REMINDER: Brownstone Poets Annual Anthology Reading on Zoom

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology Celebration

Saturday, November 27, 2021

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

Our November features are:

Susana H, Case
Jack Cooper
Ron Kolm
Bruce Whittacre
David Dephy
Mireya Perez
Jeff Cottrill
Zev Torres
Yuyutsu Sharma
Austin Alexis

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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 43 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 Yuko Otomo 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. 

Please follow directions below, completing both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic 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. 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 November reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom-Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, Arden Levine, Sat, July 31 – 2p.m. to 4:30p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, July 31
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 
Our July 31 features are:
Tamara J. MadisonJennifer Franklin Arden Levine 
Plus a limited Open Mic. 

Please follow directions below, completing  both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic 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 program.

Our July features are Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, and Arden Levine. 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/3wzsILg

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 July reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/3hwJiYb

Bios

Tamara J. Madison
Tamara J. Madison is an author, poet, editor, and instructor. Her critical and creative works have been recorded, produced, and published in various journals, magazines, exhibits, podcasts, and anthologies.  Her most recent poetry collection Threed, This Road Not Damascus was published by Trio House Press (May 2019).

Jennifer Franklin
Jennifer Franklinhas published two full-length collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her work has been published in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review,  BlackbirdBoston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMALove’s Executive OrderThe Nation, Paris Review, poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She teaches in Manhattanville’s MFA program. For the past seven years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she runs the reading series, serves as Program Director, and co-edits Slapering Hol Press. She lives in New York City. Her website is jenniferfranklinpoet.com.

Arden LevineArden Levine is the author of Ladies’ Abecedary (Harbor Editions, 2021). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Sixth Finch, and other journals, and have been featured in AGNI Online, The Missouri Review’s Poem-of-the-Week, WNYC’s Radiolab,and American Life in Poetry (selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser). Arden is a Foundation Board Member at Beloit Poetry Journal, a former Assistant Editor at Epiphany Magazine, and a Best of the Net nominee. She lives in New York City, where her daily work focuses on housing affordability, homelessness prevention, and equitable community development.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklyn, Arden Levine Saturday, July 31 from 2:0 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, July 31
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST


Our July 31 features are:


Tamara J. Madison

Jennifer Franklin

Arden Levine


Plus a limited Open Mic.

Please follow directions below, completing  both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic 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 program.

Our July features are Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, and Arden Levine. 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/3wzsILg

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 July reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/3hwJiYb

Bios

Tamara J. Madison


Tamara J. Madison is an author, poet, editor, and instructor. Her critical and creative works have been recorded, produced, and published in various journals, magazines, exhibits, podcasts, and anthologies. Her most recent poetry collection Threed, This Road Not Damascus was published by Trio House Press (May 2019).

Jennifer Franklin


Jennifer Franklinhas published two full-length collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her work has been published in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMA, Love’s Executive Order, The Nation, Paris Review, poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She teaches in Manhattanville’s MFA program. For the past seven years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she runs the reading series, serves as Program Director, and co-edits Slapering Hol Press. She lives in New York City. Her website is jenniferfranklinpoet.com.

Arden Levine

Arden Levine is the author of Ladies’ Abecedary (Harbor Editions, 2021). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Sixth Finch, and other journals, and have been featured in AGNI Online, The Missouri Review’s Poem-of-the-Week, WNYC’s Radiolab,and American Life in Poetry (selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser). Arden is a Foundation Board Member at Beloit Poetry Journal, a former Assistant Editor at Epiphany Magazine, and a Best of the Net nominee. She lives in New York City, where her daily work focuses on housing affordability, homelessness prevention, and equitable community development.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Tish Camp, Jack Cooper, Moe Seager, Saturday, June 26 at 2 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, June 26 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our June 26 features are:

Tish Camp

Jack Cooper

Moe Seager

Plus a limited open mic.

$5 Contribution

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 directions below, completing both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic 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 program.

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/2TSYMfP

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 June reading!

For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/3zkxRd0

BIOS:

Tish Camp


Tish Camp – London born Trinidadian / Irish feminist published poet, artist and theatre maker. She performs internationally and consciously. She is lipstick, boots, politics, and verse! Nominated for 2019 Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, she won a Paper Nations 2020 commission as a marginalised writer for South West England. Featured and performed across UK, Ireland, Paris, Nashville, Australia, New York at poetry events – ‘Write and Release’, ‘Raised Voices’, UN Stand up Against Racism, – ‘Itch it Out’ Glasgow, ‘They Call Me Mitch’, San Francisco, The Word is Write Albuquerque, New Mexico and at San Francisco’s longest running poetry venue, ‘Sacred Grounds’.

