Reminder: Life of a Kalamata Book Launch, Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.

Reminder:

Book launch for Didi Champagne’s debut poetry/art book at KGB’s Red Room Speakeasy Salon.

85 E. 4th Street

3rd Floor

NYC 10003

Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. EST

Come celebrate Didi’s launch in person
with the poets:

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Dorothy Friedman August
Linda Kleinbub
Patricia Carragon

2 drink minimum
21 or older
ID and proof of vaccination required

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

About Didi Champagne

Brooklyn girl, Didi Champagne, is a self-taught poet, artist, electric bass guitarist, and singer/songwriter with a classical background in vocals. Since the mid ’80s, she has graced the New York stages, including CBGB’S, the Bitter End, Webster Hall, and the Limelight, and played at numerous outdoor festivals and radio interviews. Didi shared her words at various downtown venues, including one reading with Punk Rock Queen, JD Rage, at ABC NoRio. As a vocalist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Show, and the United Nations for a benefit to save children.

Didi Champagne has a few CDs with her original music, lyrics, and poetry. Please check out her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DidiChampagne for a few of her music livestreams, as well as her art poetry series, which has developed into her first art/poetry collection

Connect on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/197840082546004

Reminder: Life of a Kalamata Book Launch

Book launch for Didi Champagne’s debut poetry/art book at KGB’s Red Room Speakeasy Salon.

85 E. 4th Street

3rd Floor

NYC 10003

Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. EST

Come celebrate Didi’s launch in person
with the poets:

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Dorothy Friedman August
Linda Kleinbub
Patricia Carragon

2 drink minimum
21 or older
ID and proof of vaccination required

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

About Didi Champagne

Brooklyn girl, Didi Champagne, is a self-taught poet, artist, electric bass guitarist, and singer/songwriter with a classical background in vocals. Since the mid ’80s, she has graced the New York stages, including CBGB’S, the Bitter End, Webster Hall, and the Limelight, and played at numerous outdoor festivals and radio interviews. Didi shared her words at various downtown venues, including one reading with Punk Rock Queen, JD Rage, at ABC NoRio. As a vocalist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Show, and the United Nations for a benefit to save children.

Didi Champagne has a few CDs with her original music, lyrics, and poetry. Please check out her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DidiChampagne for a few of her music livestreams, as well as her art poetry series, which has developed into her first art/poetry collection

Connect on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/197840082546004

Life of A Kalamata Book Launch

Book launch for Didi Champagne’s debut poetry/art book at KGB’s Red Room Speakeasy Salon.

85 E. 4th Street

3rd Floor

NYC 10003

Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. EST

Come celebrate Didi’s launch in person
with the poets:

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Dorothy Friedman August
Linda Kleinbub
Patricia Carragon

2 drink minimum
21 or older
ID and proof of vaccination required

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

About Didi Champagne

Brooklyn girl, Didi Champagne, is a self-taught poet, artist, electric bass guitarist, and singer/songwriter with a classical background in vocals. Since the mid ’80s, she has graced the New York stages, including CBGB’S, the Bitter End, Webster Hall, and the Limelight, and played at numerous outdoor festivals and radio interviews. Didi shared her words at various downtown venues, including one reading with Punk Rock Queen, JD Rage, at ABC NoRio. As a vocalist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Show, and the United Nations for a benefit to save children.

Didi Champagne has a few CDs with her original music, lyrics, and poetry. Please check out her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DidiChampagne for a few of her music livestreams, as well as her art poetry series, which has developed into her first art/poetry collection

Connect on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/197840082546004

I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe on Zoom, Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m, EST

Come celebrate the new anthology by editors—Susana H. Case & Margo Taft Stever. I’m proud to be part of this event. Several poets published in the anthology will be reading.

