15th Annual • Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem

15th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem

Sunday, November 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, New York 10012
Proud to be part of this event:

Brevitas is a community of invited poets who email one or two original, short poems (14 lines max) to each other on the 1st and 15th of each month – to nurture new work and invite constructive feedback.

This Festival is the once-a-year splurge when we publicly gather to perform and project our favorite poems of the year, plus celebrate publication of the 2018 Brevitas Anthology of the Short Poem.

Featured poets include Bowery Poetry Club founder Bob Holman, Queens Poets Laureate Maria Lisella and Hal Sirowitz, City Lore Founder Steve Zeitlin, Sparrow, Ron Kolm, Steve Luttrell, Richard Storm, Patricia Carragon, John J. Trause, Dorothy Friedman August, Jeff Wright and over FORTY more dynamic and diverse poet-members. Poet-member Gil Fagiani will be specially honored in memoriam. Poet-member/cartoonist Flash Rosenberg will host. Followed by a brief Open Mic.

Cofounders Steve Zeitlin and Jim Pignetti launched brevitas 15 years ago for cozy circle of poet friends. The group has ebulliently expanded and evolved into a powerful incubator of new poetry.

Subways:
F to Second Avenue
Check the MTA Weekender website for never-ending screw-ups:

Reminder: Bernard and Diane Block, G.E. Schwartz, Katrinka Moore, and Karen Neuberg read in Brooklyn

Reminder:

Bernard and Diane Block, G.E. Schwartz, Katrinka Moore, and Karen Neuberg



Five fabulous poets, Bernard and Diane Block, G.E. Schwartz, Katrinka Moore, and Karen Neuberg will feature for Brownstone Poets on Saturday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights, and there’s an open mic as well. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900

FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/328594701207317/

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

Bios

Bernard Block, born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, studied with the poet Colette Inez and earned his living as a caseworker for the Bureau of Child Welfare, NYC. He has featured at all the major poetry venues in NYC and in Philadelphia, Columbia, SC and Laugharne, South Wales. Benard hosts the Series “From Whitman to Ginsberg” at Cornelia St. Café (21 editions!) 38 poems are published in the on-line European literary journal, Levure Littéraire #8, #9 and #12. His poetry book Am I My Brother’s Keeper?, released by Dark Light Publishing, is available on Amazon and from the author: disviolin@yahoo.com.

Diane Block is a professional violinist who studied at the Manhattan School of Music, with a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance. At MSM she developed a passion for the art of poetry which, for her, is intimately connected to classical music. Diane has featured her poetry at all the major venues in NYC and Long Island and in Philadelphia and Laugharne, South Wales. Her poems are published In the prestigious European literary journal Levure Littéraire No. 9 and numerous anthologies. Diane and cellist Terry Batts comprise the violin/cello Duo Gemini Journey. Check out her YouTube channel.

Katrinka Moore’s latest book is Wayfarers, published by Pelekinesis in 2018. As in her previous works, Numa and Thief, she combines poetry and visual art. Her chapbook, This is Not a Story, won the New Women’s Voices prize. Recent work appears in Stillwater Review, Otoliths, Woven Tale, First Literary Review-East and Leaping Clear and in the anthologyWeaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems.
https://katrinkamoore.weebly.com/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fkatrinkamoor…)

Karen Neuberg is the author of three chapbooks, Detailed Still (Poets Wear Prada) and Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press), and the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre Press). Her poems and collages appear in numerous journals including Canary, Forage, New Verse News, Poets for Living Waters, and S/tick and anthologies including First Water: The Best of Pirene’s Fountain, A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, and Words Fly Away: Poems for Fukushima. She’s a multiple Pushcart and a Best-of-the-Net nominee, holds an MFA from The New School, and is associate editor of the online poetry journal First Literary Review East. She lives in Brooklyn.

G. E. Schwartz, author of Only Others Are: Poems (Legible Press), World (Furniture Press), Thanking In Tongues (Hank’s Loose Gravel Press), and the forthcoming Murmurations (Wheeler Hill), writes to explore all our varied emotions of life–of love, longing, and loss; memory, sacrifice, and desire; struggle, joy and resolve.

OCTOBER CARRAGON EVENTS

OCTOBER CARRAGON EVENTS:



WOMEN’S LITERARY WORKSHOP

Women’s Literary WorkshopJoin the PEN America Women’s Literary Workshop for its annual reception and celebration of participants’ work in poetry, prose, and playwriting. Now in its 25th year, the PEN America Women’s Literary Workshop is a peer group that provides opportunities for women writers to share their work. All readers and writers, regardless of gender, are welcome to join in this celebration of their work.

 

OPEN MIC FOR POETS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 

FROM 2 P.M. TO 4 P.M.

DESCRIPTION

Featured reader Patricia Carragon hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an active member of brevitas, PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Ms. Carragon lives in Brooklyn and works in Queens.
 
Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-0700
 
Guest poet Patricia Carragon
 
Free admission
 
F train to 169th Street

Bernard and Diane Block, G.E. Schwartz, Katrinka Moore, and Karen Neuberg



Five fabulous poets, Bernard and Diane Block, G.E. Schwartz, Katrinka Moore, and Karen Neuberg will feature for Brownstone Poets on Saturday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights, and there’s an open mic as well. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/328594701207317/

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

Bios

Bernard Block, born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, studied with the poet Colette Inez and earned his living as a caseworker for the Bureau of Child Welfare, NYC. He has featured at all the major poetry venues in NYC and in Philadelphia, Columbia, SC and Laugharne, South Wales. Benard hosts the Series “From Whitman to Ginsberg” at Cornelia St. Café (21 editions!) 38 poems are published in the on-line European literary journal, Levure Littéraire #8, #9 and #12. His poetry book Am I My Brother’s Keeper?, released by Dark Light Publishing, is available on Amazon and from the author: disviolin@yahoo.com.

Diane Block is a professional violinist who studied at the Manhattan School of Music, with a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance. At MSM she developed a passion for the art of poetry which, for her, is intimately connected to classical music. Diane has featured her poetry at all the major venues in NYC and Long Island and in Philadelphia and Laugharne, South Wales. Her poems are published In the prestigious European literary journal Levure Littéraire No. 9 and numerous anthologies. Diane and cellist Terry Batts comprise the violin/cello Duo Gemini Journey. Check out her YouTube channel.

Katrinka Moore’s latest book is Wayfarers, published by Pelekinesis in 2018. As in her previous works, Numa and Thief, she combines poetry and visual art. Her chapbook, This is Not a Story, won the New Women’s Voices prize. Recent work appears in Stillwater Review, Otoliths, Woven Tale, First Literary Review-East and Leaping Clear and in the anthologyWeaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems.
https://katrinkamoore.weebly.com/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fkatrinkamoor…)

Karen Neuberg is the author of three chapbooks, Detailed Still (Poets Wear Prada) and Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press), and the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre Press). Her poems and collages appear in numerous journals including Canary, Forage, New Verse News, Poets for Living Waters, and S/tick and anthologies including First Water: The Best of Pirene’s Fountain, A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, and Words Fly Away: Poems for Fukushima. She’s a multiple Pushcart and a Best-of-the-Net nominee, holds an MFA from The New School, and is associate editor of the online poetry journal First Literary Review East. She lives in Brooklyn.

G. E. Schwartz, author of Only Others Are: Poems (Legible Press), World (Furniture Press), Thanking In Tongues (Hank’s Loose Gravel Press), and the forthcoming Murmurations (Wheeler Hill), writes to explore all our varied emotions of life–of love, longing, and loss; memory, sacrifice, and desire; struggle, joy and resolve.