Jack Cooper

John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper is the creator of These Are Aphorithms (http://aphorithms.blogspot.com), author of Ten (Poets Wear Prada, 2012), Ten … more (Poets Wear Prada, 2016), and translator of Wax Women, with French texts of the original poems by Jean-Pierre Lemesle(International Art Office: Paris, 1985). His work has appeared widely, in print and online, including (not so long ago) Brownstone Poets 2013. “Slouching Toward Bushwick,” a collection of his Brooklyn poems, is forthcoming soon from Poets Wear Prada. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he is editor and co-publisher of Poets Wear Prada, a small press based in Hoboken, New Jersey. He lives in Paris.

Moe Seager


Moe Seager (Paris Calling)is a poet and Jazz & blues vocalist who sings his poems on stages in Paris, New York and elsewhere and has recorded 2 jazz poetry c.d.s. Seager founded and hosts Angora Poets (Paris) World Caffé, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Paris and was one of the founders of le Fédération des Poètes Paris. Seager has read his work on National Public Radio Weekend Edition, Europe 1 radio Paris and Radio Nova Paris. Seager was a founding member of WYEP fm Pittsburgh, 1973. He has collections of poetry and currently publishes with Onslaught press, Oxford, U.K. @ Amazon.com. His works are translated in French, Italian, Russian and Arabic.

Other poetry collections are issued from the French Ministry of Culture, Dream Bearers,1990. One World, Cairo Press in Arabic translation, 2004. We Want Everything in French translation, les Temps des Cirises, Paris, 1994. Perhaps, La Maison de la Poésie, Grenoble, France, 2006. Fishermen and Pool Sharks Busking editions, London, 1992. Seager won a Golden Quill Award (USA) for investigative journalism, In Pittsburgh Weekly. weekly1989 and received an International Human Rights award from the Zepp foundation, 1990 for his war correspondence.

Reminder Brownstone Poets on Zoom Mike Jurkovic, David Francis, Ken Holland, Sat, May 26 2 pm to 4:30 pm

Reminder 

Brownstone Poets on Zoom:


Mike Jurkovic

David Francis

Ken Holland

Saturday, May 29

2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Please follow directions below, completing both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic 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 program.

Our May features are Mike Jurkovic, David Francis, and Ken Holland. 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/3bhQyDs

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 May reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1m44bWGeE

Bios:

Mike Jurkovic

 

Mike Jurkovic 2016 Pushcart nominee, poetry and musical criticism have appeared in over 500 magazines and periodicals worldwide with little reportable income.

Recent full length collections: AmericanMental, (Luchador Press 2020)Blue Fan Whirring (Nirala Press, 2018) President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, Beacon, NY. 

Reviews appear online at All About Jazz and Lightwoodpress. He hopes to soon return to hosting his Tuesday Night Jazz Sanctuary 

program from 7-10PM on WOOC 103.5 in Troy, NY.

He loves Emily most of all.

David Francis


Born in Houston, David Francis has lived in London, Buenos Aires, and New
York.  He has produced six music albums, one of poetry, Always/Far, a chapbook
of lyrics and drawings, and Poems from Argentina (Kelsay Books).  In 2008 the
publication of his essay “Utterance and Hum: The Difference between Poem and
Song” led to a reading/lecture tour of the UK.  He has written and directed
the autobiographical films Village Folksinger (2013) and Memory Journey
(2018).  His verse and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and
anthologies.  Mr. Francis is working on his second collection. 
www.davidfrancismusic.com

 Ken Holland

An award-winning poet, Ken Holland just received his second and third nominations for the Pushcart Prize. He’s had work widely published in such journals as Rattle, Southwest Review, The Cortland Review and Poetry East. Recent publication in The Carolina Quarterly, Chariton Review and The American Journal of Poetry, with poetry forthcoming in Confrontation, Pinyon, San Pedro River Review and Main Street Rag among others. His poems have also been included in a number of anthologies, and is currently engaged in logging in various rejections of his first chapbook. He lives in the mid-Hudson Valley.

The Poet’s, Writer’s & Storyteller’s Virtual Poet’s Stage – Event IV

The Poet’s, Writer’s & Storyteller’s Virtual Poet’s Stage – Event IV

The Poet’s, Writer’s & Storyteller’s Virtual Poet’s Stage – Event IV
(formerly: The “As We Keep Our Distance” Stage)Join us online -AGAIN- as we present 3 outstanding Poets who will be featuring at this online event.

