Locust Valley Reading Sat, March 16 at 2 pm

Locust Valley Reading Sat March 16



Locust Valley Library Poetry Society 2013, almost Spring, series begins


Reading starts at 2pm and followed by open reading, plus snacks!

Locust Valley Library 170 Buckram Road Locust Valley, NY 11560 516-671-1837 Susan Goldberg, Director

Chris Nicola – 2012 winner of PPA haiku contest, has performed at Wyld Chyld, Best Bargain Books, Oceanside Library, Gallery 125 in Bellport, Sachem Library. Published in 2013 Haiku Calendar, Co-host: Performance Poets Association reading in Patchogue. Chris has produced the CD “Novus Digester”.

Patricia Carragon is a New York City writer and poet. Her publications include BigCityLit, Long Island Quarterly, MÖBIUS, The Poetry Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, and more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her latest book, The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. She is a member of Brevitas, a group dedicated to short poems. She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of the annual anthology. For more information, please check out her Web sites at and at

Hosted by Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), writer, small press publisher, and Turtle Islander. He hosts a weekly literary audio show, “Between the Lines.”

Open Reading follows

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

April 13 – Duane Esposito & Jeanne Marie Beaumont May 11 – Kathy Donnelly anthology


E.J. Antonio and Helen Peterson at Cafe Dada Tues, March 19 at 7 pm


The Brownstone Poets presents E.J. Antonio and Helen Peterson on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Café Dada.  Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

The Brownstone Poets presents:

E.J. Antonio and Helen Peterson

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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




E.J. Antonio is a 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a recipient of fellowships from the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Cave Canem Foundation. Her work has appeared online at, and has been published in various journals and magazines; including, African Voices Literary Magazine, Terra Incognita, Black Renaissance Noire, Mobius: The Poetry Magazine, The Encyclopedia Project, The Mom Egg, and One Word/Many Voices: A Bi-Lingual Poetry Anthology. Her first chapbook, Every Child Knows, was published in the fall of 2007 by the Premier Poets Chapbook Series, and her debut CD, Rituals in the marrow: Recipe for a jam session was released in the fall of 2010. –


Helen Peterson is a prizing-winning poet, storyteller and acclaimed Flamenco dancer. Born into a theatrical family in Cuba, her poetry reflects her origins, featuring poetry-dance fusion. Awards include: Mobius, The Poetry Magazine, 2012, Editor’s Choice Award; Pen and Brush long poem contest award, 2000 Geraldine Dodge Foundation residency in poetry at Provincetown’s Fine Arts Work Center, MA. Korea Society Fellowship for poetry in Korea. Publications include: Mobius, The Poetry Magazine, 30th Anniversary Edition—2012; U.S.Worksheets; Pivot; International Poetry Review, bilingual (Spanish). Performances include: one-woman shows combining poems, stories, Flamenco dance, song, castanets at Tri-State venues like Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC.

February Publications

February Publication Announcement

I’m happy to have been published on Mankh’s Haiku du Jour for February 24:

“In A Dream Butterflies And Yogis”


“Kisses Of Glass-Haibun” and “Look At Me”

are in of the first issue of Research Scholar, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dr. Jitendra Arolia’s e-journal from India. Austin Alexis and Valery Oisteanu are also in this issue.


Dear Poetry Peeps,

There will be no reading on Saturday, March 2 at Park Plaza Restaurant.  I need time to work on the Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology and get it into shape for my editorial staff, Cindy Hochman, Karen Neuberg, and Brenda Gannam to polish it up.  The Park Plaza Readings will return Saturday, April 6 with Maria Chisolm and Marilyn Thomas King.

We have 66 contributors. There are special sections and more photos.  Dennis Nurkse is our Guest Poet. Marianne Moore is our Brooklyn Poet from the past. The poetry and lives of 2012 Brownstone Poets Anthology Contributors Brant Lyon, Iris Berman, and Elizabeth Harrington, will be remembered in a special memorial section.  Their words will live on.

I promise that the finished product will be worth the wait.  I plan to publish by May 2013.

Karen Neuberg’s beautiful photo of the Brooklyn Bridge will grace the cover:


Brooklyn Bridge Shots 1-5-13 030

Yours in Poetry,

Patricia Carragon
Curator, Editor-in Chief
Brownstone Poets