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The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry in Brooklyn
Sunday, June 24
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
163 Court Street
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone # (718) 875-3677
Take the F or G to Bergen St., R to Court St.,4 or 5 to Borough Hall
Hosted and Curated by Patricia Carragon
The Brownstone Poets is proud to have its annual anthology event at BookCourt on Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Rain or shine, this is a celebration for sixty-one diverse poets (featured poets from 2011 or poets who had frequently attended the Brownstone Poets reading series during 2011, plus a guest poet). All scheduled anthology contributors are reading from the anthology. Admission is free. This reading will not include an Open Mic.
Sadly, two contributors have recently passed away:
Brant Lyon – May 12
Iris Berman – June 1
Their poems in the Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology will be heard and cherished. Their poetry was a vital part of the Brownstone Poets community. We will not forget our friends. Their poetry will live on.
Brant Lyon’s “FOREVER DADA,” will be read by Patricia Carragon
Iris Berman’s “RUNNING SCARED,” will be read by Cynthia Toronto
The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology will sell for $8 at BookCourt. All anthology contributors will get their complimentary copy at the reading if they haven’t already received one.
George Wallace, the Brownstone Poets’ first Guest Poet, is coming to read at BookCourt:
George Wallace is a regular on the NYC poetry scene, who tours the US and Europe to read, lecture, and conduct workshops. Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, he’s author of 22 chapbooks in the US, UK, Italy, and Greece. Recent appearances: US: Woody Guthrie Festival (Okemah, OK); Mabel Dodge Luhan House (Taos, NM); Church of Beethoven (Albuquerque, NM); Beyond Baroque (Los Angeles, CA); the John Steinbeck Center (Salinas, CA); Beat Museum (San Francisco, CA); and Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival (Lowell, MA). UK: Robert Burns Centre (Dumfries, Scotland); the Dylan Thomas Centre (Swansea, Wales); Citizen 32 (Manchester, England); John Ruskin’s Brantwood (Cumbria, England).
This is the current line-up of poets from The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology who will be reading at BookCourt:
George wallace (guest poet)
Brant Lyon’s poem to be read by Patricia Carragon
GAIL FISHMAN GERWIN
IRIS BERMAN’s POEM TO BE READ BY cYNTHIA tORONTO
JOSEPH CHARLES REBIS, JR.
KATHRYN M. FAZIO
SWETA SRIVASTAVA VIKRAM
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. It’s an Open-Mic with usually two featured readers. Patricia Carragon, the host and curator, is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the 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.