Reminder:Second Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Book Event




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 


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

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

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


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



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:

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.



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Thursday, September 27 at Bluestockings Bookstore

192 Allen Street, NYC – 10002

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

With Maureen Brady     

Hosted by Vittoria Repetto

Open mic ( for women and trans only) – sign-up at 7 p.m. – 8 minute limit

Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.
$10 suggested donation 

F train to Second Ave.



Monday, October 1 at Saturn Series Reading at

430 Third Avenue at corner of East 30th Street, NYC
Train: 6 to 33rd Street, walk East

7:30 p.m.

With Juanita Torrence-Thompson and Elleraine Lockie

Hosted by Su Polo

Open mic sign-up at 7:15 p.m. $3 donation, plus food or beverage

6 train to 28th Street


Open Mic for Poets

Sunday, October 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard

Jamaica, NY 11432

(718) 990-0700

Guest poet Patricia Carragon

Free admission

F train to 169th Street


Sunday, November 18 at the Great Weather for MEDIA Sunday Reading Series

at The Parkside Lounge

317 E. Houston Street, NYC 10002

Hosted by George Wallace

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

2 drink minimum (they do have coffee and sodas) 
$3 suggested donation. Open mic list closes at 4:45

F train to Second Avenue

More details to come on co-feature (s) . . .


Sunday, December 16 at Voices of Poetry at the Montauk Club

25 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

With Cathy Gigante-Brown, Heather Corbally Bryant, Gillian Cummings, Terence Degnan, Devon Moore,

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Neil Silberblatt and Harvey Soss

Free Admission – No Open

2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza

G to Seventh Avenue

***Check with the MTA Weekender for all service changes

Brooklyn Book Festival, Sun, 9/16


Poets Wear Prada will be at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival

Sunday, September 16th 

from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.


We’re right by Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon St at Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201). Walk into the park and you will find us at booth #627. Meet and greet the publisher and our authors! It’s a great day for book lovers and readers of all ages!

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.

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