Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Year--Origami Poems Project and Catku on Bear Creek Haiku



Happy Leap Year
Origami Poems Project and Catku News 
from Bear Creek Haiku




Origami Poems Project, and, catku by Patricia Carragon!


http://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/02/origami-poems-project-and-catku-by.html

Check out Ayaz Daryl Nielsen's new chapbook"Proof of Love," from Origami Poems Project www.origamipoems.com

and my catku below:


sleeping kittens
on the bed
fur ball quilt

the cat leaves a Christmas present 
in the litter box
the scent of shit happening

Brooklyn felines  
       cattitude
                comes with the territory

behind iron gates
         an ornamental cat rests
                  casting its shadow
                           on a graden rock
                           nearby houses protected
                                            by concrete lions

kitty rubs
against your legs
         free massage

                                feline companions
                                cat ladies anonymous
                                men need not apply


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




Sunday, February 28, 2016

REMINDER Dorothy Friedman August, Thaddeus Rutkowki, and Barbara Rosenthal on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant at 2:30 p.m.




REMINDER


Dorothy Friedman August, Thaddeus Rutkowki, and Barbara Rosenthal on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant at 2:30 p.m.




Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005


Brownstone Poets presents Dorothy Friedman August, Thaddeus Rutkowki, and Barbara Rosenthal on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.


Brownstone Poets presents:

Dorothy Friedman August

Thaddeus Rutkowki

Barbara Rosenthal


Saturday, March 5, 2016 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

R to Court Street

4 or  to 5 Borough Hall


For more directions:


Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates. 

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$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





Dorothy Friedman August, a widely published award winning poet and editor, has won two New York Foundation of the Arts fellowships, and most recently, an Acker Award. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has published books and poems in the U. S. and England, and in such publications as Partisan Review, Hanging Loose, Orbis, Tribes, three Unbearable anthologies, California Quarterly, The Village Voice, Downtown, The Helen Review, Downtown Poets anthology, Big Bridge and numerous periodicals and anthologies. Her most recent work was published in Tribes anthology, Many Mountains Moving, Mudfish, And Then, and Bowery Poets anthology. She is the editor of a zine, WHITE RABBIT.






Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in central Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Cornell University and the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the books Violent Outbursts, Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award,given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA. He received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.



Photo Credit: Mike Markham



Media Poet Barbara Rosenthal is a New York avant-garde artist/writer/performer whose works explore intense human relationships. Her works are in MoMA, The Whitney, and the Tate; she's a member of the Unbearables Literary Collective; four books have been published by Visual Studies Workshop Press, and her new novel, WISH FOR AMNESIA,was just published by Deadly Chaps Press, and nominated for a Pulitzer. She’s been a featured reader at Cornelia Street, Parkside, Bowery, HiFi, et al, been published in Live Mag, MacGuffin Reader, Spit, Assembling, and The Big Book of Sex. She taught Writing for 22 years at the City University of NY / Staten Island, and writes reviews for Ragazine.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kudos from Bear Creek Haiku



Wow, more kudos for me and Brownstone Poets from Bear Creek Haiku. 

Honoring Bear Creek contributors who are editors of blogs, as well as, print or online journals.  


http://bearcreekhaiku.blog
spot.com/2016/02/not-only-our-finest-poetry-editors-also.html

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Frosty, and Tama.



Bear Creek's Frosty and Tama

Marianne Szlyk

Check out the journal websites for submission details:


Karen O'Leary of Whispers in the Wind
whispersinthewind333.blogspot.com

A.J. Huffman of Kind of a Hurricane Press
 www.kindofahurricanepress.com

Don Wentworth of Lilliput Review and Issa's Untidy Hut Wednesday Haiku

https://sites.google.com/site/lilliputreview/home



Friday, February 19, 2016

ROLES AND ROLLING PINS 2 Thursday March 24 at 6:00 P.M.





ROLES AND ROLLING PINS 2  
Thursday,  March 24  at 6:00 P.M. 
         


The Cornelia Street Café  

29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
Phone:(212) 989-9319

By Subway:
A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square.

Dorothy Friedman August, Host 

$9 admission gives you a free drink



In celebration of Women's History Month we are pleased to present "Roles and Rolling Pins 2". The program, hosted by Dorothy Friedman August, showcases readings and performances by an exciting vibrant array of readers. The event focuses on the lives and writings of these artists and highlights the creative energy and spirit of all women.


Readers:


Chavisa Woods;  Nancy Mercado;  
Natalie Caro;  Gabriel Don;  
Patricia Carragon;  Susan Sherman;  
Yuko Otomo;  Roxanne Hoffman;  
Lydia Cortes

Sunday, February 14, 2016

February Publication news--Bear Creek Haiku



Thank you Frosty and Tama

Some good news from Bear Creek Haiku:

a sneak preview from the upcoming Issue #132:


http://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/02/bijou-kumar-dubay-peggy-dugan-french.html


I share the page with 

Bijay Kant Dubey, Peggy Dugan French, Dennis Rhodes, Don Wentworth, Steve Ausherman and normal



Enjoy my poems here:


eyes of the cat witch
hypnotize her devotees
cuteness wins more treats
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
              the cat leaves a Christmas present
              in the litter box
              the scent of shit happening


