Monday, October 29, 2012

Reminder: Leslie Prosterman and Nathan A. Versace at Park Plaza Sat, 11/3 at 2:30 p.m.



Reminder:

Good News!

The Park Plaza Restaurant is ready for The Brownstone Poets and . . .  

Poetry Grows Again in Brooklyn Heights




The Brownstone Poets presents:

Leslie Prosterman and Nathan A. Versace




Saturday, November 3 at 2:30 p.m.




at the newly renovated 
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:



Leslie Prosterman has recently published her first poetry book, Snapshots and Dances, with Garden District Press (New Orleans, 2011).  Her poetry has appeared in several collections and publications, including The Folklore Muse (Utah State University Press) and First Literary Review-East, and will be published in From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream (forthcoming, Spring 2013).  She has been a featured reader/performer at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, West Tisbury Library, at the George Mason University Fall for the Book Festival, and at Nora Laudani’s Vaudeville Nights in Vineyard Haven.  In December the Erika Thimey Dance and Theater Company will present a dance concert created around Snapshots and Dances, at which Prosterman will also perform and read.  A cultural activist in the conservation of grassroots culture and civil society, she is also a sometime student of trapeze. It is probably also evident that in a former life she was an academic, but that will pass.




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, October 27, 2012

The 9th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
For further and deeper information contact: Richard Storm, rdstorm@nyc.rr.com

The 9th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem
Sunday, November 11, 2012
2:30 - 5:30 pm
POETS HOUSE
10 River Terrace (at Murray Street)
------------------------------------------
The Stars

One night I spoke
to the stars.

"Write a poem,"
they said.

"What kind of
poem?" I asked.

"Doesn't matter.
Just make it short."
      
            ~ Sparrow
           (poet-member, brevitas)

Poets House is hosting the 9th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem on Sunday November 11, 2012 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm. 

Poet-members Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin (founder of City Lore) launched brevitas by inviting a variety of dedicated poets to share original, short poems (14 lines max) with each other via email on the 1st and 15th of each month. Now ten years later, this community has grown to nearly 40 poets who offer individual, constructive feedback to each other’s works. This experiment has nurtured the collection of over 200 short poems for the anthology “2012 brevitas 9” that will be celebrated and given to everyone who attends the Festival. Poems will be projected and performed by each poet. Books will be signed. Literary antics will entertain. Laughter, pith and meaning will collide.

Poets in the audience will have an opportunity to sign-up for the Short Poem Open Mic (14 lines max) hosted by Bob Holman, international spoken-word poetry guru and founder of The Bowery Poetry Club).

Memorial tributes will honor our departed poet-members Iris Berman and Sue Machlin.

“Because of brevitas,” poet-member Richard Storm observed, “everything is a potential poem and everyone is a potential poet.  Because of brevitas, poetry waits for me…. On the next block, around the corner, on every stranger’s face.”

brevitas members are a feisty mixture of well-known, emerging, and irrepressible artists and poets, including program hosts Angelo Verga (Spoken Word Curator for The Cornelia Street Café) and Flash Rosenberg (artist in residence for LIVE from the New York Public Library). Other poet-members include New Yorker poet Sparrow, Poet Laureate of Jones Street Sanford Fraser, Mobius editor Juanita Torrence-Thompson, First Literary Review-East editors Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg, co-founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative John J. Trause, along with a lively roster of accomplished wordsmiths including Dorothy Freidman August, Susan Gerardi Bello, Claudia Carlson, Patricia Carragon, Jan Garden Castro, Esther Cohen, Gil Fagiani, Christian Garaud, Leigh Harrison, Bob Heman, Eileen Hennessy, Evie Ivy, Judy Kamilhor, Andrew Kaufman, Maria Lisella, Tsaurah Litzky, Georgia Luna, James McMenamin, Katrinka Moore, Leslie Prosterman, Dorothea Hutton Scher, Zev Shanken, Ed Smith, Esther K. Smith, Nathan A. Versace, Carolyn Wells, and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright. 

