REMINDER: Tom Savage and Don Yorty Read at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 18 at 2:30 P.M.


Tom Savage and Don Yorty Read at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 18 at 2:30 P.M.



Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents

Saturday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m.




220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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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




Tom Savage is the author of eleven books of poetry including Sonnets, Mostly (135 collaborations with Bill Kushner); Afghanistan: From Herat to Balkh and Back Again (Fly By Night Press, 20015); Brainlifts (Straw Gate Books, 2008)Political Conditions/Physical States (United Artists Books) and many others. He has taught twice at The Poetry Project. His poetry has appeared in The New York Times, Tamarind, Hanging Loose, Brevitas, Wryting-L, and many others print and online journals. His plays have been done at The Poetry Project and at Medicine Show Theater. He is also an amateur classical singer.

Don Yorty is a poet and garden activist who helped win the battle to establish community gardens in the East Village, NYC. His poetry collections include A Few Swimmers Appear and Poet Laundromat, and he has video-documented the work of hundreds of poets through his blog, His work appears in Little Caesar, Out of This World, An Anthology of the Poetry of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, 1966-1991, (Crown), LiVE MAG!, Literati Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, and others. His novel, What Night Forgets, was published by Herodias Press. He lives in New York City.



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Some excerpts from various blurbs:

Tasty diary entries mingle humor and contemplative musings in a way that not only tantalizes the tongue but stimulates all of the sensory receptors, as her imagery erupts from the page to entice one’s very soul.”
— Alison Ross, publisher and editor of “Clockwise Cat”

Ms. Carragon has whipped up a batter of metaphor, mysticism. and whimsy, sprinkled with the right words, layered with meaning, baked to perfection and topped with a sweet frosting of fable.

— Peter V. Dugan, Nassau County Poet Laureate 2016- 2018

The Cupcake Chronicles is an imaginative fable that explores what would happen if your afternoon treat were to suddenly come to life.

— Francine Witte, author of Not All Fires Burn The Same

The fine playfulness of this book is worth three times the cover cost. Own it and get such sweetness, calorie free.

— Susan H. Maurer, author of Josephine Butler: A Collection of Poetry

What begins as a normal work day changes for Carragon when she sees “cupcakes — the size of hobbits — parading the halls” of her office. From that point on, humanoid confections take over her life — and  — ours in this allegorical tale depicting the underlining madness of our ordinary lives.

— Linda Lerner, author of Yes, the Ducks Were Real”

Carragon writes with humor, deft language, and an energy that sweeps us into buttercream icing. . . Pay close attention to the wisdom her cupcakes impart: “We are here to look delicious and to please the sweet tooth of the human race” ; “Humans are better off as desserts.”

— Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate 2015 – 2018






The Cupcake Chronicles Paperback – October 13, 2017

by Patricia Carragon (Author)

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About the Author

Brooklynite Patricia Carragon, a lover of buttercream frosting, all things chocolate, cute cuddly kitties, and everything pink and girly, is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005), Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010), andInnocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) When she’s not cooking up some magic in her kitchen, you’ll most likely find her carting a tray of baked treats to a poetry reading. A frequently featured writer on the New York City poetry circuit, she also hosts her own monthly Brooklyn-based reading series, Brownstone Poets. She is Editor-in-Chief for the annual anthology of the same name.

Her poetry and flash fiction have been published in numerous anthologies; the most recent arePalabras Luminosas, Luminous Words, The 22nd Annual Alternative New Years Day Spoken Word Extravaganza Anthology (Rogue Scholars Press, 2016), One Hundred Voices, Vol. II (Centum Press, 2017), and The Mom Egg Review, Vol. #15 (New York: Half Shell Press, 2017, ed. Marjorie Tessler)

Widely published in literary journals, both print and online, her work has appeared in Allbook Books, The Avocet, BigCityLit, Bear Creek Haiku, Best Poem, Boog City, Chantarelle’s Notebook,  CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, First Literary Review-East, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, Maintenant, Möbius: The Poetry Magazine, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Tribe Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, Yellow Chair Review, among other places. She is a member of brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, and is a member of PEN Women’s Literary Workshop and Tamarind. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online.


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