Hoboken Library Festival, Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proud to be part of the Hoboken Library Festival on Saturday, October 15 from 11 am – 4 pm in Church Square Park (across from the Library).

Thank you Ethan Galvin for inviting me. I will be bringing Angel Fire, Meowku, and Brownstone Poets 2022 anthologies to sell.

There will be booktalks and poetry readings. I’m scheduled to read at 12:20 pm.

Come and enjoy! It’s FREE!

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1154698868471458

Posted by Katzenworld Blog

BOOKSMEWS

From Poets Wear Prada, Meowku by Patricia Carragon

POSTED ON  BY MARC-ANDRÉ

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Patricia Carragon. author of Urban Haiku and More, returns with more Haiku, this time inspired by her favorite muse, our sphinx-like companion, the CAT. This book is also filled with Ms. Carragon’s photography as well. Attached are a few samples of feline delight.

Excerpts from Meowku:

topaz sunlight

the storefront cat

makes eye contact

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kerouac kitty

poems unravel

like toilet paper

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

eyes of the cat witch

hypnotize her devotees

cuteness wins more treats

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

like cat’s eyes

doors to inner space

open and shut

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

the singing bowl

cannot compete

with the purring cat

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

shavasana

cat whiskers brushing

the human on the mat

Praise for Meowku:

Aaron Fisher, author of Black Stars of Blood: The Weegee Poems (Main Street Rag Press), says,“Patricia Carragon has done something notable, writing and assembling some 30 pages of haiku about cats (hence, meowku) that are neither cute nor cloying. What they are is smart, funny, and satisfyingly complex — quite an accomplishment in seventeen syllables.”

David Dephy, a Georgian/American award-winning poet, novelist, and performer, sums it up: “These poems themselves are warm and mystical like kittens. They crawl from page to page with catlike grace as you caress them with your eyes and breath, as you stare them in the eye you become cautious like them and don’t want your silence to be disturbed by anyone while reading.”

Judy Kamilhor, author of Before the Big Bang and Cat Dreams, notes, “Enjoy a delightful romp of word play through a New York filled with mischievous cats and kittens. Accompanied by lovely photos, Patricia Carragon’s poems capture moments of city life with feline friends and sometimes foes. Who knew that this ancient Japanese forms fit modern New York life with cats so purrfectly?” And lastly, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Editor of Bear Creek Haiku, says, “Patricia Carragon is known throughout our creative and feline worlds as “that Brooklyn girl.” The humor, noblesse, and yes, loveliness of her nationwide nurturing presence are aptly, beautifully encapsulated within these thirty-five pages of photos, haiku, and micro (yet mighty) poems. Meowku is nurturing “cattitude” we all need.

About Patricia Carragon:

Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. She is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. She has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Arriving at a Shoreline Anthology (great weather for MEDIA, 2022), Bear Creek Haiku, Beat Generation Anthology 2022, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Jerry Jazz Musician, Moonstone Press, MER VOX Quarterly, Muddy River Poetry Review, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology (Red or Green Books), The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Follow Patricia on:

https://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

https://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/patriciacarragon

Twitter @BrownstonePoets

Like Her Page on FaceBook

https://www.facebook.com/Brownstone-Poets-143560915675230

About Poets Wear Prada:

Publishing beautifully designed volumes of well-crafted poetry — and now fiction — you want to read, since October 2006 from Hoboken, New Jersey, birthplace of Frank Sinatra and professional baseball.

POETS WEAR PRADA
C/O Roxanne Hoffman
533 Bloomfield Street – 2nd Floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030
http://pwpbooks.blogspot.com

Meowku is available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3EnRNh5

$12 

In the UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Meowku-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1946116211/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3PPM69H1SB8XU&keywords=meowku&qid=1662145917&sprefix=meowku%2Cspecialty-aps%2C123&sr=8-1

£9.00

Marc-André

Marc-André

We regularly write about all things relating to cats on our Blog Katzenworld!

My partner and I are owned by five cheeky cats that get up to all kinds of mischief that of course, you’ll also be able to find out more about on our Blog

If you are interested in joining us by becoming a regular contributor/guest author do drop us a message @ info@katzenworld.co.uk .

The Excitement is Growing: Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Colonels Row, Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Our September features are:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

You $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Your $5 contribution counts as one attendance toward inclusion in our 2023 anthology. And will be applied towards the honorarium for our features. Donations will accepted during August and September via PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. Or in person at the festival.

