Brownstone Poets reading for Saturday, June 25 is canceled

Due to unforeseeable situations, the Brownstone Poets reading for Saturday, June 25 is canceled. 

Please stay tuned for 
Saturday, July 30 

Alexandra Van de Kamp, Mario José Pagán Morales, Thomas Fucaloro

Guest Poet Patricia Carragon reads for the Yorktown Poetry Workshop, Wednesday. May 25th (@6:30PM EDT)

Join us at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 25 EDT — Patricia Carragon, host of Brownstone Poets (which has an Open Mic this Saturday)
will be our guest poet (bio below)— bring one poem to receive comments/criticism — or just come and listen.

Hosted by John F. McMullen, Poet Laureate, Town of Yorktown, NY
Simply click Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83176155376

Bio

Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Muddy River Review, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her poem, “For All We Know,” is forthcoming in the 2022 great weather for MEDIA anthology. 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.

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Megha Sood, Juan Pablo Mobili, Carolyne Wright, Sat, May 28 at 2 p.m. EST

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, May 28 , 2022

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

Megha Sood

Juan Pablo Mobili

Carolyne Wright

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:
https://fb.me/e/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Megha Sood is an Award-winning Asian American Poet, Editor, Author, Literary Activist from New Jersey, USA. Recipient of 2021 Poet Fellowship from MVICW ( Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing) and a National Level Winner for the 2020 Poetry Matters Project. Recipient of  “Certificate of Excellence” from Mayor, Jersey City.Associate Poetry Editor Literary Journals Mookychick (UK)Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner with “Life in Quarantine”, Stanford University. Author of Chapbook ( “My Body is Not an Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length (“My Body Lives Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress,2022). She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires, and adopted by New York. His poems appeared in The American Journal of PoetryThe Worcester Review, and The Banyan Review, Monotiths (Australia) and Impspired (UK), among many others. His work received an Honorable Mention from the International Human Rights Art Festival, and has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net, in 2020 and 2021. His chapbook,  “Contraband,” will be published in 2022.

Carolyne Wright’s latest books are Masquerade, a memoir in poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2021) and This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009. A Seattle native who has lived and taught all over the country, and on fellowships in Chile, Brazil, India and Bangladesh, she has 16 earlier books and anthologies of poetry, essays, and translation. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, Carolyne has received NEA and 4Culture grants. A Fulbright Scholar Award will take her back to Bahia, Brazil, post-CoVid-19.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Megha Sood, Juan Pablo Mobili, Carolyne Wright, Sat, May 28 at 2 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, May 28 , 2022

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

Megha Sood

Juan Pablo Mobili

Carolyne Wright

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:
https://fb.me/e/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Megha Sood is an Award-winning Asian American Poet, Editor, Author, Literary Activist from New Jersey, USA. Recipient of 2021 Poet Fellowship from MVICW ( Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing) and a National Level Winner for the 2020 Poetry Matters Project. Recipient of  “Certificate of Excellence” from Mayor, Jersey City.Associate Poetry Editor Literary Journals Mookychick (UK)Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner with “Life in Quarantine”, Stanford University. Author of Chapbook ( “My Body is Not an Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length (“My Body Lives Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress,2022). She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires, and adopted by New York. His poems appeared in The American Journal of PoetryThe Worcester Review, and The Banyan Review, Monotiths (Australia) and Impspired (UK), among many others. His work received an Honorable Mention from the International Human Rights Art Festival, and has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net, in 2020 and 2021. His chapbook,  “Contraband,” will be published in 2022.

