The Phoenix Reading Series, Mon, June 6, at 6:30 p.m.

I will be bringing copies of my books Meowku, Angel Fire, Urban Haiku, etc., here.

Come ye wordsmiths, bards, and lovers of spoken words to

The Phoenix Series

Swift Hibernian Lounge

34 East 4th St., New York, NY 10003

from 6 :30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hosted by Jennifer Juneau and Michael Graves

open mic

$5 donation

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The theme for this week, chosen by Jennifer Juneau’s co-host Michael Graves, is:

Random Acts of Kindness

Please support the venue by ordering their delicious pub-style food to wash it down with a drink or two.

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. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

SUSAN WEIMAN is a storyteller, writer of literary nonfiction and fiction. Her work has been published in the Paterson Literary Review, New York State Writers Institute’s Trolley HomePlaneNews.com, First Literary Review – East, City Lore – Places That Matter, Silver Tongue Devil Anthology and elsewhere. Her recent chapbook, Roommates was published by ParksidePoetsPress in 2021, and New York-ish was published by NoNet Press in 2018. She is working on a memoir collection and a third chapbook, Life in the Time of Covid.

DOROTHY CANTWELL has worked as an educator, actor and playwright. Active in NYC experimental theater in the 1980s, she was a founding member of Robin Epstein’s More Fire! Productions, and worked with many downtown theater artists in venues that ranged from the Performing Garage to Broadway. Dorothy returns to the stage occasionally, most recently in a Retrospective of Jeff Weiss’ Work at the Kitchen and in Bill Considine’s Persephone Returns. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poets Anthology, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, Poetrybay, Angel City Review, and River and South Review.

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Phœnix Reading with Ron Kolm, Amy Barone, Patricia Carragon on Sunday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

Happy National Poetry Month!

Amy Barone

Ron Kolm
Patricia Carragon

Michael Graves is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting with Ron Kohm, Amy Barone, Patricia Carragon.

Please join us to hear these amazing writers and share your work at the open mic.

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REMINDER: Michael Graves, Sarah Sarai, Francine Witte on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

REMINDER:

Michael Graves, Sarah Sarai, Francine Witte on Saturday, May 7, 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 Michael Graves, Sarah Sarai, Francine Witte on Saturday, May 7, 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.

Brownstone Poets presents:
 
Michael Graves
 
Sarah Sarai
 
Francine Witte
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 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


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

 
BIOS

Michael Graves is the author of Adam and Cain (Black Buzzard, 2006), In Fragility (Black Buzzard, 2011) and two chapbooks, Illegal Border Crosser (Cervana Barva, 2008) and Outside St. Jude’s (R. E. M. Press, 1990).  In two thousand four (2004), he received a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. Thirteen (13) of his poems appear in the James Joyce Quarterly. He has read from his poems to a gathering of the Joyce Society at the Gotham Book Mart in New York City. He is a former student of James Wright, who directed two semesters of Independent Study in Creative Writing for him.

 
 
 
 
Of Sarah Sarai’s new collection Debora Lidov wrote: “The generosity, the word play and re-play, the variations, the real world and its perpetual redemptions, the imagination’s power not to transform exactly, but to reveal, which is transforming, make Geographies of Soul and Taffeta (Indolent Books), a rewarding read.” Sarai’s poems have been published in Painted Bride Quarterly, Boston Review, Threepenny Review, The Collagist, and many other journals. She has written essays about spirit guides and selling marijuana while in high school, holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and is thinking of getting a schnauzer. Check out Sarah Sarai at http://www.indolentbooks.com/bookstore/
 
 
 
 
Francine Witte is the author of the poetry chapbooks Only, Not Only (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and First Rain (Pecan Grove Press, 2009), winner of the Pecan Grove Press competition, and the flash fiction chapbooks Cold June (Ropewalk Press), selected by Robert Olen Butler as the winner of the 2010 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, and The Wind Twirls Everything (MuscleHead Press). Her poem “My Dead Florida Mother Meets Gandhi” is the first prize winner of the 2015 Slippery Elm poetry award. She has been nominated seven times for a pushcart prize in poetry and once for fiction. She is an avid iphoneographer. A former English teacher, Francine lives in New York.

Michael Graves, Sarah Sarai, Francine Witte on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Michael Graves, Sarah Sarai, Francine Witte on Saturday, May 7, 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 Michael Graves, Sarah Sarai, Francine Witte on Saturday, May 7, 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.

Brownstone Poets presents:
 
Michael Graves
 
Sarah Sarai
 
Francine Witte
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 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-MicCurated by Patricia Carragon

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/
en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

 
BIOS

Michael Graves is the author of Adam and Cain (Black Buzzard, 2006), In Fragility (Black Buzzard, 2011) and two chapbooks, Illegal Border Crosser (Cervana Barva, 2008) and Outside St. Jude’s (R. E. M. Press, 1990).  In two thousand four (2004), he received a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. Thirteen (13) of his poems appear in the James Joyce Quarterly. He has read from his poems to a gathering of the Joyce Society at the Gotham Book Mart in New York City. He is a former student of James Wright, who directed two semesters of Independent Study in Creative Writing for him.

 
 
 
 
Of Sarah Sarai’s new collection Debora Lidov wrote: “The generosity, the word play and re-play, the variations, the real world and its perpetual redemptions, the imagination’s power not to transform exactly, but to reveal, which is transforming, make Geographies of Soul and Taffeta (Indolent Books), a rewarding read.” Sarai’s poems have been published in Painted Bride Quarterly, Boston Review, Threepenny Review, The Collagist, and many other journals. She has written essays about spirit guides and selling marijuana while in high school, holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and is thinking of getting a schnauzer. Check out Sarah Sarai at http://www.indolentbooks.com/bookstore/
 
 
 
 
Francine Witte is the author of the poetry chapbooks Only, Not Only (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and First Rain (Pecan Grove Press, 2009), winner of the Pecan Grove Press competition, and the flash fiction chapbooks Cold June (Ropewalk Press), selected by Robert Olen Butler as the winner of the 2010 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, and The Wind Twirls Everything (MuscleHead Press). Her poem “My Dead Florida Mother Meets Gandhi” is the first prize winner of the 2015 Slippery Elm poetry award. She has been nominated seven times for a pushcart prize in poetry and once for fiction. She is an avid iphoneographer. A former English teacher, Francine lives in New York.