Pen Women’s Workshop Reading at Pen American Center Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

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Proud to be one of the readers:

Pen Womens Workshop Reading at Pen American Center

TuesdayNovember 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Led by founder and director Ilsa Gilbert, and now in it’s 24th year,

the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop will present readings of original

work in poetry and prose featuring:
Ilsa Gilbert, Rosalie Calabrese, Bracha Nechama Bomze,

Patricia Carragon, Caroline Thomas, Marni Rice, Jan Castro,

Roberta Gould, Alice Jacoby, Anne Weichberger,

Maria Arrillagra, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, and more.

PEN American Center

588 Broadway #303

New York, NY 10012

Admission Free; Reception to follow

FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/787730638033948/

Subways:

 

D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette, 4, 6 to Bleecker St., R to Prince St.,E, A, C, to Spring St.

REMINDER: Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, Jay Chollick at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Patricia Carragon's Blog: Words Give Me the Will to Write

REMINDER:

Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, Jay Chollick at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, and Jay Chollick on Saturday, November 5, 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, November 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Concetta Abbate
Jan Castro
Jay Chollick
 


@ 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.

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Pre-order “Innocence” by Patricia Carragon from Finishing Line Press

Patricia Carragon's Blog: Words Give Me the Will to Write

There’s still time to pre-order your copy of my latest book, “Innocence,” 

             from Finishing Line Press


Advance sales for “Innocence” is through November 25, 2016. If interested, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering a copy. Advance sales will determine my pressrun.  Book release date is January 13, 2017.

It took love and courage to persevere in my craft. It took years for my craft to develop, and I’m proud of the results. 

I want to thank my family, friends, poets, etc., Without your support, my poetry wouldn’t be what it is today.  
 
 
PRE-ORDER PURCHASE SHIPS Jan. 13, 2017
If anyone has any trouble ordering, “Innocence”:
Finishing Line Press is accepting checks and money orders at:
Finishing Line Press
PO Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
Please send $(cost of book) + $2.99 shipping (per…

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Patricia Carragon November Events

Patricia Carragon November Events:

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Proud to be one of the readers:

Pen Womens Workshop Reading at Pen American Center

Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Led by founder and director Ilsa Gilbert, and now in it’s 24th year,

the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop will present readings of original

work in poetry and prose featuring:
Ilsa Gilbert, Rosalie Calabrese, Bracha Nechama Bomze,

Patricia Carragon, Caroline Thomas, Marni Rice, Jan Castro,

Roberta Gould, Alice Jacoby, Anne Weichberger, Gloria Vando,

Maria Arrillagra, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, and more.

PEN American Center

588 Broadway #303

New York, NY 10012

Admission Free; Reception to follow

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/787730638033948/

Subways:

D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette, 4, 6 to Bleecker St., R to Prince St., E, A, C, to Spring St.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 AT 2:00 P.M. AT THE NEW YORK POETRY FORUM

 

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

283 Lexington Avenue (between East 36th and 37th Sts)

New York, NY 10016

Hosted by Daniel Fernandez

with Patricia Carragon, Jay Chollick, Peggy Fitzgerald,

Katherine Hogan, and a lecture by James De Martini

$4 Members, $5 Non-members. Open Mic
FACEBOOK EVENT:
Subways:

6 to 33rd Street,

6, 4, 5, and Shuttle

to Grand Central

REMINDER: Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, Jay Chollick at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 5 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, Jay Chollick at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, and Jay Chollick on Saturday, November 5, 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, November 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Concetta Abbate
Jan Castro
Jay Chollick
 


@ 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.

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


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com


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Bios:
 
 
 
 
 
Concetta Abbate, a NYC violinist, violist, vocalist, and composer, began studying classical violin and ear training at age 4. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album Falling in Time in February 2015 (Waterbug Records.) She has performed at The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, and more. She was a visiting composer in residence at TAKT gallery in Berlin this past winter. Concetta performed with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brain Plan Records), and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records). She is the musical director of a music education non-profit,”Teacup Music”. She’s currently pursuing graduate studies in Music and Music education at Columbia University and has received grants from the Charles Mayer Foundation, as well as The Roothbert Fund.
 
