REMINDER:Ngoma Hill, Tsaurah Litzky, Danny Shot, and Bob McNeil to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

REMINDER:

Four powerful poets Ngoma Hill, Tsaurah Litzky, Danny Shot, and Bob McNeil to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, May 25 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. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Ngoma HillTsaurah LitzkyDanny ShotBob McNeil

Saturday, May 25 @ 2:30 P.M.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2214078095476713/

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

BIOS:

Ngoma is a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist,singer/songwriter, Artivist and paradigm shifter, who for over 50 years, has used culture as a tool to raise socio-political and spiritual consciousness through work that encourages critical thought.A former member of Amiri Baraka’s The Spirit House Movers and Players and the contemporary freedom song duo Serious Bizness, Ngoma weaves poetry and song that raises contradictions and searches for a solution to a just and peaceful world.Ngoma was selected as the Beat Poet Laureate of New York for 2017 by The National Beat Poetry Poetry Foundation.His newly released CD is entitled, Conversation with Esu, features Performance Poetry, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, and Blues.



Tsaurah Litzky, a long time trendsetter in the margins, is a widely published writer of poetry, fiction, erotica, memoir, and commentary. Her publications include the poetry collections, Baby On The Water; (Long Shot Press) and Cleaning The Duck (Bowery Books) as well as fifteen chapbooks. Her most recent chapbook is a book of yoga poems, Full Lotus (NightBallet Press) and Flasher: A Memoir published by Unbearables/Autonomedia. She is a member of the on-line poetry circle Brevitas and the Unbearables. She is also a collage artist. Tsaurah lives on the Brooklyn waterfront where she can see the Statue of Liberty, icon of Free Women everywhere, from her kitchen window.

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. 

Danny Shot was longtime publisher and editor of Long Shot magazine, which he founded. He spent over 30 years as a New York City high school English teacher in the South Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn. His poems and stories have been widely anthologized and he’s performed his work everywhere. Mr. Shot lives in Hoboken, NJ (home of Frank Sinatra and baseball). His book of poems WORKS, was published by Cavan Kerry Press in March 2018. His play Roll the Dice was produced in September 2018 as part of the New York Theater Festival. Danny currently serves as Head Poetry Editor of Red Fez online magazine.

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Ngoma Hill, Tsaurah Litzky, Bob McNeil, Danny Shot, Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Ngoma Hill, Tsaurah Litzky, Bob McNeil, Danny Shot, Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Four powerful poets Ngoma Hill, Tsaurah Litzky, Danny Shot, and Bob McNeil to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, May 25 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. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Ngoma HillTsaurah LitskyDanny ShotBob McNeil

Saturday, May 25 @ 2:30 P.M.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2214078095476713/

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

BIOS:

Ngoma is a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist,singer/songwriter, Artivist and paradigm shifter, who for over 50 years, has used culture as a tool to raise socio-political and spiritual consciousness through work that encourages critical thought.A former member of Amiri Baraka’s The Spirit House Movers and Players and the contemporary freedom song duo Serious Bizness, Ngoma weaves poetry and song that raises contradictions and searches for a solution to a just and peaceful world.Ngoma was selected as the Beat Poet Laureate of New York for 2017 by The National Beat Poetry Poetry Foundation.His newly released CD is entitled, Conversation with Esu, features Performance Poetry, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, and Blues.

Tsaurah Litzky, a long time trendsetter in the margins, is a widely published writer of poetry, fiction, erotica, memoir, and commentary. Her publications include the poetry collections, Baby On The Water; (Long Shot Press) and Cleaning The Duck (Bowery Books) as well as fifteen chapbooks. Her most recent chapbook is a book of yoga poems, Full Lotus (NightBallet Press) and Flasher: A Memoir published by Unbearables/Autonomedia. She is a member of the on-line poetry circle Brevitas and the Unbearables. She is also a collage artist. Tsaurah lives on the Brooklyn waterfront where she can see the Statue of Liberty, icon of Free Women everywhere, from her kitchen window.


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. 


Danny Shot was longtime publisher and editor of Long Shot magazine, which he founded. He spent over 30 years as a New York City high school English teacher in the South Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn. His poems and stories have been widely anthologized and he’s performed his work everywhere. Mr. Shot lives in Hoboken, NJ (home of Frank Sinatra and baseball). His book of poems WORKS, was published by Cavan Kerry Press in March 2018. His play Roll the Dice was produced in September 2018 as part of the New York Theater Festival. Danny currently serves as Head Poetry Editor of Red Fez online magazine.

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.