Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Amber Atiya, Stephen Bluestone, Robert Gibbons to Read at Cafe Dada on Tues 9/18 at 7 p.m.






Poetry Grows In Park Slope



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Amber Atiya, Stephen Bluestone and Robert Gibbons





Tuesday, September 18

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:





Amber Atiya is an electrifying presence in the New York poetry scene, with an intense body of work that slices fresh emotional grooves on stage and page. Her work has appeared in Tribes Magazine, Drunken Boat, and Coloring Book, an anthology of multicultural writers. She was a participant in the 2012 Poets House Emerging Poets Residency Program and is a member of a women's writing group, currently celebrating it's tenth-year anniversary.
 
Stephen Bluestone was born in New York City. His earlier volume The Laughing Monkeys of Gravity was nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. The Flagrant Dead, his latest book, also nominated for the National Book Award, has been called original and beautiful” by Gerald Stern. Louis Simpson has called the same volume delightful and astonishing.” Stephen Bluestone has won The Greensboro Review Poetry Prize, The Thomas Merton Prize, two Hopwood Prizes, and second prize in the Robert Penn Warren Competition, in addition to an NEH Award, a Pushcart Prizes Special Mention, and other awards.

Robert Gibbons moved to New York City in the summer of 2007 in search of his muse-Langston Hughes. Robert has featured in New York, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Florida.  Moreover, Robert has been published in Uphook Press, Three Rooms Press, Stain Sheets, The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse, Cartier Street Review, Nomad’s Choir,  Palm Beach Post, and recently was produced on CD called Brain Ampin through Hydrogen Jukebox, a poetry series produced through the Cornelia Street Café. Additionally, Robert has taken classes with Cave Canem and the 92Y and has studied under master poets such as: Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, KImiko Hahn, Nathalie Handal, and Linda Susan Jackson.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CANCELLATION OF THE SEPTEMBER BROWNSTONE POETS READING




THE BROWNSTONE POETS BROOKLYN HEIGHTS READING
FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
IS CANCELLED! 


THE PARK PLAZA RESTAURANT 
IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION 
AND HOPEFULLY WILL REOPEN SOON.  

STAY TUNE FOR DETAILS . . . 

WE HOPE TO BE BACK IN THE HEIGHTS FOR THE OCTOBER 6TH READING!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

REMINDER: Susan Maurer and David Messineo at Cafe Dada, Tuesday August 21 at 7 p.m.







REMINDER:
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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Reminder: Pattie Rocks the Upper East Side with Go Cat Go

 

 REMINDER . . .

 

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).