Thursday, February 24

7 P.M. EST on Zoom

I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe is a new anthology of poems on Marilyn Monroe, one of the all-time greatest iconic figures of beauty and femininity, addresses questions about gender roles and their enactment, and the ways in which women attempt to negotiate the differences between their private and public personae. The ninety who are represented include Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds, David Lehman, Denise Duhamel, Nin Andrews, Delmore Schwartz, Ernesto Cardenal, David Trinidad, and Frank Baez. The introduction is by Lois Banner, the founder of the women’s history movement and author of ten books, including Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox (Bloomsbury, 2012).

SUSANA H. CASE has authored 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, a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite, and was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. The first of her five chapbooks, The Scottish Café, Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka by Opole University Press. She co-edited, with Margo Taft Stever, the anthology I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Milk and Cake Press, 2022. Case is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. http://www.susanahcase.com/.

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; 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 currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Bioethics Department of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Stever also teaches a poetry workshop at Children’s Village, a residential school for at-risk children and adolescents. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.margotaftstever.com)

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Reminder: Marilyn Monroe Anthology Reading at KGBBar, Monday, Valentine’s Day, at 7 p.m.

KGBBar Launch, Feb 14, 7 PM, 85 East 4th Street, NYC, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, eds. Susana H. Case & Margo Taft Stever

Please bring vax card and mask as per NYC guidelines. And bring friends. Venue has a staircase and no elevator, is not wheelchair-accessible.) Must be 21 or older.

Introduction, Susana Case & Margo Taft Stever read CD Wright & Ted Berrigan
Elaine Sexton
Anna Limontas-Salisbury
Stephanie Laterza
Cindy Beer-Fouhy
Meredith Trede 
Jason Schneiderman
Marion Brown
Bruce E. Whitacre
Patricia Carragon 
______________________________________________________________________
Susana Case & Margo Taft Stever read Lucia Perillo & Ai / Intermission

Alexander Cavaluzzo
Karen Neuberg
Robert Gibbons
John J. Trause
Tina Kelley
Henry Crawford
Frank Baez
Joel Allegretti
Mervyn Taylor
Conclusion, Susana Case & Margo Taft Stever read Gwendolyn Brooks & Sylvia Plath

BIOS:

C. D. WRIGHT received fellowships from foundations including the MacArthur, the Lila Wallace, the Lannan, the Guggenheim, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She published sixteen collections of poetry and prose during her lifetime and was a faculty member at Brown University for decades. Her book One With Others won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. (cdwrightpoet.com)

TED BERRIGAN was the author of more than twenty books, including The SonnetsBean Spasms (with Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard), Poems, In BriefRed Wagon, and, lastly, A Certain Slant of Sunlight. He taught at the famed Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, at Northwestern University in Chicago as poet-in-residence, at the Poetry Project of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery in New York City, and, toward the end of his life, at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

ELAINE SEXTON’s most recent collection of poetry is Prospect/Refuge (Sheep Meadow Press). She teaches at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, serves as the visual arts editor for Tupelo Quarterly, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She is an avid bookmaker and micro-publisher, and founder of the 2 Horatio poetry seminars. (www.elainesexton.org)

ANNA LIMONTAS-SALISBURY is a New York City poet, writer, freelance journalist, and educator. Her poetry can be found inthe Emotive Fruition performance series Heartbreaker/ Verse Maker, Came Back with A Clap Back, and Let Lighting Set Us on Fire, and corresponding chapbooks. She’s been featured storyteller and poet at arts venues such as How to Build A Fire with Open Source Galleries and Honey Dipped Productions. (www.annalimontassalisbury.webs.com)


STEPHANIE LATERZA is a writer and attorney from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials (Finishing Line Press) and a SU-CASA 2018 award recipient from the Brooklyn Arts Council. (www.stephanielaterzaauthor.wordpress.com) 

CINDY BEER-FOUHY has been teaching in public and private schools and community facilities for fifty years. She currently teaches at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

MEREDITH TREDE’s Tenement Threnody is from Main Street Rag. Stephen F. Austin State University Press published Field Theory. A Toadlily Press founder, her chapbook, Out of the Book, was in Toadlilly’s Desire Path. She has earned residency fellowships at Blue Mountain Center, Ragdale, Saltonstall, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Virginia and France. (www.meredithtrede.com)

JASON SCHNEIDERMAN is the author of four books of poems: Hold Me Tight and Primary Source (both from Red Hen Press); Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press); and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books). He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press). He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. 