Please make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

For more info about the NYC Poetry Festival please visit the festival’s website: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com

A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Please book your tickets in advance at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Looking forward to seeing you at the NYC Poetry Festival!

Facebook Invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/398230652447273?ref=newsfeed

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Poets Wear Prada at Governors Island, Sunday, September 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Proud to be part of this exciting event:

From Roxanne Hoffman:

Join Poets Wear Prada at the 11th NYC Poetry Festival, from Saturday 9/10 to Sunday 9/11, on Governor’s Island. Our featured reading will be in Sunday 9/11 at 4:30pm on the new 4th Stage, The Blackbird. Jack Cooper and I are pleased to announce our lineup for this special event: our authors Talena Lachelle Queen, Cyndi Dawson, and Patricia Carragon, and our special esteemed guest, Ngoma Hill. I will be hosting. Visit www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com for more info about the festival. A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Book your tickets online at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry. #nycpoetryfestival @repoocejjj #poetswearprada #poetrycommunity #poetypublishers #poetryclubs #poetrywotkshops #slamteams #performancepoetry #spokenword #septemberhappenings #literaryevents #foryoucalender @patriciacarragon @baba_ngoma @cyndicynz2 @herbestself4440 #nycpofest @poetrysocietyny @nycpofest

Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Colonels Row, Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Our September features are:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

You $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Your $5 contribution counts as one attendance toward inclusion in our 2023 anthology. And will be applied towards the honorarium for our features. Donations will accepted during August and September via PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. Or in person at the festival.

Please make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

For more info about the NYC Poetry Festival please visit the festival’s website: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com

A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Please book your tickets in advance at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Looking forward to seeing you at the NYC Poetry Festival!

Facebook Invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/398230652447273?ref=newsfeed

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Featured readers:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

Hosted by the curator and editor-in-chief, Patricia Carragon

Your support would count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Please note:

I would like to give an honorarium to the features. Donations will be taken during August and September on PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. or in person at the festival. Your donation will count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Information about the NYC Poetry Festival:

Visit www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com for more info about the festival. A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Book your tickets online at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Birthday and Arts Extravaganza on Wednesday, August 10 at 5 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the Birthday and Arts Extravaganza

Wednesday, August 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art & Ray Boutique & Fine Art Gallery at 305 East 9th Street, East Village, NY 10003

It’s Dorothy Friedman August’s birthday and there will be cake, wine, beer, and other refreshments as well.

Didi Champagne will have her amazing artwork and books for sell.

A fabulous line-up of poets and musicians to entertain, plus Didi and Dorothy will perform their duet, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Special poetry reading by Didi Champagne and Dorothy Friedman-August

Poets scheduled to read:

Austin Alexis, Madeline Artenberg, Dorothy Cantwell, Patricia Carragon, Mitch Corber, Phillip Giambri, Evelyn Katz, Linda Kleinbub, Ron Kolm, Elizabeth Morse, Nicca Ray, Barbara Rosenthal, Marianne Sciberras, Susan Weiman, Francine Witte, Ernest Woodley

Musicians to perform:

David Banish, Daniel Carter, Rick Eckerle, Don Fuchs, Diana Gitesha Hernandez, Ptr Kozlowski, Perry Masco, Susan Mitchell, Matthew Paris, Su Polo, Linda Schwartz

Admission is FREE!

Patricia Carragon as the Emcee

Check out event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/419769040176057?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Please RSVP to either Patricia Carragon at pcarragon@gmail.com

or Didi Champagne at dididlicious@gmail.com

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Alexandra van de Kamp, Thomas Fucaloro, Mario José Pagán Morales, Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, July 30, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Alexandra van de Kamp

Thomas Fucaloro

Mario José Pagán Morales

Plus a limited open mic

$5

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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 the program.

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/3hnpy8D


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://fb.me/e/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center (www.geminiink.org). A native New Yorker, she has now lived in San Antonio, TX for seven years. Her most recent books of poems are Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press 2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (CW Books 2010). Her third book, Ricochet Script, will be published by from Next Page Press (https://nextpage-press.com) on April 1, 2022. She has also published several chapbooks, including A Liquid Bird Inside the Night (Red Glass Books 2015) and Dear Jean Seberg (2011), which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Her poems have been published in journals nationwide, such as The Cincinnati Review, The Texas Observer, Denver Quarterly, Great Weather for MEDIA, Washington Square, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and Tahoma Literary Review. Find out more about her work here: http://alexandravandekamppoet.com.

