Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Velez! Moore and DubbleX with Joy Leftow at Tillies of Brooklyn, Tue, 3/15 at 7 p.m.


Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene

The Brownstone Poets Presents:


Velez! Moore and DubbleX with Joy Leftow


Tuesday, March 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











Bios:












DubbleX is a poet, writer and musician who spends his days being certifiably crazy. DubbleX has been writing & playing music his entire life. He has been published by Street Literature Review Magazine (paper) The Cartier Street Review, the Nov. 3rd Club, Polarity, Mad Swirl, readerjack.com, wheelhouse magazine, and the recent Omega 7. DubbleX writes & plays music to stay sane.

Joy Leftow is a double alumna from Columbia U with a second Master’s from CCNY in creative writing. Her blog can be relished at: http://joyleftowsblog.blogspot.com, and has over 25000 facebook followers. She’s been featured on Rockland Internet Radio, Indie Feed, Jazz Poetry CafĂ© and Everything Goes. Leftow’s honesty and openness may astonish you or embarrass you, but she promises not to bore you. Her book, A Spot of Bleach, is available at Amazon. 




Velez! Moore, vocalist, performance poet+writer is a native New Yorker who performs throughout the New York tri-state area. She has appeared at LaMama ETC., The Bowery Poetry Club, JoyceSoho, Cornelia St. Cafe & other NYC venues+art galleries. The thrust of her work is a place where sound/text+movement intersect forming a multi-disciplinary art event. Her chapbook, spiritalkin', will be available Fall 2011.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Swapan Basu and Katherine Hogan at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 3/5 at 2:30 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights


The Brownstone Poets presents:


Swapan Basu and Katherine Hogan


Saturday, March 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


pcarragon@gmail.com











BIOS



Dr. Swapan Basu was influenced by the 1913 Nobel Laureate Poet, Rabindra Nath Tagore, from Kokata, Bengal, India. He translated some of Tagore’s songs in original tunes, posted at youtube.com/SBRhyme. He writes in community newspapers, Sangbad Bichitra and Udayan. His writings are in Bengali and in English and he also translates his poems.

Dr. Basu has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from a US university and spent 25 years in industry. In the last leg of his career, he chose to teach at a HS for the underprivileged community. To motivate the young and restless minds, he wrote few poems, which were all posted at the website of International Society of Poetry at www.poetry.com. Some got published in the anthologies. He received a silver bowel and medallion from ISP in 2004 for his outstanding poetry.

Dr. Basu is the Founder and Chairman of Rhyming Poets International, an NPO, at http://Meetup.com/Rhyming-Poets with 120+ members in 19 US states and in UK, Canada, Sweden, Slovenia and India. This group meets twice a month in NY and NJ.  They publish an ezine, Flute and hold a Rhyming Poetry Contest. This group discusses various rhyming styles with famous examples, and observes birthdays of famous poets every month to learn from their lives and works. These events are free and open to all styles and are videotaped and telecasted from NJ and all over in NY.  His interviews were telecasted May ‘06, East Brunswick Cable TV of NJ and on 14th April ‘07 by Cablevision and Time Warner from NYC. Dr. Basu has a regular weekly TV program by Cablevision at NJ.  He moderates two Yahoo groups – Rhyming and Rupantar.

Dr. Basu reads at several poetry events and was a featured poet at several readings. He has two chapbooks, Hungry Diner and Rupantar of translated Bengali poems.




Katherine Hogan, Vice President of the New York Poetry Forum, has a doctorate from St. John's University, Queens, and teaches at Long Island University, Brooklyn. Her poems, plays and short stories have enjoyed several prizes, performances and publications, including Downtown Brooklyn, The Scribes of Ozymandias, Lunch with the Muse, and Mad Poets Review among others.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Alt. Valentine's Day From Symmetry Pebbles

Happy Alt. Valentine's Day



Photo taken from Phashion.net
Symmetry Pebbles, an exciting and edgy new online journal from the UK, has taken numbers 7 and 12 from my Cupcake Chronicle series to be part of the Alt. Valentine's Selection.



Read it at:


Also, please check out the rest of this selection 
for wonderful work by:

Anne Welsh, Richard Thomas, Arron Palmer, and Abi Wyatt


And please SUBMIT, SUBMIT to this journal!

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.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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

REMINDER:

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.



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Egyptian Haiku on New Verse News



Please check out my latest political haiku for New Verse News for Tuesday, February 8 at:


If you write politically progressive poetry on either current events or topical issues, please submit them the New Verse News.  You must send previously unpublished poems in the body of an email along with a brief bio to:


Use "Verse News Submission" as the subject line.
















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

REMINDER:


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, February 7, 2011

Check Out My Review For Sweta Srivastava Vikram’s Because All Is Not Lost



Please check out my review For Sweta Srivastava Vikram’s Because All Is Not Lost on Gently Read Literature for February:



Because All Is Not Lost: Verse On Grief, published by Modern History Press (2010), is one woman’s celebration of love for those she had lost, but whose influence continues to touch her life. Ms. Vikram’s twenty poems do not dwell under the mourning veil. They speak of never-ending life in memories, hope, and inspiration, even skeptics, like myself, can appreciate and respect. The deaths of Sweta’s paternal grandfather, Dada, and her mother’s elder sister, Mausi, have deeply influenced the author and her writing. She says, I feel my Dada and Mausi’s absence every single day… But these two losses have taught me that their time had come. And that life is about celebrating those alive.

Her prose piece, A note to the biggest thief in this world, resonates with me the most. It protests against loss. Its universality of words goes beyond loss through death. It can also relate to those who have suffered from any situation beyond their control, whether human or nature related. But the message here is the same – the transcendence of suffering through hope and Sweta does it eloquently throughout, and especially in her final paragraph: 

Read more at:

http://gentlyread.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/loss-will-become-insignificant-patricia-carragon-on-sweta-srivastava-vikrams-because-all-is-not-lost/

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More February Publication News - Love and Motherhood






image from
http://infinityiitd.com/i-love-you/

FLRev

* Five of my Valentine’s Day Haiku are in
the February Issue of 
FIRST LITERARY REVIEW EAST 



I share the limelight with these fab poets below:

Linda Rothstein, Peter Aaron Myhre, Cindy Hochman, Mark Sonnenfeld, Jerome Brooke, Ted Badger, Ali F. Bilir, Charles Bane, Jr., Leigh Harrison, Lyn Lifshin, Robert Gibbons, and George Wallace

Cindy and Karen, great job!

Please check out this web site and SUBMIT, SUBMIT!

“First Literary Review-East welcomes submissions of poetry, and also prints your comments on work from previous issues.

WE ARE NOW SEEKING WORK FOR OUR MAY ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE ANY POEMS ABOUT "MOTHER", PLEASE SEND THEM OUR WAY!

Before submitting work to FLRev, PLEASE READ ALL THE GUIDELINES, as follows:

Seeking excellent and exciting poems (free verse, prose, or traditional forms); under 16 lines preferred due to space constraints. I am aiming for an eclectic mix of topics and styles so send me love poems, humorous poems, haiku, experimental poems, abstract, etc. Blow me away with your poetic prowess!!

Previously published ok (with proper credit). Simultaneous submissions ok (with immediate notification if accepted elsewhere). Please send 3 short poems in the body of your e-mail (no attachments), with brief bio, to firstliteraryreview@yahoo.com.” 


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THE MOM EGG

* One of my Mother’s Day Haiku about eggs sitting in limbo will be in the forthcoming May Issue of The Mom Egg 2011, Vol. 9.

REMINDER: GPA the poetic unsub and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat 2/5 at 2:30 pm

REMINDER


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."