Stone Soup Poetry: Brooklyn Invades Boston


I will be reading from my debut novel, “Angel Fire, “ as well as some jazz poetry:


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone’s participation.

On Wednesday June 30, poet, novelist, editor and publisher Patricia Carragon closes out June for Stone Soup.

Patricia Carragon’s fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles and her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Join us this Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 859 8647 7048

Password: stonesoup

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, April 24 from 2 P.M to 4 P.M. EST New York City

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, April 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

William Washington

A.i. Firefly

James Dean Rivera

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 April features are William Washington, A. i. Firefly, and James Dean Rivera. 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://rb.gy/utlbol (Note that your contribution is not refundable.) 

 Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting on Zoom: https://rb.gy/aafx4k 

 Step 3: After making your donation 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 April reading!

For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/4mP0kXEZC

BIOS


William Washington

William Washington is a Spanish Harlem Elder/SpokenWord Artist, and Community Activist. William has performed SpokenWord throughout The United States. He’s performed at The Legendary NYC Nuyorican Poets Cafe- The 2016 BPC Poetry Festival in Atlanta Ga. – The Chicago Illinois 2019 Spoken Ink Live!, as well as events, in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Albany NY, Syracuse NY, etc. Mr. Washington has starred, on Off Broadway Stages- Most Notably “Sistahs Black Like Me- Harlemville.” He has performed at major Churches & Colleges throughout The Tri- State area. William Washington is the author, of the widely acclaimed Autobiography “The Nigger Chronicles/The Mispronunciation Of Who I Am” published in December of The Year 2012. Lastly William recently co-featured at “Great Weather for Media” Hosted by The Phenomenal Mr. Thomas Fucaloro! Introducing.. Mr. William Washington!

A. i. Firefly


photo by Kristopher Johnson

A.i. Firefly was born at the tail end of the 1970s in the suburbs of NYC. She is the author of Cast Iron Poetry #2 : A Moon Magnetized This Screeching Bird, a poetry collection published by Time Is An Ocean Publications. Her previous work on the web & in print appears in publications by Having A Whiskey Coke With You, NYSAI Press, Blood Moon Poetry, A.B. Baird Publishing, E·ratio, & Great Weather For Media. You can read more of her work and engage with the author on Instagram @a.i.firefly or at https://aifirefly.wordpress.com

James Dean Rivera

James Dean Rivera, also known as The Dean of Poetry, is an author, spoken word artist, and YouTuber who resides in Brooklyn, New York. Through his words, he promotes positivity and inspiration. He shares life lessons for in hopes of bettering of the lives of his audience. James has been writing since he was 14 years old and he published is book Words From The Heart in 2018 and Deep Thoughts in 2020. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Science from Brooklyn College. The Dean of Poetry lives to inspire the world one moment at a time.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, April 24 from 2 P.M to 4 P.M. EST New York City

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, April 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

William Washington

A.i. Firefly

James Dean Rivera

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 April features are William Washington, A. i. Firefly, and James Dean Rivera. 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://rb.gy/utlbol (Note that your contribution is not refundable.) 

 Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting on Zoom: https://rb.gy/aafx4k 

 Step 3: After making your donation 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 April reading!

For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/4mP0kXEZC

BIOS


William Washington

William Washington is a Spanish Harlem Elder/SpokenWord Artist, and Community Activist. William has performed SpokenWord throughout The United States. He’s performed at The Legendary NYC Nuyorican Poets Cafe- The 2016 BPC Poetry Festival in Atlanta Ga. – The Chicago Illinois 2019 Spoken Ink Live!, as well as events, in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Albany NY, Syracuse NY, etc. Mr. Washington has starred, on Off Broadway Stages- Most Notably “Sistahs Black Like Me- Harlemville.” He has performed at major Churches & Colleges throughout The Tri- State area. William Washington is the author, of the widely acclaimed Autobiography “The Nigger Chronicles/The Mispronunciation Of Who I Am” published in December of The Year 2012. Lastly William recently co-featured at “Great Weather for Media” Hosted by The Phenomenal Mr. Thomas Fucaloro! Introducing.. Mr. William Washington!

A. i. Firefly


photo by Kristopher Johnson

A.i. Firefly was born at the tail end of the 1970s in the suburbs of NYC. She is the author of Cast Iron Poetry #2 : A Moon Magnetized This Screeching Bird, a poetry collection published by Time Is An Ocean Publications. Her previous work on the web & in print appears in publications by Having A Whiskey Coke With You, NYSAI Press, Blood Moon Poetry, A.B. Baird Publishing, E·ratio, & Great Weather For Media. You can read more of her work and engage with the author on Instagram @a.i.firefly or at https://aifirefly.wordpress.com

James Dean Rivera

James Dean Rivera, also known as The Dean of Poetry, is an author, spoken word artist, and YouTuber who resides in Brooklyn, New York. Through his words, he promotes positivity and inspiration. He shares life lessons for in hopes of bettering of the lives of his audience. James has been writing since he was 14 years old and he published is book Words From The Heart in 2018 and Deep Thoughts in 2020. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Science from Brooklyn College. The Dean of Poetry lives to inspire the world one moment at a time.

