Sunday, October 27, 2013

Reminder: Patricia Eakins, Nicholas Johnson and Chad Parenteau at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 11/2 at 2:30 p.m.



REMINDER:


POETRY GROWS IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS


Brownstone Poets presents Patricia Eakins, Nicholas Johnson, and Chad Parenteau, Saturday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.



Brownstone Poets presents:

Patricia Eakins
Nicholas Johnson
Chad Parenteau

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


Park Plaza Restaurant


220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.
and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900

Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,

4 or 5 to Borough Hall
For more directions:

http://www.hopstop.com/


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

Curated by Patricia Carragon


pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712


BIOS




Patricia Eakins is the author of The Hungry Girls and Other Stories and The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste, which won the NYU Press Prize for Fiction and the Capricorn Fiction Award of the Writer’s Voice. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Parnassus, Conjunctions, Fiction International, BigCityLit.com and The Paris Review, which awarded her the Aga Khan Prize. The French translation of The Hungry Girls (by Françoise Palleau-Papin) was recently published by the University of Grenoble Press. Eakins is the judge for the 2013 PEN – New England Fiction Prize and curates Outloud/Uptown, a reading series in northern Manhattan.




Nicholas Johnson is co-founder and editor of Big City Lit, an online literary
magazine (BigCityLit.com). His degrees include a BA from UConn, an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, and an ABD from the Catholic University of America. He taught creative writing for many years at the Payne Whitney Clinic and The Lighthouse in New York City. Nick Johnson's poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Pivot, Rattapallax, The Journal, APR, The Same, Orbis (UK), Poetrybay, The Ledge, Shenandoah and the anthologies Pomegranate Seeds and Chance of a Ghost. His chapbook, Degrees of Freedom, is available from Bright Hill Press.




In 2003, Chad Parenteau self-published his first chapbook, Self-Portrait In Fire (based on his MFA thesis) and won a Cambridge Poetry Award. He appears in numerous print and online publications, including anthologies such as French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets. He published his third chapbook, Discarded: Poems for My Apartments (Červená Barva Press, 2008). His first full-length collection, Patron Emeritus, was released in June 2013 from FootHills Publishing.  Chad currently hosts and organizes Stone Soup Poetry, one of the longest-running weekly poetry venues in Massachusetts.  Chad creates and edits its online tribute journal, Spoonful, and releases a limited series of print chapbooks currently available through the venue.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Brevitas 10th Annual Festival of the Short Poem, Sun, 11/10 at 1 p.m.




Brevitas 10th Annual Festival of the Short Poem, Sun, 11/10 at 1 p.m. at The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC 10012

for travel info:

www.hopstop.com/



Poet-members Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin (founder of City Lore) launched brevitas by inviting a variety of poets to share original, short poems (14 lines max) with each other via email on the 1st and 15th of each month. Now, a decade later, this community has grown to over 50 poets. The Festival of the Short Poem is their annual gathering− poems are projected and, books are signed, and literary antics ensue. Laughter, pith and meaning collide.

Co-hosts for this brevitas’ 10th Anniversary Festival are Tony-nominated stage and screen actor Paul Hecht, host of the popular poetry series at the Cornelia Street Cafe celebrating birthdays of historic, short-poem luminaries, and photographer, cartoonist, poet and Renaissance woman Flash Rosenberg.

Tickets: $10.00 (includes a copy of the accompanying printed anthology)


List of Brevitas Poets:


1.      Steve Zeitlin
2.      Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
3.      Carolyn Wells
4.      Nathan A Versace
5.      Alicia Vasquez
6.      John J. Trause
7.      Juanita Torrence-Thompson
8.      Richard Storm
9.      Gerd Stern
10.     Sparrow
11.     Ed Smith
12.     Hal Sirowitz
13.     Zev Shanken
14.     Dorothea Hutton Scher
15.     Flash Rosenberg
16.     Thomas Rigney
17.     Leslie Prosterman
18.     Helen Peterson
19.     Karen Neuberg
20.     Katrinka Moore
21.     Tsaurah Litzky
22.     Maria Lisella
23.     Ron Kolm
24.     Andrew Kaufman
25.     Evie Ivy
26.     Cindy Hochman
27.     Bob Heman
28.     Leigh Harrison
29.     Christian Garaud
30.     Gil Fagiani
31.     Steve Dalachinsky
32.     Esther Cohen
33.     Jan Garden Castro
34.     Patricia Carragon
35.     Claudia Carlson
36.     Maura Candela
37.     Amy Barone
38.     Dorothy Friedman August

David Morneau's Release Party for "LOVE SONGS" Thursday, 11/21 at 7:30 p.m.










