Struggle for Liberty Virtual Reading Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Required – Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsduCsrjwiEtMrMCgeWMUJulqmM7ujVoJv

Thank you Larry Robin for accepting my haiku for this anthology and will be sharing it at this event.

Kudos to David Dephy, R.Bremner, Martina McGowan, David Lawton, Robert Gibbons, Ameerah Shabazz, and more.

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets Annual Anthology Reading on Zoom

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology Celebration

Saturday, November 27, 2021

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

Our November features are:

Susana H, Case
Jack Cooper
Ron Kolm
Bruce Whittacre
David Dephy
Mireya Perez
Jeff Cottrill
Zev Torres
Yuyutsu Sharma
Austin Alexis

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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. 

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

Brownstone Poets: Annual Anthology Celebration

Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology Celebration

Saturday, November 27, 2021

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

Our November features are:

Susana H, Case
Jack Cooper
Ron Kolm
Bruce Whittacre
David Dephy
Mireya Perez
Jeff Cottrill
Zev Torres
Yuyutsu Sharma
Austin Alexis

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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. 

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

David Dephy’s Book Review for “MEOWKU” on Home Planet News Online

A big shout out to David Dephy’s stellar book review for “MEOWKU” (Poets Wear Prada) in the Issue #7 of Home Planet News Online.

MEOWKU: poems by Patricia Carragon, Poets Wear Prada, 2019


ISBN-13: 978-1-946116-21-5, Paperback:                                        

46 pages, List Price: $12.00

As I was reading Patricia Carragon’s poetry, I was overcome with a peculiar feeling – as if I felt a warm nearness of a kitten while sensing its absolutely unmistakable alienation.

Plenty has been written and said about cats, but rarely anyone has managed to create poetry so catlike, and with such laconic ease. I was reading the book, thinking “do I love cats or not?” but whether I understand them or not does not have much importance now, as this book is beyond any stereotype and when we talk about cats and their universe, it’s hard not to remember T.S. Eliot, in whose writing every word feels like it’s been written specifically for you so that you can see and examine a unique world which you yearn to enter, while at the same time feeling some trepidation about entering it – as if something is stopping you. It’s the same feeling now with this book; I don’t mean just the intellectual and emotional union with Eliot’s work, but also the impulse of creativity and the simplest, yet most revealing forms of expression.

I believe every work is judged by how closely it reaches the original aim of the author and by the mastery with which it reaches its destination. I believe the aim is the reader’s heart, the heart of each human, no matter what age or sex they may be, whoever reads the text and feels some inexplicable, wonderful strangeness…a loving nearness of kittens . . . 

Read more at:

http://homeplanetnews.org/7-Review-3.html

Order your copy of “MEOWKU” on Amazon. com below:

https://amzn.to/2MTklrO

REMINDER: Ronald P. Bremner, David Dephy, Aaron Fischer, and Roger S. Mitchell at Brownstone Poets on Saturday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant



Four awesome poets Ronald P. Bremner, David Dephy, Aaron Fischer, and Roger S. Mitchell to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, September 28 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.


Ronald P. Bremner

David Dephy

Aaron Fischer

Roger S. Mitchell



Saturday, September 28 @ 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/437217833543235/

Ronald P. Bremner writes of incense, peppermints, and the color of time. in such venues as International Poetry Review, Anthem: a Leonard Cohen Tribute Anthology, Poets Online, Jerry Jazz Musician, and Climate of Change: Sigmund Freud in Poetry. Ron’s most recent books are Hungry Words (Alien Buddha Press), Absurd (Absurdist poetry from Cajun Mutt Press), and Chambers of a Heart (with the photographs of James LaFratta, from New Feral Press), Ektomorphic (ekphrasis, from Presa Press), and Pencil Sketches (Clare Songbirds Publications. He has thrice won Honorable Mention in the Allen Ginsberg awards, and he invites you to visit his Instagram poetry at beat_poet1, where milk and cookies await.

David Dephy–-Born June 21st, 1968. The trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, multimedia artist. His works are published in the USA by the several literary magazines and anthologized also in many collections of poetry and prose in the USA, UK, Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Georgia, Mexico, Portuguese, Romania. He is an active participant of the American and international poetry and artistic scenes such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Long Island Poetry Listings, Columbia University in the City of New York – The School of the Arts, Bowery Poetry Club which named him as a Literature Luminary. He lives and works in New York City.


Aaron Fischer spent 30+ years as a technical journalist and an editor at a progressive news site. He’s much happier writing poems. He has been a finalist in the Prime Number and The Naugatuck River Review poetry contests and has been nominated for three Push Cart Prizes. In 2018, his sonnet, “Aubade for LR,” was named as one of the top three sonnets of the year by the Maria W. Faust sonnet contest. His chapbook, Black Stars of Blood: The Weegee Poems, was published in the summer of 2018.


Roger S. Mitchell’s latest book of poems, Reason’s Dream, was published last year by Dos Madres. Lemon Peeled the Moment Before: New and Selected Poem, was published in 2008. In 2010, he published a book of poems written on a Fellowship awarded by AIRIE, Artists in Residence in the Everglades, titled The One Good Bite in the Saw Grass Plant. Among his anthology appearances, he has work in the recent Penguin anthology, Zoo of the New, ed. by Nick Laird and Dan Patterson. He lives in Jay, NY and plays drums.

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MEOWKU is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Poets Wear Prada!

