Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Jason Smartwood, Kim Brandon, Prince A. McNally, Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m. EST

You’re invited to Brownstone Poets, the last Saturday of the month,

Saturday, February 25 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

for our next installment of Brownstone Poets with our rockstar features:

Jason Smartwood, aka Buttered Roll

Kim Brandon

Prince A.McNally

$5 ticket purchase and advance registration required.

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. https://fb.me/e/2yAD2iU8S

Visit our FB event page at https://fb.me/e/2mW4wt096 or DM @herbf533 or @patriciacarragon for the how tos. Please sign up early to secure a first come first serve slot at our open.

Looking forward to seeing you at our February reading!

Bios:

Buttered Roll (he/his/him) is a self-taught poet, painter, performer, and not-so-complex carbohydrate who resides in Hoboken, NJ. “Exile in Orange,” Buttered Roll’s first solo visual art show, took place at SMUSH Gallery, from March 2021 through May 2021. https://www.smushgallery.com/exileinorange. Buttered Roll released his first book Quarantine: Solo, in August 2020. Buttered Roll’s poetry has been published in Soup Can Magazine, The Esthetic Apostle, and Breadcrumbs Magazine. Buttered Roll has been a featured reader at Pine Barrens Jam, great weather for MEDIA, WAYE reading series, and Backroom Broadsides. Buttered Roll’s second book, Disjecta Dismembra, was self-published on September 22, 2022.

Kim Brandon is a poet, artist, activist, and storyteller. Her work has been included in stage performances, anthologies, and journals. This year, her work was included in Peregrine’s Black Poets Speak collection. She is a 2021 Brooklyn Poets’ Poet of the Week and a VONA alumnus. She has attended Wild Seed retreats and Cave Canem Writers workshops. She is the founder of Brooklyn Society Writers group and the host of writing workshops for people of color. This year her work centers on the revolutionary power of Black love. She is hoping to publish her first poetry collection Red Honey in 2023.

Prince A. McNally is a widely published teaching poet and spoken word artist, who facilitates workshops for kids in crisis through schools and outreach programs, utilizing poetry and creative writing as a means of expression and self-discovery. His poems have appeared in numerous literary publications and anthologies, such as Boog City, Spill Words, Tuck Magazine, Dissident Voice, Jerry Jazz Musician, and The Blue Mountain Review, to name a few. He is a recipient of a Poets and Writer’s Grant and has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Poetry Prize. He currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Patricia Carragon and Roxanne Hoffman live and in person for at the next installment of The East Village Wordsmiths Literary Salon, Tuesday, January 24 at 8 p.m.

Join Patricia Carragon and Roxanne Hoffman live and in person for at the next installment of The East Village Wordsmiths Literary Salon, this coming Tuesday, January 24th, from 8PM to 9PM at Book Club, “the boozy bookstore” in NYC.

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Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Ketriana Yvonne, Christine Weimer, and DFaye Anderson, Sat, January 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom welcomes another year of poetry:

Saturday, January 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our January features are:

Ketriana Yvonnne

Christine Weimer

DFaye Anderson

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. https://fb.me/e/2yAD2iU8S

Looking forward to seeing you at our January reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:

Bios:

Ketriana Yvonne is a poet and author of Sequin Soul Poetry from the Spirit. She is the host and producer of the Brooklyn Free Speech, First Amendment Award Winning Show The Ketriana Yvonne Show. Ketriana Yvonne has featured for the Ft Green Park Conservancy Fundraiser “The Fling” and the Ft. Greene Park  Conservancy Poetry Festival. She is a Ft. Greene Member of the Intergenerational Community Arts Council and served as panelist for the 2022 Brooklyn Arts Council Music Grants. Ketriana featured for The Share with the Myrtle Ave Partnership and has been featured on podcasts and BRIC TV. She was the winner of the 2019 TrulyBrooklyn.com contest. “Dear Brooklyn,” which has become her signature poem. She is a member of the Society of Old Brooklynites. She writes as Spiritwriter on Allpoetry.com.com and was featured in their anthology Circular Whispers. She has led virtual poetry workshops for New York Writers Coalition and her own  group “The Sequin Soul Spirit Writing Group” and hosts Janeswalk.org virtual writing workshops. Ketriana Yvonne is a poet writing for change and to be an inspiration to the world. She is Ketrianabelove on Twitter and Instagram.

