Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom Alexandra van de Kamp, Thomas Fucaloro, Mario José Pagán Morales, Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m EST

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Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, July 30, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Alexandra van de Kamp

Thomas Fucaloro

Mario José Pagán Morales

Plus a limited open mic

$5

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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.

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/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 May reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center (www.geminiink.org). A native New Yorker, she has now lived in San Antonio, TX for seven years. Her most recent books of poems are Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press 2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (CW Books 2010). Her third book, Ricochet Script, will be published by from Next Page Press (https://nextpage-press.com) on April 1, 2022. She has also published several chapbooks, including A Liquid Bird Inside the Night (Red Glass Books 2015) and Dear Jean Seberg (2011), which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Her poems have been published in journals nationwide, such as The Cincinnati Review, The Texas Observer, Denver Quarterly, Great Weather for MEDIA, Washington Square, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and Tahoma Literary Review. Find out more about her work here: http://alexandravandekamppoet.com.

Thomas Fucaloro The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. Thomas has released 2 full lengths: It Starts From the Belly and Blooms and Inheriting Craziness is a Soft Halo of Light by Three Rooms Press. He also has 3 chapbooks: Mistakes Disguised as Stars (Tired Hearts Press), Depression Cupcakes (Yes, Poetry) and There is Always Tomorrow (Mad Gleam Press). His new Chapbook The Only Gardening I Do is When I Give Up by Finishing Line Press will be out in August. 

Mario José Pagán Morales is a Nuyorican poet and cultural worker born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in the South Bronx. His work is anthologized in The BreakBeat Poets, Volume 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books, 2020), Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea (great weather for MEDIA, 2019), and in the 2019 “The Performance of Breath” edition of The Acentos Review (edited by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Lupe Méndez). Pagán is a founding member of the Títere Poets. In addition, he is a Pushcart Prize nominee and co-founder of the La Esquina open mic.

Brownstone Poets reading for Saturday, June 25 is canceled

Due to unforeseeable situations, the Brownstone Poets reading for Saturday, June 25 is canceled. 

Please stay tuned for 
Saturday, July 30 

Alexandra Van de Kamp, Mario José Pagán Morales, Thomas Fucaloro

(Un)Cloistered Poetry Online, Sunday, June 12 at 6 p.m. EST

Happy to be featured with Violeta Orozco, Sean Kelbley, and Mary Austin Speaker on Sunday, June 12 at 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST. on Zoom.

Join us for incredible poetry from the comfort of wherever you are!

Features followed by open mic (5 minutes per reader)

Hosted by Jonie McIntire

Free Event

Be sure to register for the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZ0uf… 

Guest Poet Patricia Carragon reads for the Yorktown Poetry Workshop, Wednesday. May 25th (@6:30PM EDT)

Join us at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 25 EDT — Patricia Carragon, host of Brownstone Poets (which has an Open Mic this Saturday)
will be our guest poet (bio below)— bring one poem to receive comments/criticism — or just come and listen.

Hosted by John F. McMullen, Poet Laureate, Town of Yorktown, NY
Simply click Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83176155376

Bio

Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include First Literary Review-East, I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Jerry Jazz Musician, MER VOX Quarterly, Muddy River Review, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow anthology, et al. Her poem, “For All We Know,” is forthcoming in the 2022 great weather for MEDIA anthology. 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.

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Megha Sood, Juan Pablo Mobili, Carolyne Wright, Sat, May 28 at 2 p.m. EST

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, May 28 , 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Megha Sood

Juan Pablo Mobili

Carolyne Wright

Plus a limited open mic

$5

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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.

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/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 May reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Megha Sood is an Award-winning Asian American Poet, Editor, Author, Literary Activist from New Jersey, USA. Recipient of 2021 Poet Fellowship from MVICW ( Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing) and a National Level Winner for the 2020 Poetry Matters Project. Recipient of  “Certificate of Excellence” from Mayor, Jersey City.Associate Poetry Editor Literary Journals Mookychick (UK)Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner with “Life in Quarantine”, Stanford University. Author of Chapbook ( “My Body is Not an Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length (“My Body Lives Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress,2022). She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires, and adopted by New York. His poems appeared in The American Journal of PoetryThe Worcester Review, and The Banyan Review, Monotiths (Australia) and Impspired (UK), among many others. His work received an Honorable Mention from the International Human Rights Art Festival, and has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net, in 2020 and 2021. His chapbook,  “Contraband,” will be published in 2022.

