The 2021 Newark Porchfest, Saturday, September 25

The 2021 Newark Porchfest, Saturday, September 25

Patricia CarragonRobert GibbonsPrince A McNallyTalena Lachelle Queen, and Tantra Zawadi will be performing on the portico at:


533 Ridge Street
Newark, NJ


2:00-3:00 pm


This event is Free and Open to the Public!

Thank you, Marsha McGowan, for hosting us!

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Friday, March 26th, from 7 P.M. – 9 :30 P.M.

Hosted by Dorothy Friedman August

Featured Readers:

Patricia Carragon, Lydia Cortes, Lee Ann Brown, 

Bertha Rogers, Robert Gibbons, Roxanne Hoffman, Ron Kolm, 

Susan Sherman, Joanie Fritz Zosike, Larissa Shmailo, 

Yuko Otomo, Cynthia Frantz

Dorothy Friedman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Women’s History Month Reading
Time: Mar 26, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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REMINDER:BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M

REMINDER:

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM,

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M.

Saturday, January 2 at 6 p.m. on ZOOM!
Enjoy a night of inspirational, emotional and thought provoking poetry while supporting Rob Ramos our grassroots, progressive candidate for Brooklyn Borough President.
Featuring: Patricia Carragon Linda Lerner Prince A. McNally Robert Anthony Gibbons Roxanne Hoffman Freida Jones
PLEASE COME, IT’S A FREE EVENT!
Suggested Contribution: $20
RSVP for link and/or join host committee at: Robramos4brooklyn@gmail.com

Contribute at:https://www.nycvotes.org/campaigns/robertramosjr

ZOOM LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713363407

Meeting ID: 897 1336 3407

Check out our FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1194114214347597/

Host Committee: Patricia Carragon, Cindy Scavella, Bridget Cevellos, Natalia Vogel, Zoila Guiza, Theresa Brissett, Lakisha Keitt, and more.
www.robramos4bk.com
BIOS:
Prince McNally

A rising voice on the NYC poetry scene, Prince A. McNally’s work has appeared in Dissident Voice, TUCK Magazine, Leaves of Ink, The Blue Mountain Review, and Jerry Jazz Musician just to name a few as well as several anthologies here and abroad. Recently nominated for Best of the Net, he’s working on his first poetry collection for 2021. 

Robert Anthony Gibbons

Robert Anthony Gibbons is a performance poet living in Brooklyn. He has several collections of his work anthologized and published. His most recent work, Flight, is published by (Poets wear Prada, 2019) You can connect to him at robertgibbons54@gmail.com

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne Hoffman runs the small literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper. Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011. Their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, was published in 2018.

Patricia Carragon

Patricia Carragon’slatest 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. 

Linda Lerner

Linda Lerner, author of 17 collections including Takes Guts and Years Sometimes and Yes, the Ducks Were Real from NYQ Books (2011& 2015).When Death is a Red Balloon, her most recent collection (Lummox Press, Nov. 20019.) Taking the F train, forthcoming from NYQ books.

Freida Jones

Playwright/poet, Freida Jones is the author of Music Masquerades as Honey in My Hands, dedicated to African-American jazz legacy. In 2020, The Midnight Ride was her tribute to the Bronx. Recent plays: Music Masquerades in Harlem and Lucky Strikes Legacy.

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM for Rob Ramos, Sat, Jan. 2 at 6 p.m. on Zoom

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M.

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM,

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M. ON ZOOM!

Saturday, January 2 at 6 p.m.
Enjoy a night of inspirational, emotional and thought provoking poetry while supporting Rob Ramos our grassroots, progressive candidate for Brooklyn Borough President.
Featuring: Patricia Carragon Linda Lerner Prince A. McNally Robert Anthony Gibbons Roxanne Hoffman Freida Jones
Suggested Contribution: $20
RSVP for link and/or join host committee at: Robramos4brooklyn@gmail.com

Contribute at: https://www.nycvotes.org/campaigns/robertramosjr

ZOOM LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713363407

Meeting ID: 897 1336 3407


Check out our FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1194114214347597/

Host Committee: Patricia Carragon, Cindy Scavella, Bridget Cevellos, Natalia Vogel, Zoila Guiza, Theresa Brissett, Lakisha Keitt, and more.
www.robramos4bk.com

National Coming Out Day is Friday, October 11th and the Book Fair is Saturday October 12!

