Sunday, May 22, 2011

30th Anniversary Issue of Lips Reading







Lips Magazine will hold a Publication Celebration Reading for the 30th Anniversary Issue of Lips, Number 34/35, on Thursday, May 26, 2011 
at 7:00 p.m.

Readers to include:

Stanley Barkan, Svea Barrett, Norma Bernstock, Patricia Carragon, Peter Chelnik, Gail Fishman Gerwin, Grace Henderson, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Martin Golan, Jim Gwyn, Joan Cusack Handler, Diana Lagomarsino, Laine Sutton Johnson, Adele Kenny,  Sheila Massoni, Barbara MInch, Bob Rosenbloom, Arthrur  Sharon, John J. Trause, and surprise guests from this issue and past issues of Lips.

Hosted by Laura Boss

7 p.m.    Free Admission
Open-Mic ( time permitting)
 
Contact: Laura Boss, Editor @ 201-662-1303
or Library: 973-744-0500


30th Anniversary Issue of Lips Reading
Montclair Public Library (Auditorium)
50 South Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ
Library: 973-744-0500
http://www.hopstop.com/

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Elizabeth Harrington and Mindy Levokove at Tillie's of Brooklyn Tue, 6/21 at 7 p.m.




Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene



The Brownstone Poets Presents:


Elizabeth Harrington and Mindy Levokove




Tuesday, June 21

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:




Elizabeth Harrington has a Ph.D. in psychology and works at a market research firm in New York. She grew up in Oklahoma, which is the emotional and physical setting for much of her poetry. Her poems have appeared in several journals, including: The Hudson Review, Field, Nimrod, The Sun, Rattapallax, The Paterson Review, and The Spoon River Poetry Review. She was a winner of the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award (granted by The Poetry Project, Passaic Community College), first runner-up in the dA Center for the Arts Poetry Prize, and a finalist in Comstock Review's Muriel Craft Bailey Award, and in The Ledge and Grayson Books poetry chapbook contests. She is included in an anthology of poems about divorce ("Split Verse: Poems to Heal the Heart").




Mindy Levokove is a multi-media performance artist who uses dance, music, costumes, vocalization, video, and spoken word. She enjoys working with people of varied backgrounds, abilities, and interests.  She particularly enjoys working with diverse populations. Her fascination with dance reflects the environment and she is partial to tribal, ritual, and expressionistic type of performance, relying heavily on ethnic forms for style and structure. Mindy particularly loves to improvise and perform with folks who want to try something "new.”  She hosts a reading series at the Community Garden at 6th Street and Avenue B in the East Village. Mindy’s web site is:
http://web.me.com/mlevokove/Mindy_Levokove/Welcome.html



Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and RL at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 6/4 at 2:30 p.m.






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: 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'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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

My Cupcake Chronicles # 13 is out for Friday the 13th on Red Fez

 

My Cupcake Chronicles # 13 is out 
for Friday the 13th on Red Fez 
Issue #34 - May 2011

I'm part of this wonderful list of fezzies:

FICTION
Jason Lancaster Cooney
Forrest Aguirre
Jeff Chon
Patricia Carragon
Fawzy Zablah
Timothy Gager
Bill Ectric
George Sparling
Tom Andrews
Donald O'Donovan
Cindy M. Kelly

NON-FICTION
Margaret Ozemet
Frankie Metro

REVIEWS
Patrick Simonelli
Ani Smith
Michael Filippone
Robert Kloss

DISPATCHES FROM ATLANTIS
Paul Corman-Roberts

VIDEO
Cecelia Chapman, Jeff Crouch and Steve Johnson

PHOTOGRAPHY & ART
Eleanor Leonne Bennett
F.N. Wright

POETRY
Julie Valin
Matt Amott
Luis Rivas
Justin Hyde
Cassandra Dallett
Melanie Browne
Nathan Savin Scott
Jessica McHugh
M.P. Powers
Alan Catlin
ML Heath
Marc Pietrzykowski
Craig Fishbane
Dan Provost
Sheri L. Wright
Ben Bartman
Jack Varnell
Clara Hope Mitchell
William John Watkins
David Cicerone
John Grochalski
Changming Yuan
Melissa Hansen

Reminder: The Mom Egg Spring Reading and Party Sun, 5/15


The Mom Egg Spring Launch Party and Reading

Sunday, May 15th 6-8 p.m.

Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia Street

NYC 212-989-9319

$7 admission includes

food or drink credit


Featured Readers:


Margo Berdeshevsky

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Rosalie Calabrese

Patricia Carragon

Sarah Cavallaro

Fay Chiang

Wendy Levine DiVito

Iris Jamahl Dunkle

Jessica Feder-Birnbaum

Eleanor Gaffney

Janlori Goldman

Heather Haldeman

Lois Marie Harrod

Donna Katzin

Cheryl Keeler

Tara Masih (?)

Rachael Nevins

Puma Perl

Rosaly Roffman

Lee Schwartz

Golda Solomon

Lydia Suarez

Tina Traster

Nancy Vona

and

Alana Ruben Free

The Mom Egg
Marjorie Tesser, Editor

The Mom Egg 2011 Vol. 9 now available!
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Reminder: Tantra-zawadi and Richard Marx Weinraub at Tillies of Brooklyn, Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m.




Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene



The Brownstone Poets Presents:


Tantra-zawadi and Richard Marx Weinraub




Tuesday, May 17

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:



Tantra-zawadi (Brooklyn, New York) - performance poet, published author and filmmaker, has performed to standing room audiences at venues as far away as South Africa and Germany. Her poetry has appeared in Essence Magazine and her film A Silent Genocide - A Brief Insight into HIV/AIDS, was part of the 2010 Cine Mostra AIDS screenings in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Partial proceeds from her book Gathered at Her Sky (PWP Books) is going to Girl-Child Network Worldwide. Tantra, a member of Collective Spirits, appears on compilations with Do It Now Recordings and Gotta Keep Faith Records. Follow Tantra on line at www.tantra-zawadi.com.




Related to the Marx Brothers through his mother, Richard Marx Weinraub was born in New York City in 1949; he taught literature and creative writing courses at the University of Puerto Rico from 1987 through 2010.   A book of his poetry entitled Wonder Bread Hill was published in 2002 by the University of Puerto Rico Press. His poetry has appeared in many magazines including The Paris Review, South Carolina Review, Green Mountains Review, North American Review, Measure, Slate, Lips, River Styx, and The Evansville Review.  Wonder Bread Hill has been translated into Spanish, and it was recently published by Terranova Press. A chapbook of his poetry entitled Heavenly Bodies was published in 2008 by Poets Wear Prada, and a poem from it was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize.




Thursday, May 5, 2011

Read My Fiction piece "Anna's Wish" in Danse Macabre




Check out the {issue xlvi}Morgenblätter of Danse Macabre for the Breakfast Fiction edition where my piece, Anna's Wish, is on the entree with


Brigid Burke - Wesley Fairman - Jill Brown Fulton - Melinda Giordano - Gail Gray


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology is Here!

The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology is Here!

A labor of love brought together with the help of my team of assistant editors, Cindy Hochman, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg.  Kudos to all three!  Without their help and guidance, this anthology would not have been possible.

Copies will be sold at the readings for $6.

Stay tuned for the Annual Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading, hopefully, to be held in September.  Details to come . . . 


Will bring copies to Poets House for the Annual Showcase.  Details to come . . .  
 

Congrats to the contributors (the features from last year and  the poets who came to support the Brownstone Poets venues), who will be getting their comp copy:

ELYZSABETH AHNE
BABETTE ALBIN
Austin Alexis
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein
IRIS BERMAN
JANICE BRABAW
DANIEL BROWN
PATRICIA CARRAGON
MITCH CORBER
steve dalachinsky
FRED DASIG
GEORGE DICKERSON
DAVID ELSASSER
THOMAS FUCALORO
BRENDA J. GANNAM
DAVIDSON GARRETT
KAT GEORGES
GORDON GILBERT, Jr.
ALLAN DAVID GOLDSCHMIDT
RUSS GREEN
BOB HART
BOB HEMAN
R. NEMO HILL
CINDY HOCHMAN
MATTHEW HUPERT
eVIE IVY
Ice Gayle Johnson
TED JONATHAN
APRIL Mignon JONES
PAMELA L. LASKIN
QUINCY r. LEHR
LINDA LERNER
RICHARD LEVINE
HELLER LEVINSON
MARIA LISELLA
GEORGIA LUNA
BRANT LYON
MIKE MARCELLINO
JAMES MCMENAMIN
Max Nemerovsky
KAREN NEUBERG
CAROL NOVACK
D. NURKSE
Tom Oleszczuk
JANE ORMEROD
mireya perez
ELLEN POBER RITTBERG
JOSEPH CHARLES REBIS, JR.
BARBARA Reiher-Meyers
SUSANNA RICH
LINDA ROTHSTEIN
SCOTT RUMMLER
Thaddeus RUTKOWSKI
SUSAN SCUTTI
SAVONNA SMITH
GEORGE SPENCER
Dd. SPUNGIN
JOHN A. TODRAS
ZEV TORRES
JOHN J. TRAUSE
BARRY WALLENSTEIN
BRUCE WEBER
ERNEST K. WOODLEY

Monday, May 2, 2011

REMINDER: Virginia Crawford and G. E. Schwartz at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. 5/7 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights



The Brownstone Poets presents:


Virginia Crawford and G. E. Schwartz



Saturday, May 7 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: pattiekake@earthlink.net














BIOS:



Virginia Crawford is the author of Touch (2011, Finishing Line Press) and co-editor of the anthology Poetry Baltimore. Ms. Crawford is a graduate of Emerson College, Boston, and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She is also a teacher with the Maryland State Arts Council’s Poets in the Schools program. Her poems have been published in numerous journals, including Gargoyle, Baltimore Review, Maryland Poetry Review and Potomac: Journal of Poetry and Politics. She is currently co-editing an anthology of student poetry with Laura Shovan.

Feel free to include this link to her recent radio interview:



G. E. Schwartz, who has studied with Irish-American poet John Montague and Joseph Brodsky, was an original member of Solomons Ramada, as well as Faking Trains. He's the author of Only Others Are: Poems (Legible Press), Odd Fish (Argotist ebooks), World (Furniture Press), and Living In Tongues (Theenk/Loose Gravel Press). In short, he lives to regenerate, in the manner of new trees that are renewed with new foliage, pure and disposed to mount unto the stars.