Sunday, October 31, 2010

URBAN HAIKU AND MORE BOOK PARTY @ Perch Café


URBAN HAIKU AND MORE
Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other
Unrhymed Tercet Poetry


From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID



URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7


BOOK PARTY

Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30 to 10 P.M.
Perch Café - 365 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

$5 food/drink

with Cindy Hochman

Hosted by Pam Laskin



http://www.theperchcafe.com/inside.htm




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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pictures From Urban Haiku and More at The Bowery Poetry Club on 10/17

Thanks to George Wallace for taking these pictures at my first Urban Haiku and More Book Party on Sunday, October 17.  The Bowery rocked with co-features, David Lawton and Mankh.


Patricia Carragon
David Lawton
Mankh
Patricia Carragon

Pictures From The Brownstone Poets 2010 Anthology Reading at BookCourt, Mon. 9/13

Pictures from The Brownstone Poets 2010 Anthology Reading at BookCourt, Monday, 9/13.


Although it rained again for the 2nd year on a row, it was sunny with poetry and friends.

From Brenda Gannam's camera:

Mireya Perez, Cindy Hochman, Patricia Carragon, Karen Neuberg

Allan David Goldschmidt 

   Mireya Perez, Cindy Hochman, Karen Neuberg
                      
 Ms. Carragon

From my iPhone:
The captivated audience

Samantha Barrow, Obsidian, Charles J. Butler

 Brenda Gannam reading

Wednesday, October 20, 2010



William Duke's Erato is back online


My "The Corneal Gates" is up.


Check out these other poets as well:


George Held, Evie Ivy, Stanley H. Barkan, Matthew Anish, Bill Duke, and Michael Cook



http://eratopoetry.tumblr.com/

You can submit poetry and artwork to Erato.  Read the guidelines on Erato's website.

URBAN HAIKU AND MORE BOOK PARTY @ Wyld Chyld Tattoo Cafe


URBAN HAIKU AND MORE
Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other
Unrhymed Tercet Poetry


From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID



URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7


BOOK PARTY

Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 to 10 P.M.
Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Cafe
1708 Sunrise Highway Merrick, NY 11566 
With poet, Douglas G. Swezey 
Free Admission - Open Mic- 
Hosted by Peter V. Dugan




http://wyldchyldstudios.com/


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

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rusty Typer

If you are a "Mad Man" fan,  you are in for a treat! 


Read my flash fiction, "Betty," and Linda Lerner's "It's Business As Usual"  in October's Rusty Typer.


http://rustytyper.wordpress.com/tag/flash-fiction/

Reminder: Heller Levinson and Carol Novack at Tillies of Brooklyn, Tues, 10/19 at 7 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn


The Brownstone Poets Presents:
Heller Levinson and Carol Novack 

Tuesday, October 19

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

Heller has a new book from the UK, "Excoriate Exhale: Routing Soutine" (Knifes, Folks and Spoons Press).  


"What Soutine did with paint, Levinson does with words. He performs an impasto, a thick daubing of vigorous turmoil, so that one feels the ache and acceleration driving the language. One wonders if there is a tornado in this man’s skull, a whirling dervish of “mental musculature,” a “procreant ecstatically perceptual perpetual tingle.” Each sentence is a storm ..." -- John Olson


Carol is launching her new book "Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack" (Spuyten Duyvil Press), coming soon to a bookstore near you.

 “She has the literary equivalent of perfect pitch, like those musicians who can specify the hertz of birds and burps. Uncanny tympani!”  -- Tom Bradley

Copies of their new books will be available at the reading.



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:





Heller Levinson lives in NYC where he studies animal behavior. He has published in over a hundred journals and magazines including Sulfur, Jacket, Hunger, Talisman, First Intensity, Laurel Review, Omega, The Wandering Hermit, Fire (U.K), Tears in the Fence (U.K.), Alligatorzine, The Jivin' Ladybug, Moria, Woodcoin, Mad Hatters Review, etc. His publication, Smelling Mary (Howling Dog Press, 2008), was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the Griffin Prize. Black Widow Press will be publishing his from stone this running in 2010. Additionally, he is the originator of Hinge Theory. Please visit http://www.hellerlevinson.com/ for more information.







