Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SUMMER BREAK 2011- HAPPY SOLSTICE

Hi Poets, Writers, and Friends,


I'm taking a break in July from the Brownstone Poets.  Need the rest and strength for my new job in retail.

No Readings for Saturday, July 2 at Park Plaza Restaurant 

No Readings for Tuesday, July 19 at Tillies of Brooklyn



But . . . please come back in August for more great poetry and fun:

Saturday, August 6: Tina Chan, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, and Jacob Victorine at Park Plaza Restaurant

Tuesday, August 16: Carolyn Ota and David Lawton at Tillies of Brooklyn 





Happy Solstice,

Pattie oxoxox.




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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

REMINDER


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



Friday, June 3, 2011

OPEN-MIC READING at Park Plaza Restaurant TOMORROW, 6/4







REVISED SCHEDULE
Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

Due to cancellations,

The Brownstone Poets presents:

OPEN-MIC READING



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 Voluntary Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon email: pattiekake@earthlink.net














Thursday, June 2, 2011

Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology at the 19th Annual Poets House Showcase








The 19th Annual Poets House Showcase

I’m happy to announce that The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology is to be showcased at Poets House.


Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry.





Tuesday, June 28–Saturday, July 30

The 19th Annual Poets House Showcase

Members Preview: Tuesday, June 28, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

On view: through July 30 during regular library hours

Admission Free


Poets House 10 River Terrace - New York, NY 10282 
(212) 431-7920

Directions


SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace. 

BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: www.downtownny.com

FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry Terminal at the World Financial Center and walk north to River Terrace.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Review for Susan Maurer’s Maerchen in the June Issue of Gently Read Literature




My Review for Susan Maurer’s Maerchen in the June Issue of Gently Read Literature




Maerchen, Susan H. Maurer, Maverick Duck Press, 2008

Mythology, colored by Druid shamans, inspired Susan H. Maurer to document her poetic journey, Maerchen. Like a Celtic design, Maurer’s thirteen poems weave the past into the 21st Century. Her fascination with Celtic history began in the basement of the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village, New York, where she read about the Celts and Druids in The Encyclopedia of Religion. Although the facts of this edition of The Encyclopedia of Religion were questionable according to a revised edition, learning about the myths and poetic traditions sent Maurer on her Celtic quest. (Read more at http://gentlyread.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/through-celtic-eyes-patricia-carragon-on-susan-maurers-maerchen/)



Please also check out Susan Maurer’s Poetry Thin Air Interview on Youtube:



Poetry Thin Air Interview - Susan Maurer

Revised Schedule for Saturday's Brownstone Poets







REVISED SCHEDULE
Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights



The Brownstone Poets presents:

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan 



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














BIO:

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.