A Gentle Reminder: Ricardo Hernandez, Terence Degnan, and Samantha Vacca on Saturday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

A Gentle Reminder:

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents


Saturday, June 3

at 2:30 p.m

Ricardo Hernandez

Terence Degnan

Samantha Vacca

@ 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

 

FACEBOOK INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/727647257437221/

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

Bios:

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Ricardo Hernandez was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 22nd, 1985. Enlisting after graduating from high school, Ricardo served in the U.S. Air Force with the 71st Fighter Squadron, also known as the Ironmen. After the military, and briefly living in Florida, Ricardo returned to Brooklyn where he founded the Poets Settlement reading series in 2013. He was named Brooklyn Poets’ Yawper of the Year in 2014, and has appeared on stages across the city.

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Terence Degnan is a poet and Spoken Word artist. He produces a monthly storytelling series called “How To Build a Fire” and co-hosts/curates a monthly poetry series entitled “Poets Settlement.” Terence’s second book of poems, Still Something Rattles, was published in September of last year by Sock Monkey Press. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife a daughter.

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Samantha Vacca is a poet and copywriter. Her work has appeared in Typoetic, 20 Dissidents, The Playlist, IndieWire, and Brooklyn Magazine. She is currently at work on her first chapbook. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband, two dogs, and an evil cat.

A Gentle Reminder:First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Reading, Sat, May 20 at Park Plaza Restaurant at 2:30 P

A Gentle Reminder:First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Reading, Sat, May 20 at Park Plaza Restaurant at 2:30 P.

 

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A Gentle Reminder:

First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from

Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights

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

Our Poet-in-Residence, Yuyutsu RD Sharma 


Barbara Rosenthal
Bob Heman
Brenda J. Gannam
Cindy Hochman
Daniela Gioseffi
Elizabeth Ann Todras
Erica Mapp
Francine Witte
Gabriel Don
James McMenamin
Jan GardenCastro
John A. Todras
Joseph Charles Rebis Jr.
Karen Neuberg
Linda Lerner
Noel David Cohen
Olivia Wu
Patricia Carragon
Robert Gibbons
Rosalie Calabrese
Sarah Sarai
Steve Dalachinsky
Tina Chan
Yoko Otomo
Zev Torres


Saturday, May 20 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


For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

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

Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/1929017020717146/

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 sixty-four 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 are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Bruce Weber, and pay tribute to our fellow poets Bill Pyles and Frank Simone, who recently passed away.

 

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

Planning on the Second Event at the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope for September. Stay tuned . . . 

Dear Contributors:

you can read at both events if you like. You can read either from the anthology or both. At Park Plaza Restaurant, you can read for five minutes.  Remember, when we get the dates for the library, time must be kept to three minutes or less. For those contributors who have never rec’d their comp copy, you can pick it up at any Brownstone Poets reading, etc. 

Additional books on sale at the readings for $12

You can order additional books 

on Amazon.com for $17.99

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1544703740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1544703749
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

Kindle edition for $6.99

The Poets Settlement Come to Brownstone Poets, Sat, June 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents the Poets Settlement:

 

Ricardo Hernandez, Terence Degnan, and Samantha Vacca on  Saturday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Saturday, June 3

at 2:30 p.m

Ricardo Hernandez

Terence Degnan

Samantha Vacca

@ 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

 

FACEBOOK INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/727647257437221/

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

Bios:

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Ricardo Hernandez was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 22nd, 1985. Enlisting after graduating from high school, Ricardo served in the U.S. Air Force with the 71st Fighter Squadron, also known as the Ironmen. After the military, and briefly living in Florida, Ricardo returned to Brooklyn where he founded the Poets Settlement reading series in 2013. He was named Brooklyn Poets’ Yawper of the Year in 2014, and has appeared on stages across the city.

Terence Degnan is a poet and Spoken Word artist. He produces a monthly storytelling series called “How To Build a Fire” and co-hosts/curates a monthly poetry series entitled “Poets Settlement.” Terence’s second book of poems, Still Something Rattles, was published in September of last year by Sock Monkey Press. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife a daughter.

