The Brownstone Poets presents:

PAM LASKIN

JAMES MCMENAMIN

Saturday, October 2 at 2:30 p.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 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall


$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon


email: pattiekake@earthlink.net


http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


http://myspace.com/pattiekake8


http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712


BIOS:



Pamela L. Laskin is a lecturer in the English Department, where she directs the Poetry Outreach Center. Ms. Laskin’s poems have been published as well as four poetry chapbooks: DEAR HADES; IN A GLASS BALL; TILL DEATH DO US PART and TRICK OR TREAT. GRAND CENTRAL STATION, a full-length collection, was published in 2003, and since that time REMEMBERING FIREFLIES (Plain View Press); SECRETS OF SHEETS (Plain View Press); GHOSTS, GOBLINS, GODS AND GEODES (World Audience) and Van Gogh’s Ear (Cervena Barva Press) have been published. Publish America recently published a book of children’s poetry that she co-authored with Jeanette Adams, a well-known African American children’s poet, and also Elise Buchman, ANIMALS CRACKERS AND THEIR FRIENDS. Tudor Press published GETTING TO KNOW YOU, a YA novel, in 2003. Her published children’s books include A WISH UPON A STAR (Magination Press); HISTORICAL HEROIC HORSES (McGraw-Hill); MUSIC FROM THE HEART (Bantam) and THE BURIED TREASURE (McGraw-Hill). She is a member of Poets & Writers; The American Academy of Poets; The Poetry Society of America; and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.




James McMenamin has read poetry on the open mic circuit for over a decade. He’s a member/facilitator of the N.Y. stories writing group held at City Lore, and a founding member of a monthly writing workshop held at the Hudson Park Branch library. His work has appeared in NOMAD’S CHOIR, AFTERWORD, and PERFORMANCE POETS ASSOC., among others. He is thrilled to be part of the BREVITAS family.

REVISED LINE-UP FOR 9/4 READING AT PARK PLAZA

REVISED LINE-UP  FOR 9/4 READING AT PARK PLAZA

The Brownstone Poets presents:


GEORGE DICKERSON

RICHARD LEVINE


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: pattiekake@earthlink.net
http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/
http://myspace.com/pattiekake8
http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Bios:

















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.