First Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

First Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

Leaving the Sky by Bob Heman
First Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights
Saturday, June 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY 11201
718-596-5900
Free Admission— OPEN MIC
author copy $8 and additional copies $10 each
non-author copies $12 each
SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St. A, C to High St. 4, 5 to Borough Hall
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-eight 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 JP Howard,
This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.
Planning on events at the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope and in Manhattan. Stay tuned . . .

Alex Cigale Joe Elliot Jim Feast Ron Kolm Francine Witte @ Park Plaza Restaurant , Sat, June 23 @ 2:30 p.m.

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

 

Brownstone Poets presents

 

Saturday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Alex Cigale

Joe Elliot

Jim Feast

Ron Kolm

Francine Witte

@ 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 EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/176212063218049/

BIOS:

 

Alex Cigale’s first book, Russian Absurd: Daniil Kharms, Selected Writings, came out in the Northwestern World Classics series in 2017. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literary Translation in 2015. His own poems in English and translations of Russian poetry have appeared in such journals as The Harvard ReviewModern Poetry in TranslationWorld Literature Today, and Words Without Borders. He recently edited the Russian issues of theAtlanta Review and Trafika Europe. An Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia from 2011 to 2013, he is currently a Lecturer in Russian Literature and Language at CUNY-Queens College.

Joe Elliot is the author of numerous chapbooks, including: You Gotta Go In It’s the Big Game, Poems to be Centered on Much Much Larger Pieces of Paper, 15 Clanking Radiators, 14 Knots, Reduced, Half Gross (a collaboration with artist John Koos), and Object Lesson (a collaboration with artist Rich O’Russa). His long poem, 101 Designs for the World Trade Center, was published by Faux Press as an e-book in 2003. Collections of his work include Opposable Thumb (subpress, 2006), Homework (Lunar Chandelier, 2010), and Idea for a B Movie (Free Scholars Press, 2016)Joe teaches English at Edward R. Murrow High School, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Anne Noonan, and their three sons.

Jim Feast is one of the editors of the Unbearables latest anthology. His murder mystery Long Day, Counting Tomorrowappeared in 2017.

Ron Kolm is a co-editor of From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream and a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin. He is the author of Divine Comedy, Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill, Night Shift and A Change in the Weather. He’s had work in Flapperhouse, Great Weather for Media, Live Mag!, the Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance anthology, Maintenant, The Opiate, Local Knowledge, the Brownstone Poets Anthology and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Ron’s papers are archived in the Fales Library at NYU.

Francine Witte is the author of four poetry chapbooks and two flash fiction chapbooks. Her full-length poetry collection, Café Crazy, has recently been published by Kelsay Books. She is reviewer, blogger, and photographer. She is a former English teacher. She lives in NYC.

April – May Publications

April – May Publications

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The Weekly Avocet, #283, May 6, 2018

 

Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my haiku:

the momma cat 

hides her newborn kittens

near the tulip patch

Kudos to Daniel G. Snethen, Lucy Tyrrell, Frederick L.

Shiels, Robert Hahn, Sushma A. Singh, Karla Linn

Merrifield, Lorraine Amada, Julius Bamidele, Joan Kantor, Sharon

Laslett, Charles Portolano, Patricia L. Goodman, Lynda McKinney

Lambert

 

The Weekly Avocet, #285, May 20, 2018

 

Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing:

             Butterfly

Inside the frame’s perimeters,

a butterfly’s impaled wings

formed a crucifix.

A glass warden kept her captive,

but she couldn’t forget the colors

once spun as a caterpillar.

Her mothlike wings began to move

for the frame to meet its downfall.

One by one, the pins fell off,

and through the opened window,

she flew into the sunlight.

With a blinding brilliance,

her wings sparkled –

red as garnet, blue as lapis,

yellow as topaz, green as peridot,

purple as amethyst.

Semi-precious in value,

but not in quality.

Kudos to Art Elser, Philip Mathis, Sara McNulty,

Barbara Novack, Norma C. Wilson, Pat Anthony,       
Richard Green, Vernon M. Witmer, Leslie Mills, 

Donald Simmers, John Noland, Charles Portolano, Sheri Lindner

 

Hooray for First Literary Review-East

First Literary Review-East, May 2018

Thank you Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg for including my Catku Meditation in your

prestigious online journal dedicated to the memory of Gil Fagiani. Honored to be with Gil

Fagiani, Milton P. Ehrlich, Jill Evans, Erica Mapp, Beate Sigriddaughter, Jan Emerson, John

Hicks, Mark Young, M.Stone, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Evie Ivy, Gene Bild, Don Thompson,

Mary Newell, Clarissa Jakobsons, Paul Sohar, Steve Dalachinsky, Zoltán

Böszörményi, Rachel Berghash, Heath Brougher, Alison Stone, Catherine Arra, Deborah

Kennedy, James Croal Jackson, Alice Twombly

http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/

Catku Meditation
the singing bowl
cannot compete
with the purring cat

***

for Steve Luttrell

like a cat
the wind
has its own agenda

***

seeking sanity
in the Age of Trump
cat meditation

 

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Ephemerae, An International Journal of Haikai, Tanka and Beyond, Volume 1, A, April 2018

Thank you Shrikaanth Krishnmurthy for publishing my birdsong haiku in “Ephemerae,” Vol. 1, A, April 2018.

into the doors 

of a stalled train

birdsong

Congrats to Jo Balistreri and Steve Dalachinsky as well!

