Friday, September 30, 2011

Reminder: Laura Boss and Gail Gerwin at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, October 1 at 2:30 p.m






REMINDER:




Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights








The Brownstone Poets presents:


Laura Boss and Gail Gerwin











Saturday, October 1 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:






     


Laura Boss, founder and editor of Lips, has received many awards for her own poetry including a first place in Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Poetry Contest and three Poetry Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her six books of poetry include Reports from the Front (CCC) and Arms: New and Selected Poems (Guernica). She was the sole representative of the USA at the XXVI  International Poetry Readings in Europe.  More recent featured readings include The Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales and the 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.  Her poems have appeared in The New York Times. Her newest  book of poetry is Flashlight (Guenica, 2010).






    



Gail Fishman Gerwin’s memoir Sugar and Sand earned finalist designation for the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize and she has earned four honorable mentions for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Her poems appear in journals including Paterson Literary Review, Lips, Edison Literary Review, Tiferet, Smith College Poetry Center online, Caduceus, Adanna, U.S. 1 Worksheets, The Fib Review, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, and The American Voice in Poetry: The Legacy of Williams, Whitman, and Ginsberg.  The Paterson, NJ, native is working on her second collection. She and her husband Kenneth live in Morristown and are parents of two daughters and grandparents of three boys and a girl.

  

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Judy Kamilhor and Zev Shanken at Tillie's of Brooklyn Tues, 10/18 at 7 p.m.





Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Judy Kamilhor and Zev Shanken





Tuesday, October 18

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:



Other than her recent foray into Sestinas, Judy Kamilhor primarily writes micropoetry. Her influences are the Japanese haiku masters and the comedian Steven Wright. She is a member of brevitas and a frequent contributor to CLWN WR. She has been published in Simply Haiku, Haiku Harvest, Amaze: the Cinquain Journal, and other publications. One of her poems was chosen for the Haiku Showcase by the World Haiku Club. Please check out her blogs. Her micropoetry blog is http://kamihaiku.blogspot.com.    Her baseball blog is http://bbgods.blogspot.com and her blog for healing from childhood rejection is http://chosenlast.blogspot.com.
 
 
 


Recently Zev Shanken's poems have been about aging, parents, sex and Jews. He teaches English at High School for Health Careers and Sciences in Washington Heights, and at Bronx Community College. In 1995 Blue Begonia Press published his chapbook, Al Het. He is a happy member of Brevitas, an on-line poetry workshop devoted to the short poem. He lives in Teaneck, NJ. At his reading at Tillies on October18, Zev will present Choral Poems in which the audience will be given texts to read responsively, like at church or synagogue or chain gang.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Brownstone Poets at Tillies of Brooklyn is canceled

Tillies is closed for today due to sudden repairs and I wasn't told until now.

Sorry,

Pattie :(

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Laura Boss and Gail Gerwin at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, October 1 at 2:30 p.m.







Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights


The Brownstone Poets presents:
Laura Boss and Gail Gerwin



Saturday, October 1 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:

 
Laura Boss, founder and editor of Lips, has received many awards for her own poetry including a first place in Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Poetry Contest and three Poetry Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her six books of poetry include Reports from the Front (CCC) and Arms: New and Selected Poems (Guernica). She was the sole representative of the USA at the XXVI  International Poetry Readings in Europe.  More recent featured readings include The Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales and the 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.  Her poems have appeared in The New York Times. Her newest  book of poetry is Flashlight (Guenica, 2010).


 

Gail Fishman Gerwin’s memoir Sugar and Sand earned finalist designation for the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize and she has earned four honorable mentions for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Her poems appear in journals including Paterson Literary Review, Lips, Edison Literary Review, Tiferet, Smith College Poetry Center online, Caduceus, Adanna, U.S. 1 Worksheets, The Fib Review, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, and The American Voice in Poetry: The Legacy of Williams, Whitman, and Ginsberg.  The Paterson, NJ, native is working on her second collection. She and her husband Kenneth live in Morristown and are parents of two daughters and grandparents of three boys and a girl.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Amy Leigh Cutler and Ronnie Norpel at Tillie's of Brooklyn on Tues, 9/20 at 7 p.m.





