Brenda J. Gannam
Ernest K. Woodley
and more to come . . .
Just checked Submittable.com and surprise . . . my poem “Birthday Thoughts” was published in the Linden Avenue Literary Journal Issue 27, August 2014 (accidentally listed as Issue 28, September 2014)
More Avocet news:
My haiku was in The Weekly Avocet #115, February 25, 2015.
I am pleased that I share the space with
George Held, Leslie Thomas, Mac Greene,
Maggie Westland, Linda Taylor, Leslie Mills,
Karla Linn Merrifield, Karla Linn Merrifield,
against blue-gray sky
wait for snow
Copies of the 2014 anthologies will be available at the reading at the bargain price of $5.
Contributor copies will be available for contributors to the 2014 anthology.
It’s freezing outside, but winter is a time for seasonal inspiration and poetry.
My haiku is in The Weekly Avocet #114, February 18, 2015:
slush mountains rise
above the sidewalks
Pleased to share the space with Charles Portolano, Donna Pflueger, Jean Moody, Joan Colby, Christine Cassello, Pamela D. Hirte,
John L. Wright, Cynthia Tedesco, Joan Higuchi, and
Lois Batchelor Howard.
Happy that my seasonal haiku was in Mankh’s Haiku du Jour for February 21, 2015:
beauty comes before
Beat Writers Jack Kerouac
On the Road Again — Back to Jack
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6 p.m.
The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St, NYC-10014
(212) 980- 9319
$8 admission/free drink
Hosted by Gordon Gilbert
The second in a series of readings of the beat generation writers.
A celebration of Jack Kerouac’s life and writings with personal
remembrances and a reading of a selection of his works by local
NYC poets and writers:
Stephen Bluestone, Patricia Carragon, Jack Cooper,
Steve Dalachinsky, Claire Fitzpatrick, Roxanne Hoffman,
David Lawton, Michael Lydon, Peter Martin, Roberto Mendez, Frank Perero, Su Polo, Leslie Prosterman, Griselda Steiner,
Susan Weiman, Gordon Gilbert
A, C, D, E, F to West 4th St. 1 to Christopher St.
George was a great poet and actor, and he will not be forgotten. For those who love poetry, his words will live on as his gift from the muse.
If you wish to attend the memorial service,
please RSVP Suzanne at:
PLEASE RSVP TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Host: The Family of George Dickerson
Saturday, Mar. 14th at 3:00 PM
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY
Note from the host:
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to one of the following charities:
Friends of UNRWA (https://www.unrwausa.org/donate)
Judson Memorial Church Capital Campaign (http://www.judson.org/CapitalCampaign)
Brownstone Poets presents Amy Barone, Maria Lisella, and Sweta Srivastava Vikram Saturday, March 7 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:
Sweta Srivastava Vikram
Saturday, March 7 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
Amy Barone’s new chapbook Kamikaze Dance was published by Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in CityLitRag, First Literary Review-East, Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Maintenant, Philadelphia Poets, and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, among other publications. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age. Her first book, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing. A board member of the Italian American Writers Association, she co-organizes and promotes their monthly readings in New York City. She belongs to PEN America Center and the Brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem.
NYQ Books published Maria Lisella’s first collection, Thieves in the Family in 2014. Her work in chapbooks —Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada) has been twice nominated for a Pushcart-Poetry Prize. She won Honorable Mention from the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and was a finalist for Queens Poet Laureate. Her work appears in Feile Festa, Gradiva, LIPS, Paterson Literary Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Voices in Italian Americana, and online on DanMurano.com and First Literary Review East. She co-curates the Italian American Writers Association 2nd Saturday readings; and is a charter member of the online poetry circle, brevitas now in its 12th year.
Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com), featured by Asian Fusion as “One of the most influential Asians of our time,” is an award-winning writer, Amazon bestselling author of 9 books, novelist, poet, essayist, columnist who currently lives in New York City with her husband. A graduate of Columbia University, when Sweta is not doing yoga, dancing, cooking, traveling, writing books and posts for other magazines, or teaching creative writing, she is working as a digital marketing consultant. Connect with her on
Twitter [@swetavikram] and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta)