Thursday, March 31, 2011

Reminder: Shonda Buchanan, Linda Carter Brown and Barbara Hantman at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat., 4/2 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER
 
Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights


The Brownstone Poets presents:


Shonda Buchanan, Linda Carter Brown and Barbara Hantman


Saturday, April 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

For more directions:
http://www.hopstop.com/


$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email: pattiekake@earthlink.net


pcarragon@gmail.com










BIOS



Shonda Buchanan is a recipient of the Eloise Klein-Healy Scholarship, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and several Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grants. Ms. Buchanan is a Sundance Institute fellow and a PEN Center Emerging Voice fellow. She has freelanced for the Los Angeles Times, and as a poet and essayist, published in Step into a World: A Global Anthology of New Black Literature, Def Jam Poetry’s Bum Rush the Page, Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 and Indian Country Today. Editor of Voices from Leimert Park: A Poetry Anthology, she is working on a second collection of poetry, a memoir and a novel. Of the North Carolina Indian and Choctaw Mississippi Nations, she is a board member of the Poetry Society of Virginia and the Weyanoke Association, which educates the public on the shared heritage of African Americans and Indigenous Americans. Ms. Buchanan is an assistant professor in the Dept. of English at Hampton University, teaching creative writing. For more info, visit www.shondabuchanan.com



Linda Carter Brown is a transplanted southerner with her feet planted deeply in the sidewalks of New York City.  She begin to write poetry at the age of forty after a friend suggested she take a writing class as she always went for the pen and paper whenever she had something to say.  She lives in Queens and is a member of the Fresh Meadows Poets. Linda works as an administrative assistant in a private school in NYC and teaches poetry to first, second and third grade students. Helping children to realize their feelings and thoughts and to get them from the mind, to the hand to paper is rewarding and exciting.



Barbara Hantman has served the NYC public schools for over twenty years. She is proud to be Fresh Meadows Poets'Corresponding Secretary. Her credits include four volumes with Edwin Mellen Poetry Press (Capullos Del Alma: Soul Buds is fully bilingual in Spanish and English) and two books with Xlibris (the most recent one, Call of Abraham’s Kin, focuses on Jewish themes and has some Hebrew and Spanish bilingual verse; access excerpts at www.xlibris.com/callofabraham'skin.html). She has also published in such journals as Midstream, Poetica, The Deronda Review, Mobius the Poetry Magazine, Conceit, Freshet and Women In Judaism. She has placed in poetry contests at the New York Poetry Forum, and won first prize for her poem "The Velvet Toolbox" in the Lone Stars Magazine Winter 2009-10 contest.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

REMINDER: Hit The Road Jack

REMINDER:



Hit the Road, Jack!

at the
Yippie Museum Café
9 Bleecker Street (near the Bowery)
Monday, March 28, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A celebration of the writings of Jack Kerouac
Host – Gordon Gilbert
(no open-mic)

$2 at the door

F or M to 2nd. Avenue
6 to Bleecker Street
NYC - 10012





Readers

Big Mike, Patricia Eakins, Valery Oisteanu, Lauren Marie Cappello, Allan Goldschmidt, David Lawton, Peter Carlaftes, Roxanne Hoffman, Angela Peluso, Patricia Carragon, Kim Kalesti, Mikelle Terson, Jackie Cooper, Peter Martin, Jack Tricarico, Amy Leigh Cutler, Ronnie Norpel, Jordan Zinovich, George Wallace

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shonda Buchanan, Linda Carter Brown and Barbara Hantman at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat., 4/2 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights


The Brownstone Poets presents:


Shonda Buchanan, Linda Carter Brown and Barbara Hantman


Saturday, April 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

For more directions:
http://www.hopstop.com/


$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email: pattiekake@earthlink.net


pcarragon@gmail.com










BIOS



Shonda Buchanan is a recipient of the Eloise Klein-Healy Scholarship, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and several Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grants. Ms. Buchanan is a Sundance Institute fellow and a PEN Center Emerging Voice fellow. She has freelanced for the Los Angeles Times, and as a poet and essayist, published in Step into a World: A Global Anthology of New Black Literature, Def Jam Poetry’s Bum Rush the Page, Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 and Indian Country Today. Editor of Voices from Leimert Park: A Poetry Anthology, she is working on a second collection of poetry, a memoir and a novel. Of the North Carolina Indian and Choctaw Mississippi Nations, she is a board member of the Poetry Society of Virginia and the Weyanoke Association, which educates the public on the shared heritage of African Americans and Indigenous Americans. Ms. Buchanan is an assistant professor in the Dept. of English at Hampton University, teaching creative writing. For more info, visit www.shondabuchanan.com



Linda Carter Brown is a transplanted southerner with her feet planted deeply in the sidewalks of New York City.  She begin to write poetry at the age of forty after a friend suggested she take a writing class as she always went for the pen and paper whenever she had something to say.  She lives in Queens and is a member of the Fresh Meadows Poets. Linda works as an administrative assistant in a private school in NYC and teaches poetry to first, second and third grade students. Helping children to realize their feelings and thoughts and to get them from the mind, to the hand to paper is rewarding and exciting.



Barbara Hantman has served the NYC public schools for over twenty years. She is proud to be Fresh Meadows Poets'Corresponding Secretary. Her credits include four volumes with Edwin Mellen Poetry Press (Capullos Del Alma: Soul Buds is fully bilingual in Spanish and English) and two books with Xlibris (the most recent one, Call of Abraham’s Kin, focuses on Jewish themes and has some Hebrew and Spanish bilingual verse; access excerpts at www.xlibris.com/callofabraham'skin.html). She has also published in such journals as Midstream, Poetica, The Deronda Review, Mobius the Poetry Magazine, Conceit, Freshet and Women In Judaism. She has placed in poetry contests at the New York Poetry Forum, and won first prize for her poem "The Velvet Toolbox" in the Lone Stars Magazine Winter 2009-10 contest. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hit The Road Jack



Hit the Road, Jack!

at the
Yippie Museum Café
9 Bleecker Street (near the Bowery)
Monday, March 28, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A celebration of the writings of Jack Kerouac
Host – Gordon Gilbert
(no open mic)

$2 at the door

F or M to 2nd. Avenue
6 to Bleecker Street





Readers

Big Mike, Patricia Eakins, Valery Oisteanu, Lauren Marie Cappello, Allan Goldschmidt, Eve Packer, Peter Carlaftes, Roxanne Hoffman, Angela Peluso, Patricia Carragon, Kim Kalesti, Mikelle Terson, Jackie Cooper, Peter Martin, Jack Tricarico, Amy Leigh Cutler, Ronnie Norpel, George Wallace

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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

REMINDER:

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.

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 Café 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.

Haiku Publication News

Publication News:

SxSE, Haiku & Haiku Arts Volume 18 Number 1

My haiku on homeless men made “Editor’s Choices.”

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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


REMINDER:

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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

FOURTH ANNUAL DADA POETRY SALON SLATED FOR MARCH 18 AT CORNELIA STREET CAFE

FOURTH ANNUAL DADA POETRY SALON
SLATED FOR MARCH 18
AT CORNELIA STREET CAFE
What: Dada Poetry Salon
When: Friday, March 18, 2011, 6 pm
Where: Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., NY, NY 10014
Cost: $7 (includes free house drink)
It's back! And better than ever: The fourth annual one-night-only Dada Poetry Salon, with Dada hostess Kat Georges!
Wear your favorite Dada fashion, bring your Dada-inspired poetry for the open reading (sign up at 5:45, limited spaces available!). Featured guest poets include Dada superstar boxer/poet Arthur Cravan, brought back to life for this special event. Plus Live Dada Twitter, and performances by Joanie Hieger Zosike, Cynthia Toronto, City Scum Shot, Jan Michael Alejandro, Valery Oisteaneu, The Typewriter Girls, Peter Carlaftes, and more.
Plus: new videos, book giveaways and more. The first 10 people will receive a free copy of Maintenant 5 (inspired by Arthur Cravan‘s early 20th Century Maintenant magazine, the first ‘zine ever produced!).
For more information, email: info@threeroomspress.com


W 4 St (0.1 mi NE)
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List of Contributors:
Derek Adams, Resa Alboher, Jan Michael, Alejandro Joel Allegretti, Rafael F.J. Alvarado, Claus Ankersen, Elizabeth Ashe, John M. Bennett, Lisa Bottone, Gedley Braga, Jamie Brown, Fork Burke, Ryan Buynak, Mary Campbell, Stephen Caratzas, Hélène Cardona, Peter Carlaftes, Patricia Carragon, Erich Christiansen, Peter Ciccariello, John Clarke, Sue Clennell & Jan Napier, Foo Connor, Roger Conover, Yvon Cormier, Steve Dalachinksy, Tracy Darling, Caterina Davinio, Holly Day, Rene Diedrich, John Dutterer, Katy Evans-Bush, Bonny Finberg, Michael T. Fournier, Thomas Fucaloro, James Gautier, Kat Georges, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Peter Grieco, S.A. Griffi, n Laurence Groux, Lisa Grunberger, Heather Haley, Paul Handley, Henry Harvey, Sarah Hayden, Lisa Henri, Kevin M. Hibshman, Karen Hildebrand, Crystal Tzara Hoffman, Roxanne Hoffman, Dustin Holland, Ted K. Hood, Matthew Hupert, Kelli Stevens Kane, Amy King, Doug Knott, W.F. Lantry, Eric Lawson, David Lawton, Jonathan Leiter, Linda Lerner, Paula Lietz, Maria Lisella, Dominique Lowell, Brant Lyon, Diana Manister, Peter Marra, Ellyn Maybe, Renata McCormish, Philip Meersman, David Miller, Shanon Mitchell, Carmen Mojica, Ben Nardolilli, Larry Myers, JD Nelson, Ronnie Norpel, Valery Oisteanu, Marc Olmsted, Suzi Kaplan Olmsted, Little Deer Opera, Jane Ormerod, Sergio Antonio Ortiz, Puma Perl, Helen Peterson, BC Petrakos, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Bob Quatrone, Steven Retchard, Stephanie Rigsby, Jerome Rothenberg, Michael Routery, Sarah Sarai, Susan Scutti, William Seaton, David Smith, George Spencer, Joe Stagno, J.J. Steinfeld, Christy L. Stewart & Justynn Tyme, Christy Leigh, Stewart Thomas Stolmar, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, Zoë Brigley Thompson, Cynthia Toronto, Brian Townsley, John J. Trause, Marguerite Van Cook, Angelo Verga, Voxx Voltair, Duska Vrhovac, Linder Wadez, Scott Wannberg, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Sheri L. Wright, George Wallace, Mike Watt, Liza Wolsky, Tamara Wyndham, Joanie Hieger Zosike