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From Issue #131:

I share the page with 
Jo Balistreri, Alan Catlin, Chase, Lone Crow, Sarah de Oliveira Passarella, Dennis E. Donham, Antuérpio Pettersen Filho, Peggy Dugan French, Joanna Sue Haymart, George Held, Judith Partin-Nielsen, James B. Peters, Cathy Porter, Dennis Rhodes, Toma Rosen, Dennis Salech, Jane Stuart, G. M. H. Thompson, Brian K. Turner, P. L. Wick, Yates Young, Paula Yup, Savor, Ajša Zahirović

Enjoy my poems here:

firefly light show
donkey cart planter
going nowhere
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
feathered troubadours
outside my window
          sunrise serenade
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
morning hello
maple leaves tap 
against my window
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
tuxedo kitten
    climbs the chain-link fence
              makes that Olympian leap
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
sweet and ripe
enough to eat
the melon's scent
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
tails of tomcats
territorial showdown
Brooklyn howl
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(for Evy Ivy)
shades of green
       in the sunlight
                 my tree knows Lorca






Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Update



Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Update:


We have a gorgeous cover!


Thank you Bob Heman for designing another super cat cover for 


the upcoming Brownstone Poets anthology. 





The list of contributors are in. 



Amy Barone
Austin Alexis  
April Jones
Bernard Block
Bill Pyles
Bob Heman
Brenda J. Gannam
Cindy Hochman
Claudia Serea
Davidson Garrett
Diane Block
DuEwa Fraizer
Edi Holley
Elliot Abosh
Elizabeth Ann Todras
Erica Mapp
Ernest K. Woodley
George Held
George Spencer
Gil Fagiani
Gordon Gilbert
Howard Pflanzer
James McMenamin
Jason Schneiderman
Jennifer Harmon
Joe Lobell 
John A. Todras 


Joseph Charles Rebis Jr.  
Karen Neuberg
Linda Lerner
Linda Rothstein
LinDel Sandlin
Maria Lisella
Mary Askin-Jencsik
Max Nemerovsky
Michael Broder
Michelle Cadett   
Mireya Pérez
Noel David Cohen
Olivia Wu
Patricia Carragon
Peter Blaxill
Ptr Kozlowski
Richard Fein
Robert Kramer
Ron Kolm
Rosalie Calabrese
Susan H. Maurer
Susan L. Yung
Sweta Srivastava Vikram
Tina Chan Page  
Virginia Walker


Zev Torres  

We have Evie Ivy as the Guest Poet.



We lost Cynthia Toronto and Michael Walsh in 2015. They will 


be remembered in a special section. 



We are in the layout and proofing stage.  



Publication is expected by April. 



MEOW!




REMINDER: PEN Women's Literary Workshop Reading, Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.




REMINDER:


PEN Women's Literary Workshop Reading, Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.






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Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

PEN Women's Literary Workshop Reading

Presented by the Westbeth Beautification Committee
Westbeth Flea Market
55 Bethune St. (Basement)

Subways and Bus:

A, C, E, or L to 14th St.; M11 bus to Abingdon Sq.


Free and Open to the Public.

With Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon, Jan Castro, Ilsa Gilbert, Silvianna Goldsmith, 
Carol Hebald, Alice Jacoby, Madeline Millan, Marni Rice, Caroline Thomas

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dorothy Friedman August, Thaddeus Rutkowki, and Barbara Rosenthal on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant at 2:30 p.m.




Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005


Brownstone Poets presents Dorothy Friedman August, Thaddeus Rutkowki, and Barbara Rosenthal on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.


Brownstone Poets presents:

Dorothy Friedman August

Thaddeus Rutkowki

Barbara Rosenthal


Saturday, March 5, 2016 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

R to Court Street

4 or  to 5 Borough Hall


For more directions:


Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates. 

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$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





Dorothy Friedman August, a widely published award winning poet and editor, has won two New York Foundation of the Arts fellowships, and most recently, an Acker Award. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has published books and poems in the U. S. and England, and in such publications as Partisan Review, Hanging Loose, Orbis, Tribes, three Unbearable anthologies, California Quarterly, The Village Voice, Downtown, The Helen Review, Downtown Poets anthology, Big Bridge and numerous periodicals and anthologies. Her most recent work was published in Tribes anthology, Many Mountains Moving, Mudfish, And Then, and Bowery Poets anthology. She is the editor of a zine, WHITE RABBIT.






Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in central Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Cornell University and the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the books Violent Outbursts, Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA. He received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.



Photo Credit: Mike Markham



Media Poet Barbara Rosenthal is a New York avant-garde artist/writer/performer whose works explore intense human relationships. Her works are in MoMA, The Whitney, and the Tate; she's a member of the Unbearables Literary Collective; four books have been published by Visual Studies Workshop Press, and her new novel, WISH FOR AMNESIA, was just published by Deadly Chaps Press, and nominated for a Pulitzer. She’s been a featured reader at Cornelia Street, Parkside, Bowery, HiFi, et al, been published in Live Mag, MacGuffin Reader, Spit, Assembling, and The Big Book of Sex. She taught Writing for 22 years at the City University of NY / Staten Island, and writes reviews for Ragazine.