MARION BROWN, a lifelong resident of New York State, lives in Yonkers. Her chapbooks, published by Finishing Line Press, are Tasted and The Morning After Summer. She serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press, the Program Committee of the Hudson Valley Writers Center, and the National Council of Graywolf Press.

BRUCE E. WHITACRE has completed master workshops with Jericho Brown, Alex Dimitrov, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Mark Wunderlich. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and lives in Forest Hills, Queens. (www.brucewhitacre.com)

PATRICIA CARRAGON’s poem Paris the Beautiful won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. Herlatest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku 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 lives in Brooklyn, NY. (www.patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com)

LUCIA PERILLO’s books include Dangerous Life (Northeastern University Press), which won the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize and the Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America; The Body Mutinies (Purdue University Press), winner of the Kate Tufts prize from Claremont University; Luck is Luck (Random House), which won the Kingsley Tufts prize from Claremont University; and Inseminating the Elephant (Copper Canyon Press), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress and others. Perillo was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 2000.

AI’s book, Vice: New and Selected Poems was awarded the National Book Award for Poetry. Her other books include: Cruelty (Perseus Books Group), Killing Floor (Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets), Sin (an American Book Award winner), and Fate (all by Houghton Mifflin), GreedVice: New and Selected PoemsDread, and the posthumous No Surrender (all by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.). She was a professor and the vice president of the Native American Faculty and Staff Association at Oklahoma State University until her death in 2010.

ALEXANDER CAVALUZZO is an East Village-based writer and artist. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from Newsweek to Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. (www.alexandercavaluzzo.com)


KAREN NEUBERG is a retired information specialist and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of Pursuit (Kelsay Books) and the chapbook, the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre Press). She holds an MFA from The New School and is associate editor of the online journal First Literary Review East. (www.karenneuberg.blogspot.com)

ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS, a native Floridian, came to New York City in 2007 in search of his muse Langston Hughes and found a vibrant contemporary poetry community. His first book, ​Close to the Tree​, was published by the New York-based Three Rooms Press. He is a Cave Canem Fellow (2019–2021) and has received residencies from the Norman Mailer Foundation and the DISQUIET International Literary Program. In 2018, he completed his MFA at City College.

JOHN J. TRAUSE, Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of six books of poetry and one of parody, Latter-Day Litany, the latter staged Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies. Marymark Press has published his visual poetry and art as broadsides and sheets. He is the subject of a 30-on-30-in-30 essay on The Operating System, written by Don Zirilli, and an author of an essay on Baroness Elsa at the same site. He co-founded the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N.J. and was the former host/curator of its monthly reading series. (www.johnjtrause.com)

TINA KELLEY’s fourth poetry collection, Rise Wildly, was published by CavanKerry Press, which also published Abloom and AwryArdor won the Jacar Press chapbook competition. Her other books are Precise (Word Press), and The Gospel of Galore, winner of a Washington State Book Award. She co-authored Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope. Kelley was a reporter for The New York Times for a decade, sharing in a staff Pulitzer for coverage of the 9/11 attacks. (tinakelleypoetry.wordpress.com)

HENRY CRAWFORD is the author of two collections of poetry, American Software (2017) and Binary Planet (2020). He won first prize in the 2019 World Food Poetry Competition. He enjoys an extensive online presence. He currently hosts the online poetry series, Poets vs The Pandemic. (www.henrycrawfordpoetry.com)

FRANK BÁEZ, born in the Dominican Republic in 1978, has published six books of poetry, a short story collection, and two chronicles. He belongs to the Spoken Word band El Hombrecito, which has produced three albums. In 2006, he received the Short Stories Prize of the Santo Domingo International Book Fair for You’ll Have to Pay the Shrinks Yourself, and in 2007 he won the Salomé Ureña National Poetry Prize for Post Cards. In 2017, he was selected for the Hay Festival as a member of Bogotá39, the list of the best Latin American writers under forty years of age.

