Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Reminder: Queens Spectacular 3 Tina Chan, Linda Kleinbub, James McMenamin, Susan Weiman


Reminder:



Queens Spectacular 3 at Park Plaza Restaurant



Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets

We are ringing in 2017





Saturday, January 7, 2017 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.


Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m


QUEENS SPECTACULAR 3:


Tina Chan

Linda Kleinbub

James McMenamin

Susan Weiman




@ 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


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon




pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

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

Bios:






Tina Chan made her poetry debut in 2009 and has been fortunate to be selected as a feature performer at open-mics.  She has been published in: Alternative New Year’s Poetry Extravaganza Anthology 2016 and 2015; Brownstone Poets Anthology 2016; 2015, 2013, 2012Nomad’s Choir Poetry Magazine Summer 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012; and Big City Lit Fall 2011. She is a lively spoken word poet whose writing style is a poetic puzzle.  For life’s challenges her mother stated many times:  “when you fall down stand up – stand stronger.” Tina is a full-time civil service employee and part-time poet and Yelper.

























Linda Kleinbub is a volunteer at Girls Write Now. During her lifetime she has been a database programmer, Cub Scout Cubmaster, and mentor. She appeared on the reality TV show 10 Years Younger. She received her MLS from Queens College and her MFA from The New School. Her work has appeared in The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, Yahoo! Beauty, Front Porch Commons, Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of New York Woman Poets, First Literary Review-East,forthcoming in The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Anthology 2016 and The Best American Poetry Blog. She is a painter and organic gardener.







James McMenamin is a familiar face on the poetry scene, as he is celebrating his twentieith year (2017) of reading at open mike venues in N.Y.C. A Queens native, he’s been published in various journals, including Brownstones Poets, Brevitas, Nomad’s Choir, Performance Poets, and others. For the past handful of years, he’s taught writing for new immigrants at Queens Library. Some of his students were selected for publication through NYU’s Literacy review program, as well as Symphony Space. 























Susan Weiman, writes literary nonfiction, poetry and vignettes. Her work has been published in First Literary Review-East, POST(blank), Citylore.org, run-to-the- roundhouse nellie, Riverside Poets Anthology, Parkside Collective, and formerly on the Home Magazine blog where she wrote about art. Susan is an artist, jewelry maker, and iPhone photographer. She resides in Long Island City.  http://scwnynotebook.blogspot.com



Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets




Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets


May the season bring peace of mind, joy, and hope.


Winter Solitude
by Matsuo Bashō
Winter solitude–
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.






Monday, December 12, 2016

FORVER NIGHT, SIEMPRE NOCHE The 23rd Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word/ Performance Extravaganza



FORVER NIGHT, SIEMPRE NOCHE

The 23rd Alternative New Year's Day
Spoken Word/ Performance
Extravaganza

170 plus Performers
Poetry, Performance/ Music/ Dance
Plus Open Mic - Sign Up Early!

Sunday, January 1, 2017
2 p.m. to Midnight

Admission is Free

Patricia Carragon is scheduled to read between
4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 505 - 8183

Subway:

F to Second Avenue

http://roguescholars.com/anydswpe/info.html

http://www.nuyorican.org/

http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

Bring paperback books to donate
to Books Through Bars





2017 Haiku Calendar: with brush calligraphy, photos, and art edited by Mankh (Walter E. Harris), Allbook Books








2017 Haiku Calendar: with brush calligraphy, photos, and art edited by Mankh (Walter E. Harris), Allbook Books:

to order:



Happy to have two haiku in this beautiful calendar from Allbook Books. Thank You Mankh! 
😺😺😺

stiff as brown paper
       oak leaves resist
              winter's wind

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

songs of birds
songs of trains
roots of trees sing-along

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kudos to all the contributors:
Nancy Abraham
Gary Barton
Cliff Bleidner
Elena Botts
Paula Camacho
John P. Cardone
Patricia Carragon
Ghada Chehade
Chris Clendenin
Jeanne Clendenin
Pat Clowery
steve dalachinsky
Betsey Dickerson
Carmela Dolce
Adam D. Fisher
Lynn M. Fornuff
David Fox
Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Geraldine Green
Barbara Harris
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
Derek Van Henderiks
Hannah Hildebolt
Linda Marie Hilton
Julio Holgado
Jim Kacian
Bill Kenney
Pola Lanzaro
Maria Manobianco
Sheila Mardenfeld
Roberta A. McQueen
Linda Ranieri Melodia
A. Molotkov
MariJo Moore
Onan Musoy
Christopher A. Nicola
Christine Noguera
Yuko Otomo
Kaveri Patel
Russ Perry
Pir
Tony Quagliano
Sophia Rivera
Bev Robertson
Narges Rothermel
Will Ryder
Robert Savino
Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher
Keith Simmons
Barbara Suter
Patti Tana
Anne Marie Tognella
J R (Judy) Turek
JR Vork
Lynne Weixel, PhD
Kay J. Wight
Ginger Williams

Friday, December 9, 2016

NEW EXTENSION! MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016 AT HIGH NOON TO PRE-SALE YOUR COPY OF Innocence by Patricia Carragon



LASTEST NEWS:


NEW EXTENSION!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016 
AT HIGH NOON 

TO PRE-SALE YOUR COPY OF 
Innocence by Patricia Carragon







Advance sales NOW closes for Innocence on December 12, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.




