Reminder: Brownstone Poets: Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani, Saturday, October 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, October 30
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 


Our October 30 features are:

Jeff Cottrill

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni

Ermira Mitre Kokomani


Plus a limited Open Mic. 

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 October features are Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani. 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 October reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/2OCs3SBUz

Bios:

Jeff Cottrill is a fiction writer, journalist, and spoken-word artist based in Toronto, Canada. His performance style is influenced by slam conventions, but subverts them with wit, ironic humour and a satirical tone. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. over the last twenty years. In the past several months, he has been published in several international anthologies from New York to Australia. Jeff has authored four chapbooks and recorded three CDs, and he has recently finished his seventh or eighth attempt at a first novel.

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni has written poetry all her life. One night in 2008 she read a few poems at a local café. A member of the audience asked her to send him a manuscript. Turns out he was a partner in Quattro Books; within a few months they published her first book, Looking at Renaissance Paintings and Other Poems. Eventually another book came out, called Second Collection (2013). Her first chapbook, Portrait Gallery, was a product of the pandemic lockdown 2020. Caroline edited and wrote the introductions for three anthologies of prose and poetry by Italian Canadian writers: Italian Canadian Voices (1984); Italian Canadian Voices revised (2006) and Bravo! (2012). Her poems have been included in other anthologies, magazines, and online.

Ermira Mitre Kokomani is a bilingual poet, essayist and translator from Albania living in New Jersey. Her  poetry has appeared in various international and national poetry anthologies and journals as: Jerry Jazz Musician, Red Wheelbarrow Poets Journals, THE POET’S anthologies, Live Encounters, Kistrech Poetry Festival, Mediterranean Poetry, Montclair Write Group, etc. She has published a book of poetry in Albanian, and is submitting a second one for publication. Ermira is also completing the first English collection Blooming as a Sacred Lotus while working on another bilingual one. She has translated the fiction novel The King’s Shadow from Albanian into English.

Brownstone Poets: Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani, Saturday, October 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, October 30
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 


Our October 30 features are:

Jeff Cottrill

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni

Ermira Mitre Kokomani


Plus a limited Open Mic. 

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 October features are Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani. 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 October reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/2OCs3SBUz

Bios:

Jeff Cottrill is a fiction writer, journalist, and spoken-word artist based in Toronto, Canada. His performance style is influenced by slam conventions, but subverts them with wit, ironic humour and a satirical tone. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. over the last twenty years. In the past several months, he has been published in several international anthologies from New York to Australia. Jeff has authored four chapbooks and recorded three CDs, and he has recently finished his seventh or eighth attempt at a first novel.

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni has written poetry all her life. One night in 2008 she read a few poems at a local café. A member of the audience asked her to send him a manuscript. Turns out he was a partner in Quattro Books; within a few months they published her first book, Looking at Renaissance Paintings and Other Poems. Eventually another book came out, called Second Collection (2013). Her first chapbook, Portrait Gallery, was a product of the pandemic lockdown 2020. Caroline edited and wrote the introductions for three anthologies of prose and poetry by Italian Canadian writers: Italian Canadian Voices (1984); Italian Canadian Voices revised (2006) and Bravo! (2012). Her poems have been included in other anthologies, magazines, and online.

Ermira Mitre Kokomani is a bilingual poet, essayist and translator from Albania living in New Jersey. Her  poetry has appeared in various international and national poetry anthologies and journals as: Jerry Jazz Musician, Red Wheelbarrow Poets Journals, THE POET’S anthologies, Live Encounters, Kistrech Poetry Festival, Mediterranean Poetry, Montclair Write Group, etc. She has published a book of poetry in Albanian, and is submitting a second one for publication. Ermira is also completing the first English collection Blooming as a Sacred Lotus while working on another bilingual one. She has translated the fiction novel The King’s Shadow from Albanian into English.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom- Martina McGowan, Pauline Findlay, Jordan E. Franklin– Saturday, September 18 — 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, September 18
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 


Our September 18 features are:
Martina McGowan

Pauline Findlay

Jordan E. Franklin


Plus a limited Open Mic. 

Our September features are Martina McGowan, Pauline Findlay, and Jordan E. Franklin. 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 September reading!

For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:https://fb.me/e/1aRfrKDn8

Bios:

Martina McGowan

Martina McGowan, MD, physician, poet, writer, artist, advocate, activist in the wars against social, racial, and sexual injustices. She is the author of “i am the rage,” (February 2021, SourceBooks), and is an award-winner in the Social Change category of the 2021 International Book Awards. She is listed by the American Academy of Poets for a poetry reading list for the 25th Anniversary of National Poetry Month 2021 and a poetry reading list for Summer 2021. Woman’s Day has her listed among the “20 of the Best Poetry Books to Read in 2021.” Martina McGowan is the poetry editor for The Elevation Review Magazine, with work appearing in several literary magazines and anthologies.