Poets Karl Roulston and Frank Simone at Cafe Dada, Tues, 11/12 at 7:30 p.m.




POETRY GROWS IN PARK SLOPE


Brownstone Poets presents Karl Roulston and Frank Simone on Tuesday, November 12 at the new time of 7:30 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:

Karl Roulston and Frank Simone

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Starts at 7:30 p.m. (new time) – Sign up at 7:15 p.m.

Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (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 - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com


 en-gb.facebook.com/

people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

BIOS:

photo credit: Puma Perl


Karl Roulston can be found delivering his words and blowing his blues harp in and around New York City. He appears on the Hydrogen Jukebox "poemusic" CD brain ampin'.  Recent written works have appeared in The Bitter Oleander and the great weather for MEDIA anthologies It's Animal but Merciful and The Understanding Between Foxes and Light.

photo credit: Lorraine LoFrese Conlin


Frank Simone started reading poetry in 1976 at a time when poetry events were held in people’s apartments. Since then he has performed in every venue there is in New York City, plus quite a few in New Jersey. His work has appeared on every media source that can deliver a poem, nationally and internationally—
he shies away from listing all the events and publications as he feels he no longer has to confirm to himself that he is a poet.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Avocet Publication News






Avocet Publication News from Patricia Carragon:
1- The Weekly Avocet #43, a nature journal, has just published my haiku:

prayers
cover the earth
trees stripped of leaves


I share "the page" with Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Charles Portolano, and many other fine poets.  




2- Four of my Haiku are in The Avocet A Journal of Nature Poetry, Fall 2013 Issue.

a season for change
trees have a mid-life crisis
as the leaves turn red


******** 

age spots adorn
           the maple leaves
           against my window

********
golden leaves
            touch the ground
            autumn grace

********
the sound of drills
               jack o' lantern smiles
               under construction
********

Barbara Hantman and Charles Portolano are also in this issue.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Patricia Eakins, Nicholas Johnson, and Chad Parenteau, Saturday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant



POETRY GROWS IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS


Brownstone Poets presents Patricia Eakins, Nicholas Johnson, and Chad Parenteau, Saturday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.



Brownstone Poets presents:

Patricia Eakins
Nicholas Johnson
Chad Parenteau

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


Park Plaza Restaurant


220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.
and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900

Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,

4 or 5 to Borough Hall
For more directions:

http://www.hopstop.com/


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

Curated by Patricia Carragon


pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712


BIOS




Patricia Eakins is the author of The Hungry Girls and Other Stories and The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste, which won the NYU Press Prize for Fiction and the Capricorn Fiction Award of the Writer’s Voice. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Parnassus, Conjunctions, Fiction International, BigCityLit.com and The Paris Review, which awarded her the Aga Khan Prize. The French translation of The Hungry Girls (by Françoise Palleau-Papin) was recently published by the University of Grenoble Press. Eakins is the judge for the 2013 PEN – New England Fiction Prize and curates Outloud/Uptown, a reading series in northern Manhattan.




Nicholas Johnson is co-founder and editor of Big City Lit, an online literary
magazine (BigCityLit.com). His degrees include a BA from UConn, an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, and an ABD from the Catholic University of America. He taught creative writing for many years at the Payne Whitney Clinic and The Lighthouse in New York City. Nick Johnson's poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Pivot, Rattapallax, The Journal, APR, The Same, Orbis (UK), Poetrybay, The Ledge, Shenandoah and the anthologies Pomegranate Seeds and Chance of a Ghost. His chapbook, Degrees of Freedom, is available from Bright Hill Press.




