Friday, March 2, 2012

Reminder Hassanal Abdullah and Tsaurah Litzky Read at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 3/3 at 2:30 p.m.

Reminder Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:
Hassanal Abdullah and Tsaurah Litzky

Saturday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m.

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,

4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall

For more directions:

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:


Hassanal Abdullah, poet, novelist, critic, translator, and author of twnty-one books, was born in Bangladesh. He has introduced sonnets with rhyming scheme abcdabc efgdefg and seven lines stanza pattern, called Swatantra Sonnets.  The second edition of the book with the same title was published in 2004. The bilingual collection, Breath of Bengal (2000), which was published by Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick, NY, and was translated into English by Nazrul Islam Naz, a British-Bengali poet. Hassanal is the editor a bilingual (Bengali-English) poetry journal, Shabdaguchha, which is also available online: He has been published in LIPS, the Paterson Literary Review, Poetrybay, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Asbestos, Long Island Sound, and more.  He has been honored as the 'Centerpiece Poet' in the Year's End Issue, 2001, of the Medicinal Purposes Literary Review.

Tsaurah Litzky is a poet who also writes erotica, fiction, creative nonfiction, art criticism and book reviews. However, Tsaurah says poetry is her heart and she considers it a great privilege to be a poet. She has had published fourteen poetry chapbooks, most recently Blue Blood of Morning from Snapdragon Press, now in its third printing. Her first major poetry collection, Baby On The Water, was published by Long Shot Press in 2003. Her new poetry collection, Cleaning The Duck, is just out from Bowery Books to rave reviews. Steve Cannon calls it "funny as hell." Steve Dalachinsky says it "shows us the soul of a poemlies within its honesty." 


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