JOEL ALLEGRETTI is the author of, most recently, Platypus (NYQ Books), a collection of poems, prose, and performance texts, and Our Dolphin (Thrice Publishing), a novella. His second book of poems, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books). The Boston Globe called Rabbit Ears “cleverly edited” and “a smart exploration of the many, many meanings of TV.” (www.joelallegretti.com)

MERVYN TAYLOR, originally from Trinidad, has been a Brooklyn resident for many years. He has taught at Bronx Community College, The New School, and in the New York City public school system. Retired from teaching, he’s the author of seven full-length books of poetry, including No Back DoorVoices Carry, and the recent Country of Warm Snow (all by Shearsman Books), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation which was longlisted for the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in the poetry category. A chapbook, News of the Living: Corona Poems, was published by Broadstone Books. Taylor can be heard reciting his poetry on the CD Road Clear, accompaniedby renowned bassist David Williams. He is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.mervyntaylor.com)

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). She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.susanahcase.com)

MARGO TAFT STEVER’s latest of three full-length poetry collections are Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), which was shortlisted and received honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, and The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022. Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). She is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Bioethics Department of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Stever also teaches a poetry workshop at Children’s Village, a residential school for at-risk children and adolescents. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.margotaftstever.com)

Marilyn Monroe Anthology Reading at KGBBar, Monday, Valentine’s Day, at 7 p.m.

KGBBar Launch, Feb 14, 7 PM, 85 East 4th Street, NYC, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, eds. Susana H. Case & Margo Taft Stever

Please bring vax card and mask as per NYC guidelines. And bring friends. Venue has a staircase and no elevator, is not wheelchair-accessible.)

Introduction, Susana Case & Margo Taft Stever read CD Wright & Ted Berrigan
Elaine Sexton
Anna Limontas-Salisbury
Stephanie Laterza
Cindy Beer-Fouhy
Meredith Trede 
Jason Schneiderman
Marion Brown
Bruce E. Whitacre
Patricia Carragon 
______________________________________________________________________
Susana Case & Margo Taft Stever read Lucia Perillo & Ai / Intermission

Alexander Cavaluzzo
Karen Neuberg
Robert Gibbons
John J. Trause
Tina Kelley
Henry Crawford
Frank Baez
Joel Allegretti
Mervyn Taylor
Conclusion, Susana Case & Margo Taft Stever read Gwendolyn Brooks & Sylvia Plath

BIOS:

C. D. WRIGHT received fellowships from foundations including the MacArthur, the Lila Wallace, the Lannan, the Guggenheim, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She published sixteen collections of poetry and prose during her lifetime and was a faculty member at Brown University for decades. Her book One With Others won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. (cdwrightpoet.com)

TED BERRIGAN was the author of more than twenty books, including The SonnetsBean Spasms (with Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard), Poems, In BriefRed Wagon, and, lastly, A Certain Slant of Sunlight. He taught at the famed Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, at Northwestern University in Chicago as poet-in-residence, at the Poetry Project of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery in New York City, and, toward the end of his life, at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

ELAINE SEXTON’s most recent collection of poetry is Prospect/Refuge (Sheep Meadow Press). She teaches at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, serves as the visual arts editor for Tupelo Quarterly, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She is an avid bookmaker and micro-publisher, and founder of the 2 Horatio poetry seminars. (www.elainesexton.org)