Carolyne Wright’s latest books are Masquerade, a memoir in poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2021) and This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009. A Seattle native who has lived and taught all over the country, and on fellowships in Chile, Brazil, India and Bangladesh, she has 16 earlier books and anthologies of poetry, essays, and translation. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, Carolyne has received NEA and 4Culture grants. A Fulbright Scholar Award will take her back to Bahia, Brazil, post-CoVid-19.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Megha Sood, Juan Pablo Mobili, Carolyne Wright, Sat, May 28 at 2 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom

Saturday, May 28 , 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Megha Sood

Juan Pablo Mobili

Carolyne Wright

Plus a limited open mic

$5

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

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.

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/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 May reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1a24ntQy8

Bios:

Megha Sood is an Award-winning Asian American Poet, Editor, Author, Literary Activist from New Jersey, USA. Recipient of 2021 Poet Fellowship from MVICW ( Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing) and a National Level Winner for the 2020 Poetry Matters Project. Recipient of  “Certificate of Excellence” from Mayor, Jersey City.Associate Poetry Editor Literary Journals Mookychick (UK)Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner with “Life in Quarantine”, Stanford University. Author of Chapbook ( “My Body is Not an Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length (“My Body Lives Like a Threat”, FlowerSongPress,2022). She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires, and adopted by New York. His poems appeared in The American Journal of PoetryThe Worcester Review, and The Banyan Review, Monotiths (Australia) and Impspired (UK), among many others. His work received an Honorable Mention from the International Human Rights Art Festival, and has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net, in 2020 and 2021. His chapbook,  “Contraband,” will be published in 2022.

Carolyne Wright’s latest books are Masquerade, a memoir in poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2021) and This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009. A Seattle native who has lived and taught all over the country, and on fellowships in Chile, Brazil, India and Bangladesh, she has 16 earlier books and anthologies of poetry, essays, and translation. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, Carolyne has received NEA and 4Culture grants. A Fulbright Scholar Award will take her back to Bahia, Brazil, post-CoVid-19.

International Haiku Day Zoom Event, Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 2 p.m.


Thank you Larry Robbin of the Moonstone Arts Center for accepting my haiku to be in Haiku 2022 Anthology, as well as to be part of International Haiku Day Zoom Event. Glad to see that Ron Bremner, Elizabeth Cohen, and Don Krieger are among the contributors.

Zoom Link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdOCsqzkjGtNEuH75LhkFaTTLV7PkKZyV

 The old pond,
 A frog jumps in,
Plop!
 
Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) – Translated by Allan Watts
The Old Pond may be the most famous of all haiku
 
“Haiku is an important form of creative expression because it distills language down to the essentials: observation, interpretation, and communication. It asks both the reader and the writer to look and search inward and outward.” Sean Lynch, Program Director of the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association and Writers House in Camden, NJ.        

Reading from the contributors to Haiku 2022
Not All Contributors Will Be Reading
 

Brownstone Poets on Zoom:  Eve Packer, Ngoma Hill, Ellen Pober Rittberg, Saturday, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Check out these amazing authors on Brownstone Poets on Zoom:

Eve Packer

Ngoma Hill

Ellen Pober Rittberg

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.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

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.

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 March reading!

For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/22qxyQTx5

Bios:

Eve Packer

Eve Packer: Bronx-born, poet/performer/actress, appears solo, w/music, in dance and theater. Grants and awards include NYFA, Jerome Foundation, NEH, and NYSCA. She has published four poetry books, skulls head samba,playland  poems 1994-2004,  new nails. (Fly By Night Press). Fall 2021 sees her new book no mask no talk corona poems 2020-2021  (w/photos) from Autonomedia Press. She has several poetry/jazz CDs w/ saxophonist Noah Howard and others. She’s honored to perform with Heidi Latsky Dance since 2010. Eve teaches at WCC, lives downtown, and swims daily. (evebpacker@aol.com). https://www.amazon.com/No-Mask-Talk-Eve-Packer/dp/1570273928/https://autonomedia.org/product/no-mask-no-talk/

Ngoma Hill

Ngoma is a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist,singer/songwriter, artivist and paradigm shifter, who for over  50 years, has used culture as a tool to raise socio-political and spiritual consciousness through work that encourages critical thought. Ngoma was selected as the Beat Poet Laureate of New York for 2017-18 by The National Beat Poetry Poetry Foundation. His newest CD, Conversation with Esu is available @CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon. His new book, I Didn’t Come Here to Tap Dance, is available on Amazon.

