Photo Credit: Ira Joel Haber
Pattie is in Oddball Magazine,
Check out my poem in the April 29, 2015 edition
Lost Weekend Via The Coney Island Bound D Train
(for David Francis)
dedicated to Brooklyn and #DavidFrancis
Thx Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright
Peter Blaxill, Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon at Left Bank Books Sun, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix Reading Series
Sunday, May 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Peter Blaxill, Rosalie Calabrese,
Left Bank Books
17 Eighth Avenue near West 12th Street,
Greenwich Village, NY 10023
Hosted by Michael Graves
A, C, D, E, F to 14th St. 1 to 14 St.
Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Cover by Bob Heman The Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology is Here and at Poets House!
The Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology
is Here and at Poets House!
|(collage cover design by Bob Heman)|
Thanks to my editorial staff (Cindy Hochman, Amy Barone, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg) for their tireless teamwork in making this project happen. Couldn’t do CreateSpace this year, but once I purchase a new MacBook, I will definitely check this out for next year’s issue with DuEwa Frazier’s guidance.
Inside this issue:
A spread dedicated to Brant Lyon
A spread dedicated to Special Guest Poet and Dancer Friend, Max Nemerovsky
A section dedicated to the memory of our beloved poet and friend, Bob Hart
Plenty of photos to delight
Poetry from the following contributors:
Anoek Van Praag
Baron James Ashanti
Brenda J. Gannam
David B. Austell
Ernest K. Woodley
John A. Todras
John J. Trause
Joseph Charles Rebis Jr.
Noel David Cohen
Patricia Spears Jones
Susan H. Maurer
Yuyutsu RD Sharma
Copies will be sold at the Brownstone Poets Readings and elsewhere later this Spring.
$7 at the Brownstone Poets Readings.
$8 outside the Brownstone Poets Readings.
Bookstore news to come!
Anthology readings to come in the Fall.
*Will be mailing copies to contributors who still didn’t get their comp copies for 2013 and 2014 later in May. Sorry to be behind due to my crazy hours at my former job, heavy duty foot surgery and recovery, and a bad winter.
Some good news: Starting in May, I will be doing temp work. :)
Come see the Brownstone Poets Anthology and other awesome publications at the Annual Showcase at Poets House.
Date and Time:
June 25, 2015 (6 P.M.)
Free and open to the public
Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry. It is an honor to have the Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology displayed at Poets House.
Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY 10282
Poets House Directions
SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace.
BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: www.downtownny.com.
FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders
from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway
and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry
Terminal at the World Financial Center and
walk north to River Terrace.
Hi Poets and Friends
Pleased to have more Avocet news to share (I’m behind on listing due to my heavy schedule of the Brownstone anthology publishing and other matters):
1- The Weekly Avocet #115, February 25, 2015
I share space with George Held, Joan Vullo Obergh, Karla Linn Merrifield, Leslie Mills, Linda Taylor, Maggie Westland, Mac Greene, Charles Portolano.
against blue-gray sky
wait for snow
2- The Weekly Avocet #122, April 15, 2015
I share space with Judy Wucherer, Irene Frick, Joan Kantor, Ellen Pickus, Joan Higuchi, Karla Linn Merrifield, Jean Moody, Charles Portolano.
outside Brooklyn homes
silent roars from stone lions
April winds growl and hiss
3- The Avocet A Journal of Nature Poetry, Spring 2015
I share space with Tom Oleszczuk, Bill Carpenter, Carol A. Amato, Mac Greene, Michael Stone, Peter Leverich, M.C. Little, Charles Portolano, and more.
behind iron gates
an ornamental cat rests
casting its shadow
on a garden rock
nearby houses protected
by concrete lions
outside my window
oak trees too distant
to get personal
Brownstone Poets presents Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea, Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.
Brownstone Poets presents:
Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m.
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:
$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
Davidson Garrett trained for the theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from The City College of New York. He is the author of the poetry and prose collection, King Lear of the Taxi and two chapbooks, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems, and Southern Low Protestant Departure. In June 2014, he was awarded 1st Place in Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Contest sponsored by Amulet Poetry Magazine. His spoken word play, Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen, was published in 2015 by the performance arts journal Nerve Lantern.
George Held publishes regularly both online and in print, in such journals as Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, String Poet, and Xanadu. His work has been included in three dozen anthologies and has received 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, and Garrison Keillor read one of George’s poems on A Writer’s Almanac. His recent books include Neighbors 3: The Water Critters (2015), animal poems for children, illustrated by Joung Un Kim, and Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems (2014), which Kirkus Reviews calls “strong . . . a closely observed collection on nature and environmentalism.”
Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A four-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, forthcoming), and Nothing Important Happened Today (Boradstone Books, forthcoming). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ, and is the co-founder and translations editor of The National Translation Month. More at cserea.tumblr.co.
Photos from the Second Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading on Thursday, March 19 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Park Slope Brooklyn
Here are the photos taken from the Second Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Reading on Thursday, March 19 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I apologize for messing up a few of the shots and for missing out on a photographing a few poets. The event started out slow, but people kept coming in and so did the excitement, making this event standing room only. Kudos to our Guest Poet George Held and to the contributors who were able to make the event. They are as follows:
George Held (Guest Poet)
Ronna Lebo (a.k.a Alice B. Talkless)
Brenda J. Gannam
Ernest K. Woodley
Noel David Cohen
Will plan to post the first event pictures from Park Plaza Restaurant soon. Have a slow computer and must start publishing the 2015 anthology ASAP!
In honor of International Women’s Day, I am happy to announce that Femmewise Cat, a special e-zine of Clockwise Cat, has published 5 of my pieces:
Sex and the Single Poet
The 4-Dimensional Man
Check it out at
Also there’s a second part of this e-zine worth seeing
So many great women are in this issue. Great job Alison Ross. Meow!
Siddartha Beth Pierce. April Michelle Bratten. Michelle Greenblatt. Karen Neuberg. Ally Malinenko. Cindy Sostchen-Hochman. Regina A Walker. Patricia Carragon. Simone Keane. Puma Perl. Sheila Murphy. Alexis Fancher. Erin Reardon. Jacqueline Watts. Linda Leedy Schneider. Mercedes WebbPullman. Gili Haimovich. Wanda Morrow Clevenger. Maja Trochimczyk. Nicole Henares. Marie Lecrivain. Gloria Garfunkel. Misti Rainwater-Lites.