Carolyne Wright’s latest books are Masquerade, a memoir in poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2021) and This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009. A Seattle native who has lived and taught all over the country, and on fellowships in Chile, Brazil, India and Bangladesh, she has 16 earlier books and anthologies of poetry, essays, and translation. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, Carolyne has received NEA and 4Culture grants. A Fulbright Scholar Award will take her back to Bahia, Brazil, post-CoVid-19.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Megha Sood, Juan Pablo Mobili, Carolyne Wright, Sat, May 28 at 2 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, May 28 , 2022

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

Megha Sood

Juan Pablo Mobili

Carolyne Wright

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:
https://fb.me/e/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Megha Sood is an Award-winning Asian American Poet, Editor, Author, Literary Activist from New Jersey, USA. Recipient of 2021 Poet Fellowship from MVICW ( Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing) and a National Level Winner for the 2020 Poetry Matters Project. Recipient of  “Certificate of Excellence” from Mayor, Jersey City.Associate Poetry Editor Literary Journals Mookychick (UK), Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner with “Life in Quarantine”, Stanford University. Author of Chapbook ( “My Body is Not an Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length (“My Body Lives Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress,2022). She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires, and adopted by New York. His poems appeared in The American Journal of PoetryThe Worcester Review, and The Banyan Review, Monotiths (Australia) and Impspired (UK), among many others. His work received an Honorable Mention from the International Human Rights Art Festival, and has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net, in 2020 and 2021. His chapbook,  “Contraband,” will be published in 2022.

Carolyne Wright’s latest books are Masquerade, a memoir in poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2021) and This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009. A Seattle native who has lived and taught all over the country, and on fellowships in Chile, Brazil, India and Bangladesh, she has 16 earlier books and anthologies of poetry, essays, and translation. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, Carolyne has received NEA and 4Culture grants. A Fulbright Scholar Award will take her back to Bahia, Brazil, post-CoVid-19.

No Brownstone Poets Reading in April but come to the final installment of the Fort Greene Poetry Festival this Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m.

Our final installment of the Ft. Greene Poetry Festival is coming up on

Saturday, April 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (depending on how long the open mic lasts).

Admission is Free!

Roxanne Hoffman and Monik Walters will be at the helm

Patricia Spears Jones will be our Keynote Speaker

Patricia Carragon will read for the Richard Wright Tribute

Plus a Wide Open Mic

Microphone and Speaker to be provided

This will be one event that can’t be missed!

Come to the Eastern Wing Lawn of the park. The area is across from the visitor’s center walkway. Some chairs and open Lawn Space but attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets for seating.

Subways:

Take the A, or F to Jay Street Metro Tech

the Q or R to DeKalb Avenue

the 2, 3, 4, 5, R to Court Street

Head Northwest to the park

Invite on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/557205385726273/?ref=newsfeed

Brownstone Poets Schedule:

Just to remind you that Brownstone Poets is still on a hiatus during April because we are supporting the Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month. Your attendance will count toward the anthology. Admission is free. It’s an open mic, so bring your poetry to the festival and enjoy! We’ve already had several friends who support Brownstone Poets attend the readings.

(A suggested donation of $5 would be greatly appreciated. The easiest way is through PayPal at: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
Your contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features.)

Our regular program will be back on Saturday, May 28 on Zoom with featured poets Carolyne Lee Wright, Jose Mobili, and Megha Sood. We will start promoting this reading early in May.

I’m so happy to be part of this festival at the beautiful Ft. Greene Park in my borough of Brooklyn and a big Brownstone thank you to those who came to hear me with Robert Gibbons and Kim Brandon and take the workshop with Jordan Franklin. I will be on the program again to share about Richard Wright who once lived in Ft. Greene.

A BIG Shout Out to Monik Walters, Executive Director of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Roxanne Hoffman from Poets Wear Prada, and Poets and Writers for coordinating these April events, and glad that I am able volunteer my services.


No Brownstone Poets Reading in April but come to the Fort Greene Park Poetry Festival this Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m. and every Saturday throughout April

Brownstone Poets is taking a hiatus during April because we are supporting the Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month from Saturdays, April 16, 23, and 30. Your attendance will count toward the anthology. Admission is free. Brownstone Poets is taking a hiatus during April because we are supporting the Fort Greene Park Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month from Saturdays, April 16, 23, and 30. Your attendance will count toward the anthology. Admission is free. It’s an open mic, so bring your poetry to the festival and take a workshop class as well.

