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



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


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:

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. (…)

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.


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