😍

REMINDER: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor Angela Lockhart Aronoff Cynthia Manick Yuyutsu RD Sharma at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents

 

 

Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Angela Lockhart Aronoff

Cynthia Manick

Yuyutsu RD Sharma


@ 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 EVENT:

Boyce-Taylor, Lockhart Aronoff, Manick, Sharma at Park Plaza Restaurant

Bios:

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor is the recipient of the 2015 Barnes and Noble Writers For Writers Award, and founder/ curator of Calypso Muse and the Glitter Pomegranate Performance Series. Cheryl earned an MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast: The University of Southern Maine, and an MSW from Fordham University. She has three collections of poetry: Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, and Convincing the Body. A poetry judge for The New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Astraea Foundation, she has facilitated poetry workshops for Cave Canem, Poets & Writers, Poets House, and The Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center. Her poetry has been commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, The Joyce Theater, and the National Endowment for the Arts for Ronald K. Brown: Evidence, A Dance Company. A VONA fellow, her work has been published in Callaloo, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Pluck!, Killings Journal of Arts & Letters, Adrienne, and Prairie Schooner. Her fourth and most recent collection, Arrival, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2017 and is a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Visit Cheryl’s website: CherylBoyceTaylor.net.

Angela Lockhart Aronoff began writing at the age of eight. She has two Master’s degrees from NYU. The first MA for Educational Theatre resulted in her founding Living Lessons Inc. with her late husband Kenneth Aronoff. Her second MA for Rehabilitation Counseling for individuals recovering from addiction and mental health challenges. She has led creative writing workshops for the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, the World Fellowship Center, and the New York Writer’s Coalition. She is a member of Cave Camem and Brooklyn Poets Workshops, and Writer’s in Bloom Poetry Salon. Angela’s poetry has been published in two anthologies Into the Web and What if Writing is Dreaming Together, and a chapbook What is it You Think You See. She’s working on a poetry manuscript (seven years in the making) that explores her family’s worldview and ancestry from four continents.

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A poet and storyteller with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the MacDowell Colony among others. A winner of the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and a 2017 Barbara Memorial Fund Award for Poetry, her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day Series, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, The Los Angeles Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is an internationally renowned poet and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012), Nepal TrilogyPhotographs andPoetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.deEpsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Oyuyuther Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014), andAnnapurna Poems, (2008, Reprint, 2012). In addition, Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma has just appeared.More: www.yuyutsu.de, http://www.niralapublications.com.

REMINDER: Finishing Line Press Showcase Reading at Poets House

REMINDER:

 

REMINDER:

 

Finishing Line Press Showcase Reading at Poets House



Thursday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Readers with works published by Finishing Line Press will present old and/or new poems:


Anita S. PulierJeanne Marie OstermanJames B. NicolaPaulA NevesCatherine Higgins-MooreKathleen McCoyDeborah Kahan KolbJeremy FreedmanTheodore CornwellPatricia CarragonAdam Berlin.



Event Location:  Elizabeth Kray Hall @ Poets House



Poets House

10 River Terrace at Murray Street
New York, NY 10282


Admission is Free


Sponsored by Finishing Line Press


FACEBOOK EVENT:


https://www.facebook.com/events/368841593631675/



By Subway: Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers Street all the way to the end (Rockefeller Park, along the Hudson River). Turn left and walk along River Terrace two blocks – Poets House is at the corner of Murray and River Terrace


BY BUS: The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Avenue and the Lower East Side. The M20travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave.


https://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/other-events/literary-partners-program-finishing-line-press-poetry-showcase

EVENT SPONSORED BY: 

Finishing Line Press

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor Angela Lockhart Aronoff Cynthia Manick Yuyutsu RD Sharma at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents

 

 

Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Angela Lockhart Aronoff

Cynthia Manick

Yuyutsu RD Sharma


@ 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 EVENT:

Boyce-Taylor, Lockhart Aronoff, Manick, Sharma at Park Plaza Restaurant

Bios:

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor is the recipient of the 2015 Barnes and Noble Writers For Writers Award, and founder/ curator of Calypso Muse and the Glitter Pomegranate Performance Series. Cheryl earned an MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast: The University of Southern Maine, and an MSW from Fordham University. She has three collections of poetry: Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, and Convincing the Body. A poetry judge for The New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Astraea Foundation, she has facilitated poetry workshops for Cave Canem, Poets & Writers, Poets House, and The Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center. Her poetry has been commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, The Joyce Theater, and the National Endowment for the Arts for Ronald K. Brown: Evidence, A Dance Company. A VONA fellow, her work has been published in Callaloo, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Pluck!, Killings Journal of Arts & Letters, Adrienne, and Prairie Schooner. Her fourth and most recent collection, Arrival, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2017 and is a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Visit Cheryl’s website: CherylBoyceTaylor.net.

Angela Lockhart Aronoff began writing at the age of eight. She has two Master’s degrees from NYU. The first MA for Educational Theatre resulted in her founding Living Lessons Inc. with her late husband Kenneth Aronoff. Her second MA for Rehabilitation Counseling for individuals recovering from addiction and mental health challenges. She has led creative writing workshops for the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, the World Fellowship Center, and the New York Writer’s Coalition. She is a member of Cave Camem and Brooklyn Poets Workshops, and Writer’s in Bloom Poetry Salon. Angela’s poetry has been published in two anthologies Into the Web and What if Writing is Dreaming Together, and a chapbook What is it You Think You See. She’s working on a poetry manuscript (seven years in the making) that explores her family’s worldview and ancestry from four continents.

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A poet and storyteller with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the MacDowell Colony among others. A winner of the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and a 2017 Barbara Memorial Fund Award for Poetry, her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day Series, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, The Los Angeles Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is an internationally renowned poet and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012), Nepal TrilogyPhotographs andPoetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.deEpsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Oyuyuther Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014), andAnnapurna Poems, (2008, Reprint, 2012). In addition, Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma has just appeared.More: www.yuyutsu.de, http://www.niralapublications.com.