Shonda Buchanan, Linda Carter Brown and Barbara Hantman Hit Bklyn Sat. 4/2

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:
Shonda Buchanan, Linda Carter Brown and Barbara Hantman

Saturday, April 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 HallFor more directions:  

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:


Shonda Buchanan is a recipient of the Eloise Klein-Healy Scholarship, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and several Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grants. Ms. Buchanan is a Sundance Institute fellow and a PEN Center Emerging Voice fellow. She has freelanced for the Los Angeles Times, and as a poet and essayist, published in Step into a World: A Global Anthology of New Black Literature, Def Jam Poetry’s Bum Rush the Page, Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 and Indian Country Today. Editor of Voices from Leimert Park: A Poetry Anthology, she is working on a second collection of poetry, a memoir and a novel. Of the North Carolina Indian and Choctaw Mississippi Nations, she is a board member of the Poetry Society of Virginia and the Weyanoke Association, which educates the public on the shared heritage of African Americans and Indigenous Americans. Ms. Buchanan is an assistant professor in the Dept. of English at Hampton University, teaching creative writing. For more info, visit

Linda Carter Brown is a transplanted southerner with her feet planted deeply in the sidewalks of New York City.  She begin to write poetry at the age of forty after a friend suggested she take a writing class as she always went for the pen and paper whenever she had something to say.  She lives in Queens and is a member of the Fresh Meadows Poets. Linda works as an administrative assistant in a private school in NYC and teaches poetry to first, second and third grade students. Helping children to realize their feelings and thoughts and to get them from the mind, to the hand to paper is rewarding and exciting.

Barbara Hantman has served the NYC public schools for over twenty years. She is proud to be Fresh Meadows Poets’Corresponding Secretary. Her credits include four volumes with Edwin Mellen Poetry Press (Capullos Del Alma: Soul Buds is fully bilingual in Spanish and English) and two books with Xlibris (the most recent one, Call of Abraham’s Kin, focuses on Jewish themes and has some Hebrew and Spanish bilingual verse; access excerpts at’skin.html). She has also published in such journals as Midstream, Poetica, The Deronda Review, Mobius the Poetry Magazine, Conceit, Freshet and Women In Judaism. She has placed in poetry contests at the New York Poetry Forum, and won first prize for her poem “The Velvet Toolbox” in the Lone Stars Magazine Winter 2009-10 contest.

Hit the Road Jack!

Hit the Road, Jack!
at the
Yippie Museum Café

9 Bleecker Street (near the Bowery)
NYC – 10012

Monday, March 28, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A celebration of the writings of Jack Kerouac

Host – Gordon Gilbert
(no open mic)
$2 at the door
F or M to 2nd. Avenue
6 to Bleecker Street



Big Mike, Patricia Eakins, Valery Oisteanu, Lauren Marie Cappello, Allan Goldschmidt, David Lawton, Peter Carlaftes, Roxanne Hoffman, Angela Peluso, Patricia Carragon, Kim Kalesti, Mikelle Terson, Jackie Cooper, Peter Martin, Jack Tricarico, Amy Leigh Cutler, Ronnie Norpel, Jordan Zinovich, George Wallace


What: Dada Poetry Salon
When: Friday, March 18, 2011, 6 pm
Where: Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., NY, NY 10014
Cost: $7 (includes free house drink)
It’s back! And better than ever: The fourth annual one-night-only Dada Poetry Salon, with Dada hostess Kat Georges!
Wear your favorite Dada fashion, bring your Dada-inspired poetry for the open reading (sign up at 5:45, limited spaces available!). Featured guest poets include Dada superstar boxer/poet Arthur Cravan, brought back to life for this special event. Plus Live Dada Twitter, and performances by Joanie Hieger Zosike, Cynthia Toronto, City Scum Shot, Jan Michael Alejandro, Valery Oisteaneu, The Typewriter Girls, Peter Carlaftes, and more.
Plus: new videos, book giveaways and more. The first 10 people will receive a free copy of Maintenant 5 (inspired by Arthur Cravan‘s early 20th Century Maintenant magazine, the first ‘zine ever produced!).

For more information, email:

W 4 St (0.1 mi NE)















List of Contributors:

Derek Adams, Resa Alboher, Jan Michael, Alejandro Joel Allegretti, Rafael F.J. Alvarado, Claus Ankersen, Elizabeth Ashe, John M. Bennett, Lisa Bottone, Gedley Braga, Jamie Brown, Fork Burke, Ryan Buynak, Mary Campbell, Stephen Caratzas, Hélène Cardona, Peter Carlaftes, Patricia Carragon, Erich Christiansen, Peter Ciccariello, John Clarke, Sue Clennell & Jan Napier, Foo Connor, Roger Conover, Yvon Cormier, Steve Dalachinksy, Tracy Darling, Caterina Davinio, Holly Day, Rene Diedrich, John Dutterer, Katy Evans-Bush, Bonny Finberg, Michael T. Fournier, Thomas Fucaloro, James Gautier, Kat Georges, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Peter Grieco, S.A. Griffi, n Laurence Groux, Lisa Grunberger, Heather Haley, Paul Handley, Henry Harvey, Sarah Hayden, Lisa Henri, Kevin M. Hibshman, Karen Hildebrand, Crystal Tzara Hoffman, Roxanne Hoffman, Dustin Holland, Ted K. Hood, Matthew Hupert, Kelli Stevens Kane, Amy King, Doug Knott, W.F. Lantry, Eric Lawson, David Lawton, Jonathan Leiter, Linda Lerner, Paula Lietz, Maria Lisella, Dominique Lowell, Brant Lyon, Diana Manister, Peter Marra, Ellyn Maybe, Renata McCormish, Philip Meersman, David Miller, Shanon Mitchell, Carmen Mojica, Ben Nardolilli, Larry Myers, JD Nelson, Ronnie Norpel, Valery Oisteanu, Marc Olmsted, Suzi Kaplan Olmsted, Little Deer Opera, Jane Ormerod, Sergio Antonio Ortiz, Puma Perl, Helen Peterson, BC Petrakos, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Bob Quatrone, Steven Retchard, Stephanie Rigsby, Jerome Rothenberg, Michael Routery, Sarah Sarai, Susan Scutti, William Seaton, David Smith, George Spencer, Joe Stagno, J.J. Steinfeld, Christy L. Stewart & Justynn Tyme, Christy Leigh, Stewart Thomas Stolmar, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, Zoë Brigley Thompson, Cynthia Toronto, Brian Townsley, John J. Trause, Marguerite Van Cook, Angelo Verga, Voxx Voltair, Duska Vrhovac, Linder Wadez, Scott Wannberg, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Sheri L. Wright, George Wallace, Mike Watt, Liza Wolsky, Tamara Wyndham, Joanie Hieger Zosike