Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom-Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, Arden Levine, Sat, July 31 – 2p.m. to 4:30p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, July 31
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 
Our July 31 features are:
Tamara J. MadisonJennifer Franklin Arden Levine 
Plus a limited Open Mic. 

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 July features are Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, and Arden Levine. 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/3wzsILg

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 July reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/3hwJiYb

Bios

Tamara J. Madison
Tamara J. Madison is an author, poet, editor, and instructor. Her critical and creative works have been recorded, produced, and published in various journals, magazines, exhibits, podcasts, and anthologies.  Her most recent poetry collection Threed, This Road Not Damascus was published by Trio House Press (May 2019).

Jennifer Franklin
Jennifer Franklinhas published two full-length collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her work has been published in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review,  BlackbirdBoston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMALove’s Executive OrderThe Nation, Paris Review, poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She teaches in Manhattanville’s MFA program. For the past seven years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she runs the reading series, serves as Program Director, and co-edits Slapering Hol Press. She lives in New York City. Her website is jenniferfranklinpoet.com.

Arden LevineArden Levine is the author of Ladies’ Abecedary (Harbor Editions, 2021). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Sixth Finch, and other journals, and have been featured in AGNI Online, The Missouri Review’s Poem-of-the-Week, WNYC’s Radiolab,and American Life in Poetry (selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser). Arden is a Foundation Board Member at Beloit Poetry Journal, a former Assistant Editor at Epiphany Magazine, and a Best of the Net nominee. She lives in New York City, where her daily work focuses on housing affordability, homelessness prevention, and equitable community development.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklyn, Arden Levine Saturday, July 31 from 2:0 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, July 31
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST


Our July 31 features are:


Tamara J. Madison

Jennifer Franklin

Arden Levine


Plus a limited Open Mic.

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 July features are Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, and Arden Levine. 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/3wzsILg

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 July reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/3hwJiYb

Bios

Tamara J. Madison


Tamara J. Madison is an author, poet, editor, and instructor. Her critical and creative works have been recorded, produced, and published in various journals, magazines, exhibits, podcasts, and anthologies. Her most recent poetry collection Threed, This Road Not Damascus was published by Trio House Press (May 2019).

Jennifer Franklin


Jennifer Franklinhas published two full-length collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her work has been published in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMA, Love’s Executive Order, The Nation, Paris Review, poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She teaches in Manhattanville’s MFA program. For the past seven years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she runs the reading series, serves as Program Director, and co-edits Slapering Hol Press. She lives in New York City. Her website is jenniferfranklinpoet.com.

Arden Levine

Arden Levine is the author of Ladies’ Abecedary (Harbor Editions, 2021). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Sixth Finch, and other journals, and have been featured in AGNI Online, The Missouri Review’s Poem-of-the-Week, WNYC’s Radiolab,and American Life in Poetry (selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser). Arden is a Foundation Board Member at Beloit Poetry Journal, a former Assistant Editor at Epiphany Magazine, and a Best of the Net nominee. She lives in New York City, where her daily work focuses on housing affordability, homelessness prevention, and equitable community development.

REMINDER:Dorothy Cantwell Pamela L. Laskin Arden Levine Bob McNeil at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Dorothy Cantwell Pamela L. Laskin Arden Levine Bob McNeil at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

We’re Celebrating our 13th Year!

Brownstone Poets presents

Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Dorothy Cantwell
Pamela L. Laskin
Arden Levine
Bob McNeil

@ 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/230528834472438/

BIOS:

A playwright, poet, and an actress, Dorothy Cantwell was a part of the NYC experimental theater scene in the 1980’s, and worked with many of the great downtown theater artists, in venues ranging from the Performing Garage to Broadway. Dorothy returns to the stage occasionally, most recently in a Retrospective of Jeff Weiss’ Work at the Kitchen.

She has been a featured poet in the Great Weather for Media Sunday reading series at the Parkside Lounge, Viviana Duncan’s Stark Reality, and in Su Polo’s Saturn Series. She is grateful to Patricia Carragon for the opportunity to read with Brownstone Poets.

Pamela L. Laskin is a lecturer in the English Department at City College, where she directs the Poetry Outreach Center. Several of her children’s and poetry books have been published, and Ronit and Jamil, A Palestinian/Israeli Romeo and Juliet in verse was published by Harper Collins in 2017, and was named among the thirty-five books to have on your radar for 2017. Bea, a picture book, was a finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize for Children’s Fiction, and Homer the Little Stray Cat, was named among the best of the indie presses for picture books. Ronit and Jamil is a 2018 Sydney Taylor notable book. She teaches graduate and undergraduate children’s writing.

Follow her: twitter@RonitandJamil and follow her blog: http://PamelaLaskin.blogspot.com/

Arden Levine’s poems have most recently appeared in The Offing, No Dear, Permafrost, River Styx, Spillway, and Little Patuxent Review, and have been featured by AGNI, The Missouri Review, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and NPR’s Radiolab. Arden holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU, and her daily work focuses on the development and preservation of affordable urban housing and neighborhoods.  A Washington, DC native, Arden lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Bob McNeil is the author of Verses of Realness. Hal Sirowitz, Queens Poet Laureate, described the book as “A fantastic trip through the mind of a poet who doesn’t flinch at the truth.”  Furthermore, Bob was published in The Shout It Out AnthologyBrine Rights: Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes (Volume 1), Not My PresidentSan Francisco Peace and Hope, and The Self-Portrait Poetry Collection, etc.

