Monday, August 25, 2014

Jay Chollick and Su Polo at Cafe Dada, Tuesday, 9/16 at 7:30 p.m.



Brownstone Poets presents Jay Chollick and Su Polo, Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada.   Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.




Brownstone Poets presents:


Jay Chollick
Su Polo
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m. - sign up  at 7:15 p.m.


Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217


http://www.cafedadany.com/

718-622-2800

Subways:

2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza

B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + food/drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

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BIOS:




 
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Jay Chollick: The word’s most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferablein print; bookish in slim volumes: Colors; American Vesuvius; FiveO The Stately Poems; prizes & awards but not the bluest ribbons; big mouth on the radio; a tv pipsqueak, for which only his one hand claps.



Su Polo is a multitalented artist.  A native New Yorker, she is a writer of stories and poems, singer/songwriter with guitar and dulcimer, Jazz vocalist, photographer, painter, sculptor, computer graphic artist, and created her website at supolo.com. Her book of poems and stories, Turning Stones, is available at St. Marks Books.  She is the founder and host of the Saturn Series poetry reading in it’s 20th year every Monday at Cafe Mania. Su is also the set designer for the last 7 years of this New Years Day Poetry Extravaganza.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Memorial Service for Bob Hart Saturday 8/30 at 1:30 p.m.

 
 
Our dear friend and poet, Bob Hart,  passed away last week.  He was 85 years old, but his lively spirit and dance moves could outdo those more than half his age.  Bob featured for me back on January 5, 2013 with Bruce Weber and Joanne Pagano Weber as part of The No Chance Ensemble team. It was a fun event for everyone.  Bob's poem, A Longer Shorter Comedy, is in the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology.  I plan to do a special memorial section for him in the 2015 anthology.  
  
 
There will be a non-denominational funeral service for Bob Hart:
 
Saturday, August 30, at 1:30 p.m.
 
The Scientology Church
 
65 East 82 St., between Park and Madison
 
New York, NY 10028
 
 
If you have any questions, please call Eden at 212-288-1526.
 
 
I wish I could go, but I'm scheduled to work that day.
 
 
 
Every poem is a gift from the poet's heart.  Bob Hart had a heart filled with poetry.  I have posted his poem from the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology below.  Please read, enjoy, and share his gift.
 
A LONGER SHORTER COMEDY



midway this trip
beginning with one and
ending with another nothing;
bubbling in the wakings of
sensation’s edgy finding of
the light and morbid substance of infinitude
we who met (or not met at all) are amazed
in our urging or purging round this fountain cup
of bright and dim variety
how many (or few) exuding life’s vibrancy
we find in this contriving of eternity

midway my trip or midway our trip
so many steep concavities
            of sloping in and climbing out—
the filling of the dark green living leaf
with freezing white (whose eye of ice
will weep a different beauty in the spring)

midway like sun and blossom   hope and help
close with opening we sanctify or vilify each other—
truth-spiders
weaving forever as substance sublime
or else a void to avoid.


—Bob Hart

 
 
 

Friday, August 22, 2014

August Publication News









Although I'm having issues printing up my anthologies (only 2/3 of them are printed), I have some good news to share:
 
My haiku is in the Weekly Avocet #88


 
sweet and ripe
enough to eat
the melon’s scent

                      

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, Anoek van Praag at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 9/6 at 2:30 p.m.



Brownstone Poets presents Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, and Anoek van Praag at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.



Brownstone Poets presents:
Evie Ivy
Max Nemerovsky
Anoek van Praag
 
Saturday, September 6,  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,


4 or  to 5 Borough Hall


For more directions:

http://www.hopstop.com/



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


Curated by Patricia Carragon


pcarragon@gmail.com



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Evie Ivy’s “Dance of the Word,” dance and poetry programs have been seen at Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia Street Café, Tribesgallery, others. She has three chapbooks out, including “Selected Cinquains,” (Grey Book Press), a book, “The First Woman Who Danced”—poems based on her life as a dancer.  Her poetry appears in such websites as First Literary Review East, Levure Litteraire, etc. She hosts the long running Green Pavilion Poetry Event, whose second anthology “The Venetian Hour,” was recently released.  Evie’s a vegetarian, she loves animals, not because of her health. She takes care of three cats, four delightful goldfish.




