Jay Chollick and Su Polo at Cafe Dada, Tues, 9/16 at 7:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Jay Chollick and Su Polo, Tuesday, September 16 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:

Jay Chollick
Su Polo

Tuesday, September 16, 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



















Jay Chollick: The word’s most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferablein print; bookish in slim volumes: Colors; American Vesuvius; FiveO The Stately Poems; prizes & awards but not the bluest ribbons; big mouth on the radio; a tv pipsqueak, for which only his one hand claps.















Su Polo is a multitalented artist.  A native New Yorker, she is a writer of stories and poems, singer/songwriter with guitar and dulcimer, Jazz vocalist, photographer, painter, sculptor, computer graphic artist, and created her website at supolo.com. Her book of poems and stories, Turning Stones, is available at St. Marks Books.  She is the founder and host of the Saturn Series poetry reading in it’s 20th year every Monday at Cafe Mania . Su is also the set designer for the last 7 years of this New Years Day Poetry Extravaganza.


Memorial Service for Bob Hart Saturday 8/30 at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial Service for Bob Hart Saturday 8/30 at 1:30 p.m.














Our dear friend and poet, Bob Hart,  passed away last week.  He was 85 years old, but his lively spirit and dance moves could outdo those more than half his age.  Bob featured for me back on January 5, 2013 with Bruce Weber and Joanne Pagano Weber as part of The No Chance Ensemble team. It was a fun event for everyone.  Bob’s poem, A Longer Shorter Comedy, is in the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology.  I plan to do a special memorial section for him in the 2015 anthology.



There will be a non-denominational funeral service for Bob Hart:


Saturday, August 30, at 1:30 p.m.


The Scientology Church


65 East 82 St., between Park and Madison


New York, NY 10028


If you have any questions, please call Eden at 212-288-1526.


I wish I could go, but I’m scheduled to work that day.


Every poem is a gift from the poet’s heart.  Bob Hart had a heart filled with poetry.  I have posted his poem from the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology below.  Please read, enjoy, and share his gift.



midway this trip

beginning with one and

ending with another nothing;

bubbling in the wakings of

sensation’s edgy finding of

the light and morbid substance of infinitude

we who met (or not met at all) are amazed

in our urging or purging round this fountain cup

of bright and dim variety

how many (or few) exuding life’s vibrancy

we find in this contriving of eternity

midway my trip or midway our trip

so many steep concavities

of sloping in and climbing out—

the filling of the dark green living leaf

with freezing white (whose eye of ice

will weep a different beauty in the spring)

midway like sun and blossom   hope and help

close with opening we sanctify or vilify each other—


weaving forever as substance sublime

or else a void to avoid.

—Bob Hart

Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, Anoek van Praag at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat 9/6 at 2:30 p.m.

Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, Anoek van Praag at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 9/6 at 2:30 p.m.


Brownstone Poets presents Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, and Anoek van Praag 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:

Evie Ivy
Max Nemerovsky
Anoek van Praag
Saturday, September 6,  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




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Evie Ivy’s “Dance of the Word,” dance and poetry programs have been seen at Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia Street Café, Tribesgallery, others. She has three chapbooks out, including “Selected Cinquains,” (Grey Book Press), a book, “The First Woman Who Danced”—poems based on her life as a dancer.  Her poetry appears in such websites as First Literary Review East, Levure Litteraire, etc. She hosts the long running Green Pavilion Poetry Event, whose second anthology “The Venetian Hour,” was recently released.  Evie’s a vegetarian, she loves animals, not because of her health. She takes care of three cats, four delightful goldfish.












Max Nemerovsky has published five chapbooks and is in several anthologies. His poetry has been heard on radio. He has been featured at the Nuyorican Poets Café, Nomad’s Choir, Green Pavilion, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Emanu-El, The Guild for the Blind, and Composers, Authors and Artists of America.













Born in The Netherlands, Anoek van Praag earned degrees in counseling and a teachers degree in the performing arts. Presently she teaches trauma and abuse and chronic pain She is a licensed massage therapist and has a private practice in Manhattan. Anoek began writing poetry and studying dance at a very early age. She writes and reads in many languages. Her poems have been published and can be found on YouTube.