Fabulous Brownstone Reading!

Fabulous Brownstone Reading!

High energy erupted at Park Plaza Restaurant on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

A Big Brownstone thank you to Steve Dalachinsky, Mike Jurkovic, and Yuko Otomo for the
FABULOUS reading. And thank you Marc and Iain from Katzenword’s Blog at

https://katzenworld.co.uk/  Big Meows to you.

And Happy Birthday to Cindy Hochman, a super-fine editor, proofreader, and friend!

Enjoy the photos:


Reminder: Steve Dalachinsky, Mike Jurkovic, Yuko Otomo at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat 9/3 at 2:30 p.m.


Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Steve Dalachinsky, Mike Jurkovic, and Yuko Otomo on Saturday, September 3, 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, September 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Steve Dalachinsky

Mike Jurkovic

Yuko Otomo

@ Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900


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







steve dalachinsky


Poet/collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has survived lots of little wars. His book The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His recent books are Fools Gold (2014 feral press), a superintendent’s eyes(unbearable/autonomedia) and flying home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press 2015). His latest CDs are The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart 2014) and ec(H)o-system with the French art-rock group, the Snobs(Bambalam 2015). He has received both the Kafka and Acker Awards and is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et Lettres. His poem “Particle Fever” was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. Forthcoming from Overpass Press, The Invisible Ray with artwork by Shalom Neuman.


mike jurkovic

Mike Jurkovic’s poems and music criticism have appeared/are forthcoming globally but have generated no reportable income. First full collection, smitten by harpies (Lion Autumn Press, 2016). Second chapbook, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010) Anthologies include: WaterWrites and Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007), Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). VP, Calling All Poets in Beacon, NY. Producer of CAPSCASTS, recordings from Calling All Poets, available at  www.callingallpoets.net.  Music features, interviews and CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine and the Van Wyck Gazette.   www.mikejurkovic.com. He loves Emily most of all.


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Yuko Otomo: Japanese origin. A bilingual (Japanese & English) poet & a visual artist. She also writes haiku, art criticism & essays. She has read in The Poetry Project @ St. Mark’s, Tribes, Bowery Poetry Club, ABC No Rio, La Mama, The Living Theatre, PS1, MoMA, The Queens Museum, etc & in Japan, France & Germany. Her publication includes Garden: Selected Haiku (Beehive Press), A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Museum (Propaganda Press), PINK (Sisyphus Press), Small Poems(Ugly Duckling Presse), The Hand of The Poet (UDP), STUDY & Other Poems on Art (UDP) &Elements (the Feral Press). She exhibited her artwork at Court House Gallery @ Anthology Film Archives, Tribes Gallery & Vision Festival, etc. She regularly writes for a collective critical writing forum www.Arteidolia.com.