Thursday, January 12, 2017

Some publication news that didn't get blogged in the usual manner




Some publication news that didn't get blogged in the usual manner:


My prose piece, "Enjoy Yourself," is in poetdiversity, November 2016 volume 13 number 2. 

Thank you Marie C Lecrivain Congrats to all:
Inalegwu Omapada Alifa , Maria A Arana, Shawn Aveningo, Peter Barlow, Wendy Bourke , Jack G Bowman, Alan Britt, Lynne Bronstein, Adam Levon Brown, Jeffrey Bryant, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Alicia Carpenter, Patricia Carragon, Natalie Crick, Carla Criscoulo, Frank De Canio , Marvin Louis Dorsey, Miguel Eichelberger, John LaMar Elison, Gabrielle Garofalo, Dave Houston, Dani Raschel Jimenez, Scott C Kaestner, Sofia Kioroglou, Deborah P Kolodji, Rick Lupert, Donal Mahoney, Frank Mundo, Chika Onyenezi , Adam Phillips, Bethany W Pope, Nydia Rojas, Diana Rosen, Walter Ruhlmann, Jan Steckel, and Papa Vic.
Featured Poets: Jonathan Beale, J de Salvo, Darren C Demaree, Amelie Frank, Jerry Garcia, Terry McCarty, Akor Emmanuel Oche , Greg Patrick, Alison Ross, Cody Rukasin, Viola Weinberg,and Kelley White.
Prose Feature: George Korolog

My Fiction Piece, "Diana of Anderson Avenue," is in Centum Press' 100 Voices Volume 2 to be published on January 15.
I'm happy that Tracy Gardstein's work is also in this book.

From the Publisher:

As you know, One Hundred Voices Volume Two will be published in a little over a week on January 15! As this important milestone for "Diana of Anderson Avenue" and all of the other pieces approaches, I wanted to reach out to see how promoting the book is going. We're trying to make a final push to generate pre-orders for the book over the next several days, so please let me know if there's anything that I can do to assist in your promotional efforts.
Just as a reminder, your discount code is: 100V2V8
Your discount code is good for 10% off both paperback and limited edition hardcover copies of One Hundred Voices Volume Two that are pre-ordered through our website, centumpublishing.com.
As we near January 15, I'd definitely encourage you to send a reminder email to your family members, friends, and fans about the book and to participate in our Thunderclap campaign if you haven't already.
Once again, please let me know if I can do anything to help with your promotional efforts for One Hundred Voices Volume Two!
Looking forward to an exciting publication date!
Best Regards,
Christian Lee
Founder and Publisher
Centum Press
P.S. If you live outside the United States, we could send you a large shipment of books that you could distribute to your family members and friends. This has proven to be a great way to cut down on the shipping costs that each individual absorbs and to make our books more accessible.









Tuesday, January 10, 2017

There is still time to submit to Home Planet News Online Issue 4:



There is still time to submit to Home Planet News Online Issue 4:

Deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Publication: Mid-February
                    At the Latest, End of February 




Submissions should be sent to: hpnonline@yahoo.com.


Please read the guidelines below:

Guidelines

Submissions welcome.
Home Planet News Online is an On Line Only Publication.
All copyrights return to the poet, writer, artist.

The submissions requirements are as follows:
Submit up to 4 poems at a time We would prefer prose pieces that are 2000 words or less, but we will consider longer pieces by merit. We will accept only one prose piece per writer per issue.
Art work, paintings, drawings, photos, are welcome. 

Simultaneous submissions will be accepted with the understanding that we will be notified ASAP of publications in another magazine.

Home Planet News Online will accept poems that have been previously published in printed magazines, journals, or chapbooks with a distribution of 500 copies or less.

We will not accept poems or prose that has been accepted in an anthology or published in another online magazine.

Please include contact information Submit everything in one file as a single word document. No pdf files. 

Submissions should be sent to: hpnonline@yahoo.com.

Chief Editor:
Frank Murphy


Executive Editors:
Patricia Carragon
David Gershator
Phillis Gershator
Linda Lerner
Matthew Paris 

Lehman Weichsellbaum

Consulting Editor:
Donald Lev


Computer Editor
Frank Murphy



Poster Making Event at Pen America Tomorrow


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Peter V. Dugan, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton, and Peter John Scarpa on Saturday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant




Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005


Brownstone Poets presents Peter V. Dugan, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton, and Peter John Scarpa on Saturday, February 4 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.




