Pushcart Nominations for 2022

Pushcart Nominations for 2022

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



Author
Title of Poem
Carrie Magness Radna“Sarah (no. 100 of Woman’s names sensual series)”
Emira Mitre Kokomani“The Existence”
Ernest Woodley“Fighting the wind, chasing the pen”
Jeff Cottrill“This Is Not Real Poetry”
Megha Sood“Poem and its hunger”
Ron Bremner“Zika”

Once again, congratulations for your fine work!

Good luck to you!

Patricia Carragon

Editor-in-Chief/ Publisher

Brownstone Poets Brooklyn, NY 11214

SOS SURVIVING SUICIDE @ A WONDROUS PLACE – TURNER CONTEMPORARY Friday, September 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

SOS SURVIVING SUICIDE @ A WONDROUS PLACE – TURNER CONTEMPORARY  

Friday, September 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Hosted by Turner Contemporary

Free Event

Honored to be part of this event. 

I will be zooming from Brooklyn:
Event by Stretch Outsider Art GalleryTurner ContemporaryDuration: 3 hrPublic  · Anyone on or off FacebookAS PART OF THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND SUPPORTED PROJECT ‘A WONDROUS PLACE’ – A special evening of stories and readings from the new Anthology – ‘SOS SURVIVING SUICIDE’- Live readings alongside projected zooming of poets from across 4 continents. A very special evening to be held in Margates most celebrated arts venues ‘TURNER CONTEMPORARY FOYLE ROOM’ Places are limited to just 80! So get in quick or be disappointed… Confirmed live readers are ; Dean Stalham, Raw by Nature, Luke Sullivan, Pat Havemercy, Suzanne French, Carlotta Allum, Madeleine White, Sophie Cameron, and Banu Ercon – Zooming in on the big screen will be Yuyutsu Sharma and friends- live from Nepal!!!!! Ireland and The USA!!!

Tim Tomlinson/USA
James Ragan/USA
Anne Casey/Ireland
Judith Mok/Ireland
Karen Corinne Herceg/USA
Megha Sood/India/USA
Yogesh Patel/UK
Timothy Gager/USA
Patricia Carragon /USA
Carrie Magness Radna/USA

FACEBOOK  EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/412291240216419/?ref=newsfeed

Poetry at Turner

Friday, 3 September6:30 – 9:30pmLocation:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85890295607?pwd=Q2ZEcEtEdWxjSTlkMVFvdkx4RVFEZz09Description:Carlotta Allum (on Andrew Kidger’s account) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85890295607?pwd=Q2ZEcEtEdWxjSTlkMVFvdkx4RVFEZz09

Meeting ID: 858 9029 5607 Passcode: 373707

A Night of Poetry, Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. EST Zoom

Come enjoy the spoken words of Join me and 9 outstanding poets for a Night of Poetry with District Leader Cory Provost!
Plus Special Guests to be announced!

Date:  Friday, May 7th

Time:  7:00pm to 8:30pm EST 

Admission:  FREE (donations are accepted but not required)

No Open Mic – Featured Poets & Special Guests Only

Location:  Online via ZOOM – RSVP register at:

Please RSVP via coryprovost.com or the below zoom registration link. 

Please register in advance for this meeting: 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdemtqjMuEtVTtIebuuqxP3c50UqugCQX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Featured Poets (BIOs at bottom)

Plus Special Guests to be announced!


Come enjoy the spoken words of :


Patricia Carragon

Pauline Findlay

Roxanne Hoffman

Jerry T. Johnson

Stephanie Laterza

Martina McGowan

Carrie Magness Radna

James Dean Rivera

Ameerah Shabazz

Megha Sood


About Cory Provost:
https://coryprovost.com/meet-cory-2

Cory Provost is currently the Democratic State Committeeman/District Leader of the 58th Assembly District, serving the neighborhoods of East Flatbush, Brownsville, and Canarsie – holding this position since 2012.

Recently Cory served as the Brooklyn Field Director for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Prior to that Cory was elected to serve as a Presidential Delegate for Secretary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

Cory further served the residents of New York City as the Brooklyn/Caribbean-American Liaison for the Office of the New York City Comptroller.

Cory graduated from CUNY-Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Philosophy and a M.A. in Urban Policy and Administration. While completing his studies at CUNY, Cory was honored to serve as a Trustee for the University.


Poets’ Bios:

Patricia Carragon’s latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.