ANNA LIMONTAS-SALISBURY is a New York City poet, writer, freelance journalist, and educator. Her poetry can be found inthe Emotive Fruition performance series Heartbreaker/ Verse Maker, Came Back with A Clap Back, and Let Lighting Set Us on Fire, and corresponding chapbooks. She’s been featured storyteller and poet at arts venues such as How to Build A Fire with Open Source Galleries and Honey Dipped Productions. (www.annalimontassalisbury.webs.com)


STEPHANIE LATERZA is a writer and attorney from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials (Finishing Line Press) and a SU-CASA 2018 award recipient from the Brooklyn Arts Council. (www.stephanielaterzaauthor.wordpress.com) 

CINDY BEER-FOUHY has been teaching in public and private schools and community facilities for fifty years. She currently teaches at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

MEREDITH TREDE’s Tenement Threnody is from Main Street Rag. Stephen F. Austin State University Press published Field Theory. A Toadlily Press founder, her chapbook, Out of the Book, was in Toadlilly’s Desire Path. She has earned residency fellowships at Blue Mountain Center, Ragdale, Saltonstall, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Virginia and France. (www.meredithtrede.com)

JASON SCHNEIDERMAN is the author of four books of poems: Hold Me Tight and Primary Source (both from Red Hen Press); Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press); and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books). He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press). He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. 


MARION BROWN, a lifelong resident of New York State, lives in Yonkers. Her chapbooks, published by Finishing Line Press, are Tasted and The Morning After Summer. She serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press, the Program Committee of the Hudson Valley Writers Center, and the National Council of Graywolf Press.

BRUCE E. WHITACRE has completed master workshops with Jericho Brown, Alex Dimitrov, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Mark Wunderlich. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and lives in Forest Hills, Queens. (www.brucewhitacre.com)

PATRICIA CARRAGON’s poem Paris the Beautiful won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. Herlatest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku 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 lives in Brooklyn, NY. (www.patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com)

LUCIA PERILLO’s books include Dangerous Life (Northeastern University Press), which won the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize and the Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America; The Body Mutinies (Purdue University Press), winner of the Kate Tufts prize from Claremont University; Luck is Luck (Random House), which won the Kingsley Tufts prize from Claremont University; and Inseminating the Elephant (Copper Canyon Press), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress and others. Perillo was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 2000.

AI’s book, Vice: New and Selected Poems was awarded the National Book Award for Poetry. Her other books include: Cruelty (Perseus Books Group), Killing Floor (Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets), Sin (an American Book Award winner), and Fate (all by Houghton Mifflin), GreedVice: New and Selected PoemsDread, and the posthumous No Surrender (all by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.). She was a professor and the vice president of the Native American Faculty and Staff Association at Oklahoma State University until her death in 2010.

ALEXANDER CAVALUZZO is an East Village-based writer and artist. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from Newsweek to Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. (www.alexandercavaluzzo.com)


KAREN NEUBERG is a retired information specialist and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of Pursuit (Kelsay Books) and the chapbook, the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre Press). She holds an MFA from The New School and is associate editor of the online journal First Literary Review East. (www.karenneuberg.blogspot.com)

ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS, a native Floridian, came to New York City in 2007 in search of his muse Langston Hughes and found a vibrant contemporary poetry community. His first book, ​Close to the Tree​, was published by the New York-based Three Rooms Press. He is a Cave Canem Fellow (2019–2021) and has received residencies from the Norman Mailer Foundation and the DISQUIET International Literary Program. In 2018, he completed his MFA at City College.