April Jones and LinDel Sandlin at Park Plaza Restaurant, Saturday, June 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents April Jones and LinDel Sandlin,  Saturday, June 6 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:

April Jones

LinDel Sandlin
Saturday, June 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900

Subways:

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:

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/
people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

BIOS:

april

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Jones started writing when she was fourteen and began reading her poetry at thirty. She has featured for Starks Open Mic, Saturn Series, Brownstone Poets, Caroline’s Comedy Club, The Art House (Hoboken N.J.), Nomad’s Choir (published in its Fall 2009 journal), and The Green Pavilion. April hosted at Brooklyn Stands Bar, Sam’s Open Mic, and The Rythymnthebronx.  Bronx’s Tales, a play that includes her writing, was performed at Riverside Church and Holy Sacrament Church. She is producing Your Call to Be Heard in Bronx, NY. In 1998, April published A Faa Real Experience. This book can be purchased at Barnes & Noble online and at Amazon.com. She thanks God for helping her speak gloriously in poetry.

 

lindel

 

 

 

 

 

LinDel Sandlin, a recovering Southern Baptist, comes from a theater background, where she has been an actor, singer, director, producer and props mistress.  She even co-wrote a musical spoof of The Wizard of Oz (but who hasn’t).  After moving to NYC in the early ’90s, her poetic muse broke loose and soon, LinDel found herself furtively performing at the infamous Surf Reality on the LES – back in the days when people there were attacked for much less provocation than promulgating pain-seared poetry.  After an extended hiatus, LinDel recently returned to performing poetry and has featured with hosts Bernard Block (at Cornelia Street Café), Phillip Giambri (the “Ancient Mariner”) and Su Polo in her long-running Saturn Series.

Brooklyn Poem in Oddball Magazine

Ira Joel Haber

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Ira Joel Haber

 

Hey Kids,


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


http://oddballmagazine.com/…/…/29/poem-by-patricia-carragon/

Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Cover by Bob Heman The Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology is Here and at Poets House!

Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Cover by Bob Heman

    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:

Alessandra Francesca                                                          

Amy Barone

Anoek Van Praag 
Austin Alexis                                                                     

Babette Albin                                                                       

Baron James Ashanti                                                            

Bernard Block                                                                      

Bill Pyles                                                                           

Bob Heman                                                                         

Brenda J. Gannam                                                               

Cindy Hochman                                                                   

David B. Austell                                                                  

David McLoghlin                                                                

Demetrius Daniel                                                                

Diane Block                                                                       

DuEwa Frazier                                                                     

Edi Holley                                                                           

Elliot Abosh                                                                                 

Elyzsabeth Ahne

Erica Mapp                                                                       

Erika Dagnino                                                                   

Ernest K. Woodley                                                                        

Evie Ivy                                                                             

Gordon Gilbert                                                                 

James McMenamin                                                             

Jane Ormerod
Jay Chollick                                                                         

John A. Todras                                                                   

John J. Trause                                                                     

Joseph Charles Rebis Jr.                                                       

Karen Neuberg                                                                    

Linda Lerner                                                                      

Linda Rothstein                                                                    

Lorraine Conlin                                                                  

Madeline Artenberg                                                             

Mary Askin-Jencsik                                                             

Mireya Pérez                                                                       

Noel David Cohen                                                                

Patricia Carragon                                                                 

Patricia Spears Jones                                                            

Phillip Giambri                                                                   

Ptr Kozlowski                                                                     

Richard Fein                                                                        

Richard Loranger                                                                 

Ron Kolm                                                                           

Rosalie Calabrese                                                                

Su Polo                                                                               

Susan H. Maurer                                                                 

Tina Chan                                                                         

William Seaton                                                                    

Yuyutsu RD Sharma                                                             

Zev Torres 
                                                                      

      

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.)

Event Location:

Kray Hall

Admission:

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
(212) 431-7920
http://poetshouse.org/
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.

 

 

 

 

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Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 2 at 2:30 p.m.

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:
Davidson Garrett

George Held

Claudia Serea

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

Subways:

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:

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/
people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

 

BIOS:

 

 

nymagazine Davidson Garrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

First Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Event

 

First Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Event
 
THE BROWNSTONE POETS

 

2014 ANTHOLOGY
The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series
Saturday, February 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201
Limited Open Mic

Free Admission —
open mic 
 
 
Anthology Poets who plan to come and read:
Cindy Hochman
Edi Holley
Rosalie Calabrese
Maria Chisolm
Ron Kolm
Boni Joi
Brenda Gannam
Bob Heman
Karen Neuberg
Sarah Sarai
Susan Maurer
David Elsasser
Ernest K. Woodley
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Elliot Abosh
Ptr Koszlowski
Noel David Cohen
Linda Lerner
Linda Rothstein
David Francis
Kristin Robie 
Zev Torres
Patricia Carragon
and the list is growing . . .

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.

Winter Haiku Publications

Ice tree on 18th street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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

groundhog’s revenge

 

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.

 

 

 

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Happy that my seasonal haiku was in Mankh’s Haiku du Jour for  February 21, 2015:

 

gentle snowfall

beauty comes before

the slush

Second Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading

Second Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading
THE BROWNSTONE POETS
2014 ANTHOLOGY
The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series
Thursday, March 19 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.www.hop.stop.com/
 
Evie Ivy
Bruce Weber
Joanne Pagano Weber
 Rosalie Calabrese
Ron Kolm
Mireya Perez
Boni Joi
George Held
Brenda J. Gannam
Austin Alexis
Bob Heman
Rona Lebo
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Ptr Kozlowski
Susan Maurer
Alan Braverman
Ernest K. Woodley
Patricia Carragon
and more to come . . .