Alice B. Fogel, Susana H. Case, Howard Pflanzer, Christina M. Rau Read at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 9/16

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents


Saturday, September 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Alice B. Fogel

Susana H. Case

Howard Pflanzer

Christina M. Rau

@ Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


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.

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon


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Alice B Fogel is the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire. In addition to Strange Terrain, a guide to appreciating poetry without necessarily “getting” it, she is the author, most recently, of A Doubtful House (2017). Other collections include Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations (2015), which won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and the New Hampshire Literary Award in Poetry, and Be That Empty, a national bestseller. A nine-time Pushcart nominee & recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship & other awards, her poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Poet’s Choice.

Susana H. Case is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, Drugstore Blue, forthcoming in 2017 from Five Oaks Press, and 4 Rms w Vu from Mayapple Press, as well as four chapbooks. One of her collections, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka by Opole University Press in Poland. Her poems appear widely in magazines and anthologies. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.

Howard Pflanzer is a poet, playwright, and fiction writer. Dead Birds or Avian Blues was published by Fly By Night Press (2011). Recent publications include Brownstone Poets Anthology, FIVE PoetryAnd Then, Downtown BrooklynPoems:LES Festival of the Arts Dedicated to the LES (TNC 2016, 2017), An Unnatural Election and Word: An Anthology by A Gathering of the Tribes (2017) He was the prizewinning November 2013 Poet of the Month of The Poetry Company. His hybrid performance piece, Walt Whitman Opera, adapted from Whitman’s poetry with music by Constance Cooper, was presented at the undergroundzero festival in New York (2014).

Christina M. Rau is the author of the sci-fi fem poetry collection, Liberating The Astronauts (Aqueduct Press, 2017) and the chapbooks WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and For The Girls, I (dancing girl press, 2014). Her poetry has appeared on gallery walls in The Ekphrastic Poster Show, on car magnets for The Living Poetry Project, and in various literary journals. She also serves as Poetry Editor for the international literary journal The Nassau Review at Nassau Community College where she teaches writing. In her non-writing life, she practices yoga occasionally and line dances on other occasions.  Find her links on



Word Thursdays at Bright Hill Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

(for those who live in the area or have cars)


Word Thursdays at Bright Hill

Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

Word and Image Gallery at Bright Hill Literary Center

94 Church St. Treadwell, NY 13846

607-829-5055 or



Brooklyn’s Brownstone Poet Patricia Carragon

will be gracing the gentle countryside of Treadwell, NY

with Alice B. Fogel, the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire.

$3 Admission

Open mic prior to the intermission and featured readers.


Alice B. Fogel is New Hampshire’s State Poet Laureate (2014-2019). Originally from the Hudson Valley, she is a former theatrical costumer who earned her BA in art and literature from Antioch College, and her MA in poetry from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to Strange Terrain, a guide to appreciating poetry without necessarily “getting” it, she is the author of three poetry collections, including Be That Empty, a national poetry bestseller. A fourth collection, Interval: Poems Based upon Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” (2015) won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. A six-time Pushcart nominee, her poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including the Best American Poetry and Robert Hass’s Poet’s Choice.

Fogel has been a fellow at the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, among other awards. She has been a reader or judge for numerous programs or publications, including Alice James Books, the Maine Arts Council writing grants, Bauhan Publishing, and the Xochi Quetzal Artist Residency. She travels around giving talks and workshops for all ages on both reading and writing, through the New Hampshire Councils on the Arts and the Humanities, as well as on her own. She is on the faculty of Keene State College  and works one-on-one with learning disabled students at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.

Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, haiku, and Brooklyn. Her publication credits include Allbook Books, The Avocet, BigCityLit, Bear Creak Haiku, Boog City, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, Maintenant, Tribe Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, Yellow Chair Review, and others.  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). Forthcoming: Cupcake Chronicles from Poets Wear Prada and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.  Patricia is a member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, and is a member of Pen Women’s Literary Workshop and Tamarind. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online. For more information, please check out her websites: