Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Karen Neuberg, Susan Weiman, and Francine Witte to Kick off 2022 on January 29

Reminder:

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. EST 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 revised lineup of features are:

KAREN NEUBERG
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:

Karen Neuberg is a Brooklyn, NY,-based poet. Her poems and collages can be found in numerous publications including 805, CanaryMenacing Hedge, Nixes Mate, New Verse News, and Verse Daily. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, PURSUIT (Kelsay Press, 2019) and the chapbook the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre, 2017) She holds an MFA from the New School and is associate editor of the online poetry journal First Literary Review-East and associate editor of the Brownstone Poets Anthology.

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.

Revised Lineup for Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Karen Neuberg, Susan Weiman, and Francine Witte to Kick off 2022 on January 29

Revised Lineup for Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Karen Neuberg, 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 revised lineup of features are:

KAREN NEUBERG
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:

Karen Neuberg is a Brooklyn, NY,-based poet. Her poems and collages can be found in numerous publications including 805, CanaryMenacing Hedge, Nixes Mate, New Verse News, and Verse Daily. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, PURSUIT (Kelsay Press, 2019) and the chapbook the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre, 2017) She holds an MFA from the New School and is associate editor of the online poetry journal First Literary Review-East and associate editor of the Brownstone Poets Anthology.

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.

Spring Publication News

Spring Publication News

 

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1-Poetry Bay Presents Flash Boulevard, March 31

Sending a big thank you to Francine Witte and George Wallace for publishing my fiction pieces, “Nervous Butterflies (1958)” and “All She Had to Do Was Close Her Eyes.”

Check out the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/poetrybay/nervous-butterflies-all-she-had-to-do-was-close-her-eyes/1786415868076020/

 

River Poets Journal

2-River Poets Journal 

Thank you Judith Lawrence for accepting my two haiku, for River Poets Journal Napkin/Pocket Poems for National Poetry Month. Honored to be posted with Iris N. Schwartz

http://www.riverpoetsjournal.com/National-Poetry-Month—Pocket-Poems.html

 

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3-Bear Creek Haiku, #143 April

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Tama, and Frosty for publishing these haiku:

inside an old box

the calico seeks shelter

December snowstorm

 

 

when the lights go out

cries from the cat

take over the apartment

 

 

the mischievous cat

curls up on the windowsill

plans her next attack

 

 

early morning meows

outside the bedroom door

cat adoption blues

 

A shoutout to George Held, Steve Ausherman, Lone Crow, Julie A. Dickson, Bijoy Kumar Dubey, Deborah H. Doolittle, Stephanie Hiteshew, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Ellaraine Lockie, normal, Judith Partin-nielsen, Teresinka Pereira, Pogo, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Dennis Rhodes, Tom Sacramona, Vivian Bolland Schroeder, R Soos, t. kilmore splake, Tseten Madison Sun, Ann Christine Tabaka, Diane Webster, Kelley Jean White, Paula Yup

 

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4-Nomad’s Choir Spring 2018, Vol. 26 Issue 2 

Thanks Joshua Meander for another great issue and publishing:

“Mourning Haiku”

 

like tombstones

the rocks remember

each flower that died

 

 

on hallowed ground

a sanctuary grows

wild geraniums

 

 

like clouds

departing for sun

grief fades

 

Kudos to Bernard Block, Noel David Cohen, Jack Cooper, Erika Dagnino, Peggy Fitzgerald, Robert Gibbons, Penelope Maguffin, Josuha Meander, Jaroslav Eliah Sykora, Elisabeth Ann Todras, and more.

Happy Birthday Pattie! F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Happy Birthday Pattie!

F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB

with Francine Witte, Robert Marshall, MC Neuda

Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

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KGB

85 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003

b/t Cooper Square & Second Ave.

3rd Floor up

(212) 777-6088

Subways:

F to Second Avenue

4, 6 to Astor Place

N, R to 8th Street-NYU

 

FACEBOOK EVENT:

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/463622880648408/

 

Welcome to F Bomb, where NY flashers come together for a night of thrills and chills, heartbreak and laughter. Hosted by Paul Beckman. Free admission.

 

Come celebrate my Pre-Birthday (May 12) at The Red Room. Will be reading excerpts from my upcoming book, “The Cupcake Chronicles” from Poets Wear Prada and a chapter from my emerging novella, “What Hasn’t Happened Yet.”

Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Saturday, May 6

at 2:30 p.m

Chocolate Waters

Chavisa Woods

@ 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 INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1909877345891126/?active_tab=about

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Bios:

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Chocolate Waters is a continuously evolving radical feminist poet and celebrant of the new power of the feminine. She began performing her work in the mid ’70s and has toured throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada. Her first three books of poetry are considered classics of the Second Wave, and her latest book, I Was A Closet Woman will be out later this year. She is currently conducting workshops for women on finding the unique truth and beauty in our poetry. Please see what she’s up to at ChocolateWaters.com and friend her on Facebook (she needs more friends!).

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Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction:  The Albino Album, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, and Things to Do when You’re Goth in the Country, which is forthcoming from Seven Stories Press in May, 2017, of which Booklist said, “ This Book is tight, intelligent, and important, and sure to secure Woods a seat in the pantheon of critical twenty-first-century voices.”

Woods has appeared at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, The Brecht Forum, The Cervantes Institute, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, and others. She was the recipient of the 2013 Cobalt Prize for fiction, a finalist (second nomination) for the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for fiction, and a recipient of the Jerome Foundation award for emerging writers in 2009.

Reminder: Bob Heman, Rick Mullin, Hilary Sideris, Alison Ross at Park Plaza Restaurant on Sat, 4/1 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Bob Heman, Rick Mullin, Hilary Sideris, and Alison Ross, Saturday, April 1 in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

 

Saturday, April 1

at 2:30 p.m

Bob Heman

Rick Mullin

Hilary Sideris

Alison Ross

@ 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 INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1272539132837926/?active_tab=about

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Bios:

Bob Heman’s collages, cut-outs and drawings have been shown in a small two-man show at The Brooklyn Museum, in a one-man retrospective of his cut-outs [participatory cut-out multiples on paper] at BACA’s Downtown Cultural Center, and in group shows in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.

His poems and prose poems have appeared in such diverse publications as Sentence, The Prose Poem, Caliban, Otoliths, Kayak, Hanging Loose, Center, and Artful Dodge, and are upcoming in New American Writing and Reaedr.

 

Rick Mullin is the author of six books of poetry, including the book-length poems Huncke, published by Seven Towers, Dublin Ireland in 2010, and Soutine, published by Dos Madres Press, Loveland Ohio, 2012. His latest collection, Transom, was published last month by Dos Madres Press. His work has appeared in journals including The New Criterion, American Arts Quarterly, and Epiphany; and in anthologies, including Rabbit Ears: Poems about TV. He is a painter and a journalist.

Clockwise Cat publisher and editor Alison Ross has been published here, there, elsewhere, and nowhere. Alison experienced rave-levels of ecstasy when she found out she was shortlisted for the 2014 Erbacce Prize, down from 5,000 entries. She was also giddily bemused when was nominated for the Best of the Net a few years back, though she lost out to savvier scribes. Alison is also a staff book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. Alison has four chapbooksFrom Dancing Girl Press, Monster Sermons; from Fowlpox Press, Miro’s Poesie and Clockwise Cats; and from Feline and Nothingness Press, Clockwise Cats: The Prequel.

 

 

Hilary Sideris is the author of Most Likely to Die, poems in the voice of Keith Richards (Poets Wear Prada 2014) and The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful 2016). Her new chapbook, A House Not Made with Hands, inspired by Vasari’s Lives of the Artists, is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. She lives in Kensington, Brooklyn.

REMINDER: Pen Women’s Literary Workshop at Wow Café, Thur, March 23 at 7 p.m.

REMINDER:

Pen Women’s Literary Workshop at Wow Café, Thur, March 23 at 7 p.m.





Celebrate spring with poetry and prose 
at the Pen Literary Women’s Workshop Reading 
Hosted by Ilsa Gilbert

March 23 at 7:00 P.M. at the Wow Café
in the East Village

Readers:

Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon. Ilsa Gilbert, Marni Rice, Caroline Thomas, Anne Weichberger.

 
 
Plus Marni Rice solo performance t/b/a
 
 
 
WOW Café Theatre
59-61 East 4th Street – 4th Floor, Buzzer #6
New York, NY 10003
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue. Walk Northwest
Tickets at the door: $10 suggested donation
$8 Seniors/Students (or pay what you can – no one will be turned away)
 

Bob Heman, Rick Mullin, Hilary Sideris, and Alison Ross, Saturday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Bob Heman, Rick Mullin, Hilary Sideris, and Alison Ross, Saturday, April 1 in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.