As many of you who have published with Finishing Line Press know, advance sales determine my pressrun.  So every sale counts now.





PRE-ORDERS SHIP Jan. 20, 2017
 "Innocence" Send checks or money orders in the amount of $17.98 to:

Finishing Line Press
PO Box 1626Georgetown, KY 40324

Please send $14.99 + $2.99 shipping (per copy) for a total of  $17.98
 If ordering multiple copies, shipping is $2.99 for the first copy 
and $1.99 for each additional copy.


What they're saying about Innocence:

Distinguished by subtle story-telling and a deft use of words and metaphor, the poems in Patricia Carragon’s new collection, Innocence, speak to the heart and soul. Vivid backdrops include a Parisian café, the circus, a windswept city day, Coney Island, and a bar full of bird-like characters. Color and nature star in many of the poignant poems that draw on elusive love and the setback of time. The poems’ heroine rarely frets, but accepts conflict and missed connections with grace. Readers will delight in Patricia Carragon’s poems brimming with irony, imagination, and ordinary life gone amok. 

Amy Barone
Author and poet of "Kamikaze Dance"(Finishing Line Press)


With a palette full of confessional colors, and the urgency of Lady Macbeth wailing ‘Out, damned spot,’ Patricia Carragon speaks truth to childhood in a voice that is at once shocking and resonant. While the title of her book is Innocence, these lines are anything but benign. There is, however, a vital remnant of a happy fairytale that survives in Carragon’s poems: the M-A-G-I-C she sprinkles into each and every one of them, reminding us to hold fast to those treasures that give us permission to live happily ever after.

 Cindy Hochman
Editor-in-chief, First Literary Review-East


Patricia Carragon writes with acute sensibility, grace, and pith. She juggles scenes from her life and makes visible what the ‘wind has erased’. Made to feel unworthy and outcast as a child, her self-expression was admonished, and she was forced to keep within the lines. This is a beautiful book of poems about the power of imagination and a resilient spirit that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of innocence to gift us all with her creative magic.

 –– Karen Neuberg 
Author, "Myself Taking Stage" (Finishing Line Press) 
and "Detailed Still" (Poets Wear Prada)

Who is Patricia Carragon?

Ms. Carragon is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. Her first book of poems is Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005), followed by Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Her publication credits include Allbook Books, The Avocet, BigCityLit, Bear Creek Haiku, Boog City, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, Maintenant, The Mom Egg, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Tribe Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, Yellow Chair Review, and others. She is a member of brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, and is a member of Pen Women's Literary Workshop and Tamarind. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online.

Ms. Carragon hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Since August 2005, Brownstone Poets still continues to be a safe haven for the written and spoken word. It is an open mic reading held usually on first Saturdays with two or three guest readers.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Queens Spectacular 3 at Park Plaza Restaurant




Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets

We are ringing in 2017





Saturday, January 7, 2017 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.


Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m


QUEENS SPECTACULAR 3:


Tina Chan

Linda Kleinbub

James McMenamin

Susan Weinman




@ 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


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic


Curated by Patricia Carragon




pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

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

Bios:






Tina Chan made her poetry debut in 2009 and has been fortunate to be selected as a feature performer at open-mics.  She has been published in: Alternative New Year’s Poetry Extravaganza Anthology 2016 and 2015; Brownstone Poets Anthology 2016; 2015, 2013, 2012; Nomad’s Choir Poetry Magazine Summer 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012; and Big City Lit Fall 2011. She is a lively spoken word poet whose writing style is a poetic puzzle.  For life’s challenges her mother stated many times:  “when you fall down stand up – stand stronger.” Tina is a full-time civil service employee and part-time poet and Yelper.

























Linda Kleinbub is a volunteer at Girls Write Now. During her lifetime she has been a database programmer, Cub Scout Cubmaster, and mentor. She appeared on the reality TV show 10 Years Younger. She received her MLS from Queens College and her MFA from The New School. Her work has appeared in The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, Yahoo! Beauty, Front Porch Commons, Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of New York Woman Poets, First Literary Review-East, forthcoming in The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Anthology 2016 and The Best American Poetry Blog. She is a painter and organic gardener.






James McMenamin is a familiar face on the poetry scene, as he is celebrating his twentieith year (2017) of reading at open mike venues in N.Y.C. A Queens native, he’s been published in various journals, including Brownstones Poets, Brevitas, Nomad’s Choir, Performance Poets, and others. For the past handful of years, he’s taught writing for new immigrants at Queens Library. Some of his students were selected for publication through NYU’s Literacy review program, as well as Symphony Space. 























Susan Weiman, writes literary nonfiction, poetry and vignettes. Her work has been published in First Literary Review-East, POST(blank), Citylore.org, run-to-the- roundhouse nellie, Riverside Poets Anthology, Parkside Collective, and formerly on the Home Magazine blog where she wrote about art. Susan is an artist, jewelry maker, and iPhone photographer. She resides in Long Island City.  http://scwnynotebook.blogspot.com