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!
The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Events
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope
Saturday, January 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY 11201
Limited Open Mic
Free Admission — limited open mic
SUBWAYS: 2 or 3 to Clark St., A or C to High St., 4 or 5 to Borough Hall
Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope
267 Seventh Ave.
Park Slope, NY 11215
Free Admission — NO OPEN MIC unless time permits!
SUBWAYS: F or G to Seventh Ave., D, R, N to 9th St.
The Brownstone Poets Presents:
Richard Levine and Michael T. Young
Tuesday, November 20
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.
$4 donation + food/beverage – Open-Mic
Richard Levine is author of That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, Snapshots from a Battle, and most recently, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (Bright Hill Press, 2012). A poem from the book, In a Blue Wood, was an Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day feature during National Poetry month. In 2011, his poem “Believe This” was featured in former Poet Laureate Ted Kosser’s column, “American Life in Poetry”. A retired teacher, he spends most days working to block hydro-fracking in New York State.
Michael T. Young has published three collections of poetry: Transcriptions of Daylight, Because the Wind Has Questions and Living in the Counterpoint. His next full-length collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, will be published in 2013 by Black Coffee Press. He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a William Stafford Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Fogged Clarity, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Potomac Review, The Raintown Review, and The Same. His work is forthcoming in the anthologies The Bug Book and In the Black/In the Red.
For more details on the book, go to the link below:
I will be one of the readers who will be celebrating the release of TOKEN ENTRY: New York Subway Poems (2012, Smalls Press, Gerry LaFemina, editor) along with many of the contributor poets. There will be a viewing of some of the Subway Series poem movies, and of course, the variety of Manitoba’s good drinks. So come on down and party!
99 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Sunday, April 15
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
L to 1st Avenue
F to 2nd Avenue
Congrats to the following contributors:
Tom C Hunley
Allen C. Fischer
Anita Ytuarte Oelkers
Joseph O. Legaspi
Anne Pierson Wiese
Susana H. Case
J. Allyn Rosser
Rhina P. Espaillat
I am happy to be part of Maintenant 6 and one of the many featured readers at the Fifth Annual NYC Dada Poetry and Art Salon.
From Three Rooms Press:
Three Rooms Press and Son of a Pony present:
The Fifth Annual NYC Dada Poetry and Art Salon
Friday, March 16
Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $7
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker and
W. 4th St.)
Subways: E, A, C, F, M, D to West 4th Street
1 to Christopher Street
Featured Dada performers include:
–NY Dada’s JOANIE FRITZ ZOSIKE and
LOIS KAGAN MINGUS
–Dada Daddy PETER CARLAFTES
–Romanian Dada descendent VALERY OISTEANU
–Underground Comic Book Artist MIKE DIANA
with CITY SCUM SHOT
–LA Dada’s CYNTHIA TORONTO
–NJ Dada’s JOHN J. TRAUSE
–and surprise guests
It’s back! And better than ever: The fifth annual Dada Poetry and Art Salon, with Dada hostess KAT GEORGES! This year’s theme: Declare Art on War!
Wear your favorite Dada fashion, thrill to the excitement of the strangest, most hard-hitting Dada performances ever, and enjoy Dada-inspired poetry read LIVE! from the latest edition of Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art* (Three Rooms Press, 130 pages, 2012).
Featured guest poets include Dada superstar boxer/poet Arthur Cravan, brought back to life for this special event. Plus Live Dada Twitter, and performances by underground comic book artist Mike Diana with Steven Retchard, NY Dada’s Joanie Hieger Zosike & Lois Kagan Mingus, NJ Dada’s John J. Trause, Romanian Dada descendent Valery Oisteanu, LA Dada’s Cynthia Toronto, Dada Daddy Peter Carlaftes, and surprise guests!
Plus: new videos, book giveaways and more. The first 20 people will receive a free copy of the hot-off-the-press Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Literature and Art (inspired by Arthur Cravan‘s early 20th Century Maintenant ’zine–the first ’zine EVER!).
Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $7 which includes (naturally) a free drink! Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com).
Reservations and additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art is the fifth edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. This issue, edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges, includes bold poetry, cutting-edge visual art, essays and word art from Neo-Dadaists worldwide, including: Roger Conover, Mina Loy, Jerome Rothenberg, Giovanni Fontana, Fork Burke, Paolo Pelosini, Constantin Xenakis, Vittore Baroni, George Wallace, Scott Wannberg, Duska Vrhovac, Bart Verburg, Mike Mollett and more than 100 other artists. Color cover, with interior black and white text and images. It is now archived in the MOMA library.
The original Dada movement peaked from 1916-1922, primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature.
BRENDA J. GANNAM
ERNEST KYLE WOODLEY
GAIL FISHMAN GERWIN
GREGORY VINCENT ST. THOMASINO
JEFFREY CYPHERS WRIGHT
JOHN A. TODRAS
JOSEPH CHARLES REBIS, JR.
KATHERINE A. HOGAN
KATHRYN M. FAZIO
LINDA CARTER BROWN
RICHARD MARX WEINRAUB
SWETA SRIVASTAVA VIKRAM
YUYUTSU RD SHARMA