Friday, July 29, 2011

The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology Reading at BookCourt




I am pleased to announce that the Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology Reading will be held BookCourt on Monday, September 12 at 7 P.M. This will be a Limited Open-Mic and it's "Free Admission." All contributors are invited to attend and read for approximately 3 minutes, depending on attendance. If you'd like to be part of this exciting reading, please RSVP me at pcarragon@gmail.com by Saturday, September 3.


I could not have made this issue happen without the help from my assistant editors, Brenda J. Gannam, Cindy Hochman, and Karen Neuberg.


BookCourt is located at:

163 Court Street

Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone # (718) 875-3677



Take the F or G to Bergen St., N or R to Court St.,4 or 5 to Borough Hall


The anthologies are selling for $8 at BookCourt. All participants will get their complimentary copy if they have not received it at the Brownstone Poets Readings or at other readings.


Congrats to this year's contributors who madeBrow this issue rock:



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




Cheers,


Patricia Carragon

Curator, Editor

The Brownstone Poets

Recent Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

 


Sketchbook’s Vegetable Haiku Thread

I’m pleased to see that three of my Veggie Haiku, Veggie Platters, Rotten Tomato, and Eating Carrots, were selected for John Daleiden’s May / June 30, 2011 Sketchbook Vol. 6, No. 3, Editor’s Choice Vegetable Haiku Thread:


Congrats to:

Andrzej Dembonczyk, Karin Anderson, Alegria Imperial, Stella Armour, Cezar Ciobica, Juliet Wilson, Chitra Rajappa, Munia Khan, André Surridge, Maria Tirenescu, Evica Kraljić, Sandra Martyres, Tatjana Debeljacki, Willie R. Bongcaron, Keith A. Simmonds, Cara Holman, Vera Primorac, Sandra Martyres, Malvina Mileta, Emily Romano, Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, Chen-ou Liu, CA, Stevie Strang, Bernard Gieske, Cara Holman, Bernard Gieske, Priyanka Bhowmick, Nada Jačmenica, Irena Szewczyk, Vania Stefanova, Stella Pierides, Kirsten Cliff, and Scott Owens





Rolling Thunder Quarterly: Summer 2011

My poems, Sweat, The Forest, and Free are part of this fab anthology, Rolling Thunder Quarterly: Summer 2011, a quarterly collection of poetry, prose, art, and photography. 

This issue also includes contributions by Sarah-Joy Elizabeth, Amber Shefchek, Beth Milton, Joseph Reich, Dan Provost, Anna Aaron, Rachael Delamar, Rodney Foster, Khristian E. Kay, Bonnie Hudgins, Paula Lietz, David Tomaloff, and Tommy Anthony. 

To order your copy or get your free download, please go to:





Acoustic Levitation

My poems, Avant-garde and Eye Sense have been accepted by Acoustic Levitation.

Check them out, as well as these great people:

Cindy Hochman, Jack M. Freedman, John J. Trause, Steve Dalachinsky, Bruce Weber, Barry Wallenstein, Valery Oisteanu, Steve Koenig, Harold Norse, Jim Ryan, Eve Packer, David Messineo, Vernon Frazer, Len Frazer, Robert Burr, Marc Thorman, Basscentric Live, and even Generation Beat at the Yippie Musuem on http://www.acousticlevitation.org/poetry.html




2012 Haiku Calendar (Allbook Books)

My haiku, Homeless Men, Paper Crane, and Passover Dinner, are in the forthcoming 2012 Haiku Calendar (Allbook Books).


These extraordinary poets are in it as well:

Geri Barton, Dean Blehert, Cliff Bleidner, Paula Camacho, Edgar Carlson, Chris Clendenin, steve dalachinsky, Betsey Dickerson, Robert Epstein, Barbara Harris, Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), Patrice Hasbrook, Hans Henderiks, Julia Butterfly Hill, Bill Kenney, Maria Manobianco, Sheila Mardenfeld, A. Molotkov, George H. Northrup, PhD, Chris Nicola, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Yuko Otomo, Russ Perry, Kelly Jean Powell, Narges Rothermel, Russell Salamon, Robert Savino, Keith Simmons, Richard A. Smith, Bob Stone, Patti Tana, Jeanne Thomason, J R (Judy) Turek, James P. Wagner (Ishwa), Kay J. Wight, Ginger Williams, Bill Zavatsky

To order your copy, please click below:



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Manhattanhenge - The Sunset Along the East/West Grid of Manhattan


MANHATTANHENGE - JULY 13, 2011


Speaking of sunsets, you can't beat a free show that was best seen along 42nd Street. Because of the grid system that dates back to 1811, we watched the sun sink between the skyscrapers. This was our Stonehenge. Had the grid been designed to align exactly north/south, we would have had Manhattanhenge on the first day of spring and fall.  But due to Manhattan's grid rotation of 29 degrees east, Manhattanhenge can only happen around the summer solstice. 


