Jack E. Cooper and Mindy Matijasevic Read at Cafe Dada on Tues, 10/16 at 7 p.m.

The Brownstone Poets presents:

Jack E. Cooper and Mindy Matijasevic

Tuesday, October 16

Starts at 7 p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.
Café Dada
57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217

2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.


$4 donation + food/drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon







John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper loved hopscotch, especially, when quite young; loosely configured lines, in particular, which he doted on carving himself from the pavement with chalk. Choosing the stone, its incalculable toss and anarchic landing, problematical constraint on advance, and, of course, attempting anything—standing on one leg—all, contributed to the challenge experience has induced scarce reason for him since, now quite older, to abandon strategy. He translated Wax Women, poems in French, published in Paris in 1985, to which the legendary Gotham Book Mart in New York dedicated full-window display. Ten, previewing his “aphorithms,” recently appeared. Click.

Mindy Matijasevic writes poetry, prose, and her original stand-up comedy material. She is listed with Poets & Writers. Her work has appeared in numerous print and on-line publications. Mindy shares her evenings at poetry readings in her blog Get Your Poem On at http://getyourpoemon.wordpress.com/ where she hopes you will drop by often. Additionally, she is part of seven women, who work in comedy in some capacity, who make up She So Funny. Mindy Matijasevic is your Tuesday “She” where she shares true stories, sometimes humorous, sometimes not, but always intriguing. http://www.shesofunny.org/2012/08/my-penis-free-era.html?spref=fb Feel free to make contact at either blog or on Facebook.


The Unbearables vs. The Feminists in Low-Cut Blouses Reading

The Unbearables vs. The Feminists in Low-Cut Blouses Reading

Saturday, September 29, 2012  from 7 to 10 p.m.

100,000 Poets for Change featuring Madeline Artenberg, Stephanie Berger, Bernard Block, Stephen Boyer, Lee Ann Brown, Patricia Carragon, Steve Dalachinsky, Bonny Finberg, Rob Hardin, Bob Holman, Patricia Spears Jones, Ron Kolm, Tsaurah Litzky, Elizabeth Macklin, Jane Ormerod, Yuko Otomo, Annie Pluto, Jill Rapaport, Audrey Roth, Thad Rutkowski, Sarah Sarai, Tom Savage, Susan Scutti, Larissa Shmailo, Sparrow, Carl Watson, Carol Wierzbicki, Chavisa Woods, Susan Yung, and Jordan Zinovich

A Gathering of The Tribes

(212) 674-3778


 F train to 2nd Ave

Publications and Book Reviews

I’m behind on a lot of stuff since my move to Flushing and dealing with health issues with my mom, so here it goes:



1-Baby Bump is up on Sketchbook’s Haiku Thread for May/June Editor’s Choice:


along with poems from John Daleiden and others.



2-MÖBIUS, The Poetry Magazine accepted my poem Network for the 30th Anniversary issue.



3-First Literary Review-East posted Open Space for the September 2012 issue along with poems from Bob Heman, Lyn Lifshin, Ann Shalaski, Ed Stever, Maria Jacketti, Charles Pierre, BJ Muirhead, Linda Simone, Edi Holley, Michael Ceraolo, Sharon Anderson, Bill Glose, George Held, Mary Orovan, Eve Packer, Hope Koppelman, Angelo Verga, and Erika Dagnino.




4-My book reviews for Jason Schneiderman’s Striking Surface and Juanita Torrence-Thompson’s Talking With Stanley Kunitzare up on Gently Read Literature’s Summer Edition.  Wonderful books worth checking out!


Mark Fogarty and Timothy Gager at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 10/6 at 2 p.m.

Good News!
The Park Plaza Restaurant will be ready for
The Brownstone Poets and . . .  

Poetry Will Grow Again in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:

Mark Fogarty and Timothy Gager

Saturday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m.

at the newly renovated 

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:


Mark Fogarty is a poet, journalist, and musician from Rutherford, NJ.  He emcees the Red Wheelbarrow Poets reading series and is also managing editor of The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, a yearly anthology. He is the author of two books of poetry, Myshkin’s Blues and Peninsula, both from White Chickens Press.
Timothy Gager is the author of eight books of short fiction and poetry.  His ninth Anti-Social Network  (Red Neck Press) is due out very soon. He has hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month for the past eleven years and is the co-founder ofthe Somerville News Writers Festival.
His work has appeared over 250 times on-line and in print since 2007 and has also
appeared on National Public Radio. Nine have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.