More AVOCET News

More AVOCET News


More Patricia Carragon Haiku AVOCET News:

1- The Weekly Avocet Issue #109, January 14, 2015
I share the space with Mary Jo Balistreri, Charles Portolano, and more.

homeless Christmas trees
slowly decorate
icy city streets

2- The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Winter 2015
Barbara Hantman, Charles Potolano, and more are in this issue.

nighttime silhouettes
naked branches shadow dance
behind blinds

winter twilight
the last leaf
clings to the branch

my maple tree
stripped down
to its “fig leaf”


like confectioners sugar
on Christmas cookies
snowflakes on pine cones


DuEwa Frazier and Amy Barone Join the Staff of Brownstone Poets

DuEwa Frazier and Amy Barone Join the Staff of Brownstone Poets

Let’s give a warm Brownstone “Welcome” to the new members of the Brownstone PoetsTeam:

DuEwa Frazier: Publishing Adviser. We plan to go a new route this year.






DuEwa Frazier is a poet, author, writer, and speaker.  She was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.  She is the author of the newly released young adult novel Deanne in the Middle (2014). DuEwa is also the author of Goddess Under the Bridge: Poems (2013), Ten Marbles and a Bag to Put Them In: Poems for Children (2010), Stardust Tracks on a Road (2005), and Shedding Light From My Journeys (2002). She is the editor and publisher of the NAACP Image Award nominated (in Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry) anthology, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees (July 2006), featuring the work of fifty internationally/nationally known women poets.



Amy Barone: Assistant Editor. Amy joins the Editorial Staff (Cindy Hochman, Karen Neuberg, and Brenda J. Gannam).


amy barone








Amy Barone’s new chapbook Kamikaze Dance was published by Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in CityLitRag, First Literary Review-East, Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Maintenant, Philadelphia Poets and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, among other publications. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age.  Her first book, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing. A board member of the Italian American Writers Association, she co-organizes and promotes their monthly readings in New York City.  She belongs to PEN America Center and the Brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem.

Love Happens at the New York Poetry Forum






Saturday, February 14 from 2 to 5:30ish p.m.

Patricia Carragon

with Edward Fisher and Marvin Goldfarb
The New York Poetry Forum

Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’ & Airmen’s Club

283 Lexington Avenue (between East 36th & 37th Sts)
New York, NY 10016

Subway: 6 to 33rd Street

Open Mic

$4 for Members, $5 for Non-members

Hosted by Daniel Fernandez

The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Book Events




The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Book Events
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series

Saturday, February 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201
Limited Open Mic

Free Admission —
limited open mic
SUBWAYS: 2 or 3 to Clark St., R to Court St., A or C to High St., 4 or 5 to Borough Hall
Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope
267 Seventh Ave.
Park Slope, NY 11215
Free Admission — NO OPEN MIC unless time permits!

SUBWAYS: F or G to Seventh Ave., D, R, N to 9th