Christine Weimer is an award-winning author, publisher, creative copywriter, and spoken-word artist from Queens, New York. She is honing all the guts and glory of motherhood while promoting and supporting women writers as the Editor-in-Chief of Our Galaxy Publishing.

Christine is the author of three poetry collections; Tainted Lionheart, which won the Gold Medal Poetry Award for Readers’ Favorite 2021, I Got to Know Nature, and Claiming the Throne. Her most recent work is published in The Order of Us and Venus Rising anthologies and Sunflower Station Press literary magazine. She is also the Publishing Advisor for Gearing Towards Engineering Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the importance of STEM education to today’s youth.

Born in Bronzeville, Chicago, DFaye Anderson now calls Brooklyn home. A theater artist, former educator, and filmmaker, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY and has performed her poetry and short fiction in parks, bars, schools, theaters, and parlors across New York State. The PotLuck Poets, a collective she formed in 2019, met the challenge of isolation from COVID by presenting free shows via Zoom. She is an AUDELCO nominee in directing, and her work is published in the anthology NOMMO: A Literary Legacy of Black Chicago (1967-1987) and MERGE Literary magazine.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Ketriana Yvonne, Christine Weimer, and DFaye Anderson, Sat, January 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom welcomes another year of poetry:

Saturday, January 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our January features are:

Ketriana Yvonnne

Christine Weimer

DFaye Anderson

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. https://fb.me/e/2yAD2iU8S

Looking forward to seeing you at our January reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:

Bios:

Ketriana Yvonne is a poet and author of Sequin Soul Poetry from the Spirit. She is the host and producer of the Brooklyn Free Speech, First Amendment Award Winning Show The Ketriana Yvonne Show. Ketriana Yvonne has featured for the Ft Green Park Conservancy Fundraiser “The Fling” and the Ft. Greene Park  Conservancy Poetry Festival. She is a Ft. Greene Member of the Intergenerational Community Arts Council and served as panelist for the 2022 Brooklyn Arts Council Music Grants. Ketriana featured for The Share with the Myrtle Ave Partnership and has been featured on podcasts and BRIC TV. She was the winner of the 2019 TrulyBrooklyn.com contest. “Dear Brooklyn,” which has become her signature poem. She is a member of the Society of Old Brooklynites. She writes as Spiritwriter on Allpoetry.com.com and was featured in their anthology Circular Whispers. She has led virtual poetry workshops for New York Writers Coalition and her own  group “The Sequin Soul Spirit Writing Group” and hosts Janeswalk.org virtual writing workshops. Ketriana Yvonne is a poet writing for change and to be an inspiration to the world. She is Ketrianabelove on Twitter and Instagram.

Christine Weimer is an award-winning author, publisher, creative copywriter, and spoken-word artist from Queens, New York. She is honing all the guts and glory of motherhood while promoting and supporting women writers as the Editor-in-Chief of Our Galaxy Publishing.

Christine is the author of three poetry collections; Tainted Lionheart, which won the Gold Medal Poetry Award for Readers’ Favorite 2021, I Got to Know Nature, and Claiming the Throne. Her most recent work is published in The Order of Us and Venus Rising anthologies and Sunflower Station Press literary magazine. She is also the Publishing Advisor for Gearing Towards Engineering Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the importance of STEM education to today’s youth.

Born in Bronzeville, Chicago, DFaye Anderson now calls Brooklyn home. A theater artist, former educator, and filmmaker, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY and has performed her poetry and short fiction in parks, bars, schools, theaters, and parlors across New York State. The PotLuck Poets, a collective she formed in 2019, met the challenge of isolation from COVID by presenting free shows via Zoom. She is an AUDELCO nominee in directing, and her work is published in the anthology NOMMO: A Literary Legacy of Black Chicago (1967-1987) and MERGE Literary magazine.

