Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Linda Lerner, Susan Weiman, and Francine Witte to Kick off 2022 on January 29

Happy New Year from Brownstone Poets!

We are kicking off another banner year of poetry and prose on:

Saturday, January 29, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Zoom

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.

Our January 29 features are:

LINDA LERNER
SUSAN WEIMAN
FRANCINE WITTE

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 November reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1aacCww5F

Bios:

Linda Lerner is the author of 19 collections, most recent, Taking the F train (NYQ books, 2021). Her poems currently appear in, Maintenant, Paterson Literary Review, Gargoyle, Chiron Review, Free State Review, Rat’s Ass Review, and One Art, among others. Previous books includeTakes Guts and Years SometimesYes, the Ducks Were Real (NYQ Books 2011& 2015) andWhen Death is a Red Balloon (Lummox Press, Nov. 20019).

Susan Weiman is astoryteller, writer of literary nonfiction and fiction. Her chapbooks include Roommates, published by ParksidePoetsPress in 2021 and New York-ish, byNonet Press in 2018You can find her stories and poems in the Paterson Literary Review, New York State Writers Institute’s Trolley, Home Planet News Online, First Literary Review-East, CityLore – Places that Matter, Silver Tongued Devil Anthology, andelsewhere. She is working on a memoir and a third chapbook. Weiman co-curated, “Third Friday, Queens Writer Series” in Long Island City, NY where she resides. She is also an artist and iPhone photographer.

Francine Witte’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, Wigleaf, Mid-American Review, and Passages North. Her latest books are Dressed All Wrong for This (Blue Light Press), The Way of the Wind (AdHoc fiction), and The Theory of Flesh (Kelsay Books).  She is flash fiction editor for Flash Boulevard and The South Florida Poetry Journal. Her chapbook, The Cake, The Smoke, The Moon (flash fiction) was published by ELJ Editions in September, 2021. She lives in NYC.

Two ways to purchase Patricia Carragon’s Angel Fire


After years in the making, Angel Fire is now a reality. Thank you Alien Buddha Press and my copy editor, Cindy Hochman of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services, for believing in my debut novel’s value.

Angel Fire is a novel, inspired by personal experiences and nightmares, that delves into the lives of three women protagonists, Sarah Kahn, Kate Robbins, and Dana Chu, living and working in New York City during the ’90s through the post- 9/11 world and the Obama election. The book is comprised of over 57,000 words, broken down into twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. The narrative contains elements of magic realism/ urban fantasy, and beyond the wry humor, there are bizarre twists involving erotic dreams, curses, cats, and paranormal visitations from a precocious ten-year-old girl named Allie, turning this story into a psychological thriller.

Praise for Angel Fire . . .

From Peter Marra:

. . . In Angel Fire, her debut novel, Patricia Carragon expertly crafts a tale that captures the essence of what life was like in the beginning of the new millennium. What starts out as a drama soon morphs into a supernatural thriller—an emotional roller coaster populated with fantastic characters who will stay with you for a long time. Angel Fire will keep you riveted until the last page.

From Thaddeus Rutkowski:

. . . Through twists and turns, and the disaster of 9/11, the stakes rise for all of the heroines, and we follow their lives with growing apprehension as we discover their fates. Carragon gives us a sharp-edged picture of people we see every day, but whose inner demons are rarely revealed.

From Charles Rammelkamp:

. . . like nested Russian dolls, the stories are contained within other stories written by other writers, until, in a dazzling epilogue, we learn the final version of the puzzle that makes up these words. Or do we? The final sentence revives the delicious ambiguity. Patricia Carragon’s novel is an impressive construction of plot and character, particularly for those who love a gothic tale, and, more philosophically, reflections on the written word, its origins and influence.

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Two ways to purchase Angel Fire:

through Amazon or me.

Due to in-person venue cancellations, I will be posting the link to purchasing my debut novel, Angel Fire, on Amazon. Since these copies will be shipped from Amazon, they will not be signed.

