REMINDER: George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, Anton Yakovlev at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 3/23 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

Four amazing poets George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, and Anton Yakovlev will feature for Brownstone Poets on Saturday, March 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.

George HeldPamela HughesClaudia SereaAnton Yakovlev Saturday, March 23 @ 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/978037665918053/

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

George Held writes poems, stories, translations, and book reviews for such periodicals as American Book Review,Blue Unicorn and Transference. A winner of three Performance Poets Association haiku contests, he has also received ten Pushcart Prize nominations. His new children’s book is Under the Escalator (2018), and his 21st book will be Second Sight (2019). George is happy to read again with Pamela, Claudia, and Anton and is grateful to Pattie Carragon for her support.

Pamela Hughes is the editor of Narrative Northeast, a literary and arts magazine that supports diverse voices and visions, LGBTQ and feminist voices, as well as the environment.  Her eco collection of poetry, Meadowland Take My Hand was published in 2017 by Three Mile Harbor Press. She has received three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her work has appeared in such literary journals: Canary; The Brooklyn Review; Prairie Schooner;Literary Mama; PANK; The Paterson Literary Review; the Red Wheelbarrow; Thema, and elsewhere.  She graduated from Brooklyn College with an MFA in Creative Writing.

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet with work published in Field, New Letters, Gravel, Prairie Schooner, The Mahalat Review, Asymptote, RHINO, and elsewhere. She has published five poetry collections, most recently Twoxism, a poetry-photography collaboration with Maria Haro (8th House Publishing, 2018). Serea is a founding editor of National Translation Month and a co-host of The Williams Poetry Readings series in Rutherford, NJ. She writes and translates on her commute between New Jersey and New York.

Anton Yakovlev‘s latest chapbook Chronos Dines Alone, winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize 2018, was published by SurVision Books. He is also the author of Ordinary Impalers (Kelsay Books, 2017) and two prior chapbooks. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Measure, Amarillo Bay, and elsewhere. Yakovlev is the current education director at the Bowery Poetry Club, where he also curates the Triangle Quarterly reading series. He co-hosts the Carmine Street Metrics series in Manhattan and The Williams Poetry Readings series in Rutherford, NJ.

REMINDER: Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, Jay Chollick at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 5 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, Jay Chollick at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, and Jay Chollick on Saturday, November 5, 2016 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.
 
 


Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Concetta Abbate
Jan Castro
Jay Chollick
 


@ 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

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
Bios:
 
 
 
 
 
Concetta Abbate, a NYC violinist, violist, vocalist, and composer, began studying classical violin and ear training at age 4. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album Falling in Time in February 2015 (Waterbug Records.) She has performed at The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, and more. She was a visiting composer in residence at TAKT gallery in Berlin this past winter. Concetta performed with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brain Plan Records), and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records). She is the musical director of a music education non-profit,”Teacup Music”. She’s currently pursuing graduate studies in Music and Music education at Columbia University and has received grants from the Charles Mayer Foundation, as well as The Roothbert Fund.
 
 
 
Jan Garden Castro’s poetry chapbooks—The Last Frontier (Eclectic Press) and Mandala of the Five Senses are out of print. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in periodicals includingAmerican Poetry Review, American Book Review, Sculpture Magazine, Bomb, The Nation, New Letters, Roof, and Telephone. Castro was a finalist for the Adirondack Review Fulton Fiction Prize and received the CCLM Editor’s Award as Editor of River Styx Magazine. She blogs monthly at http://www.sculpture.org and is Contributing Editor for Sculpture Magazine. She has curated exhibitions for JAMA (Japan Association of Art Museums), and ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano – Lima). See http://www.jancastro.com for her books, interviews, and essays. 
 
 
Jay Chollick: The word’s most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferable in print; bookish in slim volumes: Colors; American Vesuvius; FiveO The Stately Poems; prizes & awards but not the bluest ribbons; big mouth on the radio; a tv pipsqueak, for which only his one hand claps.

Second Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Book Event, Sat, Oct 15 at 2:30 pm at Park Plaza Restaurant

Second Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Book Event, Sat, Oct 15 at 2:30 pm at Park Plaza Restaurant

Second Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Book Event

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

Saturday, October 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY 11201
718-596-5900

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

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

Facebook Event:

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

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 fifty-two 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 would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Evie Ivy, and pay tribute to our fellow poets, Cynthia Toronto and Michael Walsh, who passed away this past year.

