The Excitement is Growing: Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Colonels Row, Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Our September features are:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

You $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Your $5 contribution counts as one attendance toward inclusion in our 2023 anthology. And will be applied towards the honorarium for our features. Donations will accepted during August and September via PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. Or in person at the festival.

Please make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

For more info about the NYC Poetry Festival please visit the festival’s website: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com

A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Please book your tickets in advance at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Looking forward to seeing you at the NYC Poetry Festival!

Facebook Invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/398230652447273?ref=newsfeed

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

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Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Colonels Row, Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Our September features are:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

You $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

Your $5 contribution counts as one attendance toward inclusion in our 2023 anthology. And will be applied towards the honorarium for our features. Donations will accepted during August and September via PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. Or in person at the festival.

Please make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

For more info about the NYC Poetry Festival please visit the festival’s website: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com

A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Please book your tickets in advance at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Looking forward to seeing you at the NYC Poetry Festival!

Facebook Invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/398230652447273?ref=newsfeed

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Brownstone Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island, Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 A.M.

Spend a poetic day on Governors Island on Saturday, September 10, and please make a stop at the White Horse stage at 11:30 a.m. to hear the wordsmiths from Brownstone Poets.

Featured readers:

Ptr Kozlowski

Dorothy Cantwell

Roxanne Hoffman

Megha Sood

Hosted by the curator and editor-in-chief, Patricia Carragon

Your support would count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Please note:

I would like to give an honorarium to the features. Donations will be taken during August and September on PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com. or in person at the festival. Your donation will count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Patricia Carragon (Host)

Patricia Carragon (she/her) has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, great weather for Media, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Out Loud, an LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology from Red or Green Books, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.

Ptr Kozlowski

Ptr Kozlowski (he/him) has been a taxi driver, delivery man, poet and printer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He likes to bring a musical perspective to the spoken word. He’s been published in Hobo Jungle, South Florida Poetry Journal, and anthologies by great weather for MEDIA and Brownstone Poets. Ptr has performed at CBGB’s, ABC NoRio, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Cornelia Street Cafe.

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell (she/her) lives in NYC and has worked as an educator, actor, and playwright. Her work has been published in the Long Island Literary Journal, Brownstone Poetry Anthologies, Constellate Literary Journal, Flash Boulevard, Assisi, River and South Review, Angel City Review and Poetrybay. She’s been a featured poet in Great Weather for Media Sunday Series, The Phoenix Reading Series, Brownstone Poets, and the Huntington Poetry Barn. decantwell7@gmail.com.

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne  Hoffman (non-binary) runs the independent literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper, and she’s the Zoom meister for the Brownstone Poets reading series. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The Performance Poetry Preservation Project, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and HIV: Here & Now); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates and, most recently, NYC  from the Inside: NYC Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Out Loud: An LGBT Literary Art Anthology). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011; their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, in 2018. Current projects include a new poetry collection riffing Alfred Hitchcock — she’s about halfway through completing over fifty abecedarian poems, one for each of the famed director’s films. Roxanne also has been coaching other writers in honing their craft and self-marketing skills for successful publication, via weekly Zoom sessions, since 2020.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood (she/her) is an Award-winning Asian-American poet, author, editor, and literary activist from New Jersey, USA. She is a literary partner with the Life in Quarantine Project (Stanford University) and a member of the National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW), Women’s National Book Association, and the United Nations Association-US Chapter. She is the author of the chapbook, My Body is Not an Apology, (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and poetry collection, My Body Lives Like a Threat (FlowerSongPress, 2022). Her co-edited anthology The Medusa Project has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the historical LunarCodex Project in collaboration with NASA/SpaceX. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Information about the NYC Poetry Festival:

Visit www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com for more info about the festival. A round trip ferry ticket is price of admission to this otherwise free event, and the ferry ride is free for all before noon, all day for seniors 65+ and children 12-, otherwise $4. Book your tickets online at https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit/ferry.

Brownstone Poets on Summer Hiatus: No Zoom Readings in August and September

Hello Poets and Friends,

Brownstone Poets is taking a summer hiatus. There will be no Zoom readings held in August and September. We return on Saturday, October 29 with Broadstone Book authors: Susana H. Case, Margo Taft Stever, and Amy Barone.

However, Brownstone Poets will be at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island on Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. on The White Horse Stage. I will be hosting this 30-minute slot. The featured readers are:

Roxanne Hoffman, Dorothy Cantwell, Ptr Kozlowski, and Megha Sood.

Roxanne Hoffman (photo credit: Su Polo)
Dorothy Cantwell
Ptr Kozlowski
Megha Sood

Your support would count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

I would like to give an honorarium to the features. Donations will be taken during August and September on PayPal at pcarragon@gmail.com.

I will also accept a donation in person at the festival. Your donation will count as an attendance toward being in the 2023 anthology.

Stay tuned for further details and the NYC Poetry Festival . . .

