Brownstone Poets on Zoom:
Saturday, May 29
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
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 program.
Our May features are Mike Jurkovic, David Francis, and Ken Holland. 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/3bhQyDs
Step 3: After making your contribution and completing your registration, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.
Looking forward to seeing you at our May reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1m44bWGeE
Mike Jurkovic 2016 Pushcart nominee, poetry and musical criticism have appeared in over 500 magazines and periodicals worldwide with little reportable income.
Recent full length collections: AmericanMental, (Luchador Press 2020)Blue Fan Whirring (Nirala Press, 2018) President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, Beacon, NY.
Reviews appear online at All About Jazz and Lightwoodpress. He hopes to soon return to hosting his Tuesday Night Jazz Sanctuary
program from 7-10PM on WOOC 103.5 in Troy, NY.
He loves Emily most of all.
Born in Houston, David Francis has lived in London, Buenos Aires, and New
York. He has produced six music albums, one of poetry, Always/Far, a chapbook
of lyrics and drawings, and Poems from Argentina (Kelsay Books). In 2008 the
publication of his essay “Utterance and Hum: The Difference between Poem and
Song” led to a reading/lecture tour of the UK. He has written and directed
the autobiographical films Village Folksinger (2013) and Memory Journey
(2018). His verse and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and
anthologies. Mr. Francis is working on his second collection.
An award-winning poet, Ken Holland just received his second and third nominations for the Pushcart Prize. He’s had work widely published in such journals as Rattle, Southwest Review, The Cortland Review and Poetry East. Recent publication in The Carolina Quarterly, Chariton Review and The American Journal of Poetry, with poetry forthcoming in Confrontation, Pinyon, San Pedro River Review and Main Street Rag among others. His poems have also been included in a number of anthologies, and is currently engaged in logging in various rejections of his first chapbook. He lives in the mid-Hudson Valley.