 
 
Jan Garden Castro’s poetry chapbooks—The Last Frontier (Eclectic Press) and Mandala of the Five Senses are out of print. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in periodicals includingAmerican Poetry Review, American Book Review, Sculpture Magazine, Bomb, The Nation, New Letters, Roof, and Telephone. Castro was a finalist for the Adirondack Review Fulton Fiction Prize and received the CCLM Editor’s Award as Editor of River Styx Magazine. She blogs monthly at http://www.sculpture.org and is Contributing Editor for Sculpture Magazine. She has curated exhibitions for JAMA (Japan Association of Art Museums), and ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano – Lima). See http://www.jancastro.com for her books, interviews, and essays. 
 
 
Jay Chollick: The word’s most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferable in 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.

Cat Haiku Publications for October — MEOW MEOW!

Cat Haiku Publications for October
MEOW MEOW!


Katzenworld’s Purrsday Poetry, 

Tuxedo Kitten, Thursday, October 20, 2016


https://katzenworld.co.uk/2016/10/20/purrsday-poetry-tuxedo-kitten-haiku/

 

 

tuxedo kitten

     climbs the chain-link fence

             makes that Olympian leap

 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Halloween From Local Gems
13 Days of Halloween
Day 3  (October21, 2016)
Happy to have my Halloween Cat Haiku posted along with
Amie Kachinoski and Joan McNerney.
 
Halloween Cat Haiku
Cheshire Cat in black
curls up . . . disappears up-close
            trash bag in disguise
ghostly calicos
toms the color of midnight
catnip bewitches
eyes of the cat witch
hypnotize her devotees
cuteness wins more treats
 

There’s Still Time to Order Your Copy of Innocence

There’s still time to pre-order your copy of my latest book, “Innocence,” 

                     from Finishing Line Press

Advance sales for “Innocence” is through November 25, 2016. If interested, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering a copy. Advance sales will determine my pressrun.  Book release date is January 20, 2017.

It took love and courage to persevere in my craft. It took years for my craft to develop, and I’m proud of the results. 

I want to thank my family, friends, poets, etc., Without your support, my poetry wouldn’t be what it is today.  
 
 
PRE-ORDER PURCHASE SHIPS Jan. 20, 2017
If anyone has any trouble ordering, “Innocence”:
Finishing Line Press is accepting checks and money orders at:
Finishing Line Press
PO Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
Please send $(cost of book) + $2.99 shipping (per copy)
By mail only: If ordering multiple copies, shipping is $2.99 for the first copy and $1.99 for each additional copy.
Innocence by Patricia Carragon

$14.99, paper

Distinguished by subtle story-telling and a deft use of words and metaphor, the poems in Patricia Carragon’s new collection, Innocence, speak to the heart and soul. Vivid backdrops include a Parisian café, the circus, a windswept city day, Coney Island, and a bar full of bird-like characters. Color and nature star in many of the poignant poems that draw on elusive love and the setback of time. The poems’ heroine rarely frets, but accepts conflict and missed connections with grace. Readers will delight in Patricia Carragon’s poems brimming with irony, imagination, and ordinary life gone amok.
—Amy Barone
Author and poet of “Kamikaze Dance”(Finishing Line Press)
With a palette full of confessional colors, and the urgency of Lady Macbeth wailing ‘Out, damned spot,’ Patricia Carragon speaks truth to childhood in a voice that is at once shocking and resonant. While the title of her book is Innocence, these lines are anything but benign. There is, however, a vital remnant of a happy fairytale that survives in Carragon’s poems: the M-A-G-I-C she sprinkles into each and every one of them, reminding us to hold fast to those treasures that give us permission to live happily ever after.
—Cindy Hochman
Editor-in-chief, First Literary Review-East
Patricia Carragon writes with acute sensibility, grace, and pith. She juggles scenes from her life and makes visible what the ‘wind has erased’. Made to feel unworthy and outcast as a child, her self-expression was admonished, and she was forced to keep within the lines. This is a beautiful book of poems about the power of imagination and a resilient spirit that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of innocence to gift us all with her creative magic.
 ––Karen Neuberg
Author, “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press)
and “Detailed Still” (Poets Wear Prada)
Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, The Yellow Chair Review, among others. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She’s an executive Editor for Home Planet News Online.

Reminder: Pen Women’s Workshop Reading at Wow Cafe Theatre, Wed, October 19 at 7 p.m.

Reminder:

Pen Women’s Workshop Reading at Wow Cafe Theatre, Wed, October 19 at 7 p.m.