Carol Novack is the former recipient of a writer’s award from the Australian government, the author of a poetry chapbook, an erstwhile criminal defense and constitutional lawyer in NYC, and the publisher of Mad Hatters’ Review. She immigrated to a mountain ridge in Asheville in May, and will be launching her collection of fictions, fusions, and poems, “Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack” (Spuyten Duyvil Press). Works may or will be found in numerous journals, including American Letters & Commentary, Caketrain, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction International, Gargoyle, Journal of Experimental Literature, LIT, and Otoliths, and in many anthologies, including “The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets,” “Diagram III,” and “The & Now Awards: the Best Innovative Writing.” Writings in translations may or will be found in French, Italian, and Romanian journals.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Short Poem Enthusiasts and Emily Dickinson Fans Get Ready for Brevitas at the Bowery Poetry Club

Short Poem Enthusiasts and Emily Dickinson Fans Get Ready for Brevitas at the Bowery Poetry Club

Short Poem Enthusiasts and Emily Dickinson Fans Get Ready for Brevitas at the Bowery Poetry Club


 New York, NY, October 15, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Short poem enthusiasts and Emily Dickinson fans get ready. City Lore, an organization devoted to urban folk culture, and the Bowery Poetry Club will present the 7th Annual Brevitas Festival of The Short Poem on Sunday, November 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. Brevitas is an internet 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 is the annual occasion for Brevitas poets to actually meet in person. The program features each poet's top hits for 2010. Brevitas’ founders are poets Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin, founder and executive director of City Lore. This year’s host is poet Flash Rosenberg, also known as a cartoonist, photographer, humorist, turtle wrangler and Artist-in-Residence for Live from the New York Public Library.

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

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

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

The 2010 brevitas book of short poems will be presented to all who attend.

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

7th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem
Sunday, November 14 from 2 to 6 p.m
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker Streets)
New York City - 212-614-0505
www.bowerypoetry.com

Admission: $7

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

URBAN HAIKU AND MORE BOOK PARTY @ The Bowery Poetry Club


URBAN HAIKU AND MORE
Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other
Unrhymed Tercet Poetry


From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. – Brenda J. Gannam, Haiku Society of America


It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra. –Hal Sirowitz, FATHER SAID



URBAN HAIKU
AND MORE
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
saddle-stitched chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7


BOOK PARTY


Sunday, October 17 at 4 P.M.
The Beat Hour with George Wallace
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery off Bleecker
Lower East Side, NYC
with poets David Lawton/Mankh
$6 admission
Open Mic
Hosted by George Wallace




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

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

4 Horseman Reading at Cornelia Street Sunday October 24 at 6 P.M.


4 Horseman Reading at Cornelia Street 


Sunday October 24 at 6 P.M.

Hosted by Bob Quartrone 

$7 Admission

Limited Open Mic

EVE PACKER 
VIVIANA GRELL
CINDY HOCHMAN
LEE KOSTRINSKY
GORDON GILBERT JR.
CYNTHIA TORONTO
ROBERT GIBBONS
ELIZABETH HARRINGTON
PATRICIA CARRAGON
FRANK SIMONE
JAY CHOLLICK
RONNA LEBO
BONI JOI
LINDA LERNER



The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014

212-989-9319






BY SUBWAY
A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square.

BY CAR
Take 7th Avenue South, turn left on Bleecker; Cornelia Street is the second turning on the left. We're a quarter of the way down on the left hand side.

There is metered parking on the street until 10pm. After 10pm and on Sundays it's free 


http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/downstairs/Performances.asp?sdate=10/24/2010&from_cal=0

Monday, October 11, 2010

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

Coney Island Mermaids From Urban Haiku and More Via Amusing The Zillion, a Blog About Coney Island

Hey Peeps,


Urban Haiku and More is taking off... off to Coney Island!




My three Coney Island poems are now posted on Amusing The Zillion.  Thanks to Tricia Vita, whose terrific blog, Amusing The Zillion, is about everything Coney Island - its news about deconstruction and redevelopment, and more.  Thanks to Barry Yanowitz for allowing Tricia to use his delightful photos.  His photos really describe my Brooklyn mermaids. 

ENJOY!


