New Third Tuesday Venue for Brownstone Poets

Hello Poets and Friends, 

Thanks to Bernard and Diane Block, the Brownstone Poets Reading Series has a new 3rd Tuesday venue, starting July 17 in Park Slope with featured poets,  Susan Kolodny and Puma Perl.
This lovely venue is Cafe Dada, a French-Hungarian restaurant where the old Ozzie’s used to be. Murat Ozcan of Cafe Couleur adds old world charm to Park Slope.  The cafe combines old and new furnishings, making one feel right at home.  This is certainly a place for those in the arts.  Chef and Manager Carl Alioto provides an exquisite menu of delectable food. I know that the chocolate almond pastry and the quiche are delectable.  There’s a wine bar and the coffee is excellent.
* Unfortunately, due to increased costs in running my reading series (producing the anthologies, Internet usage, flyers, bio sheets, etc.), the suggested donation will be $4 starting July 17.

Cafe Dada 

57 Seventh Avenue at the corner of Lincoln Place 

Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217 

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.

Suggested donation: $4 

Open Mic


2 and 3 to Grand Army Plaza

B and Q to Seventh Avenue

F and G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)

R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk. 


Patricia Carragon

Curator and Editor-in-Chef

Brownstone Poets


Three Rooms Press: Maintenant 6 and the Fifth Annual NYC Dada Poetry and Art Salon



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:
–Romanian Dada descendent VALERY OISTEANU
–Underground Comic Book Artist MIKE DIANA 
–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 (

Reservations and additional information:

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.