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


New Venue: Linger Cafe & Lounge

I’m happy to announce that the Brownstone Poets will resume our third Tuesday reading series at 
Linger Café & Lounge
533 Atlantic Ave. (between 3rd and 4th Aves.)
Boerum Hill, NY 11217
(347) 689-4813
7 P.M. (sign up at 6:45 P.M.)
$3 donation + food/drink (wine and beer available) – Open-Mic
Take the N, R, or D to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street

2, 3, 4, 5, B, or Q to Atlantic Avenue
F to Jay Street and change for the R at Metro Tech and get off at Avenue/Pacific Street
G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn and walk along Hoyt Street to Atlantic Avenue 

Amy Leigh Cutler and Ronnie Norpel will be the opening features on February 21.

Please drop by and linger for a few hours.  Enjoy the spoken word, great Brooklyn cuisine, and good old-fashion fun at this warm and friendly café owned by Jessica Pichardo.

A special “thank you” to Patricia Mulcahy of Tillie’s for contacting Jessica.


Cupcakes in Red Fez Issue #37

Have some cupcakes on Red Fez’s Issue #37.  Fresh from Carragon’s imagination.  Check them out in the Fiction Section:
   – 6- Tuesday morning at 9:00, May 13, 2008 –
   – 8- Thursday afternoon after school, September 24, 2008 –
Also, drop by  for these wonderful fiction writers:
   by M.P. Powers
   – A Novella in Four Directions –
   by Tom Andrews
   by Greg Eidson
   by Meg Tuite
   by Josh Olsen
   by Josh Olsen
   by Daniel Davis

Cupcake Chronicles # 13 is out for Friday the 13th on Red Fez

My Cupcake Chronicles # 13 is out 
for Friday the 13th on Red Fez 
Issue #34 – May 2011

I’m part of this wonderful list of fezzies:

Jason Lancaster Cooney
Forrest Aguirre
Jeff Chon
Patricia Carragon
Fawzy Zablah
Timothy Gager
Bill Ectric
George Sparling
Tom Andrews
Donald O’Donovan
Cindy M. Kelly

Margaret Ozemet
Frankie Metro

Patrick Simonelli
Ani Smith
Michael Filippone
Robert Kloss

Paul Corman-Roberts

Cecelia Chapman, Jeff Crouch and Steve Johnson

Eleanor Leonne Bennett
F.N. Wright

Julie Valin
Matt Amott
Luis Rivas
Justin Hyde
Cassandra Dallett
Melanie Browne
Nathan Savin Scott
Jessica McHugh
M.P. Powers
Alan Catlin
ML Heath
Marc Pietrzykowski
Craig Fishbane
Dan Provost
Sheri L. Wright
Ben Bartman
Jack Varnell
Clara Hope Mitchell
William John Watkins
David Cicerone
John Grochalski
Changming Yuan
Melissa Hansen

Tattoos and Cupcakes

photo from Diva Entertains
photo from Diva Entertains

Hey Poets,

Drop by Tattoosday for April 2, 2011 for Cupcake Chronicles #9 – Friday evening before midnight, February 13, 2009 and the rose tattoo pictures, including the story behind my “ink.”  The tattoo pictures were taken at the Border’s bookstore near Penn Station and Macy’s Herald Square.

A special “thank you” to Bill Cohen for making this possible for us tattooed poets to celebrate National Poetry Month!

Happy Alt. Valentine’s Day From Symmetry Pebbles

Happy Alt. Valentine’s Day

Photo taken from
Symmetry Pebbles, an exciting and edgy new online journal from the UK, has taken numbers 7 and 12 from my Cupcake Chronicle series to be part of the Alt. Valentine’s Selection.

Read it at:

Also, please check out the rest of this selection 
for wonderful work by:

Anne Welsh, Richard Thomas, Arron Palmer, and Abi Wyatt

And please SUBMIT, SUBMIT to this journal!

Send to editor, Richard Thomas, no more than three poems, along with a short bio to Please put your name and email address on each poem.

The Cupcake Chronicles #4 is Up and Running on Symmetry Pebbles, A New, Edgy Online Journal from the UK

Here comes the bride and groom cupcakes.  A delicious spoof on what sometimes might happen at a wedding. Cupcake Chronicles #4 is up and running in the January 29 edition of Symmetry Pebbles, a new, edgy online journal from the UK. 

Summit, submit!  
Send to editor, Richard Thomas, no more than three poems, along with a short bio to Please put your name and email address on each poem.