David McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh, and John J. Trause on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada



Brownstone Poets presents David McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh, and John J. Trause on Tuesday, May 20 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:

David McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh and John J. Trause

Tuesday, May 20, 2013

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


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







David McLoghlin, a poet from Ireland, lives in Windsor Terrace since 2012. He is an M.F.A. candidate at NYU’s Creative Writing Program. His first collection, Waiting For Saint Brendan, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=266&a=227. David’s work is forthcoming in the United States in Harper’s Ferry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Natural Bridge, Black Lawrence Press, and has been published in the USA by the Hopkins Review, Eire-Ireland, Prick of the Spindle, and has appeared in journals of note in Ireland. He has previously read at McNally Jackson, Franklin Park Reading Series, Freerange Nonfiction, Earshot, as well as in venues in Spain, Ireland, and elsewhere in the United States.



Eamon Loingsigh, pronounced Lynch, is the author of the novella An Affair of Concoctions and the poetry collection Love and Maladies. Most recently Light of the Diddicoy, the first book in the Auld Irishtown trilogy was published on St. Patrick’s Day, 2014 via Three Rooms Press. His family is from Brooklyn, New York and he lived on Vernon Avenue inBedford-Stuyvesant where he researched the Brooklyn-Irish neighborhood once called Irishtown.


John J. Trause Headstand 2 (EDM_0014A_edited-1)











John J. Trause, Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala, 2012); Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including the artists’ periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, and the avant-garde journal Offerta Speciale.  Founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J. and former curator of its monthly reading series, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2009 – 2011, 2013).


More April Publication News–The Weekly Avocet #70





Although I’m having terrible and expensive printer issues that I hope to rectify later on, plus going thru the hell of shredding old papers and tossing family stuff out to local thrift shops or my brother, I have some good news to share:

My haiku is in the Weekly Avocet #70

maple trees in limbo

           March winds

                       can’t forget winter



Very pleased that I’m in this issue with George Held, Robert Muelller, and more. Congrats!

April Publication News- Home Planet News Online Issue 1


Honored to have my two poems, “Humoresque” and “The Ghost,” in the Home Planet News Online Issue 1 at


along with the following poets:

Donald Lev
Linda Lerner
Daniela Gioseffi
Frank Murphy
Lyn Lifshin
Brian Liston
Tony Dash
Christine A. Gruber
George Snedeker
Mike Jurkovic
Tim Suermondt
Caryn LL Gottlieb
Alan Semerdjian
Chris Butters
Sean E. O’Connor
Jens Magnussen
Walter Worden
rd coleman
Bob McNeil
Lea Diaz
Alan Catlin
David Hernandez
Teresa Cosa


And let’s give a shout out to the fiction writers in this issue as well:


Thaddeus Rutkowski

Robert Roth

Matthew Paris

Phillip Kuan 


For the entire issue, click on:


Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino and Cindy Hochman at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino, and Cindy Hochman, Saturday, May 3 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:

Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino, and Cindy Hochman, Saturday, May 3 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  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:


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

Curated by Patricia Carragon







The Poet & The Sea .








Baron James Ashanti’s literary career began in 1965 with readings at the County Cullen Branch of the Library in Harlem, and he began to publish nationally in 1966.  His work has since appeared in Europe, Afrika, and Asia. He is listed in Who’s Who in The World; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Education; Who’s Who in America-Editors; Writers and Poets; Who’s Who in North American Poetry; The International Who’s Who in Poetry; The International Writer and Author’s Who’s Who and The Poets and Writer’s Directory. During the Black Arts Movement (1965-1974) he developed into a Writer/Activist, preferring not to pontificate on the side-lines but to steer on a course of 13 straight years political action.











Erika Dagnino, Italian poet, writer, performer, has contributed to literary and music magazines. She has published prose and poetry books, and produced CDs in Italy, England, and California. She has a strong relationship with the free jazz musical world, especially in New York. www.erikadagnino.it.












Cindy Hochman is the founder of Harrison/Hochman “100 Proof” (copyediting services) and the editor-in-chief of the online journal First Literary Review-East.  Her recent and upcoming poetry publications include: the New York Quarterly, Lips, MonkeyBicycle, CLWN WR, Arsenic Lobster, and Pirene’s Fountain. She is on the book review staff of Pedestal Magazine and also writes reviews for Home Planet News, great weather for MEDIA, and New Mirage Journal. She is grateful to Patricia for giving her the opportunity to read for you today and most honored to be featuring with her “Italian sister,” Erika Dagnino.