Bob wants his poetry to be a fortress against despotic politics. After years of being a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, he still wants his work to express one cause—justice.

Dorothy Cantwell, Pamela L. Laskin, Arden Levine, Bob McNeil at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

We’re Celebrating our 13th Year!

Brownstone Poets presents

 

Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Dorothy Cantwell
Pamela L. Laskin
Arden Levine
Bob McNeil

@ 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/230528834472438/

BIOS:

A playwright, poet, and an actress, Dorothy Cantwell was a part of the NYC experimental theater scene in the 1980’s, and worked with many of the great downtown theater artists, in venues ranging from the Performing Garage to Broadway. Dorothy returns to the stage occasionally, most recently in a Retrospective of Jeff Weiss’ Work at the Kitchen.

She has been a featured poet in the Great Weather for Media Sunday reading series at the Parkside Lounge, Viviana Duncan’s Stark Reality, and in Su Polo’s Saturn Series. She is grateful to Patricia Carragon for the opportunity to read with Brownstone Poets.

Pamela L. Laskin is a lecturer in the English Department at City College, where she directs the Poetry Outreach Center. Several of her children’s and poetry books have been published, and Ronit and Jamil, A Palestinian/Israeli Romeo and Juliet in verse was published by Harper Collins in 2017, and was named among the thirty-five books to have on your radar for 2017. Bea, a picture book, was a finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize for Children’s Fiction, and Homer the Little Stray Cat, was named among the best of the indie presses for picture books. Ronit and Jamil is a 2018 Sydney Taylor notable book. She teaches graduate and undergraduate children’s writing.

Follow her: twitter@RonitandJamil and follow her blog: http://PamelaLaskin.blogspot.com/

Arden Levine’s poems have most recently appeared in The Offing, No Dear, Permafrost, River Styx, Spillway, and Little Patuxent Review, and have been featured by AGNI, The Missouri Review, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and NPR’s Radiolab. Arden holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU, and her daily work focuses on the development and preservation of affordable urban housing and neighborhoods.  A Washington, DC native, Arden lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Bob McNeil is the author of Verses of Realness. Hal Sirowitz, Queens Poet Laureate, described the book as “A fantastic trip through the mind of a poet who doesn’t flinch at the truth.”  Furthermore, Bob was published in The Shout It Out AnthologyBrine Rights: Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes (Volume 1), Not My PresidentSan Francisco Peace and Hope, and The Self-Portrait Poetry Collection, etc.

Bob wants his poetry to be a fortress against despotic politics. After years of being a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, he still wants his work to express one cause—justice.

 

Patricia Carragon July Events

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A Garden Variety of Poetry and Prose at the 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

Saturday, July 22, from 3:30  5:30

with Patricia Carragon, Arden Levine, and Richard Jeffrey Newman, and friends

A Garden Variety – POETRY and PROSE, hosted by Mindy Levokove.

Words among the bleeding hearts and the tomatoes.

Open mic—Bring your words and sign up to read 

6th Street and Avenue B

New York, NY, 10009

Free Event

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/121542351770097/?acontext=%7B”source”%3A5,”page_id_source”%3A501966219997429,”action_history”%3A[%7B”surface”%3A”page”,”mechanism”%3A”main_list”,”extra_data”%3A”%7B%5C”pagh

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Berl’s Poetry Shop

Rooms of Our OwnWomen Read Poetry and Prose

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.

With Tsaurah Litsky, Nancy Mercado, Patricia Carragon, Elisabet Velasquez

141 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (347) 687-2375

FREE Event!

F train to York

FACEBOOK EVENT:

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/148264629073198/

Tsaurah Litzky is a widely published, Pushcart Prize nominated, poet, performer and writer of fiction,memoir, erotica, plays and commentaryHer major poetry collections are “Baby On The Water” (Long ShotProductionsand “Cleaning The Duck” (Bowery Books). The most recent of her sixteen poetry chapbooks isFull Lotus – Poems about Yoga” (Night Ballet Press). She has performed her work in over fifty venuesMostrecently she presented her poetry in Prague at the High Holy Mass of Poetry via SkypeTsaurah believes it’sa privilege to be a poet. 
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Nancy Mercado is the editor of the “Nuyorican Women Writers Anthology” published in Voices e/Magazine,an online literary journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College– CUNYShe is a guestcurator for the Museum of American Poetics and assistant editor for Eco-poetry.org; a website dedicated toaddressing the issue of climate changeThe author of “It Concerns the Madness” (Long Shot Productions),her work has been extensively anthologizedFor more information, go to: 
nancy-mercado.com
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Patricia Carragon’s latest book is “Innocence” (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and the “Cupcake Chronicles” isforthcoming from Poets Wear PradaPatricia curates the Brownstone Poets and is the editorinchief of itsannual anthologyShe is a member of Brevitas, Pen Literary Workshop, Woman Writers in Bloom, andTamarindShe is one of the executive editors of Home Planet News Online.
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Elisabet Velasquez is a Puerto Rican writer, mother, feminist from Bushwick, BrooklynHer work has been nominated for Best Of The NetHer poems have appeared in numerous publications including HuffingtonPost, Muzzle, Latina and Vibe MagazineShe is a VONA alumni, a 2017 Poets House Fellow and the authorof the chapbook “PTSD.” You can find her online at:ElisabetVelasquez.com