Monday, August 3, 2015

Brownstone Poets presents Michael Broder, Susan H. Maurer, and Jason Schneiderman, Saturday, September 5, at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Brownstone Poets presents Michael Broder, Susan H. Maurer, and Jason
Schneiderman, Saturday, September 5, 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.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Michael Broder

Susan H. Maurer

Jason Schneiderman

Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900


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:

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon


Michael Broder is the author of This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in American Poetry ReviewAssaracusBLOOMColumbia Poetry ReviewCourt GreenPainted Bride Quarterly, and other journals, as well as in the anthologies This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians 2 (Windstorm Creative, 2004), ed. Rudy Kikel; My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them (Terrace Books, 2009), ed. Michael Montlack; Spaces Between Us: Poetry, Prose and Art on HIV/AIDS (Third World Press, 2010), eds Kelly Norman Ellis and ML Hunter; and Divining Divas: 50 Gay Men on Their Muses (Lethe Press, 2012), edited by Michael Montlack. both feral and domestic.

Susan H. Maurer has published six chapbooks and two collections, Perfect Dark (ungovernable press) and Josephine Butler (Phoenix International). She has had three broadsides published: Clamshell Press, Center for Book Arts, and Marymark Press. She has had five Pushcart nominations and has been published in fifteen countries. Among her anthology appearances are the Unbearables’ Help Yourself (Autonomedia,) and Off the Cuffs (Soft Scull Press). Magazine credits include Virginia Quarterly Review, Confrontation, Gargoyle, and Volt. Susan has read at venues such as Poets House, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, The National Arts Club, New York Public Library, and the Brooklyn Bridge. She was interviewed on Poetry Thin Air by George Spencer. You can watch this interview on Youtube.

Jason Schneiderman is the author three books of poems:  Primary Source (Red Hen Press 2016), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Prize; Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press 2010), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize, and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books 2004), a Stahlecker Selection. He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press 2015).  His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House. He is Poetry Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and Associate Editor at Painted Bride Quarterly. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Rimes of The Ancient Mariner at Three of Cups, Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m.

Ahoy There Matey!

“Rimes of The Ancient Mariner,”
An exciting monthly “Spoken Word” Open Mic venue for Performance Poets, Writers, Monologists Memoirists, Barroom Bards, and Storytellers.

Curated and hosted by

Phillip Giambri a.k.a "The Ancient Mariner" .

@Three of Cups Lounge
83 First Avenue @ 5th. Street, NY NY
6:00pm - Open Mic signup
Fifteen Open Mic slots plus four featured performers.
Curtain up at 6:30pm SHARP
21 and over only
$7 Admission

Subways: F to Second Avenue 
B, D, F, M, to Broadway-Lafayette
6 to Bleecker Street

Featured "Silver Tongued Devils"
Wednesday August 26, 2015

Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, haiku, and the borough of Brooklyn. Her publications credits include BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure litt√©raire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, and others. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems.
For more information, please check out her websites: and at

L. R. Laverde-Hansen received his BA from Concordia College. Among his various literary endeavors, he’s completed three plays. One of them, Kill The Beast, was performed in NYC in June of 2007. He proudly says seeing actors read his words before a live audience was the most intense creative experience of his adult life and claims he almost “died of joy” right there. He’s now working on an epic Shakespearean Historical drama titled Charles XII, King of Sweden. This play has more than thirty-speaking roles, runs over a hundred pages, and will make Kill The Beast seem like a walk in the park. His only comment on this upcoming work is, “What can I say? Artists are crazy.” He’ll try to premiere a staged reading next winter.

Rachel Therres is a poet, artist, educator, and would eat ice cream every day of the year if she could. Her poetry is breaking into her most silent places, both terrifying and freeing. She co-organizes for both Suffern Poetry and NYC Urbana slam. 2015 will mark her third year competing at the National Poetry Slam. Her core beliefs are that poetry saves lives and that joy is found in mint tins filled with watercolor paint. She is a Baltimore girl in a New York world.
Photo by Mike Geffner

Peter Blaxill is a retired theater professional, having worked on both sides of the footlights. As an actor he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway. The Kennedy Center in DC, extensively in Regional Theater, Summer Stock, you name it. He studied poetry with William Packard, Pearl London, Colette Inez, David Trinidad, and several others. He’s been featured in the poetry scene around town at The Cornelia Street Cafe, Su Polo's Saturn series, Mike Graves's Phoenix Series, and has been an Open-Mic Gypsy at Rimes of The Ancient Mariner for many months now. His poetry can be found in the Riverside Anthology, The Jefferson Market Anthology, and he has had poems published in The New York Quarterly.

Produced and Hosted by Phillip Giambri
a.k.a “The Ancient Mariner
Associate Producer: Anthony Murphy
House Manager: Russell Atwood
For information, contact:

Publication News: Yellow Chair Review

Good news to share!

My poem, "Mr. Lipson," is in the Yellow Chair Review, Issue 3, August 2015

The link is below.

Submit for the next issue.  This is a lovely publication.  So happy that Alison Ross of Clockwise Cat is in the same issue.

