Tupelo Honey & other tales at Fountain House Gallery on September 15th from 6 to 8 pm

Tupelo Honey & other tales at Fountain House Gallery on September 15th from 6 to 8 pm

Happy to be part of this gig:

Friday, September 15 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fountain House Gallery
702 9th Avenue, NYC 10019
Award winning poet, Joy Leftow, invites you to celebrate publication of her new book, Tupelo Honey & other tales at Fountain House Gallery on September 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please come and enjoy this evening celebration. Please bring any instrument for playoff jam.

Featuring artists:

Patricia Carragon
Demetrius Daniel
Roxanne Hoffman
Gavin “Dubblex” Alleyne
Marilyn Thomas King
Susan Spangenberg
Chocolate Waters

Free event – limited open mic!


Subways: R to 49th Street, E, C to 50th Street


Finishing Line Press Women at the NYPL Mulberry Branch, Sat, 8/19 at 2 p.m.

FINISHING LINE PRESS Women, Sat, August 19 at The Mulberry Street NYPL


Finishing Line Press Women, A Celebration of Women Writers

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mulberry Street Branch NYPL

10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012

(212) 966-3424

Amy Barone, Patricia Carragon, Karen Neuberg, Debora Lidov, Margaret McCarthy, Zara Raab

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Facebook Event:


Free Admission

Subways: F and D to Bway Lafayette, 6 to Bleecker Street, R to Prince Street.

Please check the MTA Weekender for scheduled track work info:

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Amy Barone’s latest chapbook, Kamikaze Dance, is from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in First Literary Review-EastGradiva,Standpoint (UK), Paterson Literary Review, and Sensitive Skin, among others. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age. Foothills Publishing published her first chapbook, Views from the Driveway. She belongs to PEN America Center and the brevitas online poetry community. From Bryn Mawr, PA, Amy lives in New York City.

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Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, Sensitive Skin, and Sensations Magazine among others. Her latest book is Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is a member of brevitas, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.

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Debora Lidov is the author of the FLP chapbook Trance. Her poems have appeared in Cutthroat, Five Points, Salamander Magazine, Tarpaulin Sky, The Threepenny Review, and Upstreeet. She is employed as a medical social worker and serves as board president for the Indolent Arts.

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Maria Lisella is the sixth Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2018. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated work appears in Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), Amore on Hope Street and Two Naked Feet. Her work is also included in The Traveler”s Vade Mecum (Red Hen Press, 2017). She co-curates the Italian American Writers Association readings. By day, she writes for USA TODAYTravel Market Report and the bilingual publications, La Voce di New York and Bridge Puglia.

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Karen Neuberg is the author of two chapbooks, “Detailed Still” (Poets Wear Prada) and “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press). “The elephants are asking” is forthcoming later this year from Glass Lyre Press. Her poems and collages appear in numerous journals including Canary, Forage, New Verse News, Poets for Living Waters, and S/tick. She’s a multiple Pushcart and a Best-of-the-Net nominee, and is associate editor of the online poetry journal First Literary Review East.

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Margaret McCarthy’s poetry collection Notebooks From Mystery School (Finishing Line Press, 2015) was a New Women’s Voices Award finalist. She writes heightened language plays based on her poems.The Sacrificial King: A Play For John Lennon was produced in NYC; Deirdre Retrograde was read at La Mama Theatre, NYC.  McCarthy works as a professional photographer.  She publishes A Vision And A Verse, www.avisionandaverse.com  an e-broadside combining her images and poetry.


Zara Raab’s books are Swimming the Eel and Fracas & Asylum (David Robert Books, 2010, 2013); The Book of Gretel, and Rumpelstiltskin, or What’s in a Name? (Finishing Line Press, 2010, 2013), the latter chapbook a finalist for the Dana Award. Her book reviews and poems appear in Verse Daily, River Styx, West Branch, Arts & Letters, Crab Orchard Review, and The Dark Horse. New work is forthcoming from Poet Lore, Broad Street, and the Hudson Review.

First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event


“Little Machines Fill Their Sky” by Bob Heman

First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights

The list of readers from this anthology is growing, as well as the excitement!

