Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More April Publications--The Weekly Avocet #70







Although I'm having terrible and expensive printer issues that I hope to rectify later on, plus going thru the hell of shredding old papers and tossing family stuff out to local thrift shops or my brother, I have some good news to share:

My haiku is in the Weekly Avocet #70


maple trees in limbo
           March winds
                       can’t forget winter


Very pleased that I'm in this issue with George Held, Robert Muelller, and more. Congrats!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

REMINDER:David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Patricia Spears Jones on Tues. April 22 at Cafe Dada at 7:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

Brownstone Poets presents David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Patricia Spears Jones on Tuesday, April 22 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:

David B. Austell
William Seaton
Yuyutsu Sharma
Patricia Spears Jones


Tuesday, April 22, 2013

Starts at 7:30 p.m.    sign in 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:



Dr. David B. Austell is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City, where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct).  David has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education, focusing on International Education (his dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, concerned Chinese students in the United States during the Student Democracy Movement). In 1992, he was a Fulbright grantee in Korea and Japan.  His first book of poetry, Little Creek, was published in January 2011 by Nirala Press, and his second volume, Garuda (also published by Nirala), was released in March 2012. His third book of poetry, The Tin Man, is expected from Nirala Press in January 2015. David’s poetry has also appeared in Infusion Magazine and in The Red Wheel Barrow.



William Seaton is the author of Dada Poetry: An Introduction with a preface by Timothy Shipe, curator of the University of Iowa’s Dada Archive. His translations of German Dadaist poetry had earlier appeared in Adirondack Review, Read and Destroy. Mad Blood, Maintenant, and Chelsea.  He is also the author of Spoor of Desire: Selected Poems.  Active with the Cloud House group in San Francisco during the seventies, he now produces the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series and occasional Surreal Cabarets of performance art in the Hudson Valley. 

Samples of his literary essays and translations are posted at williamseaton.blogspot.com.


Yuyutsu Sharma: recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institutefor the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, and is a distinguished poet and translator. He was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press) and www.WayToEverest.de: A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch. Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home. www.yuyutsu.de , www.niralapublications.com,  http://yuyutsurdsharma.blogspot.com/.

photo credit: Thomas Sayers Ellis

Patricia Spears Jones has written three poetry collections, most recently Painkiller (Tia Chucha Press), four chapbooks, the most recent, Living in the Love Economy (Overpass Books) and two plays commissioned by Mabou Mines. Poems are widely anthologized including Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary of African-American Poetry and Best American Poetry: 2000.  She is contributing editor to BOMB Magazine and has served as Mentor for Emerge, Surface, Be, The Poetry Project’s Fellowship Program. She has received grants from the NEA and NYFA and awards from The NY Community Trust and the Foundation of Contemporary Art.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino and Cindy Hochman at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 3 at 2:30 p.m.




Brownstone Poets presents Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino, and Cindy Hochman, Saturday, May 3 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:
 
Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino, and Cindy Hochman,
Saturday, May 3 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



brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


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


BIOS:



Baron James Ashanti’s literary career began in 1965 with readings at the County Cullen Branch of the Library in Harlem, and he began to publish nationally in 1966.  His work has since appeared in Europe, Afrika, and Asia. He is listed in Who’s Who in The World; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Education; Who’s Who in America-Editors; Writers and Poets; Who’s Who in North American Poetry; The International Who’s Who in Poetry; The International Writer and Author’s Who’s Who and The Poets and Writer’s Directory. During the Black Arts Movement (1965-1974) he developed into a Writer/Activist, preferring not to pontificate on the side-lines but to steer on a course of 13 straight years political action.


Erika Dagnino, Italian poet, writer, performer, has contributed to literary and music magazines. She has published prose and poetry books, and produced CDs in Italy, England, and California. She has a strong relationship with the free jazz musical world, especially in New York. www.erikadagnino.it.




Cindy Hochman is the founder of Harrison/Hochman "100 Proof" (copyediting services) and the editor-in-chief of the online journal First Literary Review-East.  Her recent and upcoming poetry publications include: the New York Quarterly, Lips, MonkeyBicycle, CLWN WR, Arsenic Lobster, and Pirene's Fountain. She is on the book review staff of Pedestal Magazine and also writes reviews for Home Planet News, great weather for MEDIA, and New Mirage Journal. She is grateful to Patricia for giving her the opportunity to read for you today and most honored to be featuring with her "Italian sister," Erika Dagnino.

