The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology at BookCourt Sun, June 24 at 7 p.m.

A Labor of Love is Now A Celebration of Love–
the Love of Poetry and Prose. 
The
Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration
of Poetry in Brooklyn
Sunday, June
24
7 p.m. to
8:30 p.m.
BookCourt
163 Court
Street
Cobble Hill,
Brooklyn, NY 11201   Phone # (718)
875-3677
Take the F or
G to Bergen St., R to Court St.,4 or 5 to Borough Hall
Hosted and Curated by Patricia
Carragon

The Brownstone Poets is proud to have its annual anthology event at BookCourt on Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Rain or shine, this is a celebration for sixty-one diverse poets (featured poets from 2011 or poets who had frequently attended the Brownstone Poets reading series during 2011, plus a guest poet). All scheduled anthology contributors are reading from the anthology. Admission is free. This reading will not include an Open Mic.

Sadly, two contributors have recently passed away:

Brant Lyon – May 12

Iris Berman – June 1

Their poems in the Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology will be heard and cherished. Their poetry was a vital part of the Brownstone Poets community. We will not forget our friends. Their poetry will live on.

Brant Lyon’s “FOREVER DADA,” will be read by Patricia Carragon

Iris Berman’s “RUNNING SCARED,” will be read by Cynthia Toronto

The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology will sell for $8 at BookCourt. All anthology contributors will get their complimentary copy at the reading if they haven’t already received one.

George Wallace, the Brownstone Poets’ first Guest Poet, is coming to read at BookCourt:

The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology will sell for $8 at BookCourt. All anthology contributors will get their complimentary copy at the reading if they haven’t already received one.

George Wallace, the Brownstone Poets’ first Guest Poet, is coming to read at BookCourt:

George Wallace is a regular on the NYC poetry scene, who tours the US and Europe to read, lecture, and conduct workshops. Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, he’s author of 22 chapbooks in the US, UK, Italy, and Greece. Recent appearances: US: Woody Guthrie Festival (Okemah, OK); Mabel Dodge Luhan House (Taos, NM); Church of Beethoven (Albuquerque, NM); Beyond Baroque (Los Angeles, CA); the John Steinbeck Center (Salinas, CA); Beat Museum (San Francisco, CA); and Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival (Lowell, MA). UK: Robert Burns Centre (Dumfries, Scotland); the Dylan Thomas Centre (Swansea, Wales); Citizen 32 (Manchester, England); John Ruskin’s Brantwood (Cumbria, England).

This is the current line-up of poets from The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology who will be reading at BookCourt:

This is the current line-up of poets from
The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology who will be
reading at BookCourt:
George wallace (guest poet)
Amy holman
Austin Alexis
bernard block
BOB HEMAN
Brant Lyon’s poem to be
read by Patricia Carragon
CINDY HOCHMAN
DEAN KOSTOS
DONNA HUNT
ELIZABETH HARRINGTON
ELLIOT ABOSH
EVIE IVY
GAIL FISHMAN GERWIN
IRIS BERMAN’s POEM TO BE
READ BY cYNTHIA tORONTO
JAMES MCMENAMIN
JOSEPH CHARLES REBIS, JR.
KATHRYN M. FAZIO
LAURA BOSS
LINDA LERNER
MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK
MATTHEW ANISH
MINDY LEVOKOVE
MIREYA PEREZ
PATRICIA CARRAGON
PETER MARRA
RICHARD FEIN
SWETA SRIVASTAVA VIKRAM
TANTRA-ZAWADI
TINA CHAN
VALERIE CONTI
VELEZ MOORE
VICKI IORIO
ZEV SHANKEN
ZEV TORRES

BookCourt is a charming independent bookstore dedicated to serving the Cobble Hill community and surrounding Brooklyn areas with friendly service that’s both kid and adult-friendly. This bookstore provides a wide selection of books to attract any bibliophile, as well as the Barnes and Noble aficionados. Books from local authors are welcomed at BookCourt and find homes on its shelves.

The Brownstone Poets, a Brooklyn-based literary series, is generally held twice a month. It’s an Open-Mic with usually two featured readers. Patricia Carragon, the host and curator, is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the annual anthology. Her assistant editors are Cindy Hochman, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg. Ms. Carragon began this reading series back in 2005 with Evie Ivy, who was her co-hostess.

Long Island Quarterly News

Hey Poets and Friends,

Great to see that the Fall/Winter 2011 Issue of the Long Island Quarterly is up.


My piece, “Scheduled Departures,” is in it.  Check it out at:

http://www.poetrybay.com/liquarterly/liqwinter11/PatriciaCarragon.html

Thank you George Wallace for doing a grand job. 


Kudos to the other contributors:

Ed Stevers Apollo And Cassandra
Ellen Pickus Household Accidents
Peter Dugan Voter Blues
Richard Bronson Octet For Piccolino And Strings
Alan Semerdjian Seconds After
Patricia Carragon Scheduled Departures
Maxine McKenzie-Materowski (untitled)
Jackie Moss The Dying That Brings Life
Muriel Harris Weinstein To Marc Chagall, Who’s Not Afraid Of Whip-lash
Barbara Hoffman Yellow
Erik Furher Underworld
Al Ortolani Old Mr. Ramsey Recalls His Fear of Snakes
Kathaleen Donnelly Television
Faith Lieberman Votive
James Bernstein To My Father
Evelyn Kandel Reluctant Beginning
Meghan Hunter Fishing Lessons
Djelloul Marbrook Air Tea With Dolores
Linda Benninghoff Dreams Of  The Earth
Tammy Nuzzo Morgan The White House Hotel
Edward G Luhrs The Last Thylacine In Captivity
Nancy Keating Piecing The Quilt
Dd Spungin My Outside Cats Have Disappeared
Lisa James Evolving
Barbara Reiher Meyers Queen Of Chaos Castle
Steven Schmidt Link
Linda Opyr In The Moon Of The Blue Owl
Tony Policano Tinker Bell’s Day Job
Gladys Henderson Calls Of The Gull
David B Axelrod A History of Speed