REMINDER:

Poetry Grows In Ft. Greene



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

        Amy Leigh Cutler 
and 
Ronnie Norpel




Tuesday, September 20

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:


Amy Leigh Cutler is a New York City based poet. Amy's "American Woman" tour took her from New York to California, where she performed in National Parks, bars, cafes, and bookstores all over the United States. She has also toured internationally in London, England where she competed in the Farrago Poetry Slam and in Dublin, Ireland where she was featured at The Kilmainham Arts Club. "Orange Juice and Rooftops" is her first published book of poetry and prose, and American Woman is her chapbook of poetry. Amy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in P.P.E. from The King's College. She competes in performance poetry slams and is available for readings and lectures. Her background in spoken word and performance pieces comes largely from her work with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox. MA. Amy is also a photojournalist for The Basics online magazine. Check out her website at www.amyleighcutler.com




Ronnie Norpel is a performance poet, actor, photographer and jock with a deep passion for the Phillies, where she spent seven seasons as a ballgirl and fan accommodation manager. In New York, “Ronnie G” was the muse and collaborator of Warhol Factory superstar Gerard Malanga, whose photo of Ronnie, “Marble of Light,” was included for the exhibition and catalogue, Artists of the Warhol Circle Then & Now. She studied acting in Hollywood and worked at the Zero One Gallery. Today, Ronnie reads monthly in NYC with the Upper Left Side Writers and Poets. Other readings include the Lower East Side Festival, the SynonymUS collective at Nuyorican Poets CafĂ©, and the Wild Angels at St. John the Divine.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology Reading at BookCourt, Monday 9/12 at 7 p.m.



REMINDER:








The Brownstone Poets is proud to have its annual anthology event at BookCourt on Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. Rain or shine, this is a celebration for sixty-four diverse poets (featured poets from 2010 or poets who had frequently attended the Brownstone Poets reading series during 2010). All anthology contributors are reading for approximately three minutes each. There is a limited Open-Mic and admission is free.


The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology sells for $8 at BookCourt. All contributors to this anthology will get their complimentary copy at the reading if they haven’t already received one.


This is the current line-up of poets from The Brownstone Poets 2011 Anthology who will be reading at BookCourt:

Elyzsabeth Ahne
Austin Alexis
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Harry Bentivegna Lichtenstein
Iris Berman
Patricia Carragon
Mitch Corber
Steve Dalachinsky
Fred Dasig
David Elsasser
Brenda J. Gannam
Davidson Garrett
Allan David Goldschmidt
Bob Heman
Cindy Hochman
Matthew Hupert
Evie Ivy
Ted Jonathan
Linder Lerner
Richard Levine
Heller Levinson
Maria Lisella
Georgia Luna
Brant Lyon
James McMenamin
Karen Neuberg
Tom Oleszczuk
Mireya Perez
Joseph Charles Rebis, Jr.
Scott Rummler
George Spencer
John Todras
Zev Torres


BookCourt is a charming independent bookstore dedicated to serving the Cobble Hill community and surrounding Brooklyn areas with friendly service that’s both kid and adult-friendly. This bookstore provides a wide selection of books to attract any bibliophile, as well as the Barnes and Noble aficionados. Books from local authors are welcomed at BookCourt and find homes on its shelves.

The Brownstone Poets, a Brooklyn-based literary series, is generally held twice a month: first Saturdays at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and third Tuesdays at Tillie’s of Brooklyn in Ft. Greene. It’s an Open-Mic with usually two featured readers. Patricia Carragon, the host and curator, edits its annual anthology. Her Assistant Editors are Cindy Hochman, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg. Ms. Carragon began this reading series back in 2005 with Evie Ivy, who was her co-hostess.






BookCourt is located at:

163 Court Street
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone # (718) 875-3677



Subways:

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