Swapan Basu and Katherine Hogan at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat 3/5 2:30 pm

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights
The Brownstone Poets presents:
Swapan Basu and Katherine Hogan
Saturday, March 5 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




Dr. Swapan Basu was influenced by the 1913 Nobel Laureate Poet, Rabindra Nath Tagore, from Kokata, Bengal, India. He translated some of Tagore’s songs in original tunes, posted at youtube.com/SBRhyme. He writes in community newspapers, Sangbad Bichitra and Udayan. His writings are in Bengali and in English and he also translates his poems.
Dr. Basu has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from a US university and spent 25 years in industry. In the last leg of his career, he chose to teach at a HS for the underprivileged community. To motivate the young and restless minds, he wrote few poems, which were all posted at the website of International Society of Poetry at www.poetry.com. Some got published in the anthologies. He received a silver bowel and medallion from ISP in 2004 for his outstanding poetry.
Dr. Basu is the Founder and Chairman of Rhyming Poets International, an NPO, at http://Meetup.com/Rhyming-Poets with 120+ members in 19 US states and in UK, Canada, Sweden, Slovenia and India. This group meets twice a month in NY and NJ.  They publish an ezine, Flute and hold a Rhyming Poetry Contest. This group discusses various rhyming styles with famous examples, and observes birthdays of famous poets every month to learn from their lives and works. These events are free and open to all styles and are videotaped and telecasted from NJ and all over in NY.  His interviews were telecasted May ‘06, East Brunswick Cable TV of NJ and on 14th April ‘07 by Cablevision and Time Warner from NYC. Dr. Basu has a regular weekly TV program by Cablevision at NJ.  He moderates two Yahoo groups – Rhyming and Rupantar.
Dr. Basu reads at several poetry events and was a featured poet at several readings. He has two chapbooks, Hungry Diner and Rupantar of translated Bengali poems.

Katherine Hogan, Vice President of the New York Poetry Forum, has a doctorate from St. John’s University, Queens, and teaches at Long Island University, Brooklyn. Her poems, plays and short stories have enjoyed several prizes, performances and publications, including Downtown Brooklyn, The Scribes of Ozymandias, Lunch with the Muse, and Mad Poets Review among others.

Published by: Patricia Carragon

Brooklyn writer and poet Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. Her publication credits include BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Mom Egg, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, and others. She is the author of "Journey to the Center of My Mind" (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and "Urban Haiku and More" (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her latest books are "The Cupcake Chronicles" (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) and "Innocence" (Finishing Line Press, 2017). She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of brevitas, Pen Women's Literary Workshop, Women Writer's in Bloom,and Tamarind. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online. For more information, please check out her other website at: http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/----- ---Performances ---http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/performances.html--- ---Publications--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/publications-of-poems-prose-and-short.html ---Series Schedule--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/series-schedule_1.html ---Bookstore--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/bookstore.html ---Poetry Corner--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/patricias-poetry-corner.html ---Online Reviews of My Books--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/online-reviews-for-patricias-books.html ---Follow Me on Goodreads--- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5771562.Patricia_Carragon ---Check Out My Author Page on--- Amazon.Comhttp://amazon.com/author/patricia.carragon ---Become My Fan on ReverbNation--- https://www.reverbnation.com/brownstonepoets ---Like My Page on FaceBook--- https://www.facebook.com/Brownstone-Poets-143560915675230/timeline/ ----THE BROWNSTONE POETS READING SERIES:---- ---4th Saturday Readings (3rd Saturday if the 4th Saturday falls on a religious holiday). No reading in December. --Park Plaza Restaurant --220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn, NY 11201-- - 718 – 596 – 5900--- 2:30PM--- ---$5 donation---food/drink - Open Mic--- Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street, R to Court Street, Borough Hall--- http://www.parkplazarestaurant.com/contact.html

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