If you want your signed copy from me, please send a personal message to pcarragon@gmail.com. Payment will be done on PayPal to pcarragon@gmail.com as a friend, not as a business. The cost will be $18, which includes shipping/handling. I do not charge for tax! If you don’t have PayPal, then I will accept a money order. Once the payment is done either through PayPal or money order, I will ship the book to you. Please don’t forget to give me your home address to ship the book.

Available on Amazon:

$12.99 (retail price before shipping and tax)

Product details

  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 243 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1706761376
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1706761372
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches

Reminder: Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM
  • on Zoom

Happy to be reading with my Poets Wear Prada brother, Robert Anthony Gibbons. I will be reading an excerpt from my novel, Angel Fire, and from Meowku, plus new poems.

FROM GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA:

As COVID transmission rates in NYC are currently high, we have decided to temporarily move our Parkside Lounge show to Zoom.

Please register by clicking here: Eventbrite 

by 3:30 pm on the day of the event. The host will take open mic signups.

The reading will also be livestreamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates on future readings. If we can’t be at the Parkside at any time, we will be on Zoom.

Featuring Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Plus poetry open mic

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Acoustic LevitationBuddha PressBear Creek HaikuDanse MacabreFirst Literary Review-EastJerry Jazz Musician, Muddy River Poetry ReviewThe Rutherford Red WheelbarrowNirla Press, et al.  Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her latest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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 at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Green Pavilion, Nomad’s Choir, Brownstone Poets, Hydrogen JukeBox, Saturn Series, and Phoenix among other venues.

Robert has been published in over thirty literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits include Year of the Poet, Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine, Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts.

He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists (2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021).

Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons


Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM
  • on Zoom

Happy to be reading with my Poets Wear Prada brother, Robert Anthony Gibbons. I will be reading an excerpt from my novel, Angel Fire, and from Meowku, plus new poems.

From great weather for media:

As COVID transmission rates in NYC are currently high, we have decided to temporarily move our Parkside Lounge show to Zoom. Please register via Eventbrite by 3:30 pm on the day of the event. The host will take open mic signups.

The reading will also be livestreamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates on future readings. If we can’t be at the Parkside at any time, we will be on Zoom.

Featuring Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Plus poetry open mic

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Acoustic Levitation, Buddha Press, Bear Creek Haiku, Danse Macabre, First Literary Review-East, Jerry Jazz Musician, Muddy River Poetry Review, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, Nirla Press, et al.  Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her latest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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 at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Green Pavilion, Nomad’s Choir, Brownstone Poets, Hydrogen JukeBox, Saturn Series, and Phoenix among other venues.

Robert has been published in over thirty literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits include Year of the Poet, Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine, Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts.

He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists (2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021).

Calling All Poets Patricia Carragon plus open mic Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM EST

Calling All Poets presents Patricia Carragon plus Open Mic

This Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. EST

Hosted by Mike Jurkovic 

Patricia will be reading an excerpt from her debut novel, “Angel Fire 🔥 ,” plus some music 🎶 poems   

Patricia Carragon’s 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. Herlatest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles 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 is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Register for this event below ⬇️ 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0od-yoqTMuGdJ1bEC4qajO95EuIOxZDqlq

Facebook link

https://fb.me/e/2EOwiIr6t

Calling All Poets Patricia Carragon plus open mic Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM EST

Calling All Poets presents Patricia Carragon plus Open Mic

This Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. EST

Hosted by Mike Jurkovic 

Patricia will be reading an excerpt from her debut novel, “Angel Fire 🔥 ,” plus some music 🎶 poems   

Patricia Carragon’s 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. Herlatest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles 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 is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Register for this event below ⬇️ 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0od-yoqTMuGdJ1bEC4qajO95EuIOxZDqlq

Facebook link

https://fb.me/e/2EOwiIr6t

Home Planet News Online open for submissions


Please don’t submit to me. Only submit to Frank Murphy:

homeplanetnews@outlook.com

From Frank Murphy. 

