Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights
The Brownstone Poets presents:
Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and RL
Saturday, June 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
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,
4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall
For more directions:
$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon email: email@example.com
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's fifth chapbook is Life's a Beach. She hosts a reading in Patchogue.
Born in Philadelphia, but raised mostly in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, RL began writing at the age of 13. During his youth, RL was highly influenced by his former pastor, the late Ernestine M. Shivers. RL’s life changed the night he met Ebony Washington, the host of Thursday spoken word at Kay's Kafe, in the Bronx. RL made his name at The Sugar Shack, Hottest Poets, Sankofa & The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. RL began hosting The Big Mouth Bout, a one-on-one slam featuring the top poets in the NYC area. Cheyenne Roadhouse became RL's weekly stomping ground to build his talent as host and poet. For 2 successful years RL and Kool Breeze became a household name in the apex of poetry with their back and forth verbal joustings, as well as the growth of the BMB's which soon began spreading from the Roadhouse to The Bowery Poetry Club & CBGB's. In September 2005, RL began hosting his own spoken word night, “RL's Lyric Lounge.” RL worked out of Iimani Cafe in Bed Stuy. His early features included Ngoma, Kasim Allah, Harlem 125 & ItsReaLight. He moved his series to Food 4 Thought Cafe. There, along with assistance by Kool Breeze & his best friend Tanya Arnold, RL kept the Lyric Lounge as a full force in the spoken word community. Mixing his strong, Christian beliefs with the love for the arts, he has always believed everyone deserves their chance to be heard. Because of his being influenced by Langston Hughes, his abstract form of writing dares to paint a picture of life from different angles. He was always taught by Kool Breeze to look at the ''bigger picture.'' RL gets you to do just that.