Ellen Pober Rittberg

Ellen Pober Rittberg is the author of He is Walking Wider is  (Kelsay Books, 2021) and two humorous self-help books about caregiving, Why is Grandma Naked? Caring for Your Aging Parent (Amazon) and parenting, 35 Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You, So I Will (Amazon, Turner Publishing). Ellen represented children, senior citizens, and people on psychiatric units for many years. An award-winning journalist (LI Press Club, LI Coalition for Fair Broadcasting FOLIO award Best Public Affairs Show), Ellen’s essays have appeared in the NY Times, HuffPost, Reader’s Digest, Newsday NY Daily News, and other large online platforms. Her political plays, Sci Fi and Sabbath Elevator about authoritarianism and “me too” have been performed on zoom recently and at festivals in NYC and LI. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: NOEL FIGUEROA, ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS, AMEERAH SHABAZZ-BILAL, Sat, February 26 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Celebrate Black History with Brownstone Poets on Zoom

A stellar trio of poets ready to share their craft:

NOEL FIGUEROA
ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS
AMEERAH SHABAZZ-BILAL

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.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

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.

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 February reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/14uHTk0sN 

Bios:

Noel A. Figueroa

Noel A. Figueroa is a poet, author, blogger, workshop facilitator, and event host from Brooklyn, NY who has been reading and writing poetry for over 10 years. He self-published his first book of Poems, One Man’s Journey, back in 2007 and has been actively blogging since 2012 through his site, “The Anointed Pen Scrolls” on WordPress.com. In 2018, he began a workshop called “Poets With Purpose” and in  2021, he launched “The P.W.P. Sessions”, a Podcast that interviews new or established Poets, and gives them space to perform along with an audience Q & A session.

Robert Anthony Gibbons

Robert Anthony Gibbons, a native Floridian, came to New York City in 2007 in search of his muse Langston Hughes and found a vibrant contemporary poetry community at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Green Pavilion, Nomad’s Choir, Brownstone Poets, Hydrogen JukeBox, Saturn Series, and Phoenix among other venues. Robert has been published in over thirty literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits include Year of the Poet, Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine, Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts. He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists (2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021).

Ameerah Shabazz

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.

Brownstone Poets on Zoom: NOEL FIGUEROA, ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS, AMEERAH SHABAZZ-BILAL, Sat, February 26 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Celebrate Black History with Brownstone Poets on Zoom

A stellar trio of poets ready to share their craft:

Saturday, February 26, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

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.

Our February features are:

NOEL FIGUEROA
ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS
AMEERAH SHABAZZ-BILAL

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/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 February reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/14uHTk0sN 

Bios:

Noel A. Figueroa

Noel A. Figueroa is a poet, author, blogger, workshop facilitator, and event host from Brooklyn, NY who has been reading and writing poetry for over 10 years. He self-published his first book of Poems, One Man’s Journey, back in 2007 and has been actively blogging since 2012 through his site, “The Anointed Pen Scrolls” on WordPress.com. In 2018, he began a workshop called “Poets With Purpose” and in  2021, he launched “The P.W.P. Sessions”, a Podcast that interviews new or established Poets, and gives them space to perform along with an audience Q & A session.

Robert Anthony Gibbons

Robert Anthony Gibbons, a native Floridian, came to New York City in 2007 in search of his muse Langston Hughes and found a vibrant contemporary poetry community at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Green Pavilion, Nomad’s Choir, Brownstone Poets, Hydrogen JukeBox, Saturn Series, and Phoenix among other venues. Robert has been published in over thirty literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits include Year of the Poet, Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine, Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts. He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists (2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021).

Ameerah Shabazz

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.