Rosalie Calabrese and George Spencer at Cafe Dada, Tues, 10/15 at 7:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Rosalie Calabrese and George Spencer on Tuesday, October 15 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:Rosalie Calabrese and George Spencer

Tuesday, October 15, 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
Subways: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


Rosalie Calabrese is a native New Yorker and management consultant for the arts whose poems have appeared in publications ranging from And Then to Cosmopolitan, Jewish Currents to Poetry New Zealand, as well as The New York Times and other newspapers, several anthologies (including the 1997 Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry) and on the Web. A writer of short stories and books and lyrics for musicals in addition to poetry and press releases, she is listed in the Poets & Writers Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, as well as various versions of Who’s Who.

George Spencer interviews poets and does documentaries about multi-media artists on Manhattan Neighborhood Network. A book of his poems, Unpious Pilgrim, was published by Fly By Night Press. Recent fiction is in Evergreen Review. Reason on the Run Press, (Quito, Ecuador), recently released a chappete of exquisite corpses, Molly and Me, about the last chapter of Joyces’ Ulysses. He just finished a feature film about Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Sade, and Sally Hemings. He is writing the script for a film about Flaubert in Egypt and is finishing a documentary about Nick Zedd, creator of The Cinema of Transgression.


Brownstone Poets presents Cynthia Atkins and Karen Neuberg, Saturday, October 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant


Brownstone Poets presents Cynthia Atkins and Karen Neuberg, October 5 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:

Cynthia Atkins and Karen Neuberg
Saturday, October 5 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 or 5 to Borough Hall
For more directions:

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon



Cynthia Atkins was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and received an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She is the author of Psyche’s Weather and a new collection, In the Event of Full Disclosure (CW, Wordtech, 2013). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Letters & Commentary, BOMB, Del Sol Review, Florida Review, Harpur Palate, Le Zaporogue, The Journal, North American Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, The Toronto Quarterly, and Verse Daily, among many others. Her poems were nominated for 2011 and 2012 Pushcart Prizes, and her awards and honors include, The New Voice Award from the Writer’s Voice, and fellowships from Bread Loaf and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Formerly, Atkins worked as assistant director for the Poetry Society of America, and also worked as artistic director for Writers@Jordan House. She is currently assistant professor of English at Virginia Western Community College. She lives on the Maury River of Rockbridge County, VA with her family. For more information, visit Cynthia at and….

Karen Neuberg lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the anthologies Child of My Child, A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, and Riverine as well as in online and print journals including Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, Levure Litterature, Memoir (and), Nassau Review, and Poets for Living Waters. Her chapbook, Detailed Still, was published by Poets Wear Prada. She’s a five-time Pushcart and a Best of the Net nominee, holds an MFA from the New School, and is associate editor of First Literary Review-East. Links to her work can be found at