Date: Sunday, May 24th, 2020
Time: 4:00PM EDT to 6:00PM EDT
21 years and over please

Admission: FREE

Location: YOU MUST REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE FOR

ADMISSION:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-poets-writers-storytellers-virtual-poets-stage-event-iv-tickets-105087178580

FEATURED POETS:

—Madeline Artenberg: Poet, Author, New York, NY

—Patricia Carragon: Poet, Author, Editor/Host Brownstone Poets, Brooklyn, NY

—Susana H. Case: Poet, Author, New York, NY

Hosted by Jerry T Johnson

There is a 15 Slot Poetry Open Mic (Poetry Only for this one)

– SELECT OPEN MIC admission in EVENTBRITEPOET

BIOs

MADELINE ARTENBERG

Before falling for poetry, Madeline Artenberg was a photojournalist and street theatre performer. Her work has appeared in many publications, such as Rattle and international magazine, The POET. She won Lyric Recovery and Poetry Forum prizes and was semi-finalist in Margie, The American Journal of Poetry contest.

PATRICIA CARRAGON

Patricia Carragon latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles, and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. Ms. Carragon hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology and is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn.

SUSANA H. CASE
Susana H. Case is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Dead Shark on the N Train in 2020 from Broadstone Books. (Available from BroadstoneBooks.com) Drugstore Blue (Five Oaks Press) won an IPPY Award in 2019. She is also the author of five chapbooks, two of which won poetry prizes

First Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Book Event

“The Egg,” collage by Bob Heman
“The Egg,” collage by Bob Heman

First Brownstone Poets 2019 Anthology Book EventA Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets fromBrownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights
Saturday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m. 

Park Plaza Restaurant220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201718-596-5900

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St.   A, C to High St.  4, 5 to Borough Hall

Facebook Event :

https://www.facebook.com/events/391841814877302/


On sale for $12 

For contributors: $8 Contributor copy, $10 for additional copies

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. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-nine 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 David Austell as this year’s guest poet.We mourn the passing of Gil Fagiani, who was a translator, essayist, short-story writer, poet, and friend, and have dedicated a section in his memory.This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings.
Planning on events at the Mulberry Street Library in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope, etc.  Stay tuned . . .

REMINDER:

Stephanie Laterza, Richard Levine, Carl Rosenstock, Harvey Preston Soss at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 2/23 at 2:30 p.m.

Four amazing poets Stephanie Laterza, Richard Levine, Carl Rosenstock, and Harvey Preston Soss will feature for Brownstone Poets on Saturday, February 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.

Stephanie Laterza
Richard Levine
Carl Rosenstock
Harvey Preston Soss 

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900

FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1026813417524418/

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

Bios

Stephanie Laterza is a 2018 SU-CASA award recipient from the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the author of legal thriller, The Boulevard Trial. She holds a B.A. in English from Fordham College at Lincoln Center and a J.D. from New England Law School, where a course in Law and Literature fostered her creative writing. Stephanie’s poetry and fiction have appeared in online and print publications including L’Éphémère ReviewFirst Literary Review-East,Ovunque SiamoLiterary MamaAkashic BooksA Gathering of the TribesNewtown LiteraryThe Nottingham Review, and Obra/Artifact. Stephanie’s poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.  

Retired New York City teacher and poet Richard Levine is the author of the poetry collections Contiguous States (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and Selected Poems (Future Cycle Press, forthcoming 2019), as well five chapbooks: The Cadence of Mercy, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains, That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, and Snapshots from a Battle. Recent publications include BigCityLit, Comstock Review, Cortland Review, Home Planet News, HOWL, Main Street Rag, Mudfish Review, Passager, Rabbit: A Journal of Nonfiction Poetry, and Steam Ticket. He also has two political song videos on YouTube: “Judge Roberts: One Man, One Woman One Vote” and “The Talkin’ Frackin’ Blues.”

Carl Rosenstock was born in Albany, New York, and grew up on a farm near there.  He received a B.A. in Asian History from Union College, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College.  He lives and works on the westernmost end of Long Island, in Brooklyn, New York.  His work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies.  He helped curate the Village Reading Series, and then curated the Night-&-Day Reading Series.  He was the Poetry Editor of Memoir Journal, as well as serving on their editorial board.  His first book,The Mystery of Systems, was published in 2017 by CW Books. 