Pauline Findlay

Pauline Findlay was born in Trinidad, West Indies and raised in Brooklyn. She is a poet, director, and filmmaker of short films, as well as a chef. Pauline is an original Silver Tongued Devil, has toured Augusta, Georgia, and is the author of Mirror Images. Her second collection of poems titled Dysfunction is waiting to be published. Her short films can be viewed on YouTube. Findlay’s work is not for the faint of heart. Her characters are stark, based within  the voices of reality. She’s performed at Medgar Evers College, Women of Color Series, Fahrenheit Series, Governor’s Island, Cornelia Street Cafe, libraries, Barnes and Nobles, as well as other private events.

Jordan E. Franklin

Jordan E. Franklin is a poet from Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Stony Brook Southampton in 2018. Her work has appeared in the Southampton Review, Breadcrumbs, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Frontier, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2017 James Hearst Poetry Prize and the 2020 Gatewood Prize. Her first poetry collection, when the signals come home, was published by Switchback Books in March 2021. Her first poetry chapbook, boys in the electric age, was published by Tolsun Books in August 2021.

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom-Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, Arden Levine, Sat, July 31 – 2p.m. to 4:30p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, July 31
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 
Our July 31 features are:
Tamara J. MadisonJennifer Franklin Arden Levine 
Plus a limited Open Mic. 

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 July features are Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, and Arden Levine. 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/3wzsILg

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 July reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/3hwJiYb

Bios

Tamara J. Madison
Tamara J. Madison is an author, poet, editor, and instructor. Her critical and creative works have been recorded, produced, and published in various journals, magazines, exhibits, podcasts, and anthologies.  Her most recent poetry collection Threed, This Road Not Damascus was published by Trio House Press (May 2019).

Jennifer Franklin
Jennifer Franklinhas published two full-length collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her work has been published in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review,  BlackbirdBoston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMALove’s Executive OrderThe Nation, Paris Review, poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She teaches in Manhattanville’s MFA program. For the past seven years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she runs the reading series, serves as Program Director, and co-edits Slapering Hol Press. She lives in New York City. Her website is jenniferfranklinpoet.com.

Arden LevineArden Levine is the author of Ladies’ Abecedary (Harbor Editions, 2021). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Sixth Finch, and other journals, and have been featured in AGNI Online, The Missouri Review’s Poem-of-the-Week, WNYC’s Radiolab,and American Life in Poetry (selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser). Arden is a Foundation Board Member at Beloit Poetry Journal, a former Assistant Editor at Epiphany Magazine, and a Best of the Net nominee. She lives in New York City, where her daily work focuses on housing affordability, homelessness prevention, and equitable community development.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklyn, Arden Levine Saturday, July 31 from 2:0 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, July 31
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST


Our July 31 features are:


Tamara J. Madison

Jennifer Franklin

Arden Levine


Plus a limited Open Mic.

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 July features are Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, and Arden Levine. 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/3wzsILg

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 July reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/3hwJiYb

Bios

Tamara J. Madison


Tamara J. Madison is an author, poet, editor, and instructor. Her critical and creative works have been recorded, produced, and published in various journals, magazines, exhibits, podcasts, and anthologies. Her most recent poetry collection Threed, This Road Not Damascus was published by Trio House Press (May 2019).

Jennifer Franklin


Jennifer Franklinhas published two full-length collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her work has been published in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMA, Love’s Executive Order, The Nation, Paris Review, poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She teaches in Manhattanville’s MFA program. For the past seven years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she runs the reading series, serves as Program Director, and co-edits Slapering Hol Press. She lives in New York City. Her website is jenniferfranklinpoet.com.

Arden Levine

Arden Levine is the author of Ladies’ Abecedary (Harbor Editions, 2021). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Sixth Finch, and other journals, and have been featured in AGNI Online, The Missouri Review’s Poem-of-the-Week, WNYC’s Radiolab,and American Life in Poetry (selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser). Arden is a Foundation Board Member at Beloit Poetry Journal, a former Assistant Editor at Epiphany Magazine, and a Best of the Net nominee. She lives in New York City, where her daily work focuses on housing affordability, homelessness prevention, and equitable community development.

Reminder: Tish Camp, Jack Cooper, Moe Seager —Sat June 26 at 2 pm EST

REMINDER—-

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.