Samantha Vacca is a poet and copywriter. Her work has appeared in Typoetic, 20 Dissidents, The Playlist, IndieWire, and Brooklyn Magazine. She is currently at work on her first chapbook. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband, two dogs, and an evil cat.

 

May Publication News

May Publication News



May Publication News




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Centum Press for Fiction:

Thank you Christen Lee and Meredith Anderson of Centum Press for accepting my fiction piece, “Mural Man,” for  100 Voices Volume Three to be released before the summer. Pre-Sales to come.
https://www.centumpublishing.com/100-voices



Bear Creek Haiku #139, May 10, 2017

Thanks again to ayaz daryl nielsen, Tama, and Frosty for posting
3 of my haiku

Pleased to be among these stellar poets:

Cathy Porter, P. L. Wick, Dean Wiseman Golden, Stella Leonardos, and, normal!

Click on this link and enjoy:
The Weekly Avocet #230, May 7, 2017
 
Thank you Charles Portolano and also Vivian and Valerie Portolano for posting my haiku and tanka:
Congrats to Elizabeth Conrad VanBuskirk, Christine Swanberg, Dave Jilk, Jackie Fellague, Christina Laurie, John G. Lawless, Elisabeth Edmonston, Rochelle S. Cohen, Rex Sexton,
Jay Chollick, Susan Twiggs, Kathleen McKinley Harris, Elizabeth Kuelbs, Charles Portolano
 
 
falling
like pastel snowflakes
cherry blossoms
 

rain forgives anger
when it falls with grace and hope
water heals the land
courage replants, life renews
the earth and sun in balance

Happy Birthday Pattie! F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A Gentle Reminder:

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

Happy Birthday Pattie!

F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB

with Francine Witte, Robert Marshall, MC Neuda

Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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KGB

85 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003

b/t Cooper Square & Second Ave.

3rd Floor up

(212) 777-6088

Subways:

F to Second Avenue

4, 6 to Astor Place

N, R to 8th Street-NYU

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/463622880648408/

Welcome to F Bomb, where NY flashers come together for a night of thrills and chills, heartbreak and laughter. Hosted by Paul Beckman. Free admission.

Come celebrate my Pre-Birthday (May 12) at The Red Room. Will be reading excerpts from my upcoming book, “The Cupcake Chronicles” from Poets Wear Prada and a chapter from my emerging novella, “What Hasn’t Happened Yet.”

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POETRY OUTREACH CENTER 45TH ANNUAL POETRY FESTIVAL

POETRY OUTREACH CENTER

45TH ANNUAL POETRY FESTIVAL

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The 45th Annual Spring Poetry Festival-Friday, May 12th, 2017 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

FEATURED GUEST POET FOR 2017: Jacqueline Woodson
http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/

Patricia Carragon and others to read one poem

Hosted by Pamela Laskin, Director for Poetry Outreach

Free admission. The City College of New York, Marian Anderson Theatre, Aaron Davis Hall, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY, 10031- Subway A, B, C 135th Street, A, B, C, D to 125th Street, #1 to 137th Street.

Happy Birthday Pattie! F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Happy Birthday Pattie!

F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB

with Francine Witte, Robert Marshall, MC Neuda

Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

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KGB

85 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003

b/t Cooper Square & Second Ave.

3rd Floor up

(212) 777-6088

Subways:

F to Second Avenue

4, 6 to Astor Place

N, R to 8th Street-NYU

 

FACEBOOK EVENT:

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/463622880648408/

 

Welcome to F Bomb, where NY flashers come together for a night of thrills and chills, heartbreak and laughter. Hosted by Paul Beckman. Free admission.

 

Come celebrate my Pre-Birthday (May 12) at The Red Room. Will be reading excerpts from my upcoming book, “The Cupcake Chronicles” from Poets Wear Prada and a chapter from my emerging novella, “What Hasn’t Happened Yet.”

Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

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

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Saturday, May 6

at 2:30 p.m

Chocolate Waters

Chavisa Woods

@ 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

FACEBOOK INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1909877345891126/?active_tab=about

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

Bios:

Choc 2016Chocolate Waters is a continuously evolving radical feminist poet and celebrant of the new power of the feminine. She began performing her…

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