Sam is the Brownstone Poets Mascot and "Cat "Assistant Editor

Let's congratulate Sam, our Mascot for Brownstone Poets. He is also our "Cat" Assistant Editor. Linda Lerner is his proud mommy.

Sam is one cool cat!

Check out the wonderful spread on editorial cats on Bear Creek Haiku's website at:

Boog City Festival, Saturday, August 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.



Saturday, August 8, 2015
11:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

@ Unnameable Books 
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

$5 suggested donation


Q, B to Seventh Avenue
2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza

I will be reading at 2:25 p.m. 

Feature List for August 8th

11:50 p.m. Kate Lutzner
12:00 p.m. Rick Mullin
12:15 p.m. Kimberly Lyons
12:25 p.m. Mitch Manning
12:40 p.m. Ann Stephenson
12:50 p.m. Lewis Mason (music)

1:20 p.m. break

1:30 p.m. Kostas Anagnopoulos
1:40 p.m. Laura Kochman
1:55 p.m. Stephen Potter
2:10 p.m. Audrey Mardavich
2:25 p.m. Patricia Carragon
2:35 p.m. Brown Sanders
2:50 p.m. Jonathan Berger
3:00 p.m. Little Cobweb (music)

3:30 p.m. break

d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses
season 13 kick-off

Mad House Publications (Philadelphia)
Philip Mittereder, editor-in-chief

3:40 p.m. Maryan Captan
Leslie Burnette
Becca Savana
James Harrison Monaco
4:10 p.m. Curtis Cooper (music)
4:25 p.m. Sara Schwartz
Miguel Huerta
David E. Morton
Philip Mittereder
4:55 p.m. Cooper

5:10 p.m. break

5:20 p.m. Valerie Fox
5:35 p.m. Buck Downs
5:50 p.m. Sarah Sarai
6:00 p.m. Patrick Blagrave
6:15 p.m. Maggie Tobin
6:30 p.m. Cornelia Barber
6:40 p.m. Joe Reichel (music)
7:10 p.m.-Heart in Spaces: A Q&A with Christophe Casamassima

8:40 p.m. Diego Clare (music)

Monday, July 27, 2015

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets in its 10th Year, Back with Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael Walsh, Saturday, 8/1 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant


Brownstone Poets is celebrating its 10th year this August!

at the Spoken Words Cafe

Brownstone Poets presents Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael WalshSaturday, August 1 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.

Brownstone Poets presents:
Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael Walsh

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900


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:

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon


Virginia Walker has been a finalist for Suffolk County Poet Laureate and her poetry has been published in local and national publications, including Long Island Quarterly, South Fork Naturalist, The Nassau Review, Pegasus, Minetta Review, and the anthologies, The Light of City and Sea, Touched by Eros, In Autumn,  Bards Annual, and Poems in the Garden: Rebel Road  7.She has mentored many poetry workshops on Long Island for Live Poets and has been a visiting poet in East End middle schools.  She lives on Shelter Island and is active in the East End Poetry Workshop. She has created many poetry events at Dowling College featuring East End Poets

Virginia Walker earned her Ph.D. at New York University. She teaches English and Humanities courses at Dowling College and Suffolk County Community College.

For more info, please click on the link below:

Michael Walsh graduated from Gilmour Academy, took a B.A. in anthropology from Cleveland State University, and did further course work at John Carroll and Yale Universities. 

He was happiest with his rock hammer, kneeling in a creek bed or combing shale cliffs for Paleozoic fossils. He contributed his collections to museums and colleges. 

Michael has published over eighty poems in numerous magazines and anthologies, and has read in Ohio, Manhattan, and across Long Island. 

He was a human rights and animal rights advocate and was interested in the intertwine of psyche. He felt we lived in a small world without room for expansion and we needed to get along. 

Michael lived in Rocky Point and was active in the East End Poetry Workshop.

Monday, July 20, 2015

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets to Read at the NY Poetry Festival, Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 A.M.


Brownstone Poets to Read at the NY Poetry Festival, Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 A.M.

Come One, Come All 
To the NY Poetry Festival 
at Colonel's Row
on Governors Island

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while listening to a smorgasbord of poetry.

This is the first year for Brownstone Poets to be part of this exciting event for the written and spoken word. 

Performances from numerous groups are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, from 11 A.M. to 6 A.M.

Brownstone Poets is scheduled to appear on
the White Horse Stage:

Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 A.M.

Featured Readers for Brownstone Poets:

Patricia Carragon
Evie Ivy
Karen Neuberg
Leslie Prosterman
Katrinka Moore

Enjoy our words and please purchase our books, as well as the Brownstone Poets 2014 and 2015 anthologies. 

Explore the other amazing events.

Come to Vendor's Village for food, beverages, arts and crafts, and of course, BOOKS!

Bring the kids to the Children's Festival.

Read at the Ring of Daisies open mic

Come out and enjoy! 


How to get there:

$2 round trip, but free in the morning.

For more info:

photo credit from the