Brownstone Poets Pushcart Nominations for 2023

Congratulations to the following poets nominated for the 2023 Pushcart Prize from the Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology, It was very hard to only select six from this fine collection of poets:

David Dephy

Prince A. McNally

Sandra Yannone

Susan Justiniano

Talena Lachelle Queen

Tish Ince

For Poetry: David Dephy — “Time Is Heart”

Prince A. McNally

For Poetry: Prince A McNally — “Shadow Boxing With Her Karma

Sandra Yannone

For Poetry: Sandy Yannone Sandra Yannone — “Gratitude Workshop, Notebook #12, 1991

Susan Justiniano

For Poetry: Rescue Poetix Susan Justiniano — “Exposed”

For Poetry: Talena Lachelle Queen — “You Cannot Silence the Ocean”

For Poetry: Tish Ince Poet Writer Tish Ince — “I polish shoes”

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Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom, Sat, December 3 at 2 p.m.

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom

Saturday, December 3, 2022

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST

Our spotlight features are:

Megha Sood

Zev Torres

Harvey Soss

Mireya Pérez-Bustillo

David Dephy

Bruce E. Whitacre

Crystal Crusti Davis

Steven Koenig

Jeff Cottrill

Ken Holland

Jack Cooper

Rescue Poetix

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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 December reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS 

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 59 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 Maria Lisella 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.

Bios:


Megha Sood
 is a Pushcart-nominated poet, author, editor, and blogger; a poetry editor at MookyChick (UK), Life and Legends (USA), Brownstone Poets (2022); a partner in “Life in Quarantine,” Stanford University, USA, 2020, a National Level Winner and Recipient of 2020 Poet Fellowship (Martha’s Institute of Creative Writing). Website https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/.

Zev Torres’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications including the Rainbow Project, Otherwise Engaged, NYC From the Inside, and Brownstone Poets’ 2010-2021 Anthologies. “Left Unsaid,” is the third poem in a trilogy following Another Side of the Story (Kitchen Sink Magazine (2021) and Rites of Passage (Maintenant 15 (2021).

Harvey Soss has been writing for several years now and won Writer’s Diget poetry prize awards in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Poems of his have been published in conjunction with the University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize (2016), Shabda Press’ Nuclear Impact anthology and elsewhere here and abroad.

Mireya Perez-Bustillo’s poetry searches for that “other voice” expressed through entrapment and oppression. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, and IRP Voices, among others.

David Dephy, a Georgian/American award-winning poet named as A Literature Luminary by Bowery Poetry, The Stellar Poet by Voices of Poetry, The Incomparable Poet by Statorec, A Brilliant Grace by Headline Poetry & Press, and An Extremely Unique Poetic Voice by Cultural Daily. He lives and works in New York.

Bruce E. Whitacre’s work has been published in American Journal of Poetry, Poets Wear Prada, and World Literature Today, among others. His poems are included in The Strategic Poet by Diane Lockward, and the anthologies Brownstone Poets 2021 and I Want to be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe.

Crystal Crustl Davis is a multidisciplinary, mixed media artist, freelance writer, and social media marketer. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ she is the creator at Crystal Letters, and Co-Founder of OpenRoad Poetry. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and craft through art and writing. www.crystalletters.com. IG: @crystallettersofficial.

Steven Koenig is a Brooklyn-born and bred poet, educator, music journalist, and activist. His poems have appeared in Brooklyn Day of the Poet, Poetry in Performance, Sensations, and Diseased Pariah News. His music writing has appeared in LaFolia.com, Perfect Sound Forever, AllAboutJazz.com, and Signal to Noise.

Jeff Cottrill is a novelist, poet, journalist, and spoken-word artist based in Toronto. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. Jeff has authored four chapbooks and recorded three CDs, and his debut novel, Hate Story, is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Ken Holland, an award-winning poet, has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize, and has had work widely published in such journals as Rattle, Tulane Review, Southwest Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Tar River, as well as several anthologies. He lives and breathes in Fishkill, New York. www.kenhollandpoet.com.

Jack Cooperr is the creator of These Are Aphorithms (http://aphorithms.blogspot.com). His work has appeared widely, in print and online, including Brownstone Poets 2013 and 2021. “Slouching Toward Bushwick,” a collection of his Brooklyn poems, is forthcoming soon from Poets Wear Prada. He lives in Paris.

Rescue Poetix aka Susan Justiniano, is the first Puerto Rican woman Poet Laureate of Jersey City, N.J. As a globally published and performing poet, she has over fifty original poems set to music under her professional artist brand RescuePoetix™. She is an arts advocate deeply involved in the arts community.

Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom, Sat, December 3 at 2 p.m.

Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom

Saturday, December 3, 2022

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST

Our spotlight features are:

Megha Sood

Zev Torres

Harvey Soss

Mireya Pérez-Bustillo

David Dephy

Bruce E. Whitacre

Crystal Crusti Davis

Steven Koenig

Jeff Cottrill

Ken Holland

Jack Cooper

Rescue Poetix

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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 December reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS 

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 59 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 Maria Lisella 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.

Bios:


Megha Sood
is a Pushcart-nominated poet, author, editor, and blogger; a poetry editor at MookyChick (UK), Life and Legends (USA), Brownstone Poets (2022); a partner in “Life in Quarantine,” Stanford University, USA, 2020, a National Level Winner and Recipient of 2020 Poet Fellowship (Martha’s Institute of Creative Writing). Website https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/.

Zev Torres’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications including the Rainbow Project, Otherwise Engaged, NYC From the Inside, and Brownstone Poets’ 2010-2021 Anthologies. “Left Unsaid,” is the third poem in a trilogy following Another Side of the Story (Kitchen Sink Magazine (2021) and Rites of Passage (Maintenant 15 (2021).

Harvey Soss has been writing for several years now and won Writer’s Diget poetry prize awards in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Poems of his have been published in conjunction with the University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize (2016), Shabda Press’ Nuclear Impact anthology and elsewhere here and abroad.

Mireya Perez-Bustillo’s poetry searches for that “other voice” expressed through entrapment and oppression. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, and IRP Voices, among others.

David Dephy, a Georgian/American award-winning poet named as A Literature Luminary by Bowery Poetry, The Stellar Poet by Voices of Poetry, The Incomparable Poet by Statorec, A Brilliant Grace by Headline Poetry & Press, and An Extremely Unique Poetic Voice by Cultural Daily. He lives and works in New York.

Bruce E. Whitacre’s work has been published in American Journal of Poetry, Poets Wear Prada, and World Literature Today, among others. His poems are included in The Strategic Poet by Diane Lockward, and the anthologies Brownstone Poets 2021 and I Want to be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe.

Crystal Crustl Davis is a multidisciplinary, mixed media artist, freelance writer, and social media marketer. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ she is the creator at Crystal Letters, and Co-Founder of OpenRoad Poetry. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and craft through art and writing. www.crystalletters.com. IG: @crystallettersofficial.

Steven Koenig is a Brooklyn-born and bred poet, educator, music journalist, and activist. His poems have appeared in Brooklyn Day of the Poet, Poetry in Performance, Sensations, and Diseased Pariah News. His music writing has appeared in LaFolia.com, Perfect Sound Forever, AllAboutJazz.com, and Signal to Noise.

Jeff Cottrill is a novelist, poet, journalist, and spoken-word artist based in Toronto. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. Jeff has authored four chapbooks and recorded three CDs, and his debut novel, Hate Story, is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Ken Holland, an award-winning poet, has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize, and has had work widely published in such journals as Rattle, Tulane Review, Southwest Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Tar River, as well as several anthologies. He lives and breathes in Fishkill, New York. www.kenhollandpoet.com.

Jack Cooperr is the creator of These Are Aphorithms (http://aphorithms.blogspot.com). His work has appeared widely, in print and online, including Brownstone Poets 2013 and 2021. “Slouching Toward Bushwick,” a collection of his Brooklyn poems, is forthcoming soon from Poets Wear Prada. He lives in Paris.

Rescue Poetix aka Susan Justiniano, is the first Puerto Rican woman Poet Laureate of Jersey City, N.J. As a globally published and performing poet, she has over fifty original poems set to music under her professional artist brand RescuePoetix™. She is an arts advocate deeply involved in the arts community.

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Amy Barone, Susana H. Case, Margo Taft Stever, Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Reminder: Brownstone Poets welcomes Broadstone Books!

Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our October features are:

Amy Barone,

Susana H. Case,

Margo Taft Stever

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 October reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:

https://fb.me/e/25O8EtICS

Bios:

Amy Barone

Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, Defying Extinction, was published by Broadstone Books in 2022.  New York Quarterly Books released her collection, We Became Summer, in 2018.  She wrote chapbooks, Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.)  Her poetry has appeared in Local Knowledge, New Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications.  Barone spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age.  She belongs to the Poetry Society of America and the brevitas online poetry community.  From Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City.

Susana H. Case

Susana H. Case is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Damage Done (Broadstone Books, 2022). Dead Shark on the N Train (Broadstone Books, 2020) won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press) was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka (Opole University Press). Her work has also been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Case’s poems have appeared in CALYXCatamaranThe Cortland ReviewPortland ReviewRattleRHINOupstreet, and many other journals. She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.(www.susanahcase.com).

