Thursday, July 10, 2014

Patricia Carragon at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe









Bensonhurst’s Patricia Carragon 
is back and ready 
to share her poetry and prose 
this summer at 
Bluestockings and 
The Cornelia Street Cafe





Tuesday July 29th  from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Feature Writers: Patricia Carragon and Hilary Lustick

Bluestockings Bookstore

172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E. Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

$5 suggested donation

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side

Open mike (for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 p.m. – 8 minute limitBring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

Subway:
Take F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. 1 ½ block walk to the store.

Bios:

Patrica Carragon’s work tends to be edgy and humorous, written by an outsider looking in.

Hilary Lustick’s work focuses on the human experience generally with a special focus on the weird and ironic vicissitudes that make it most meaningful. This will be her second reading at Bluestockings, the first having been as a contributor to Milk and Honey, an anthology of women’s lesbian poetry.


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Saturday, August 2nd from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.
DANCE OF THE WORD:  Celebrating Summer

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

$15 admission includes a drink
    
Subways:
A, F, B, E, D to W. 4th St.
#1 to Christopher St. 

Alan Baxter,  MC

Readers:

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

Paul Knopf – jazz pianist
Cleopatra Amaris with a sword dance, and other dances

Paul Knopf legendary jazz pianist 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.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The 22nd Annual Poets House Showcase, Thursday, June 26, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.










The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology 

At Poets House!




It is an honor to have the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology displayed at Poets House.   


The Poets House 22nd Annual Showcase Reception
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (5:30 P.M.- 7 P.M.)
Event Location: 
Kray Hall
Admission: 
Free and open to the public




Event Location: 
Kray Hall
Admission: 
Free
Join us for the opening of the 22nd annual Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses. There is no better way to get an overview of the art.
Opening Reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman immediately follows.
This diverse and inclusive exhibition will be on view through August 16
- See more at: http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/ph-showcase/22nd-annual-poets-house-showcase-opening-reception#sthash.dfUz95Ao.dpuf
 
Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry.  All publications to be on view through August 16. After the reception, stay for an open reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman.
Opening Reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman immediately follows. - See more at: http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/ph-showcase/22nd-annual-poets-house-showcase-opening-reception#sthash.dfUz95Ao.dpuf
Opening Reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman immediately follows. - See more at: http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/ph-showcase/22nd-annual-poets-house-showcase-opening-reception#sthash.dfUz95Ao.dpuf




Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY 10282 

(212) 431-7920
http://poetshouse.org/

Poets House Directions

SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace. 

BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: www.downtownny.com

FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders
from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway
and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry
Terminal at the World Financial Center and  
walk north to River Terrace.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Summer Hiatus for Brownstone Poets



Summer Hiatus for Brownstone Poets

 
 









No readings June thru July at Cafe Dada
 
No readings July thru August at Park Plaza Restaurant  


We will be back on Tuesday, August 19, 2014  with three amazing women, Madeline Artenberg, Mireya Perez, Iris N. Schwartz at Cafe Dada.

Have a safe and fun summer!
 

Friday, May 30, 2014

REMINDER: Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles, Saturday, June 7 at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. June 7 at 2:30 p.m.



REMINDER:





Brownstone Poets presents Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles, Saturday, June 7 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:

Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles
Saturday, June 7 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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BIOS:
 


 
 
 Bill Pyles grew up on the farm in Michigan. He started writing verse before he was ten.  Love overpowered him in his early school “daze.” He has a BA and two MAs.  He has taught school for 30 years.  He’s been on the poetry circuit since “way back when” and has published his poems “here and there” in newspapers, magazines, and the poetry circuit presses. Bill has printed three booklets, Boxing, Tissues of Lives, and Under the Influence. He is now working on Flint Farmer’s Market Romance.  



 
Poet, musician Demetrius Daniel from Kensington, Georgia, has been a Washington Heights resident since 1990. He began reading poetry in 1996 at Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. He received mention in a NY Times article (3/20/09), “Where Boundaries Are Melting, a Place to Celebrate Differences.” He has a CD, "Word’s Speak." Publication credits include Nomad’s Choir Poetry, Brownstone Poets Anthology 2009, and The Cartier Street Review. A featured trombonist on Fred Arcoleo’s CD, "Seeds," his concept, “Tromboetry” infuses  poetry with trombone riffs Demetrius performs regularly  at "Word Up" bookstore and Nomad's Choir. A Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance member, he formed and leads the NYC Brass Brothers Band.

Friday, May 16, 2014

May Publication News






Happy to announce that I am in Levure littéraire no. 9, a lovely international literary and art e-zine from France.  Kudos to Evie Ivy and Diane and Bernard Block for also being included.  A big thank you to Erika Dagnino for her tireless work in helping to get this beautiful journal together.  Bravo!


Please check out 

SMALL DREAMS

PICTURE OF LIFE

EMPTINESS

IF A WOMAN—NONET

COMING HOME

SEX AND THE SINGLE POET

Check them out at:
http://levurelitteraire.com/patricia-carragon/

 

For Evie Ivy  
http://levurelitteraire.com/evie-ivy/

For Diane Block
http://levurelitteraire.com/diane-block/

For Bernard Block
http://levurelitteraire.com/bernard-block-29/

Thursday, May 15, 2014

BROWNSTONE POETS 2014 ANTHOLOGY










The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology is Here!


