Peter Blaxill, Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon at Left Bank Books, Sunday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Left Bank Books

Peter Blaxill, Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon at Left Bank Books Sun, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Phoenix Reading Series

Sunday, May 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Peter Blaxill, Rosalie Calabrese,

Patricia Carragon 


Left Bank Books

17 Eighth Avenue near West 12th Street,

Greenwich Village, NY 10023 



Hosted by Michael Graves 

$5 contribution.

Open Mic


A, C, D, E, F to 14th St.  1 to 14 St.


Bob Hart Memorial at ABC NoRio, Sunday, 9/28 at Noon

Bob Hart Memorial at ABC No Rio, Sunday, September 28 at Noon

I will be attending this:

Update on Bob Hart’s memorial from David Lawton

BOB HART (1931 – 2014)

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, we will celebrate the work of this consummate artist and human being.

We will do the thing Bob loved to do – read his poetry, at ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street (bet. Clinton & Suffolk), a place where Bob workshopped his work and dialogued with his colleague poets. We will come together there at 12 noon. The reading will begin with invited poets, and time permitting, we will open the
reading up to those who would also like to read. Bob’s publisher, Jee Leong Koh, will have copies of Bob’s collection, Lightly in the Good of Day, available for sale, with the proceeds donated to ABC No Rio.

F Train to Delancey, J, M or Z to Essex.

Hosted by David Lawton and Thomas Fucaloro.


photo credit: Jodi Lynn Concepcion

Dance of the Word: Celebrating Summer


Join us on Saturday, August. 2nd at 6 P.M., for

DANCE OF THE WORD: Celebrating Summer

The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St.

(between Bleecker & W. 4th St.), NYC- 10014

Alan Baxter, MC

$15 admission includes a free drink

A, F, B, E, D to W. 4th St./#1 to Christopher St.

David Elsasser         Mindy Matijasevic

Peggy Fitzgerald        Patricia Carragon

Eugene Ring       Madeline Artenberg

Paul Knopf – jazz pianist

Cleopatra Amaris performing a sword dance and other dances.

Paul Knopf will collaborate with Evie Ivy

in a belly dance/Spanish fan dance fusion of “Granada.”

The poem to be danced to will be “Memories of a Summer” by Mary Askin-Jencsik,

from The Venetian Hour poetry anthology.

On the Road Again Jack Kerouac at the Yippie Museum Cafe


You are invited to attend

On the Road Again
A celebration of the writings of Jack Kerouac


Monday, March 25th, 2013
7 – 9:30 pm
Yippie Museum Café
9 Bleecker Street (near the Bowery)
(subway: B,D,F,M, downtown 6 to Broadway/Lafayette)


Host – Gordon Gilbert

(no open mic)

$4 suggested donation


Big Mike
Roxanne Hoffman
Patricia Carragon
Evie Ivy
Puma Perl
Vivian O’Shaughnessy
Jack Cooper
Jon L. Peacock
Bob Quatrone
Linda Camiola
Steve Dalachinsky
Amy Barone
Mitch Corber
Clare Ultimo
Stephen Bluestone
April Jones

Black Blizzard Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word Extravaganza at Dixon Place


I am excited to kick off the New Year at the Black Blizzard Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word Extravaganza at Dixon Place as one of the 150 performers.  The show will start at 2 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.

My scheduled time is between 6 to 8 p.m.

Open mic

$5 admission

Dixon Place is at

161A Chrystie Street between Rivington and Delancey

Lower East Side, NY 10002

(212) 219-0736


F to Second Avenue

J or Z to Bowery

6 to Spring Street

M to Essex Street

B or D to Grand Street

The Carol Novack Christmas-Hannukah-Kwanzaa-Solstice-and-Atheists- Who-Love-to-Party Tribute Party


The Most Tongue-Twisting

Literary Party of the Year

MadHat Logo

MadHat presents:

The Carol NovackChristmas-Hannukah-Kwanzaa-Solstice-and-Atheists-


Tribute Party

• Readings by Andrei Codrescu, Cornelius Eady, CA Conrad, Bob Holman,

Philip Nikolayev, Katia Kapovich, Lee Ann Brown, Jeff Davis, Marc Vincenz,

Susan Lewis, Larissa Shmailo, Brendan Lorber, Bill Yarrow,

Rafael Urweider, Gretchen Primack, Sarah Sarai, Patricia Carragon,

Tom Bradley, Hugh Fox, and a heavenly host

• Music of the spheres by Leon Dewan of Dewanatron (The Social Network),

the Ubudis Duo (Jonathan Golove and Omer Tamez)
and the weird stylings of Angry Aardvark

• Launch and ascension of Hugh Fox’s Primate Fox and  

Carol Novack and Tom Bradley’s Felicia’s Nose

• Art by MadHat’s Artistic Souls


• Angelic Ale and Wine

And much, much more! Costumes encouraged.

Saturday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. until late.

A Gathering of the Tribes

285 E. 3rd Street (between C&D)

New York City

Contact: 212-712-9865 /

Mad Hatters’ Review – Edgy and Enlightened Literature, Art and Music in the Age of Dementia

Pattie Does Go Cat Go on Monday, 8/13 @ 6:45 p.m.

Brownstone Poets’ Patricia Carragon joins Peter Chelnik at Gracie’s Corner Diner on Monday, August 13 at 6:45 p.m.

Admission is FREE!


