Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Reminder: G.P.A., Donald Lev and Linda Lerner Rock the Brown







Reminder:
Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights




The Brownstone Poets presents:
G.P.A., Donald Lev and Linda Lerner




Saturday, June 2 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:





 
G.P.A. is a Poet and Author from the south side of Chicago. He has written three books of Poetry, The Confessional Heart of a Man, The Book of 24 Orgasms, and The Mind of a Poetic Unsub. He is the 2012 winner of the Black Essence Award for Poetry and Charity and is currently nominated for Poet of the Year. Currently, he is finishing a children's book of Poetry entitled Remembrances of a Black Boy



Donald Lev continues to publish Home Planet News, the newsprint literary review he and his late wife, the poet Enid Dame founded in 1979. The latest collections of his poetry are The Darkness Above: Selected Poems 1968-2002 (Red Hill, 2008), a chapbook, Only Wings (Presa, 2010), and A Very Funny Fellow (NYQ Books, 2012).


 


Linda Lerner was born and educated in New York City; New York Quarterly Books published her most recent collection, Takes Guts & Years Sometimes June 2011.  http://www.nyqbooks.org/title/takesgutsandyearssometimes. She’s previously published thirteen collections of poetry several of which were Small Press Reviews’ Picks). she’s been nominated twice for a pushcart prize. In 1995 she and Andrew Gettler began Poets  on the Line, (http://www.echony.com/~poets) the first poetry anthology on the Net for which she received two grants. She’s been published in hundreds of journals, several anthologies and has read widely across the U.S. 





 




 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Carragon in Nomad's Choir Spring Edition



Joshua Meander's poetry journal, NOMAD'S CHOIR, has published "Haircut" in the Spring 2012 Vol. 20 Issue 2 along with such wonderful writers:

Bill Pyles, Sheryl H. Simler, Maria Chisolm, Robert Parody, Frank DeCanio, Marilyn Thomas-King, Matthew Anish, Daniel Z.Chen, Joan Kitcher-White, Tina Chan, John Clinton, Mike Perkins, Lyn Lifshin, and several more.

Get a free copy at Nomad's Choir at 

Nomad's Choir Open Mic
Time: every 2nd Saturday of the month at 4 p.m.
Location: 353 West 48 Street between 8 Ave. and 9 Ave
$3 admission
Hosted by Joshua Meander
 




Long Island Quarterly Publication News




Hey Poets and Friends,



Great to see that the Fall/Winter 2011 Issue of the Long Island Quarterly is up.


My piece, "Scheduled Departures," is in it.  Check it out at:

http://www.poetrybay.com/liquarterly/liqwinter11/PatriciaCarragon.html

Thank you George Wallace for doing a grand job. 


Kudos to the other contributors:

Ed Stevers Apollo And Cassandra
Ellen Pickus          Household Accidents
Peter Dugan Voter Blues
Richard Bronson Octet For Piccolino And Strings
Alan Semerdjian Seconds After
Patricia Carragon Scheduled Departures
Maxine McKenzie-Materowski            (untitled)
Jackie Moss The Dying That Brings Life
Muriel Harris Weinstein To Marc Chagall, Who’s Not Afraid Of Whip-lash
Barbara Hoffman Yellow
Erik Furher Underworld
Al Ortolani  Old Mr. Ramsey Recalls His Fear of Snakes
Kathaleen Donnelly Television
Faith Lieberman Votive
James Bernstein To My Father
Evelyn Kandel Reluctant Beginning
Meghan Hunter Fishing Lessons
Djelloul Marbrook   Air Tea With Dolores
Linda Benninghoff   Dreams Of  The Earth
Tammy Nuzzo Morgan The White House Hotel
Edward G Luhrs The Last Thylacine In Captivity
Nancy Keating Piecing The Quilt
Dd Spungin My Outside Cats Have Disappeared
Lisa James Evolving
Barbara Reiher Meyers Queen Of Chaos Castle
Steven Schmidt            Link
Linda Opyr In The Moon Of The Blue Owl
Tony Policano Tinker Bell’s Day Job
Gladys Henderson   Calls Of The Gull
David B Axelrod A History of Speed





Friday, May 18, 2012

The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology Book Event , A Celebration of Poetry in Brooklyn


 
A Labor of Love is Now A Celebration of Love--
the Love of Poetry and Prose. 


The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry in Brooklyn
Sunday, June 24
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
BookCourt
 
 
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 & Curated by Patricia Carragon

Admission is Free!

Sorry, this will be not be an open mic event! 
 
The anthologies will sell for $8 at BookCourt.



