Brownstone Poets on Summer Hiatus: No Zoom Readings in August and September

Hello Poets and Friends,

Brownstone Poets is taking a summer hiatus. There will be no Zoom readings held in August and September. We return on Saturday, October 29 with Broadstone Book authors: Susana H. Case, Margo Taft Stever, and Amy Barone.

However, Brownstone Poets will be at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island on Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. on The White Horse Stage. I will be hosting this 30-minute slot. The featured readers are:

Roxanne Hoffman, Dorothy Cantwell, Ptr Kozlowski, and Megha Sood.

Roxanne Hoffman (photo credit: Su Polo)
Dorothy Cantwell
Ptr Kozlowski
Megha Sood

Your support would count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

I would like to give an honorarium to the features. Donations will be taken during August and September on PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com.

I will also accept a donation in person at the festival. Your donation will count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Stay tuned for further details and the NYC Poetry Festival . . .

Stay cool and safe,

Patricia Carragon

Curator/ Editor-in-Chief

Brownstone Poets

Brooklyn, NY

Birthday and Arts Extravaganza on Wednesday, August 10 at 5 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the Birthday and Arts Extravaganza

Wednesday, August 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art & Ray Boutique & Fine Art Gallery at 305 East 9th Street, East Village, NY 10003

It’s Dorothy Friedman August’s birthday and there will be cake, wine, beer, and other refreshments as well.

Didi Champagne will have her amazing artwork and books for sell.

A fabulous line-up of poets and musicians to entertain, plus Didi and Dorothy will perform their duet, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Special poetry reading by Didi Champagne and Dorothy Friedman-August

Poets scheduled to read:

Austin Alexis, Madeline Artenberg, Dorothy Cantwell, Patricia Carragon, Mitch Corber, Phillip Giambri, Evelyn Katz, Linda Kleinbub, Ron Kolm, Elizabeth Morse, Nicca Ray, Barbara Rosenthal, Marianne Sciberras, Susan Weiman, Francine Witte, Ernest Woodley

Musicians to perform:

David Banish, Daniel Carter, Rick Eckerle, Don Fuchs, Diana Gitesha Hernandez, Ptr Kozlowski, Perry Masco, Susan Mitchell, Matthew Paris, Su Polo, Linda Schwartz

Admission is FREE!

Patricia Carragon as the Emcee

Check out event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/419769040176057?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Please RSVP to either Patricia Carragon at pcarragon@gmail.com

or Didi Champagne at dididlicious@gmail.com

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Alexandra van de Kamp, Thomas Fucaloro, Mario José Pagán Morales, Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, July 30, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Alexandra van de Kamp

Thomas Fucaloro

Mario José Pagán Morales

Plus a limited open mic

$5

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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 the program.

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/3hnpy8D


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 July reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center (www.geminiink.org). A native New Yorker, she has now lived in San Antonio, TX for seven years. Her most recent books of poems are Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press 2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (CW Books 2010). Her third book, Ricochet Script, will be published by from Next Page Press (https://nextpage-press.com) on April 1, 2022. She has also published several chapbooks, including A Liquid Bird Inside the Night (Red Glass Books 2015) and Dear Jean Seberg (2011), which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Her poems have been published in journals nationwide, such as The Cincinnati Review, The Texas Observer, Denver Quarterly, Great Weather for MEDIA, Washington Square, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and Tahoma Literary Review. Find out more about her work here: http://alexandravandekamppoet.com.

Thomas Fucaloro The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. Thomas has released 2 full lengths: It Starts From the Belly and Blooms and Inheriting Craziness is a Soft Halo of Light by Three Rooms Press. He also has 3 chapbooks: Mistakes Disguised as Stars (Tired Hearts Press), Depression Cupcakes (Yes, Poetry) and There is Always Tomorrow (Mad Gleam Press). His new Chapbook The Only Gardening I Do is When I Give Up by Finishing Line Press will be out in August. 

Mario José Pagán Morales is a Nuyorican poet and cultural worker born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in the South Bronx. His work is anthologized in The BreakBeat Poets, Volume 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books, 2020), Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea (great weather for MEDIA, 2019), and in the 2019 “The Performance of Breath” edition of The Acentos Review (edited by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Lupe Méndez). Pagán is a founding member of the Títere Poets. In addition, he is a Pushcart Prize nominee and co-founder of the La Esquina open mic.

Birthday and Arts Extravaganza on Wednesday, August 10 at 5 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the Birthday and Arts Extravaganza

Wednesday, August 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art & Ray Boutique & Fine Art Gallery at 305 East 9th Street, East Village, NY 10003

It’s Dorothy Friedman August’s birthday and there will be cake, wine, beer, and other refreshments as well.