Stay cool and safe,

Patricia Carragon

Curator/ Editor-in-Chief

Brownstone Poets

Brooklyn, NY

Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival Every Saturday in April from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Come to Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival every Saturday in April. It’s a celebration of Brooklyn’s wordsmiths and bards. Enjoy the poetry from featured readers, listen to the words from Brooklyn’s cherished poets and keynote speakers, participate in workshops, share your talents at the open mic, et al.

It’s a FREE event!

The dates are

April 2 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 16 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

I’m so happy to be part of this festival to be held every Saturday in April at the beautiful Ft. Greene Park in my borough of Brooklyn and to feature on April 16 with Robert Gibbons and Kim Brandon.

a BIG Shout Out to Monik Walters, Executive Director of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, and Roxanne Hoffman for coordinating this event, and glad that I was able volunteer my services.


Every poetry event starts at 3pm and ends at 6pm (depending on how long the open mic lasts).

Layout: Eastern Wing Lawn and area across from the visitor’s center walkway

Microphone and Speaker

Some chairs and open Lawn Space but non-workshop attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets for seating

SCHEDULE

April 2nd

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Keynote: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Albert Massimi reading Marianne Moore

Open Mic

April 9th 

MC: Roxanne Hoffmann & Monik Walters

Readers: 

  1. Richard Arriaga
  2. DFaye Anderson
  3. Peter Kozlowksi

Workshop Leader: Sarah Stern

Workshop Topic: What Makes A Poem?

Open Mic

April 16th 

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Readers: 

  1. Patricia Carragon
  2. Robert Gibbons
  3. Kim Brandon

Workshop Leader: Jordan Franklin

Workshop Topic: Pop Culture & PoetryOpen Mic

April 23rd

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Readers

  1. James Dean Rivera
  2. Ketriana Yvonne
  3. Pauline Findlay

Workshop: Felix Guzman & Dr. Faizen Syed

Workshop Topic: Poetry Saved My LifeOpen Mic

April 30th

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Keynote: Patricia Spears Jones

Monik Walters reading Richard Wright

Open Mic

RSVP for Workshops/General Attendance:

https://www.classy.org/event/poetry-month-festival-in-fort-greene-park/e396840

Open Mic Sign Up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fRAM0NrfMjo3GgXAnhMjGvRwwRceHfv_vEbFqrUpNz4/viewform?edit_requested=true#responses

Proud to be part of this event on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Thank you George Wallace, David Lawton, and great weather for MEDIA.

From BULGARIA; Anton Baev, Elka Dimitrova, and poet/musician Ivan Hristo (poet / musician) 

From GEORGIA: Shota Iatashvili, Paata Shamugia, and musician Erikle Deisadze 

From NYC: Billy Cancel, Patricia Carragon, Chatham Grey, and musician Ptr Kozlowski 

Reminder: Poets Building Bridges, Sunday, March 6 FROM 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Proud to be part of this spectacular event. Thank you, George Wallace for inviting me to read:

The second in a month-long series of triangulations between international communities of poets, conceived, produced and directed by series host George Wallace.

Attendance at this zoom event, which will also be streamed live on Facebook and recorded and posted on Youtube, is free.  

Please note morning start!

Featured on March 6 are the following: 

From BULGARIA; Anton Baev, Elka Dimitrova, and poet/musician Ivan Hristo (poet / musician) 

From GEORGIA: Shota Iatashvili, Paata Shamugia, and musician Erikle Deisadze 

From NYC: Billy Cancel, Patricia Carragon, Chatham Grey, and musician Ptr Kozlowski 

In addition to Wallace, comperes for the event are Anton Baev, Shota Iatashvili. Facebook livestream will be hosted by great weather for MEDIA. YouTube recording courtesy of Cultivating Voices. 

Please register on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/checkout-external?eid=267873836857&parent=https%3A%2F%2Fpatriciacarragon8.wordpress.com%2F

This event is the second in the inaugural World Poetry Day Triangulation Project, an arts collaboration joining poets and musicians worldwide for six days in March, 2022.

ALSO Facebook livestream:

https://www.facebook.com/events/701581381001724?ref=newsfeed

Poets Building Bridges, Sunday, March 6 FROM 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Proud to be part of this spectacular event. Thank you, George Wallace for inviting me to read:

The second in a month-long series of triangulations between international communities of poets, conceived, produced and directed by series host George Wallace.

Attendance at this zoom event, which will also be streamed live on Facebook and recorded and posted on Youtube, is free.  

Please note morning start!

Featured on March 6 are the following: 

From BULGARIA; Anton Baev, Elka Dimitrova, and poet/musician Ivan Hristo (poet / musician) 

From GEORGIA: Shota Iatashvili, Paata Shamugia, and musician Erikle Deisadze 

From NYC: Billy Cancel, Patricia Carragon, Chatham Grey, and musician Ptr Kozlowski 

In addition to Wallace, comperes for the event are Anton Baev, Shota Iatashvili. Facebook livestream will be hosted by great weather for MEDIA. YouTube recording courtesy of Cultivating Voices. 

Please register on Eventbrite:

This event is the second in the inaugural World Poetry Day Triangulation Project, an arts collaboration joining poets and musicians worldwide for six days in March, 2022.