A labor of love finally happens.

Thanks to my editorial staff (Cindy Hochman, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg) for their tireless teamwork in making this project happen.
Inside this issue:  
A spread dedicated to Ken Siegelman  
A spread dedicated to Special Guest Poet, George Held
Plenty of photos to delight from contributors Brenda J. Gannam, Karen Neuberg, Linda Lerner, Richard Fein, Tina Chan, Carmel Curtis, and Patricia Carragon
Poetry from the following contributors who were either featured or supported the series last year:
 

ALAN BRAVERMAN                                                                      
aLICE B. TALKLESS                                                                               
ANDREW KAUFMAN                                                                         
ANTHONY VIGORITO                                                                        
AUSTIN ALEXIS                                                                                    
BARBARA schwartz                                                                       
BERNARD BLOCK                                                                                   
BILL PYLES                                                                                                
BOB HART                                                                                               
BOB HEMAN                                                                                    
BOB QUATRONE                                                                                    
BONI JOI                                                                                              
BRENDA J. GANNAM                                                                       
BRUCE WEBER                                                                                   
CHAD PARENTEAU                                                                       
CINDY HOCHMAN                                                                        
CYNTHIA ATKINS                                                                                   
cYNTHIA tORONTO                                                                       
DAVID ELSASSER                                                                                   
DAVID FRANCIS                                                                                  
DIANE BLOCK                                                                                  
EDI HOLLEY                                                                                    
E.J. ANTONIO                                                                                    
ELLIOT ABOSH                                                                                   
ELYZSABETH AHNE                                                                       
erika dagnino                                                                                   
ernest k. woodley                                                                        
eve packer                                                                                   
evie ivy                                                                                               
frank simone                                                                                     
george h. northrup                                                                       
george spencer
gordon gilberT, jr.                                                                       
gregory crosby                                                                        
helen peterson                                                                       
james arthur                                                                                   
joanne pagano weber                                                             
joel allegretti                                                                      
John todras                                                                                    
joseph charles rebis, jr.                                                            
joshua meander                                                                        
karen neuberg                                                                                  
karl roulston                                                                       
katrinka moore                                                                        
KRISTIN ROBIE
LINDA LERNER                                                                                  
LINDA ROTHSTEIN                                                                        
MARIA CHISOLM                                                                                  
MARILYN THOMAS-KING                                                          
MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK                                                                       
MAX NEMEROVSKY                                                                       
MIREYA PÉREZ                                                                                    
NICHOLAS JOHNSON                                                                       
NOEL DAVID COHEN                                                                         
PATRICIA CARRAGON                                                                         
PATRICIA EAKINs
PTR KOZLOWSKI                                                                                   
RICHARD FEIN                                                                                     
RON KOLM
RON PRICe
ROSALIE CALABRESE                                                                        
SARAH SARAI                                                                                    
TOM OLESZCZUK                                                                        
ZEV TORRES
                                                                        
        

I only have a few comp copies to hand out to the contributors due to a broken printer and my upcoming move out of Flushing.  I will be finishing the job shortly after I unpack. Copies will be sold at readings and elsewhere sometime in the summer/fall.  Price to come.
 


Copies are at Poets House for the 22nd Annual Showcase. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (6 P.M.)
Event Location: 
Kray Hall
Admission: 
Free and open to the public
Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry.  It is an honor to have the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology displayed at Poets House.


Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY 10282 

(212) 431-7920
http://poetshouse.org/

Poets House Directions

SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace. 

BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: www.downtownny.com

FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders
from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway
and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry
Terminal at the World Financial Center and  
walk north to River Terrace.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

UPDATE FOR BROWNSTONE POETS AT CAFE DADA, TUESDAY, MAY 20TH



UPDATE FOR BROWNSTONE POETS AT CAFE DADA, TUESDAY, MAY 20TH:


Sorry to report that Eamon Loingsigh won't be able to attend, but  David McLoghlin and John J. Trause will be at Café Dada on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.  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 McLoghlin
John J. Trause
 

Tuesday, May 20, 2013

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

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BIOS:




David McLoghlin, a poet from Ireland, lives in Windsor Terrace since 2012.  He is an M.F.A. candidate at NYU's Creative Writing Program. His first collection, Waiting For Saint Brendan, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012.  http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=266&a=227. David’s work is forthcoming in the United States in Harper's Ferry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Natural Bridge, Black Lawrence Press, and has been published in the USA by the Hopkins Review, Eire-Ireland, Prick of the Spindle, and has appeared in journals of note in Ireland. He has previously read at McNally Jackson, Franklin Park Reading Series, Freerange Nonfiction, Earshot, as well as in venues in Spain, Ireland, and elsewhere in the United States.

 


 

John J. Trause, Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala, 2012); Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including the artists' periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, and the avant-garde journal Offerta Speciale.  Founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J. and former curator of its monthly reading series, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2009 – 2011, 2013).