(A suggested donation of $5 would be greatly appreciated. The easiest way is through PayPal at: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
Your contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features.)

Our regular program will be back on Saturday, May 28 on Zoom with featured poets Carolyne Lee Wright, Jose Mobili, and Megha Sood. We will start promoting this reading early in May.

I’m so happy to be part of this festival to be held every Saturday in April at the beautiful Ft. Greene Park in my borough of Brooklyn and to feature on April 16 with Robert Gibbons and Kim Brandon.

A BIG Shout Out to Monik Walters, Executive Director of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, and Roxanne Hoffman for coordinating this event, and glad that I am able volunteer my services.


Every poetry event starts at 3pm and ends around 6pm (depending on how long the open mic lasts).

Layout: Eastern Wing Lawn and area across from the visitor’s center walkway

Take the A, or F to Jay Street Metro Tech

the Q or R to DeKalb Avenue

the 2, 3, 4, 5, R to Court Street

Head Northwest to the park

Microphone and Speaker

Some chairs and open Lawn Space but non-workshop attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets for seating

SCHEDULE

April 16th 

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Readers: 

  1. Patricia Carragon
  2. Robert Gibbons
  3. Kim Brandon

Workshop Leader: Jordan Franklin

Workshop Topic: Pop Culture & Poetry

Open Mic

Schedule for the rest of April:

April 23rd

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Readers

  1. James Dean Rivera
  2. Ketriana Yvonne
  3. Pauline Findlay

Workshop: Felix Guzman & Dr. Faizen Syed

Workshop Topic: Poetry Saved My Life

Open Mic

April 30th

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Keynote: Patricia Spears Jones

Monik Walters reading Richard Wright

Open Mic

March is National Small Press Month

Support Small Presses during March. Check out these anthologies from Brownstone Poets on Amazon.

The Cat’s Dream by Bob Heman

Click below to get to AMAZON

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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. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices  across the U.S. and the world.  

We would like to thank this year’s 43 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 Yuko Otomo as this year’s guest poet.

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

We are happy to announce the nomination of 6 poets from the Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology for a Pushcart Prize. Winners will be announced next year and published in the next edition of the Pushcart Prize anthology, edited by Bill Henderson with the Pushcart Prize Editors.

Congratulations to:

Carrrie Magness Radna, Emira Mitre Kokomani, Ernest Woodley, Jeff Cottrill, Megha Sood, Ron Bremner

$15

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09J7MJXX7
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (October 12, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 94 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8548757890
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches

 Waiting by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2020 Anthology Paperback – August 19, 2020

$18 on Amazon.com 

If you haven’t gotten your 2020 issue of the amazing Brownstone Poets Anthology, you can go to this link on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3odYP2m


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 Cornelius Eady as this year’s guest poet. We mourn the passing of Rosalie Calabrese and Steve Dalachinsky and have dedicated a section in their memory.This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.

  • ASIN : B08HB9JHXS
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 126 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8612355663
  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
The Egg collage by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Paperback – April 1, 2019

$18 on Amazon.com  

https://amzn.to/3diTjFa

  • Paperback : 124 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1799127893
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1799127895
  • Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

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.

Leaving the Sky by Bob Heman 

Brownstone Poets 2018 Anthology Paperback – March 29, 2018

$18 on Amazon.com 

https://amzn.to/3G5NXtx

  • Paperback : 118 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1984092243
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1984092243
  • Item Weight : 13 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.28 x 11 inches


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

Little Machines Fill Their Sky by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Paperback – March 14, 2017

$17.99 on Amazon.com 

https://amzn.to/3DlRKRw

  • Paperback : 126 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1544703740
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1544703749
  • Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

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.

                                                                     Cat Collage by Bob Heman

Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Paperback – March 21, 2016

$15 on Amazon.com:

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  • Paperback : 106 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1530319226
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1530319220
  • Item Weight : 11.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches

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. our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom:  Eve Packer, Ngoma Hill, Ellen Pober Rittberg, Saturday, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Check out these amazing authors on Brownstone Poets on Zoom:

Eve Packer

Ngoma Hill

Ellen Pober Rittberg

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.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

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

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.

