A Summer Garden of Delight with Dance, Poetry, Music at Tribes, Sat, 8/31 at 7 p.m.



August 31, Sat., 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A Summer Garden of Delight with Dance, Poetry, Music
(A Dance of the Word Event)
Poets: George Spencer, Joshua Meander,
Patricia Carragon, Bob Heman
Robin Small-McCarthy, Cynthia Toronto
Special performance: Mindy Levokove
Classical guitarist: Hau C Le
Dancers: Evie Ivy, Nora
Sword Dancer: Cleopatra Amaris
& other performers
Tribes Garden
285 E. 3rd St., 2nd fl. (bet. Avenues C and D)
$15 at the door
(Refreshments will be available.)

Gregory Crosby and Sarah Sarai to Read at Cafe Dada on Tues, 9/17 at 7:30 p.m.



Brownstone Poets presents Gregory Crosby and Sarah Sarai on Tuesday, September 17 at the new time of 7:30 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.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Gregory Crosby and Sarah Sarai

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Starts at 7:30 p.m. (new time) – Sign up at 7:15 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




Gregory Crosby used to be an art critic, but then thought better of it. His poetry has appeared in several journals, including Court Green, Epiphany, Copper Nickel, Leveler, Ping Pong, & Rattle. In 2002, as a poetry consultant to the City of Las Vegas, he was instrumental in the creation of the Lewis Avenue Poets Bridge, a public art project in downtown Las Vegas. His dedicatory poem for the project, “The Long Shot,” was subsequently reproduced in bronze and installed in the park, and was included in the 2008 anthology Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State (University of Nevada Press). He is co-editor of the online poetry journal Lyre Lyre, and is currently co-curator of the long-running EARSHOT reading series. 


Sarah Sarai is the love child of a swimming pool and the Long Island Sound. Her poems are in Boston Review, Threepenny Review, POOL, Pank, Lyre Lyre, Ping Pong Journal (of the Henry Miller Memorial Library). They are in anthologies including Say It Loud: Poems About James Brown (Whirlwind) and Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress); in her collection, The Future Is Happy (BlazeVOX), and the chapbooks I Feel Good (Beard of Bees) and Emily Dickinson’s Coconut Face (Dusie Kollektiv). Her fiction is in Fairy Tale Review, Tampa Review, Homestead Review, and more. She reviews for The Rumpus and Lambda Literary; is contributing editor at The Writing Disorder; blogs at My 3,000 Loving Arms.

Poets George H. Northrup and Tom Oleszczuk to Read at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. 9/7 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents poets George H. Northrup and 
Tom Oleszczuk, September 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:

George H. Northrup and Tom Oleszczuk
Saturday, September 7 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




George H. Northrup
is President of the Fresh Meadows Poets in Queens, NY, Board member of the Society that selects the Nassau County Poet Laureate, former President of the NewYork State Psychological Association, and currently on the Council that governs the American Psychological Association.  Recent publications include First Literary Review—East, Generations, Long Island Quarterly, Möbius, The Poetry Magazine, Performance Poets Association Literary Review, The Buddhist Review, and The New York Times. He has attended workshops with Stephen Dunn, Laura McCullough, Mark Doty, and CK Williams and was an invited lecturer at the New York Poetry Forum (“How Poetry Cures,” May 12, 2012).  Website: http://www.georgehnorthrup.com/Poetry.html


A former college professor and university administrator,  

Tom Oleszczuk has published in small poetry journals in New York and elsewhere (New Press Literary Quarterly, Pivot, Poetalk, among others), and has had work in edited collections (including The Brownstone Poets Anthology and Lunch with the Muse). He has several chapbooks, including Time Off for Good Behavior and A Million Tons of Rubble. Several poems have appeared online, including roguescholars.com and First Literary Review-East. He has given numerous readings in the NYC area, hosted readings in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and edited broadsheets and anthologies. Tom now lives in Sag Harbor, with his wife Heidi and their four cats.