Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
Brownstone Poets presents Daniela Gioseffi, Mike Jurkovic, and Bertha Rogers on Saturday, August 6, 2016 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.
Saturday, August 6, 2016 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
R to Court Street
4 or to 5 Borough Hall
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$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
Daniela Gioseffi, eco-activist and editor of Eco-Poetry.org, is an American Book Award winning author of 16 books of poetry and prose. She’s presented her poems for NPR, BBC and on the Poet & The Poem radio show of The Library of Congress, N.E.A. Her verse is etched in marble on a wall of PENN Station NY with that of Walt Whitman. She’s won two grant awards in poetry from The NY State Council for the Arts and the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry. Her 6th volume of poetry is, Blood Autumn. Her women’s studies classic, Women on War: International Writings has been in print for over 25 years, and On Prejudice: A Global Perspective won a World Peace Award presented at the U.N. She published three novels and won a Robert Frost Foundation Award, 2015. Info. at Gioseffi.com or AuthorandActivist.com.
Bertha Rogers is a poet, teaching artist, and founding director of Bright Hill Press and Literary Center in New York’s Catskills. More than 400 of her poems have been published in literary journals and anthologies and in collections, including Heart Turned Back (Salmon Poetry, Ireland), Sleeper, You Wake, The Fourth Beast, and A House of Corners. Her translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf was published in 2000; her translation of the Anglo-Saxon Riddle-Poems, Uncommon Creatures, Singing Things, is forthcoming. She has received grants and awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland, Caldera, Jentel, and others.
Mike Jurkovic’s poems and music criticism have appeared/are forthcoming globally but have generated no reportable income. First full collection, smitten by harpies (Lion Autumn Press, 2016). Second chapbook, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010) Anthologies include: WaterWrites and Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007), Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). VP, Calling All Poets in Beacon, NY. Producer of CAPSCASTS, recordings from Calling All Poets, available at www.callingallpoets.net. Music features, interviews and CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine and the Van Wyck Gazette. www.mikejurkovic.com. He loves Emily most of all.