Red Barrow Poets John Barrale, Zorida Mohammed and Tony Puma Come to Read in Brooklyn

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents

The Red Barrow Poets

John Barrale, Zorinda Mohammed and Tony Puma

Saturday, August 4 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:

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:


John Barrale’s poetry has been published in amany literary magazines including the Red Wheel Barrow Poets’ Anthologies (Volumes I – IV,  Poetalk, The Lullwater Review, California Quarterly, Tiger’s Eye Journal, Paterson Literary Review, and The William and Mary Review. John has lived in NJ since 1978, and enjoys reading his work in a wide variety of venues throughout the metropolitan area. 
Zorida Mohammed was born in Trinidad and immigrated to America at age 18.  She is a social worker in Bergen County, NJ.  Zorida won the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant for Poetry in 1991-92. Her poems have been published in Folio, Fulcrum # 6 and # 7, Phoebe, The Caribbean Writer, Poem, The Oyez Review, Compass Rose, The Dirty Goat, The Spoon River Review, The Atlanta Review, and The Distillery. She has also been published in The Red Wheelbarrow for the past four years. Zorida is an active member of The Red Wheelbarrow Poets and reads frequently in Bergen County, NJ, and in New York City.


Tony Puma’s career in sales/marketing/advertising, and public relations have influenced his poetry style, being less abstract and more to-the-point.  Tony has degrees from New York University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He is a member of various poetry groups including: Italian-American Writers Assn., Red Wheelbarrow Poets, Sussex NJ Writers Roundtable, Poets House (NYC), South Mountain Poets,  and the Hudson Valley ‘Poets-on-the-Loose’. His view of life is through theprism of poetry;seeing, hearing, and feeling, trying to capture emotions and relate to them via words. His poems have been featured in a variety of publications. Visit his blog

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