Sunday, July 29, 2012

REMINDER: John Barrale, Zorida Mohammed and Tony Puma at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 8/4 at 2:30 p.m.






REMINDER:

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights




The Brownstone Poets presents:
The Red Barrow Poets:

John Barrale, Zorida Mohammed

 and Tony Puma





Saturday, August 4 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:





$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic



Curated by Patricia Carragon email:











BIOS:


John Barrale’s poetry has been published in a many literary magazines including the Red Wheel Barrow Poets’ Anthologies (Volumes I - IV,  Poetalk, The Lullwater Review, California Quarterly, Tiger’s Eye Journal, Paterson Literary Review, and The William and Mary Review. John has lived in NJ since 1978, and enjoys reading his work in a wide variety of venues throughout the metropolitan area. 






Zorida Mohammed was born in Trinidad and immigrated to America at age 18.  She is a social worker in Bergen County, NJ.  Zorida won the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant for Poetry in 1991-92. Her poems have been published in Folio, Fulcrum # 6 and # 7, Phoebe, The Caribbean Writer, Poem, The Oyez Review, Compass Rose, The Dirty Goat, The Spoon River Review, The Atlanta Review, and The Distillery. She has also been published in The Red Wheelbarrow for the past four years. Zorida is an active member of The Red Wheelbarrow Poets and reads frequently in Bergen County, NJ, and in New York City.


 
Tony Puma’s career in sales/marketing/advertising, and public relations have influenced his poetry style, being less abstract and more to-the-point.  Tony has degrees from New York University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He is a member of various poetry groups including: Italian-American Writers Assn., Red Wheelbarrow Poets, Sussex NJ Writers Roundtable, Poets House (NYC), South Mountain Poets,  and the Hudson Valley ‘Poets-on-the-Loose’. His view of life is through the prism of poetry; seeing, hearing, and feeling, trying to capture emotions and relate to them via words. His poems have been featured in a variety of publications. Visit his blog at:
tonypoetica.blogspot.com.



 




 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pattie Rocks the Upper East Side with Go Cat Go

Brownstone Poets' Patricia Carragon joins Peter Chelnik at Gracie's Corner Diner on Monday, August 13 at 6:45 p.m.





Admission is FREE!

OPEN-MIC!
 
Go Cat Go Poetry Reading Series
Hosted by Peter Chelnik

Gracie’s Corner Diner

352 E 86th St
(between 1st Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10028
Neighborhoods: Yorkville, Upper East Side
(212) 737-8505






Patricia Carragon is a New York City writer and poet. Her publications include Best Poem, BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Ditch Poetry, Inertia, Long Island Quarterly, Lips, MÖBIUS, The Poetry Magazine, Marymark Press, Maintenant, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Toronto Quarterly, Six-Word Memoirs, and more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her latest book, The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming later this year from Poets Wear Prada. She is a member of Brevitas, a group dedicated to short poems.  She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of the annual anthology.  For more information, please check out her Web sites at http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com and at http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/.






Peter Chelnik's books include Railroad Heart, East Coast Line, Manhattan Wilderness, Eternity Road and Wildflower Serenade. He has had seven plays produced Off-Off-Broadway. These dramatic works include Street Rag, Prairie Fire, Parking Lot, Moving Target, Scarsdale Station and Tremont Vortex. Peter has also written Trick Bag, a novel of the 1960's. And yes, he does believe "the word will set you free." His latest book is STRAWBERRY HARMONY New Poems (Little Sky Press, March 2010).






Susan Maurer and David Messineo Read at Cafe Dada Tues, 8/21 at 7 p.m.







Poetry Grows In Park Slope



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

  Susan Maurer and David Messineo





Tuesday, August 21

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




Café Dada

57 Seventh Ave. (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 622-2800

Subways: 


  2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.
 


http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + food/beverage - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon









Bios:




Susan Maurer’s forthcoming poetry collection Josephine Butler, is to be published by Phoenix Press International (Les Édition Phoenix). This unique press has bases in France, Senegal, Canada, and the U.S.  Sylvie Kandé, one of the editors, was her excellent editor.  (Sylvie has just had her second book published in French by Gallimard).  Susan is a publication junkie and loves to give readings.  See her read on You Tube (on Poetry Thin Air).



