Monday, September 15, 2014

Michael Broder and Richard Loranger at Park Plaza Restaurant, Saturday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m.



Brownstone Poets presents Michael Broder and Richard Loranger on Saturday, October 4 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:

Michael Broder
Richard Loranger  
Saturday, October 4,  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:



 
Michael Broder is the author of This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014). He holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from New York University, and a PhD in Classics from CUNY Graduate Center. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in BLOOM, Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Classical World, and other journals, as well as in the anthologies This New Breed, My Diva, Divining Divas, Rabbit Ears, and Ancient Obscenities. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and numerous cats, both feral and domestic.


Photo credit: Robert Fischer

Richard Loranger is a writer, performer, visual artist, and all around squeaky wheel, currently residing in Oakland, CA. He is the author of Poems for Teeth, as well as The Orange Book and nine chapbooks, including Hello Poems and the recent 6 Questions (Exot Books). Recent work can be found in the online journals London Grip New Poetry (www.londongrip.co.uk) and The Marsh Hawk Review (www.marshhawkpress.org) and in the just released anthology I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand (great weather for MEDIA). You can find more about his work and scandals at www.richardloranger.com.

Monday, September 8, 2014

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



REMINDER:


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

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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

REMINDER:




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



brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


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


BIOS:


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.

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

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


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




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



brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


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


BIOS:



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.