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.

Zinc Bar Video from Don Yorty

Zinc Bar Video from Don Yorty

Thank you Don Yorty for this wonderful video and promo for my books for Hanukkah and Christmas

#Innocence#Meowku#TheCupcakeChronicles#poetry#fiction#cats#Haiku
#PoetsWearPrada#FinishingLinePress

Check out this amazing video from Don Yorty Explorations
of my reading at the Zinc Bar back on September 29th.

Co-features were Jennifer Juneau and Francine Witte.

From Don’s blog:

“There are important stones one never sees because they are the foundation that hold everything up; not only the capitol, the stadium, and the church, but even the poetry reading. What are buildings or books without the words? Over the years, Patricia Carragon has offered her good spirits and support along with the poetry she writes, publishing and giving others venues to read at and be heard. A visible foundation, worthy of thanks, Patricia Carragon read at the Zinc Bar last September and I wanted to be there to catch her words. She read from three recently published books, InnocenceThe Cupcake Chronicles, and Meowku. The joie de vivre of her work makes the time pass, and while it does, you nod, enjoy and laugh; to know her is to love her you will understand at last.”

Click and enjoy my reading

Innocence is published by Finishing Line Press, and can also be found on Amzon. You can check out FLP here:

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/innocence-by-patricia-carragon/?fbclid=IwAR1ro-tqaqi79CbuAu5cOoJ4Wb6w0P-x3FictvWRs1FfYzOj4q0ByaT0RZk

..https://www.amazon.com/Innocence-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1635341523/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=innocence+patricia+carragon&qid=1576326375&sr=8-1
The Cupcake Chronicles and Meowku are published by Poets Wear Prada. They can also be found online at Amazon. You can check PWP here:http://www.poetswearprada.com/


https://www.amazon.com/Cupcake-Chronicles-Patricia-Carragon/dp/0997981172/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=Patricia+Carragon&qid=1576213293&sr=8-8
……

https://www.amazon.com/Meowku-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1946116211/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Patricia+Carragon&qid=1576213256&sr=8-1

With Tony Dohr, Jennifer Juneau and Francine Witte at Zinc Bar

Austin Alexis, Kim Darlene Brandon, David Huberman, Eve Packer, and Chocolate Waters, Sat, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Five awesome poets Austin AlexisKim Darlene BrandonDavid Huberman, Eve Packer, and Chocolate Waters to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights, and there’s an open mic as well. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Austin Alexis
Kim Darlene Brandon 

David Huberman

Eve Packer
Chocolate Waters



Saturday, June 22 @ 2:30 P.M.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/839369143107600/?active_tab=about

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:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

BIOS:

Austin Alexis is the author of the full-length collection Privacy Issues (Broadside-Lotus Press) as well as two chapbooks published by Poets Wear Prada. He has work recently in 2 Rivers Review, Chiron Review, Home Planet News On-line, Boog City (100th Issues) and The New Verse News.  He has poetry forthcoming in Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, the first anthology of poetry about television (New York Quarterly Press). He has fiction in the recent issue of Home Planet News On-line.

Kim Darlene Brandon is a storyteller, a novelist, a poet, and activist. Kim is the founder of the Brooklyn Society Writers Group. She advanced her studies in fiction writing at the New School, Women of Color Writer’s Workshops, and at Medgar Evers College.  Her work is included in the anthology “The Dream Catcher’s Song.” She is also published in the Hawaiian Review,thePeregrine Journal, Boarders and Boundaries an anthology.  Her work was produced in the 50 In 50 theater productions in 2018 and in 2019. She hopes to publish her first of five novels, Baltimore City Blues in 2020.

David Huberman has work published in Evergreen Review, A Gathering of Tribes, Long Shot, Icon, and many other literary journals. He’s performed at The Public Theater, PS 122, and LaMama Theater, and many other performance venues.

Eve Packer; Bronx-born, poet/performer: NYSCA, NYFA, Jerome Foundation, other awards. 3 books, skulls head samba; playland poems 1994-2004; new nails(2011)(Fly By Night Press), several poetry/jazz CD’s with saxophonist Noah Howard & others. Spring ’18 saw her new chapbook foss park. Teaches at WCC, lives downtown, swims daily.  From Donald Hall: “I salute her as the Weege poet.”(evebpacker@aol.com).

