Judy Kamilhor and Zev Shanken at Tillie’s of Brooklyn Tue 10/18 at 7 p.m.

Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Judy Kamilhor and Zev Shanken

Tuesday, October 18

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


Other than her recent foray into Sestinas, Judy Kamilhor primarily writes micropoetry. Her influences are the Japanese haiku masters and the comedian Steven Wright. She is a member of brevitas and a frequent contributor to CLWN WR. She has been published in Simply Haiku, Haiku Harvest, Amaze: the Cinquain Journal, and other publications. One of her poems was chosen for the Haiku Showcase by the World Haiku Club. Please check out her blogs. Her micropoetry blog ishttp://kamihaiku.blogspot.com.    Her baseball blog is http://bbgods.blogspot.com and her blog for healing from childhood rejection is http://chosenlast.blogspot.com.
Recently Zev Shanken’s poems have been about aging, parents, sex and Jews. He teaches English at High School for Health Careers and Sciences in Washington Heights, and at Bronx Community College. In 1995 Blue Begonia Press published his chapbook, Al Het. He is a happy member of Brevitas, an on-line poetry workshop devoted to the short poem. He lives in Teaneck, NJ. At his reading at Tillies on October18, Zev will present Choral Poems in which the audience will be given texts to read responsively, like at church or synagogue or chain gang.

New Jersey Poets Laura Boss and Gail Gerwin read in Brooklyn

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:
Laura Boss and Gail Gerwin

Saturday, October 1 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:

Laura Boss, founder and editor of Lips, has received many awards for her own poetry including a first place in Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Poetry Contest and three Poetry Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her six books of poetry include Reports from the Front (CCC) and Arms: New and Selected Poems (Guernica). She was the sole representative of the USA at the XXVI  International Poetry Readings in Europe.  More recent featured readings include The Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales and the 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.  Her poems have appeared in The New York Times. Her newest  book of poetry is Flashlight (Guenica, 2010).


Gail Fishman Gerwin’s memoir Sugar and Sand earned finalist designation for the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize and she has earned four honorable mentions for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Her poems appear in journals including Paterson Literary Review, Lips, Edison Literary Review, Tiferet, Smith College Poetry Center online, Caduceus, Adanna, U.S. 1 Worksheets, The Fib Review, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, and The American Voice in Poetry: The Legacy of Williams, Whitman, and Ginsberg.  The Paterson, NJ, native is working on her second collection. She and her husband Kenneth live in Morristown and are parents of two daughters and grandparents of three boys and a girl.