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.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Mike Jukovic, David Francis, Ken Holland, Sat, May 29, 2 PM to 4:30 PM EST


Brownstone Poets on Zoom:

Mike Jukovic

David Francis

Ken Holland

Saturday, May 29

2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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 Jukovic, 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

Bios:

Mike Jukovic

 

Mike Jukovic 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.

David Francis


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. 
www.davidfrancismusic.com

 Ken Holland

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 ConfrontationPinyonSan 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.

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, Crystal Davis

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Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Talena Lachelle Queen

Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix

Crystal Davis

Please follow directions below promptly, in advance of the reading, to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note that order of the open mic follows the order of registration.

Sign up early, read early.:

We’re back! On ZOOM. Our March features are Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, and Crystal Davis. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/25jtrtStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our March reading!

BIOS


Talena Lachelle Queen

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Talena Lachelle Queen 
is the president and founder of Word Seed. Inc. a nonprofit with a literary focus, and the poet laureate for her hometown Paterson, NJ. Additionally, Queen is the chair of the Paterson Art Exchange: the official art commission for the City of Paterson. She created the Paterson Poetry Festival (2018), the Speak Series a virtual reading (2020), the Maria Mazziotti Gillan Literary Service Award (2019) and The Seed to 3 Literacy group. Queen holds a BA from Montclair State University, Teaching Certification and MFA from the University of Washington, and a Nonprofit Certification from the Mendozza Business School at the University of Notre Dame. Queen’s favorite word is: yet: “I don’t know, yet.”

Susan Justiniano

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Susan Justiniano
, a Puerto Rican NJ native, found her performance voice in Jersey City. In 2006, RescuePoetix™ emerged as an artist, entrepreneur and business entity. RescuePoetix™ has recorded over fifty (50) original poems to music, and has harnessed the ability to gather resources across the world into projects that impact without barriers.She has served on Nonprofit Boards since 2016, currently serving on In Full Color, West Side Arts and Music (Treasurer), Word Seed Inc (VP), and serves on committees for Bergen County Players, HCCC/Hudson Gives, and Paterson Performing Arts Development Center. She is the 2021-2022 Jersey City Poet Laureate.

Crystal Davis

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Crystal Crusti Davis is a multidisciplinary and mixed media performance artist, poet, painter, freelance writer, editor, and social media marketer. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and is the author and creator at Crystal Letters (CL), and the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of OpenRoad Poetry (ORP), an artistic partnership between CL and RescuePoetix TM. Her art and writing projects, CL and ORP, have collaborated with arts non-profit organizations and artists across the Tri-State area, nationally, and internationally. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and the utilization of practical craft through art in the visual and written form.

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, Crystal Davis

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Talena Lachelle Queen

Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix

Crystal Davis

Please follow directions below promptly, in advance of the reading, to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note that order of the open mic follows the order of registration.

Sign up early, read early.:

We’re back! On ZOOM. Our March features are Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, and Crystal Davis. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/25jtrtStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our March reading!

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Talena Lachelle Queen


Talena Lachelle Queen 
is the president and founder of Word Seed. Inc. a nonprofit with a literary focus, and the poet laureate for her hometown Paterson, NJ. Additionally, Queen is the chair of the Paterson Art Exchange: the official art commission for the City of Paterson. She created the Paterson Poetry Festival (2018), the Speak Series a virtual reading (2020), the Maria Mazziotti Gillan Literary Service Award (2019) and The Seed to 3 Literacy group. Queen holds a BA from Montclair State University, Teaching Certification and MFA from the University of Washington, and a Nonprofit Certification from the Mendozza Business School at the University of Notre Dame. Queen’s favorite word is: yet: “I don’t know, yet.”

Susan Justiniano


Susan Justiniano
, a Puerto Rican NJ native, found her performance voice in Jersey City. In 2006, RescuePoetix™ emerged as an artist, entrepreneur and business entity. RescuePoetix™ has recorded over fifty (50) original poems to music, and has harnessed the ability to gather resources across the world into projects that impact without barriers.She has served on Nonprofit Boards since 2016, currently serving on In Full Color, West Side Arts and Music (Treasurer), Word Seed Inc (VP), and serves on committees for Bergen County Players, HCCC/Hudson Gives, and Paterson Performing Arts Development Center. She is the 2021-2022 Jersey City Poet Laureate.

Crystal Davis

Crystal Davis is a multidisciplinary and mixed media performance artist, poet, painter, freelance writer, editor, and social media marketer. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and is the author and creator at Crystal Letters (CL), and the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of OpenRoad Poetry (ORP), an artistic partnership between CL and RescuePoetix TM. Her art and writing projects, CL and ORP, have collaborated with arts non-profit organizations and artists across the Tri-State area, nationally, and internationally. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and the utilization of practical craft through art in the visual and written form.