More Publication News for 2022

Jerry Jazz Musician, Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Some happy news on this grim and cold day. Thank you so much Joe Maita for publishing “All the Way,” in Jerry Jazz Musician.

https://jerryjazzmusician.com/all-the-way-a-poem-inspired-by-billie-holiday-by-patricia-carragon/

Jerry Jazz Musician, Tuesday, December 9, 2022

What a nice surprise that “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” is part of Two poets…inspired by Sinatra:

Two poets…inspired by Sinatra

Jerry Jazz Musician A Collection of Jazz Poetry — Fall/Winter, 2022-23 Edition, December 16, 2022

Thank you Joe Maita for accepting “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “The Blues Haiku” in the Fall/ Winter edition of Jerry Jazz Musician. Kudos to Russell DuPont Ronald P. Bremner Phil Linz Amy Barone Geer Austin Moe Seager Carrie Magness Radna Marilyn Mohr

A Collection of Jazz Poetry — Fall/Winter, 2022-23 Edition

The Red Wheelbarrow #15 Anthology

Thank you The Red Wheelbarrow Poets Gang of Six:

Moira OBrien Frank Rubino Arthur Russell Claudia Serea Anton Yakovlev Don Zirilli for publishing my pantoum, “Tomorrow Is My Turn” in The Red Wheelbarrow 15 anthology. Kudos to my friends, Roxanne HoffmanRonald P. BremnerAustin AlexisAmy BaroneMark F FogartyDavidson GarrettPatrick Thomas HammerBarbara HallChristopher BogartRon KolmDon KriegerSusanna Lorber LeeErmira MitreZorida MohammedRick MullinDimitri ReyesClaudia SereaArthur RussellAnton YakovlevDon ZirilliDanny ShotFrank RubinoJennifer Poteet John Jay Trause George Wallace etc.

The Avocet Summer and Fall editions

Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano and Editor Emeritis, Peter Leverich

for publishing these haiku:

in the Summer Issue:

Monarch butterflies

find wisteria refuge

from attentive cats

Saturday sunshine

escape to Coney Island

hot sand in sneakers

cicadas return

serenade this quiet street

crickets sing-a-long

in the Fall issue:

harvest moon

summer’s hot breath

refuses to leave

racoon climbs tree

squirrels in danger

acorns bounce off cars

early October

like the temperature

I wait for change

leaves crunch

melodies meander

into the mist

CCNY’s Poetry In Performance 50th Anniversary Issue 2022

Thank you Pamela LaskinGregory CrosbyBarry Wallenstein for publishing my haiku series, “Babyn Yar in Tears”in CCNY’s Poetry in Performance 50th Anniversary Anthology.

Congrats to Pamela LaskinGregory CrosbyBarry WallensteinRobert GibbonsMaryam S Alikhani Estha Weiner Charles J. ButlerJan Castro

Bob HolmanSteven Koenig Richard Levine Ellen LytleRichard Jeffrey Newman Alicia Ostriker Eve PackerThaddeus Rutkowski Ilka Scobie Sparrow X. CarterJeff Wright

‘Spillwords Halloween’ #SpillwordsHalloween – Thursday, October 27, 2022

Thank you Dagmara K. of Spillwords for posting my Halloween Catku:

Brevitas 19 2022, Anthology of the Short Poem

Happy to share my work in Brevitas anthology. Thx Brevitas team Amy Barone Esther Cohen Flash Rosenberg Steve Zeitlin Ron Kolm Carolyn Wells.

