Monday, April 23, 2012

Philip Beitchman and Michael Schwatrz at Linger Cafe and Lounge Tues, May 15

Poetry Grows In Boerum Hill



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Philip Beitchman and Michael Schwartz





Tuesday, May 15

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




The Linger Café and 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:





A scholar, translator and teacher, Philip Beitchman, born in 1939, published four monographs in the humanities: I Am A Process With No Subject (University Press of Florida, 1988); Alchemy of the Word: Cabala of the Renaissance (SUNY Press, 1998); The View From Nowhere: Essays in Mysticism, Literature and Philosophy (University Press of America, 2001); and translated many others, including works by Jean Baudrillard (Simulations, Fatal Strategies), Paul Virilio (Aesthetics of Disappearance) and Robert Redeker (Depression and Philosophy).  His recent publications are the Theatre of Naturalism: Disappearing Act (Peter Lang, 2011) and Getting Back, his first book of poetry (2011, Lulu).







Michael Schwartz is an artist of the page, stage, and screen, and is also a college professor.  Among the awards he's won for his writing, was the Interpreting Brooklyn grant from the Brooklyn Historical Society, for his poems, short stories, monologues, and songs.  One of his poems will be published in the upcoming Spiny Babbler, an anthology book of New York poets.  Schwartz has been performing his work on a continuing tour throughout the land often on the sand at the edge of the sea.

Happy Birthday to Patricia Carragon at The New York Poetry Forum

Pattie's having a birthday and come celebrate with her 

@ The New York Poetry Forum

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2 p.m.


© http://werenotmommyblogs.blogspot.com/2012/04/happy-birthday-katie.html
Lecture by George H. Northrup. 

Poetry by Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Patricia Carragon, 
 Jay Chollick, and Anthony Taylor. 

Also classical music.


NY Poetry Forum, Soldier's, Sailors, Marines, Airmen building
 
283 Lexington Avenue between 36 & 37 Streets, NYC - 10016 
2nd floor 
Open Mic 

$3 for Members, $4 for Non-members 

Hosted by Daniel Fernandez

Subway

6 to 33rd street

Friday, April 13, 2012

Some photos from the First Reading at the Linger Cafe and Lounge back on February 21




Pictures from the new "Brownstones" venue at the Linger Cafe and Lounge (http://lingercafelounge.com/) held back on Tuesday, February 21.   Due to two previous cancellations, we finally were able to have Amy Leigh Cutler and Ronnie Norpel deliver their "Girl Power" performances for the Brownstone Poets.  It was a BIG WOW OF A SHOW!


So please mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of the month and come to Brooklyn for great poetry, food, and fun.

The Linger Cafe and Lounge is located near Downtown Brooklyn and is convenient to subways.


The Linger Cafe and Lounge
533 Atlantic Ave.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11217

SUBWAYS:

N, R, D to Atlantic/Pacific

2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q to Atlantic
G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
F to Jay/transfer to R









Ronnie Norpel, Patricia Carragon, and Amy Leigh Cutler

Ronnie's display of "Girl Power"


Amy's take on "Girl Power"
  
Jessica Pichardo, the Mistress of Culinary Delights

Zev Torres and Tina Chan sofa it up
Karen Neuberg, one of the Brownstone Poets editors, reads

Room with a view
Amy with Thomas Fucaloro

John A. Todras reads
Zev in action
Richard Fein listens

Bob Heman informs

Brant Lyon captivates

Ernest K. Woodley inspires

Pattie has wine

Editors, Brenda J. Gannam and Karen Neuberg show off the 2012 Brownstone Poets Anthology

Tina and Pattie smile for the camera



Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pattie Carragon Invades The Pierrepont Poets on Wed, April 18




THE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS POETS CIRCLE
A/K/A
The Pierrepont Poets

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

7:00 P.M.

