Brownstone Poets presents Bernard Block and Friends—Peter Blaxill and Joe Lobell, December 5, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

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Brownstone Poets presents Bernard Block and Friends—Peter Blaxill and Joe Lobell, December 5, 2015, 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:
 
Bernard Block
 
Peter Blaxill
 
Joe Lobell
Saturday, December 5, 2015 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. Hop Stop will no longer be available after October.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com


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BIOS:
 
 
Bernard Block published four chapbooks in the 1980s: The Quest; Prometheus Returns;  Portraits; and To Music. Born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Bernard attended Cornell University and Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Literature. He hitch-hiked to California in 1965 and lived in the Haight-Ashbury through 1967 where he gave poetry readings at the I and Thou Coffee Shop, City Lights Bookstore and anti-Vietnam war demonstrations.  He returned to NYC and studied with the poet Colette Inez in the mid ’70s. Recently he has featured at all the major spoken-word venues in NYC. In August 2014 he was invited to feature in Laugharne, South Wales in celebration of the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth. Bernard curates and hosts the Series “From Whitman to Ginsberg” at Cornelia St. Café. There have been 12 editions of this Series; the most recent was presented on September 25, 2015. All 12 editions were videotaped and can be accessed on his YouTube Channel. He has had 23 poems published in the prestigious European on-line literary journal, Levure Littéraire, #8 and #9.


Peter Blaxill is a retired theater professional, having worked on both sides of the footlights. As an actor he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway. The Kennedy Center in DC, extensively in Regional Theater, Summer Stock, you name it. He studied poetry with William Packard, Pearl London, Colette Inez, David Trinidad, and several others. He’s been featured in the poetry scene around town at The Cornelia Street Cafe, Su Polo’s Saturn series, Mike Graves’s Phoenix Series, and has been an Open-Mic Gypsy at Rimes of The Ancient Mariner for many months now. His poetry can be found in the Riverside Anthology, The Jefferson Market Anthology, and he has had poems published in The New York Quarterly.
 
 
 
Joe Lobell, Poet, Playwright Performer: multiple appearances at the Nuyorican Café, including the Proofrock Festival, Knitting Factory, and numerous other venues. Combines Urban Poetry with rock jazz and performance. Collaborated with Jazz Musician, Conductor Composer, Butch Morris on Musical Theatre Play “Fire” produced by the Medicine Show Theatre. Also with Contrabassist and Jazz Composer Joe Gallant. Performed at Numerous venues with Blues Musician Popa Chubby and collaborated with him on Poetry/Blues Play “City Opus” produced at Medicine Show, as well as producing “City Opus” Blues Rock Poetry CD with (now known as) Popa Chubby. Returning to poetry and theatre after long hiatus. 

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Featured “Silver Tongued Devils”

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Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, haiku, and the borough of Brooklyn. Her publications credits include BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, and others. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems.
For more information, please check out her websites: http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ and at https://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/.
 
 

L. R. Laverde-Hansen received his BA from Concordia College. Among his various literary endeavors, he’s completed three plays. One of them, Kill The Beast, was performed in NYC in June of 2007. He proudly says seeing actors read his words before a live audience was the most intense creative experience of his adult life and claims he almost “died of joy” right there. He’s now working on an epic Shakespearean Historical drama titled Charles XII, King of Sweden. This play has more than thirty-speaking roles, runs over a hundred pages, and will make Kill The Beast seem like a walk in the park. His only comment on this upcoming work is, “What can I say? Artists are crazy.” He’ll try to premiere a staged reading next winter.

 

 

Rachel Therres is a poet, artist, educator, and would eat ice cream every day of the year if she could. Her poetry is breaking into her most silent places, both terrifying and freeing. She co-organizes for both Suffern Poetry and NYC Urbana slam. 2015 will mark her third year competing at the National Poetry Slam. Her core beliefs are that poetry saves lives and that joy is found in mint tins filled with watercolor paint. She is a Baltimore girl in a New York world.
Photo by Mike Geffner


Peter Blaxill is a retired theater professional, having worked on both sides of the footlights. As an actor he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway. The Kennedy Center in DC, extensively in Regional Theater, Summer Stock, you name it. He studied poetry with William Packard, Pearl London, Colette Inez, David Trinidad, and several others. He’s been featured in the poetry scene around town at The Cornelia Street Cafe, Su Polo’s Saturn series, Mike Graves’s Phoenix Series, and has been an Open-Mic Gypsy at Rimes of The Ancient Mariner for many months now. His poetry can be found in the Riverside Anthology, The Jefferson Market Anthology, and he has had poems published in The New York Quarterly.

Produced and Hosted by Phillip Giambri
a.k.a “The Ancient Mariner
Associate Producer: Anthony Murphy
House Manager: Russell Atwood
For information, contact: PhillipGiambri@gmail.com