REMINDER:BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M

REMINDER:

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM,

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M.

Saturday, January 2 at 6 p.m. on ZOOM!
Enjoy a night of inspirational, emotional and thought provoking poetry while supporting Rob Ramos our grassroots, progressive candidate for Brooklyn Borough President.
Featuring: Patricia Carragon Linda Lerner Prince A. McNally Robert Anthony Gibbons Roxanne Hoffman Freida Jones
PLEASE COME, IT’S A FREE EVENT!
Suggested Contribution: $20
RSVP for link and/or join host committee at: Robramos4brooklyn@gmail.com

Contribute at:https://www.nycvotes.org/campaigns/robertramosjr

ZOOM LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713363407

Meeting ID: 897 1336 3407

Check out our FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1194114214347597/

Host Committee: Patricia Carragon, Cindy Scavella, Bridget Cevellos, Natalia Vogel, Zoila Guiza, Theresa Brissett, Lakisha Keitt, and more.
www.robramos4bk.com
BIOS:
Prince McNally

A rising voice on the NYC poetry scene, Prince A. McNally’s work has appeared in Dissident Voice, TUCK Magazine, Leaves of Ink, The Blue Mountain Review, and Jerry Jazz Musician just to name a few as well as several anthologies here and abroad. Recently nominated for Best of the Net, he’s working on his first poetry collection for 2021. 

Robert Anthony Gibbons

Robert Anthony Gibbons is a performance poet living in Brooklyn. He has several collections of his work anthologized and published. His most recent work, Flight, is published by (Poets wear Prada, 2019) You can connect to him at robertgibbons54@gmail.com

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne Hoffman runs the small literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper. Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011. Their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, was published in 2018.

Patricia Carragon

Patricia Carragon’slatest 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. 

Linda Lerner

Linda Lerner, author of 17 collections including Takes Guts and Years Sometimes and Yes, the Ducks Were Real from NYQ Books (2011& 2015).When Death is a Red Balloon, her most recent collection (Lummox Press, Nov. 20019.) Taking the F train, forthcoming from NYQ books.

Freida Jones

Playwright/poet, Freida Jones is the author of Music Masquerades as Honey in My Hands, dedicated to African-American jazz legacy. In 2020, The Midnight Ride was her tribute to the Bronx. Recent plays: Music Masquerades in Harlem and Lucky Strikes Legacy.

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM for Rob Ramos, Sat, Jan. 2 at 6 p.m. on Zoom

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M.

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM,

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M. ON ZOOM!

Saturday, January 2 at 6 p.m.
Enjoy a night of inspirational, emotional and thought provoking poetry while supporting Rob Ramos our grassroots, progressive candidate for Brooklyn Borough President.
Featuring: Patricia Carragon Linda Lerner Prince A. McNally Robert Anthony Gibbons Roxanne Hoffman Freida Jones
Suggested Contribution: $20
RSVP for link and/or join host committee at: Robramos4brooklyn@gmail.com

Contribute at: https://www.nycvotes.org/campaigns/robertramosjr

ZOOM LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713363407

Meeting ID: 897 1336 3407


Check out our FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1194114214347597/

Host Committee: Patricia Carragon, Cindy Scavella, Bridget Cevellos, Natalia Vogel, Zoila Guiza, Theresa Brissett, Lakisha Keitt, and more.
www.robramos4bk.com

Reminder: Judith Lee Herbert, Jennifer Juneau, Linda Lerner, and Denita Stevens at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 11/23 AT 2:30 P.M.

REMINDER:

Four Strong Women Writers

Judith Lee Herbert, Jennifer Juneau, Linda Lerner, and Denita Stevens to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, November 23, 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.

Judith Lee Herbert,
Jennifer Juneau
Linda Lerner
Denita Stevens

Saturday, November 23, @ 2:30 P.M.

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/1123117011231472/

Bios:

Judith Lee Herbert’s chapbook, Songbird, was recently published by Kelsay Books, and was previously chosen as a finalist in the Blue Light Poetry Prize and Chapbook Competition in 2017. Her poems placed in contests in 2018 at the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society and the Mid-Island Y JCC. Her poetry has appeared in three additions of the Bards Annual and in Before the Dawn 2019. Her poems have been published in print and online publications including The Ekphrastic Review, These Fragile Lilacs, First Literary Review-East, Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Review, Long Island Quarterly, and Mothering in the Middle.

Jennifer Juneau is the author of the novel ÜberChef USA (Spork Press) and the poetry collection More Than Moon (Is A Rose Press.) Her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals such as the American Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Journal, Evergreen Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Pank, Passages North, Portland Review, Seattle Review, Verse Daily and elsewhere. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Linda Lerner’s recent collection, A Dance Around the Cauldron, a prose work consisting of nine characters during the Salem witch trials brought into our own times (Lummox Press, 2017.) Previously published books: Yes, the Ducks Were Real & Takes Guts and Years Sometimes (NYQ Books (2011 and 2015). When Death is a Red Balloon, a chapbook of poems will be published by Lummox in 2019. Taking the F train forthcoming from NYQ Books. Recent acceptances: Maintenant, Gargoyle, Paterson Literary Review, Café Review, Wilderness Literary House Review, Cape Rock and Piker Press, etc. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize several times.

