Amy Barone, Steve Luttrell, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, April 28 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents

 

Saturday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Amy Barone

Steve Luttrell

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright


@ 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/2030275540562244/
pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

BIOS:

Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, We Became Summer, from New York Quarterly Books, was released in early 2018. She wrote chapbooks Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.) Her poetry has appeared in Café Review, First Literary Review-EastGradivaPaterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications and anthologies. She spent five years as Italian correspondent in Milan for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age. She belongs to PEN America Center and the brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem. A native of Bryn Mawr, PA, Barone lives in New York City.

Steve Luttrell is an internationally recognized Poet and Publisher. He is the founding editor of The Café Review, an award winning art and poetry journal, published in Portland, Maine since 1989. He is a past Poet Laureate for the city of Portland, Maine and is the author of five published collections of poetry including his latest, Plumb Line, published by North Atlantic Books (Berkeley, Ca.) in 2015.

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is the author of 15 books of verse, including most recently Blue Lyrefrom Dos Madres Press. He has an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College where he studied with Allen Ginsberg and also taught. For 13 years, Wright ran Cover Magazine, The Underground National. Currently, Wright stages events showcasing artists and writers at KGB Lit Bar, Sidewalk Cafe, and La MaMa ETC in NYC, in conjunction with his art and poetry journal, Live Mag! He contributes regularly to American Book Review. Poetry is in New American Writing, 2017. Wright is a Kathy Acker Award recipient for 2018.

Women Writers in Bloom’s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration!

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Women Writers in Boom’s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration!

Phillip J. Ammonds as Trinity Rayn * Pamela Sneed *
Saturday, April 14 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(347) 987-4966

Subways:

  • Hoyt-Schermerhorn: A, C and G
  • Bergen Street: F
  • Atlantic Ave – Barclay Center: B, D, Q, R, 4,  and 5
Check the MTA’s weekend schedule changes at http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION #REQUIRED to attend!
#Eventbrite Link: goo.gl/ptaAju
***** or #Click #TicketURL in FB event

From JP Howard:

Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon‘s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration is live! Come celebrate our big 7 as we celebrate our fabulous Salon writers during National Poetry Month on Saturday evening April 14th! Join our FB event, but make sure to also register for your Eventbrite ticket (link available in FB event page) or here: goo.gl/ptaAju #Eventbrite tickets #required for entry, so we stay within capacity for our venue. Please help us spread the word y’all!

Fabulous features are: Pamela SneedAngela BrownCheryl Boyce-TaylorElizabeth LaraWendy AnguloCandice IlohPhillip J. Ammonds as Trinity Rayn and Patricia Carragon#HappyCurator #WeBloom

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/221323048612843/

The Language of Poetry 2, Wednesday, April 4 at The Players Club

 

 

The Language of Poetry 2

6 P.M. to 9 P.M. Wednesday, April 4th at the historic Players Club in Gramercy Park. Admission is FREE

The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003

Come join us on Wednesday evening, April 4th, for a delightful and exhilarating evening of poetic performance!

Registration is free, but all attendees must be registered at https://nysgs.org/event-2873680 in order to gain admittance to the club. This includes any guests you might want to bring with you.

The program will take place in the Library on the 2nd floor of the club. Please note that, as an historic 19th century landmark, the site is not handicap accessible. Dress code is business casual and is strictly enforced, including no sneakers, shorts, ripped jeans, t-shirts).

Alfred Korzybski, founder of general semantics, wrote that, “poetry often conveys in a few sentences more of lasting values than a whole volume of scientific analysis” (Science and Sanity, p. 437). He understood that poetic language provides us with a set of tools for understanding, evaluating, and relating to our environment in ways that are different from and complementary to scientific language. Not surprisingly, then, since the start of its publication 75 years ago, the general semantics journal ETC has often featured poetry along with articles on language, perception, communication, and consciousness of abstracting.

On September 28, 2016, the New York Society for General Semantics held its first Language of Poetry session, and we are happy to host our second such program, featuring readings of original work by the following poets:

Martin H. Levinson is a member of the Authors Guild, National Book Critics Circle, PEN, and the book review editor for ETC: A Review of General Semantics. He has published nine books and numerous articles and poems. His latest work, a book of poems titled Signal Reactions, is due to be published later this year. He is the president of the Institute of General Semantics and Treasurer of the New York Society for General Semantics.

Patricia Carragon is an active member of the online poetry group brevitas, the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and the creative writing workshop Tamarind, and an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Her latest books are The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) and Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Lance Strate is President of the New York Society for General Semantics, a Trustee of the Institute of General Semantics, editor of Explorations in Media Ecology, a founder and past president of the Media Ecology Association, and Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. His book of poetry, Thunder at Darwin Station, was published by NeoPoiesis Press, as was the anthology of poetry and creative work he co-edited with Adeena Karasick, The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan. He is the co-editor of several scholarly anthologies, including Korzybski And…, and Taking Up McLuhan’s Cause: Perspectives on Media and Formal Causality, and the author ofEchoes and Reflections: On Media Ecology as a Field of StudyOn the Binding Biases of Time and Other Essay on General Semantics and Media EcologyAmazing Ourselves to Death: Neil Postman’s Brave New World Revisited; and Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition.