Didi Champagne will have her amazing artwork and books for sell.

A fabulous line-up of poets and musicians to entertain, plus Didi and Dorothy will perform their duet, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Special poetry reading by Didi Champagne and Dorothy Friedman-August

Poets scheduled to read:

Austin Alexis, Madeline Artenberg, Dorothy Cantwell, Patricia Carragon, Phillip Giambri, Jennifer Juneau, Evelyn Katz, Linda Kleinbub, Ron Kolm, Nicca Ray, Susan Weiman, Francine Witte, Ernest Woodley

Musicians to perform:

David Banish, Daniel Carter, Rick Eckerle, Don Fuchs, Diana Gitesha Hernandez, Ptr Kozlowski, Perry Masco, Susan Mitchell, Matthew Paris, Su Polo, Linda Schwartz

Admission is FREE!

Patricia Carragon to Emcee Event

Check out event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/419769040176057?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Please RSVP to either Patricia Carragon at pcarragon@gmail.com

or Didi Champagne at dididlicious@gmail.com

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom Alexandra van de Kamp, Thomas Fucaloro, Mario José Pagán Morales, Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m EST

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Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, July 30, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Alexandra van de Kamp

Thomas Fucaloro

Mario José Pagán Morales

Plus a limited open mic

$5

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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 the program.

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/3hnpy8D


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/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center (www.geminiink.org). A native New Yorker, she has now lived in San Antonio, TX for seven years. Her most recent books of poems are Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press 2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (CW Books 2010). Her third book, Ricochet Script, will be published by from Next Page Press (https://nextpage-press.com) on April 1, 2022. She has also published several chapbooks, including A Liquid Bird Inside the Night (Red Glass Books 2015) and Dear Jean Seberg (2011), which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Her poems have been published in journals nationwide, such as The Cincinnati Review, The Texas Observer, Denver Quarterly, Great Weather for MEDIA, Washington Square, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and Tahoma Literary Review. Find out more about her work here: http://alexandravandekamppoet.com.

Thomas Fucaloro The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. Thomas has released 2 full lengths: It Starts From the Belly and Blooms and Inheriting Craziness is a Soft Halo of Light by Three Rooms Press. He also has 3 chapbooks: Mistakes Disguised as Stars (Tired Hearts Press), Depression Cupcakes (Yes, Poetry) and There is Always Tomorrow (Mad Gleam Press). His new Chapbook The Only Gardening I Do is When I Give Up by Finishing Line Press will be out in August. 

Mario José Pagán Morales is a Nuyorican poet and cultural worker born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in the South Bronx. His work is anthologized in The BreakBeat Poets, Volume 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books, 2020), Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea (great weather for MEDIA, 2019), and in the 2019 “The Performance of Breath” edition of The Acentos Review (edited by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Lupe Méndez). Pagán is a founding member of the Títere Poets. In addition, he is a Pushcart Prize nominee and co-founder of the La Esquina open mic.

RGB “OUT LOUD, an LGBTQ Literary Art Anthology” Book Release Party!!!

Read or Green Books Presents:

Out Loud Anthology Launch!

Saturday July 16 at 8 p.m. EST

Readers to include Marissa Prada, Elizabeth Strauss, Roxanne Hoffman, Patricia Carragon, Jacob R. Moses, Rusty Rose, and more.

Hosted by Marissa Prada

Free

Please join us as we release our second anthology, “Out Loud, an LGBTQ Literary Art Anthology” in this event!

We will hear from 26 contributors of the 49 in the anthology! 5 minutes each to read.

Purchase your copy of the book at www.readorgreenbooks.com

This is a SAFE SPACE! Absolutely NO hate speech or crappy attitudes will be tolerated.

You must be logged into your zoom account to access the zoom room.

To Attend on Zoom: Meeting ID: 831-2154-7114 Passcode 244982

All allies welcome!

See you then!