Denita Stevens was born and raised in Texas, but now she resides in New Jersey with her beloved Pomeranian. She is the author of Invisible Veils, a collection of poems which gives insight into what it’s like to live with anxiety, depression and survive the trauma of being sexually assaulted. Her next book will be her memoir, Disorderly Life, which is about how she spent more than a decade living with undiagnosed PTSD, but started to heal after finding the help she needed. Find out more at denitastevens.com.

Judith Lee Herbert, Jennifer Juneau, Linda Lerner, and Denita Stevens at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 11/23 AT 2:30 P.M.

Four Strong Women Writers

Judith Lee Herbert, Jennifer Juneau, Linda Lerner, and Denita Stevens to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, November 23, 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.

Judith Lee Herbert,
Jennifer Juneau
Linda Lerner
Denita Stevens

Saturday, November 23, @ 2:30 P.M.

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/1123117011231472/

Bios:

Judith Lee Herbert’s chapbook, Songbird, was recently published by Kelsay Books, and was previously chosen as a finalist in the Blue Light Poetry Prize and Chapbook Competition in 2017. Her poems placed in contests in 2018 at the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society and the Mid-Island Y JCC. Her poetry has appeared in three additions of the Bards Annual and in Before the Dawn 2019. Her poems have been published in print and online publications including The Ekphrastic Review, These Fragile Lilacs, First Literary Review-East, Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Review, Long Island Quarterly, and Mothering in the Middle.

Jennifer Juneau is the author of the novel ÜberChef USA (Spork Press) and the poetry collection More Than Moon (Is A Rose Press.) Her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals such as the American Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Journal, Evergreen Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Pank, Passages North, Portland Review, Seattle Review, Verse Daily and elsewhere. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Linda Lerner’s recent collection, A Dance Around the Cauldron, a prose work consisting of nine characters during the Salem witch trials brought into our own times (Lummox Press, 2017.) Previously published books: Yes, the Ducks Were Real & Takes Guts and Years Sometimes (NYQ Books (2011 and 2015). When Death is a Red Balloon, a chapbook of poems will be published by Lummox in 2019. Taking the F train forthcoming from NYQ Books. Recent acceptances: Maintenant, Gargoyle, Paterson Literary Review, Café Review, Wilderness Literary House Review, Cape Rock and Piker Press, etc. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize several times.

Denita Stevens was born and raised in Texas, but now she resides in New Jersey with her beloved Pomeranian. She is the author of Invisible Veils, a collection of poems which gives insight into what it’s like to live with anxiety, depression and survive the trauma of being sexually assaulted. Her next book will be her memoir, Disorderly Life, which is about how she spent more than a decade living with undiagnosed PTSD, but started to heal after finding the help she needed. Find out more at denitastevens.com.

FBomb NY-An evening of short fiction readings

FBomb NY-An evening of short fiction readings

Friday, March 1 from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.

KGB Bar

85 E.4th Street (off 2nd Avenue)
3rd Floor Red Room
New York, NY

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/408913176525272/

Paul Beckman’s monthly reading guest-hosted in Paul’s absence by Francine Witte

Featured Readers:
Annie Bien, A.E. Weisgerber, Ron Kolm, David Huberman, Dorothy Cantwell, and Iris N. Schwartz

Spotlight guests (reading for three minutes each) Jennifer Juneau, Susan Weiman, Linda Lerner, and Patricia Carragon.

Two drink minimum.
Come join us in this gorgeous sexycool room.

Book Review by Linda Lerner of Innocence in the Mom Egg Review

Book Review by Linda Lerner of Innocence in the Mom Egg Review

Linda Lerner, author of Yes, the Ducks Were Real (NYQ Books, 2015), did a fabulous review of my latest book, Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) in the Mom Egg Review. The Mom Egg Review, edited by Marjorie Tesser, is a journal that supports the diverse creativity of mothers and of those influenced by their mothers.


Review by Linda Lerner

In the poem “The Palace,” a child who was never conceived is trapped in a palace destroyed “in seconds” (6)–a repetitive phrase used in the poem–but “still left standing” and she becomes the central metaphor of this collection. This child “caught in between the bricks” (6)is the same one “who drew flowers and animals everywhere” until in Kindergarten “her imagination learned to stay within the lines;” (3)and it is the same child, who “like a dandelion” is playing freely outside her mother’s door—slamming disapproval when the game ends with rain beating down on her.(3)
Used in the double sense, the verbs to give birth and to imagine become synonymous.
The recurrent art theme in many of these poems works along the same lines. The artist, for now, has vanished in “Picture of Life;” the colors fade; “brushes lie unwashed / too brittle for use.”(4)

Her pictures, like the child who wasn’t conceived, never broke out onto the canvas and are lost in “inertia.” There is no birth.

Read more at:

http://momeggreview.com/2017/07/18/innocence-by-patricia-carragon/

Sam is the Brownstone Poets Mascot and “Cat “Assistant Editor

Let’s congratulate Sam, our Mascot for Brownstone Poets. He is also our “Cat” Assistant Editor. Linda Lerner is his proud mommy.


Sam is one cool cat!

Check out the wonderful spread on editorial cats on Bear Creek Haiku’s website at:


http://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2015/07/bear-creek-haiku-new-home-today-in-move.html

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