In 2003, Chad Parenteau self-published his first chapbook, Self-Portrait In Fire (based on his MFA thesis) and won a Cambridge Poetry Award. He appears in numerous print and online publications, including anthologies such as French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets. He published his third chapbook, Discarded: Poems for My Apartments (Červená Barva Press, 2008). His first full-length collection, Patron Emeritus, was released in June 2013 from FootHills Publishing.  Chad currently hosts and organizes Stone Soup Poetry, one of the longest-running weekly poetry venues in Massachusetts.  Chad creates and edits its online tribute journal, Spoonful, and releases a limited series of print chapbooks currently available through the venue.

Reminder: Rosalie Calabrese and George Spencer at Cafe Dada, Tues, 10/15 at 7:30 p.m.




REMINDER:



POETRY GROWS IN PARK SLOPE

 
Brownstone Poets presents Rosalie Calabrese and George Spencer on Tuesday, October 15 at the new time of 7:30 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:

Rosalie Calabrese and George Spencer


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Starts at 7:30 p.m. (new time) – Sign up at 7:15 p.m.


Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (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 - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon
pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712



BIOS:
 

Rosalie Calabrese is a native New Yorker and management consultant for the arts whose poems have appeared in publications ranging from And Then to Cosmopolitan, Jewish Currents to Poetry New Zealand, as well as The New York Times and other newspapers, several anthologies (including the 1997 Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry) and on the Web. A writer of short stories and books and lyrics for musicals in addition to poetry and press releases, she is listed in the Poets & Writers Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, as well as various versions of Who’s Who.

George Spencer interviews poets and does documentaries about multi-media artists on Manhattan Neighborhood Network. A book of his poems, Unpious Pilgrim, was published by Fly By Night Press. Recent fiction is in Evergreen Review. Reason on the Run Press, (Quito, Ecuador), recently released a chappete of exquisite corpses, Molly and Me, about the last chapter of Joyces’ Ulysses. He just finished a feature film about Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Sade, and Sally Hemings. He is writing the script for a film about Flaubert in Egypt and is finishing a documentary about Nick Zedd, creator of The Cinema of Transgression.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

REMINDER: Cynthia Atkins and Karen Neuberg at Park Plaza Restaurant, Saturday, 10/5 at 2:30 p.m.




REMINDER:

POETRY GROWS IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS

Brownstone Poets presents Cynthia Atkins and Karen Neuberg, October 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.
 



Brownstone Poets presents:

Cynthia Atkins and Karen Neuberg
Saturday, October 5 at 2:30 p.m.



Park Plaza Restaurant


220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk


Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900


Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,


4 or 5 to Borough Hall

For more directions:

http://www.hopstop.com/



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


Curated by Patricia Carragon


pcarragon@gmail.com



brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/





patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/



en-gb.facebook.com/
people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712


BIOS:


 
Cynthia Atkins was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and received an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts. She is the author of Psyche’s Weather and a new collection, In the Event of Full Disclosure (CW, Wordtech, 2013). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Letters & Commentary, BOMB, Del Sol Review, Florida Review, Harpur Palate, Le Zaporogue, The Journal, North American Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, The Toronto Quarterly, and Verse Daily, among many others. Her poems were nominated for 2011 and 2012 Pushcart Prizes, and her awards and honors include, The New Voice Award from the Writer’s Voice, and fellowships from Bread Loaf and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Formerly, Atkins worked as assistant director for the Poetry Society of America, and also worked as artistic director for Writers@Jordan House. She is currently assistant professor of English at Virginia Western Community College. She lives on the Maury River of Rockbridge County, VA with her family. For more information, visit Cynthia at http://www.cynthiaatkins.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cynthia-Atkins/19049006766....


 

Karen Neuberg lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the anthologies Child of My Child, A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, and Riverine as well as in online and print journals including Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, Levure Litterature, Memoir (and), Nassau Review, and Poets for Living Waters. Her chapbook, Detailed Still, was published by Poets Wear Prada. She’s a five-time Pushcart and a Best of the Net nominee, holds an MFA from the New School, and is associate editor of First Literary Review-East. Links to her work can be found at karenneuberg.blogspot.com.