Margo Taft Stever

Margo Taft Stever’s three full-length poetry collections are The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022; Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), shortlisted and honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, which was one of three winners of the 2022 Pinnacle Achievement Book Award in Poetry; and Frozen Spring, 2002 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry.  Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in literary magazines including Verse Daily, Plant-Human Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Rattapallax, upstreet, Salamander, West Branch, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Poem-A-Day, poets.org, Academy of American Poets, and Prairie Schooner.  She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.   www.margotaftstever.com.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Amy Barone, Susana H. Case, Margo Taft Stever, Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

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Brownstone Poets welcomes Broadstone Books!

Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our October features are:

Amy Barone,

Susana H. Case,

Margo Taft Stever

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 October reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:

https://fb.me/e/25O8EtICS

Bios:

Amy Barone

Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, Defying Extinction, was published by Broadstone Books in 2022.  New York Quarterly Books released her collection, We Became Summer, in 2018.  She wrote chapbooks, Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.)  Her poetry has appeared in Local Knowledge, New Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications.  Barone spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age.  She belongs to the Poetry Society of America and the brevitas online poetry community.  From Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City.

Susana H. Case

Susana H. Case is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Damage Done (Broadstone Books, 2022). Dead Shark on the N Train (Broadstone Books, 2020) won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press) was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka (Opole University Press). Her work has also been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Case’s poems have appeared in CALYXCatamaranThe Cortland ReviewPortland ReviewRattleRHINOupstreet, and many other journals. She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.(www.susanahcase.com).

Margo Taft Stever

Margo Taft Stever’s three full-length poetry collections are The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022; Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), shortlisted and honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, which was one of three winners of the 2022 Pinnacle Achievement Book Award in Poetry; and Frozen Spring, 2002 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry.  Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in literary magazines including Verse Daily, Plant-Human Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Rattapallax, upstreet, Salamander, West Branch, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Poem-A-Day, poets.org, Academy of American Poets, and Prairie Schooner.  She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.   www.margotaftstever.com.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Amy Barone, Susana H. Case, Margo Taft Stever, Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST


Brownstone Poets welcomes Broadstone Books!

Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our October features are:

Amy Barone,

Susana H. Case,

Margo Taft Stever

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 October reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:

https://fb.me/e/25O8EtICS

Bios:

Amy Barone

Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, Defying Extinction, was published by Broadstone Books in 2022.  New York Quarterly Books released her collection, We Became Summer, in 2018.  She wrote chapbooks, Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.)  Her poetry has appeared in Local Knowledge, New Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications.  Barone spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age.  She belongs to the Poetry Society of America and the brevitas online poetry community.  From Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City.

Susana H. Case

Susana H. Case is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Damage Done (Broadstone Books, 2022). Dead Shark on the N Train (Broadstone Books, 2020) won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press) was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka (Opole University Press). Her work has also been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Case’s poems have appeared in CALYXCatamaranThe Cortland ReviewPortland ReviewRattleRHINOupstreet, and many other journals. She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.(www.susanahcase.com).

Margo Taft Stever

Margo Taft Stever’s three full-length poetry collections are The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022; Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), shortlisted and honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, which was one of three winners of the 2022 Pinnacle Achievement Book Award in Poetry; and Frozen Spring, 2002 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry.  Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in literary magazines including Verse Daily, Plant-Human Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Rattapallax, upstreet, Salamander, West Branch, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Poem-A-Day, poets.org, Academy of American Poets, and Prairie Schooner.  She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.   www.margotaftstever.com.

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.

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.

Brownstone Poets on Summer Hiatus: No Zoom Readings in August and September

Hello Poets and Friends,

Brownstone Poets is taking a summer hiatus. There will be no Zoom readings held in August and September. We return on Saturday, October 29 with Broadstone Book authors: Susana H. Case, Margo Taft Stever, and Amy Barone.

However, Brownstone Poets will be at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island on Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. on The White Horse Stage. I will be hosting this 30-minute slot. The featured readers are:

Roxanne Hoffman, Dorothy Cantwell, Ptr Kozlowski, and Megha Sood.

Roxanne Hoffman (photo credit: Su Polo)
Dorothy Cantwell
Ptr Kozlowski
Megha Sood

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

I would like to give an honorarium to the features. Donations will be taken during August and September on PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com.

I will also accept a donation in person at the festival. Your donation will count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Stay tuned for further details and the NYC Poetry Festival . . .

Stay cool and safe,

Patricia Carragon

Curator/ Editor-in-Chief

Brownstone Poets

Brooklyn, NY