Pattie :)


http://amusingthezillion.com/2010/10/11/coney-island-mermaid-haiku-by-patricia-carragon/

Saturday, October 9, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Urban Haiku and More

Host of Brooklyn-Based Brownstone Poets Reading Series Gives Bedbugs, Roaches, Work, Viagra, Sex, and Subways a Haiku Twist in Her New Poetry Collection

Host of Brooklyn-Based Brownstone Poets Reading Series Gives Bedbugs, Roaches, Work, Viagra, Sex, and Subways a Haiku Twist in Her New Poetry Collection

New York, NY, October 09, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010), by Patricia Carragon, host of the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets, explodes with wit and poignancy. Read it and let your imagination walk through each page. Search the Coney Island boardwalk for mermaids. Ride the NYC subways, thinking about your sex life. Laugh and cry about being dateless on Valentine’s Day. Learn that bedbugs and roaches can be just as funny as your beloved cat, dog, or parakeet. You don’t have to know about Kerouac and Bashô or what is a Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku or an unrhymed Tercet. This book is not just for the poet or lover of poetry. It is for the city dweller who deals with the daily grind of bedbugs, roaches, work, Viagra, sex, and subways. It will provide an outlet for laughter. It will make the reader feel that he or she is not alone during these challenging times.

Brenda J. Gannam, Member, Haiku Society of America, says, "From the riotously humorous to the deeply poignant, Patricia covers the emotional terrain with her witty personality unfurled and a display of craft that, like a dancer, seems so effortless. “And from Hal Sirowitz, author of Father Said, “It’s no accident that she starts off with a Kerouac and Bashô haiku … Bashô’s frogs are replaced by bedbugs – Kerouac’s drugs are replaced by Viagra.”

Urban Haiku and More is now available at BookCourt and from Ms. Carragon at her upcoming book events:

Sunday, October 17 at 4 p.m. at The Bowery Poetry Club, - 308 Bowery, NYC 10012

Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café - 1708 Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566

Tuesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at the Perch Café - 365 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

For more information, please visit Ms. Carragon’s websites at http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ and http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com.

About the Author:

Patricia Carragon is a New York City writer and poet. Her publications include Poetz.com, Rogue Scholars, PoetsWear Prada, Best Poem, BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Chanterelle's Notebook, Clockwise Cat, Ditch, Poetry Magazine, MOBIUS: The Poetry Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Marymark Press, and more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press). She is a member of Brevitas, a group dedicated to short poems. She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor of the annual anthology. For more information, please check out her websites: http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ and http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com.

About Fierce Grace Press:

Fierce Grace Press specializes in chapbooks – “Publishing Under the Radar.” Phil Linz is founder and editor-in-chief of Fierce Grace Press. A poet and chemist, this native New Yorker now lives near Savannah, Georgia. He edited and published an anthology, The Ice Road Poems (2007), with several popular poets from the New York area and beyond, including Ms. Carragon. His photograph of the Lower Eat Side graces the cover of Urban Haiku and More. Mr. Linz had selected Texas-born artist William L. Hayes to draw the Japanese-styled illustrations in this publication.

Urban Haiku and More
by Patricia Carragon
Illustrated by William L. Hays
saddle-stitched chapbook, 52pp
Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA
$7
Fierce Grace Press / 1515 Benton Blvd., #1727/ Pooler, GA 31322/ linzp@bellsouth.net

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Behind Corneal Gates by David Morneau

Behind Corneal Gates by David Morneau

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and Doreen Spungin at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 11/6 at 2:30 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and Doreen Spungin 

Saturday, November 6 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



BIOS




Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, the appointed Suffolk County Poet Laureate for 2009 – 2011, is the founder and president of The North Sea Poetry Scene, Inc. and The North Sea Poetry Scene Press. She was nominated for Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for her book, Let Me Tell You Something. She is listed in Poets & Writers. She is also the editor of Long Island Sounds Anthology, the host of TNSPS’s Arts Forum TV Show on CH. 20 on Cablevision in Riverhead, N.Y. and the Lead Poetry Jurist for the East End Arts Council, Riverhead, N.Y. Her four chapbooks are The Bitter, The Sweet, One Woman's Voice, Let Me Tell You Something and For Michael. Tammy is currently working on her fifth book, Chasing Clouds.