Dear Friends, Issue 9 of Home Planet News Online is now open for submission. We are looking for excellent writing in poetry, essays, memoirs, and fiction. We are also looking for artwork. As yet there is no fixed deadline; however, it would be good to have everything in by mid-October. As usual Home Planet News will accept up to six poems (more by prior consent)  and prose pieces that are 3000 words or less, but we will consider longer pieces by merit. We will accept no more than 3 prose piece per writer per issue.

Simultaneous submissions will be accepted with the understanding that we will be notified ASAP of publications in another magazine.

Please send all writing as an attachment in Word or Pages and artwork as jpegs, gif, or png file.

We will accept poems in Spanish with or without translations, and poems in any other language with translations.

We had a wonderful response to our last issue. Lat’s make this issue even better. And please pass the word around to others.

Send all material to Frank Murphy homeplanetnews@outlook.com

Stay safe, Frank M

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Tish Camp, Jack Cooper, Moe Seager, Saturday, June 26 at 2 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, June 26 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our June 26 features are:

Tish Camp

Jack Cooper

Moe Seager

Plus a limited open mic.

$5 Contribution

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 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.

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/2TSYMfP

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 June reading!

For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/3zkxRd0

BIOS:

Tish Camp


Tish Camp – London born Trinidadian / Irish feminist published poet, artist and theatre maker. She performs internationally and consciously. She is lipstick, boots, politics, and verse! Nominated for 2019 Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, she won a Paper Nations 2020 commission as a marginalised writer for South West England. Featured and performed across UK, Ireland, Paris, Nashville, Australia, New York at poetry events – ‘Write and Release’, ‘Raised Voices’, UN Stand up Against Racism, – ‘Itch it Out’ Glasgow, ‘They Call Me Mitch’, San Francisco, The Word is Write Albuquerque, New Mexico and at San Francisco’s longest running poetry venue, ‘Sacred Grounds’.

Jack Cooper

John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper is the creator of These Are Aphorithms (http://aphorithms.blogspot.com), author of Ten (Poets Wear Prada, 2012), Ten … more (Poets Wear Prada, 2016), and translator of Wax Women, with French texts of the original poems by Jean-Pierre Lemesle(International Art Office: Paris, 1985). His work has appeared widely, in print and online, including (not so long ago) Brownstone Poets 2013. “Slouching Toward Bushwick,” a collection of his Brooklyn poems, is forthcoming soon from Poets Wear Prada. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he is editor and co-publisher of Poets Wear Prada, a small press based in Hoboken, New Jersey. He lives in Paris.

Moe Seager


Moe Seager (Paris Calling)is a poet and Jazz & blues vocalist who sings his poems on stages in Paris, New York and elsewhere and has recorded 2 jazz poetry c.d.s. Seager founded and hosts Angora Poets (Paris) World Caffé, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Paris and was one of the founders of le Fédération des Poètes Paris. Seager has read his work on National Public Radio Weekend Edition, Europe 1 radio Paris and Radio Nova Paris. Seager was a founding member of WYEP fm Pittsburgh, 1973. He has collections of poetry and currently publishes with Onslaught press, Oxford, U.K. @ Amazon.com. His works are translated in French, Italian, Russian and Arabic.

Other poetry collections are issued from the French Ministry of Culture, Dream Bearers,1990. One World, Cairo Press in Arabic translation, 2004. We Want Everything in French translation, les Temps des Cirises, Paris, 1994. Perhaps, La Maison de la Poésie, Grenoble, France, 2006. Fishermen and Pool Sharks Busking editions, London, 1992. Seager won a Golden Quill Award (USA) for investigative journalism, In Pittsburgh Weekly. weekly1989 and received an International Human Rights award from the Zepp foundation, 1990 for his war correspondence.