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

Dear contributors, you can read at both events if you like. You can read either from the anthology or both. Remember, time is more restrictive at the library and most keep it to three minutes or less. For those contributors who have never rec’d their comp copy, you can pick it up at the reading.

Additional books on sale for $11

Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, Jay Chollick at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, and Jay Chollick on Saturday, November 5, 2016 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.
 
 


Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Concetta Abbate
Jan Castro
Jay Chollick
 


@ 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

 

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
Bios:
 
 
 
 
 
Concetta Abbate, a NYC violinist, violist, vocalist, and composer, began studying classical violin and ear training at age 4. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album Falling in Time in February 2015 (Waterbug Records.) She has performed at The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, and more. She was a visiting composer in residence at TAKT gallery in Berlin this past winter. Concetta performed with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brain Plan Records), and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records). She is the musical director of a music education non-profit,”Teacup Music”. She’s currently pursuing graduate studies in Music and Music education at Columbia University and has received grants from the Charles Mayer Foundation, as well as The Roothbert Fund.
 
 
 
Jan Garden Castro’s poetry chapbooks—The Last Frontier (Eclectic Press) and Mandala of the Five Senses are out of print. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in periodicals includingAmerican Poetry Review, American Book Review, Sculpture Magazine, Bomb, The Nation, New Letters, Roof, and Telephone. Castro was a finalist for the Adirondack Review Fulton Fiction Prize and received the CCLM Editor’s Award as Editor of River Styx Magazine. She blogs monthly at http://www.sculpture.org and is Contributing Editor for Sculpture Magazine. She has curated exhibitions for JAMA (Japan Association of Art Museums), and ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano – Lima). See http://www.jancastro.com for her books, interviews, and essays. 
 
 
Jay Chollick: The word’s most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferable in print; bookish in slim volumes: Colors; American Vesuvius; FiveO The Stately Poems; prizes & awards but not the bluest ribbons; big mouth on the radio; a tv pipsqueak, for which only his one hand claps.

Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, Yi Wu at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu on Saturday, October 1, 2016 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.
 
 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Gabriel Don
Robert Gibbons,
Yi Wu
 


@ 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

 

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
 
 
Photo credit: Wednesday Kim
Gabriel Don received her MFA in creative writing at The New School, where she worked as the Reading Series and Chapbook Competition Coordinator. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, A Minor, Westerly, Mascara Literary Review, The Legendary, Transtierros (translated into Spanish), Gargoyle 62, LiveMag! 12 and Three Rooms Press MAINTENANT 9. Don also interviews people at Gainsayer. She has appeared in visual poems such as Woman Without Umbrella and Unbound, started several reading-soiree series, worked as an editor on publications such as LIT and has received press for her writing work including Quiet Lunch, Let Them Talk, Art Loves Her, Yes Poetry! and Great Weather for Media.  She currently teaches writing at BMCC.


Robert Gibbons grew up in Belle Glade, Florida, the eldest of five children, and earned a B.S. in History from Florida A&M. In 2007, he moved to New York City in search of his muse, Langston Hughes. Gibbons has studied with such master poets as Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, Klmiko Hahn, and Nathalie Handal, and has participated in workshops at Cave Canem and the 92Y. His work has been published in numerous anthologies including The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse (Ra Rays Press), The Cartier Street Review, Nomad’s Choir, and Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Art & Literature (Three Rooms Press). His poetry may also be heard on the CDBrain Ampin’ (Logo Chrysalis Productions).
 
Yi Wu is a Chinese-born poet who calls New York his home after years of drifting along the East Coast. He has been scribbling verses since middle school and was drawn at the time to the poetry’s infinite potential for both elegance and transgression. His work has appeared in Uppagus, New Verse News and Clockwise Cat, and his collection A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016.

Fabulous Brownstone Reading!

Fabulous Brownstone Reading!

High energy erupted at Park Plaza Restaurant on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

A Big Brownstone thank you to Steve Dalachinsky, Mike Jurkovic, and Yuko Otomo for the
FABULOUS reading. And thank you Marc and Iain from Katzenword’s Blog at

https://katzenworld.co.uk/  Big Meows to you.

And Happy Birthday to Cindy Hochman, a super-fine editor, proofreader, and friend!