Max Nemerovsky has published five chapbooks and is in several anthologies. His poetry has been heard on radio. He has been featured at the Nuyorican Poets Café, Nomad’s Choir, Green Pavilion, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Emanu-El, The Guild for the Blind, and Composers, Authors and Artists of America.




Born in The Netherlands, Anoek van Praag earned degrees in counseling and a teachers degree  in the performing arts.  She is a licensed massage therapist and has a private practice in Manhattan. Her specialty is healing trauma and chronic pain. Anoek began writing poetry and studying dance and theater when she was young. She writes and reads in many languages. Her poems have been published and can be found on YouTube.



 

REMINDER: Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez at Cafe Dada, Tues, 8/19 at 7:30 p.m.


REMINDER:



Happy Late Summer from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.  We are back with poetry and prose. From the Brooklyn Bridge to the The Verrazano- Narrows Bridge, the heat is on and poetry is hot in the city.


Brownstone Poets presents Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez on Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada.   Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.




Brownstone Poets presents:


Madeline Artenberg
Mireya Perez
 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m. - sign up  at 7:15 p.m.


Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-622-2800

Subways:

2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza

B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + food/drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


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BIOS:



 
Before falling for poetry, Madeline Artenberg was a photojournalist and street theatre performer.   Her poems have appeared in many publications, such as Caprice, Vernacular and Rattle.  Madeline won Lyric Recovery and Poetry Forum prizes and was semi-finalist in the 2005 contest of Margie, The American Journal of Poetry. In 2006, Rogue Scholars Press published Awakened:  poems by Madeline Artenberg and poems by Iris N. Schwartz.  A two-act play, The Old In-and-Out, based on her poetry and that of Karen Hildebrand, directed by Kat Georges, had a sold-out run in 2013. 




Mireya Perez's poetry searches for that "other voice" breaking through entrapment and oppression, the fragile markers to unearth more hidden voices. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, IRP Voices, among others.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dance of the Word: Celebrating Summer, Sat, 8/2 at 6 p.m.






 
Join us on Saturday, August. 2nd at 6 P.M., for

DANCE OF THE WORD: Celebrating Summer

The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St.
(between Bleecker & W. 4th St.), NYC- 10014

Alan Baxter, MC
$15 admission includes a free drink

A, F, B, E, D to W. 4th St./#1 to Christopher St.

David Elsasser         Mindy Matijasevic
Peggy Fitzgerald        Patricia Carragon
Eugene Ring       Madeline Artenberg

Paul Knopf – jazz pianist
Cleopatra Amaris performing a sword dance and other dances.

Paul Knopf will collaborate with Evie Ivy
 in a belly dance/Spanish fan dance fusion of “Granada.”

The poem to be danced to will be “Memories of a Summer” by Mary Askin-Jencsik,
from The Venetian Hour poetry anthology.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez at Cafe Dada, Tues, 8/19 at 7:30 p.m.





Happy Late Summer from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.  We are back with poetry and prose. From the Brooklyn Bridge to the The Verrazano- Narrows Bridge, the heat is on and poetry is hot in the city.


Brownstone Poets presents Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez on Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada.   Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.




Brownstone Poets presents:


Madeline Artenberg
Mireya Perez
 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m. - sign up  at 7:15 p.m.


Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-622-2800

Subways:

2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza

B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + 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:



 
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Before falling for poetry, Madeline Artenberg was a photojournalist and street theatre performer.   Her poems have appeared in many publications, such as Caprice, Vernacular and Rattle.  Madeline won Lyric Recovery and Poetry Forum prizes and was semi-finalist in the 2005 contest of Margie, The American Journal of Poetry. In 2006, Rogue Scholars Press published Awakened:  poems by Madeline Artenberg and poems by Iris N. Schwartz.  A two-act play, The Old In-and-Out, based on her poetry and that of Karen Hildebrand, directed by Kat Georges, had a sold-out run in 2013. 




Mireya Perez's poetry searches for that "other voice" breaking through entrapment and oppression, the fragile markers to unearth more hidden voices. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, IRP Voices, among others.