Saturday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m

Peter V. Dugan
Thomas Fucaloro
David Lawton
Peter John Scarpa




@ 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


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon




pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

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

Bios:



Peter V. Dugan has authored five collections of poetry and his book The Prowess of Immodest Emptiness New and Selected Poems published by Chatter House Press has just been released. Over the years, his poetry has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines both online and in print. Mr. Dugan also hosts a reading series at the Oceanside Library on Long Island.








Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, which received rave reviews. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, he has been on three national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a cofounding editor of Great Weather for MEDIA and NYSAI press. He is a writing coordinator at the Harlem Childrens Zone and lives in Staten Island.





David Lawton is the author of the poetry collection Sharp Blue Stream (Three Rooms Press), and serves as an editor for great weather for MEDIA. He has work forthcoming in Muse/A, POST(blank) and From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream (Automedia). David loves dogs, trees, and bananas.




Peter John Scarpa has written six books of literature and short stories; three books on Bay Ridge. His latest book is Ever Returning Spring (ColorPage 2016). He was president of the Bay Ridge Historical Society for twelve years. He also served on the Men’s Council and Community Council.




Thursday, January 5, 2017

WRITERS RESIST: STAND WITH PEN AMERICA!






Stand with PEN America to defend free expression, reject hate crimes and uphold truth in the face of lies and misinformation!
WRITERS RESIST: Louder Together for Free Expression is a literary protest on the steps of the New York Public Library’s Schwarzman Building at 42nd St. that will bring together hundreds of writers and artists and thousands of New Yorkers on the birthday of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. American poet laureates Robert Pinsky and Rita Dove will each offer hope and inspiration with "inaugural" poems.
FEATURINGMeena Alexander, Laurie Anderson, Moustafa Bayoumi, Erin Belieu, Amy Brill, Rosanne Cash, Alexander Chee, T Cooper, Michael Cunningham, Eisa Davis, Mónica de la Torre, Alex Dimitrov, Rita Dove, Charlotte Druckman, Melanie Dunea, Storm Ervin, Jeffrey Eugenides, Angela Flournoy, Masha Gessen, Allison Glock, Amy Goodman, Jeff Gordinier, David Haskell, A.M. Homes, Siri Hustvedt, Mary Karr, Michael Klein, Jaime Manrique, Colum McCann, Jill McDonough, Rick Moody, Honor Moore, Kathleen Ossip, Robert Pinsky, Francine Prose, Kevin Prufer, Sofia Quintero, Jason Reynolds, Jess Row, Esmeralda Santiago, Hirsh Sawhney, Bob Shacochis, Brenda Shaughnessey, Deborah Solomon, Andrew Solomon, Art Spiegelman, Terese Svoboda, Craig Teicher, Charlie Vazquez, Jonathan Wells, Meg Wolitzer, Zachary Wood, Jacqueline Woodson, Monica Youn and more to be announced.
Our PARTNERS include: Arts & Democracy, Asian American Arts Alliance, Authors Guild, Bowery Poetry, Bronx Writers Center, Cave Canem, Center for Fiction, Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, Courage Campaign, Daily Kos, Dennin Arts Management, Dramatists Guild of America, Free Press, New York Writers Coalition, Revolution Books, Theater Communications Group, The Nation, The New School Creative Writing Program, The Other Stories Podcast, Tin House, andWords Without Borders.

Sign the free expression pledge!
After the readings and performances, a group of PEN America leaders and any who wish to join will walk the blocks to Trump Tower together to present PEN America’s free expression pledge on the First Amendment signed by over 110,000 individuals to a member of the President-elect’s team. We are confident the reading at the library and the subsequent march, as two distinct but powerful events to uphold free expression and human rights for all, will be powerful.
We’re 10 days out and we have received great feedback already. We even have 1,000 people already registered on writersresistnyc.eventbrite.com We need your help to keep the momentum going.

We are hoping you’ll be able to help us by:

·         Publicizing the event on your social media platforms.
Here are the links you will need:


·         Participate in one of our poster making sessions.
Join us on Wednesday, January 11 to make handmade posters for the rally. We will provide the material needed, but you are welcome to bring your own art supplies to share for this event, such as: poster board, permanent and colored magic markers, clear tape.

We will have 2 sessions on Wednesday, January 11 to accommodate everyone's schedule:
12-2 PM
6-8 PM

Please RSVP by email (clarisse@pen.org) for the one you are able to attend.