Thomas Fucaloro The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. Thomas has released 2 full lengths: It Starts From the Belly and Blooms and Inheriting Craziness is a Soft Halo of Light by Three Rooms Press. He also has 3 chapbooks: Mistakes Disguised as Stars (Tired Hearts Press), Depression Cupcakes (Yes, Poetry) and There is Always Tomorrow (Mad Gleam Press). His new Chapbook The Only Gardening I Do is When I Give Up by Finishing Line Press will be out in August. 

Mario José Pagán Morales is a Nuyorican poet and cultural worker born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in the South Bronx. His work is anthologized in The BreakBeat Poets, Volume 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books, 2020), Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea (great weather for MEDIA, 2019), and in the 2019 “The Performance of Breath” edition of The Acentos Review (edited by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Lupe Méndez). Pagán is a founding member of the Títere Poets. In addition, he is a Pushcart Prize nominee and co-founder of the La Esquina open mic.

Birthday and Arts Extravaganza on Wednesday, August 10 at 5 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the Birthday and Arts Extravaganza

Wednesday, August 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art & Ray Boutique & Fine Art Gallery at 305 East 9th Street, East Village, NY 10003

It’s Dorothy Friedman August’s birthday and there will be cake, wine, beer, and other refreshments as well.

Didi Champagne will have her amazing artwork and books for sell.

A fabulous line-up of poets and musicians to entertain, plus Didi and Dorothy will perform their duet, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Special poetry reading by Didi Champagne and Dorothy Friedman-August

Poets scheduled to read:

Austin Alexis, Madeline Artenberg, Dorothy Cantwell, Patricia Carragon, Phillip Giambri, Jennifer Juneau, Evelyn Katz, Linda Kleinbub, Ron Kolm, Nicca Ray, Susan Weiman, Francine Witte, Ernest Woodley

Musicians to perform:

David Banish, Daniel Carter, Rick Eckerle, Don Fuchs, Diana Gitesha Hernandez, Ptr Kozlowski, Perry Masco, Susan Mitchell, Matthew Paris, Su Polo, Linda Schwartz

Admission is FREE!

Patricia Carragon to Emcee Event

Check out event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/419769040176057?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Please RSVP to either Patricia Carragon at pcarragon@gmail.com

or Didi Champagne at dididlicious@gmail.com

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom Alexandra van de Kamp, Thomas Fucaloro, Mario José Pagán Morales, Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m EST

Posted on 

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, July 30, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Alexandra van de Kamp

Thomas Fucaloro

Mario José Pagán Morales

Plus a limited open mic

$5

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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 the program.

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/3hnpy8D


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 May reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
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Bios:

Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center (www.geminiink.org). A native New Yorker, she has now lived in San Antonio, TX for seven years. Her most recent books of poems are Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press 2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (CW Books 2010). Her third book, Ricochet Script, will be published by from Next Page Press (https://nextpage-press.com) on April 1, 2022. She has also published several chapbooks, including A Liquid Bird Inside the Night (Red Glass Books 2015) and Dear Jean Seberg (2011), which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Her poems have been published in journals nationwide, such as The Cincinnati Review, The Texas Observer, Denver Quarterly, Great Weather for MEDIA, Washington Square, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and Tahoma Literary Review. Find out more about her work here: http://alexandravandekamppoet.com.

Thomas Fucaloro The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. Thomas has released 2 full lengths: It Starts From the Belly and Blooms and Inheriting Craziness is a Soft Halo of Light by Three Rooms Press. He also has 3 chapbooks: Mistakes Disguised as Stars (Tired Hearts Press), Depression Cupcakes (Yes, Poetry) and There is Always Tomorrow (Mad Gleam Press). His new Chapbook The Only Gardening I Do is When I Give Up by Finishing Line Press will be out in August. 

Mario José Pagán Morales is a Nuyorican poet and cultural worker born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in the South Bronx. His work is anthologized in The BreakBeat Poets, Volume 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books, 2020), Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea (great weather for MEDIA, 2019), and in the 2019 “The Performance of Breath” edition of The Acentos Review (edited by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Lupe Méndez). Pagán is a founding member of the Títere Poets. In addition, he is a Pushcart Prize nominee and co-founder of the La Esquina open mic.