$10 admission includes a copy of the brevitas anthology of short poems, 2012 brevitas 9.

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9th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem
Sunday, November 11, 2012  • 2:30 to 5:30 pm

When:  Sunday, November 11, 2:30 – 5:30
Where:  Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray Street). 
   Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C to Chambers Street.
Admission: $10 (includes the brevitas anthology)
Contact:  Richard Storm, rdstorm@nyc.rr.com

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

REMINDER: MÖBIUS THE POETRY MAGAZINE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION POETRY READINGS




REMINDER:
 
 MÖBIUS

THE POETRY MAGAZINE
30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

POETRY READINGS

plus
JIMMY ROBERTS

(Composer of award-winning musical, “I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE”)
Will be at the piano singing his songs

HOST: JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON Editor-in-Chief/ Publisher

POETS PRESENTING:

EJ. ANTONIO * DOMINICK ARBOLAY * LAURA BOSS * PATRICIA CARRAGON

GIL FAGIANI * DANIELA GIOSEFFI * BARBARA HANTMAN * CINDY HOCHMAN

EVIE IVY * MARIA LISELLA * GEORGE H. NORTHRUP * HELEN PETERSON

JIMMY ROBERTS * THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI * JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH, 2012

4:15 PM - 7 PM
including reception w/light refreshments

DOORS OPEN TO PUBLIC 4PM

$7 ADMISSION at the door

MÖBIUS 2012 (30th Anniversary Issue) WILL BE FOR SALE!

EPISCOPAL ACTORS GUILD 
1 East 29th Street (between 5th & Madison Avenues), NYC
Enter through Episcopal church garden path
2nd floor (chair lift available) 


Limited Capacity. MUST RSVP to mobiusmag@earthlink.net to ensure a seat.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Richard Levine and Michael T. Young at Cafe Dada Tue, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.






Poetry Grows in Park Slope

The Brownstone Poets Presents:
Richard Levine and Michael T. Young




Tuesday, November 20

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:








Richard Levine is author of That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, Snapshots from a Battle, and most recently, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (Bright Hill Press, 2012).    A poem from the book, In a Blue Wood, was an Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day feature during National Poetry month.  In 2011, his poem “Believe This” was featured in former Poet Laureate Ted Kosser’s column, “American Life in Poetry”.  A retired teacher, he spends most days working to block hydro-fracking in New York State.







Michael T. Young has published three collections of poetry: Transcriptions of Daylight, Because the Wind Has Questions and Living in the Counterpoint.  His next full-length collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, will be published in 2013 by Black Coffee Press.  He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a William Stafford Award.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Fogged Clarity, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Potomac Review, The Raintown Review, and The Same.  His work is forthcoming in the anthologies The Bug Book and In the Black/In the Red

Monday, October 15, 2012

REMINDER: Jack E. Cooper and Mindy Matijasevic Hit Cafe Dada Tues, 10/16 at 7 p.m.





REMINDER:




Poetry Grows In Park Slope



The Brownstone Poets Presents:

  Jack E. Cooper and Mindy Matijasevic




Tuesday, October 16

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:






John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper loved hopscotch, especially, when quite young; loosely configured lines, in particular, which he doted on carving himself from the pavement with chalk. Choosing the stone, its incalculable toss and anarchic landing, problematical constraint on advance, and, of course, attempting anything—standing on one leg—all, contributed to the challenge experience has induced scarce reason for him since, now quite older, to abandon strategy. He translated Wax Women, poems in French, published in Paris in 1985, to which the legendary Gotham Book Mart in New York dedicated full-window display. Ten, previewing his “aphorithms,” recently appeared. Click.