·         Recruit volunteers to help out on Sunday, January 15.
Please email clarisse@pen.org to confirm you will be able to work from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Sunday, January 15.
Assignments will be sent next week and will include: info tables, collecting signatures for the First Amendment pledge, handing out posters, crowd control, and other similar tasks.

Let us know if you’ll be available to volunteer on the day of the event as well, and  if you have any questions.

Best wishes,
Clarisse and Stephanie


_______________­­­­­­­­___
Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf
Deputy Director of Public Programs

PEN AMERICA
588 Broadway Suite 303, New York, NY 10012, USA
pen.org | facebook.com/penamerican | @penamerican
The Freedom to Write

#LouderTogether: Join PEN America’s campaign to fight domestic threats to free expression.
PEN.org/louder-together



Order Your Copy of One Hundred Voices Volume 2
















From Centum Press regarding the publication of my story, "Diana of Anderson Avenue" in One Hundred Voices Volume Two. You can order your copy below using the discount code 100V2V8:




Hi, Patricia,
As you know, One Hundred Voices Volume Two will be published in a little over a week on January 15! As this important milestone for "Diana of Anderson Avenue" and all of the other pieces approaches, I wanted to reach out to see how promoting the book is going. We're trying to make a final push to generate pre-orders for the book over the next several days, so please let me know if there's anything that I can do to assist in your promotional efforts.
Just as a reminder, your discount code is: 100V2V8
Your discount code is good for 10% off both paperback and limited edition hardcover copies of One Hundred Voices Volume Two that are pre-ordered through our website, centumpublishing.com.
As we near January 15, I'd definitely encourage you to send a reminder email to your family members, friends, and fans about the book and to participate in our Thunderclap campaign if you haven't already.
Once again, please let me know if I can do anything to help with your promotional efforts for One Hundred Voices Volume Two!
Looking forward to an exciting publication date!

Best Regards,
Christian Lee
Founder and Publisher
Centum Press

P.S. If you live outside the United States, we could send you a large shipment of books that you could distribute to your family members and friends. This has proven to be a great way to cut down on the shipping costs that each individual absorbs and to make our books more accessible.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Reminder: Queens Spectacular 3 Tina Chan, Linda Kleinbub, James McMenamin, Susan Weiman


Reminder:



Queens Spectacular 3 at Park Plaza Restaurant



Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets

We are ringing in 2017





Saturday, January 7, 2017 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.


Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m


QUEENS SPECTACULAR 3:


Tina Chan

Linda Kleinbub

James McMenamin

Susan Weiman




@ 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


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon




pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

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

Bios:






Tina Chan made her poetry debut in 2009 and has been fortunate to be selected as a feature performer at open-mics.  She has been published in: Alternative New Year’s Poetry Extravaganza Anthology 2016 and 2015; Brownstone Poets Anthology 2016; 2015, 2013, 2012Nomad’s Choir Poetry Magazine Summer 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012; and Big City Lit Fall 2011. She is a lively spoken word poet whose writing style is a poetic puzzle.  For life’s challenges her mother stated many times:  “when you fall down stand up – stand stronger.” Tina is a full-time civil service employee and part-time poet and Yelper.

























Linda Kleinbub is a volunteer at Girls Write Now. During her lifetime she has been a database programmer, Cub Scout Cubmaster, and mentor. She appeared on the reality TV show 10 Years Younger. She received her MLS from Queens College and her MFA from The New School. Her work has appeared in The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, Yahoo! Beauty, Front Porch Commons, Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of New York Woman Poets, First Literary Review-East,forthcoming in The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Anthology 2016 and The Best American Poetry Blog. She is a painter and organic gardener.







James McMenamin is a familiar face on the poetry scene, as he is celebrating his twentieith year (2017) of reading at open mike venues in N.Y.C. A Queens native, he’s been published in various journals, including Brownstones Poets, Brevitas, Nomad’s Choir, Performance Poets, and others. For the past handful of years, he’s taught writing for new immigrants at Queens Library. Some of his students were selected for publication through NYU’s Literacy review program, as well as Symphony Space. 























Susan Weiman, writes literary nonfiction, poetry and vignettes. Her work has been published in First Literary Review-East, POST(blank), Citylore.org, run-to-the- roundhouse nellie, Riverside Poets Anthology, Parkside Collective, and formerly on the Home Magazine blog where she wrote about art. Susan is an artist, jewelry maker, and iPhone photographer. She resides in Long Island City.  http://scwnynotebook.blogspot.com