Tantra-zawadi and Richard Marx Weinraub at Tillie’s of Brooklyn, Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Tantra-zawadi and Richard Marx Weinraub

Tuesday, May 17

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m. – We must be out by 9 p.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 emails: pattiekake@earthlink.net


Tantra-zawadi (Brooklyn, New York) – performance poet, published author and filmmaker, has performed to standing room audiences at venues as far away as South Africa and Germany. Her poetry has appeared in Essence Magazine and her film A Silent Genocide – A Brief Insight into HIV/AIDS, was part of the 2010 Cine Mostra AIDS screenings in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Partial proceeds from her book Gathered at Her Sky (PWP Books) is going to Girl-Child Network Worldwide. Tantra, a member of Collective Spirits, appears on compilations with Do It Now Recordings and Gotta Keep Faith Records. Follow Tantra on line at www.tantra-zawadi.com.

Related to the Marx Brothers through his mother, Richard Marx Weinraub was born in New York City in 1949; he taught literature and creative writing courses at the University of Puerto Rico from 1987 through 2010.   A book of his poetry entitled Wonder Bread Hill was published in 2002 by the University of Puerto Rico Press. His poetry has appeared in many magazines including The Paris Review, South Carolina Review, Green Mountains Review, North American Review, Measure, Slate, Lips, River Styx, and The Evansville Review.  Wonder Bread Hill has been translated into Spanish, and it was recently published by Terranova Press. A chapbook of his poetry entitled Heavenly Bodies was published in 2008 by Poets Wear Prada, and a poem from it was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize.


Urban Haiku and More at Seaburn Bookstore in Astoria

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 Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other Unrhymed Tercet Poetry may have sold out at Brooklyn’s BookCourt,

but… it’s now available in Queens at 

Seaburn Bookstore
33-18 Broadway
 Astoria, NY – 11106


718 – 267-7929

N/W/Q to Broadway or the R/M to Steinway Street

  and in Manhattan at

St. Mark’s Bookshop

31 Third Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets

New York, NY 10003

212 – 260-7853
6 Train at Astor Place and the N/R Trains at Broadway and 8th Street
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA

The Mom Egg Book Launch

The Mom Egg Spring Reading and Party

Launching The Mom Egg 2011 Vol. 9

Sunday, May 15th 6-8 p.m.

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
NY, NY 10014 212-989-9319


Friends and family welcome (readings are geared for adults).

Cost:$7 (includes free house drink)

Hosted by Marjorie Tesser

I’m happy that I’m one of the featured readers.  My Mother’s Day Haiku will be in this issue.

Featured Readers:

Kelli Stevens Kane, Jan Heller Levi, A. Kay Emmert, Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, Kelly Bargabos, Lee Schwartz, Puma Perl, Marci Ameluxen, Louise Howerow, Rachael Lynn Nevins, Katie Manning, Blueberry Morningsnow, Floyd Cheung,Briony Gylgayton, Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Janlori Goldman, Marie Gauthier, Marie Gauthier, Carol Berg, Eliana Osborn, Judy Swann, Heather Lynne Davis, Tammy Bradshaw, Nancy Vona, Nicelle Davis, Carl Palme, Rhonda Woodward, Barbara Rockman, Pauletta Hansel, Carol Dorf, Kristin Laurel, Jann Everard, Tina Traster, Sarah Cavallaro, Rosalie Calabrese, Sandra de Helen, Teresa Pfeifer,Anika Paris, Caroline A. Le Blanc, Donna Katzin, Wendy Levine DeVito, Patricia Carragon, Suzanne Kamata, Meredith Trede, Maryanne Hannan, Olga Abella, Ashley M. Nissler, Judith Skillman, Carla Carlson, Susan Morse, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Jonathan Wells, Christopher Kulakowski, Heather Haldeman, Olga Suarez, Nancy Gerber,Lois Marie Harrod, Elsbeth Wofford Tyler, A. Kay Emmert, Peter Seidman, L.B. Williams, Heather Lynne Davis, Elsa Mandelbaum, Chanell Ruth, Kristin Roedell, Eleanor Gaffney, MRB Chelko Upstate kids, Danielle Taana Smith, Liane Kupferberg Carter, Golda Solomon, Cheryl Byler Keeler, Margo Berdeshevsky, Fay Chiang, Iris Dunkle, A.M. Baker, Jennifer Edwards, Sharon Campbell, Claudia Van Gerven, Christina Thompson, Wendy Vardaman, Jacqueline Doyle, Robyn Art, Wynne Huddleston, Joanne G. Yoshida

Virginia Crawford and G. E. Schwartz at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. 5/7 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:

Virginia Crawford and G. E. Schwartz

Saturday, May 7 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

For more directions:

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email: pattiekake@earthlink.net


Virginia Crawford is the author of Touch (2011, Finishing Line Press) and co-editor of the anthology Poetry Baltimore. Ms. Crawford is a graduate of Emerson College, Boston, and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She is also a teacher with the Maryland State Arts Council’s Poets in the Schools program. Her poems have been published in numerous journals, including Gargoyle, Baltimore Review, Maryland Poetry Review and Potomac: Journal of Poetry and Politics. She is currently co-editing an anthology of student poetry with Laura Shovan.
Feel free to include this link to her recent radio interview:

G. E. Schwartz, who has studied with Irish-American poet John Montague and Joseph Brodsky, was an original member of Solomons Ramada, as well as Faking Trains. He’s the author of Only Others Are: Poems (Legible Press), Odd Fish (Argotist ebooks), World (Furniture Press), and Living In Tongues (Theenk/Loose Gravel Press). In short, he lives to regenerate, in the manner of new trees that are renewed with new foliage, pure and disposed to mount unto the stars.

Tattoos and Cupcakes

photo from Diva Entertains http://www.divaentertains.com/product515.html#515
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Hey Poets,

Drop by Tattoosday for April 2, 2011 for Cupcake Chronicles #9 – Friday evening before midnight, February 13, 2009 and the rose tattoo pictures, including the story behind my “ink.”  The tattoo pictures were taken at the Border’s bookstore near Penn Station and Macy’s Herald Square.

A special “thank you” to Bill Cohen for making this possible for us tattooed poets to celebrate National Poetry Month!

Hooray for First Literary Review-East

Hooray for the April issue of 







photo from WallpaperTimes.Com


Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg continue to publish poetry to delight our 5 senses, including the 6th.  Love the various voices pertaining to the theme of “Age.”

I’m pleased that my senryu, Age Discrimination, and my revised poem, Dead Flower, published in Journey to the Center of My Mind, (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005), are part of this edition, along with all these terrific poets:

Diane Mofazelli, Bob Heman, John A. Todras, Christian Garaud, George Held, Karen Neuberg, Austin Alexis, Shellie Enteen, Dd. Spungin, Emily F. Keller, Jackie Sheeler, and John Amen

Click on the link below and ENJOY!: