Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dorothy Friedman August, Thaddeus Rutkowki, and Barbara Rosenthal on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant at 2:30 p.m.




Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005


Brownstone Poets presents Dorothy Friedman August, Thaddeus Rutkowki, and Barbara Rosenthal on Saturday, March 5, 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.


Brownstone Poets presents:

Dorothy Friedman August

Thaddeus Rutkowki

Barbara Rosenthal


Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.


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

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon



pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712



BIOS





Dorothy Friedman August, a widely published award winning poet and editor, has won two New York Foundation of the Arts fellowships, and most recently, an Acker Award. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has published books and poems in the U. S. and England, and in such publications as Partisan Review, Hanging Loose, Orbis, Tribes, three Unbearable anthologies, California Quarterly, The Village Voice, Downtown, The Helen Review, Downtown Poets anthology, Big Bridge and numerous periodicals and anthologies. Her most recent work was published in Tribes anthology, Many Mountains Moving, Mudfish, And Then, and Bowery Poets anthology. She is the editor of a zine, WHITE RABBIT.






Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in central Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Cornell University and the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the books Violent Outbursts, Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA. He received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.



Photo Credit: Mike Markham



Media Poet Barbara Rosenthal is a New York avant-garde artist/writer/performer whose works explore intense human relationships. Her works are in MoMA, The Whitney, and the Tate; she's a member of the Unbearables Literary Collective; four books have been published by Visual Studies Workshop Press, and her new novel, WISH FOR AMNESIA, was just published by Deadly Chaps Press, and nominated for a Pulitzer. She’s been a featured reader at Cornelia Street, Parkside, Bowery, HiFi, et al, been published in Live Mag, MacGuffin Reader, Spit, Assembling, and The Big Book of Sex. She taught Writing for 22 years at the City University of NY / Staten Island, and writes reviews for Ragazine.







Monday, February 1, 2016

PEN Women's Literary Workshop Reading, Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.






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Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

PEN Women's Literary Workshop Reading

Presented by the Westbeth Beautification Committee
Westbeth Flea Market
55 Bethune St. (Basement)

Subways and Bus:

A, C, E, or L to 14th St.; M11 bus to Abingdon Sq.


Free and Open to the Public.

With Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon, Jan Castro, Ilsa Gilbert, Silvianna Goldsmith, 
Carol Hebald, Alice Jacoby, Madeline Millan, Marni Rice, Caroline Thomas

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy February Here in the Rubbereden--Other Voices February Poets






Happy to hear that "Living In Silence" is featured on Other Voices February Poets--February 1, 2016 on Here in the Rubbereden website.

I share the space with these fab dudes--George Wallace, Phillip Giambri, Anthony Murphy, and Bernard Block.

http://rubbereden.com/2016/02/01/other-voices-february-poets/



Saturday, January 30, 2016

More January Publication News



More January Publication News:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Issue #130, Wednesday, January 24, 2016 with the moon in Mary Jo Balistreri's Merlot!  



Photo Credit:  http://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/01/up-late-moon-in-our-merlot.html



Sharing the Purrs and Meows with Alan Caitlin, Peggy Dugan French, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Paula Yup, and Cathy Porter.


http://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/01/up-late-moon-in-our-merlot.html

My haiku inspired by my neighborhood:

firefly light show
donkey cart planter
going nowhere

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Nomad's Choir, Winter 2016, Vol. 24, Issue 1

My poem "Living In Silence," is in this issue. 

Also in this issue are these terrific poets:

Evie Ivy, Garrett Robinson, Anoek Van Praag, KenJazzo, Ekiwah Adler-Belendez, Ankita Chaturvedi, Bradford Vickers, Erica Mapp, Matthew Anish, Yinka Meander, Marvin Goldfarb, Cherise Wyneken, Jack McCabe, Joshua Meander, and more.

E-mail submissions to:
Joshua Meander, Editor

jmofnc@aol.com

For more info on Joshua and Nomad's Choir, please check out this article below:

http://www.askanewyorker.com/garrett-robinson/24-years-nomads-choir-poetry-series-stay/


My poem in Nomad's Choir:


LIVING IN SILENCE



I live in silence,
make my bed with your thoughts.
My tongue is numb,
unable to speak your name.
The color of your eyes,
the texture of your hair,
the touch of your hands,
the whisper of your words
must be kept secret.

You’re my guardian,
teacher, friend, lover—
you’re also my prisoner,
the one who gave 
back my life.
You’ve left this physical plane,
but my free will brought you back.
Only the caverns of imagination
and the stillness of moonlight
can understand and protect
what became sacred.

I am the “x,”
you are the “y,”
but no formula can prove
what we’re experiencing.
Only when I die,
this silence will shatter
the temporal world
and love will occupy the universe.  



Monday, January 25, 2016

REMINDER: The Long Island Special--George Wallace and Friends, Russ Green and Vicki Iorio Hit Brooklyn Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m.


REMINDER:


The Long Island Special--George Wallace and Friends, Russ Green and Vicki Iorio Hit Brooklyn Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m.







Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005


Brownstone Poets presents a Long Island Special--George Wallace and Friends--with Russ Green and Vicki Iorio, on Saturday, February 6, 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.


Brownstone Poets presents:

George Wallace

Russ Green

Vicki Iorio


Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.


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

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon



pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712



BIOS


Photo Credit: Charles Peter Watson

George Wallace is a writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, author of 29 chapbooks of poetry, and Poet Laureate of the National Beat Poetry Festival. He's co-editor of Great Weather For Media and teaches at Pace University in Manhattan. Recent appearances include the Ledbury Poetry 
Festival, Festival D'Avignon, and in readings alongside Donovan and Thurston Moore.




Russ Green is a Graduate of Hofstra University. He is co-editor at Great Weather for Media and puts on poetry and arts events at the Brickhouse Brewery on Long Island in addition to hosting and curating poetry at Alive After 5 and Bradstock music festivals and The International Beat poetry Festival. Russ has read his work from New Orleans to Santa Fe and interesting places in between. His first book, Gimme Back My Radio, is out with Night Ballet Press. He can usually be foundcommuning with the mountains in Vermont with interesting artist friends or roaming the docks of Port Jefferson Harbor at night with his tuxedo cat. 





Vicki Iorio is the author of  Poems from the Dirty Couch. Her chapbook, Send Me a Letter will be published by dancinggirlpress this spring. Her poetry has been published in various print and online publications. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Reminder: 3 Brevitas Poets Heman, Carragon, Shanken at the Green Pavilion


Reminder:

3 Brevitas Poets 

Heman, Carragon, Shanken

at the Green Pavilion



Wednesday, January 27, 2016



 7 p.m.

The Green Pavilion Poetry Reading

Hosted by Evie Ivy

Cat Haiku and More by Patricia Carragon

with Brevitas Poets: Bob Heman and Zev Shanken

Plus Open Mic

$3 donation, $6 food minimum


The Green Pavilion 

4307 18th Ave in Brooklyn, NY 11218


(718) 749-0368

Subway:
F train to 18th and McDonald Avenues



Please check with the MTA for Transit 

Updates

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

3 Brevitas Poets at the Green Pavilion, Wednesday, January 27





3 Brevitas Poets at the Green Pavilion



Wednesday, January 27, 2016



around 6:30 p.m. -- 7 p.m.

The Green Pavilion Poetry Reading

Hosted by Evie Ivy

Cat Haiku and More by Patricia Carragon

with Brevitas Poets: Bob Heman and Zev Shanken

Plus Open Mic

$3 donation, $6 food minimum


The Green Pavilion 

4307 18th Ave in Brooklyn, NY 11218


(718) 749-0368

Subway:

F train to 18th and McDonald Avenues



Please check with the MTA for Transit 

Updates