Dorothy Cantwell, Pamela L. Laskin, Arden Levine, Bob McNeil at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

We’re Celebrating our 13th Year!

Brownstone Poets presents

 

Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Dorothy Cantwell
Pamela L. Laskin
Arden Levine
Bob McNeil

@ 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/230528834472438/

BIOS:

A playwright, poet, and an actress, Dorothy Cantwell was a part of the NYC experimental theater scene in the 1980’s, and worked with many of the great downtown theater artists, in venues ranging from the Performing Garage to Broadway. Dorothy returns to the stage occasionally, most recently in a Retrospective of Jeff Weiss’ Work at the Kitchen.

She has been a featured poet in the Great Weather for Media Sunday reading series at the Parkside Lounge, Viviana Duncan’s Stark Reality, and in Su Polo’s Saturn Series. She is grateful to Patricia Carragon for the opportunity to read with Brownstone Poets.

Pamela L. Laskin is a lecturer in the English Department at City College, where she directs the Poetry Outreach Center. Several of her children’s and poetry books have been published, and Ronit and Jamil, A Palestinian/Israeli Romeo and Juliet in verse was published by Harper Collins in 2017, and was named among the thirty-five books to have on your radar for 2017. Bea, a picture book, was a finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize for Children’s Fiction, and Homer the Little Stray Cat, was named among the best of the indie presses for picture books. Ronit and Jamil is a 2018 Sydney Taylor notable book. She teaches graduate and undergraduate children’s writing.

Follow her: twitter@RonitandJamil and follow her blog: http://PamelaLaskin.blogspot.com/

Arden Levine’s poems have most recently appeared in The Offing, No Dear, Permafrost, River Styx, Spillway, and Little Patuxent Review, and have been featured by AGNI, The Missouri Review, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and NPR’s Radiolab. Arden holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU, and her daily work focuses on the development and preservation of affordable urban housing and neighborhoods.  A Washington, DC native, Arden lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Bob McNeil is the author of Verses of Realness. Hal Sirowitz, Queens Poet Laureate, described the book as “A fantastic trip through the mind of a poet who doesn’t flinch at the truth.”  Furthermore, Bob was published in The Shout It Out AnthologyBrine Rights: Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes (Volume 1), Not My PresidentSan Francisco Peace and Hope, and The Self-Portrait Poetry Collection, etc.

Bob wants his poetry to be a fortress against despotic politics. After years of being a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, he still wants his work to express one cause—justice.

 

Summer Publication News

Summer Publications:

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1- Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Tama, and Frosty for publishing “The 4-Dimensional Man in the June 24, 2018 edition of Bear Creek Haiku.

Check it out here:

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2018/06/poetsartists-ian-mullins-karen-oleary.html

Cheers to the following poets and artists:

Ian Mullins, Karen O’Leary, pl. wick, Ed Markowski, Toma Rosen, Carl Mayfield, Suparna Ghash,  t. kilgore splake, Julie A. Dickson, Kelly Sauvage Angel, Sandra María Esteves, and, Teresinka Pereira!

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2- I’m honored to have my “Immigration Haiku” in the June 24, 2018 edition of The New Verse News. Thank you, James Penha.

https://newversenews.blogspot.com/2018/06/immigration-haiku.html

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Happy that Charles Portlolano accepted my summer haiku for The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Summer 2018. Kudos to Gordon Gilbert.

my haiku:

 

the thirsty cat drinks

from a courtyard puddle

sees his reflection

 

temperature rises 

yowling cats by the bush

feral heatwave

 

sweat on my brow 

seeking relief

from a distant cloud

 

human mosaics

more diverse

than beach umbrellas

Poets Wear Prada will be at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival, Sunday, September 16th from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

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Poets Wear Prada will be at this year’sBrooklyn Book Festival

Sunday, September 16th 

from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

Join us and our authors at booth #627. Poetry and Fiction by George HeldDaniela GioseffiPatricia CarragonIris N. SchwartzDiane StiglichMichael T. YoungJack CooperRosalie CalabreseBetti KahnDan SimpsonJee Leong KohChocolate WatersMaria LisellaCarol WierzbickiCyndi DawsonAustin AlexisTantra ZawadiGeer AustinHilary SiderisMichael MontlackLaura VooklesRichard Marx WeinraubKaren NeubergEfrayim LevensonGene AupreyBrant LyonIcegayle Johnson, Mary Orovan, Simon Perchik, Jason Morphew, Erik La Prade, John J. Trause, Joel Allegretti, Robert Kramer, Sheryl H. Simler, Susan Maurer, and more. Have you had your poetry — and fiction — today? Get your brain fuel from Poets Wear Prada.

 

http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/

Get your copy of “The Cupcake Chronicles” at both #627. I will be there.

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Second and Third Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Events:

Second and Third Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Events:

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Leaving the Sky by Bob Heman

Second Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose

Saturday, September 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


New York Public Library – Mulberry Street Branch

10 Jersey Street (b/w Mulberry St. and Lafayette St.
New York, NY  10012

212 – 966 -3424

Free Admission— LIMITED OPEN MIC 

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/300714243816090/

SUBWAYS: D, F to Bway/ Lafayette St.

4, 6 to Bleecker St.

N, R, W to Prince St.

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

 

author copy $8 and additional copies $10 each

non-author copies $12 each

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Third Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose

Saturday, December 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30ish p.m.

Jefferson Market Library NYPL

425 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10011

(212) 243-4334

 

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/300714243816090/

Subways: A, C, E, D, F to West 4th Street

1 to Christopher St./ Sheridan Sq.
L to 6th Ave.
N, R to 8th Ave

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

author copy $8 and additional copies $10 each

non-author copies $12 each

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.

REMINDER: Saturday, August 25 at 2:30 p.m. Jennifer Juneau Ellen Pober Rittberg Marguerite Maria Rivas @ Park Plaza Restaurant

REMINDER:

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

We’re Celebrating our 13th Year!

Brownstone Poets presents

Saturday, August 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Jennifer Juneau
Ellen Pober Rittberg
Marguerite Maria Rivas

@ 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/2086162384978800/?active_tab=about

BIOS:

 

Jennifer Juneau is the author of the poetry collection More Than Moon (due out next month by Is A Rose Press) and the novel ÜberChef USA (due out October by Spork Press.) Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, the Million Writers award, and a Sundress Best of the Net and has appeared in the Café Review, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Journal, Evergreen Review, GWFM Anthology, Live Mag! Pank, Seattle Review, Sensitive Skin Magazine, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn where she is hard at work on her second novel and poetry collection.

 

Ellen Pober Rittberg’s poetry and fiction have been published in online journals includingBrooklyn Quarterly, Long Island Quarterly, Santa Fe Writers Project, and several anthologies including Persian Sugar in English Tea vol. 1 and Songs of Seasoned Women. Her book of poetry, Consider the Constellations, was published in 2009. The winner of several journalism awards, she also wrote several plays, which were performed off off Broadway and at festivals. By day, she is an attorney.

 

Marguerite Maria Rivas is a poet and essayist whose work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including The America’s ReviewWaterwaysThe Mas Tequila ReviewMom Egg, Waterways, and Quarterday Review, among others. Rivas has received grants and awards from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City University of New York, and A Room of Her Own Foundation. She is the author of a chapbook poems as well as a full-length volume, Tell No One. She is an associate professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College, where she teaches writing and literature.