Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada

Brownstone Poets presents Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) on Tuesday, March 18 at 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:

Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m.  sign up at 7:15 p.m.

Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-622-2800

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.

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + food/drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

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Born in Boston, poet Alessandra Francesca has been inspired by a range of artists, from T.S. Eliot to Humphrey Bogart, and her family feared she would run off to New York since before she could walk. She can be found mumbling poetry to herself on the L train and her work will strike you with its raw honesty and lasting poignancy. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) A product of the streets of South Philadelphia, he obtained his deviant perspective on life listening to Jean Shepherd on WOR radio back in the ‘50s.  He fled Philly at seventeen, served in the military, has been an actor, hairstylist, stoner, janitor, writer, drifter, recording engineer, poet, traveling salesman, barfly, banker, biker, announcer, mail-order minister, photographer, and “Computer Guru”.  He came to NY City in ’68, joined the Hippie pilgrimage to St. Marks Place, and never left.  He’s attended too many schools to mention, blown several scholarships, and   studied nearly everything, without ever attaining a degree in anything. His self-published websites “Ancient Mariner Tales” and “Confessions of A Repeat Offender” offer bored web surfers a glimpse into his futile search for self-discovery and meaning.  He can be found downtown, regularly spinning yarns and telling tall tales at Mike Geffner’s Inspired Word, Barnes & Noble, Black & White Bar, great weather for Media @ Parkside Lounge, Kairos Poetry Café, Cornelia Street Café, and anywhere else that will tolerate him. www.AncientMarinerTales.com.

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin at Park Plaza Sat, 3/1 at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, 3/1 at 2:30 p.m.

 

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Brownstone Poets presents Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin Saturday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. 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:

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin
Saturday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900

Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,

4 or  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

http://www.hopstop.com/

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

 
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Austin Alexis won the 20th Annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for Privacy Issues, published by Lotus Press of Detroit and distributed by Wayne State University Press. The final judge for the contest was Poet Laureate Emeritus of California, Al Young. Austin’s second chapbook, For Lincoln & Other Poems (Poets Wear Prada), was a Small Press Review “Pick of the Month.” His short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, The Arts Cure, Six Sentences, The Journal, The Writer and others. One of his plays was selected for the Samuel French Short Plays Festival. He has been a writing fellow at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and received scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center.
 

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Lorraine Conlin is a U.S. Customs broker at JFK Airport and an avid writer. She is on the staff of Performance Poets Association, hosting at Sip This and at the Bellmore Bean Café. She hosts “Tuesdays with Poetry for Poets in Nassau and is a staff member of The Bards Initiative. When not hosting, she attends workshops and attends and photographs poetry readings. Lorraine’s short stories and poems have been published in anthologies, newspapers and online publications and is working on her first poetry collection. Writing is her ‘Prozac”.  Lorraine is a breast cancer survivor and “a student of life”.

January Publications Happy Lunar Year

Happy Lunar New Year!
 

The Year of the Horse


 

 


Happy to announce that I have more publication news for January:

1- My prose piece, “The Last Supper,” is on page 48 in Issue #25 of Tribe Media Arts Magazine (UK) with other writers, Christopher Barnes and Tim Allen.  This is a classy arts zine with fabulous photography and artwork. 

https://readymag.com/u81179674

2- The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry Winter 2014 ( Barbara Hantman is also in this issue) accepted the following Haiku

gentle snowfall
            beauty comes 
                        before the slush
 
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winter solstice
            raindrops dressed
                        in white crystal
 
winter solstice
            snowflakes dance
                        on barren trees
 
winter solstice
            a dark year
comes to an end 
 
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snowflakes
            soften a year of loss
                        winter teardrops
 
 3- The Weekly Avocet #59
 
 
snowflakes congregate
inside sidewalk cracks
January chill




The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Event at Barnes and Noble Park Slope , Tues, 2/25 at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from  

Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. 

 
Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope
267 Seventh Ave.
Park Slope, NY 11215
NO OPEN MIC unless time permits!

Free Admission  


SUBWAYS:

F or G to Seventh Ave.

D, R, N to 9th St.
 
 
List of Contributors so far:

AUSTIN ALEXIS

 
BERNARD BLOCK
BRENDA J. GANNAM
CYNTHIA TORONTO
DIANE BLOCK
ELYZSABETH AHNE
ERNEST K. WOODLEY
JOHN BARRALE
JOHN A. TODRAS
JOSEPH C. REBIS, JR.
KEISHA-GAYE ANDERSON
LARISSA SHMAILO
MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK
MAX NEMEROVSKY
MICHAEL SCHWARTZ
MINDY MATIJASEVIC
MIREYA PEREZ
PATRICIA CARRAGON
PHILIP BEITCHMAN
PUMA PERL
RICHARD LEVINE
SUSAN MAURER
VALERIE CONTI
VELEZ MOORE
 
 
 
 
And more to come . . . STAY TUNED!
 
If you are part of this anthology and would like your name to be added, please contact Patricia Carragon at  
 
pcarragon@gmail.com