Struggle for Liberty Virtual Reading Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Required – Registration Link

Thank you Larry Robin for accepting my haiku for this anthology and will be sharing it at this event.

Kudos to David Dephy, R.Bremner, Martina McGowan, David Lawton, Robert Gibbons, Ameerah Shabazz, and more.


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: that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:

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:


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.

A Night of Poetry, Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. EST Zoom

Come enjoy the spoken words of Join me and 9 outstanding poets for a Night of Poetry with District Leader Cory Provost!
Plus Special Guests to be announced!

Date:  Friday, May 7th

Time:  7:00pm to 8:30pm EST 

Admission:  FREE (donations are accepted but not required)

No Open Mic – Featured Poets & Special Guests Only

Location:  Online via ZOOM – RSVP register at:

Please RSVP via or the below zoom registration link. 

Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Featured Poets (BIOs at bottom)

Plus Special Guests to be announced!

Come enjoy the spoken words of :

Patricia Carragon

Pauline Findlay

Roxanne Hoffman

Jerry T. Johnson

Stephanie Laterza

Martina McGowan

Carrie Magness Radna

James Dean Rivera

Ameerah Shabazz

Megha Sood

About Cory Provost:

Cory Provost is currently the Democratic State Committeeman/District Leader of the 58th Assembly District, serving the neighborhoods of East Flatbush, Brownsville, and Canarsie – holding this position since 2012.

Recently Cory served as the Brooklyn Field Director for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Prior to that Cory was elected to serve as a Presidential Delegate for Secretary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

Cory further served the residents of New York City as the Brooklyn/Caribbean-American Liaison for the Office of the New York City Comptroller.

Cory graduated from CUNY-Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Philosophy and a M.A. in Urban Policy and Administration. While completing his studies at CUNY, Cory was honored to serve as a Trustee for the University.

Poets’ Bios:

Patricia Carragon’s latest 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.

Pauline Findlay is a poet and filmmaker of short stories. This Brooklyn-based artist is the author of Mirror Images and just completed a second collection of poetry. Ms. Findlay has been featured at the “Rimes Series,” toured in Augusta, Georgia and in her spare time, enjoys being a featured chef at Enoteca Maria cooking traditional West Indian dishes as one of the “Nonna’s of the World.”

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.

Jerry T Johnson is a Poet and Spoken Word Artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary publications worldwide. His poetry collection Poets Should Not Write About Politics was selected winner of Evening Press’ 2020 Sinclair Poetry prize.

Stephanie Laterza is the author of poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials (Finishing Line Press, 2019), feminist legal thriller, The Boulevard Trial, and La Masa A Casa (The Dough at Home-An Italian-Latina Cookbook) [*Amazon Best Seller in Spanish Cooking]. Instagram: @stef3rd.

Martina McGowan, MD, poet, public speaker, activist against social, racial, sexual injustices. Author – i am the rage, (February 2021, SourceBooks). Contributor – Kevin Powell’s anthology, 2020; The Year that Changed America. Deputy Editor – The Elevation Review Magazine.

Carrie Magness Radna is a librarian at NYPL, a singer, and a poet. Her poetry collections Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) and In the blue hour (Nirala Publications) are now available on Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives in Manhattan, New York.

James Dean Rivera is an author, spoken word artist, and YouTuber who resides in Brooklyn, New York. He published his book Words From The Heart in 2018 through Lulu Publishing and Deep Thoughts in 2020 through Cyberwit Publishing.

Ameerah Shabazz has a talent for telling stories through poetry and Visual Arts. She is a teacher, writer/author/illustrator, poet, and photographer. She is the founder/facilitator of – “When Women Speak” and “When People Speak” – poetry platforms. She is the author and illustrator of Breathing Through Concrete and is featured in: Every Kinda Lady and Her Sister Pages and Philadelphia Says:Black Lives Matter poetry anthologies.

Megha Sood is an award-winning poet, editor, author from New Jersey. She is three-time state-level poetry winner and national level winner for Spring Mahogany Prize 2020. Poetry editor for Mookychick(UK), Life and Legends (USA), and a literary partner with Stanford University.