Mindy Matijasevic writes poetry, prose, and her original stand-up comedy material. She is listed with Poets & Writers. Her work has appeared in numerous print and on-line publications. Mindy shares her evenings at poetry readings in her blog Get Your Poem On at http://getyourpoemon.wordpress.com/ where she hopes you will drop by often. Additionally, she is part of seven women, who work in comedy in some capacity, who make up She So Funny. Mindy Matijasevic is your Tuesday "She" where she shares true stories, sometimes humorous, sometimes not, but always intriguing. http://www.shesofunny.org/2012/08/my-penis-free-era.html?spref=fb Feel free to make contact at either blog or on Facebook.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

MÖBIUS THE POETRY MAGAZINE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION POETRY READING



MÖBIUS

THE POETRY MAGAZINE
30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

POETRY READINGS

plus
JIMMY ROBERTS

(Composer of award-winning musical, “I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE”)
Will be at the piano singing his songs

HOST: JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON Editor-in-Chief/ Publisher

POETS PRESENTING:

EJ. ANTONIO * DOMINICK ARBOLAY * LAURA BOSS * PATRICIA CARRAGON

GIL FAGIANI * DANIELA GIOSEFFI * BARBARA HANTMAN * CINDY HOCHMAN

EVIE IVY * MARIA LISELLA * GEORGE H. NORTHRUP * HELEN PETERSON

JIMMY ROBERTS * THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI * JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH, 2012

4:15 PM - 7 PM
including reception w/light refreshments

DOORS OPEN TO PUBLIC 4PM

$7 ADMISSION at the door

MÖBIUS 2012 (30th Anniversary Issue) WILL BE FOR SALE!

EPISCOPAL ACTORS GUILD 
1 East 29th Street (between 5th & Madison Avenues), NYC
Enter through Episcopal church garden path
2nd floor (chair lift available) 


Limited Capacity. MUST RSVP to mobiusmag@earthlink.net to ensure a seat.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Leslie Prosterman and Nathan A. Versace at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. 11/3 @ 2:30 P.M.



Good News!

The Park Plaza Restaurant is ready for The Brownstone Poets and . . .  

Poetry Grows Again in Brooklyn Heights




The Brownstone Poets presents:

Leslie Prosterman and Nathan A. Versace




Saturday, November 3 at 2:30 p.m.




at the newly renovated 
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:



Leslie Prosterman has recently published her first poetry book, Snapshots and Dances, with Garden District Press (New Orleans, 2011).  Her poetry has appeared in several collections and publications, including The Folklore Muse (Utah State University Press) and First Literary Review-East, and will be published in From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream (forthcoming, Spring 2013).  She has been a featured reader/performer at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, West Tisbury Library, at the George Mason University Fall for the Book Festival, and at Nora Laudani’s Vaudeville Nights in Vineyard Haven.  In December the Erika Thimey Dance and Theater Company will present a dance concert created around Snapshots and Dances, at which Prosterman will also perform and read.  A cultural activist in the conservation of grassroots culture and civil society, she is also a sometime student of trapeze. It is probably also evident that in a former life she was an academic, but that will pass.




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.









Monday, October 1, 2012

REMINDER: Mark Fogarty and Timothy Gager at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. 10/6 at 2:30 P.M.



REMINDER!


Good News!

The Park Plaza Restaurant will be ready for The Brownstone Poets and . . .  

Poetry Will Grow Again in Brooklyn Heights




The Brownstone Poets presents:

Mark Fogarty and Timothy Gager




Saturday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m.




at the newly renovated 
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:



Mark Fogarty is a poet, journalist, and musician from Rutherford, NJ.  He emcees the Red Wheelbarrow Poets reading series and is also managing editor of The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, a yearly anthology. He is the author of two books of poetry, Myshkin’s Blues and Peninsula, both from White Chickens Press.




Timothy Gager is the author of eight books of short fiction and poetry.  His ninth Anti-Social Network  (Red Neck Press) is due out very soon.  He has hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month for the past eleven years and is the co-founder of the Somerville News Writers Festival.

His work has appeared over 250 times on-line and in print since 2007 and has also appeared on National Public Radio.  Nine have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.