Purchase Links:

https://amzn.to/2MTklrO

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/meowku-patricia-carragon/1133369686?ean=9781946116215

poetswearprada.com 

#Amazon #newbooks 🐱🐱🐱 #books #poetry #haiku #cats


Ronald P. Bremner, David Dephy, Aaron Fischer, and Roger S. Mitchell at Brownstone Poets on Saturday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Ronald P. Bremner, David Dephy, Aaron Fischer, and Roger S. Mitchell at Brownstone Poets on Saturday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Four awesome poets Ronald P. Bremner, David Dephy, Aaron Fischer, and Roger S. Mitchell to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, September 28 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.

Ronald P. Bremner

David Dephy

Aaron Fischer

Roger S. Mitchell

Saturday, September 28 @ 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/437217833543235/

Ronald P. Bremner writes of incense, peppermints, and the color of time. in such venues as International Poetry Review, Anthem: a Leonard Cohen Tribute Anthology, Poets Online, Jerry Jazz Musician, and Climate of Change: Sigmund Freud in Poetry. Ron’s most recent books are Hungry Words (Alien Buddha Press), Absurd (Absurdist poetry from Cajun Mutt Press), and Chambers of a Heart (with the photographs of James LaFratta, from New Feral Press), Ektomorphic (ekphrasis, from Presa Press), and Pencil Sketches (Clare Songbirds Publications. He has thrice won Honorable Mention in the Allen Ginsberg awards, and he invites you to visit his Instagram poetry at beat_poet1, where milk and cookies await.

David Dephy–-Born June 21st, 1968. The trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, multimedia artist. His works are published in the USA by the several literary magazines and anthologized also in many collections of poetry and prose in the USA, UK, Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Georgia, Mexico, Portuguese, Romania. He is an active participant of the American and international poetry and artistic scenes such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Long Island Poetry Listings, Columbia University in the City of New York – The School of the Arts, Bowery Poetry Club which named him as a Literature Luminary. He lives and works in New York City.

Aaron Fischer spent 30+ years as a technical journalist and an editor at a progressive news site. He’s much happier writing poems. He has been a finalist in the Prime Number and The Naugatuck River Review poetry contests and has been nominated for three Push Cart Prizes. In 2018, his sonnet, “Aubade for LR,” was named as one of the top three sonnets of the year by the Maria W. Faust sonnet contest. His chapbook, Black Stars of Blood: The Weegee Poems, was published in the summer of 2018.

Roger S. Mitchell’s latest book of poems, Reason’s Dream, was published last year by Dos Madres. Lemon Peeled the Moment Before: New and Selected Poem, was published in 2008. In 2010, he published a book of poems written on a Fellowship awarded by AIRIE, Artists in Residence in the Everglades, titled The One Good Bite in the Saw Grass Plant. Among his anthology appearances, he has work in the recent Penguin anthology, Zoo of the New, ed. by Nick Laird and Dan Patterson. He lives in Jay, NY and plays drums.

Ronald P. Bremner, David Dephy, Aaron Fischer, and Roger S. Mitchell to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Four awesome poets Ronald P. Bremner, David Dephy, Aaron Fischer, and Roger S. Mitchell to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, September 28 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.

Ronald P. Bremner

David Dephy

Aaron Fischer

Roger S. Mitchell

Saturday, September 28 @ 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/437217833543235/?active_tab=about

Ronald P. Bremner writes of incense, peppermints, and the color of time. in such venues as International Poetry Review, Anthem: a Leonard Cohen Tribute Anthology, Poets Online, Jerry Jazz Musician, and Climate of Change: Sigmund Freud in Poetry. Ron’s most recent books are Hungry Words (Alien Buddha Press), Absurd (Absurdist poetry from Cajun Mutt Press), and Chambers of a Heart (with the photographs of James LaFratta, from New Feral Press), Ektomorphic (ekphrasis, from Presa Press), and Pencil Sketches (Clare Songbirds Publications. He has thrice won Honorable Mention in the Allen Ginsberg awards, and he invites you to visit his Instagram poetry at beat_poet1, where milk and cookies await.

David Dephy–-Born June 21st, 1968. The trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, multimedia artist. His works are published in the USA by the several literary magazines and anthologized also in many collections of poetry and prose in the USA, UK, Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Georgia, Mexico, Portuguese, Romania. He is an active participant of the American and international poetry and artistic scenes such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Long Island Poetry Listings, Columbia University in the City of New York – The School of the Arts, Bowery Poetry Club which named him as a Literature Luminary. He lives and works in New York City.

Aaron Fischer spent 30+ years as a technical journalist and an editor at a progressive news site. He’s much happier writing poems. He has been a finalist in the Prime Number and The Naugatuck River Review poetry contests and has been nominated for three Push Cart Prizes. In 2018, his sonnet, “Aubade for LR,” was named as one of the top three sonnets of the year by the Maria W. Faust sonnet contest. His chapbook, Black Stars of Blood: The Weegee Poems, was published in the summer of 2018.

Roger S. Mitchell’s latest book of poems, Reason’s Dream, was published last year by Dos Madres. Lemon Peeled the Moment Before: New and Selected Poem, was published in 2008. In 2010, he published a book of poems written on a Fellowship awarded by AIRIE, Artists in Residence in the Everglades, titled The One Good Bite in the Saw Grass Plant. Among his anthology appearances, he has work in the recent Penguin anthology, Zoo of the New, ed. by Nick Laird and Dan Patterson. He lives in Jay, NY and plays drums.