Reminder: Saturday, January 27 at 2:30 p.m. Thaddeus Rutkowski, Neil Silberblatt, Bruce Weber



Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005



Brownstone Poets presents

Saturday, January 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Thaddeus Rutkowski  
Neil Silberblatt 
Bruce Weber

@ 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

For more directions:

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

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon




Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of a creative memoir, Guess and Check; a collection of flash fictions, Violent Outbursts; and the novels Haywire, Tetched, and RoughhouseHaywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, Medgar Evers College and the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA. He received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

Neil Silberblatt’s poems have appeared, or will be appearing soon, in numerous journals, including Poetica Magazine, The Otter, The Aurorean, Two Bridges Review, Oddball Magazine, Verse Wisconsin, Muddy River Poetry Review, Nixes Mate Review, Naugatuck River Review, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Canopic Jar, First Literary Review-East, and The Good Men Project. His work has been included in the anthology, Confluencia in the Valley: The First Five Years of Converging with Words (Naugatuck Valley Community College, 2013); and in University of Connecticut’s Teacher-Writer magazine. He has published two poetry collections: So Far, So Good (2012), and Present Tense (2013), and has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize.  Neil is the founder/director of Voices of Poetry – which, since 2012, has presented a series of poetry events, featuring distinguished poets & writers, at various venues throughout CT, NYC and Cape Cod.  He is also the host of the Poet’s Corner program on WOMR/WFMR (out of Provincetown, MA), for which he has interviewed acclaimed poets and writers.  Neil’s mom & dad both grew up in the County of Kings, and he is delighted to return to that borough for this poetry reading.

Bruce Weber is the author of five published books of poetry, These Poems Are Not Pretty(Miami: Palmetto Press, 1992), How the Poem Died (New York: Linear Arts, 1998), Poetic Justice (New York: Ikon Press, 2004), The First Time I Had Sex with T. S. Eliot (New York: Venom Press, 2004), and The Break-up of My First Marriage (Rogue Scholars Press). Bruce’s work has appeared in numerous magazines, as well as in several anthologies. including Up is Up, But So Is Down: Downtown Writings, 1978-1992 (New York: New York University, 2006), Riverine: An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers(New Paltz, New York: Codhill Press, 2007), and The Unbearables Big Book of Sex(Autonomedia, 2010). He has performed regularly in the tri-state area, both alone and for many years with his former performance group, Bruce Weber’s No Chance Ensemble, which produced the CD Let’s Dine Like Jack Johnson Tonight( He is the producer of the 24 years running Alternative New Year’s Day Spoke Word/Performance Extravaganza. By day, Bruce is the former Curator of Paintings & Sculpture at the Museum of the City of New York, and splits his time between his homes in New York City and Saugerties, New York. He has also authored numerous publications on American art.


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