Mankh’s Haiku Calendar 2023

Thank you Mankh for the honor of publishing my haiku and photo. Kudos to the following contributors:

    2023 Haiku Calendar (Allbook Books)

Nancy Abraham, Greg Alexander, Bill Batcher, Dean Blehert, Cliff Bleidner, Elena Botts,
v.j.calone (Vincent J. Calone), Paula Camacho, Chris Clendenin, Jeanne Clendenin,
Dr. Nicole Noles Collins, Lynn Cooper, Betsey Dickerson, A.i. Firefly, Adam D. Fisher,
Lynn M. Fornuff, David Fox, tiokasin ghosthorse, Nowick Gray, Geneva L. Hagar,
Barbara Harris, Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), Patrice Hasbrook, Linda Marie Hilton,
J Holgado, Bill Kenney, Maria Manobianco, Sheila Mardenfeld, Roberta A. McQueen,
Linda Ranieri Melodia, A. Molotkov, Onan Musoy, Pir, Seth Pollock, Evan Pritchard,
Tony Quagliano, James Thomas Romano, Narges Rothermel, Laura Ruby, Will Ryder,
Robert Savino, Stuart Schaeffer, Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher, Barbara Segal, Patti Tana,
Anne Marie Tognella, J R (Judy) Turek, JR Vork, Margarette Wahl, Kay J. Wight,
Max Wilbert, Dakota Yazzie, Jack Zaffos

Bear Creek Haiku, #185 November 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen of Bear Creek Haiku. Kudos to James Penha and Mary Jo Balistreri.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot December 18, 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen of Bear Creek Haiku for publishing my haiku. Kudos to Kelley Jean White’s Hannah, Mo, and Sassy!, Cathy Porter, John McDonald, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Picasso, Peggy Dugan French, and t. kilgore splake!

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/12/poets-patricia-carragon-kelley-jean.html

Bear Creak Haiku , #186, December 2022

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen of Bear Creek Haiku for publishing my haiku. Kudos to Mary Jo Balistreri

When Women Speak Poetry Anthology: Volume 1 Paperback – November 22, 2022

Honored to have my poems, “I Fall in Love Too Easily” and “Smooth Operator,” in this new anthology edited by Ameerah Shabazz.-Bilal. Shout outs to Ameerah Shabazz.-Bilal, Roxanne Hoffman, Carrie Magness Radna, Julie Bolt, Crystal Davis, Megha Sood, Susan Justiniano, Talena Lachelle Queen, Amy Barone, Hilary Sideris Dorothy Friedman August, Lindsay Holeman, et al.

Oddball Magazine The Christmas Wars, December 21, 2022

Excited that my “Un-Christmas Kittyku” is part of Oddball Magazine’s The Christmas Wars for December 21, 2022. Thank you Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright.

Libretto Magazine, Issue 8, December 30, 2022

Thank you editors for publishing my poem, “I Got You Under My Skin,” in Libretto Issue 8, Departure.

Lit Balm: The Clockwise Cat Show Presented by Alison Ross, Saturday January 7 at 5 p.m. EST on Zoom

Lit Balm: An interactive Livestream Reading Series on Zoom

Saturday, January 7 at 5 p.m. EST

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/461603228

The January 7, 2023 episode of Lit Balm will be the Clockwise Cat show, presented by editor Alison Ross. It will feature Marie Lecrivain, Karen Neuberg, Patricia Carragon, Giorgia Pavlidou, Heller Levinson, and John Olson. As always, we’ll begin with poems from our hosts and end with an open mic.

Hosted by Marc Vincenz, Cassandra Atherton, Jonathan Penton

Give the Gift of Poetry for the Holidays- Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology on Amazon.com

Give the gift of poetry for the Holidays. The latest anthology from Brownstone Poets is a work of art with beautiful poetry and photography. All for $16.

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices across the U.S. and the world.

We would like to thank this year’s 59 reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.

We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and Maria Lisella as this year’s guest poet.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B5KP3BHL

Product details

Cost : $16

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B5KP3BHL
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (July 8, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 108 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8822187795
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.26 x 11 inches

Brownstone Poets on Hiatus – Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets
May the season bring peace of mind, joy, hope, and inspiration!

Come back on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 2
 p.m on Zoom

to hear: Ketriana Yvonne, Christine Weimer, DFaye Anderson 

Stay safe, my friends!

First snow

falling

on the half-finished bridge

Matsuo Bashō

Brownstone Poets Anthology Event this Saturday!

