Brownstone Poets Anthology Event this Saturday!

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Our Brownstone Poets Annual Anthology Celebration is only a few days away. Please join us this Saturday, December 3, from 2 on to 4:30 pm ET. Your $5 contribution helps support the publication of our 2023 anthology and guarantees you a 3-minute spot at our open mic (for poetry) at this event.

Our spotlight readers are:

Megha Sood

Zev Torres

Harvey Soss

Mireya Perez

David Dephy Thank you, David, for this beautiful photo of Brooklyn Bridge!

Bruce E. Whitacre

Crystal Crustl Davis

Steven Koenig

Jeff Cottrill

Ken Holland

Jack Cooper

Rescue Poetix

Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Please follow these directions, completing all the steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the Zoom meeting. Everyone is automatically signed up for the open. Note the order of the open reading 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:

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/3geIWCIeD

DM @herbf533 or @patriciacarragon for more info or for assistance registering. #brownstonepoets #readingseries #anthology #poetryfriends #poetrycommunity #literaryevent #booklaunch #bookparty #openmic #zoomevent

Bios for Spotlight Readers:

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 Sosss 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.

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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.

Anthology Reading: I Wanna Be Loved By You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Friday, June 24 at 7 P.M.

Come celebrate the release of this beautiful anthology honoring a Hollywood icon at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division,

June 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bureau of General Services–Queer Division,

the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.

I will be bringing copies of my new novel “Angel Fire” and “Meowku” to the reading.

LGBTQ+ contributors will read their poems on Marilyn Monroe, as well as additional selections from their work.

Featuring editors Susana H. Case & Margo Taft Stever, & contributors Joel AllegrettiPatricia CarragonAlexander CavaluzzoRobert Anthony Gibbons, Matthew HittingerLynn Mcgee, & Bruce E. Whitacre

This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel

Safety protocol

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the days leading up to the event, we ask you to please stay home.

Please note that masks are required at all times inside The LGBT Community Center, where the Bureau is located.

Suggested donation $10 to benefit the Bureau’s work.

All are welcome to attend, with or without donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register.

Editors:

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). She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.susanahcase.com)

MARGO TAFT STEVER‘s latest of three full-length poetry collections are Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), which was shortlisted and received honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, and The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022. Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). She is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Bioethics Department of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Stever also teaches a poetry workshop at Children’s Village, a residential school for at-risk children and adolescents. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.margotaftstever.com)

Readers:

JOEL ALLEGRETTI is the author of, most recently, Platypus (NYQ Books), a collection of poems, prose, and performance texts, and Our Dolphin (Thrice Publishing), a novella. His second book of poems, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books). The Boston Globe called Rabbit Ears “cleverly edited” and “a smart exploration of the many, many meanings of TV.” (www.joelallegretti.com)

PATRICIA CARRAGON‘s poem Paris the Beautiful won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. Her latest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku and her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. (www.patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com)

ALEXANDER CAVALUZZO is an East Village-based writer and artist. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from Newsweek to Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. (www.alexandercavaluzzo.com)

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. His first book, Close to the Tree, was published by the New York-based Three Rooms Press. He is a Cave Canem Fellow (2019–2021) and has received residencies from the Norman Mailer Foundation and the DISQUIET International Literary Program. In 2018, he completed his MFA at City College.

MATTHEW HITTINGER is the author of The Masque of Marilyn (GOSS183), The Erotic Postulate and Skin Shift, both from Sibling Rivalry Press, and the chapbooks Platos de Sal (Seven Kitchens Press), Narcissus Resists (GOSS183), and Pear Slip (Spire Press). He received his MFA from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, where he won a Hopwood Award. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, has been adapted into art songs, and in 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their eighth annual list. Hittinger lives and works in New York City. (www.matthewhittinger.com)

LYNN MCGEE‘s poetry collections include Tracks (Broadstone Books), Sober Cooking (Spuyten Duyvil), and two award-winning chapbooks: Heirloom Bulldog (Bright Hill Press) and Bonanza (Slapering Hol Press). A children’s book, Starting Over in Sunset Park, co-written by Lynn McGee and José Pelauz, was published by Tilbury House Publishers and distributed by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (www.lynnmcgee.com).

BRUCE E. WHITACRE has completed master workshops with Jericho Brown, Alex Dimitrov, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Mark Wunderlich. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and lives in Forest Hills, Queens. (www.brucewhitacre.com)