Happy Meoween Haiku on Haikuniverse

Happy Meoween Haiku from Patricia Carragon

haiku by Patricia Carragon for October 31, 2015

eyes of the cat witch
hypnotize her devotees
cuteness wins more treats

HAPPY MEOWEEN!

WHAT A NICE SURPRISE AFTER A KILLER WORKOUT.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR HAIKU OR MICRO-POEMS TO THIS AWESOME WEBSITE.

Cynthia Toronto Tribute, Friday, November 13

Cynthia Toronto Tribute, Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m.

 
 
 
Cynthia Toronto was an amazing friend, as well as a multi-talented, caring, and cultured person. She would set the stage on fire with her performance poetry. It was an honor to have her feature for my Brownstone Poets Reading Series. 
I moved to Bensonhurst in June 2014 and Cynthia would have loved to have seen my new place. But due to her health and packing for her move to California, it was impossible for her to visit. She would have loved my new digs more than my former residence in Flushing, Queens. 
Cynthia was the kind of friend who didn’t mind traveling the extra distance to visit me in Flushing. She was so kind to join me at Flushing Manor Nursing Home to say hello to my Mom.
I miss Cynthia and appreciate the time I’ve spent with her. Friendship is a gift—its value will never tarnish with time.  
 
I hope you can join us for this beautiful tribute for this awesome spitfire and multi-talented redhead:
 
 
STARK REALITY OPEN MIC
presents
A TRIBUTE TO
CYNTHIA TORONTO
@ THE ROYAL THEATRE
THE PRODUCER’S CLUB
 
FRIDAY,
NOVEMBER 13th
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7:00 SIGN UP
 
A TRIBUTE TO CYNTHIA TORONTO, 
the amazing POET/TEACHER/ACTRESS/WRITER
PERFORMANCE ARTIST!
 
Hosted by Patricia Carragon, Viviana Grell and Ronnie Norpel
Special guests plus an open mic!
 

STARK REALITY OPEN MIC@

ROYAL THEATRE @ THE
THE PRODUCER’S CLUB,
358 W. 44th St., NYC 10036
(between 8th and 9th ave.)
SUBWAYS: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, E, C, N, R, S, Q to TIMES SQUARE

(646) 270-8824

 
7:00 p.m.  SIGN UP 
POETS, MUSICIANS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, PERFRORMANCE ARTISTS, 
BRING YOUR WORDS, SONGS, MEMORIES, STORIES 
FOR THIS SPECIAL NIGHT!

Highlights from the First Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Reading

Highlights from the First Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading

Hello Poets and Friends,

We had an exciting day of poetry and a beautiful memorial for Bob Hart. A true celebration for the written and spoken word in Brooklyn Heights. It didn’t rain on “our parade” on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Instead, it showered words and friendship amongst peers and lovers of poetry. In spite of some cancellations, we had a full house in the back room of the Park Plaza Restaurant.

I want to thank William D. Hart and his wife, Daphne Hawkins (the family of Bob Hart), and Bruce Weber and Joanne Pagano Weber for participating in this moving memorial.

A shoutout to following Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology contributors for sharing their words:

Austin Alexis
Babette Albin
Bob Heman
Brenda J. Gannam
Cindy Hochman
Demetrius Daniel
Edi Holley
Elliot Abosh
Erica Mapp
Ernest K. Woodley
Evie Ivy
John J. Trause
Karen Neuberg
Linda Lerner
Mireya Pérez
Noel David Cohen
Ptr Kozlowski
Ron Kolm
Rosalie Calabrese
Su Polo
Zev Torres

Thank you Fred Simpson for your Open Mic participation.

Thank you Ptr Kozlowski, Karen Neuberg, and Linda Lerner for taking most of these photos.

Hope to see you at the Second Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Reading at Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope on Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.

REMINDER: Brevitas Annual Festival of the Short Poem, Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.

REMINDER:

Brevitas Annual Festival of the Short Poem

Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery

New York, NY 10012

Subways:

F to Second Avenue

4, 6 to Bleecker Street

B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette

brevitas, an online community of over 50 poets, will hold its annual Festival of the Short Poem on Marathon Sunday where the group’s members read their best original poems of the year, which are also projected; the new brevitas Anthology is unveiled; books are signed; and literary fun ensues. Poet and poetry advocate Ed Hirsch is this year’s guest poet and will read from his prolific collection. Poet, humorist, and cartoonist Flash Rosenberg will host. The reading concludes with a Short Poem (14 lines or less) Open Mic for guests.
TICKETS: $10, includes complimentary brevitas Anthology 2015

REMINDER: Evie Ivy’s Dance of the Word, Friday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at Cornelia Street CafeCoe

REMINDER: Evie Ivy’s Dance of the Word, Friday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at Cornelia Street Cafe

REMINDER:

Join us for Evie Ivy’s Dance of the Word 
A Halloween Harvest of Dance, Poetry, and Music
 
Friday, October 30, 2015  from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
MC: Alan Baxter
 
Poets: Amy Barone, Mary Askin-Jencsik, Patricia Carragon, Mark Johnson, Anthony Moscini, Bob Heman, Gordon Gilbert, Yi Wu
 

Dancers: Evie Ivy, Sword Dancer: Cleopatra Amaris

Musicians: Jazz Pianist: Paul Knopf,

Special Presentation: Len Vretholm



The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
Greenwich Village, NY – 10014
212-989-9319
 
Subways: A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th Street
1 to Christopher Street -Sheridan Sq.

