Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Meoween Haiku from Patricia Carragon









haiku by Patricia Carragon for October 31, 2015


eyes of the cat witch
hypnotize her devotees
cuteness wins more treats


HAPPY MEOWEEN!

WHAT A NICE SURPRISE AFTER A KILLER WORKOUT.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR HAIKU OR MICRO-POEMS TO THIS AWESOME WEBSITE. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cynthia Toronto Tribute, Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m.









Cynthia Toronto was an amazing friend, as well as a multi-talented, caring, and cultured person. She would set the stage on fire with her performance poetry. It was an honor to have her feature for my Brownstone Poets Reading Series. 

I moved to Bensonhurst in June 2014 and Cynthia would have loved to have seen my new place. But due to her health and packing for her move to California, it was impossible for her to visit. She would have loved my new digs more than my former residence in Flushing, Queens. 

Cynthia was the kind of friend who didn’t mind traveling the extra distance to visit me in Flushing. She was so kind to join me at Flushing Manor Nursing Home to say hello to my Mom.


I miss Cynthia and appreciate the time I’ve spent with her. Friendship is a gift—its value will never tarnish with time.  

I hope you can join us for this beautiful tribute for this awesome spitfire and multi-talented redhead:



STARK REALITY OPEN MIC
presents
A TRIBUTE TO
CYNTHIA TORONTO 
@ THE ROYAL THEATRE
THE PRODUCER'S CLUB


FRIDAY,
NOVEMBER 13th
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7:00 SIGN UP

A TRIBUTE TO CYNTHIA TORONTO, 
the amazing POET/TEACHER/ACTRESS/WRITER
PERFORMANCE ARTIST!

Hosted by Patricia Carragon, Viviana Grell and Ronnie Norpel
Special guests plus an open mic!






STARK REALITY OPEN MIC@



ROYAL THEATRE @ THE
THE PRODUCER'S CLUB,
358 W. 44th St., NYC 10036
(between 8th and 9th ave.)
SUBWAYS: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, E, C, N, R, S, Q to TIMES SQUARE

(646) 270-8824

7:00 p.m.  SIGN UP 


POETS, MUSICIANS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, PERFRORMANCE ARTISTS, 
BRING YOUR WORDS, SONGS, MEMORIES, STORIES 
FOR THIS SPECIAL NIGHT!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Highlights from the First Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading



Hello Poets and Friends,

We had an exciting day of poetry and a beautiful memorial for Bob Hart. A true celebration for the written and spoken word in Brooklyn Heights. It didn't rain on "our parade." Instead, it showered words and friendship amongst peers and lovers of poetry. In spite of some cancellations, we had a full house in the back room of the Park Plaza Restaurant.


I want to thank William D. Hart and his wife, Daphne Hawkins (the family of Bob Hart), and Bruce Weber and Joanne Pagano Weber for participating in this moving memorial.


A shoutout to following Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology contributors for sharing their words:

Austin Alexis
Babette Albin
Bob Heman
Brenda J. Gannam
Cindy Hochman
Demetrius Daniel
Edi Holley
Elliot Abosh
Erica Mapp
Ernest K. Woodley
Evie Ivy
John J. Trause
Karen Neuberg
Linda Lerner
Mireya PĂ©rez
Noel David Cohen
Ptr Kozlowski
Ron Kolm
Rosalie Calabrese
Su Polo
Zev Torres


Thank you Fred Simpson for your Open Mic participation.

Thank you Ptr Kozlowski, Karen Neuberg, and Linda Lerner for taking most of these photos.

Hope to see you at the Second Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Reading at Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope on Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.