Saturday, April 1

at 2:30 p.m

Bob Heman

Rick Mullin

Hilary Sideris

Alison Ross

@ 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 INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1272539132837926/?active_tab=about

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

Bios:

Bob Heman’s collages, cut-outs and drawings have been shown in a small two-man show at The Brooklyn Museum, in a one-man retrospective of his cut-outs [participatory cut-out multiples on paper] at BACA’s Downtown Cultural Center, and in group shows in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.

His poems and prose poems have appeared in such diverse publications as Sentence, The Prose Poem, Caliban, Otoliths, Kayak, Hanging Loose, Center, and Artful Dodge, and are upcoming in New American Writing and Reaedr.

 

Rick Mullin is the author of six books of poetry, including the book-length poems Huncke, published by Seven Towers, Dublin Ireland in 2010, and Soutine, published by Dos Madres Press, Loveland Ohio, 2012. His latest collection, Transom, was published last month by Dos Madres Press. His work has appeared in journals including The New Criterion, American Arts Quarterly, and Epiphany; and in anthologies, including Rabbit Ears: Poems about TV. He is a painter and a journalist.

Clockwise Cat publisher and editor Alison Ross has been published here, there, elsewhere, and nowhere. Alison experienced rave-levels of ecstasy when she found out she was shortlisted for the 2014 Erbacce Prize, down from 5,000 entries. She was also giddily bemused when was nominated for the Best of the Net a few years back, though she lost out to savvier scribes. Alison is also a staff book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. Alison has four chapbooksFrom Dancing Girl Press, Monster Sermons; from Fowlpox Press, Miro’s Poesie and Clockwise Cats; and from Feline and Nothingness Press, Clockwise Cats: The Prequel.

 

Hilary Sideris is the author of Most Likely to Die, poems in the voice of Keith Richards (Poets Wear Prada 2014) and The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful 2016). Her new chapbook, A House Not Made with Hands, inspired by Vasari’s Lives of the Artists, is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. She lives in Kensington, Brooklyn.

Brownstone Poets presents Stephen Bluestone, Noel David Cohen, and Jack Tricarico on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Stephen Bluestone, Noel David Cohen, and Jack Tricarico on Saturday, December 3, 2016 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.
 
 


Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m
 
Stephen Bluestone
Noel David Cohen
Jack Tricarico 
 
 


@ 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 StreetR 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

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
Bios:
 
 
 
 
Stephen Bluestone was born in New York City. His volume The Laughing Monkeys Of Gravity was nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. The Flagrant Dead, also nominated for the National Book Award, has been called original and beautifulby Gerald Stern. Louis Simpson called the same volume delightful and astonishing.The Painted Clock, a new volume, is forthcoming. Bluestone has won The Greensboro Review Poetry Prize, The Thomas Merton Prize, and second prize in the Robert Penn Warren Competition, as well as other awards. Work has appeared in Poetry, The Sewanee Review, Boston Review, and many other journals.
Noel David Cohen is a writer, editor, and proofreader living in Brooklyn. His interests include art, photography, reading, travel, jogging, and experiencing life and the world. He has been a newspaper reporter, trade magazine editor, and writer/editor/proofreader for the New York Law Publishing Company (currently American Lawyer Media). He has published poems and articles in various newspapers, magazines, and chapbooks. His first chapbook, Signs of Life, includes his best work.
Jack Tricarico is a painter and poet who also teaches tai chi and lives in the East Village.

Pen Women’s Workshop Reading at Pen American Center Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

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Proud to be one of the readers:

Pen Womens Workshop Reading at Pen American Center

TuesdayNovember 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Led by founder and director Ilsa Gilbert, and now in it’s 24th year,

the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop will present readings of original

work in poetry and prose featuring:
Ilsa Gilbert, Rosalie Calabrese, Bracha Nechama Bomze,

Patricia Carragon, Caroline Thomas, Marni Rice, Jan Castro,

Roberta Gould, Alice Jacoby, Anne Weichberger,

Maria Arrillagra, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, and more.

PEN American Center

588 Broadway #303

New York, NY 10012

Admission Free; Reception to follow

FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/787730638033948/

Subways:

 

D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette, 4, 6 to Bleecker St., R to Prince St.,E, A, C, to Spring St.