Sunday, April 23, 2017

April Publication News

April Publication News:

Sensitive Skin Magazine has posted my poem, "Dog-Daze of Summer" on April 2, 2017 for National Poetry Month. Thank you Bernard Meisler and Ron Kolm.

Read it at:

Thank You Rick Lupert of Poetry Super Highway for including my senryu for the 19th annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). This means a lot to me.

Virginia Mariposa Dale and Ron Kolm are also in this issue.

Read it at:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Reading, Sat, May 20 at Park Plaza Restaurant at 2:30 P.M.

Little Machines Fill Their Sky by Bob Heman

First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event
A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from
Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights

The list of readers from this anthology is growing, as well as the excitement!

Our Poet-in-Residence, Yuyutsu RD Sharma 

Barbara Rosenthal
Bob Heman
Brenda J. Gannam
Cindy Hochman
Daniela Gioseffi
Elizabeth Ann Todras
Erica Mapp
Francine Witte
Gabriel Don
James McMenamin
Jan GardenCastro
John A. Todras
Joseph Charles Rebis Jr.
Karen Neuberg
Linda Lerner
Noel David Cohen
Olivia Wu
Patricia Carragon
Robert Gibbons
Rosalie Calabrese
Sarah Sarai
Steve Dalachinsky
Tina Chan
Yoko Otomo
Zev Torres

Saturday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St.   A, C to High St.  4, 5 to Borough Hall

For more directions:

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

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-four reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.

We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Bruce Weber, and pay tribute to our fellow poets Bill Pyles and Frank Simone, who recently passed away.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

Planning on the Second Event at the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope for September. Stay tuned . . . 

Dear Contributors:

you can read at both events if you like. You can read either from the anthology or both. At Park Plaza Restaurant, you can read for five minutes.  Remember, when we get the dates for the library, time must be kept to three minutes or less. For those contributors who have never rec'd their comp copy, you can pick it up at any Brownstone Poets reading, etc. 

Additional books on sale at the readings for $12

You can order additional books 

on for $17.99

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1544703740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1544703749
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

Kindle edition for $6.99

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Gentle Reminder: Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

A Gentle Reminder:

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.

Saturday, May 6

at 2:30 p.m

Chocolate Waters
Chavisa Woods

@ Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 - 596 - 5900


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.

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon 


Chocolate Waters is a continuously evolving radical feminist poet and celebrant of the new power of the feminine. She began performing her work in the mid '70s and has toured throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada. Her first three books of poetry are considered classics of the Second Wave, and her latest book, I Was A Closet Woman will be out later this year. She is currently conducting workshops for women on finding the unique truth and beauty in our poetry. Please see what she’s up to at and friend her on Facebook (she needs more friends!).

Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction:  The Albino Album, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, and Things to Do when You're Goth in the Country, which is forthcoming from Seven Stories Press in May, 2017, of which Booklist said, “ This Book is tight, intelligent, and important, and sure to secure Woods a seat in the pantheon of critical twenty-first-century voices.”

Woods has appeared at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, The Brecht Forum, The Cervantes Institute, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, and others. She was the recipient of the 2013 Cobalt Prize for fiction, a finalist (second nomination) for the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for fiction, and a recipient of the Jerome Foundation award for emerging writers in 2009.