Dance of the Word: Celebrating Summer


Join us on Saturday, August. 2nd at 6 P.M., for

DANCE OF THE WORD: Celebrating Summer

The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St.

(between Bleecker & W. 4th St.), NYC- 10014

Alan Baxter, MC

$15 admission includes a free drink

A, F, B, E, D to W. 4th St./#1 to Christopher St.

David Elsasser         Mindy Matijasevic

Peggy Fitzgerald        Patricia Carragon

Eugene Ring       Madeline Artenberg

Paul Knopf – jazz pianist

Cleopatra Amaris performing a sword dance and other dances.

Paul Knopf will collaborate with Evie Ivy

in a belly dance/Spanish fan dance fusion of “Granada.”

The poem to be danced to will be “Memories of a Summer” by Mary Askin-Jencsik,

from The Venetian Hour poetry anthology.


Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez at Cafe Dada, Tues, 8/19 at 7:30 p.m.

Happy Late Summer from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.  We are back with poetry and prose. From the Brooklyn Bridge to the The Verrazano- Narrows Bridge, the heat is on and poetry is hot in the city.

Brownstone Poets presents Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez on Tuesday, August 19 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:

Madeline Artenberg
Mireya Perez

Tuesday, August 19, 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

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


Before falling for poetry, Madeline Artenberg was a photojournalist and street theatre performer.   Her poems have appeared in many publications, such as Caprice, Vernacular and Rattle.  Madeline won Lyric Recovery and Poetry Forum prizes and was semi-finalist in the 2005 contest of Margie, The American Journal of Poetry. In 2006, Rogue Scholars Press published Awakened:  poems by Madeline Artenberg and poems by Iris N. Schwartz.  A two-act play, The Old In-and-Out, based on her poetry and that of Karen Hildebrand, directed by Kat Georges, had a sold-out run in 2013.

mireya perez

Mireya Perez’s poetry searches for that “other voice” breaking through entrapment and oppression, the fragile markers to unearth more hidden voices. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, IRP Voices, among others.

Patricia Carragon at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe

Patricia Carragon at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe

pattie en route to bklyn











Bensonhurst’s Patricia Carragon 

is back and ready 

to share her poetry and prose 

this summer at 

Bluestockings and 

The Cornelia Street Cafe


Tuesday July 29th  from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike


Feature Writers: Patricia Carragon and Hilary Lustick


Bluestockings Bookstore

172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E. Houston


$5 suggested donation

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side


Open mike (for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 p.m. – 8 minute limit.  Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.




Take F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. 1 ½ block walk to the store.




Patrica Carragon’s work tends to be edgy and humorous, written by an outsider looking in.


Hilary Lustick’s work focuses on the human experience generally with a special focus on the weird and ironic vicissitudes that make it most meaningful. This will be her second reading at Bluestockings, the first having been as a contributor to Milk and Honey, an anthology of women’s lesbian poetry.




Saturday, August 2nd from 6 8 p.m.

DANCE OF THE WORD:  Celebrating Summer


The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (between Bleecker  and W. 4th St.) NYC- 10014


$15 admission includes a drink



A, F, B, E, D to W. 4th St.

#1 to Christopher St. 


Alan Baxter,  MC




David Elsasser 

Mindy Matijasevic

Peggy Fitzgerald

Patricia Carragon

Eugene Ring

Madeline Artenberg


Paul Knopf – jazz pianist

Cleopatra Amaris with a sword dance, and other dances


Paul Knopf legendary jazz pianist will collaborate with Evie Ivyin a belly dance/Spanish fan dance fusion of  “Granada.”


The poem to be danced to will be  “Memories of a Summer” by Mary Askin-Jencsik,from “The Venetian Hour” poetry anthology.