Wednesday, December 11, 2013


The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Events

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from  

Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. 

List of Contributors to come.
Mark your calendars for

Saturday, January 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts.
, NY  11201

Limited Open Mic

Free Admission

This will also be a limited open mic.

2 or 3 to Clark St
A or C to High St
4 or 5 to Borough Hall

Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope
267 Seventh Ave.
Park Slope, NY 11215
NO OPEN MIC unless time permits!

Free Admission  


F or G to Seventh Ave.
D, R, N to 9th St.

Friday, December 6, 2013

November-December 2013 Publication News from Patricia Carragon:

November-December 2013 Publication News 
from Patricia Carragon:

First Literary Review-East:

Cin Hochman and Karen Neuberg have put together another fabulous issue of First Literary Review-East for November 2013 and I am pleased that my haiku poems: zen on a park bench, age spots adorn, surrounded by wind, and the cat haiku: topaz sunlight are part of it.

Please check them out at

Here’s the list of poets who are part of this issue:

Travis Blair
Rebecca Gimblett
Gil Fagiani
Ron Kolm
John A. Todras
Zev Shanken
Howie Good
Martin H. Levinson
Joanna Grant
Ricky Garni
Maura Candela
Amie Kachinoski
Ricki Mandeville
John Saunders
steve dalachsinky
Mark McKain
Peter O'Neill
David Francis
Linda Lerner
Austin Eichelberger
Gail Fishman Gerwin

2014 Haiku Calendar:

I’m happy that my haiku:

   January mist
    the snowplow
    gathers rust

and . . .

  the last leaf
  clings to the branch

and circku:

as i rip the page --- again and again --- penciled words fly up like moths

made Mankh’s 2014 Haiku Calendar published by

list of contributors to this calendar:

Dean Blehert  
Cliff Bleidner  
Elena Botts  
Thomas Brinson 
Paula Camacho 
Chris Clendenin 
Jeanne Clendenin  
steve dalachinsky  
Betsey Dickerson  
Kathaleen Donnelly  
Adam D. Fisher  
Tiokasin Ghosthorse 
Barbara Harris 
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
Patrice Hasbrook  
Linda Marie Hilton  
Bill Kenney
Tonia Leon  
Maria Manobianco 
Sheila Mardenfeld  
A. Molotkov
Chris Nicola 
George H. Northrup, PhD
Yuko Otomo  
Tony Quagliano  
Barbara Reiher-Meyers  
Narges Rothermel 
Robert Savino  
Sabrina Savino  
Keith Simmons .
Ed Stever  
Ash Straw 
Patti Tana         
R(Judy) Turek  
JR Vork  
Linda Waslin  
Lynne Weixel, PhD  
Jamie White 
Kay J. Wight  
Ginger Williams 

Nomad’s Choir

I’m thrilled that The Palace is in Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2013, Vol. 21

Other poets listed are:

Alexandra Portal
Daniel Z. Chen
Joan Kitchner-White
Bill Pyles
Nancy Shires
Joshua Meander
James McMenamin
Valeri M. Conti
 f.f. white
Robert Gibbons
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Joseph C. Rebis, Jr.
Diane Alexy
Cathy Porter
K.A. Williams
Ryan Stringer
Roger Singer
Rachel L. Smith
B.Z. Niditch
James K.Webb
Jay Clasen
Jill DiMaggio
Lauren Langham
Sheryl L. Nelms

ESTRELLAS EN EL FUEGO!/STARS IN THE FIRE! The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza 20th ANNIVERSARY

ESTRELLAS EN EL FUEGO!/STARS IN THE FIRE! The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza 20th ANNIVERSARY

  • 150 Performers - Poetry/Performance/Music/Dance
    Plus Open Mic – Sign Up Early! 

    Starts from 2 p.m. and ends at Midnight

    Patricia Carragon is reading between 4 and 6 p.m.

    Twenty years and we are still burning, burning words, sounds, noise,

    bringing our spirits to the stage…We are all stars, we will not be incinerated nor eclipsed, our voices in transit as we burn…we burn… we burn…

    Come Celebrate 20 Years in the Light! Through the storms, through the fires, through the recession, despite the developers raising the rents and ousting people –the Alternative New Year’s Day Extravaganza continues! This annual event has become a tradition that gives voice to a culturally diverse group of performers of all ages. It is a multi-media event and includes musicians and artists of all kinds, in addition to the rambunctious, irreverent poets who have gathered together for the last two decades. Join us at the legendary Nuyorican Poets CafĂ©! Add your poetic language to the mix!

    Clean out your bookshelves!

    Paperback books accepted and will be donated to Books Through Bars

    In addition to our performers this year we will intermittently feature a slideshow featuring the work of hundreds of visual artists who show at Sideshow Nation, the annual group show held early each year at Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg.

    DIRECTIONS: By subway, F train to the 2nd Avenue stop. Use the 1st Avenue exit and walk north on 1st Avenue away from Houston Street. Make a right on East 3rd Street and walk 2 and a half blocks until you reach #236. By bus, take the M14A to Avenue A and E. 3rd Street or the M15 to 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street and walk east, or the M14D to East 4th Street and walk west. By car, take the FDR Drive to the Houston Street exit and go straight onto Houston Street, make a right on Avenue C and a left on East 3rd Street.