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Our Brownstone Poets Annual Anthology Celebration is only a few days away. Please join us this Saturday, December 3, from 2 on to 4:30 pm ET. Your $5 contribution helps support the publication of our 2023 anthology and guarantees you a 3-minute spot at our open mic (for poetry) at this event.

Our spotlight readers are:

Megha Sood

Zev Torres

Harvey Soss

Mireya Perez

David Dephy Thank you, David, for this beautiful photo of Brooklyn Bridge!

Bruce E. Whitacre

Crystal Crustl Davis

Steven Koenig

Jeff Cottrill

Ken Holland

Jack Cooper

Rescue Poetix

Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Please follow these directions, completing all the steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the Zoom meeting. Everyone is automatically signed up for the open. Note the order of the open reading 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:

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 December reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:

https://fb.me/e/3geIWCIeD

DM @herbf533 or @patriciacarragon for more info or for assistance registering. #brownstonepoets #readingseries #anthology #poetryfriends #poetrycommunity #literaryevent #booklaunch #bookparty #openmic #zoomevent

Bios for Spotlight Readers:

Megha Sood is a Pushcart-nominated poet, author, editor, and blogger; a poetry editor at MookyChick (UK), Life and Legends (USA), Brownstone Poets (2022); a partner in “Life in Quarantine,” Stanford University, USA, 2020, a National Level Winner and Recipient of 2020 Poet Fellowship (Martha’s Institute of Creative Writing). Website https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/.

Zev Torres’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications including the Rainbow Project, Otherwise Engaged, NYC From the Inside, and Brownstone Poets’ 2010-2021 Anthologies. “Left Unsaid,” is the third poem in a trilogy following Another Side of the Story (Kitchen Sink Magazine (2021) and Rites of Passage (Maintenant 15 (2021).

Harvey Sosss has been writing for several years now and won Writer’s Diget poetry prize awards in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Poems of his have been published in conjunction with the University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize (2016), Shabda Press’ Nuclear Impact anthology and elsewhere here and abroad.

Mireya Perez-Bustillo’s poetry searches for that “other voice” expressed through entrapment and oppression. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, and IRP Voices, among others.

David Dephy, a Georgian/American award-winning poet named as A Literature Luminary by Bowery Poetry, The Stellar Poet by Voices of Poetry, The Incomparable Poet by Statorec, A Brilliant Grace by Headline Poetry & Press, and An Extremely Unique Poetic Voice by Cultural Daily. He lives and works in New York.

Bruce E. Whitacre’s work has been published in American Journal of Poetry, Poets Wear Prada, and World Literature Today, among others. His poems are included in The Strategic Poet by Diane Lockward, and the anthologies Brownstone Poets 2021 and I Want to be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe.

Crystal Crustl Davis is a multidisciplinary, mixed media artist, freelance writer, and social media marketer. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ she is the creator at Crystal Letters, and Co-Founder of OpenRoad Poetry. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and craft through art and writing. www.crystalletters.com. IG: @crystallettersofficial.

Steven Koenig is a Brooklyn-born and bred poet, educator, music journalist, and activist. His poems have appeared in Brooklyn Day of the Poet, Poetry in Performance, Sensations, and Diseased Pariah News. His music writing has appeared in LaFolia.com, Perfect Sound Forever, AllAboutJazz.com, and Signal to Noise.

Jeff Cottrill is a novelist, poet, journalist, and spoken-word artist based in Toronto. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. Jeff has authored four chapbooks and recorded three CDs, and his debut novel, Hate Story, is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Ken Holland, an award-winning poet, has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize, and has had work widely published in such journals as Rattle, Tulane Review, Southwest Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Tar River, as well as several anthologies. He lives and breathes in Fishkill, New York. www.kenhollandpoet.com.

Jack Cooperr is the creator of These Are Aphorithms (http://aphorithms.blogspot.com). His work has appeared widely, in print and online, including Brownstone Poets 2013 and 2021. “Slouching Toward Bushwick,” a collection of his Brooklyn poems, is forthcoming soon from Poets Wear Prada. He lives in Paris.