JOHN J. TRAUSE, Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of six books of poetry and one of parody, Latter-Day Litany, the latter staged Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies. Marymark Press has published his visual poetry and art as broadsides and sheets. He is the subject of a 30-on-30-in-30 essay on The Operating System, written by Don Zirilli, and an author of an essay on Baroness Elsa at the same site. He co-founded the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N.J. and was the former host/curator of its monthly reading series. (www.johnjtrause.com)

TINA KELLEY’s fourth poetry collection, Rise Wildly, was published by CavanKerry Press, which also published Abloom and AwryArdor won the Jacar Press chapbook competition. Her other books are Precise (Word Press), and The Gospel of Galore, winner of a Washington State Book Award. She co-authored Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope. Kelley was a reporter for The New York Times for a decade, sharing in a staff Pulitzer for coverage of the 9/11 attacks. (tinakelleypoetry.wordpress.com)

HENRY CRAWFORD is the author of two collections of poetry, American Software (2017) and Binary Planet (2020). He won first prize in the 2019 World Food Poetry Competition. He enjoys an extensive online presence. He currently hosts the online poetry series, Poets vs The Pandemic. (www.henrycrawfordpoetry.com)

FRANK BÁEZ, born in the Dominican Republic in 1978, has published six books of poetry, a short story collection, and two chronicles. He belongs to the Spoken Word band El Hombrecito, which has produced three albums. In 2006, he received the Short Stories Prize of the Santo Domingo International Book Fair for You’ll Have to Pay the Shrinks Yourself, and in 2007 he won the Salomé Ureña National Poetry Prize for Post Cards. In 2017, he was selected for the Hay Festival as a member of Bogotá39, the list of the best Latin American writers under forty years of age.

JOEL ALLEGRETTI is the author of, most recently, Platypus (NYQ Books), a collection of poems, prose, and performance texts, and Our Dolphin (Thrice Publishing), a novella. His second book of poems, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books). The Boston Globe called Rabbit Ears “cleverly edited” and “a smart exploration of the many, many meanings of TV.” (www.joelallegretti.com)

MERVYN TAYLOR, originally from Trinidad, has been a Brooklyn resident for many years. He has taught at Bronx Community College, The New School, and in the New York City public school system. Retired from teaching, he’s the author of seven full-length books of poetry, including No Back DoorVoices Carry, and the recent Country of Warm Snow (all by Shearsman Books), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation which was longlisted for the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in the poetry category. A chapbook, News of the Living: Corona Poems, was published by Broadstone Books. Taylor can be heard reciting his poetry on the CD Road Clear, accompaniedby renowned bassist David Williams. He is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.mervyntaylor.com)

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). She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.susanahcase.com)

MARGO TAFT STEVER’s latest of three full-length poetry collections are Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), which was shortlisted and received honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, and The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022. Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). She is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Bioethics Department of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Stever also teaches a poetry workshop at Children’s Village, a residential school for at-risk children and adolescents. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.margotaftstever.com)

Paterson Review #48 this Saturday at 1 p.m. EST

Paterson Review #48 this Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m. EST

Come join me with Amy Barone and other great poets at this celebration of words.  I will be reading “Dance with Me,” a touching poem inspired by a Ben E. King classic song.

For Your family and friends:

Dear contributors of Paterson Literary Review #48:  

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College present a virtual Poetry Reading  by the contributors of Paterson Literary Review #48 on Saturday, March 6, 21 at 1PM (EST).  If you want to join and enjoy the Poetry Reading, please see below the Livestream YouTube link and click on it at 1 PM (EST).

Please see below the Livestream YouTube link and forward it to your family and friends so they can hear you read. You can send it to as many people as you want.

IAWA PRE-HOLIDAY BOOK SALE

MEOWKU and THE CUPCAKE CHRONICLES

at the Poets Wear Prada Table

IAWA’s First Pre-Holiday Book Sale
Opened to anyone who has participated at a 2019 IAWA reading
at the Mulberry Street Library

10 Jersey Street
NYC, 10012

FREE EVENT!

