Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Brownstone Poets Taking the Summer Off

We Are Taking the Summer Off


Hi Poets and Friends,

Brownstone Poets is taking a Summer hiatus during July and August.  But the readings will be back in September.  

September 7, 2013:  George H. Northrup and Tom Oleszczuk at Park Plaza Restaurant

September 17, 2013: Gregory Crosby and Sarah Sarai at Cafe Dada 

(FYI:  the Cafe Dada reading will start at 7:30 p.m.with the sign up at 7:15.  The open mic will have a 3-minute limit)

Regarding the Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Reading:

Will keep you posted on the upcoming anthology reading.  Please stay tuned . . . 

Yours in Poetry,

Pattie oxox

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We Three Productions Reading Series at D.B.A. Mon, June 17 at 8 p.m.

Monday, June 17 at 8 p.m.

We Three Productions Reading Series Presents:

Patricia Carragon, Boni Joi, and Lisa Faith Phillips


41 1st Ave.
East Village, NYC-10003

(212) 475-5097 



Take the F Train to Second Ave.  B, D, 6 Train to Bway/Lafayette

for more direction info:



Lisa Faith Phillips is a playwright and a comedian and has been participating artist at theatres in New York, London, Barcelona and Findlay, Ohio. Lisa's musical-comedy self-help lecture Savvy Secrets of Successful Mistresses will open the East to Edinburg Festival at 59E59 Theatres here in NYC July 9-11. Then she will take her one-woman show All-Nude College-Girl Revue or how I made it through the LSE to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 19-24. 2013. Find out more at Savvy Secrets.com.
Lisa is Director of Digital Strategy and Development at Hachette Book Group.

Boni joi 

Boni Joi has an MFA from Columbia University. Her poems have appeared in Arabella, Long Shot, Boog City Reader, Drivers Side Air Bag, Big Hammer, Mind Gorilla, Lungfull and the Brooklyn Rail. She is also a rotating member of the show mortified and featured on NPR.
Her first book of poetry, "Before, During and After was published in 2012. Boni lives with her husband, musical chef, Tobi Joi in Brooklyn.


Patricia Carragon is a New York City writer and poet. Her publications include Avocet, Best Poem, BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Ditch Poetry, First Literary Review-East, Inertia, Lips, MÖBIUS, The Poetry Magazine, Marymark Press, Maintenant, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Mom Egg, New Verse News, The Long Island Quarterly, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, and more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press). 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. Her latest book is Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). For more information, please check out her Web sites at
http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com and at http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Poets House 21st Anniversary Showcase Opening: Thursday, June 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Poets House 21st Anniversary Showcase Opening: Thursday, June 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

I’m happy to announce that The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology is to be showcased at Poets House.

Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Event Location: Kray Hall
Admission: Free

Opening on Thursday, June 27, 2013, this year’s Showcase will be on view through August 3rd, a free exhibition featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in the past year from over 650  U.S. publishers—commercial, university, independent, small and micro-presses.

On view: through August 3 during regular library hours

Admission Free

Poets House 10 River Terrace - New York, NY 10282 


SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace. 

BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: www.downtownny.com

FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry Terminal at the World Financial Center and walk north to River Terrace.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

REMINDER: Andrew Kaufman and Katrinka Moore at Cafe Dada, Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Andrew Kaufman and Katrinka Moore on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Café Dada.  Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Andrew Kaufman and Katrinka Moore

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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

Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217


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.


$4 donation + food/drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon






Andrew Kaufman grew up near NYC, graduated from Oberlin College, earned his MFA in poetry writing from Brooklyn College, and his MA and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto. His Cinnamon Bay Sonnets won the Center for Book Arts chapbook competition, and was followed by Earth's Ends, winner of the Pearl Poetry Award. He is the recipient of an NEA award and two Pushcart poetry nominations, and his poems have appeared in numerous journals. He has also published critical work on William Blake, and written for New York Newsday and The Detroit News.  His latest book of poems is Both Sides of the Niger (Spuyten Duyvel Press, 2013). The Cinnamon Bay Poems (Rain Mountain Press) is forthcoming in 2014. He lives in New York City and currently teaches literature at SUNY Purchase.

photo by Flash Rosenberg
Katrinka Moore started out as a choreographer and dancer, made a brief foray into performance art, ended up writing poetry, then ventured into making visual poems and collages as well. Recent work appears in MungBeing, Otoliths, and First Literary Review-East. Katrinka is the author of Thief (BlazeVOX, 2009) and This is Not a Story, which won the New Women’s Voices Prize and was published by Finishing Line Press in 2003. She is currently sending out a minimalist epic, Numa, about a shape-shifting creature.

Monday, June 3, 2013

April/ May Publication News

Hi Poets and Friends,

Sorry to be late on this newsletter, but my poem, "Dance For the Dawn,"  is on the Summer Gazebo Readings Blog for April 17


My "Redheaded Tulips" haiku is on The Weekly Avocet #24 along with other nature poems from Helen Peterson, Charles Portolano,
Mary Jo Balistreri, and more.