The 19 th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem

I will be reading virtually:

The 19th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem
HYBRID Event featuring poets LIVE & VIRTUALLY
Sunday, November 6, 2022 • 1:30 – 4:30 pm
The Bowery Poetry Club (aka Duane Park)

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

Poet-members Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin (founder of City Lore) launched Brevitas when they invited a small circle of poet-friends to email original, short poems (14 lines max) to each other on the 1 st and 15 th of each month. Now in its nineteenth year, this community has grown to over 50 poets, and a dynamic incubator of new work. This annual festival is a performance plus book party for the release of the 2022 Brevitas 19 Anthology of the Short Poem featuring a selection of each member-poet’s selections from the year’s exchange. Flash Rosenberg will host. Poems will be projected. Words will gush with pith, piety, and playfulness. Books will be signed.

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Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Amy Barone, Susana H. Case, Margo Taft Stever, Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Reminder: Brownstone Poets welcomes Broadstone Books!

Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our October features are:

Amy Barone,

Susana H. Case,

Margo Taft Stever

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://bit.ly/3bkqFmO

(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3hnpy8D

Step 3: After making your contribution 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 October reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:

https://fb.me/e/25O8EtICS

Bios:

Amy Barone

Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, Defying Extinction, was published by Broadstone Books in 2022.  New York Quarterly Books released her collection, We Became Summer, in 2018.  She wrote chapbooks, Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.)  Her poetry has appeared in Local Knowledge, New Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications.  Barone spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age.  She belongs to the Poetry Society of America and the brevitas online poetry community.  From Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City.

Susana H. Case

Susana H. Case is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Damage Done (Broadstone Books, 2022). Dead Shark on the N Train (Broadstone Books, 2020) won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press) was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka (Opole University Press). Her work has also been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Case’s poems have appeared in CALYXCatamaranThe Cortland ReviewPortland ReviewRattleRHINOupstreet, and many other journals. She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.(www.susanahcase.com).

Margo Taft Stever

Margo Taft Stever’s three full-length poetry collections are The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022; Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), shortlisted and honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, which was one of three winners of the 2022 Pinnacle Achievement Book Award in Poetry; and Frozen Spring, 2002 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry.  Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in literary magazines including Verse Daily, Plant-Human Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Rattapallax, upstreet, Salamander, West Branch, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Poem-A-Day, poets.org, Academy of American Poets, and Prairie Schooner.  She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.   www.margotaftstever.com.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Amy Barone, Susana H. Case, Margo Taft Stever, Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

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Brownstone Poets welcomes Broadstone Books!

Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our October features are:

Amy Barone,

Susana H. Case,

Margo Taft Stever

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://bit.ly/3bkqFmO

(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3hnpy8D

Step 3: After making your contribution 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 October reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:

https://fb.me/e/25O8EtICS

Bios:

Amy Barone

Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, Defying Extinction, was published by Broadstone Books in 2022.  New York Quarterly Books released her collection, We Became Summer, in 2018.  She wrote chapbooks, Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.)  Her poetry has appeared in Local Knowledge, New Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications.  Barone spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age.  She belongs to the Poetry Society of America and the brevitas online poetry community.  From Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City.

Susana H. Case

Susana H. Case is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Damage Done (Broadstone Books, 2022). Dead Shark on the N Train (Broadstone Books, 2020) won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press) was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka (Opole University Press). Her work has also been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Case’s poems have appeared in CALYXCatamaranThe Cortland ReviewPortland ReviewRattleRHINOupstreet, and many other journals. She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.(www.susanahcase.com).

Margo Taft Stever

Margo Taft Stever’s three full-length poetry collections are The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022; Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), shortlisted and honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, which was one of three winners of the 2022 Pinnacle Achievement Book Award in Poetry; and Frozen Spring, 2002 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry.  Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in literary magazines including Verse Daily, Plant-Human Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Rattapallax, upstreet, Salamander, West Branch, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Poem-A-Day, poets.org, Academy of American Poets, and Prairie Schooner.  She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.   www.margotaftstever.com.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Amy Barone, Susana H. Case, Margo Taft Stever, Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST


Brownstone Poets welcomes Broadstone Books!

Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our October features are:

Amy Barone,

Susana H. Case,

Margo Taft Stever

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://bit.ly/3bkqFmO

(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3hnpy8D

Step 3: After making your contribution 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 October reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:

https://fb.me/e/25O8EtICS

Bios:

Amy Barone

Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, Defying Extinction, was published by Broadstone Books in 2022.  New York Quarterly Books released her collection, We Became Summer, in 2018.  She wrote chapbooks, Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.)  Her poetry has appeared in Local Knowledge, New Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications.  Barone spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age.  She belongs to the Poetry Society of America and the brevitas online poetry community.  From Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City.