Adeena Karasick is a New York based Canadian poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of eight books of poetry and poetics. Her Kabbalistically inflected, urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard), “proto-ecstatic jet-propulsive word torsion” (George Quasha), noted for their “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Charles Bernstein) “a twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick’s signature ‘syllabic labyrinth’” (Craig Dworkin); “one long dithyramb of desire, a seven-veiled dance of seduction that celebrates the tangles, convolutions, and ecstacies of unbridled sexuality… demonstrating how desire flows through language, an unstoppable flood of allusion (both literary and pop-cultural), word-play, and extravagant and outrageous sound-work.” (Mark Scroggins). Most recently is Checking In (Talonbooks, forthcoming, 2018) and Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017), the libretto for her Spoken Word opera co-created with Grammy award winning composer, Sir Frank London.  She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Dept. at Pratt Institute, is a 2017 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award recipient and winner of the 2016 Voce Donna Italia award for her contributions to feminist thinking. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” has been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.

The program will be moderated by Teresa Manzella, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the NYSGS, and a graduate of Neil Postman’s Doctoral Program in Media Ecology at New York University.

Submissions Now Open for Home Planet News Online Issue 6

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Frank Murphy of Home Planet News is gathering material for Home Planet News Online Issue 6. He needs poetry, prose (essays, fiction, short plays, reviews, etc.), artwork. He’s shooting for a November deadline and publication.
Please respond: homeplanetnewsol@gmail.com
Guidelines
Submissions welcome.
Home Planet News Online is an On Line Only Publication.
All copyrights return to the poet, writer, artist.
The submissions requirements are as follows:
Submit up to 4 poems at a time We would prefer prose pieces that are 2000 words or less, but we will consider longer pieces by merit. We will accept only one prose piece per writer per issue.
Art work, paintings, drawings, photos, are welcome.
Simultaneous submissions will be accepted with the understanding that we will be notified ASAP of publications in another magazine.
Home Planet News Online will accept poems that have been previously published in printed magazines, journals, or chapbooks with a distribution of 500 copies or less.
We will not accept poems or prose that has been accepted in an anthology or published in another online magazine.
Please include contact information Submit everything in one file as a single word document. No pdf files.
Submissions should be sent to: hpnonline@yahoo.com.
Chief Editor:
Frank Murphy
Executive Editors:
Patricia Carragon
David Gershator
Phillis Gershator
Linda Lerner
Matthew Paris
Lehman Weichsellbaum
Consulting Editor:
Donald Lev

 

Computer Editor
Frank Murphy

REMINDER: Stephen Bluestone Bill Considine Tim Tomlinson @ Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 3/24 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

 

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents

 

Saturday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Stephen Bluestone

Bill Considine

Tim Tomlinson


@ 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/173040979999064/

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

Bios:


Stephen Bluestone
 taught English and film in the College of Liberal Arts at Mercer University for many years and now lives and works in New York City, where he was born. His volumes The Laughing Monkeys of Gravity and The Flagrant Dead were nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. Bluestone has won The Greensboro Review Poetry Prize and The Thomas Merton Prize, as well as prizes in the Robert Penn Warren Competition and elsewhere. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Sewanee Review, The Hudson Review, and many other journals. His latest book is The Painted Clock.

Bill Considine was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He is an honors graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. He first studied writing poetry with Elizabeth Bishop. He writes verse plays, with productions at Theater for a New City and the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and a staged reading at Medicine Show Theater. He also has made poetry videos. His life includes a lengthy hiatus from creative work, but he returned to poetry several years ago. A poetry chapbook, Strange Coherence, from The Operating System, and a CD of poems with music, An Early Spring, from Fast Speaking Music, were published in 2013. A book of related verse plays, The Furies, was published by The Operating System in 2017. For more, including poems, photos, videos and audio, please see his website at www.williamconsidine.com.

 

 

Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He is the author of the story collection This Is Not Happening to You, and the poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire. His work has been published in China, the Philippines, Singapore, and Australia, and anthologized in the Brooklyn Poets AnthologyWe Contain Multitudes: Twelve Years of Softblow, and Eternal Snow. He is a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators.  He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at NYU.

February-March Publication News

February – March Publication News

 

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Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot:

February 7, 2018
 
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
 
~~
the mischievous cat
curls up on the windowsill
plans her next attack
~~
early morning meows
outside the bedroom door
cat adoption blues
 
Cheers to poets Judith Partin-Nielsen, Diane Webster, Deborah H. Doolittle, Ann Christine Tabaka, Rachael Z. Ikins, Teresinka Pereira, Peggy Dugan French,  Kelly Jean White, Julie A. Dickerson, and Angelee Deodhar
February 9, 2018
squinting eyes
brownstone behind a window
optical bookshelves
~~
glacial sunshine
Coney Island draped in ice
fingers feel the chill
 
~~
 
bomb cyclone
hits Coney Island
snow cone boardwalk
~~
ice winds whistle
cold air vs. radiator
snow curtains on window
 
