Austin Alexis, Kim Darlene Brandon, David Huberman, Eve Packer, and Chocolate Waters, Sat, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Five awesome poets Austin AlexisKim Darlene BrandonDavid Huberman, Eve Packer, and Chocolate Waters to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, June 22 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.

Austin Alexis
Kim Darlene Brandon 

David Huberman

Eve Packer
Chocolate Waters



Saturday, June 22 @ 2:30 P.M.

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/839369143107600/?active_tab=about

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:

Austin Alexis is the author of the full-length collection Privacy Issues (Broadside-Lotus Press) as well as two chapbooks published by Poets Wear Prada. He has work recently in 2 Rivers Review, Chiron Review, Home Planet News On-line, Boog City (100th Issues) and The New Verse News.  He has poetry forthcoming in Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, the first anthology of poetry about television (New York Quarterly Press). He has fiction in the recent issue of Home Planet News On-line.

Kim Darlene Brandon is a storyteller, a novelist, a poet, and activist. Kim is the founder of the Brooklyn Society Writers Group. She advanced her studies in fiction writing at the New School, Women of Color Writer’s Workshops, and at Medgar Evers College.  Her work is included in the anthology “The Dream Catcher’s Song.” She is also published in the Hawaiian Review,thePeregrine Journal, Boarders and Boundaries an anthology.  Her work was produced in the 50 In 50 theater productions in 2018 and in 2019. She hopes to publish her first of five novels, Baltimore City Blues in 2020.

David Huberman has work published in Evergreen Review, A Gathering of Tribes, Long Shot, Icon, and many other literary journals. He’s performed at The Public Theater, PS 122, and LaMama Theater, and many other performance venues.

Eve Packer; Bronx-born, poet/performer: NYSCA, NYFA, Jerome Foundation, other awards. 3 books, skulls head samba; playland poems 1994-2004; new nails(2011)(Fly By Night Press), several poetry/jazz CD’s with saxophonist Noah Howard & others. Spring ’18 saw her new chapbook foss park. Teaches at WCC, lives downtown, swims daily.  From Donald Hall: “I salute her as the Weege poet.”(evebpacker@aol.com).

Chocolate Waters is a continuously evolving radical feminist poet and celebrant of the new power of the feminine. She began performing her work in the mid ’70s and has toured throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada. Her first three books of poetry are considered classics of the Second Wave and her latest book, Bittersweet Resurrection (Eggplant Press NY, NY), will be out later this year. She is currently conducting workshops for women on finding the unique truth and beauty in our poetry and also facilitates the Poetry Circle at Hamilton House Senior Center. Please see what she’s up to at ChocolateWaters.com and friend her on Facebook (she needs more friends!).

REMINDER: First Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Book Event

REMINDER: First Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Book Event

“The Egg,” collage by Bob Heman

First Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Book EventA Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights
Saturday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m. 
Park Plaza Restaurant220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201718-596-5900
Free Admission— OPEN MIC


Facebook Event :


https://www.facebook.com/events/391841814877302/

SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St.   A, C to High St.  4, 5 to Borough Hall

On sale for $12 

For contributors: $8 Contributor copy, $10 for additional copies

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-nine reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.

We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and David Austell as this year’s guest poet.We mourn the passing of Gil Fagiani, who was a translator, essayist, short-story writer, poet, and friend, and have dedicated a section in his memory.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.


Planning on events at the Mulberry Street Library in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope, etc.  Stay tuned . . .

REMINDER:Ngoma Hill, Tsaurah Litzky, Danny Shot, and Bob McNeil to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

REMINDER:

Four powerful poets Ngoma Hill, Tsaurah Litzky, Danny Shot, and Bob McNeil to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, May 25 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.

Ngoma HillTsaurah LitzkyDanny ShotBob McNeil

Saturday, May 25 @ 2:30 P.M.

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/2214078095476713/

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:

Ngoma is a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist,singer/songwriter, Artivist and paradigm shifter, who for over 50 years, has used culture as a tool to raise socio-political and spiritual consciousness through work that encourages critical thought.A former member of Amiri Baraka’s The Spirit House Movers and Players and the contemporary freedom song duo Serious Bizness, Ngoma weaves poetry and song that raises contradictions and searches for a solution to a just and peaceful world.Ngoma was selected as the Beat Poet Laureate of New York for 2017 by The National Beat Poetry Poetry Foundation.His newly released CD is entitled, Conversation with Esu, features Performance Poetry, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, and Blues.