Harvey Preston Soss lives in Brooklyn, and first began writing seriously some three years ago, having recently all but abandoned his law practice, devoted primarily to the criminal defense of indigents, to write full-time. He won Writers’ Digest Writing Competition poetry awards in 2015 and 2016. Two of his poems were published in conjunction with the 2016 University of Canberra’s Vice-chancellor’s International Poetry Prize; others are presently awaiting publication both here and abroad. He curates The Artful Dodgers Poetry Reading Series at the historical Montauk Club in Brooklyn.

Stephanie Laterza, Richard Levine, Carl Rosenstock, Harvey Preston Soss at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 2/23 at 2:30 p.m.

Four amazing poets Stephanie Laterza, Richard Levine, Carl Rosenstock, and Harvey Preston Soss will feature for Brownstone Poets on Saturday, February 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.

Stephanie Laterza
Richard Levine
Carl Rosenstock
Harvey Preston Soss 

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900

FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1026813417524418/

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

Bios

Stephanie Laterza is a 2018 SU-CASA award recipient from the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the author of legal thriller, The Boulevard Trial. She holds a B.A. in English from Fordham College at Lincoln Center and a J.D. from New England Law School, where a course in Law and Literature fostered her creative writing. Stephanie’s poetry and fiction have appeared in online and print publications including L’Éphémère ReviewFirst Literary Review-East,Ovunque SiamoLiterary MamaAkashic BooksA Gathering of the TribesNewtown LiteraryThe Nottingham Review, and Obra/Artifact. Stephanie’s poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.  

Retired New York City teacher and poet Richard Levine is the author of the poetry collections Contiguous States (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and Selected Poems (Future Cycle Press, forthcoming 2019), as well five chapbooks: The Cadence of Mercy, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains, That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, and Snapshots from a Battle. Recent publications include BigCityLit, Comstock Review, Cortland Review, Home Planet News, HOWL, Main Street Rag, Mudfish Review, Passager, Rabbit: A Journal of Nonfiction Poetry, and Steam Ticket. He also has two political song videos on YouTube: “Judge Roberts: One Man, One Woman One Vote” and “The Talkin’ Frackin’ Blues.”

Carl Rosenstock was born in Albany, New York, and grew up on a farm near there.  He received a B.A. in Asian History from Union College, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College.  He lives and works on the westernmost end of Long Island, in Brooklyn, New York.  His work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies.  He helped curate the Village Reading Series, and then curated the Night-&-Day Reading Series.  He was the Poetry Editor of Memoir Journal, as well as serving on their editorial board.  His first book,The Mystery of Systems, was published in 2017 by CW Books. 

Harvey Preston Soss lives in Brooklyn, and first began writing seriously some three years ago, having recently all but abandoned his law practice, devoted primarily to the criminal defense of indigents, to write full-time. He won Writers’ Digest Writing Competition poetry awards in 2015 and 2016. Two of his poems were published in conjunction with the 2016 University of Canberra’s Vice-chancellor’s International Poetry Prize; others are presently awaiting publication both here and abroad. He curates The Artful Dodgers Poetry Reading Series at the historical Montauk Club in Brooklyn.

Jennifer Juneau Ellen Pober Rittberg Marguerite Maria Rivas at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, Aug 25 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

We’re Celebrating our 13th Year!

 

Brownstone Poets presents

Saturday, August 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Jennifer Juneau
Ellen Pober Rittberg
Marguerite Maria Rivas

@ 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/2086162384978800/?active_tab=about

BIOS:

Jennifer Juneau is the author of the poetry collection More Than Moon (due out next month by Is A Rose Press) and the novel ÜberChef USA (due out October by Spork Press.) Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, the Million Writers award, and a Sundress Best of the Net and has appeared in the Café Review, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Journal, Evergreen Review, GWFM Anthology, Live Mag! Pank, Seattle Review, Sensitive Skin Magazine, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn where she is hard at work on her second novel and poetry collection.

Ellen Pober Rittberg’s poetry and fiction have been published in online journals includingBrooklyn Quarterly, Long Island Quarterly, Santa Fe Writers Project, and several anthologies including Persian Sugar in English Tea vol. 1 and Songs of Seasoned Women. Her book of poetry, Consider the Constellations, was published in 2009. The winner of several journalism awards, she also wrote several plays, which were performed off off Broadway and at festivals. By day, she is an attorney.

Marguerite Maria Rivas is a poet and essayist whose work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including The America’s ReviewWaterwaysThe Mas Tequila ReviewMom Egg, Waterways, and Quarterday Review, among others. Rivas has received grants and awards from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City University of New York, and A Room of Her Own Foundation. She is the author of a chapbook poems as well as a full-length volume, Tell No One. She is an associate professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College, where she teaches writing and literature.