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.

Jennifer Harmon, Ptr Kozlowski, and Robert Kramer, Saturday, October 3, at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Jennifer Harmon, Ptr Kozlowski, and Robert Kramer, Saturday, October 3, at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Brownstone Poets presents Jennifer Harmon, Ptr Kozlowski, and 
Robert Kramer, Saturday, October 3, 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.

Brownstone Poets presents:
Jennifer Harmon
Ptr Kozlowski
Robert Kramer

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

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:

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com


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BIOS:

 
 
 
Jennifer Harmon is a poet who was born and raised in New Mexico, currently residing in Astoria, Queens. Inspired by her late mother Patty, also a writer, Jennifer’s goal is to share their story with the world. Her work is heavily influenced by personal relationships with family and friends as well as the atmosphere of the Southwest desert and the East Coast. Although she misses the hot enchiladas and the enchanting pastel pink and orange sunsets of New Mexico, she has formed a rich and rewarding life in New York City. Intertwining her mother’s writings with her own, Jennifer’s poetry readings provide a unique and often very moving experience to her audience. She can be reached at jdharmon03@hotmail.com.
 
 
 
Midwood resident Ptr Kozlowski has been writing poems along the way through a varied life. He learned letterpress printing from his father in Connecticut and worked as a typesetter in San Francisco in the late 1970’s, where he also was a roadie. Back East, he’s been a truck driver and a NYC cabbie. He’s played guitar in bands from Folk and New Age to New Wave and Grunge. Ptr’s poems have appeared in Hobo Jungle, Curare, and Stained Sheets, and in anthologies from Brownstone Poets and Great Weather for Media. He’s been featured at major Brooklyn and New York readings.
 
 
 
 
A native New Yorker and former director of the New York Poets Cooperative, Robert Kramer studied and lived in Europe as the US Army’s First Lieutenant, Fulbright Scholar in Munich, Germany, and as Swiss Government Fellow in Bern, returning to the United States to teach at the university level.
He’s the author of numerous books and articles on the history of literature and art, and has received six awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities. A widely published playwright, poet, translator of European literature, he has read his poetry and translations on radio and television, as well as at Harvard, Princeton, and NYU. 
He is the Professor of Art History at Manhattan College at Riverdale, New York.

April Jones and LinDel Sandlin at Park Plaza Restaurant, Saturday, June 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents April Jones and LinDel Sandlin,  Saturday, June 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:

April Jones

LinDel Sandlin
Saturday, June 6 at 2:30 p.m.

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:

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

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patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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BIOS:

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April Jones started writing when she was fourteen and began reading her poetry at thirty. She has featured for Starks Open Mic, Saturn Series, Brownstone Poets, Caroline’s Comedy Club, The Art House (Hoboken N.J.), Nomad’s Choir (published in its Fall 2009 journal), and The Green Pavilion. April hosted at Brooklyn Stands Bar, Sam’s Open Mic, and The Rythymnthebronx.  Bronx’s Tales, a play that includes her writing, was performed at Riverside Church and Holy Sacrament Church. She is producing Your Call to Be Heard in Bronx, NY. In 1998, April published A Faa Real Experience. This book can be purchased at Barnes & Noble online and at Amazon.com. She thanks God for helping her speak gloriously in poetry.

 

lindel

 

 

 

 

 

LinDel Sandlin, a recovering Southern Baptist, comes from a theater background, where she has been an actor, singer, director, producer and props mistress.  She even co-wrote a musical spoof of The Wizard of Oz (but who hasn’t).  After moving to NYC in the early ’90s, her poetic muse broke loose and soon, LinDel found herself furtively performing at the infamous Surf Reality on the LES – back in the days when people there were attacked for much less provocation than promulgating pain-seared poetry.  After an extended hiatus, LinDel recently returned to performing poetry and has featured with hosts Bernard Block (at Cornelia Street Café), Phillip Giambri (the “Ancient Mariner”) and Su Polo in her long-running Saturn Series.

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 

212-924-5638

 

Hosted by Michael Graves 

$5 contribution.


Open Mic

Subways:

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

http://www.hopstop.com/

Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea,  Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:
Davidson Garrett

George Held

Claudia Serea

Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m.