April Publication News- Home Planet News Online Issue 1





Honored to have my two poems, "Humoresque" and "The Ghost," in the Home Planet News Online Issue 1 at

http://homeplanetnews.org/AHPNONL16.html


along with the following poets:

Donald Lev
Linda Lerner
Daniela Gioseffi
Frank Murphy
Lyn Lifshin
Brian Liston
Tony Dash
Christine A. Gruber
George Snedeker
Mike Jurkovic
Tim Suermondt
Caryn LL Gottlieb
roberta
Alan Semerdjian
Chris Butters
Sean E. O'Connor
Jens Magnussen
Walter Worden
rd coleman
Bob McNeil
Lea Diaz
Alan Catlin
David Hernandez
Teresa Cosa

And let's give a shout out to the fiction writers in this issue as well:

Thaddeus Rutkowski
Robert Roth
Matthew Paris
Phillip Kuan 

For the entire issue, click on:

http://homeplanetnews.org/AOnLine.html

Monday, March 31, 2014

REMINDER: Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

REMINDER:

Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Brownstone Poets presents Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. 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:

 Babette Albin and Richard Fein

 Saturday, April 5 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


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


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


BIOS:
 
Babette Albin, a long-time activist on the New York poetry scene, is pleased to feature for the Brownstone Poets one again. Her work is dynamic as are her presentations, filled with witty observations, rich political/historical content and a flare for the dramatic. Having enjoyed the success of seeing her four children graduate from college, Babette has returned to school to fill in the gaps. She is studying Russian History and Literature and can tell you everything you wanted to know about Vladimir Putin but were afraid to ask.
Richard Fein was a finalist in The 2004 New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition. A Chapbook of his poems was published by Parallel Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been published in many web and print journals such as: Reed, Southern Review, Roanoke Review, Skyline Magazine, Birmingham Poetry Review, Mississippi Review, Paris/atlantic,  Canadian Dimension, and many others.

Friday, March 21, 2014

David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Patricia Spears Jones on Tues., 4/22 at Café Dada at 7:30 p.m.




Brownstone Poets presents David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Patricia Spears Jones on Tuesday, April 22 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:

David B. Austell
William Seaton
Yuyutsu Sharma
Patricia Spears Jones


Tuesday, April 22, 2013

Starts at 7:30 p.m.    sign in 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:



Dr. David B. Austell is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City, where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct).  David has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education, focusing on International Education (his dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, concerned Chinese students in the United States during the Student Democracy Movement). In 1992, he was a Fulbright grantee in Korea and Japan.  His first book of poetry, Little Creek, was published in January 2011 by Nirala Press, and his second volume, Garuda (also published by Nirala), was released in March 2012. His third book of poetry, The Tin Man, is expected from Nirala Press in January 2015. David’s poetry has also appeared in Infusion Magazine and in The Red Wheel Barrow.



William Seaton is the author of Dada Poetry: An Introduction with a preface by Timothy Shipe, curator of the University of Iowa’s Dada Archive. His translations of German Dadaist poetry had earlier appeared in Adirondack Review, Read and Destroy. Mad Blood, Maintenant, and Chelsea.  He is also the author of Spoor of Desire: Selected Poems.  Active with the Cloud House group in San Francisco during the seventies, he now produces the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series and occasional Surreal Cabarets of performance art in the Hudson Valley. 

Samples of his literary essays and translations are posted at williamseaton.blogspot.com.


Yuyutsu Sharma: recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institutefor the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, and is a distinguished poet and translator. He was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press) and www.WayToEverest.de: A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch. Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home. www.yuyutsu.de , www.niralapublications.com,  http://yuyutsurdsharma.blogspot.com/.

photo credit: Thomas Sayers Ellis

Patricia Spears Jones has written three poetry collections, most recently Painkiller (Tia Chucha Press), four chapbooks, the most recent, Living in the Love Economy (Overpass Books) and two plays commissioned by Mabou Mines. Poems are widely anthologized including Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary of African-American Poetry and Best American Poetry: 2000.  She is contributing editor to BOMB Magazine and has served as Mentor for Emerge, Surface, Be, The Poetry Project’s Fellowship Program. She has received grants from the NEA and NYFA and awards from The NY Community Trust and the Foundation of Contemporary Art.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

REMINDER: Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada



REMINDER:

Brownstone Poets presents Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) on Tuesday, March 18 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:

Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner)


Tuesday, March 18, 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


Born in Boston, poet Alessandra Francesca has been inspired by a range of artists, from T.S. Eliot to Humphrey Bogart, and her family feared she would run off to New York since before she could walk. She can be found mumbling poetry to herself on the L train and her work will strike you with its raw honesty and lasting poignancy. She lives in Brooklyn.



 
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Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) A product of the streets of South Philadelphia, he obtained his deviant perspective on life listening to Jean Shepherd on WOR radio back in the ‘50s.  He fled Philly at seventeen, served in the military, has been an actor, hairstylist, stoner, janitor, writer, drifter, recording engineer, poet, traveling salesman, barfly, banker, biker, announcer, mail-order minister, photographer, and “Computer Guru”.  He came to NY City in ’68, joined the Hippie pilgrimage to St. Marks Place, and never left.  He’s attended too many schools to mention, blown several scholarships, and   studied nearly everything, without ever attaining a degree in anything. His self-published websites “Ancient Mariner Tales” and “Confessions of A Repeat Offender” offer bored web surfers a glimpse into his futile search for self-discovery and meaning.  He can be found downtown, regularly spinning yarns and telling tall tales at Mike Geffner’s Inspired Word, Barnes & Noble, Black & White Bar, great weather for Media @ Parkside Lounge, Kairos Poetry Café, Cornelia Street Café, and anywhere else that will tolerate him. www.AncientMarinerTales.com.