A Night of Poetry, Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. EST Zoom

Come enjoy the spoken words of Join me and 9 outstanding poets for a Night of Poetry with District Leader Cory Provost!
Plus Special Guests to be announced!

Date:  Friday, May 7th

Time:  7:00pm to 8:30pm EST 

Admission:  FREE (donations are accepted but not required)

No Open Mic – Featured Poets & Special Guests Only

Location:  Online via ZOOM – RSVP register at:

Please RSVP via coryprovost.com or the below zoom registration link. 

Please register in advance for this meeting: 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdemtqjMuEtVTtIebuuqxP3c50UqugCQX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Featured Poets (BIOs at bottom)

Plus Special Guests to be announced!


Come enjoy the spoken words of :


Patricia Carragon

Pauline Findlay

Roxanne Hoffman

Jerry T. Johnson

Stephanie Laterza

Martina McGowan

Carrie Magness Radna

James Dean Rivera

Ameerah Shabazz

Megha Sood


About Cory Provost:
https://coryprovost.com/meet-cory-2

Cory Provost is currently the Democratic State Committeeman/District Leader of the 58th Assembly District, serving the neighborhoods of East Flatbush, Brownsville, and Canarsie – holding this position since 2012.

Recently Cory served as the Brooklyn Field Director for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Prior to that Cory was elected to serve as a Presidential Delegate for Secretary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

Cory further served the residents of New York City as the Brooklyn/Caribbean-American Liaison for the Office of the New York City Comptroller.

Cory graduated from CUNY-Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Philosophy and a M.A. in Urban Policy and Administration. While completing his studies at CUNY, Cory was honored to serve as a Trustee for the University.


Poets’ Bios:

Patricia Carragon’s latest 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.


Pauline Findlay is a poet and filmmaker of short stories. This Brooklyn-based artist is the author of Mirror Images and just completed a second collection of poetry. Ms. Findlay has been featured at the “Rimes Series,” toured in Augusta, Georgia and in her spare time, enjoys being a featured chef at Enoteca Maria cooking traditional West Indian dishes as one of the “Nonna’s of the World.”


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.


Jerry T Johnson is a Poet and Spoken Word Artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary publications worldwide. His poetry collection Poets Should Not Write About Politics was selected winner of Evening Press’ 2020 Sinclair Poetry prize.


Stephanie Laterza is the author of poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials (Finishing Line Press, 2019), feminist legal thriller, The Boulevard Trial, and La Masa A Casa (The Dough at Home-An Italian-Latina Cookbook) [*Amazon Best Seller in Spanish Cooking]. Instagram: @stef3rd.


Martina McGowan, MD, poet, public speaker, activist against social, racial, sexual injustices. Author – i am the rage, (February 2021, SourceBooks). Contributor – Kevin Powell’s anthology, 2020; The Year that Changed America. Deputy Editor – The Elevation Review Magazine. iamtheragebook@gmail.com.

Carrie Magness Radna is a librarian at NYPL, a singer, and a poet. Her poetry collections Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) and In the blue hour (Nirala Publications) are now available on Amazon.com. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives in Manhattan, New York. https://carriemagnessradna.com


James Dean Rivera is an author, spoken word artist, and YouTuber who resides in Brooklyn, New York. He published his book Words From The Heart in 2018 through Lulu Publishing and Deep Thoughts in 2020 through Cyberwit Publishing.



Ameerah Shabazz has a talent for telling stories through poetry and Visual Arts. She is a teacher, writer/author/illustrator, poet, and photographer. She is the founder/facilitator of – “When Women Speak” and “When People Speak” – poetry platforms. She is the author and illustrator of Breathing Through Concrete and is featured in: Every Kinda Lady and Her Sister Pages and Philadelphia Says:Black Lives Matter poetry anthologies.



Megha Sood is an award-winning poet, editor, author from New Jersey. She is three-time state-level poetry winner and national level winner for Spring Mahogany Prize 2020. Poetry editor for Mookychick(UK), Life and Legends (USA), and a literary partner with Stanford University.

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.