Enjoy the photos:

Reminder: Steve Dalachinsky, Mike Jurkovic, Yuko Otomo at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat 9/3 at 2:30 p.m.

 

 
Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Steve Dalachinsky, Mike Jurkovic, and Yuko Otomo on Saturday, September 3, 2016 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.

 

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Steve Dalachinsky

Mike Jurkovic

Yuko Otomo

@ 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 INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/299933947064851/

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

 

steve dalachinsky

 

Poet/collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has survived lots of little wars. His book The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His recent books are Fools Gold (2014 feral press), a superintendent’s eyes(unbearable/autonomedia) and flying home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press 2015). His latest CDs are The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart 2014) and ec(H)o-system with the French art-rock group, the Snobs(Bambalam 2015). He has received both the Kafka and Acker Awards and is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et Lettres. His poem “Particle Fever” was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. Forthcoming from Overpass Press, The Invisible Ray with artwork by Shalom Neuman.

 

mike jurkovic

Mike Jurkovic’s poems and music criticism have appeared/are forthcoming globally but have generated no reportable income. First full collection, smitten by harpies (Lion Autumn Press, 2016). Second chapbook, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010) Anthologies include: WaterWrites and Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007), Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). VP, Calling All Poets in Beacon, NY. Producer of CAPSCASTS, recordings from Calling All Poets, available at  www.callingallpoets.net.  Music features, interviews and CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine and the Van Wyck Gazette.   www.mikejurkovic.com. He loves Emily most of all.

 

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Yuko Otomo: Japanese origin. A bilingual (Japanese & English) poet & a visual artist. She also writes haiku, art criticism & essays. She has read in The Poetry Project @ St. Mark’s, Tribes, Bowery Poetry Club, ABC No Rio, La Mama, The Living Theatre, PS1, MoMA, The Queens Museum, etc & in Japan, France & Germany. Her publication includes Garden: Selected Haiku (Beehive Press), A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Museum (Propaganda Press), PINK (Sisyphus Press), Small Poems(Ugly Duckling Presse), The Hand of The Poet (UDP), STUDY & Other Poems on Art (UDP) &Elements (the Feral Press). She exhibited her artwork at Court House Gallery @ Anthology Film Archives, Tribes Gallery & Vision Festival, etc. She regularly writes for a collective critical writing forum www.Arteidolia.com.

Steve Dalachinsky, Mike Jurkovic, Yuko Otomo at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat 9/3 at 2:30 p.m.


Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Steve Dalachinsky, Mike Jurkovic, and Yuko Otomo on Saturday, September 3, 2016 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.

 

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Steve Dalachinsky

Mike Jurkovic

Yuko Otomo

@ 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 INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/299933947064851/

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Poet/collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has survived lots of little wars. His book The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His recent books are Fools Gold (2014 feral press), a superintendent’s eyes(unbearable/autonomedia) and flying home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press 2015). His latest CDs are The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart 2014) and ec(H)o-system with the French art-rock group, the Snobs(Bambalam 2015). He has received both the Kafka and Acker Awards and is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et Lettres. His poem “Particle Fever” was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. Forthcoming from Overpass Press, The Invisible Ray with artwork by Shalom Neuman.

Mike Jurkovic’s poems and music criticism have appeared/are forthcoming globally but have generated no reportable income. First full collection, smitten by harpies (Lion Autumn Press, 2016). Second chapbook, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010) Anthologies include: WaterWrites and Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007), Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). VP, Calling All Poets in Beacon, NY. Producer of CAPSCASTS, recordings from Calling All Poets, available at  www.callingallpoets.net.  Music features, interviews and CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine and the Van Wyck Gazette.   www.mikejurkovic.com. He loves Emily most of all.

Yuko Otomo: Japanese origin. A bilingual (Japanese & English) poet & a visual artist. She also writes haiku, art criticism & essays. She has read in The Poetry Project @ St. Mark’s, Tribes, Bowery Poetry Club, ABC No Rio, La Mama, The Living Theatre, PS1, MoMA, The Queens Museum, etc & in Japan, France & Germany. Her publication includes Garden: Selected Haiku (Beehive Press), A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Museum (Propaganda Press), PINK (Sisyphus Press), Small Poems(Ugly Duckling Presse), The Hand of The Poet (UDP), STUDY & Other Poems on Art (UDP) &Elements (the Feral Press). She exhibited her artwork at Court House Gallery @ Anthology Film Archives, Tribes Gallery & Vision Festival, etc. She regularly writes for a collective critical writing forum www.Arteidolia.com.

