Monday, November 29, 2010

Pictures from URBAN HAIKU AND MORE BOOK PARTY @ Wyld Chyld Tattoo Cafe

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all had a grand Turkey Day and got some great bargains on Black Friday.  I've been so busy at work and home that I neglected my blog.   I apologize.   Anyway, here are the pictures from my fun book party for my book, URBAN HAIKU and MORE, at the Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café back on Thursday, October 28.




Enjoy!

Pattie 

 Ms. Carragon

Looking urbane

 
Douglas G. Swezey, my co-feature


 Lloyd Abrams, the host

 Peter V. Dugan

 the poets

 Doreen Spungin

 Jorde Wigeland

 Kaeti Wigeland

Tattoos R Us

 Doug's mom

 Doug

 Pattie and Kaeti  (taken by Jorde Wigeland)

Urban Haiku Rules!  (taken by Kaeti Wigeland)

REMINDER: Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein and Maria Lisella on Saturday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights


The Brownstone Poets presents:


Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein and Maria Lisella


Saturday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m.


Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900


Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,
4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall


$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon email: pattiekake@earthlink.net


http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


http://myspace.com/pattiekake8


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




BIOS




POET HARRY (a.k.a. Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein) is a New York City poet, runner, health enthusiast, teacher, and Manager of Gary Null’s Eastside Center in Manhattan. Some of his poems, including Perspectives being performed here today, were published internationally. He has produced poetry and music variety shows, and self-published a novella. Harry received his MS from Howard University, Washington, DC and BA from Hunter College, CUNY.




Maria Lisella's Pushcart Poetry Prize-nominated work appears in Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada), both of which are available on amazon.com. She co-curates, the longest running literary series at the Cornelia St. Cafe -- the Italian American Writers Association readings held monthly. She is a travel writer by profession.

More November Publication News


I'm proud to announce that Clockwise Cat published "Picture of Life" and "Beauty" in Issue #19.  So many wonderful writers, like George Held, Cindy Hochman, Carl Kavadlo, Alison Ross, and Connie Stadler, are also part of this issue.

http://clockwisecat.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-poems-by-patricia-carragon.html

I’m very impressed by Cindy Hochman’s professionalism as the editor of the First Literary Review - East’s November issue. Please check out my poems:

Open Mic Warhols
Cyber Cyanide
Alteration


at  http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/


Also in this issue are poems by Matthew Anish, Evie Ivy, Pamela L. Laskin, John Amen, Robert Gibbons, Joshua Meander, George Spencer, Brant Lyon, Nandini Dhar, George Held, and Lyn Lifshin

Thursday, November 11, 2010

REMINDER: 7th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem


7th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010 • 2 ~ 6 pm
Bowery Poetry Club


Brevitas honors Emily Dickinson as Historical Guest Poet for her divine role as Patron Saint of the Short Poem
• a selection of Emily’s poems will be read by poet and performer Shelley Miller
• a screening of “Emily Dickinson – Her True Self” by Flash Rosenberg, produced by the Lower Eastside Girls Club


7th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010 • 2 ~ 6 pm
Bowery Poetry Club


Brevitas honors Emily Dickinson as Historical Guest Poet for her divine role as Patron Saint of the Short Poem
• a selection of Emily’s poems will be read by poet and performer Shelley Miller
• a screening of “Emily Dickinson – Her True Self” by Flash Rosenberg, produced by the Lower Eastside Girls Club

Also, a special Brevitas dedication will be made for jailed Chinese
dissident and recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo.



Brevitas is a community of invited poets who email one to two original poems (14 lines max) to the group on the 1st and the 15th of each month. This reading and book release party features each poet’s top hits for 2010.


Brevitas founders: Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin
festival host: Flash Rosenberg


Admission: $7


The Brevitas book of short poems will be presented
to all who attend.








THE FOLLOWING BREVITAS POETS WILL BE READING




D. F. August
Susan Gerardi Bello
Iris Berman
Claudia Carlson
Patricia Carragon
Gil Fagiani
Sanford Fraser
Christian Garaud
Bob Heman
Eileen Hennessy
Cindy Hochman
Judy Kamilhor
Andrew Kaufman
Susan T. Landry
Maria Lisella
Tsaurah Litzky
Georgia Luna
Sue Machlin
James McMenamin
Katrinka Moore
Jim Pignetti
Leslie Prosterman
Flash Rosenberg
Dorothea Hutton Scher
Susan Schipke
Zev Shanken
Hal Sirowitz
Ed Smith
Esther K. Smith
Richard Storm
Juanita Torrence-Thompson
John J. Trause
Alicia Vasquez
Angelo Verga
Carolyn Wells
Steve Zeitlin




Guest poets will be invited to sign up for the
Short Poem Open Mic (14 lines max).






Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker Streets)
New York City • 212-614-0505
www.bowerypoetry.com

Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein and Maria Lisella on Saturday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights


The Brownstone Poets presents:


Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein and Maria Lisella


Saturday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m.


Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900


Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,
4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall


$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon email: pattiekake@earthlink.net


http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


http://myspace.com/pattiekake8


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




BIOS




POET HARRY (a.k.a. Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein) is a New York City poet, runner, health enthusiast, teacher, and Manager of Gary Null’s Eastside Center in Manhattan. Some of his poems, including Perspectives being performed here today, were published internationally. He has produced poetry and music variety shows, and self-published a novella. Harry received his MS from Howard University, Washington, DC and BA from Hunter College, CUNY.




Maria Lisella's Pushcart Poetry Prize-nominated work appears in Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada), both of which are available on amazon.com. She co-curates, the longest running literary series at the Cornelia St. Cafe -- the Italian American Writers Association readings held monthly. She is a travel writer by profession.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

November Publication News

PUBLICATIONS:


I’m very impressed by Cindy Hochman’s professionalism as the editor of the First Literary Review - East’s November issue. 

Please check out my poetry at:
http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/


Also in this issue are poems by Matthew Anish, Evie Ivy, Pamela L. Laskin, John Amen, Robert Gibbons, Joshua Meander, George Spencer, Brant Lyon, Nandini Dhar, George Held, 
and Lyn Lifshin



URBAN HAIKU and MORE BOOK REVIEW:


Karen Neuberg, author of DETAILED STILL, (Poets Wear Prada, 2009), wrote a review on my new book, URBAN HAIKU AND MORE, (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Check it out at Gently Read Literature at:
http://gentlyread.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/dreaming-in-haiku-karen-neuberg-on-patricia-carragons-urban-haiku/

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Davidson Garrett and Susanna Rich at Tillies of Brooklyn Tue, 11/16 at 7 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn


The Brownstone Poets Presents:


Davidson Garrett and Susanna Rich on Tuesday, November 16


Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45p.m. – We must be out by 9p.m.


Tillies of Brooklyn
248 DeKalb Ave. (corner of Vanderbilt and DeKalb)
Brooklyn, NY 11205 Phone # (718) 783-6140


Take the J, R or Q trains to DeKalb Avenue, the C to Lafayette, the G to Clinton/Washington
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.


$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Limited Open Mic - one poem (3-minute limit)


Curated by Patricia Carragon email: pattiekake@earthlink.net


http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ 

http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

http://myspace.com/pattiekake8 

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




BIOS


Davidson Garrett studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is a member of Screen Actor’s Guild, Actor’s Equity and AFTRA. He graduated from The City College of New York with a B.A. and M.S. in Education. His poetry, prose and articles, have been published in The New York Times, The Episcopal New Yorker, Xavier Review (Xavier University, New Orleans), The Unknown Writer, Sensations Magazine, The Wild Angels Anthology (Cathedral of St. John the Divine), and online at poetryvlog.com, Big City Lit, and on the website of The Beat Museum in San Francisco. He recently had poems published in a new anthology, Beyond the Riff, published by Poets Press for the North Jersey Literary Series. Davidson has a short story forthcoming in the literary journal: Third Wednesday.

In 2006, he published a collection of poetry and prose about taxi driving and acting: King Lear of the Taxi. (Advent Purple Press). Poems from this collection were the subject of a short film, “Taxi Driver,” produced by Flashgun Films of Great Britain. The film was screened at The Portobello Film Festival in London, 2008. Davidson is the narrator for the film. Davidson has been a New York City taxi driver for over 30 years, to help subsidize his art.




Susanna Rich is a 2009 Mid-Americia Emmy Nominee for writing the poetry in Craig Lindvahl's Cobb Field: A Day at the Ballpark, author of two Finishing Line Press poetry collections~The Drive Home (2009) and Television Daddy (2008), the recipient of the first joint Fulbright and Collegium Budapest Fellowship in Creative Writing, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She won both the 20th Century Poetry and 21st Century Poetry contests of Sensations Magazine. Susanna is Professor of English and Distinguished Teacher at Kean University in New Jersey. Susanna tours unique staged one-woman, audience-interactive poetry readings.