Susana H. Case

Susana H. Case is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Damage Done (Broadstone Books, 2022). Dead Shark on the N Train (Broadstone Books, 2020) won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press) was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka (Opole University Press). Her work has also been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Case’s poems have appeared in CALYXCatamaranThe Cortland ReviewPortland ReviewRattleRHINOupstreet, and many other journals. She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.(www.susanahcase.com).

Margo Taft Stever

Margo Taft Stever’s three full-length poetry collections are The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022; Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), shortlisted and honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, which was one of three winners of the 2022 Pinnacle Achievement Book Award in Poetry; and Frozen Spring, 2002 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry.  Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in literary magazines including Verse Daily, Plant-Human Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Rattapallax, upstreet, Salamander, West Branch, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Poem-A-Day, poets.org, Academy of American Poets, and Prairie Schooner.  She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.   www.margotaftstever.com.

Reminder: Hoboken Library Festival, Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reminder:

Hoboken Library Festival, Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proud to be part of the Hoboken Library Festival on Saturday, October 15 from 11 am – 4 pm in Church Square Park (across from the Library).

Thank you Ethan Galvin for inviting me. I will be bringing Angel Fire, Meowku, and Brownstone Poets 2022 anthologies to sell.

There will be booktalks and poetry readings. I’m scheduled to read at 12:20 pm.

Come and enjoy! It’s FREE!

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1154698868471458

Hoboken Event Page: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/9295959?hs=a

Hoboken Library Festival, Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proud to be part of the Hoboken Library Festival on Saturday, October 15 from 11 am – 4 pm in Church Square Park (across from the Library).

Thank you Ethan Galvin for inviting me. I will be bringing Angel Fire, Meowku, and Brownstone Poets 2022 anthologies to sell.

There will be booktalks and poetry readings. I’m scheduled to read at 12:20 pm.

Come and enjoy! It’s FREE!

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1154698868471458

The Poetry Club Joins 1000 Poets for Change

Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 4 p.m. on Zoom

On September 17, 2022, Saturday, at 4 P.M. E.S.T. on Zoom, Noreen Snyder is hosting 100 Thousand Poets for Change 2022 with Maxwanette A Poetess as her co-host. .

The topics are justice, peace, and sustainability.

I will be joining them before 5:30 EST

contact Noreen Snyder for the Zoom Link on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/NoreenAnnSnyder

The Excitement is Growing: Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Colonels Row, Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Our September features are:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

You $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Your $5 contribution counts as one attendance toward inclusion in our 2023 anthology. And will be applied towards the honorarium for our features. Donations will accepted during August and September via PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. Or in person at the festival.

Please make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

For more info about the NYC Poetry Festival please visit the festival’s website: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com

A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Please book your tickets in advance at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Looking forward to seeing you at the NYC Poetry Festival!

Facebook Invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/398230652447273?ref=newsfeed

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her 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 debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Poets Wear Prada at Governors Island, Sunday, September 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Proud to be part of this exciting event:

From Roxanne Hoffman:

Join Poets Wear Prada at the 11th NYC Poetry Festival, from Saturday 9/10 to Sunday 9/11, on Governor’s Island. Our featured reading will be in Sunday 9/11 at 4:30pm on the new 4th Stage, The Blackbird. Jack Cooper and I are pleased to announce our lineup for this special event: our authors Talena Lachelle Queen, Cyndi Dawson, and Patricia Carragon, and our special esteemed guest, Ngoma Hill. I will be hosting. Visit www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com for more info about the festival. A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Book your tickets online at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry. #nycpoetryfestival @repoocejjj #poetswearprada #poetrycommunity #poetypublishers #poetryclubs #poetrywotkshops #slamteams #performancepoetry #spokenword #septemberhappenings #literaryevents #foryoucalender @patriciacarragon @baba_ngoma @cyndicynz2 @herbestself4440 #nycpofest @poetrysocietyny @nycpofest

Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Colonels Row, Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Our September features are:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

You $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Your $5 contribution counts as one attendance toward inclusion in our 2023 anthology. And will be applied towards the honorarium for our features. Donations will accepted during August and September via PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. Or in person at the festival.

Please make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

For more info about the NYC Poetry Festival please visit the festival’s website: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com

A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Please book your tickets in advance at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Looking forward to seeing you at the NYC Poetry Festival!

Facebook Invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/398230652447273?ref=newsfeed

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her 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 debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.