David Messineo, Publisher and Poetry Editor of Sensations Magazine (www.sensationsmag.com), comes to Brooklyn as part of his "2012 Informal Tour" for his 120-page hardcover book, Formal ($20), featuring his structured/formal poetry.  Expect a diverse 15-minute set to include ekphrastic verse; a rondeau redouble; the sonnet, sestina, pantoum, and villanelle; and range topically from paintings, to Queen Elizabeth I, to politics and contemporary issues, many from a liberal perspective.  David uses full proceeds from his book sales to help finance the publication and publish other poems, so consider helping him out with a purchase, as he attempts to have his publication break even financially without government grant funding at the close of its award-winning 25-year run.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Red Barrow Poets John Barrale, Zorida Mohammed and Tony Puma Come to Brooklyn on Sat,. 8/4 at 2:30 p.m.







Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights




The Brownstone Poets presents:
The Red Barrow Poets:

John Barrale, Zorida Mohammed

 and Tony Puma





Saturday, August 4 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:





$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic



Curated by Patricia Carragon email:











BIOS:


John Barrale’s poetry has been published in a many literary magazines including the Red Wheel Barrow Poets’ Anthologies (Volumes I - IV,  Poetalk, The Lullwater Review, California Quarterly, Tiger’s Eye Journal, Paterson Literary Review, and The William and Mary Review. John has lived in NJ since 1978, and enjoys reading his work in a wide variety of venues throughout the metropolitan area. 






Zorida Mohammed was born in Trinidad and immigrated to America at age 18.  She is a social worker in Bergen County, NJ.  Zorida won the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant for Poetry in 1991-92. Her poems have been published in Folio, Fulcrum # 6 and # 7, Phoebe, The Caribbean Writer, Poem, The Oyez Review, Compass Rose, The Dirty Goat, The Spoon River Review, The Atlanta Review, and The Distillery. She has also been published in The Red Wheelbarrow for the past four years. Zorida is an active member of The Red Wheelbarrow Poets and reads frequently in Bergen County, NJ, and in New York City.


 
Tony Puma’s career in sales/marketing/advertising, and public relations have influenced his poetry style, being less abstract and more to-the-point.  Tony has degrees from New York University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He is a member of various poetry groups including: Italian-American Writers Assn., Red Wheelbarrow Poets, Sussex NJ Writers Roundtable, Poets House (NYC), South Mountain Poets,  and the Hudson Valley ‘Poets-on-the-Loose’. His view of life is through the prism of poetry; seeing, hearing, and feeling, trying to capture emotions and relate to them via words. His poems have been featured in a variety of publications. Visit his blog at:
tonypoetica.blogspot.com.



 




 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

REMINDER: Susan Kolodny and Puma Perl at Cafe Dada Tuesday 7/17 at 7 p.m.




REMINDER:


Poetry Grows In Park Slope



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

  Susan Kolodny and Puma Perl





Tuesday, July 17

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




Café Dada

57 Seventh Ave. (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 622-2800

Subways: 


  2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.
 


http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + food/drink (wine bar available) - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon









Bios:





Susan Kolodny’s poems appear in New England Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Marlboro Review, River Styx, Calyx, and in other journals and several anthologies. A psychoanalyst in practice in the Bay Area, she specializes in work with artists and writers, and is the author of The Captive Muse: On Creativity and Its Inhibition (PsychoSocial Press, 2000). She founded and chairs an event series called Poetry & Psychoanalysis at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis where she is on the faculty. Her first poetry collection, After the Firestorm, was published last November by Mayapple Press.

 
Puma Perl is a performance artist and a widely published poet and writer.  She is the author of two chapbooks; the award-winning Belinda and Her Friends and the recently published Ruby True, and full-length collection knuckle tattoos.  She is the co-creator, co-producer, and main curator of DDAY Productions, which currently puts on shows at many venues.

Friday, July 6, 2012

IRIS BERMAN Memorial




For IRIS BERMAN, 
a beautiful person, friend, 
and sister Brevitarian:


Memorial Tribute to Iris Berman

Sunday July 15 at 6:00 PM

A special memoriam to honor the works of Brooklyn-born poet/writer,
IRIS BERMAN, who passed on June 1st. Please come pay tribute to this
amazing, prolific writer, a long-time active member of New York's
poetry and literary community. Featured poets, friends and colleagues
will read poetry, prose, share anecdotes and stories with an Open Mic
as well. Iris writings will be available for sale and to read. A
portion of the proceeds will go to Gilda's Club.

Hosted/Presented by: Cynthia Toronto and Patrick Christiano

Donations accepted at the door
Watch Live on the Web!
http://www.bowerypoetrylive.com/