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A sampling of the publishing houses
that have been featured at IAWA:

Alien Buddha Press, Apprentice House, Archway Publishing, Ashland Poetry Press, Big Table Publishing Company, Bone Orchard Press, Bordighera Press, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dark Light Publishing, downtown materialaktion, Dramatists Books, Finishing Line Press, Five Star, Fordham University Press, Grey Book Press, Guernica World Editions, Hammer & Anvil Books, HarperCollins,
Harvard Square Editions, Hummingbird Press/Wake Forest University, iUniverse, Little A, Mad Gleam Press, New Village Press, NYQ Books, Other Press, Ovunque Siamo Press,
Palgrave Macmillan US, Penguin/Putnam, Poets Wear Prada, Rain Mountain Press, Redux Consortium, Rogue Phoenix Press, Scholastic/Orchard Books, Serving House Books, Simon & Schuster,Shakespeare & Company, Soho Press, SUNY Press, University Tennessee Press,Upper Hand Press, Wordtech, Writing Knights Press

Open Mic and
Shop Talk: Publishers, the Good the Bad and the Wonderful
Delivering the Perfect Pitch and more …

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2157509941217266/

Reminder: Judith Lee Herbert, Jennifer Juneau, Linda Lerner, and Denita Stevens at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 11/23 AT 2:30 P.M.

REMINDER:

Four Strong Women Writers

Judith Lee Herbert, Jennifer Juneau, Linda Lerner, and Denita Stevens to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, November 23, 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.

Judith Lee Herbert,
Jennifer Juneau
Linda Lerner
Denita Stevens

Saturday, November 23, @ 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:

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/1123117011231472/

Bios:

Judith Lee Herbert’s chapbook, Songbird, was recently published by Kelsay Books, and was previously chosen as a finalist in the Blue Light Poetry Prize and Chapbook Competition in 2017. Her poems placed in contests in 2018 at the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society and the Mid-Island Y JCC. Her poetry has appeared in three additions of the Bards Annual and in Before the Dawn 2019. Her poems have been published in print and online publications including The Ekphrastic Review, These Fragile Lilacs, First Literary Review-East, Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Review, Long Island Quarterly, and Mothering in the Middle.

Jennifer Juneau is the author of the novel ÜberChef USA (Spork Press) and the poetry collection More Than Moon (Is A Rose Press.) Her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals such as the American Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Journal, Evergreen Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Pank, Passages North, Portland Review, Seattle Review, Verse Daily and elsewhere. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Linda Lerner’s recent collection, A Dance Around the Cauldron, a prose work consisting of nine characters during the Salem witch trials brought into our own times (Lummox Press, 2017.) Previously published books: Yes, the Ducks Were Real & Takes Guts and Years Sometimes (NYQ Books (2011 and 2015). When Death is a Red Balloon, a chapbook of poems will be published by Lummox in 2019. Taking the F train forthcoming from NYQ Books. Recent acceptances: Maintenant, Gargoyle, Paterson Literary Review, Café Review, Wilderness Literary House Review, Cape Rock and Piker Press, etc. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize several times.

Denita Stevens was born and raised in Texas, but now she resides in New Jersey with her beloved Pomeranian. She is the author of Invisible Veils, a collection of poems which gives insight into what it’s like to live with anxiety, depression and survive the trauma of being sexually assaulted. Her next book will be her memoir, Disorderly Life, which is about how she spent more than a decade living with undiagnosed PTSD, but started to heal after finding the help she needed. Find out more at denitastevens.com.

REMINDER: Third Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Event

REMINDER

Third Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Book Event

Third Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Book Event A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series

Tuesday, September 24 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Public Library — Park Slope Branch
431 6th Avenue at 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718 – 832 -1853

Free Admission— LIMITED OPEN MIC

On sale for $12 
For contributors: $8 Contributor copy, $10 for additional copies

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/382842039090957/?active_tab=about

SUBWAYS: R to 9th St. and 4th Ave. F to Seventh Ave.

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-nine reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.
We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and David Austell as this year’s guest poet.
We mourn the passing of Gil Fagiani, who was a translator, essayist, short-story writer, poet, and friend, and have dedicated a section in his memory.
This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.