Go Cat Go Poetry Reading Series
Hosted by Peter Chelnik
Gracie’s Corner Diner
352 E 86th St

(between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave)

New York, NY 10028

Neighborhoods: Yorkville, Upper East Side

(212) 737-8505

Patricia Carragon is a New York City writer and poet.Her publications include Best Poem, BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Ditch Poetry, Inertia, Long Island Quarterly, Lips, MÖBIUS, The Poetry Magazine, Marymark Press, Maintenant, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Toronto Quarterly, Six-Word Memoirs, and more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her latest book, The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming later this year from Poets Wear Prada. She is a member of Brevitas, a group dedicated to short poems.  She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of the annual anthology.  For more information, please check out her Web sites at and at

Peter Chelnik’s books include Railroad Heart, East Coast Line, Manhattan
Wilderness, Eternity Road and Wildflower Serenade. He has had seven plays produced Off-Off-Broadway. These dramatic works include Street Rag, Prairie Fire, Parking Lot, Moving Target, Scarsdale Station and Tremont Vortex. Peter has also written Trick Bag, a novel of the 1960’s. And yes, he does believe “the word will set you free.” His latest book is STRAWBERRY HARMONY New Poems (Little Sky Press, March 2010).

Iris Berman Memorial


a beautiful person, friend, 

and sister Brevitarian:

Memorial Tribute to Iris Berman

Sunday July 15 at 6:00 PM

A special memoriam to honor the works of Brooklyn-born poet/writer,IRIS BERMAN, who passed on June 1st. Please come pay tribute to thisamazing, prolific writer, a long-time active member of New York’s

poetry and literary community. Featured poets, friends and colleagues

will read poetry, prose, share anecdotes and stories with an Open Mic

as well. Iris writings will be available for sale and to read. A

portion of the proceeds will go to Gilda’s Club.Hosted/Presented by: Cynthia Toronto and Patrick Christiano

Donations accepted at the door
Watch Live on the Web!

Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology at Poets House

Poets House 20th Anniversary Showcase Opening: Saturday, June 30

Poetry Readers, Poetry Publications, Poetry NYC, Poetry Events
I’m happy to announce that The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology is to be showcased at Poets House.

Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry.


June 30, 2012 – 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
(11 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Members Preview)

Event Location: Kray Hall
Admission: Free
on Saturday, June 30, 2012, this year’s Showcase will be on view
throughout the month of July and will include all of the year’s new
poetry and poetry-related books, chapbooks and multimedia titles
published in the United States. More than 2,100 titles were in last
year’s exhibition, representing close to 650 U.S. publishers—commercial,
university, independent, small and micro-presses.
The Poets House Showcase is made possible by longtime Poets House supporter Deborah Pease – an original supporter of The Paris Review – who is passionate about the Showcase because it reflects the range, diversity and inventiveness of current poetry publishing.
On view: through July during regular library hours

Admission Free

Poets House 10 River Terrace – New York, NY 10282 
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. 
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,
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.

Sad News from the Poetry Community

poet friends and vital contributors to the Brownstone Poets Anthologies are no
longer with us:

Brant Lyon on May 12 (my birthday).  He died suddenly that morning.
Iris Berman on June 1.  She has battled lung cancer for several years.
I am still in shock and disbelief that both Brant and Iris have passed
away.  The poetry community will not be the same, although their poetry
will live on.  Their poems in the Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology will be
honored at the Annual Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading at BookCourt on
Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
Bookcourt163 Court StreetCobble Hill, Brooklyn 11201
Right now, I only have memorial information for Brant.

I will keep you posted on the upcoming Hydrogen Jukebox Show on Thursday, June 28.

Iris Berman, as soon as I hear
about the memorial arrangements from Cynthia Toronto, I will let you know.

For donations in Brant Lyon’s memory, please send to the following

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender
Center (

 PEN (

From Three Rooms Press:
Bowery Poetry ClubSaturday, June 9, 3-5:30 p.m. Our heart is heavy with the loss of
Brant Lyon, 
who passed away suddenly on May 12. Brant was a vital, caring, creative, and 
enthusiastic poet,
musician, producer and publisher. He was co-founder of the 
New York independent press great weather for MEDIA; author of the book
Are White Inside,” a full
length collection of his poetry; and
of the popular series Hydrogen Jukebox, at which poets read their work to live
 improvised music. He recently recorded and produced the cd “Brain
which included tracks by Hydrogen Jukebox regulars. His passing has left a 
great hole in the lives of friends worldwide.To celebrate his life, a memorial for Brant Lyon
will be held at Bowery Poetry 
Club on Saturday, June 9, from 3-5 p.m. The event
will feature several scheduled 
 speakers discussing Brant’s impact on their
lives (no open reading). Please come 

to pay your respects to Brant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & 

Transgender Center (

to PEN (

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston)
New York, NY 10012

From Great Weather For Media:
Dias y Flores Community Garden 
Saturday, June 16, 4-7 p.m.


This event was the idea of Brant Lyon. Rather than
holding it as a memorial,
we wish to honor his vision of a poetry celebration for the

community.However, it will also be a beautiful place to share memories with old
andnew friends.

An outdoor celebration of poetry a nd
performance in the East Village. 
Featured readers selected by great weather for
MEDIA, Mike Geffner 

for The Inspired Word, and David Lawton for
Jujomukti Spoken Word 


Plus open mic.

Representing great weather for MEDIA: Eric
Alter, Billy Cancel, 

Aimee Herman, Karl Roulston.

Representing The Inspired Word: Dean El Negro,
Christopher J. Greggs, 

Ululy Rafael Martinez.

Representing Jujomukti: Corinna Bain, Karen
Grace, Puma Perl.

Hosted by Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro, and
George Wallace.

With thanks to Jeff Wright.

520-522 East 13th Street,
New York, NY 10009