Copies of the anthologies are with Poets House for the 20th Annual Showcase on Saturday, June 30.  Details to come . . .  

 

Congrats to the contributors (the features from last year and the poets who came to support the Brownstone Poets venues) and the Guest Poet who will be getting their comp copy.

We are so happy to have in this issue:

Our First Guest Poet:

GEORGE WALLACE







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).



Here's the current List of Contributors who will come to read and the list is still growing:
AMY HOLMAN
AUSTIN ALEXIS
BERNARD BLOCK
BOB HEMAN
CINDY HOCHMAN
DEAN KOSTOS
DONNA HUNT
ELIZABETH HARRINGTON
ELLIOT ABOSH
EVIE IVY
GAIL FISHMAN GERWIN
IRIS BERMAN
JAMES MCMENAMIN
JOSEPH CHARLES REBIS, JR.
KATHRYN M. FAZIO
LAURA BOSS
LINDA LERNER
MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK
MATTHEW ANISH
MINDY LEVOKOVE
MIREYA PEREZ
PATRICIA CARRAGON
PETER MARRA
RICHARD FEIN
TANTRA-ZAWADI
TINA CHAN
VALERIE CONTI
VELEZ MOORE
VICKI IORIO
ZEV SHANKEN
ZEV TORRES

Al Ortolani and Vincent Quatroche Read at the Linger Cafe and Lounge Tuesday, 6/19 at 7 p.m.



Poetry Grows In Boerum Hill



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

  Al Ortolani  and  Vincent Quatroche





Tuesday, June 19

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:


 Al Ortolani is a teacher from Kansas. His writing has appeared in a number of periodicals, across the United States: New Letters, New York Quarterly, The English Journal, The Midwest Quarterly and others. He has three books of poetry, The Last Hippie of Camp 50 and Finding the Edge, published by Woodley Press at Washburn University, and Wren's House, recently released from Coal City Review Press in Lawrence, Kansas. He is active with the Kansas City Writer’s Place and an editor with The Little Balkans Review.


Vincent Quatroche is a journeyman educator/irritant de jour teaching in the Communication Department @ SUNY in Western New York. He has been creating and publishing in book, audio and video formats for the past thirty years which has been widely distributed and largely ignored in the US & abroad. He is veteran of the NYC Poetry scene at venues such as Otto's Shrunken Head, the Stark, the JujoMukti Tea Lounge and the Nightingale. For more info please visit www.rubbereden.com.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Patricia Carragon Has A Jewish Memoir



Just heard that my six-word memoir, "I'd prefer more gelt than guilt," has been published in Smith Magazine's Six-word Memoirs on Jewish Life

If you are also in this book, please let me know and I will list your name.



For more details on the book, go to the link below:


http://www.smithmag.net/books/


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Reminder: Philip Beitchman and Michael Schwartz at the Linger Cafe and Lounge, Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

Poetry Grows In Boerum Hill



REMINDER:
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.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Reminder: Pattie's having a birthday and come celebrate with her @ The New York Poetry Forum

 

REMINDER:

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

Sunday, May 6, 2012

G.P.A., Donald Lev and Linda Lerner Rock the Brownstone Poets at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat , June 2 at 2:30 p.m.







Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights




The Brownstone Poets presents:
G.P.A., Donald Lev and Linda Lerner




Saturday, June 2 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:





 
G.P.A. is a Poet and Author from the south side of Chicago. He has written three books of Poetry, The Confessional Heart of a Man, The Book of 24 Orgasms, and The Mind of a Poetic Unsub. He is the 2012 winner of the Black Essence Award for Poetry and Charity and is currently nominated for Poet of the Year. Currently, he is finishing a children's book of Poetry entitled Remembrances of a Black Boy



Donald Lev continues to publish Home Planet News, the newsprint literary review he and his late wife, the poet Enid Dame founded in 1979. The latest collections of his poetry are The Darkness Above: Selected Poems 1968-2002 (Red Hill, 2008), a chapbook, Only Wings (Presa, 2010), and A Very Funny Fellow (NYQ Books, 2012).


 


Linda Lerner was born and educated in New York City; New York Quarterly Books published her most recent collection, Takes Guts & Years Sometimes June 2011.  http://www.nyqbooks.org/title/takesgutsandyearssometimes. She’s previously published thirteen collections of poetry several of which were Small Press Reviews’ Picks). she’s been nominated twice for a pushcart prize. In 1995 she and Andrew Gettler began Poets  on the Line, (http://www.echony.com/~poets) the first poetry anthology on the Net for which she received two grants. She’s been published in hundreds of journals, several anthologies and has read widely across the U.S. 





