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.

Revised Lineup for Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Karen Neuberg, Susan Weiman, and Francine Witte to Kick off 2022 on January 29

Revised Lineup for Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Karen Neuberg, Susan Weiman, and Francine Witte to Kick off 2022 on January 29

Happy New Year from Brownstone Poets!

We are kicking off another banner year of poetry and prose on:

Saturday, January 29, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 January 29 revised lineup of features are:

KAREN NEUBERG
SUSAN WEIMAN
FRANCINE WITTE

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 November reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1aacCww5F

Bios:

Karen Neuberg is a Brooklyn, NY,-based poet. Her poems and collages can be found in numerous publications including 805, CanaryMenacing Hedge, Nixes Mate, New Verse News, and Verse Daily. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, PURSUIT (Kelsay Press, 2019) and the chapbook the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre, 2017) She holds an MFA from the New School and is associate editor of the online poetry journal First Literary Review-East and associate editor of the Brownstone Poets Anthology.

Susan Weiman is astoryteller, writer of literary nonfiction and fiction. Her chapbooks include Roommates, published by ParksidePoetsPress in 2021 and New York-ish, byNonet Press in 2018You can find her stories and poems in the Paterson Literary Review, New York State Writers Institute’s Trolley, Home Planet News Online, First Literary Review-East, CityLore – Places that Matter, Silver Tongued Devil Anthology, andelsewhere. She is working on a memoir and a third chapbook. Weiman co-curated, “Third Friday, Queens Writer Series” in Long Island City, NY where she resides. She is also an artist and iPhone photographer.

Francine Witte’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, Wigleaf, Mid-American Review, and Passages North. Her latest books are Dressed All Wrong for This (Blue Light Press), The Way of the Wind (AdHoc fiction), and The Theory of Flesh (Kelsay Books).  She is flash fiction editor for Flash Boulevard and The South Florida Poetry Journal. Her chapbook, The Cake, The Smoke, The Moon (flash fiction) was published by ELJ Editions in September, 2021. She lives in NYC.

Reminder: Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM
  • on Zoom

Happy to be reading with my Poets Wear Prada brother, Robert Anthony Gibbons. I will be reading an excerpt from my novel, Angel Fire, and from Meowku, plus new poems.

FROM GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA:

As COVID transmission rates in NYC are currently high, we have decided to temporarily move our Parkside Lounge show to Zoom.

Please register by clicking here: Eventbrite 

by 3:30 pm on the day of the event. The host will take open mic signups.

The reading will also be livestreamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates on future readings. If we can’t be at the Parkside at any time, we will be on Zoom.

Featuring Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Plus poetry open mic

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Acoustic LevitationBuddha PressBear Creek HaikuDanse MacabreFirst Literary Review-EastJerry Jazz Musician, Muddy River Poetry ReviewThe Rutherford Red WheelbarrowNirla Press, et al.  Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her latest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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).

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets Annual Anthology Reading on Zoom

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology Celebration

Saturday, November 27, 2021

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Our November features are:

Susana H, Case
Jack Cooper
Ron Kolm
Bruce Whittacre
David Dephy
Mireya Perez
Jeff Cottrill
Zev Torres
Yuyutsu Sharma
Austin Alexis

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices  across the U.S. and the world. We would like to thank this year’s 43 reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and Yuko Otomo as this year’s guest poet. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings. 

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. 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 November reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS

Brownstone Poets: Annual Anthology Celebration

Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology Celebration

Saturday, November 27, 2021

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Our November features are:

Susana H, Case
Jack Cooper
Ron Kolm
Bruce Whittacre
David Dephy
Mireya Perez
Jeff Cottrill
Zev Torres
Yuyutsu Sharma
Austin Alexis

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices  across the U.S. and the world. We would like to thank this year’s 43 reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and Yuko Otomo as this year’s guest poet. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings. 

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. 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 November reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS

Brownstone Poets: Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani, Saturday, October 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, October 30
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 


Our October 30 features are:

Jeff Cottrill

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni

Ermira Mitre Kokomani


Plus a limited Open Mic. 

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 October features are Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani. 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 October reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/2OCs3SBUz

Bios:

Jeff Cottrill is a fiction writer, journalist, and spoken-word artist based in Toronto, Canada. His performance style is influenced by slam conventions, but subverts them with wit, ironic humour and a satirical tone. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. over the last twenty years. In the past several months, he has been published in several international anthologies from New York to Australia. Jeff has authored four chapbooks and recorded three CDs, and he has recently finished his seventh or eighth attempt at a first novel.

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni has written poetry all her life. One night in 2008 she read a few poems at a local café. A member of the audience asked her to send him a manuscript. Turns out he was a partner in Quattro Books; within a few months they published her first book, Looking at Renaissance Paintings and Other Poems. Eventually another book came out, called Second Collection (2013). Her first chapbook, Portrait Gallery, was a product of the pandemic lockdown 2020. Caroline edited and wrote the introductions for three anthologies of prose and poetry by Italian Canadian writers: Italian Canadian Voices (1984); Italian Canadian Voices revised (2006) and Bravo! (2012). Her poems have been included in other anthologies, magazines, and online.

Ermira Mitre Kokomani is a bilingual poet, essayist and translator from Albania living in New Jersey. Her  poetry has appeared in various international and national poetry anthologies and journals as: Jerry Jazz Musician, Red Wheelbarrow Poets Journals, THE POET’S anthologies, Live Encounters, Kistrech Poetry Festival, Mediterranean Poetry, Montclair Write Group, etc. She has published a book of poetry in Albanian, and is submitting a second one for publication. Ermira is also completing the first English collection Blooming as a Sacred Lotus while working on another bilingual one. She has translated the fiction novel The King’s Shadow from Albanian into English.