An impromptu shower sent us under awnings along Times Square.  Fortunately, the shower came and went.  I, and other sunset enthusiasts, headed to 6th Avenue near Bryant Park for a better view.  We dodged traffic and endured blinding sunrays while others took a brief, curious interest.  Yet most New Yorkers were oblivious to the spectacle.  Just before 8:25 p.m., the sun rapidly disappeared between the canyons of Manhattan as cameras clicked awayup to the final moment.  And then it was over.  



Manhattanhenge
      a sunlit ball 
      drops between the skyscrapers

--Patricia Carragon ©July 2011
 
 
Near 8th Avenue along 42nd Street after the rain stopped
Pre-Manhattanhenge along 42nd Street NW corner near Bryant Park
                                               




Manhattanhenge (iPhone Photo)


Manhattanhenge (iPhone Photo)


Manhattanhenge (iPhone Photo)


Manhattanhenge (iPhone Photo)


Mahattanhenge









Goodbye Sun!



Adios





For more information about Manhattanhenge, check out these web sites:


http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/resources/starstruck/manhattanhenge

http://news.discovery.com/space/get-ready-for-manhattanhenge-july-13-110712.html

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

David Lawton and Carolyn Ota at Tillies of Brooklyn, Tues 8/16


Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

David Lawton and Carolyn Ota




Tuesday, August 16

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










Bios:



 
David Lawton is a performance poet with a background in theatre and music. He has poems forthcoming in the anthologies -gape-seed- and Spiny Babbler, and is one of the featured artists on the upcoming Hydrogen Jukebox CD. David hosts the JujoMukti Tea Lounge Spoken Word Sundays weekly from 6-8 p.m. on 4th St. bet. A & B. 

Photo credit to Shannon Elizabeth Hardwicke.



Carolyn Ota is a NYC singer-songwriter who comes from Hawaii. She recently graduated from The NY Open Center Sound & Music Facilitators program and has begun recording her music with RAD studio. Her music is a vehicle for transformation.
 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Patricia Carragon, the Working Girl, will perform in Central Park on Monday, July 11


This working girl will be able to perform tomorrow:

Mon, July 11th 4 - 7:30 p. m.

Patricia Carragon, Phillip Levine and Piper!, Big Mike and
Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein
Open Mic

Naumberg Bandshell
Central Park (72nd St)
South of Bethesda Terrace between 66th and 72nd streets.


Hosted by: Angela Peluso

Free


Subways: 6 to 68th Street – Hunter College & walk to the park
 1, 2, 3 to 72nd Street (Bway) & walk to the park  



Friday, July 8, 2011

Tina Chan, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, and Jacob Victorine at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat., 8/6 at 2:30 p.m.




Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights



The Brownstone Poets presents:
Tina Chan, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, and Jacob Victorine



Saturday, August 6 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:














BIOS:




Tina Chan is a prolific poet whose writing style is a poetic puzzle for readers to determine the definitive underwriting.  She has an abiding passion for writing ablaze:  be it poetry or be it Yelp reviews with wittiness based on personal experiences.  She believes life’s juicy sweetness is to eschew the negativity for a motivator as an inspiration outlet in her writing.  With her writing, she is able to achieve closure to her life’s difficulties as the author of one’s own story. 

Tina made her poetry debut in early 2009 and has been fortunate to be selected as a feature performer at various open-mikes.  She recites with sprightly liveliness energy to ignite flames.



Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino was born in Greenwich Village, New York, and was raised in both the city and in the country across the Hudson River in New Jersey.  He was educated at home, eventually to enter Fordham University where he received a degree in philosophy.  In 2009 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Doctor of Arts in Leadership program at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.  His e-chaps include The Logoclasody Manifesto (2008), Six Comets Are Coming (2009) and The Galloping Man (2010).  In his spare time he writes at his blog, The Postmodern Romantic, and edits the online poetry journal, Eratio. 



 
Jacob Victorine is a poet and performance artist born and bred on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A 2009 graduate of Brooklyn College, he has won awards for both his poetry and literary criticism. Jacob has featured or spotlighted at venues throughout New York and New Jersey such as the Cornelia Street Café and the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, where he competed in the 2009 runoffs for their National Slam Team. He was a 2010 Intangible Grand Slam finalist and is a member of the 2011 Jersey City National Slam Team. His work appearsin the Uphook Press anthology, Hell Strung and Crooked and is forthcoming in the newest Uphook Anthology, Gape Seed. Find him at www.jacobvictorine.com .
 

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology at Poets House








The 19th Annual Poets House Showcase

I’m happy to announce that The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology is on display at the Poets House.

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


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






The 19th Annual Poets House Showcase


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.