Pauline Findlay is a poet and filmmaker of short stories. This Brooklyn-based artist is the author of Mirror Images and just completed a second collection of poetry. Ms. Findlay has been featured at the “Rimes Series,” toured in Augusta, Georgia and in her spare time, enjoys being a featured chef at Enoteca Maria cooking traditional West Indian dishes as one of the “Nonna’s of the World.”


Roxanne Hoffman runs the small literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper. Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011. Their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, was published in 2018.


Jerry T Johnson is a Poet and Spoken Word Artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary publications worldwide. His poetry collection Poets Should Not Write About Politics was selected winner of Evening Press’ 2020 Sinclair Poetry prize.


Stephanie Laterza is the author of poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials (Finishing Line Press, 2019), feminist legal thriller, The Boulevard Trial, and La Masa A Casa (The Dough at Home-An Italian-Latina Cookbook) [*Amazon Best Seller in Spanish Cooking]. Instagram: @stef3rd.


Martina McGowan, MD, poet, public speaker, activist against social, racial, sexual injustices. Author – i am the rage, (February 2021, SourceBooks). Contributor – Kevin Powell’s anthology, 2020; The Year that Changed America. Deputy Editor – The Elevation Review Magazine. iamtheragebook@gmail.com.

Carrie Magness Radna is a librarian at NYPL, a singer, and a poet. Her poetry collections Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) and In the blue hour (Nirala Publications) are now available on Amazon.com. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives in Manhattan, New York. https://carriemagnessradna.com


James Dean Rivera is an author, spoken word artist, and YouTuber who resides in Brooklyn, New York. He published his book Words From The Heart in 2018 through Lulu Publishing and Deep Thoughts in 2020 through Cyberwit Publishing.



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.



Megha Sood is an award-winning poet, editor, author from New Jersey. She is three-time state-level poetry winner and national level winner for Spring Mahogany Prize 2020. Poetry editor for Mookychick(UK), Life and Legends (USA), and a literary partner with Stanford University.

REMINDER:Brownstone Poets on ZOOM, Sat, Dec 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST Yuyutsu Sharma, Bertha Rogers, Carrie Magness Radna

REMINDER:


Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, December 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Yuyutsu Sharma, Bertha Rogers, 

Carrie Magness Radna

Please follow directions below to prevent last minute traffic on the day of the reading:We’re back! On ZOOM. Our December features are Yuyutsu Sharma, Bertha Rogers, and Carrie Magness Radna. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/9hxvyhStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our December reading!

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/296341978268709


BIOS:

Yuyutsu SharmaWorld-renowned Himalayan poet and translator, Yuyutsu Sharma has published ten poetry collections including, The Second Buddha Walk, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems, Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, Nepal Trilogy, Space Cake, Amsterdam and Annapurna Poems. Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world and conducts Creative Writing workshops at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home. Currently, Yuyutsu Sharma is a visiting poet at Columbia University and edits, Pratik: A Quarterly Magazine of Contemporary Writing.

Bertha Rogers

Bertha Rogers’s poems have been published in journals and anthologies; and in several collections, among them Wild, Again (Salmon, 2019); Heart Turned Back (Salmon, 2011); and Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen, 1991). Her translation of Beowulf was published in 2000, and her translation and illuminations of the riddle-poems in the thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book were published as Uncommon Creatures in 2019. She co-founded Bright Hill Press & Literary Center of the Catskills in 1992; although retired, she still teaches literary workshops and edits poetry collections for the Center. She lives on a mountain in New York’s western Catskills.

Carrie Magness Radna

Carrie Magness Radna is an audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a choral singer and a poet who loves traveling. Her poems have previously appeared in The Oracular Tree, Muddy River Poetry Review, Poetry Super Highway, Home Planet News, Cajun Mutt Press, Walt’s CornerAlien Buddha PressJerry Jazz Musician and First Literary Review-East. Her first poetry collection, Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) was published in December 2019. Her upcoming poetry collection In the blue hour (Nirala Publications), will be published in 2021. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives with her husband in Manhattan, New York. 

https://carriemagnessradna.com

Brownstone Poets with Yuyutsu Sharma, Bertha Rogers, Carrie Magness Radna Sat, 12/12 from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Brownstone Poets is back on ZOOM

Saturday, December 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST

Yuyutsu Sharma, Bertha Rogers, 

Carrie Magness Radna

Please follow directions below to prevent last minute traffic on the day of the reading:We’re back! On ZOOM. Our December features are Yuyutsu Sharma, Bertha Rogers, and Carrie Magness Radna. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/9hxvyhStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our December reading!