Chocolate Waters is a continuously evolving radical feminist poet and celebrant of the new power of the feminine. She began performing her work in the mid ’70s and has toured throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada. Her first three books of poetry are considered classics of the Second Wave and her latest book, Bittersweet Resurrection (Eggplant Press NY, NY), will be out later this year. She is currently conducting workshops for women on finding the unique truth and beauty in our poetry and also facilitates the Poetry Circle at Hamilton House Senior Center. Please see what she’s up to at ChocolateWaters.com and friend her on Facebook (she needs more friends!).

Alex Cigale Joe Elliot Jim Feast Ron Kolm Francine Witte @ Park Plaza Restaurant , Sat, June 23 @ 2:30 p.m.

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

 

Brownstone Poets presents

 

Saturday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Alex Cigale

Joe Elliot

Jim Feast

Ron Kolm

Francine Witte

@ 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:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/176212063218049/

BIOS:

 

Alex Cigale’s first book, Russian Absurd: Daniil Kharms, Selected Writings, came out in the Northwestern World Classics series in 2017. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literary Translation in 2015. His own poems in English and translations of Russian poetry have appeared in such journals as The Harvard ReviewModern Poetry in TranslationWorld Literature Today, and Words Without Borders. He recently edited the Russian issues of theAtlanta Review and Trafika Europe. An Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia from 2011 to 2013, he is currently a Lecturer in Russian Literature and Language at CUNY-Queens College.

Joe Elliot is the author of numerous chapbooks, including: You Gotta Go In It’s the Big Game, Poems to be Centered on Much Much Larger Pieces of Paper, 15 Clanking Radiators, 14 Knots, Reduced, Half Gross (a collaboration with artist John Koos), and Object Lesson (a collaboration with artist Rich O’Russa). His long poem, 101 Designs for the World Trade Center, was published by Faux Press as an e-book in 2003. Collections of his work include Opposable Thumb (subpress, 2006), Homework (Lunar Chandelier, 2010), and Idea for a B Movie (Free Scholars Press, 2016)Joe teaches English at Edward R. Murrow High School, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Anne Noonan, and their three sons.

Jim Feast is one of the editors of the Unbearables latest anthology. His murder mystery Long Day, Counting Tomorrowappeared in 2017.

Ron Kolm is a co-editor of From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream and a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin. He is the author of Divine Comedy, Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill, Night Shift and A Change in the Weather. He’s had work in Flapperhouse, Great Weather for Media, Live Mag!, the Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance anthology, Maintenant, The Opiate, Local Knowledge, the Brownstone Poets Anthology and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Ron’s papers are archived in the Fales Library at NYU.

Francine Witte is the author of four poetry chapbooks and two flash fiction chapbooks. Her full-length poetry collection, Café Crazy, has recently been published by Kelsay Books. She is reviewer, blogger, and photographer. She is a former English teacher. She lives in NYC.

Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market

 

Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market Library

 

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Saturday, November 4 from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Jefferson Market Library NYPL

425 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10011

(212) 243-4334

Patricia Carragon, Gillian Lynn Katz, Carla Schwartz, Tim Tomlinson, Francine Witte

 

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Free Admission

 

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1678609095506527/

Subways:

A, C, E, F, D to West 4th Street
1, 2 to Christopher St./ Sheridan Sq.
L to 6th Ave.
N, R to 8th Ave

Please check the MTA Weekender for Subway Updates:
http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

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Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, Sensitive Skin, and Sensations Magazine among others. Her latest books are Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is a member of brevitas, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.

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Gillian Lynn Katz grew up during the apartheid era in South Africa. She immigrated to the United States as a teenager in the 1960s. In 2012 she won Second Place for her poem Midnight in the Greenburgh Poetry Contest, and Finishing Line Press published her chapbook Kaleidoscope. Her poetry has appeared in Inkwell, The Westchester Review, Epiphany and other magazines and anthologies. She has a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College.

 

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Carla Schwartz is a poet, filmmaker, and photographe. Her poems have appeared in Aurorean, ArLiJo, Fourth River, Fulcrum, Bluefifth, Common Ground, Cactus Heart, Mom Egg, Switched-on Gutenberg, Gyroscope, Naugatuck River, Solstice, Triggerfish, Sweet Tree, and Ibbetson Street. Find her book, Mother, One More Thingon Amazon.com. Her second book of poetry, Intimacy with the Wind, is available from Finishing Line Press. Her CB99videos youtube channel has 1,000,000+ views. Learn more atcarlapoet.com, or wakewiththesun.blogspot.com.