Doreen Spungin, who writes as Dd. Spungin, taught children with special needs in the New York City Schools and now serves her own special needs writing poetry. She has been published in Humanities/Aitia, Asbestos and Brave Hearts, a publication for which she writes a monthly poem. She is involved with the Long Island Poets for Darfur commemorative program anthology. Her poetry will appear in the forthcoming anthologies: Writing Outside The Lines, Long Island Sounds 2010/2011, Toward Forgiveness and Long Island Quarterly. Doreen hosts Poets In Nassau On The Hillside, first Fridays, at The Hillside Library in New Hyde Park, NY.

"Behind Corneal Gates"

Please check out David Morneau's "Behind Corneal Gates." He combined the text from my poem, "The Corneal Gates" with the text from William Shakespeare's Sonnet no. 56. This is part of David's new songwriting project, "Love Songs," that pairs sonnets by William Shakespeare with contemporary poems.  "Behind Corneal Gates" is the first piece from this series.

"Behind Corneal Gates" was performed at the Composer's Voice Concert Series on Sunday, 9/26 at 1 p.m. at Jan Hus Church at 351 East 74th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side.  David's music is gorgeous. The voice of the soprano, Mary Hubbell, is like an angel's.  The performance moved me to tears.

For information, please check out David's web site for upcoming performances at:
http://www.5of4.com/love_songs/poems.html

Behind Corneal Gates by David Morneau



Sonnet 56 / William Shakespeare

Sonnet 56
Sweet love renew thy force, be it not said
Thy edge should blunter be than appetite,
Which but to-day by feeding is allayed,
Tomorrow sharpened in his former might.
So love be thou, although to-day thou fill
Thy hungry eyes, even till they wink with fulness,
To-morrow see again, and do not kill
The spirit of love, with a perpetual dulness:
Let this sad interim like the ocean be
Which parts the shore, where two contracted new,
Come daily to the banks, that when they see:
Return of love, more blest may be the view.
Or call it winter, which being full of care,
Makes summer's welcome, thrice more wished, more rare.



The Corneal Gates /  Patricia Carragon

The Corneal Gates
You keep my image
Behind corneal gates.
I look closer,
See an hourglass
Where sand becomes
An endless beach –
Where a shell lies
Like a castaway.

I pick it up,
Hear thoughts sing,
Watch notes rise
Like fire’s breath.
I ask the wind
To send this song
To where dreams live
And wait for his eyes
To open the gates.

Friday, October 1, 2010

REMINDER PAM LASKIN JAMES MCMENAMIN Saturday, October 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

REMINDER

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights


The Brownstone Poets presents:

PAM LASKIN 

JAMES MCMENAMIN

Saturday, October 2 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://www.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712


BIOS:
 




Pamela L. Laskin is a lecturer in the English Department, where she directs the Poetry Outreach Center. Ms. Laskin’s poems have been published as well as four poetry chapbooks: DEAR HADES; IN A GLASS BALL; TILL DEATH DO US PART and TRICK OR TREAT. GRAND CENTRAL STATION, a full-length collection, was published in 2003, and since that time REMEMBERING FIREFLIES (Plain View Press); SECRETS OF SHEETS (Plain View Press); GHOSTS, GOBLINS, GODS AND GEODES (World Audience) and Van Gogh’s Ear (Cervena Barva Press) have been published. Publish America recently published a book of children’s poetry that she co-authored with Jeanette Adams, a well-known African American children’s poet, and also Elise Buchman, ANIMALS CRACKERS AND THEIR FRIENDS. Tudor Press published GETTING TO KNOW YOU, a YA novel, in 2003. Her published children’s books include A WISH UPON A STAR (Magination Press); HISTORICAL HEROIC HORSES (McGraw-Hill); MUSIC FROM THE HEART (Bantam) and THE BURIED TREASURE (McGraw-Hill). She is a member of Poets & Writers; The American Academy of Poets; The Poetry Society of America; and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.




James McMenamin has read poetry on the open mic circuit for over a decade. He’s a member/facilitator of the N.Y. stories writing group held at City Lore, and a founding member of a monthly writing workshop held at the Hudson Park Branch library. His work has appeared in NOMAD’S CHOIR, AFTERWORD, and PERFORMANCE POETS ASSOC., among others. He is thrilled to be part of the BREVITAS family.