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 March reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/22qxyQTx5

Bios:

Eve Packer

Eve Packer: Bronx-born, poet/performer/actress, appears solo, w/music, in dance and theater. Grants and awards include NYFA, Jerome Foundation, NEH, and NYSCA. She has published four poetry books, skulls head samba,playland  poems 1994-2004,  new nails. (Fly By Night Press). Fall 2021 sees her new book no mask no talk corona poems 2020-2021  (w/photos) from Autonomedia Press. She has several poetry/jazz CDs w/ saxophonist Noah Howard and others. She’s honored to perform with Heidi Latsky Dance since 2010. Eve teaches at WCC, lives downtown, and swims daily. (evebpacker@aol.com). https://www.amazon.com/No-Mask-Talk-Eve-Packer/dp/1570273928/https://autonomedia.org/product/no-mask-no-talk/

Ngoma Hill

Ngoma is a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist,singer/songwriter, artivist and paradigm shifter, who for over  50 years, has used culture as a tool to raise socio-political and spiritual consciousness through work that encourages critical thought. Ngoma was selected as the Beat Poet Laureate of New York for 2017-18 by The National Beat Poetry Poetry Foundation. His newest CD, Conversation with Esu is available @CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon. His new book, I Didn’t Come Here to Tap Dance, is available on Amazon.

Ellen Pober Rittberg

Ellen Pober Rittberg is the author of He is Walking Wider is  (Kelsay Books, 2021) and two humorous self-help books about caregiving, Why is Grandma Naked? Caring for Your Aging Parent (Amazon) and parenting, 35 Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You, So I Will (Amazon, Turner Publishing). Ellen represented children, senior citizens, and people on psychiatric units for many years. An award-winning journalist (LI Press Club, LI Coalition for Fair Broadcasting FOLIO award Best Public Affairs Show), Ellen’s essays have appeared in the NY Times, HuffPost, Reader’s Digest, Newsday NY Daily News, and other large online platforms. Her political plays, Sci Fi and Sabbath Elevator about authoritarianism and “me too” have been performed on zoom recently and at festivals in NYC and LI. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: NOEL FIGUEROA, ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS, AMEERAH SHABAZZ-BILAL, Sat, February 26 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Celebrate Black History with Brownstone Poets on Zoom

A stellar trio of poets ready to share their craft:

NOEL FIGUEROA
ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS
AMEERAH SHABAZZ-BILAL

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.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

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

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.

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 February reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/14uHTk0sN 

Bios:

Noel A. Figueroa

Noel A. Figueroa is a poet, author, blogger, workshop facilitator, and event host from Brooklyn, NY who has been reading and writing poetry for over 10 years. He self-published his first book of Poems, One Man’s Journey, back in 2007 and has been actively blogging since 2012 through his site, “The Anointed Pen Scrolls” on WordPress.com. In 2018, he began a workshop called “Poets With Purpose” and in  2021, he launched “The P.W.P. Sessions”, a Podcast that interviews new or established Poets, and gives them space to perform along with an audience Q & A session.

Robert Anthony Gibbons

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 at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Green Pavilion, Nomad’s Choir, Brownstone Poets, Hydrogen JukeBox, Saturn Series, and Phoenix among other venues. Robert has been published in over thirty literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits include Year of the Poet, Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine, Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts. He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists (2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021).

Ameerah Shabazz

Ameerah Shabazz has a talent for telling stories through poetry and visual arts. She is a teacher, writer/author/illustrator, poet, and photographer. She is the founder/facilitator of When Women Speak and When People Speak poetry platforms. She is the author and illustrator of Breathing Through Concrete, and is featured in: Every Kinda Lady and Her Sister Pages and Philadelphia Says: Black Lives Matter poetry anthologies.