Barbara Rosenthal
Bob Heman
Brenda J. Gannam
Cindy Hochman
Daniela Gioseffi
Erica Mapp
Francine Witte
Gabriel Don
James McMenamin
Karen Neuberg
Noel David Cohen
Olivia Wu
Patricia Carragon
Robert Gibbons
Rosalie Calabrese
Sarah Sarai
Steve Dalachinsky
Tina Chan
Yoko Otomo
Zev Torres

Saturday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201


Free Admission— OPEN MIC

SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St.   A, C to High St.  4, 5 to Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-four reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.

We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Bruce Weber, and pay tribute to our fellow poets Bill Pyles and Frank Simone, who recently passed away.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

Planning on the Second Event at the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope for September. Stay tuned . . . 

Dear Contributors:

you can read at both events if you like. You can read either from the anthology or both. At Park Plaza Restaurant, you can read for three to five minutes, depending on the attendance. Remember, time at the library must be kept to three minutes or less. For those contributors who have never rec’d their comp copy, you can pick it up at any Brownstone Poets reading, etc. 

Additional books on sale at the readings for $12

You can order additional books 

on Amazon.com for $17.99

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1544703740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1544703749
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

Kindle edition for $6.99

I Will Be Reading With Daniela Gioseffi at Cornelia Street Cafe

I will be reading with Daniela Gioseffi on Wed, April 19



Release Party for WAGING BEAUTY
Meet Author & Activist Daniela Gioseffi
Join lifetime activist and American Book Award-winning author, the editor/founder of Eco-Poetry.org, DANIELA GIOSEFFI in celebrating the launch of her new collection of poetry, Waging Beauty: As the Polar Bear Dreams of Ice, in anticipation of Earth Day.

“Visionary and powerful with tremendous vitality . . . Daniela Gioseffi is a gifted, graceful and moving writer.” — Galway Kinnell
“A vital international author, dedicated to planetary survival.” — Cecilia Ceriani, El Pais, Madrid

Several friends will be joining Ms. Gioseffi, reading selections from her new book and their own work:

Patricia Carragon     George Held     Michael T. Young
Marisa Frasca-patinella     Tantra-zawadi (emcee)
Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Time: 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Place: Cornelia Street Cafe – Downstairs Salon
29 Cornelia Street, New York, New York 10014
(212) 989-9319  www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Tickets: $10 cover includes one signed copy of Waging Beauty. 
Plus $10 food/drink minimum.  (CASH ONLY, PLEASE)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/272954703149268/ or by email to roxy@poetswearprada.com

Brevitas 11 Anthology of the Short Poem

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Performed Readings!

Book Release Party!     Short Poem Open Mic!

Host:          Flash Rosenberg • cartoonist, poet, and giraffe-wrangler

Co-founders: Poets Jim Pignetti and City Lore Founder, Steve Zeitlin

$10 admission includes a complimentary copy of  “brevitas 11•anthology of short poems • 2014”

Bowery Poetry Club • 308 Bowery • New York City (between Houston & Bleecker Streets)


brevitas is a community of invited poets who email one or two original poems (14 lines max) to the group on the 1st  and 15th of each month. Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin launched brevitas 11 years ago with a small coterie of poet friends. The group has now evolved into a powerful incubator of poetry.


Dorothy Friedman August  •  Amy Barone  •  Susan Gerardi Bello  •  Maura Candela  •  Claudia Carlson

Patricia Carragon  •  Jan Garden Castro  •  Esther Cohen  •  Steve Dalachinsky  •  Gil Fagiani  •  Christian Garaud

Bob Heman  •  Cindy Hochman  •  Evie Ivy  •  Andrew Kaufman  •  Kit Kennedy  •  Ron Kolm  •  Patrick Lee

Maria Lisella • Tsaurah Litzky  •  Karen Neuberg  •  Helen Peterson  •  Jim Pignetti  •  Leslie Prosterman

Tom Rigney  •  Flash Rosenberg  •  Dorothea Hutton Scher  •  Zev Shanken  •  Hal Sirowitz  •  Ed Smith

Esther K Smith  •  Sparrow  •  Gerd Stern  •  Richard Storm  •  Juanita Torrence-Thompson    •   John J. Trause

Alicia Vasquez  •  Angelo Verga  •  Nathan Versace  •  Carolyn Wells  •  Jeffrey Cyphers Wright  •  Steve Zeitlin