Thursday, March 31, 2016

Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology at CreateSpace!





Brownstone Poets's photo.

Hooray!
OK kids. The Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology is officially out the door for publication at CreateSpace. A difficult journey. Too many revisions going back and forth with CreateSpace. Next year, I will have more time and knowledge to work in page numbers, use only b & w photos, etc . . . The books should arrive at my house by April 12. Off to Poets House as soon as I get the books.
Thank you Su Polo for saving my life with the layout dimension design. A big shout out to my team Bob Heman, DuEwa Frazier, Brenda J. Gannam, Cindy Sostchen-Hochman, Karen Neuberg, and Amy Barone. A big shoutout to Evie Ivy, our guest poet. Dear Cynthia Toronto and Michael Walsh, we miss you and honor you in the book. 

Love and Hugs to our contributors:

Amy Barone
April Jones
Austin Alexis
Bernard Block
Bill Pyles
Bob Heman
Brenda J. Gannam
Cindy Sostchen-Hochman
Claudia Serea
Davidson Garrett
Diane Block
Edi Holley
Elizabeth Ann Todras
Elliot Abosh
Erica Mapp
Ernest K. Woodley
George Held
George Spencer
Gil Fagiani
Gordon Gilbert
Howard Pflanzer
James McMenamin
Jason Schneiderman
Jennifer Gersbeck
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 Perez
Noel David Cohen
Olivia Wu
Patricia Carragon
Peter Blaxill
Ptr Kozlowski
Richard Fein
Robert Kramer
Ron Kolm
Rosalie Calabrese
Susan H. Maurer
Susan Yung
Sweta Srivastava Vikram
Tina Chan
Virginia Walker
Zev Torres

Friday, March 25, 2016

REMINDER: Queens Spectacular Hits Brooklyn Saturday, April 2 with Valerie G. Keane, Micah Zevin, Peter Marra




REMINDER: 

Queens Spectacular Hits Brooklyn Saturday, April 2 with Valerie G. Keane, Micah Zevin, Peter Marra

FOR FACEBOOK INVITATION:



Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005


Brownstone Poets presents a Queens Spectacular Poetry Event honoring poets Valerie G. Keane, Micah Zevin, Peter Marra on Saturday, April 2, 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:

Valerie G. Keane

Micah Zevin

Peter Marra


Saturday, April 2, 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



Valerie G. Keane is the founder of Poetry and  Coffee, a discussion group for writers and readers of all levels of experience, where people are reading and talking about poetry for the joy of it. She speaks at high schools and colleges about how to love poetry from the bottom of your soul without an MFA and her work has been featured at numerous reading series throughout NYC, as well as inNewtown Literary Journal, where she also currently serves on the editorial review board for poetry.  Find out more at www.valeriegkeane.com and www.poetryandcoffee.com.





Peter Marra’s writings explore alienation, addiction, the functions and misuses of love, the curse of secrets, victimization and assorted obsessions. He has had over 200 poems published either in print or online in over 25 journals. His latest published work is approximate lovers (downtown materialaktion) published by Bone Orchard Press. An e-chapbook, peep-o-rama (Hammer and Anvil Books) is available as a Kindle Edition at Amazon. Peter has recently completed a new poetry collection Vanished Faces (a performance of occult infections). A native New Yorker born in Gravesend Brooklyn, Peter currently resides in Jackson Heights Queens. 


Website:  www.angelferox.com.





Micah Zevin is a librarian for the Queens Library in Astoria, Queens, NY. He lives with his wife, a playwright in Jackson Heights, NY. He has recently published poems in The Best American Poetry Blog, Headlock Press, The Otter and Newtown Literary Journal. He has written reviews for SCOUT.He created/hosts a poetry prompt workshop/open mic called The Risk of Discovery Reading Series. He graduated with his MFA in Poetry from The New School in May 2014. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

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



REMINDER:

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


The Cornelia Street CafĂ©  

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

Facebook Invitation at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/938437892901353/

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Queens Spectacular Hits Brooklyn Saturday, April 2 with Valerie G. Keane, Micah Zevin, Peter Marra




Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005


Brownstone Poets presents a Queens Spectacular Poetry Event honoring poets Valerie G. Keane, Micah Zevin, Peter Marra on Saturday, April 2, 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:

Valerie G. Keane

Micah Zevin

Peter Marra


Saturday, April 2, 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



FOR FACEBOOK INVITATION:





BIOS



Valerie G. Keane is the founder of Poetry and  Coffee, a discussion group for writers and readers of all levels of experience, where people are reading and talking about poetry for the joy of it. She speaks at high schools and colleges about how to love poetry from the bottom of your soul without an MFA and her work has been featured at numerous reading series throughout NYC, as well as in Newtown Literary Journal, where she also currently serves on the editorial review board for poetry.  Find out more at www.valeriegkeane.com and www.poetryandcoffee.com.





Peter Marra’s writings explore alienation, addiction, the functions and misuses of love, the curse of secrets, victimization and assorted obsessions. He has had over 200 poems published either in print or online in over 25 journals. His latest published work is approximate lovers (downtown materialaktion) published by Bone Orchard Press. An e-chapbook, peep-o-rama (Hammer and Anvil Books) is available as a Kindle Edition at Amazon. Peter has recently completed a new poetry collection Vanished Faces (a performance of occult infections). A native New Yorker born in Gravesend Brooklyn, Peter currently resides in Jackson Heights Queens. 


Website:  www.angelferox.com.





Micah Zevin is a librarian for the Queens Library in Astoria, Queens, NY. He lives with his wife, a playwright in Jackson Heights, NY. He has recently published poems in The Best American Poetry Blog, Headlock Press, The Otter and Newtown Literary Journal. He has written reviews for SCOUT. He created/hosts a poetry prompt workshop/open mic called The Risk of Discovery Reading Series. He graduated with his MFA in Poetry from The New School in May 2014.