Pen Women’s Workshop Reading at Wow Cafe Theatre,
Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m.
Led by founder and director Ilsa Gilbert,
and now in it’s 24th year, the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop
will present readings of original work in poetry and prose featuring
Ilsa Gilbert, Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon, Bracha Nechama Bomze, Caroline Thomas, Jan Castro, Roberta Gould, Sylviana Goldsmith, Alice Jacoby, Anne Weichberger, Marni Rice, and others.
Suggested Admission $10 general/$8 students and seniors. To order online, see
 
 
FACE BOOK EVENT:
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/242341856169118/#

Venue
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Wow Cafe Theatre
59-61 East 4th Street, 4th Floor, Buzzer #6
New York, New York 10003
(between Bowery and 2nd Avenue)
Subway:
Take F train to 2nd Avenue

Second Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Book Event, Sat, Oct 15 at 2:30 pm at Park Plaza Restaurant

Second Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Book Event, Sat, Oct 15 at 2:30 pm at Park Plaza Restaurant

Second Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights

Saturday, October 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY 11201
718-596-5900

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St. A, C to High St. 4, 5 to Borough Hall

Facebook Event:

The list of readers from this anthology is growing, as well as the excitement!

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s fifty-two reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.

We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Evie Ivy, and pay tribute to our fellow poets, Cynthia Toronto and Michael Walsh, who passed away this past year.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the Borough of Kings.

Dear contributors, you can read at both events if you like. You can read either from the anthology or both. Remember, time is more restrictive at the library and most keep it to three minutes or less. For those contributors who have never rec’d their comp copy, you can pick it up at the reading.

Additional books on sale for $11

Pre-order “Innocence” by Patricia Carragon from Finishing Line Press

There’s still time to pre-order your copy of my latest book, “Innocence,” 

             from Finishing Line Press


Advance sales for “Innocence” is through November 25, 2016. If interested, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering a copy. Advance sales will determine my pressrun.  Book release date is January 13, 2017.

It took love and courage to persevere in my craft. It took years for my craft to develop, and I’m proud of the results. 

I want to thank my family, friends, poets, etc., Without your support, my poetry wouldn’t be what it is today.  

 
 
PRE-ORDER PURCHASE SHIPS Jan. 13, 2017
If anyone has any trouble ordering, “Innocence”:
Finishing Line Press is accepting checks and money orders at:
Finishing Line Press
PO Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
Please send $(cost of book) + $2.99 shipping (per copy)
By mail only: If ordering multiple copies, shipping is $2.99 for the first copy and $1.99 for each additional copy.
Innocence by Patricia Carragon

 

$14.99, paper

Distinguished by subtle story-telling and a deft use of words and metaphor, the poems in Patricia Carragon’s new collection, Innocence, speak to the heart and soul. Vivid backdrops include a Parisian café, the circus, a windswept city day, Coney Island, and a bar full of bird-like characters. Color and nature star in many of the poignant poems that draw on elusive love and the setback of time. The poems’ heroine rarely frets, but accepts conflict and missed connections with grace. Readers will delight in Patricia Carragon’s poems brimming with irony, imagination, and ordinary life gone amok.
—Amy Barone
Author and poet of “Kamikaze Dance”(Finishing Line Press)
With a palette full of confessional colors, and the urgency of Lady Macbeth wailing ‘Out, damned spot,’ Patricia Carragon speaks truth to childhood in a voice that is at once shocking and resonant. While the title of her book is Innocence, these lines are anything but benign. There is, however, a vital remnant of a happy fairytale that survives in Carragon’s poems: the M-A-G-I-C she sprinkles into each and every one of them, reminding us to hold fast to those treasures that give us permission to live happily ever after.
—Cindy Hochman
Editor-in-chief, First Literary Review-East
Patricia Carragon writes with acute sensibility, grace, and pith. She juggles scenes from her life and makes visible what the ‘wind has erased’. Made to feel unworthy and outcast as a child, her self-expression was admonished, and she was forced to keep within the lines. This is a beautiful book of poems about the power of imagination and a resilient spirit that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of innocence to gift us all with her creative magic.
 ––Karen Neuberg
Author, “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press)
and “Detailed Still” (Poets Wear Prada)
Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, The Yellow Chair Review, among others. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She’s an executive Editor for Home Planet News Online.

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