Sunday, February 26, 2012

Keisha-Gaye Anderson and Charles J. Butler at the Linger Cafe and Lounge, Tues, 3/20 a 7 p.m.




Poetry Grows In Boerum Hill



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Keisha-Gaye Anderson and Charles J. Butler





Tuesday, March 20

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.


At Our New Venue,


The Linger Café & Lounge

533 Atlantic Ave. (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 689-4813

Take the N, R, or D to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street
2, 3, 4, 5, B, or Q to Atlantic Avenue
F to Jay Street and change for the R at Metro Tech and get off at Avenue/Pacific Street
G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn and walk along Hoyt Street to Atlantic Avenue

http://www.hopstop.com/

$3 donation + food/drink (wine and beer available) - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon









Bios:

Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a poet, author, screenwriter, and journalist, whose work has appeared in The Mom Egg, The Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Poetry and Performance, Poems on the Road to Peace, Small Axe Salon, and Caribbean in Transit, and Streetnotes: Cross Cultural Poetics. She is a founding poet with Poets for Ayiti. Proceeds from their 2010 poetry chapbook, For the Crowns of Your Heads, are helping to rebuild Bibliotheque du Soleil, a library razed during the earthquake in Haiti. Keisha's poetry chapbook Circle Unbroken was self-published in 2003. She is currently a master’s degree candidate in MFA in Creative Writing Program at The City College, CUNY. Visit her on the web at www.keishagaye.com .


Charles J. Butler started out reading at the Nuyorican Café when he was seventeen. He has published his work in Abestos, the Brownstone Poets Anthology, and Rogue Scholars, among others.  He has hosted numerous Brooklyn venues; the Park Slope Poetry Project and was the Associate Editor of its publication, Erato, Your Word, at the Brooklyn Lyceum, and the Perch Cafe's Literary Series with Pamela Laskin and Elise Buchman. No Shirt Press published his full collection of poems, 39 Poems, in 2010.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hassanal Abdullah, Tsaurah Litzky, and Nathan A. Versace Read at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 3/3 at 2:30 p.m.







Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights




The Brownstone Poets presents:
Hassanal Abdullah, Tsaurah Litzky, and
Nathan A. Versace




Saturday, March 3 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:




Hassanal Abdullah, poet, novelist, critic, translator, and author of twnty-one books, was born in Bangladesh. He has introduced sonnets with rhyming scheme abcdabc efgdefg and seven lines stanza pattern, called Swatantra Sonnets.  The second edition of the book with the same title was published in 2004. The bilingual collection, Breath of Bengal (2000), which was published by Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick, NY, and was translated into English by Nazrul Islam Naz, a British-Bengali poet. Hassanal is the editor a bilingual (Bengali-English) poetry journal, Shabdaguchha, which is also available online: http://www.shabdaguchha.com. He has been published in LIPS, the Paterson Literary Review, Poetrybay, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Asbestos, Long Island Sound, and more.  He has been honored as the 'Centerpiece Poet' in the Year's End Issue, 2001, of the Medicinal Purposes Literary Review.




 
Tsaurah Litzky is a poet who also writes erotica, fiction, creative nonfiction, art criticism and book reviews. However, Tsaurah says poetry is her heart and she considers it a great privilege to be a poet. She has had published fourteen poetry chapbooks, most recently Blue Blood of Morning from Snapdragon Press, now in its third printing. Her first major poetry collection, Baby On The Water, was published by Long Shot Press in 2003. Her new poetry collection, Cleaning The Duck, is just out from Bowery Books to rave reviews. Steve Cannon calls it "funny as hell." Steve Dalachinsky says it "shows us the soul of a poemlies within its honesty." 



 
Nathan A. Versace was born in Rochester, New York and spent his childhood surrounded by cows. In his Senior Year in high school, he ran a campaign of distortion and lies and won as Student Senate Chairman. He attended SUNY Geneseo where he was Editor of the school literary journal, The Experimentalist, a publication that he dedicated to avoiding the truth at all cost. His first published poem was about a large breasted woman in Volition based in San Francisco in 1984. His poetry and prose has since been published in about 50 publications nationwide including New York Press and New York Newsday. Wrote a column for Downtown/The Aquarian on East Village life called The Downtown Diaries from 1994-1997. While driving a cab in 1992, he met Norman Mailer who later granted him an interview a few months before his death. He is currently an employee of The Brooklyn Eagle where he contributes words, photography, and advertising dollars.  He has an easy life, can afford to take the subway at will.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

REMINDER: Amy Leigh Cutler and Ronnie Norpel at the Linger Cafe and Lounge

REMINDER:
Poetry Grows In Boerum Hill



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Amy Leigh Cutler and Ronnie Norpel





Tuesday, February 21

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.


At Our New Venue,


The Linger Café & Lounge

533 Atlantic Ave. (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 689-4813

Take the N, R, or D to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street
2, 3, 4, 5, B, or Q to Atlantic Avenue
F to Jay Street and change for the R at Metro Tech and get off at Avenue/Pacific Street
G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn and walk along Hoyt Street to Atlantic Avenue

http://www.hopstop.com/

$3 donation + food/drink (wine and beer available) - Open-Mic


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 Café, and the Wild Angels at St. John the Divine.