Sunday, January 30, 2011

Molly Peacock and Dean Kostos Tues, 2/15 at Tillies of Brooklyn

Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene


The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Molly Peacock and Dean Kostos

Tuesday, February 15


Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m. – We must be out by 9 p.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 emails: pattiekake@earthlink.net
pcarragon@gmail.com






 Dean Kostos

Dean Kostos’s books include: Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma, and Celestial Rust. He co-edited Mama’s Boy and edited Pomegranate Seeds. His poems have appeared in Western Humanities Review, Boulevard, Southwest Review, Chelsea, Stand Magazine, on Oprah Winfrey’s Web site Oxygen.com, and elsewhere. His literary criticism has appeared on the Harvard UP Web site, in The American Book Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at The City University of New York, Wesleyan, and has served as literary judge for Columbia University’s Gold Crown Awards.





Molly Peacock


Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems, both published by W.W. Norton and Company (US and UK) and McClelland and Stewart (Canada). Her poems have appeared in leading literary journals such as  The TLS,  New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Paris Review, as well as in numerous anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Poetry and The Oxford Book of American Poetry. She is the Series Editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English and the Poetry Editor of the Literary Review of Canada. She serves on the Graduate Faculty of the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, published in Canada by McClelland and Stewart, in the US and the UK by Bloomsbury, and in Australia by Scribe Books.

She is now working on a book-length poem called, AlphabeTique:  the Lives of the Letters as Written by T.



The Cupcake Chronicles #4 is Up and Running on Symmetry Pebbles, A New, Edgy Online Journal from the UK



Here comes the bride and groom cupcakes.  A delicious spoof on what sometimes might happen at a wedding. Cupcake Chronicles #4 is up and running in the January 29 edition of Symmetry Pebbles, a new, edgy online journal from the UK. 

Summit, submit!  

Send to editor, Richard Thomas, no more than three poems, along with a short bio to submissions@symmetrypebbles.com. Please put your name and email address on each poem.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Giant Rose Parade Along Snow York's Park Avenue









I was surprised yesterday to see this awesome stainless steel and fiberglass garden along Park Avenue from 57th Street and up.   Past the slush and snow mounds, I was able to snap some photos of these delightful specimens.  They remind me of decorative cupcakes dusted with confectioner's sugar.  What a nice contrast against the snow!  I hope this means that spring will be debuting soon in Snow York.  The roses will stick around through May. Three cheers to artist, Will Ryman, for his whimsical artwork.  And I just love that Lady Bug on top.

Check out this video on NY 1:
http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/arts/132670/giant-rose-sculptures-planted-along-park-avenue

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love Happens on Saturday, February 12 at 2 p.m.

LOVE HAPPENS AT THE NEW YORK POETRY FORUM

Saturday, February 12 from 2 to 5:30ish p.m.

Matthew Anish, Patricia Carragon, Barbara Liss  
and Cassandra O'Neil

 
The New York Poetry Forum
Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' & Airmen's Club
283 Lexington Avenue (between East 36th & 37th Sts)
New York, NY 10016

Subway: 6 to 33rd Street


Open Mic
$3 for Members, $4 for Non-members
Hosted by Daniel Fernandez




pattiekake@earthlink.net

Monday, January 17, 2011

REMINDER: Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Sweta Srivastava Vikram on Tuesday, January 18

REMINDER:

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Sweta Srivastava Vikram 

Tuesday, January 18


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


Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator.

He was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press) and www.WayToEverest.de: A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. 

Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.


Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com), a 2010 Pushcart-nominee, is the author of two chapbooks of poetry from Modern History Press: Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors and Because All Is Not Lost and co-author of two poetry collections from Cyberwit: Whispering Woes of Ganges & Zambezi and Not All Birds Sing (upcoming). Niyogi Books will publish her first fiction Novel, Perfectly Untraditional in 2011. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in literary journals, online publications, and anthologies across three continents and six countries. Sweta has held artist residencies, done readings, and taught creative writing workshops across the globe. She was short-listed for the Unisun Poetry Prize and was offered a part scholarship for a workshop with VONA. She is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in New York City with her husband. Follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta).




Sunday, January 16, 2011

OMG - Bloomberg Haiku on Vimeo

Hizzoner schleps in the snow (photo from the New York Post's web site)


















Pattie at the Bowery Poetry Club (photo taken by Linda Lerner)











OMG -The Bloomberg Haiku Quartet, which I read at the Bowery Poetry Club on New Year's Day, is now on Vimeo.  It was posted by OPEN CITY.

Way too funny!

CLICK ON EITHER ONE OF THESE LINKS BELOW AND ENJOY!



Pattie :)

http://vimeo.com/18415535


Patricia Carragon from Open City on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

GPA the poetic unsub and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat 2/5




Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:

GPA the poetic unsub and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Saturday, February 5 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



GPA the poetic unsub is a native of Chicago. He is the author of the best selling, critically acclaimed book of poetry entitled, The Confessional Heart of a Man., co-authored the erotic anthology The Chocolate Rose, and the upcoming The Book of 24 Orgasms.GPA has been featured on radio stations WGCI 107.5 FM and WVON 1390 AM, and the Chicago Sun Times. He is the winner of the Michael Baisden Radio Show Poetry Slam and the Waiting 4 the Bus Poetry Penthalon. He is a founding member of the League of Extraordinary Poets, P.O.E.T. (People of Extraordinary Talent), and the Waiting 4 the Bus poetry collective. GPA hosts an open mic at the Quaker House in Hyde Park.






Jeffrey Cyphers Wright studied with Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley at St. Mark’s Church. He also studied with Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College and received an MFA in poetry. Wright is the author of eleven books of poetry. His poems also appear in six anthologies including Out of This World from Crown Press and Thus Spake the Corpse from Black Sparrow Press. Wright's poetry and art criticism has appeared in ARTnews, Art and Antiques, ArtNexus and The Brooklyn Rail. In 2008 The monthly Rail instituted his ongoing column of poetry reviews called Rapid Transit. Wright started Live Mag! (www.livemagnyc.com) in 2007 and hosts related poetry events at the Bowery Poetry. He contributed poems and collages to online venues, including Bicycle Review, Beet, Reading Dance, and Tool: A magazine. In 2010, his visual and performance work was the subject of the solo, participatory exhibit The Good Outlaw at AC Institute.[2] In an A-List preview of the show, The Villager described Wright as a "master collagist."

Another International Publication

Pleased to have my two poems, Joy and The Room,  published in Istanbul, Turkey in the latest issue of içnepaldekiler, Issue #14 November - December  2010  ISSN 1308-2574


Namaste to Pali Canon and Mustafa Suphi.  Their work is also in this issue.
 


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URBAN HAIKU and MORE at St. Mark's Bookshop



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 Haiku, Senryu, Hay(Na)Ku and Other Unrhymed Tercet Poetry may have sold out at Brooklyn's BookCourt,

                                                                                                                                                             
but... it's now available in Manhattan at

St. Mark's Bookshop

31 Third Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets

New York, NY 10003

212 - 260-7853

Subways:
6 Train at Astor Place and the N/R Trains at Broadway and 8th Street


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







Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Sweta Srivastava Vikram on Tuesday, January 18

The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Sweta Srivastava Vikram 

Tuesday, January 18


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


Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator.

He was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press) and www.WayToEverest.de: A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. 

Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.


Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com), a 2010 Pushcart-nominee, is the author of two chapbooks of poetry from Modern History Press: Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors and Because All Is Not Lost and co-author of two poetry collections from Cyberwit: Whispering Woes of Ganges & Zambezi and Not All Birds Sing (upcoming). Niyogi Books will publish her first fiction Novel, Perfectly Untraditional in 2011. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in literary journals, online publications, and anthologies across three continents and six countries. Sweta has held artist residencies, done readings, and taught creative writing workshops across the globe. She was short-listed for the Unisun Poetry Prize and was offered a part scholarship for a workshop with VONA. She is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in New York City with her husband. Follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta).




REMINDER: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE BROWNSTONE POETS 2011 ANTHOLOGY


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE BROWNSTONE POETS 2011 ANTHOLOGY:



All the featured poets during 2010 will be eligible as well as all the poets who support the Brownstone Poets readings by coming at least 3 to 4 times to either the Ft. Greene or Brooklyn Heights reading or both during 2010. One poem only from all the featured poets during 2010 and from the poets who come to the readings at least 3 to 4 times during 2010. The poem must be emailed as either as a word document attachment or within the body of the email. You can submit any previous published poem or simultaneous submission. No hate poems against anyone's race, religion, creed, sexual orientation or gender. No excessive usage of four-lettered words. To all eligible poets, please send your poem and 50-word bio by January 22, 2011, the latest!!! Come to Tillies on Tuesday, January 18 to make your 3 to 4 time attendance count!!!




Thanks,

Patricia Carragon

Brownstone Poets

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mount Saint-Garbage Reins on the Upper East Side




Welcome to the East Sixties in Manhattan, Snow York.  These pictures were taken on Tuesday, January 3, 2011.  Happy New Year from the Slopes of New York's Garbage Mountains.  

And they say more snow is on the way... OY VEY! 

I guess the rats will be skiing on Friday... LOL!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Inertia Magazine Issue #9


I'm happy to announce that my poems, THE CHANDELIER, THE BLANK WALL and THE ARMY OF SUITS are online on Inertia Magazine, Issue #9


Please peruse this issue and check out these wonderful writers, Marcia LeBeau, April Ossmann. Maureen Alsop, Jeffrey Berg, Matina Stamatakis, and Dean Kostos.




Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Literary Review East for January 2011


I'm happy to announce that my winter haiku are in the First Literary Review East for January 2011.


Please check it out these other great poets as well:

Arthur McMaster, Evie Ivy, Sanford Fraser, Melinda Wilson, Nandini Dhar, Jerome Brooke, Pamela L. Laskin, Brenda J. Gannam, Chuck Easter, Lyn Lifshin, Joshua Meander, and George Spencer

Kudos to you Cindy Hochman and congrats to you, Karen Neuberg on becoming assistant editor. Well done, ladies!


Pattie

Bloomberg Haiku for The Season



Happy New Year!


Here's my tribute to Hizzoner and the recent blizzard that buried Snow York

Check out New Verse News for January 1, 2011


Enjoy,

Pattie