Philip Beitchman and Michael Schwartz at Linger Cafe and Lounge Tues, May 15

Poetry Grows In Boerum Hill

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Philip Beitchman and Michael Schwartz

Tuesday, May 15

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.

The Linger Café and Lounge

533 Atlantic Ave. (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 689-4813
Take the N, R, or D to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street
2, 3, 4, 5, B, or Q to Atlantic Avenue
F to Jay Street and change for the R at Metro Tech and get off at Avenue/Pacific Street
G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn and walk along Hoyt Street to Atlantic Avenue

$3 donation + food/drink (wine and beer available) – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon


A scholar, translator and teacher, Philip Beitchman, born in 1939, published four monographs in the humanities: I Am A Process With No Subject (University Press of Florida, 1988); Alchemy of the Word: Cabala of the Renaissance (SUNY Press, 1998); The View From Nowhere: Essays in Mysticism, Literature and Philosophy (University Press of America, 2001); and translated many others, including works by Jean Baudrillard (Simulations, Fatal Strategies), Paul Virilio (Aesthetics of Disappearance) and Robert Redeker (Depression and Philosophy).  His recent publications are the Theatre of Naturalism: Disappearing Act (Peter Lang, 2011) and Getting Back, his first book of poetry (2011, Lulu).

Michael Schwartz is an artist of the page, stage, and screen, and is also a college professor.  Among the awards he’s won for his writing, was the Interpreting Brooklyn grant from the Brooklyn Historical Society, for his poems, short stories, monologues, and songs.  One of his poems will be published in the upcoming Spiny Babbler, an anthology book of New York poets.  Schwartz has been performing his work on a continuing tour throughout the land often on the sand at the edge of the sea.

Pattie’s Birthday at The New York Poetry Forum Sat, May 12 at 2 p.m.

Pattie’s having a birthday and come celebrate with her 

@ The New York Poetry Forum

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Poetry by Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Patricia Carragon, 
 Jay Chollick, and Anthony Taylor. 

Also classical music.

NY Poetry Forum, Soldier’s Sailors, Marines building
283 Lexington Avenue between 36 & 37 Streets, NYC – 10016 
2nd floor 
Open Mic 
$3 for Members, $4 for Non-members 
Hosted by Daniel Fernandez

6 to 33rd street

Some Photos Taken at the First Brownstone Poets Reading at the Linger Cafe and Lounge

Pictures from the new “Brownstones” venue at the Linger Cafe and Lounge ( held back on Tuesday, February 21.   Due to two previous cancellations, we finally were able to have Amy Leigh Cutler and Ronnie Norpel deliver their “Girl Power” performances for the Brownstone Poets.  It was a BIG WOW OF A SHOW!

So please mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of the month and come to Brooklyn for great poetry, food, and fun.

The Linger Cafe and Lounge is located near Downtown Brooklyn and is convenient to subways.

The Linger Cafe and Lounge
533 Atlantic Ave.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11217


N, R, D to Atlantic/Pacific

2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q to Atlantic
G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
F to Jay/transfer to R

Ronnie Norpel, Patricia Carragon, and Amy Leigh Cutler
Ronnie’s display of “Girl Power”
Amy’s take on “Girl Power”
Jessica Pichardo, the Mistress of Culinary Delights
Zev Torres and Tina Chan sofa it up
Karen Neuberg, one of the Brownstone Poets editors, reads
Room with a view
Amy with Thomas Fucaloro
John A. Todras reads
Zev in action
Richard Fein listens
Bob Heman informs
Brant Lyon captivates
Ernest K. Woodley inspires
Pattie has wine
Editors, Brenda J. Gannam and Karen Neuberg show off the 2012 Brownstone Poets Anthology
Tina and Pattie smile for the camera

Patricia Carragon Reads in Brooklyn Heights Wed, 4/18 AT 7 P.M.

The Pierrepont Poets

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 20127:00 P.M.

Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Corner of Pierrepont and Monroe Place


Patricia Carragon

Open Mic

DONATION $3.00 includes refreshments


R to  Court Street
3 and 4 to Borough Hall
3, 2  to Clark Street

River Poets Journal

Celebrate National Poetry Month!  Send a short poem to fit your pocket or in this case, a virtual napkin on the River Poets’
web site:

 I’ve learned about this lovely month-long project from Linda Lerner.  My poem, “Parallel Roads” is now up on one of the virtual napkins.  It’s a really cute idea and I urge others share the fun and submit a poem to:

Spring Ensemble
Photography by
Judith A. Lawrence

Token Entry Release Party @ Manitoba’s, Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m.

I will be one of the readers who will be celebrating the release of TOKEN ENTRY: New York Subway Poems (2012, Smalls Press, Gerry LaFemina, editor) along with many of the contributor poets. There will be a viewing of some of the Subway Series poem movies, and of course, the variety of Manitoba’s good drinks. So come on down and party!

99 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009


Sunday, April 15

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

(212) 982-2511


L to 1st Avenue

F to 2nd Avenue

Congrats to the following contributors:

Cheryl Dumesnil
Tom C Hunley
Sebastian Matthews
David Wojahn
C.K. Williams
George Guida
George Wallace
Meredith Trede
Michael Waters
Hilary Sideris
Allen C. Fischer
Richard Fein
Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Alicia Ostriker
Anita Ytuarte Oelkers
Phillip Fried
Alessandra Lynch
Joseph O. Legaspi
Amy Lemmon
Rachel Zucker
Cynthia Toronto
Suzanne Parker
Illene Starger
Chase Twichell
Anne Pierson Wiese
Melinda Thomsen
Stephan Massimilla
Maria Terrone
Quitman Marshall
Stefanie Lipsey
Colette Inez
Aaron Smith
Ravi Shankar
Sybil Kollar
Myron Ernst
Maureen Seaton
Lee Kostrinsky
Susana H. Case
J. Allyn Rosser
Carl Rosenstock
Patrick Philips
Miranda Field
Elaine Sexton
Denise Duhamel
Daniela Gioseffi
Jeffrey McDaniel
Judy Kamilhior
Rosalie Calabrese
Phillip Dacey
Michele Battiste
George Held
Timothy Liu
Andrey Gritsman
Malena Morling
Joey Nicoletti
Monique Ferrell
Christine Timm
Frank Murphy
Vivian Shipley
Allison Joseph
Natalie Safir
Patricia Carragon
John Brehm
Edward Hirsch
Carly Sachs
Laura McCollough
Richard Levine
Joel Allegretti
Dean Kostos
Amy Holman
Billy Collins
Hayan Charara
Angelo Verga
Charles Bernstein
Sharon Balter
Rhina P. Espaillat
Cornelius Eady
Elizabeth Dolan
L.S. Asekoff
Jared Smith
Claude McKay
Paul Blackburn
Muriel Rukeyser
Grace Paley
Hart Crane
Langston Hughes
Maxwell Bodenheim