REMINDER: Brownstone Poets on ZOOM: JP Howard Susana H. Case Sandra Yannone, Saturday, January 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST NYC

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, January 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

JP Howard

Susana H. Case

Sandra Yannone

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We’re back! On ZOOM. Our January features are JP Howard, Susana H. Case, and Sandra Yannone. 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:

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Step 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 January reading! 

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JP Howard is an educator, literary activist, curator, and community builder.Herdebut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System)was a Lambda Literary finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here (Belladonna*) and co-editor of Sinister Wisdom Journal Black Lesbians–We Are the Revolution!  JP was a featured author in Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, VONA, and Lambda Literary. She curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon. Her poetry is widely anthologized. JP is a general Poetry Editor for Women’s Studies Quarterly and Editor-At-Large of Mom Egg Review VOX online.

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Susana H. Case is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Dead Shark on the N Train, from Broadstone Books, 2020, which won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka by Opole University Press and she has also been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City and can be reached at

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Sandra Yannone’s poems and reviews manifest in journals including Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, Prairie Schooner, Live Encounters, Impossible Archetypes, Women’s Review of Books, Calyx, and Naugatuck River Review. Her poem “Requiem for Orlando” appeared in a special online edition of Glass: A Poetry Journal responding to the 2016 Pulse nightclub shootingSalmon Poetry published her debut collection Boats for Women in 2019 and will publish The Glass Studio in 2022. Since March, 2020, she’s hosted the weekly reading series Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry on Facebook via Zoom. She resides mostly in Olympia, Washington. Please visit her at

Michael Broder, Susana H. Case, Amy Holman, Sarah Sarai, Gerd Stern at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 3/28

Five electrifying poets, Michael Broder, Susana H. Case, Amy Holman, Sarah Sarai, and Gerd Stern to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, March 28, 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. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Saturday, March 28, @ 2:30 P.M.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street

4 or to 5 Borough Hall

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$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – LIMITED OPEN MIC- ONE POEM PER PERSON

Curated by Patricia Carragon

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Michael Broder is the author of Drug and Disease Free (Indolent Books, 2016) and This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. Michael is founding publisher of Indolent Books, a small nonprofit press amplifying marginalized voices. He holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from NYU, and a PhD in Classics from The CUNY Graduate Center. Michael lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a backyard colony of feral cats.

Susana H. Case is the author of seven books of poetry. Dead Shark on the N Train is due out in 2020 from Broadstone Books. Drugstore Blue (Five Oaks Press) won an IPPY Award in 2019. She is also the author of five chapbooks, two of which won poetry prizes, and most recently, Body Falling, Sunday Morning, from Milk and Cake Press. Her first collection, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version by Opole University Press. Her work has appeared in Calyx, The Cortland Review, Portland Review, Potomac Review, Rattle, RHINO and many other journals. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.

Amy Holman is the author of five small press published poetry books, including Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window, reviewed as “part freak show, part searing insight”, and the 2004 Dream Horse Press chapbook winner, Wait for Me, I’m Gone, blurbed as “revelatory and grave, and light as a cloud.” She has poems Blueline, The Chiron Review, concis, Gargoyle, Milk Letter, The Westchester Review, and great weather for MEDIA’s 2019 anthology. She works freelance as a literary consultant from her home nearby the Superfunded Gowanus, and teaches poetry in view of the Hudson River. Lately, she is also a watercolorist.

Sarah Sarai is the author of That Strapless Bra in Heaven (Kelsay Books), Geographies of Soul and Taffeta (Indolent Books), and The Future Is Happy (BlazeVOX). Her poems are in Barrow Street, Boston Review, Prelude, and many other journals; and have received three Pushcart nominations and one Best-of-the-Net nomination.

Gerd Stern is a poet and multimedia artist with experience in both film and video. He has published several books of poetry including First Poems and Others (1952), Afterimage (1965), a serigraphed selection with drawings by David Weinrib, Conch Tales (1984), and a chap book Fragmeants (2002). His fourth book of poems, WhenThen, was published summer of 2018 by Ohio’s Dos Madres Press An oral history of Stern, USCO and Intermedia Foundation was published by the University of California (ROHO) Berkeley in 2002 and is available online and in hard cover.