THE FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONAL
ENTRANCE - 50 MONROE PLACE 
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

Corner of Pierrepont and Monroe Place

FEATURING


Patricia Carragon

Open Mic

DONATION $3.00 includes refreshments


HOSTING: ROS RABIN and ALEXANDRE PORTAL

 718-377-1253

SUBWAYS  
R to  Court Street
3 and 4 to Borough Hall
3, 2  to Clark Street

http://www.hopstop.com/

REMINDER: Yuko Otomo and Larissa Shmailo at Linger Cafe and Lounge





REMINDER

Poetry Grows In Boerum Hill



The Brownstone Poets Presents:
Yuko Otomo and Larissa Shmailo





Tuesday, April 17

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


At Our New Venue,


The Linger Café and 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:



Yuko Otomo is a bilingual (Japanese and English) poet and a visual artist of Japanese origin. She also writes haiku, art criticism, and essays. She has read in Poetry Project at St. Mark’s, Tribes, Bowery Poetry Club, ABC No Rio, La Mama, NY Public Library, the Stone, Queens Museum, PS1, the Living Theatre, Knitting Factory, etc., and in Japan, France, and Germany. Her publication includes Small Poems, The Hand of The Poet (both from Ugly Duckling Press), A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Museum (Propaganda Press), and Fragile (Sisyphus Press). She has exhibited her artwork at Court House Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, Tribes Gallery and the Vision Festival, etc.









Larissa Shmailo's work has appeared in Gargoyle, Barrow Street, Drunken Boat, Fulcrum, The Unbearables Big Book of Sex, and the Penguin anthology Words for the Wedding. Her books of poetry are In Paran (BlazeVOX [books]) and the chapbook A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press) and Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks — free download at http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/fib-sequence/16347718). Larissa's poetry CDs are The No-Net World  and Exorcism, available through iTunes and other digital distributors. Her translation of A. Kruchenych's Victory over the Sun is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press and is currently featured on the Brooklyn Rail InTranslation Web site at http://intranslation.brooklynrail.org/russian/victory-over-the-sun.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

River Poets Journal

Celebrate National Poetry Month!  Send a short poem to fit your pocket or in this case, a virtual napkin on the River Poets'
web site:


I've learned about this lovely month-long project from Linda Lerner.  My poem, "Parallel Roads" is now up on one of the virtual napkins.  It's a really cute idea and I urge others share the fun and submit a poem to:
 





Spring Ensemble
Photography by
Judith A. Lawrence


Monday, April 2, 2012

Token Entry Release Party, Sunday April 15 at 4 p.m.








I will be one of the readers who will be celebrating the release of TOKEN ENTRY: New York Subway Poems (2012, Smalls Press, Gerry LaFemina, editor) along with many of the contributor poets. There will be a viewing of some of the Subway Series poem movies, and of course, the variety of Manitoba's good drinks. So come on down and party!



Manitoba's
99 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

Sunday, April 15
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


(212) 982-2511


http://www.manitobas.com/


Subways:


L to 1st Avenue


F to 2nd Avenue


Congrats to the following contributors:


Cheryl Dumesnil
Tom C Hunley
Sebastian Matthews
David Wojahn
C.K. Williams
George Guida
George Wallace
Meredith Trede
Michael Waters
Hilary Sideris
Allen C. Fischer
Richard Fein
Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Alicia Ostriker
Anita Ytuarte Oelkers
Phillip Fried
Alessandra Lynch
Joseph O. Legaspi
Amy Lemmon
Rachel Zucker
Cynthia Toronto
Suzanne Parker
Illene Starger
Chase Twichell
Anne Pierson Wiese
Melinda Thomsen
Stephan Massimilla
Maria Terrone
Quitman Marshall
Stefanie Lipsey
Colette Inez
Aaron Smith
Ravi Shankar
Sybil Kollar
Myron Ernst
Maureen Seaton
Lee Kostrinsky
Susana H. Case
J. Allyn Rosser
Carl Rosenstock
Patrick Philips
Miranda Field
Elaine Sexton
Denise Duhamel
Daniela Gioseffi
Jeffrey McDaniel
Judy Kamilhior
Rosalie Calabrese
Phillip Dacey
Michele Battiste
George Held
Timothy Liu
Andrey Gritsman
Malena Morling
Joey Nicoletti
Monique Ferrell
Christine Timm
Frank Murphy
Vivian Shipley
Allison Joseph
Natalie Safir
Patricia Carragon
John Brehm
Edward Hirsch
Carly Sachs
Laura McCollough
Richard Levine
Joel Allegretti
Dean Kostos
Amy Holman
Billy Collins
Hayan Charara
Angelo Verga
Charles Bernstein
Sharon Balter
Rhina P. Espaillat
Cornelius Eady
Elizabeth Dolan
L.S. Asekoff
Jared Smith
Claude McKay
Paul Blackburn
Muriel Rukeyser
Grace Paley
Hart Crane
Langston Hughes
Maxwell Bodenheim


My poem, "Roller Coaster Train," is in this anthology.  Wahoo!