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Jay Chollick and Su Polo at Cafe Dada

Brownstone Poets presents Jay Chollick and Su Polo, Tuesday, September 16 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: Jay Chollick Su Polo Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Starts at 7:30 p.m. - sign up at 7:15 p.m. Café Dada 57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place) Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217 http://www.cafedadany.com/ 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: Jay Chollick: The word’s most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferablein print; bookish in slim volumes: Colors; American Vesuvius; FiveO The Stately Poems; prizes & awards but not the bluest ribbons; big mouth on the radio; a tv pipsqueak, for which only his one hand claps. Su Polo is a multitalented artist. A native New Yorker, she is a writer of stories and poems, singer/songwriter with guitar and dulcimer, Jazz vocalist, photographer, painter, sculptor, computer graphic artist, and created her website at supolo.com. Her book of poems and stories, Turning Stones, is available at St. Marks Books. She is the founder and host of the Saturn Series poetry reading in it’s 20th year every Monday at Cafe Mania. Su is also the set designer for the last 7 years of this New Years Day Poetry Extravaganza.

Bob Hart Memorial

Memorial Service for Bob Hart Saturday 8/30 at 1:30 p.m. Our dear friend and poet, Bob Hart, passed away last week. He was 85 years old, but his lively spirit and dance moves could outdo those more than half his age. Bob featured for me back on January 5, 2013 with Bruce Weber and Joanne Pagano Weber as part of The No Chance Ensemble team. It was a fun event for everyone. Bob's poem, A Longer Shorter Comedy, is in the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology. I plan to do a special memorial section for him in the 2015 anthology. There will be a non-denominational funeral service for Bob Hart: Saturday, August 30, at 1:30 p.m. The Scientology Church 65 East 82 St., between Park and Madison New York, NY 10028 If you have any questions, please call Eden at 212-288-1526. I wish I could go, but I'm scheduled to work that day. Every poem is a gift from the poet's heart. Bob Hart had a heart filled with poetry. I have posted his poem from the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology below. Please read, enjoy, and share his gift. A LONGER SHORTER COMEDY midway this trip beginning with one and ending with another nothing; bubbling in the wakings of sensation’s edgy finding of the light and morbid substance of infinitude we who met (or not met at all) are amazed in our urging or purging round this fountain cup of bright and dim variety how many (or few) exuding life’s vibrancy we find in this contriving of eternity midway my trip or midway our trip so many steep concavities of sloping in and climbing out— the filling of the dark green living leaf with freezing white (whose eye of ice will weep a different beauty in the spring) midway like sun and blossom hope and help close with opening we sanctify or vilify each other— truth-spiders weaving forever as substance sublime or else a void to avoid. —Bob Hart

August Publications news

Although I'm having issues printing up my anthologies (only 2/3 of them are printed), I have some good news to share: My haiku is in the Weekly Avocet #88 sweet and ripe enough to eat the melon’s scent

Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, Anoek van Praag at Park Plaza

Brownstone Poets presents Evie Ivy, Max Nemerovsky, and Anoek van Praag 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: Evie Ivy Max Nemerovsky Anoek van Praag Saturday, September 6, 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: Evie Ivy’s “Dance of the Word,” dance and poetry programs have been seen at Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia Street Café, Tribesgallery, others. She has three chapbooks out, including “Selected Cinquains,” (Grey Book Press), a book, “The First Woman Who Danced”—poems based on her life as a dancer. Her poetry appears in such websites as First Literary Review East, Levure Litteraire, etc. She hosts the long running Green Pavilion Poetry Event, whose second anthology “The Venetian Hour,” was recently released. Evie’s a vegetarian, she loves animals, not because of her health. She takes care of three cats, four delightful goldfish. Max Nemerovsky has published five chapbooks and is in several anthologies. His poetry has been heard on radio. He has been featured at the Nuyorican Poets Café, Nomad’s Choir, Green Pavilion, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Emanu-El, The Guild for the Blind, and Composers, Authors and Artists of America. Born in The Netherlands, Anoek van Praag earned degrees in counseling and a teachers degree in the performing arts. Presently she teaches trauma and abuse and chronic pain She is a licensed massage therapist and has a private practice in Manhattan. Anoek began writing poetry and studying dance at a very early age. She writes and reads in many languages. Her poems have been published and can be found on YouTube.