Join my publisher Roxanne Hoffman of Poets Wear Prada and other PWP authors at The LGBT Community Center 
Continue celebrating National Coming Out Day

Party with us on Saturday. October 12! 

Join PWP from noon to 6 p.m. for the Rainbow Book Festival at The LGBT Community Center located at 208 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011.

http://www.poetswearprada.com/

Check out the PWP authors: 
Austin Alexis, Geer Austin, Patricia Carragon, Jack Cooper, Robert Gibbons, Jee Leong Koh, Michael Montlack,  Chocolate Waters, 
Richard Marx Weinrub

Get your copy of “The Cupcake Chronicles” and “Meowku” at the fair or order online:



THE CUPCAKE CHRONICLES
Purchase Links:

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https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cupcake-chronicles-patricia-carragon/1127227862?ean=9780997981179

poetswearprada.com 
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MEOWKU 

CHOICES AND MONSTERS: A READING

 

 

 

CHOICES AND MONSTERS: A READING

Friday, February 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11238 

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/243143126614304/

 

We will read on the themes of choice and/or the dream of reason produces monsters (from the Goya painting) or the end of monsters (via Beckett),

followed by work of our own poets/performers:

Sparrow, Eve Packer, Violet Snow, Robert Gibbons, Jason R. Gallagher, Stella Padnos, Federica Pantana, Patricia Carragon, Carol Wierzbicki, Danny Shot, Kim Brandon, Lehman Weichselbaum, Ron Kolm, Austin Alexis, Tsaurah Litzky, Stephen Paul Miller, Nicole Costa

short Open Free event

curated by Eve Packer

REMINDER:Cornelius Eady, Robert Gibbons, and JP Howard at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 1/26/19

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BROWNSTONE POETS!

Mark your calendar for Three Powerful Poets to Ring in another year for poetry at Park Plaza Restaurant!

Three powerful poets Cornelius Eady, Robert Gibbons, and JP Howard will feature for Brownstone Poets on Saturday, January 26 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.

CORNELIUS EADY
ROBERT GIBBONS
JP HOWARD

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/2199597443431909/

Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

Bios

Cornelius Eady is the author of Hardheaded Weather (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008); Brutal Imagination (2001), which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in Poetry; The Gathering of My Name (1991), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; BOOM BOOM BOOM (1988); Victims of the Latest Dance Craze (1985), which was chosen by Louise GlückCharles Simic, and Philip Booth for the 1985 Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets. In 1996, Eady and poet Toi Derricote founded Cave Canem, a nonprofit organization serving black poets and acting as a safe space for intellectual engagement and critical debate. In 2016, she and Eady accepted the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community on behalf of Cave Canem. He has collaborated with jazz composer Deidre Murray in the production of several works of musical theater, including You Don’t Miss Your WaterRunning Man, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999    

Robert Gibbons graduated from the English Department at City College in the Spring of 2018. He won the Robert Dejur Prize for Poetry. He has attended the Disquiet Festival in Lisbon, Portugal in the Summer of 2017 and the Norman Mailer Residency in 2016. He has been published in Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, Turtle Island Review, and so many that it is difficult to enumerate. His first collection of verse, Close to the Tree, was published in 2012 by Three Rooms Press.

JP Howard’s debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System)was a 2016 Lambda Literary finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here(Belladonna*). JP is a 2019 featured author in Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools program. JP curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and has received fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, VONA, Lambda, Astraea and Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Academy of American Poets,Anomaly, Apogee Journal, The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Muzzle Magazine, and The Best American Poetry Blog. JP holds a BA from Barnard College, an MFA in Creative Writing from The City College of New York and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. Visit JP online at:http://www.jp-howard.com.

Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets


No reading for December – Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets

No reading for December 
Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets
May the season bring peace of mind, joy, and hope.


Come back on Saturday, January 26, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
to hear

Juliet P. Howard, Cornelius Eady, Robert Gibbons

 

at Park Plaza Restaurant 

220 Cadman Plaza West

Brooklyn, NY 11201



First snowfalling

on the half-finished bridge

Matsuo Bashō

REMINDER: Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, Yi Wu at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu on Saturday, October 1, 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.
 
 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Gabriel Don
Robert Gibbons,
Yi Wu
 


@ 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

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
 
 
Photo credit: Wednesday Kim
Gabriel Don received her MFA in creative writing at The New School, where she worked as the Reading Series and Chapbook Competition Coordinator. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, A Minor, Westerly, Mascara Literary Review, The Legendary, Transtierros (translated into Spanish), Gargoyle 62, LiveMag! 12 and Three Rooms Press MAINTENANT 9. Don also interviews people at Gainsayer. She has appeared in visual poems such as Woman Without Umbrella and Unbound, started several reading-soiree series, worked as an editor on publications such as LIT and has received press for her writing work including Quiet Lunch, Let Them Talk, Art Loves Her, Yes Poetry! and Great Weather for Media.  She currently teaches writing at BMCC.


Robert Gibbons grew up in Belle Glade, Florida, the eldest of five children, and earned a B.S. in History from Florida A&M. In 2007, he moved to New York City in search of his muse, Langston Hughes. Gibbons has studied with such master poets as Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, Klmiko Hahn, and Nathalie Handal, and has participated in workshops at Cave Canem and the 92Y. His work has been published in numerous anthologies including The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse (Ra Rays Press), The Cartier Street Review, Nomad’s Choir, and Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Art & Literature (Three Rooms Press). His poetry may also be heard on the CDBrain Ampin’ (Logo Chrysalis Productions).
 
Yi Wu is a Chinese-born poet who calls New York his home after years of drifting along the East Coast. He has been scribbling verses since middle school and was drawn at the time to the poetry’s infinite potential for both elegance and transgression. His work has appeared in Uppagus, New Verse News and Clockwise Cat, and his collection A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016.

Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, Yi Wu at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu on Saturday, October 1, 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.
 
 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Gabriel Don
Robert Gibbons,
Yi Wu
 


@ 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

 

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
 
 
Photo credit: Wednesday Kim
Gabriel Don received her MFA in creative writing at The New School, where she worked as the Reading Series and Chapbook Competition Coordinator. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, A Minor, Westerly, Mascara Literary Review, The Legendary, Transtierros (translated into Spanish), Gargoyle 62, LiveMag! 12 and Three Rooms Press MAINTENANT 9. Don also interviews people at Gainsayer. She has appeared in visual poems such as Woman Without Umbrella and Unbound, started several reading-soiree series, worked as an editor on publications such as LIT and has received press for her writing work including Quiet Lunch, Let Them Talk, Art Loves Her, Yes Poetry! and Great Weather for Media.  She currently teaches writing at BMCC.


Robert Gibbons grew up in Belle Glade, Florida, the eldest of five children, and earned a B.S. in History from Florida A&M. In 2007, he moved to New York City in search of his muse, Langston Hughes. Gibbons has studied with such master poets as Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, Klmiko Hahn, and Nathalie Handal, and has participated in workshops at Cave Canem and the 92Y. His work has been published in numerous anthologies including The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse (Ra Rays Press), The Cartier Street Review, Nomad’s Choir, and Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Art & Literature (Three Rooms Press). His poetry may also be heard on the CDBrain Ampin’ (Logo Chrysalis Productions).
 
Yi Wu is a Chinese-born poet who calls New York his home after years of drifting along the East Coast. He has been scribbling verses since middle school and was drawn at the time to the poetry’s infinite potential for both elegance and transgression. His work has appeared in Uppagus, New Verse News and Clockwise Cat, and his collection A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016.