Laborfest 2022, Tuesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. EST

Fighting for A New World, Poets & Musicians

July 12, 8 p.m EST

Zoom Event

FREE

Join LaborFest when we have labor music and poets from around the US.
Musicians include Matt Seidel and others.
Poets:
– Christopher Hirschmann Brandt is a writer, political activist, translator, carpenter, actor and theatre worker who teaches poetry workshops, Peace and Justice and theatre courses at Fordham and Pace Universities. His poems, essays and translations have been published in Spain, France, and Mexico as well as in US journals and anthologies.
– Ama Birch lives and works in New York City. Belladonna* published her chapbook, “(Spirit)” in June of 2022 as part of their Lesbian Allstars series.
– Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.
– Linda Kleinbub is the curator of Fahrenheit Open Mic, founder of Pen Pal Poets & editor of Pink Trees Press. Linda was one of six local poets invited to read at the Americas Poetry Festival of New York 2021. Some of her work is found in The Best American Poetry, Brooklyn Rail, The Observer, and Sensitive Skin Magazine. Her first full-length book of poetry COVER CHARGE is an Unbearables Title from Autonomedia.
– Eve Packer: Bronx-born, poet/performer/actress, appears solo, w/music, in dance and theatre. Grants and awards include NYFA, Jerome Foundation, NEH, and NYSCA. She has published four poetry books, skulls head samba,, playland poems 1994-2004, new nails. (Fly By Night Press). Fall ’21 sees her new book no mask no talk corona poems 2020-2021 (w/photos) from Autonomedia Press. Has several poetry/jazz CD’s w/ saxophonist Noah Howard & others. Teaches at WCC. Honored to the skies to have known steve cannon and be one of the Tribes mom, grandmom, Lives downtown and swims daily.
– Jenifer Vernon is author of Rock Candy on West End Press and active with the Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA). You can see one of her poems, “Bobbie the Girl,” on WCSA’s website under the WCSA Creatives Corner section. She and Rosie O’Halloran got this section going in 2022. She lives on Nisenan lands in a place currently called Folsom, California with her family; and teaches communication and journalism at Sierra (Community) College.”
– Howard Pflanzer (poetry organizer) poet, playwright, and lyricist and co-founder of Crossways Theatre. Dead Birds or Avian Blues, his book of short poetic satiric plays and poetry, was published by Fly By Night Press. He was the prizewinning Poet of the Month of The Poetry Company. His hybrid performance piece, Walt Whitman Opera, adapted from Whitman’s poetry with music by Constance Cooper, was presented at the undergroundzero festival in New York.

Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology is HERE!

Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology is HERE!

A big Brownstone thank you to the contributors and staff for making this happen.

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. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices across the U.S. and the world.


We would like to thank this year’s 59 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 Maria Lisella as this year’s guest poet.


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

To the contributors, please DM me at pcarragon@gmail.com on how to receive your copy at the author rate.

For everyone else, it’s $16 on Amazon:

For everyone else, it’s $16 on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Brownstone-Poets-Anthology-Patricia-Carragon/dp/B0B5KP3BHL/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1658620373&refinements=p_27%3AMs.+Patricia+Carragon&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Ms.+Patricia+Carragon

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Alexandra van de Kamp, Thomas Fucaloro, Mario José Pagán Morales, Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, July 30, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Alexandra van de Kamp

Thomas Fucaloro

Mario José Pagán Morales

Plus a limited open mic

$5

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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 the program.

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/3hnpy8D


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/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center (www.geminiink.org). A native New Yorker, she has now lived in San Antonio, TX for seven years. Her most recent books of poems are Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press 2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (CW Books 2010). Her third book, Ricochet Script, will be published by from Next Page Press (https://nextpage-press.com) on April 1, 2022. She has also published several chapbooks, including A Liquid Bird Inside the Night (Red Glass Books 2015) and Dear Jean Seberg (2011), which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Her poems have been published in journals nationwide, such as The Cincinnati Review, The Texas Observer, Denver Quarterly, Great Weather for MEDIA, Washington Square, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and Tahoma Literary Review. Find out more about her work here: http://alexandravandekamppoet.com.

Thomas Fucaloro The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. Thomas has released 2 full lengths: It Starts From the Belly and Blooms and Inheriting Craziness is a Soft Halo of Light by Three Rooms Press. He also has 3 chapbooks: Mistakes Disguised as Stars (Tired Hearts Press), Depression Cupcakes (Yes, Poetry) and There is Always Tomorrow (Mad Gleam Press). His new Chapbook The Only Gardening I Do is When I Give Up by Finishing Line Press will be out in August. 

Mario José Pagán Morales is a Nuyorican poet and cultural worker born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in the South Bronx. His work is anthologized in The BreakBeat Poets, Volume 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books, 2020), Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea (great weather for MEDIA, 2019), and in the 2019 “The Performance of Breath” edition of The Acentos Review (edited by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Lupe Méndez). Pagán is a founding member of the Títere Poets. In addition, he is a Pushcart Prize nominee and co-founder of the La Esquina open mic.