Brownstone Poets

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Bio: Brooklyn-based literary series usually held twice a month: First Saturdays in Brooklyn Heights and third Tuesdays in Park Slope.
Open Mic usually with two featured readers.
Publish an annual anthology with work from the featured readers and the open readers who support the series.

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  • Tue

    Apr 22

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 7:30pm
    Cafe Dada
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Tue Apr 22 7:30pm


    David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Patricia Spears Jones on Tues., 4/22 at Café Dada at 7:30 p.m. Brownstone Poets presents David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Patricia Spears Jones on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada. Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways. Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries. Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Brownstone Poets presents: David B. Austell William Seaton Yuyutsu Sharma Patricia Spears Jones Tuesday, April 22, 2013 Starts at 7:30 p.m. sign in at 7:15 p.m. Café Dada 57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place) Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217 718-622-2800 Subways: 2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza B or Q to Seventh Avenue F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street) R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk. http://www.hopstop.com/ $4 donation + 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: Dr. David B. Austell is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City, where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct). David has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education, focusing on International Education (his dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, concerned Chinese students in the United States during the Student Democracy Movement). In 1992, he was a Fulbright grantee in Korea and Japan. His first book of poetry, Little Creek, was published in January 2011 by Nirala Press, and his second volume, Garuda (also published by Nirala), was released in March 2012. His third book of poetry, The Tin Man, is expected from Nirala Press in January 2015. David’s poetry has also appeared in Infusion Magazine and in The Red Wheel Barrow. William Seaton is the author of Dada Poetry: An Introduction with a preface by Timothy Shipe, curator of the University of Iowa’s Dada Archive. His translations of German Dadaist poetry had earlier appeared in Adirondack Review, Read and Destroy. Mad Blood, Maintenant, and Chelsea. He is also the author of Spoor of Desire: Selected Poems. Active with the Cloud House group in San Francisco during the seventies, he now produces the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series and occasional Surreal Cabarets of performance art in the Hudson Valley. Samples of his literary essays and translations are posted at williamseaton.blogspot.com. Yuyutsu Sharma: recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institutefor the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, and is a distinguished poet and translator. He was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press) and www.WayToEverest.de: A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch. Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home. www.yuyutsu.de , www.niralapublications.com, http://yuyutsurdsharma.blogspot.com/. photo credit: Thomas Sayers Ellis Patricia Spears Jones has written three poetry collections, most recently Painkiller (Tia Chucha Press), four chapbooks, the most recent, Living in the Love Economy (Overpass Books) and two plays commissioned by Mabou Mines. Poems are widely anthologized including Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary of African-American Poetry and Best American Poetry: 2000. She is contributing editor to BOMB Magazine and has served as Mentor for Emerge, Surface, Be, The Poetry Project’s Fellowship Program. She has received grants from the NEA and NYFA and awards from The NY Community Trust and the Foundation of Contemporary Art.

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    May 3

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 2:30pm
    Park Plaza Restaurant
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Sat May 03 2:30pm


    Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino and Cindy Hochman at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 3 at 2:30 p.m. Brownstone Poets presents Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino, and Cindy Hochman, Saturday, May 3 at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Brownstone Poets presents: Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino, and Cindy Hochman, Saturday, May 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 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street, 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: http://www.hopstop.com/ $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: Baron James Ashanti’s literary career began in 1965 with readings at the County Cullen Branch of the Library in Harlem, and he began to publish nationally in 1966. His work has since appeared in Europe, Afrika, and Asia. He is listed in Who’s Who in The World; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Education; Who’s Who in America-Editors; Writers and Poets; Who’s Who in North American Poetry; The International Who’s Who in Poetry; The International Writer and Author’s Who’s Who and The Poets and Writer’s Directory. During the Black Arts Movement (1965-1974) he developed into a Writer/Activist, preferring not to pontificate on the side-lines but to steer on a course of 13 straight years political action. Erika Dagnino, Italian poet, writer, performer, has contributed to literary and music magazines. She has published prose and poetry books, and produced CDs in Italy, England, and California. She has a strong relationship with the free jazz musical world, especially in New York. www.erikadagnino.it. Cindy Hochman is the founder of Harrison/Hochman "100 Proof" (copyediting services) and the editor-in-chief of the online journal First Literary Review-East. Her recent and upcoming poetry publications include: the New York Quarterly, Lips, MonkeyBicycle, CLWN WR, Arsenic Lobster, and Pirene's Fountain. She is on the book review staff of Pedestal Magazine and also writes reviews for Home Planet News, great weather for MEDIA, and New Mirage Journal. She is grateful to Patricia for giving her the opportunity to read for you today and most honored to be featuring with her "Italian sister," Erika Dagnino.

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