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.

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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 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

The Phoenix Reading Series, Mon, June 6, at 6:30 p.m.

I will be bringing copies of my books Meowku, Angel Fire, Urban Haiku, etc., here.

Come ye wordsmiths, bards, and lovers of spoken words to

The Phoenix Series

Swift Hibernian Lounge

34 East 4th St., New York, NY 10003

from 6 :30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hosted by Jennifer Juneau and Michael Graves

open mic

$5 donation

FACEBOOK INVITE

https://www.facebook.com/events/580804573362413/?ref=newsfeed

The theme for this week, chosen by Jennifer Juneau’s co-host Michael Graves, is:

Random Acts of Kindness

Please support the venue by ordering their delicious pub-style food to wash it down with a drink or two.

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. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

SUSAN WEIMAN is a storyteller, writer of literary nonfiction and fiction. Her work has been published in the Paterson Literary Review, New York State Writers Institute’s Trolley HomePlaneNews.com, First Literary Review – East, City Lore – Places That Matter, Silver Tongue Devil Anthology and elsewhere. Her recent chapbook, Roommates was published by ParksidePoetsPress in 2021, and New York-ish was published by NoNet Press in 2018. She is working on a memoir collection and a third chapbook, Life in the Time of Covid.

DOROTHY CANTWELL has worked as an educator, actor and playwright. Active in NYC experimental theater in the 1980s, she was a founding member of Robin Epstein’s More Fire! Productions, and worked with many downtown theater artists in venues that ranged from the Performing Garage to Broadway. Dorothy returns to the stage occasionally, most recently in a Retrospective of Jeff Weiss’ Work at the Kitchen and in Bill Considine’s Persephone Returns. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poets Anthology, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, Poetrybay, Angel City Review, and River and South Review.

REMINDER:Dorothy Cantwell Pamela L. Laskin Arden Levine Bob McNeil at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Dorothy Cantwell Pamela L. Laskin Arden Levine Bob McNeil at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

We’re Celebrating our 13th Year!

Brownstone Poets presents

Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Dorothy Cantwell
Pamela L. Laskin
Arden Levine
Bob McNeil

@ 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/230528834472438/

BIOS:

A playwright, poet, and an actress, Dorothy Cantwell was a part of the NYC experimental theater scene in the 1980’s, and worked with many of the great downtown theater artists, in venues ranging from the Performing Garage to Broadway. Dorothy returns to the stage occasionally, most recently in a Retrospective of Jeff Weiss’ Work at the Kitchen.

She has been a featured poet in the Great Weather for Media Sunday reading series at the Parkside Lounge, Viviana Duncan’s Stark Reality, and in Su Polo’s Saturn Series. She is grateful to Patricia Carragon for the opportunity to read with Brownstone Poets.

Pamela L. Laskin is a lecturer in the English Department at City College, where she directs the Poetry Outreach Center. Several of her children’s and poetry books have been published, and Ronit and Jamil, A Palestinian/Israeli Romeo and Juliet in verse was published by Harper Collins in 2017, and was named among the thirty-five books to have on your radar for 2017. Bea, a picture book, was a finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize for Children’s Fiction, and Homer the Little Stray Cat, was named among the best of the indie presses for picture books. Ronit and Jamil is a 2018 Sydney Taylor notable book. She teaches graduate and undergraduate children’s writing.

Follow her: twitter@RonitandJamil and follow her blog: http://PamelaLaskin.blogspot.com/

Arden Levine’s poems have most recently appeared in The Offing, No Dear, Permafrost, River Styx, Spillway, and Little Patuxent Review, and have been featured by AGNI, The Missouri Review, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and NPR’s Radiolab. Arden holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU, and her daily work focuses on the development and preservation of affordable urban housing and neighborhoods.  A Washington, DC native, Arden lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Bob McNeil is the author of Verses of Realness. Hal Sirowitz, Queens Poet Laureate, described the book as “A fantastic trip through the mind of a poet who doesn’t flinch at the truth.”  Furthermore, Bob was published in The Shout It Out AnthologyBrine Rights: Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes (Volume 1), Not My PresidentSan Francisco Peace and Hope, and The Self-Portrait Poetry Collection, etc.

Bob wants his poetry to be a fortress against despotic politics. After years of being a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, he still wants his work to express one cause—justice.

Dorothy Cantwell, Pamela L. Laskin, Arden Levine, Bob McNeil at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

We’re Celebrating our 13th Year!

Brownstone Poets presents

 

Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Dorothy Cantwell
Pamela L. Laskin
Arden Levine
Bob McNeil

@ 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/230528834472438/

BIOS:

A playwright, poet, and an actress, Dorothy Cantwell was a part of the NYC experimental theater scene in the 1980’s, and worked with many of the great downtown theater artists, in venues ranging from the Performing Garage to Broadway. Dorothy returns to the stage occasionally, most recently in a Retrospective of Jeff Weiss’ Work at the Kitchen.

She has been a featured poet in the Great Weather for Media Sunday reading series at the Parkside Lounge, Viviana Duncan’s Stark Reality, and in Su Polo’s Saturn Series. She is grateful to Patricia Carragon for the opportunity to read with Brownstone Poets.

Pamela L. Laskin is a lecturer in the English Department at City College, where she directs the Poetry Outreach Center. Several of her children’s and poetry books have been published, and Ronit and Jamil, A Palestinian/Israeli Romeo and Juliet in verse was published by Harper Collins in 2017, and was named among the thirty-five books to have on your radar for 2017. Bea, a picture book, was a finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize for Children’s Fiction, and Homer the Little Stray Cat, was named among the best of the indie presses for picture books. Ronit and Jamil is a 2018 Sydney Taylor notable book. She teaches graduate and undergraduate children’s writing.

Follow her: twitter@RonitandJamil and follow her blog: http://PamelaLaskin.blogspot.com/

Arden Levine’s poems have most recently appeared in The Offing, No Dear, Permafrost, River Styx, Spillway, and Little Patuxent Review, and have been featured by AGNI, The Missouri Review, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and NPR’s Radiolab. Arden holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU, and her daily work focuses on the development and preservation of affordable urban housing and neighborhoods.  A Washington, DC native, Arden lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Bob McNeil is the author of Verses of Realness. Hal Sirowitz, Queens Poet Laureate, described the book as “A fantastic trip through the mind of a poet who doesn’t flinch at the truth.”  Furthermore, Bob was published in The Shout It Out AnthologyBrine Rights: Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes (Volume 1), Not My PresidentSan Francisco Peace and Hope, and The Self-Portrait Poetry Collection, etc.

Bob wants his poetry to be a fortress against despotic politics. After years of being a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, he still wants his work to express one cause—justice.