 




 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology Book Event , A Celebration of Poetry in Brooklyn




A Labor of Love is Now A Celebration of Love--
the Love of Poetry and Prose. 




The Brownstone Poets 2012 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry in Brooklyn

Sunday, June 24

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

BookCourt

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 & Curated by Patricia Carragon
 
List of readers, plus the cost of the anthologies at BookCourt to come. . .


Will bring copies to Poets House for the Annual Showcase.  Details to come . . .  

 


Congrats to the contributors (the features from last year and the poets who came to support the Brownstone Poets venues) and the Guest Poet who will be getting their comp copy.

In this issue:

Our Guest Poet:
GEORGE WALLACE

 
A Special Tribute to Hart Crane

The List of Contributors:

AMY HOLMAN
AUSTIN ALEXIS
BARBARA HANTMAN
BERNARD BLOCK
BOB HEMAN
BRANT LYON
BRENDA J. GANNAM
CAROLYN OTA
CINDY HOCHMAN
DAVID LAWTON
DEAN KOSTOS
DEBORAH HAUSER
DONNA HUNT
DUBBLEX
ELIZABETH HARRINGTON
ELLIOT ABOSH
ELYZSABETH AHNE
ERNEST KYLE WOODLEY
EVIE IVY
G.E. SCHWARTZ
GAIL FISHMAN GERWIN
GEORGE SPENCER
GREGORY VINCENT ST. THOMASINO
IRIS BERMAN
JACOB VICTORINE
JAMES MCMENAMIN
JEFFREY CYPHERS WRIGHT
JOHN A. TODRAS
JOSEPH CHARLES REBIS, JR.
JOY LEFTOW
JUDY KAMILHOR
KAREN NEUBERG
KATHERINE A. HOGAN
KATHRYN M. FAZIO
LAURA BOSS
LINDA CARTER BROWN
LINDA LERNER
LINDA ROTHSTEIN
MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK
MATTHEW ANISH
MAX NEMEROVSKY
MINDY LEVOKOVE
MIREYA PEREZ
MOLLY PEACOCK
PATRICIA CARRAGON
PETER MARRA
RICHARD FEIN
RICHARD MARX WEINRAUB
SHONDA BUCHANAN
SWETA SRIVASTAVA VIKRAM
TANTRA-ZAWADI
TINA CHAN
TOM OLESZCZUK
VALERIE CONTI
VELEZ MOORE
VICKI IORIO
VIRGINIA CRAWFORD
YUYUTSU RD SHARMA
ZEV SHANKEN
ZEV TORRES

Reminder: Poetry, The Marriage of Love: Bernard and Diane Block at Park Plaza Restaurant





REMINDER

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights




The Brownstone Poets presents:
Bernard and Diane Block




Saturday, May 5 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:



 
Bernard Block’s poems have appeared in the NY Quarterly, the Minnesota Review and the Colorado Review. He has published four chapbooks: Quest; Prometheus Returns; Portraits; and To Music. Born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, he attended Cornell University and Brooklyn College. Hitch-hiked out to California in 1965 and lived in the Haight-Ashbury through 1967. Gave poetry readings at the I and Thou Coffee Shop, City Lights Bookstore and Golden Gate Park. He returned to NYC and studied with the poet Colette Inez in the mid '70s. Read at Speakeasy, Emilie Glen’s, Henry St. Settlement and The New School. Recently he has read at Nightingale’s, Cornelia St. Café, The Bowery Poetry Club, Brownstone Poets, Green Pavilion, Phoenix, SOB’s, TOMI Jazz (a Japanese jazz club), Penny’s, StringPoet and Molloy College.  He is presently organizing his many recent poems into thematic collections for future publications.


 
Diane Block is a professional classical violinist who received her training at the Manhattan School of Music, with a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance in 1980.  It was there, at MSM, that she developed an interest in Romantic and Modern Poetry.  This interest was shared by close musician friends at monthly musical and poetry salons.  Diane has free-lanced as section violinist in the metropolitan area for the last 30 years.  She is in her 24th year as Orchestra Director in the Farmingdale School District on Long Island.  She also maintains a private violin studio in her home. Diane met her husband, poet Bernard Block, at the poet Emilie Glen’s home in 1982 and has been connected to the NY Poetry world ever since.  Originally she read other people’s poetry (and still does) but it was Bernie who encouraged her to write her own. There is an intimate link between classical music and poetry.  One seems to flow out of the other and her experience of  both art forms feels very much the same.