Bear Creek Haiku Poetry Publication Announcement

What an unexpected surprise tonight.  My Tama Haiku was published on Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot under Starlight Poetry, along with Chase, Karla Linn Merrifield, Charlie Mekroff,Dennis Rhodes, and  aya daryl nielsen. Please check out the page and submit.

http://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2015/10/starlight-poetry.html

http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/old_cat_gossip
Tama the cat was the stationmaster at Kishi Station on the Kishigawa Line in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan from 2007 to 2015.  She saved this small railway from financial ruin. She passed away on June 22, 2015 from heart failure. She was 16 years old. Tama was honored and enshrined at a nearby Shinto cat shrine as a goddess in August 2015. 

Reminder: First Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Event, Sat, 10/24 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

Brownstone Poets,
Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005,
is Proud to Present:
First Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Event

 
THE BROWNSTONE POETS
cover design: Bob Heman

2015 ANTHOLOGY

The Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series

Saturday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m. Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201

Free Admission — 
open mic 
 

Please come and enjoy the poetry written by the poets who have made Brownstone Poets a lively and diverse Brooklyn poetry reading series. The anthologies are filled with assorted poems and photographs and are selling for $7 per copy.

 Bob Hart will be remembered.
 
List of Contributors Who are Planning to Read and the List is Growing:
 
Austin Alexis
Babette Albin
Bob Heman
Brenda J. Gannam

Cindy Hochman

Edi Holley
Elliot Abosh
Erica Mapp
Ernest K. Woodley
Evie Ivy
John J. Trause
Karen Neuberg
Linda Lerner
Mary Askin-Jencsik 
Mireya Perez
Noel David Cohen

Patricia Carragon

Ptr Kozlowski
Ron Kolm
Rosalie Calabrese
Su Polo
Susan H. Maurer
Zev Torres

Brevitas Poets, Gil Fagiani, Ron Kolm, and Olivia Wu, Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
 
Brownstone Poets presents Brevitas Poets, Gil Fagiani, Ron Kolm, and Olivia WuSaturday, November 7, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry
grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:
Gil Fagiani
Ron Kolm
Olivia Wu
Saturday, November 7, 2015 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

R to Court Street


4 or  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates. Hop Stop will no longer be available after October.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html


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

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

BIOS:

 


Gil Fagiani is an independent scholar, translator, essayist, short story writer, and poet. His latest books are Stone Walls (Bordighera Books, 2014), which focuses on his relationship with his father growing up in Stamford, Connecticut in the ’50s and ’60, and Logos (Guernica Editions, 2015), which is set in a drug treatment program in the South Bronx in the early ’70s. Gil co-hosts the Italian American Writers’ Association’s monthly readings in Manhattan. Last year, he was the subject of a New York Times article by David Gonzalez, “A Poet Mines Memories of Drug Addiction.”

Ron Kolm is a founding member of the Unbearables. He is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin and the Editor of the Evergreen Review. Ron is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy andSuburban Ambush. A collection of his short stories, Duke & Jill, has just been published by Unknown Press. He’s had work in Hobo Camp Review, Have A NYC 3, the Too Much anthology, The Otter, andThe Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Ron’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been cataloged in the Fales Collection as part of the Downtown Writers Group.
 
 
Olivia Wu’s poems have appeared in Aberration Labyrinth, Shen Jiang Weekly, and First Literary Review-East .  She is a member of Brevitas.  She is part of Poetry Society of America’s poetry workshop.  Olivia resides in Manhattan.

Evie Ivy’s Dance of the Word, Friday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at the Cornelia Street Cafe

Evie Ivy’s Dance of the Word, Friday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at the Cornelia Street Cafe

Join us for Evie Ivy’s Dance of the Word 
A Halloween Harvest of Dance, Poetry, and Music
 
Friday, October 30, 2015  from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
MC: Alan Baxter
 
Poets: Amy Barone, Mary Askin-Jencsik, Patricia Carragon, Mark Johnson, 
Bob Heman, Gordon Gilbert, Yi Wu, and more
 
Dancers: Evie Ivy, Sword Dancer: Cleopatra Amaris
Musicians: to be announced
 
The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
Greenwich Village, NY – 10014
212-989-9319
$15 at the door plus a free drink
 
Subways: A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th Street
1 to Christopher Street -Sheridan Sq.