Reminder Brownstone Poets on Zoom Mike Jurkovic, David Francis, Ken Holland, Sat, May 26 2 pm to 4:30 pm

Reminder 

Brownstone Poets on Zoom:


Mike Jurkovic

David Francis

Ken Holland

Saturday, May 29

2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Please follow directions below, completing both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic follows the order of signup. Sign up early to read early in the program. Last minute signup means you will read at the end of program.

Our May features are Mike Jurkovic, David Francis, and Ken Holland. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Please follow these instructions:

Step 1: Make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO

(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/3bhQyDs

Step 3: After making your contribution and completing your registration, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.

Looking forward to seeing you at our May reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1m44bWGeE

Bios:

Mike Jurkovic

 

Mike Jurkovic 2016 Pushcart nominee, poetry and musical criticism have appeared in over 500 magazines and periodicals worldwide with little reportable income.

Recent full length collections: AmericanMental, (Luchador Press 2020)Blue Fan Whirring (Nirala Press, 2018) President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, Beacon, NY. 

Reviews appear online at All About Jazz and Lightwoodpress. He hopes to soon return to hosting his Tuesday Night Jazz Sanctuary 

program from 7-10PM on WOOC 103.5 in Troy, NY.

He loves Emily most of all.

David Francis


Born in Houston, David Francis has lived in London, Buenos Aires, and New
York.  He has produced six music albums, one of poetry, Always/Far, a chapbook
of lyrics and drawings, and Poems from Argentina (Kelsay Books).  In 2008 the
publication of his essay “Utterance and Hum: The Difference between Poem and
Song” led to a reading/lecture tour of the UK.  He has written and directed
the autobiographical films Village Folksinger (2013) and Memory Journey
(2018).  His verse and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and
anthologies.  Mr. Francis is working on his second collection. 
www.davidfrancismusic.com

 Ken Holland

An award-winning poet, Ken Holland just received his second and third nominations for the Pushcart Prize. He’s had work widely published in such journals as Rattle, Southwest Review, The Cortland Review and Poetry East. Recent publication in The Carolina Quarterly, Chariton Review and The American Journal of Poetry, with poetry forthcoming in Confrontation, Pinyon, San Pedro River Review and Main Street Rag among others. His poems have also been included in a number of anthologies, and is currently engaged in logging in various rejections of his first chapbook. He lives in the mid-Hudson Valley.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Mike Jukovic, David Francis, Ken Holland, Sat, May 29, 2 PM to 4:30 PM EST


Brownstone Poets on Zoom:

Mike Jukovic

David Francis

Ken Holland

Saturday, May 29

2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Please follow directions below, completing  both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic follows the order of signup. Sign up early to  read early in the program.  Last minute signup means you will read at the end of program.

Our May features are Mike Jukovic, David Francis, and Ken Holland. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Please follow these instructions:

Step 1: Make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO

(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/3bhQyDs

Step 3: After making your contribution and completing your registration, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.

Looking forward to seeing you at our May reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1m44bWGeE

Bios:

Mike Jukovic

 

Mike Jukovic 2016 Pushcart nominee, poetry and musical criticism have appeared in over 500 magazines and periodicals worldwide with little reportable income. 

Recent full length collections: AmericanMental, (Luchador Press 2020)Blue Fan Whirring (Nirala Press, 2018) President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, Beacon, NY. 

Reviews appear online at All About Jazz and Lightwoodpress. He hopes to soon return to hosting his Tuesday Night Jazz Sanctuary 

program from 7-10PM on WOOC 103.5 in Troy, NY.

He loves Emily most of all.

David Francis


Born in Houston, David Francis has lived in London, Buenos Aires, and New
York.  He has produced six music albums, one of poetry, Always/Far, a chapbook
of lyrics and drawings, and Poems from Argentina (Kelsay Books).  In 2008 the
publication of his essay “Utterance and Hum: The Difference between Poem and
Song” led to a reading/lecture tour of the UK.  He has written and directed
the autobiographical films Village Folksinger (2013) and Memory Journey
(2018).  His verse and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and
anthologies.  Mr. Francis is working on his second collection. 
www.davidfrancismusic.com

 Ken Holland

An award-winning poet, Ken Holland just received his second and third nominations for the Pushcart Prize.  He’s had work widely published in such journals as Rattle, Southwest Review, The Cortland Review and Poetry East. Recent publication in The Carolina Quarterly, Chariton Review and The American Journal of Poetry, with poetry forthcoming in ConfrontationPinyonSan Pedro River Review and Main Street Rag among others.  His poems have also been included in a number of anthologies, and is currently engaged in logging in various rejections of his first chapbook.  He lives in the mid-Hudson Valley.

