Sunday, August 6, 2017

Publication Catch up for July and August

Publication Catch Up for July and August:

Pleased to be part of Eco-Poetry. Thank you Daniela Gioseffi for your activism and hard work. Please enjoy "The Mother Tree," "The Four-Sided Box,"and "Tree Haiku." 
Happy to see Karen NeubergMaria LisellaGeorge HeldPat Falk Barry Wallenstein Gil Fagiani Pamela Laskin George Guida and others online. Congrats to everyone!

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, 
Saturday, August 8, 2017

Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen, Frosty, and Tama for posting my Catku:

by the window
        a snowflake meltdown
        amuses the cat

                 like cat's eyes
                 doors to inner space
                 open and shut

                               (for Alison Ross)

                               progressive claws
                               send political machines
                               to the shredder

congrats to: 

Dennis Saleh, t. kilgore splake, Lysa Collins, Diane Webster, Ndongolera Mwangupili, p. l. wick, Bijoy Kumar Dubey, and Peggy Dugan French.

The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Summer 2017

Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for publishing my Haiku:

a child hides under 
ailanthus umbrella
July fireworks

on hallowed ground
a sanctuary grows
wild geraniums

silhouette patterns
washi paper made from sky
ailanthus collage

mosquito lovefest
scratching my way 
through summer

Happy to see Gordon Gilbert's poetry in this issue! Congrats!

Sensations Magazine Supplement 6 - 2017  The Gathering Storm

Thank you, David Messineo and Kleber de Freitas for publishing "Meltdown.

Pleased to see David Messineo, Davidson Garrett, Denise La Neve, Susanna Rich, Mark Fogarty, John Barrale, Joel Allegretti, Paul Nash, Annemarie Lockhart, and more

Reminder: FINISHING LINE PRESS Women, Sat, August 19 at The Mulberry Street NYPL

A Gentle Reminder:

Finishing Line Press Women, A Celebration of Women Writers

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mulberry Street Branch NYPL
10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012

Free Admission

Amy Barone, Patricia Carragon, Debora Lidov, Maria Lisella, Margaret McCarthy, 
Karen Neuberg, Zara Raab

 Subways: F and D to Bway Lafayette, 6 to Bleecker Street, R to Prince Street.

Please check the MTA Weekender for scheduled track work info:

Amy Barone’s latest chapbook, Kamikaze Dance, is from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in First Literary Review-EastGradiva,Standpoint (UK), Paterson Literary Review, and Sensitive Skin, among others. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and Advertising Age. Foothills Publishing published her first chapbook, Views from the Driveway. She belongs to PEN America Center and the brevitas online poetry community. From Bryn Mawr, PA, Amy lives in New York City.

Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, Sensitive Skin, and Sensations Magazine among others. Her latest book is Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is a member of brevitas, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.

Debora Lidov is the author of the FLP chapbook Trance. Her poems have appeared in Cutthroat, Five Points, Salamander Magazine, Tarpaulin Sky, The Threepenny Review, and Upstreeet. She is employed as a medical social worker and serves as board president for the Indolent Arts.

Maria Lisella is the sixth Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2018. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated work appears in Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), Amore on Hope Street and Two Naked Feet. Her work is also included in The Traveler''s Vade Mecum (Red Hen Press, 2017). She co-curates the Italian American Writers Association readings. By day, she writes for USA TODAYTravel Market Report and the bilingual publications, La Voce di New York and Bridge Puglia.

Karen Neuberg is the author of two chapbooks, “Detailed Still” (Poets Wear Prada) and “Myself Taking Stage” (Finishing Line Press). “The elephants are asking” is forthcoming later this year from Glass Lyre Press. Her poems and collages appear in numerous journals including Canary, Forage, New Verse News, Poets for Living Waters, and S/tick. She’s a multiple Pushcart and a Best-of-the-Net nominee, and is associate editor of the online poetry journal First Literary Review East.

Margaret McCarthy's poetry collection Notebooks From Mystery School (Finishing Line Press, 2015) was a New Women’s Voices Award finalist. She writes heightened language plays based on her poems.The Sacrificial King: A Play For John Lennon was produced in NYC; Deirdre Retrograde was read at La Mama Theatre, NYC.  McCarthy works as a professional photographer.  She publishes A Vision And A Verse,  an e-broadside combining her images and poetry.


Zara Raab’s books are Swimming the Eel and Fracas & Asylum (David Robert Books, 2010, 2013); The Book of Gretel, and Rumpelstiltskin, or What’s in a Name? (Finishing Line Press, 2010, 2013), the latter chapbook a finalist for the Dana Award. Her book reviews and poems appear in Verse Daily, River Styx, West Branch, Arts & Letters, Crab Orchard Review, and The Dark Horse. New work is forthcoming from Poet Lore, Broad Street, and the Hudson Review.

Reminder: Natalie N. Caro, Lydia Cortes, Mireya Perez-Bustillo on Saturday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

A Gentle Reminder:

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents
Natalie N. Caro, Lydia Cortes, Mireya Perez-Bustillo on Saturday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.  


Saturday, August 26

at 2:30 p.m

Natalie N. Caro
Lydia Cortes
Mireya Perez-Bustillo

@ 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:

Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates.

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon 


Natalie N. Caro is a Bronx-born artivist, editor, and 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominee. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from Lehman College/CUNY where she currently teaches freshman and an MFA in Poetry from City College/CUNY where she was selected as one of
the first recipients of the Creative Writing Fellowship. Sometimes, she swears that school saved her, but then she thinks about colonization of the mind and feels some type of way. She used to want to be a mermaid, but she learned to write before she ever learned to swim.

Lydia Cortes is the author of the poetry collections Lust for Lust (Ten Pell Books) and Whose Place (Straw Gate Books). Her work appears in the anthologies Puerto Rican Poetry: An Anthology from Aboriginal to Contemporary Times (U Mass Press, 2006) and Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012 (Editorial Campana). Recent work has appeared on the Black Earth Institute’s 30 Days Hath September poetry feature curated by Patricia Spears Jones; in Poems in the Aftermath and What Rough Beast (both Indolent Press); Resist Much, Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Dispatches Editions); and Upstreet.

Mireya Perez-Bustillo, born in Colombia and raised in New York, writes poetry and fiction in Spanish and English. In her work she searches for that "other voice" breaking through entrapment and oppression, the fragile markers to unearth more hidden voices. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, Vibe Viva, IRP Voices, among others. Her novel,Back to El Dorado, is forthcoming.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Where to Buy Brownstone Poets 2017 and 2016 Anthologies, Innocence, and Urban Haiku and More

Where to Buy Brownstone Poets 2017/ 2016 Anthologies, Innocence, and Urban Haiku and More Online and at Bookstores

Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology:

$12 @
Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology:

$17.99 paperback, $6.99 Kindle

Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology:

$15.00 paperback, $6.99 Kindle


Innocence by Patricia Carragon:

Finishing Line Press

$14.99 paperback

@Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

@The BookMark Shoppe
8415 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209

(Part of the Local Writers' Display)


Urban Haiku and More

@Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201