Rescue Poetix aka Susan Justiniano, is the first Puerto Rican woman Poet Laureate of Jersey City, N.J. As a globally published and performing poet, she has over fifty original poems set to music under her professional artist brand RescuePoetix™. She is an arts advocate deeply involved in the arts community.

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom, Sat, December 3 at 2 p.m.

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2022 Anthology Celebration on Zoom

Saturday, December 3, 2022

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST

Our spotlight features are:

Megha Sood

Zev Torres

Harvey Soss

Mireya Pérez-Bustillo

David Dephy

Bruce E. Whitacre

Crystal Crusti Davis

Steven Koenig

Jeff Cottrill

Ken Holland

Jack Cooper

Rescue Poetix

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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 December reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS 

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices across the U.S. and the world. We would like to thank this year’s 59 reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible. We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and Maria Lisella as this year’s guest poet. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.

Bios:


Megha Sood
 is a Pushcart-nominated poet, author, editor, and blogger; a poetry editor at MookyChick (UK), Life and Legends (USA), Brownstone Poets (2022); a partner in “Life in Quarantine,” Stanford University, USA, 2020, a National Level Winner and Recipient of 2020 Poet Fellowship (Martha’s Institute of Creative Writing). Website https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/.

Zev Torres’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications including the Rainbow Project, Otherwise Engaged, NYC From the Inside, and Brownstone Poets’ 2010-2021 Anthologies. “Left Unsaid,” is the third poem in a trilogy following Another Side of the Story (Kitchen Sink Magazine (2021) and Rites of Passage (Maintenant 15 (2021).

Harvey Soss has been writing for several years now and won Writer’s Diget poetry prize awards in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Poems of his have been published in conjunction with the University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize (2016), Shabda Press’ Nuclear Impact anthology and elsewhere here and abroad.

Mireya Perez-Bustillo’s poetry searches for that “other voice” expressed through entrapment and oppression. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, and IRP Voices, among others.

David Dephy, a Georgian/American award-winning poet named as A Literature Luminary by Bowery Poetry, The Stellar Poet by Voices of Poetry, The Incomparable Poet by Statorec, A Brilliant Grace by Headline Poetry & Press, and An Extremely Unique Poetic Voice by Cultural Daily. He lives and works in New York.

Bruce E. Whitacre’s work has been published in American Journal of Poetry, Poets Wear Prada, and World Literature Today, among others. His poems are included in The Strategic Poet by Diane Lockward, and the anthologies Brownstone Poets 2021 and I Want to be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe.

Crystal Crustl Davis is a multidisciplinary, mixed media artist, freelance writer, and social media marketer. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ she is the creator at Crystal Letters, and Co-Founder of OpenRoad Poetry. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and craft through art and writing. www.crystalletters.com. IG: @crystallettersofficial.

Steven Koenig is a Brooklyn-born and bred poet, educator, music journalist, and activist. His poems have appeared in Brooklyn Day of the Poet, Poetry in Performance, Sensations, and Diseased Pariah News. His music writing has appeared in LaFolia.com, Perfect Sound Forever, AllAboutJazz.com, and Signal to Noise.

Jeff Cottrill is a novelist, poet, journalist, and spoken-word artist based in Toronto. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. Jeff has authored four chapbooks and recorded three CDs, and his debut novel, Hate Story, is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Ken Holland, an award-winning poet, has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize, and has had work widely published in such journals as Rattle, Tulane Review, Southwest Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Tar River, as well as several anthologies. He lives and breathes in Fishkill, New York. www.kenhollandpoet.com.

Jack Cooperr is the creator of These Are Aphorithms (http://aphorithms.blogspot.com). His work has appeared widely, in print and online, including Brownstone Poets 2013 and 2021. “Slouching Toward Bushwick,” a collection of his Brooklyn poems, is forthcoming soon from Poets Wear Prada. He lives in Paris.

Rescue Poetix aka Susan Justiniano, is the first Puerto Rican woman Poet Laureate of Jersey City, N.J. As a globally published and performing poet, she has over fifty original poems set to music under her professional artist brand RescuePoetix™. She is an arts advocate deeply involved in the arts community.