Cheers to poets Jo Balistreri, Bijoy Kumar Dubey, George Held, Kelly Jean White, t.kilgore, pl. wick, and Carol Mayfield
February 10, 2018
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
 
~~
50 shades of Justice
give Hell an upgrade
Karma is the new Trump
~~
Cheers to Deborah H. Doolittle, Teresinka Pereira, Terezina Maria Moreira, Tseten Madison Sun,  t.kilgore, Ann Christine Tabaka, and Pogo.
February 28, 2018
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
 
~~
children found in ash
can’t see or feel the sunlight
*duas blurred by war
*duas-Arabic: plural for dua, a prayer of supplication
~~
slender branches
dress in white petals
April bouquets
~~
sipping golden milk 
turmeric sunshine
on a cold March night
 
~~
frozen crocuses
inside a Brooklyn garden
March lives in the fridge
~~
Daylight saving time
jet lag in Brooklyn
is no vacation
 
~~
squinting 
behind my shades
afternoon sun
 
~~
loss of flowers
hang stolen trust
outside my door
~~
Cheers to Josh Medsker, O.P. Arora, Bijoy Kumar Duboy, Jules Paige, Ed, Markowski, Marc Carver, and Judith Partin-Nielsen

A collection of poetry celebrating love and jazz Jerry Jazz Musician, February 14, 2018:

 
“Man with a Clarinet” by Gigi Mills
 
Thanks to Joe Maita for selecting “Stranger on the Shore” for this collection. A shout out to Susana H. Case and R. Bremner who are also in this issue.
The Avocet, A Journal of and from Nature Winter 2018:
 
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the cat enjoys fresh snowfall
but the squirrel hides
under the a/c
~~
by the window
a snowflake meltdown
amuses the cat
~~
vapor clouds 
rise from my teapot
Winter cold blues
~~
 
as the kettle boils
snowflakes slide down
the kitchen window
~~
Thank you Charles Portolano for selecting my work. Kudos to Gordon Gilbert, Fred Simpson, Charles Portolano, Rosemary Stables, D.J.Lee, Kate Marsh, Melissa C. Frentsos, Judith Lynn Sutton, John Swartz, Lynda Lambert, Jill G. Hall, David Blackey, Madison Smith,  Carol A. Alexander, Lynn P. Elwell, John Lysaght, Susanne Cottrell, Alice Morris, Carol Oberg, Cynthia d’Este, Sam Doctors,  Jim Rainy,  AM Roselli, Mike Bayles, Ray Zimmerman, Holly Ann Diane Shaw, Art Esler, Maggie Pratt, Cristina R. N. Norcross, KB Ballentine, Sara McNulty, Sheri Lindner, Vernon M. Witmer, Wesley Sims, Alexandria Economou, Father Benedict Auer, Joel Savishinsky, Julie A. Dickson, Jane Merryman, Lynne Haussler Oakes, Irene Ferraro-Sives, Marcy Wingard, Jim Rainey, Lorna Volk, Mike Rydock, Carol Winter, Kathy Kroener, Michael Escoubas, Karla Linn Merrifield, Wilma Lenz, and Carolyn Clark.
Danse Macabre Issue 113, Sky II, March 2018:
Thank you Adam Henry Carriere for publishing “What the Night Might Bring.” Shout outs to Ed Ahern, Charles Dickens, Die Gebrüder Grimm, M. R. James, Sissy Pantelis, Alexander Pope, Fabrice Poussin, Elizabeth I. Riseden, Abby Sheaffer, Aaron Simon, and Dan Zangerl.

Stephen Bluestone, Bill Considine, Tim Tomlinson @ Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 3/24 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents

 

Saturday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Stephen Bluestone

Bill Considine

Tim Tomlinson


@ 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/173040979999064/

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

Bios:


Stephen Bluestone
 taught English and film in the College of Liberal Arts at Mercer University for many years and now lives and works in New York City, where he was born. His volumes The Laughing Monkeys of Gravity and The Flagrant Dead were nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. Bluestone has won The Greensboro Review Poetry Prize and The Thomas Merton Prize, as well as prizes in the Robert Penn Warren Competition and elsewhere. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Sewanee Review, The Hudson Review, and many other journals. His latest book is The Painted Clock.

Bill Considine was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He is an honors graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. He first studied writing poetry with Elizabeth Bishop. He writes verse plays, with productions at Theater for a New City and the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and a staged reading at Medicine Show Theater. He also has made poetry videos. His life includes a lengthy hiatus from creative work, but he returned to poetry several years ago. A poetry chapbook, Strange Coherence, from The Operating System, and a CD of poems with music, An Early Spring, from Fast Speaking Music, were published in 2013. A book of related verse plays, The Furies, was published by The Operating System in 2017. For more, including poems, photos, videos and audio, please see his website at www.williamconsidine.com.

 

 

Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He is the author of the story collection This Is Not Happening to You, and the poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire. His work has been published in China, the Philippines, Singapore, and Australia, and anthologized in the Brooklyn Poets AnthologyWe Contain Multitudes: Twelve Years of Softblow, and Eternal Snow. He is a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators.  He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at NYU.