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/296341978268709


BIOS:

Yuyutsu SharmaWorld-renowned Himalayan poet and translator, Yuyutsu Sharma has published ten poetry collections including, The Second Buddha Walk, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems, Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, Nepal Trilogy, Space Cake, Amsterdam and Annapurna Poems. Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world and conducts Creative Writing workshops at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home. Currently, Yuyutsu Sharma is a visiting poet at Columbia University and edits, Pratik: A Quarterly Magazine of Contemporary Writing.

Bertha Rogers

Bertha Rogers’s poems have been published in journals and anthologies; and in several collections, among them Wild, Again (Salmon, 2019); Heart Turned Back (Salmon, 2011); and Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen, 1991). Her translation of Beowulf was published in 2000, and her translation and illuminations of the riddle-poems in the thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book were published as Uncommon Creatures in 2019. She co-founded Bright Hill Press & Literary Center of the Catskills in 1992; although retired, she still teaches literary workshops and edits poetry collections for the Center. She lives on a mountain in New York’s western Catskills.

Carrie Magness Radna

Carrie Magness Radna is an audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a choral singer and a poet who loves traveling. Her poems have previously appeared in The Oracular Tree, Muddy River Poetry Review, Poetry Super Highway, Home Planet News, Cajun Mutt Press, Walt’s CornerAlien Buddha PressJerry Jazz Musician and First Literary Review-East. Her first poetry collection, Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) was published in December 2019. Her upcoming poetry collection In the blue hour (Nirala Publications), will be published in 2021. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives with her husband in Manhattan, New York. 

https://carriemagnessradna.com

Bob Heman, Cindy Hochman, Carrie Magness Radna, and Miriam Stanley to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, August 24 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Four awesome poets Bob Heman, Cindy Hochman, Carrie Magness Radna, and Miriam Stanley to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, August 24 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.

Bob Heman

Cindy Hochman

Carrie Magness Radna

Miriam Stanley

Saturday, August 24 @ 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

Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/1294472514051019/?active_tab=about

BIOS:

Bob Heman’s most recent publications are The House of Grand Farewells (Luna Bisonte Prods), a collection of prose poems written using an experimental method, and The Number 5 Is Always Suspect (Presa Press), a collection of 24 collaborative poems written with Cindy Hochman. Over the last half-century his words have appeared in such diverse publications as New American Writing, Kayak, Sentence, Caliban, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, Otoliths, Artful Dodge, Paragraph, and Hanging Loose. His collages have been featured on the covers of the last few Brownstone Anthologies. Since 1972 he has edited CLWN WR (formerly Clown War).

Cindy Hochman is the president of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services and the editor-in-chief of the online poetry journal First Literary Review-East. She is on the book review staff of Pedestal Magazine, and has written reviews for American Book Review, Clockwise Cat, Home Planet News, great Weather for MEDIA, and others. Her solo chapbook, Habeas Corpus, was published by Glass Lyre Press in 2015. Her collaborative chapbook, The Number 5 Is Always Suspect, with her co-feature Bob Heman, was recently published by Presa Press. Cindy lives, loves, reads, writes, edits, hangs out on Facebook, studies Russian, and agonizes over politics in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Born in Norman, Oklahoma, Carrie Magness Radna is an archival audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a singer, a lyricist-songwriter, and a poet who loves to travel. Her poems have previously appeared in the Oracular Tree, Muddy River Poetry Review, Mediterranean Poetry, First Literary Review-East, The Poetic Bond VIII (Willowdown Books), Shot Glass Journal (issue 27), and will be published in Nomad’s Choir, Polarity E-Magazine and and yet untitled Transcendent Poetry Anthology from Cosmographia in Summer 2019. Her first chapbook, Conversations with dead composers at Carnegie Hall (Flutter Press), was published in January 2019.

Miriam Stanley has performed her poetry in Israel and the United States. She is included in numerous anthologies, including Occupy Wall Street, Grab The Apple, and Skyscrapers, Taxis, and Tampons. Miriam has featured at Dixon Place, ExitArt, Tribes Gallery, and numerous other venues. She has published four collections of poems by rogue scholars press. She attends the Riverside Poets workshop and has been included in their last two anthologies.