REMINDER: Daniela Gioseffi, Mike Jurkovic, and Bertha Rogers, Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

REMINDER: Daniela Gioseffi, Mike Jurkovic, and Bertha Rogers, Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

REMINDER:

Daniela Gioseffi, Mike Jurkovic, and Bertha Rogers, Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

 

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Daniela Gioseffi, Mike Jurkovic, and Bertha Rogers  on Saturday, August 6, 2016 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.

 

Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Daniela Gioseffi

Mike Jurkovic

Bertha Rogers

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 INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1742021449419902/

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Daniela Gioseffi, eco-activist and editor of Eco-Poetry.org, is an American Book Award winning author of 16 books of poetry and prose. She’s presented her poems for NPR, BBC and on the Poet & The Poem radio show of The Library of Congress, N.E.A.  Her verse is etched in marble on a wall of PENN Station NY with that of Walt Whitman. She’s won two grant awards in poetry  from The NY State Council for the Arts and the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry. Her 6th volume of poetry is, Blood Autumn. Her women’s studies classic, Women on War: International Writings has been in print for over 25 years, and On Prejudice: A Global Perspective won a World Peace Award presented at the U.N. She published three novels and won a Robert Frost Foundation Award, 2015. Info. at Gioseffi.com or AuthorandActivist.com.

Bertha Rogers is a poet, teaching artist, and founding director of Bright Hill Press and Literary Center in New York’s Catskills. More than 400 of her poems have been published in literary journals and anthologies and in collections, including Heart Turned Back (Salmon Poetry, Ireland), Sleeper, You Wake, The Fourth Beast, and A House of Corners. Her translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf was published in 2000; her translation of the Anglo-Saxon Riddle-Poems, Uncommon Creatures, Singing Things, is forthcoming. She has received grants and awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland, Caldera, Jentel, and others.

Mike Jurkovic’s poems and music criticism have appeared/are forthcoming globally but have generated no reportable income. First full collection, smitten by harpies (Lion Autumn Press, 2016). Second chapbook, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010) Anthologies include: WaterWrites and Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007), Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). VP, Calling All Poets in Beacon, NY. Producer of CAPSCASTS, recordings from Calling All Poets, available at  www.callingallpoets.net.  Music features, interviews and CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine and the Van Wyck Gazette.   www.mikejurkovic.com. He loves Emily most of all.

Queens Spectacular 2: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Queens Spectacular 2: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents 

Queens Spectacular 2: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 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.

Brownstone Poets presents:
 

Richard Jeffrey Newman

 

Sherese Francis

 

Luis H. Francia

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 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


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

 
BIOS

As a poet and essayist, Richard Jeffrey Newman’s work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man, especially as a survivor of childhood sexual violence. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His books include For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (forthcoming in April 2016 from Ghostbird Press), The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press), and the translation The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahameh (Junction Press). He curates the First    Tuesdays reading series in Elmhurst, NY and is acting President of the Board of Directors of Newtown Literary Alliance, a Queens-based literary non-profit. Newman is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is http://www.richardjnewman.com.
 
 
 
Sherese Francis is a Queens-based published poet, writer and blogger. Currently she runs the blog, Futuristically Ancient, where she writes about the arts and cultures of the African Diaspora through an afrofuturist lens. Additionally she is the literary director of the upcoming Queens Book Festival. Besides her blog and the festival, Sherese is working on a few other projects, including a fantasy novel called “The E” based in Queens, a self-published chapbook, “Lucy’s Scroll-Bones,” and a longer poetry manuscript.
 
 
Manila-born Luis H. Francia is a poet, nonfiction writer, and playwright. His latest volume of poetry is Tattered Boat, released in 2014. Previous collections include The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems, Museum of Absences, and The Beauty of Ghosts. He has read at numerous literary festivals and most recently at the XI International Festival of Poetry (2015) held annually in Granada, Nicaragua. A collection of his most recent nonfiction, RE: Recollections, Reviews, Reflections, was released the summer of 2015. In 2002, he won both the PEN Open Book and the Asian American Writers literary awards. He is in the Library of America’s Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing. His full-length play, The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz, had its world premiere in San Francisco in 2012.