Tsaurah Litzky, a long time trendsetter in the margins, is a widely published writer of poetry, fiction, erotica, memoir, and commentary. Her publications include the poetry collections, Baby On The Water; (Long Shot Press) and Cleaning The Duck (Bowery Books) as well as fifteen chapbooks. Her most recent chapbook is a book of yoga poems, Full Lotus (NightBallet Press) and Flasher: A Memoir published by Unbearables/Autonomedia. She is a member of the on-line poetry circle Brevitas and the Unbearables. She is also a collage artist. Tsaurah lives on the Brooklyn waterfront where she can see the Statue of Liberty, icon of Free Women everywhere, from her kitchen window.

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. 

Danny Shot was longtime publisher and editor of Long Shot magazine, which he founded. He spent over 30 years as a New York City high school English teacher in the South Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn. His poems and stories have been widely anthologized and he’s performed his work everywhere. Mr. Shot lives in Hoboken, NJ (home of Frank Sinatra and baseball). His book of poems WORKS, was published by Cavan Kerry Press in March 2018. His play Roll the Dice was produced in September 2018 as part of the New York Theater Festival. Danny currently serves as Head Poetry Editor of Red Fez online magazine.

Spring 2019 Publications

Spring 2019 Publications



Thank you Joe Maita for accepting my work again:I’ll Be Seeing YouJerry Jazz Musician- A collection of jazz poetry-April, 2019 edition
https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2019/04/a-collection-of-jazz-poetry-april-2019-edition/

StardustJerry Jazz Musician, A collection of jazz poetry-May 2019 edition
https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2019/05/a-special-collection-of-poetry-devoted-to-mothers-and-fathers/Kudos to:Alex LouloudisAnggo GenorgaAurora LewisDouglas MalanErren KellyFred ShawFreddington,  John StuppMichael KeshigianMichael L. NewellPhyllis Wax,  Richard BeattieRobert NisbetRoger SingerSusandaleVictor Enns
Alan Yountrobert harris
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Jeff Santosuosso, I’m really honored that Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered is in Panoplyzine, Issue 12, Spring/Summer 2019. Shout outs to Francine Witte, Mike Jurkovic, Gary Glauber, and more.https://panoplyzine.com/bewitched-bothered-and-bewildered-patricia-carragon/

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Thank you Evie Ivy, for loving my poem, Alhambra’s Lion Courtyard and publishing it in Leisure, Dinner with the Muse, Vol. III, Ra Rays Press, 2019, with so many New York and Brooklyn poets.

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Three cheers to Rick Lupert for selecting The End of the World to honor me asPoet of the Week, Poetry Super Highway, week of April 8 – 14, 2019, along with Paul M. Strohm.http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/2019/04/poetry-from-patricia-carragon-and-paul-m-strohm/
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Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my haiku and poem: the singing bowl cannot competewith the purring catin Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, April 30, 2019 with Sarah Mahina Calvello, Ian Mullns, Vernon Waring, Cathy Porter, pl. wick, Teresinka Periera, and Judith Partin-Nielsen
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2019/04/naked-gardening-day-poets-sarah-mahina.html

Roller Coaster TrainWe were approaching the last stop,             Coney Island — Stillwell Avenue,
but the N train didn’t stop —

it continued upwards on tracks
that rose above the station
until it made that sudden descent

and plunged into the ocean
where the real mermaids waited
over an hour to get on.


in Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot,on my birthday, May 12, 2019with John Parsons, Peggy Dugan French and Stevie Wonder, Dennis Rhodes, Ian Mullins, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Karen O’Leary, Karen with Paul Callus.
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2019/05/john-parsons-peggy-dugan-french-and.html

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Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my haiku inThe Avocet, a Journal of Nature Poetry, Spring 2019. Kudos to Gordon Gilbert and more.

morning shadows

on sidewalk

a cat crosses

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sleet or snow

can’t stop

the crocus
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distant foghorns 

raindrops tap windows

lullabies for sleep

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Much appreciation to Pamela Laskin for inviting me to read “So What” and to be part of this wonderful anthology, Poetry in Performance 47th Annual Spring Poetry Festival, The City College of New York, May 3, 2019
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Danny Shot, thank you for selectingAngel to be part of Red Fez #123, May 17, 2019. Please click your loves or likes.
https://www.redfez.net/issue123?fbclid=IwAR0MtH6lNYO47GPptjY69PDXRmJEMzU4gMk71QvNnMB_iOLTATShuxHGAfY
https://www.redfez.net/poetry/angel-2745Shout outs to Cyndi Dawson, Jack Silbert, John Lunar Richey.