Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
Brownstone Poets presents Bernard Block and Friends—Peter Blaxill and Joe Lobell, December 5, 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:
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
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
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.
$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
Bernard Block published four chapbooks in the 1980s: The Quest; Prometheus Returns; Portraits; and To Music. Born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Bernard attended Cornell University and Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Literature. He hitch-hiked to California in 1965 and lived in the Haight-Ashbury through 1967 where he gave poetry readings at the I and Thou Coffee Shop, City Lights Bookstore and anti-Vietnam war demonstrations. He returned to NYC and studied with the poet Colette Inez in the mid ’70s. Recently he has featured at all the major spoken-word venues in NYC. In August 2014 he was invited to feature in Laugharne, South Wales in celebration of the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth. Bernard curates and hosts the Series “From Whitman to Ginsberg” at Cornelia St. Café. There have been 12 editions of this Series; the most recent was presented on September 25, 2015. All 12 editions were videotaped and can be accessed on his YouTube Channel. He has had 23 poems published in the prestigious European on-line literary journal, Levure Littéraire, #8 and #9.
Peter Blaxill is a retired theater professional, having worked on both sides of the footlights. As an actor he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway. The Kennedy Center in DC, extensively in Regional Theater, Summer Stock, you name it. He studied poetry with William Packard, Pearl London, Colette Inez, David Trinidad, and several others. He’s been featured in the poetry scene around town at The Cornelia Street Cafe, Su Polo’s Saturn series, Mike Graves’s Phoenix Series, and has been an Open-Mic Gypsy at Rimes of The Ancient Mariner for many months now. His poetry can be found in the Riverside Anthology, The Jefferson Market Anthology, and he has had poems published in The New York Quarterly.
Joe Lobell, Poet, Playwright Performer: multiple appearances at the Nuyorican Café, including the Proofrock Festival, Knitting Factory, and numerous other venues. Combines Urban Poetry with rock jazz and performance. Collaborated with Jazz Musician, Conductor Composer, Butch Morris on Musical Theatre Play “Fire” produced by the Medicine Show Theatre. Also with Contrabassist and Jazz Composer Joe Gallant. Performed at Numerous venues with Blues Musician Popa Chubby and collaborated with him on Poetry/Blues Play “City Opus” produced at Medicine Show, as well as producing “City Opus” Blues Rock Poetry CD with (now known as) Popa Chubby. Returning to poetry and theatre after long hiatus.