Carragon June Events

The Phoenix Reading, Sunday, June 6

Patricia Carragon, Jennifer Juneau, Open

The Phoenix Reading SeriesSunday, June 6, 2021, 6 pm

Stuyvesant Park, 2nd Avenue & 15th Street NYC, NY


Patricia Carragon’s 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 latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles and her debut novel, Angel, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts 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.


Jennifer Juneau is the author of the novel ÜberChef USA (Spork Press, November 2019) and the poetry collection More Than Moon, which was a finalist in the National Poetry Series (Is A Rose Press, 2020.) Her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and has been published in the Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Journal, Evergreen Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Pank, Passages North, Rattle, Seattle Review and elsewhere. She lives and writes in New York City.
$5 Donation

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Cultivating Voices New Books Showcase, Sunday, June 13 at 3 p.m. EST
Happy to announce that I will be reading from my debut novel, Angel Fire 🔥

Welcome to Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry for our weekly reading, this week featuring a NEW BOOKS SHOWCASE!

Cultivating Voices New Books Showcase, Sunday, Jue 13 at 3 p.m. ESTFree. . Online eventHosted by Sandy Yannone and Kim Ports Parsons

PATRICIA CARRAGONBILL FAYANGELA DRIBBENANNE WALSH DONNELLY
To register to attend LIVE in our Zoom Studio, always use the following link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvce6gpz0sGN2xjVakkXh6GNCTLhKUnste
Members also can also watch LIVE from our Facebook Group page. We are a public international, intersectional, intergenerational group of over 2,300 poets.
All are welcome to join here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/685251748906097

More Publication News 2021 through March

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, February 28, 2021

Thank You Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku.  Congrats to Dennis Rhodes, Art Elser, Linda Amos, Julie A. Dickson, t. kilgore splake, r soos, Rochelle S. Cohen, Judith Partin Nielsen, and Mary Jo Balistreri!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/02/poets-dennis-rhodes-art-elser-linda.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, March 6, 2021

Thank You Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku.  Congrats to Steve Ausherman, Julie A. Dickson, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Franz Kafka, Jeanne Shannon, Rumi, Mary Jo Balistreri, Carl Mayfield, and, t. kilgore splake!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/poets-steve-ausherman-julie-dickson.html

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting my catku. Congrats to John R Parsons, Jeanne Shannon, Nancy L. Dahl, Judith Partin Nielsen, Julie A. Dickson, James Penha, t. kilgore splake, and Mary Jo Balistreri!
https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/poets-john-r-parsons-jeanne-shannon.html

After The Clouds, The Sun, the Alternative New Year’s Deferred Spoken Word/ Performance Extravaganza 2021 Anthology (Rogues Scholars Press)Pleased to have my poems “Paved Paradise” and Strange Fruit” in this beautiful anthology with so many stellar writers.

Al-Khemia-Poetica

Thank you Marie C. Lecrivain for honoring me for Women’s History Month: Tuesday, March 16, 2021: my poem “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You”

https://alkhemiapoetica.blogspot.com/2021/03/womens-history-month-tuesday-march-16.html?fbclid=IwAR3sQMzDobdXTqsvw01WKl54L5vlnruPDxq_YHEGtrPWk0_Kn5KwZPN5VNA
Angel Fire Review by Charles Rammelkamp, Into The Void, Issue 17, Quarter Year 2020
contact Into The Void for back issues.
https://intothevoidmagazine.com/previous-issues/
Pleased to see my first review for my debut novel “Angel Fire.” Thank you Charles Rammelkamp for your excellent review in “Into The Void, Issue 17.” Thank you Heath Brougher for sending me that issue along with issue 18 and “We Are Antifa” in the FedEx box.

$12 on Amazon.com

  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 243 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1706761376
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1706761372
  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches

https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Fire-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1706761376/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=angel+fire+by+patricia+carragon&qid=1616013920&sr=8-1

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/poets-steve-ausherman-julie-dickson.html