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:

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

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BIOS:

 

 

nymagazine Davidson Garrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davidson Garrett trained for the theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from The City College of New York. He is the author of the poetry and prose collection, King Lear of the Taxi and two chapbooks, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems, and Southern Low Protestant Departure. In June 2014, he was awarded 1st Place in Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Contest sponsored by Amulet Poetry Magazine. His spoken word play, Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen, was published in 2015 by the performance arts journal Nerve Lantern.

 

George Held 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Held publishes regularly both online and in print, in such journals as Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, String Poet, and Xanadu. His work has been included in three dozen anthologies and has received 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, and Garrison Keillor read one of George’s poems on A Writer’s Almanac. His recent books include Neighbors 3: The Water Critters (2015), animal poems for children, illustrated by Joung Un Kim, and Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems (2014), which Kirkus Reviews calls “strong . . . a closely observed collection on nature and environmentalism.”

 

Claudia Serea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A four-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, forthcoming), and Nothing Important Happened Today (Boradstone Books, forthcoming). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ, and is the co-founder and translations editor of The National Translation Month. More at cserea.tumblr.co.

First Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Event

 

First Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Event
 
THE BROWNSTONE POETS

 

2014 ANTHOLOGY
The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series
Saturday, February 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201
Limited Open Mic

Free Admission —
open mic 
 
 
Anthology Poets who plan to come and read:
Cindy Hochman
Edi Holley
Rosalie Calabrese
Maria Chisolm
Ron Kolm
Boni Joi
Brenda Gannam
Bob Heman
Karen Neuberg
Sarah Sarai
Susan Maurer
David Elsasser
Ernest K. Woodley
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Elliot Abosh
Ptr Koszlowski
Noel David Cohen
Linda Lerner
Linda Rothstein
David Francis
Kristin Robie 
Zev Torres
Patricia Carragon
and the list is growing . . .

Copies of the 2014 anthologies will be available at the reading at the bargain price of $5.
Contributor copies will be available for contributors to the 2014 anthology.

Amy Barone, Maria Lisella, and Sweta Srivastava Vikram Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Brownstone Poets presents Amy Barone, Maria Lisella, and  Sweta Srivastava Vikram   Saturday, March  7 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Amy Barone

Maria Lisella

Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m.

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:

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

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patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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BIOS:

 

amy barone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Barone’s new chapbook Kamikaze Dance was published by Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in CityLitRag, First Literary Review-East, Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Maintenant, Philadelphia Poets, and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, among other publications. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age. Her first book, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing. A board member of the Italian American Writers Association, she co-organizes and promotes their monthly readings in New York City.  She belongs to PEN America Center and the Brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem.

 
Maria Lisella
 

 

 

 

 

 

NYQ Books published Maria Lisella’s first collection, Thieves in the Family in 2014. Her work in chapbooks —Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada) has been twice nominated for a Pushcart-Poetry Prize. She won Honorable Mention from the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and was a finalist for Queens Poet Laureate. Her work appears in Feile Festa, Gradiva, LIPS, Paterson Literary Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Voices in Italian Americana, and online on DanMurano.com and First Literary Review East. She co-curates the Italian American Writers Association 2nd Saturday readings; and is a charter member of the online poetry circle, brevitas now in its 12th year.

 
Sweta S Vikram_author pic for Pattie
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com), featured by Asian Fusion as “One of the most influential Asians of our time,” is an award-winning writer, Amazon bestselling author of 9 books, novelist, poet, essayist, columnist who currently lives in New York City with her husband. A graduate of Columbia University, when Sweta is not doing yoga, dancing, cooking, traveling, writing books and posts for other magazines, or teaching creative writing, she is working as a digital marketing consultant. Connect with her on

Twitter [@swetavikram] and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta)

Love Happens at the New York Poetry Forum

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LOVE HAPPENS AT THE NEW YORK POETRY FORUM

Saturday, February 14 from 2 to 5:30ish p.m.

Patricia Carragon

with Edward Fisher and Marvin Goldfarb
The New York Poetry Forum

Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’ & Airmen’s Club

283 Lexington Avenue (between East 36th & 37th Sts)
New York, NY 10016

Subway: 6 to 33rd Street

 www.hopstop.com/

Open Mic

$4 for Members, $5 for Non-members

Hosted by Daniel Fernandez

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