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Tim Tomlinson is co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. His chapbook Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, is the first poetry collection to address climate change catastrophe. He is also the author of Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (poetry), and This Is Not Happening to You (fiction). He lives in Brooklyn, and teaches in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies program.

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Francine Witte is a poet, flash fiction writer, playwright, photographer, blogger, and reviewer. She is the author of five chapbooks and her full-length poetry book, Cafe Crazy, is forthcoming from Kelsay books. She is a former high school teacher. She lives in Manhattan.

More Upcoming Events and Book Launch

PEN Women’s Literary Workshop

Wednesday, October 25 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

588 Broadway, Suite 303.  ph: 212-334-1660; website: pen.org.

Hosted by Ilsa Gilbert

Free Admission

with Ilsa Gilbert, Rosalie Calabrese, Bracha Nechama Bomze,
Patricia Carragon, Jan Garden Castro,
Jan Emerson, Anna Michaels-Gaudreau,
Madeline Millan, and more.

Subways: F, D, B, M to Broadway/Lafayette  6 to Bleecker St.

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Roxanne Hoffman’s Poets Wear Prada Double Book Launch

Patricia Carragon’s “The Cupcake Chronicles”

Iris N. Schwartz’s “My Secret Life with Chris North: And Other Stories”

F-Bomb NY Flash Fiction Reading

Friday, November 3, 2017

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

KGB’s Red Room 3rd Floor up
85 E 4th St.
NYC 10003

Hosted by Paul Beckman

Plus a great lineup of readers: David B. McConeghey,
Alice Jacoby, Madeline Artenberg, Thaddeus Rutkowski,
Roxanne Hoffman, Diane Stiglitch, and Paul Beckman.

Two Drink Minimum

Subways:  F/ D/ B to Broadway/ Lafayette

F to Second Avenue

6 to Bleecker Street

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/507690689593316/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

“The Cupcake Chronicles” is now available on Amazon:http://amzn.to/2yAYc9o

“My Secret Life with Chris North: And Other Stories”
 is now available on Amazon:http://amzn.to/2gUEQ5P

Happy Birthday Pattie! F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Happy Birthday Pattie!

F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB

with Francine Witte, Robert Marshall, MC Neuda

Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

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KGB

85 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003

b/t Cooper Square & Second Ave.

3rd Floor up

(212) 777-6088

Subways:

F to Second Avenue

4, 6 to Astor Place

N, R to 8th Street-NYU

 

FACEBOOK EVENT:

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/463622880648408/

 

Welcome to F Bomb, where NY flashers come together for a night of thrills and chills, heartbreak and laughter. Hosted by Paul Beckman. Free admission.

 

Come celebrate my Pre-Birthday (May 12) at The Red Room. Will be reading excerpts from my upcoming book, “The Cupcake Chronicles” from Poets Wear Prada and a chapter from my emerging novella, “What Hasn’t Happened Yet.”

I Will Be Reading With Daniela Gioseffi at Cornelia Street Cafe

I will be reading with Daniela Gioseffi on Wed, April 19

 

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 YOU ARE INVITED!
Release Party for WAGING BEAUTY
Meet Author & Activist Daniela Gioseffi
Join lifetime activist and American Book Award-winning author, the editor/founder of Eco-Poetry.org, DANIELA GIOSEFFI in celebrating the launch of her new collection of poetry, Waging Beauty: As the Polar Bear Dreams of Ice, in anticipation of Earth Day.

“Visionary and powerful with tremendous vitality . . . Daniela Gioseffi is a gifted, graceful and moving writer.” — Galway Kinnell
“A vital international author, dedicated to planetary survival.” — Cecilia Ceriani, El Pais, Madrid

Several friends will be joining Ms. Gioseffi, reading selections from her new book and their own work:

Patricia Carragon     George Held     Michael T. Young
Marisa Frasca-patinella     Tantra-zawadi (emcee)
Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Time: 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Place: Cornelia Street Cafe – Downstairs Salon
29 Cornelia Street, New York, New York 10014
(212) 989-9319  www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Tickets: $10 cover includes one signed copy of Waging Beauty. 
Plus $10 food/drink minimum.  (CASH ONLY, PLEASE)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/272954703149268/ or by email to roxy@poetswearprada.com