A Night of Poetry, Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. EST Zoom

Come enjoy the spoken words of Join me and 9 outstanding poets for a Night of Poetry with District Leader Cory Provost!
Plus Special Guests to be announced!

Date:  Friday, May 7th

Time:  7:00pm to 8:30pm EST 

Admission:  FREE (donations are accepted but not required)

No Open Mic – Featured Poets & Special Guests Only

Location:  Online via ZOOM – RSVP register at:

Please RSVP via coryprovost.com or the below zoom registration link. 

Please register in advance for this meeting: 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdemtqjMuEtVTtIebuuqxP3c50UqugCQX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Featured Poets (BIOs at bottom)

Plus Special Guests to be announced!


Come enjoy the spoken words of :


Patricia Carragon

Pauline Findlay

Roxanne Hoffman

Jerry T. Johnson

Stephanie Laterza

Martina McGowan

Carrie Magness Radna

James Dean Rivera

Ameerah Shabazz

Megha Sood


About Cory Provost:
https://coryprovost.com/meet-cory-2

Cory Provost is currently the Democratic State Committeeman/District Leader of the 58th Assembly District, serving the neighborhoods of East Flatbush, Brownsville, and Canarsie – holding this position since 2012.

Recently Cory served as the Brooklyn Field Director for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Prior to that Cory was elected to serve as a Presidential Delegate for Secretary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

Cory further served the residents of New York City as the Brooklyn/Caribbean-American Liaison for the Office of the New York City Comptroller.

Cory graduated from CUNY-Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Philosophy and a M.A. in Urban Policy and Administration. While completing his studies at CUNY, Cory was honored to serve as a Trustee for the University.


Poets’ Bios:

Patricia Carragon’s latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.


Pauline Findlay is a poet and filmmaker of short stories. This Brooklyn-based artist is the author of Mirror Images and just completed a second collection of poetry. Ms. Findlay has been featured at the “Rimes Series,” toured in Augusta, Georgia and in her spare time, enjoys being a featured chef at Enoteca Maria cooking traditional West Indian dishes as one of the “Nonna’s of the World.”


Roxanne Hoffman runs the small literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper. Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011. Their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, was published in 2018.


Jerry T Johnson is a Poet and Spoken Word Artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary publications worldwide. His poetry collection Poets Should Not Write About Politics was selected winner of Evening Press’ 2020 Sinclair Poetry prize.


Stephanie Laterza is the author of poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials (Finishing Line Press, 2019), feminist legal thriller, The Boulevard Trial, and La Masa A Casa (The Dough at Home-An Italian-Latina Cookbook) [*Amazon Best Seller in Spanish Cooking]. Instagram: @stef3rd.


Martina McGowan, MD, poet, public speaker, activist against social, racial, sexual injustices. Author – i am the rage, (February 2021, SourceBooks). Contributor – Kevin Powell’s anthology, 2020; The Year that Changed America. Deputy Editor – The Elevation Review Magazine. iamtheragebook@gmail.com.

Carrie Magness Radna is a librarian at NYPL, a singer, and a poet. Her poetry collections Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) and In the blue hour (Nirala Publications) are now available on Amazon.com. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives in Manhattan, New York. https://carriemagnessradna.com


James Dean Rivera is an author, spoken word artist, and YouTuber who resides in Brooklyn, New York. He published his book Words From The Heart in 2018 through Lulu Publishing and Deep Thoughts in 2020 through Cyberwit Publishing.



Ameerah Shabazz has a talent for telling stories through poetry and Visual Arts. She is a teacher, writer/author/illustrator, poet, and photographer. She is the founder/facilitator of – “When Women Speak” and “When People Speak” – poetry platforms. She is the author and illustrator of Breathing Through Concrete and is featured in: Every Kinda Lady and Her Sister Pages and Philadelphia Says:Black Lives Matter poetry anthologies.



Megha Sood is an award-winning poet, editor, author from New Jersey. She is three-time state-level poetry winner and national level winner for Spring Mahogany Prize 2020. Poetry editor for Mookychick(UK), Life and Legends (USA), and a literary partner with Stanford University.