Dance of the Word

Join us on Saturday, August. 2nd at 6 P.M., for DANCE OF THE WORD: Celebrating Summer The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.), NYC- 10014 Alan Baxter, MC $15 admission includes a free drink A, F, B, E, D to W. 4th St./#1 to Christopher St. David Elsasser Mindy Matijasevic Peggy Fitzgerald Patricia Carragon Eugene Ring Madeline Artenberg Paul Knopf – jazz pianist Cleopatra Amaris performing a sword dance and other dances. Paul Knopf will collaborate with Evie Ivy in a belly dance/Spanish fan dance fusion of “Granada.” The poem to be danced to will be “Memories of a Summer” by Mary Askin-Jencsik, from The Venetian Hour poetry anthology.

Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez at Cafe Dada

Happy Late Summer from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. We are back with poetry and prose. From the Brooklyn Bridge to the The Verrazano- Narrows Bridge, the heat is on and poetry is hot in the city. Brownstone Poets presents Madeline Artenberg and Mireya Perez on Tuesday, August 19 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: Madeline Artenberg Mireya Perez Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Starts at 7:30 p.m. - sign up 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: Before falling for poetry, Madeline Artenberg was a photojournalist and street theatre performer. Her poems have appeared in many publications, such as Caprice, Vernacular and Rattle. Madeline won Lyric Recovery and Poetry Forum prizes and was semi-finalist in the 2005 contest of Margie, The American Journal of Poetry. In 2006, Rogue Scholars Press published Awakened: poems by Madeline Artenberg and poems by Iris N. Schwartz. A two-act play, The Old In-and-Out, based on her poetry and that of Karen Hildebrand, directed by Kat Georges, had a sold-out run in 2013. Mireya Perez's poetry searches for that "other voice" breaking through entrapment and oppression, the fragile markers to unearth more hidden voices. Her work appears in Revista del Hada, Caribbean Review, Americas Review, Diosas en Bronce: Anthology of Colombian Women Writers, IRP Voices, among others.

Carragon at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe

Carragon at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe Brooklyn's Patricia Carragon is back and ready to share her poetry and prose this summer at Bluestockings and The Cornelia Street Cafe Tuesday July 29th from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike Feature Writers: Patricia Carragon and Hilary Lustick Bluestockings Bookstore 172 Allen St. (between Staton & Rivington) 1 1/2 blocks south from E. Houston NYC 212-777-6028 info@bluestockings.com http://www.bluestockings.com/ $5 suggested donation This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side Open mike (for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 p.m. – 8 minute limit. Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word. Subway: Take F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. 1 ½ block walk to the store. Bios: Patrica Carragon’s work tends to be edgy and humorous, written by an outsider looking in. Hilary Lustick’s work focuses on the human experience generally with a special focus on the weird and ironic vicissitudes that make it most meaningful. This will be her second reading at Bluestockings, the first having been as a contributor to Milk and Honey, an anthology of women’s lesbian poetry. ********************************************* Saturday, August 2nd from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. DANCE OF THE WORD: Celebrating Summer The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (between Bleecker and W. 4th St.) NYC - 10014 $15 admission includes a drink Subways: A, F, B, E, D to W. 4th St. #1 to Christopher St. Alan Baxter, MC Readers: David Elsasser Mindy Matijasevic Peggy Fitzgerald Patricia Carragon Eugene Ring Madeline Artenberg Paul Knopf – jazz pianist Cleopatra Amaris with a sword dance, and other dances Paul Knopf legendary jazz pianist will collaborate with Evie Ivy in a belly dance/Spanish fan dance fusion of “Granada.” The poem to be danced to will be “Memories of a Summer” by Mary Askin-Jencsik, from “The Venetian Hour” poetry anthology.

The 22nd Annual Poets House Showcase, Thursday, June 26, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology At Poets House! It is an honor to have the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology displayed at Poets House. The Poets House 22nd Annual Showcase Reception Date and Time: Thursday, June 26, 2014 (5:30 P.M.- 7 P.M.) Event Location: Kray Hall Admission: Free and open to the public Event Location: Kray Hall Admission: Free Join us for the opening of the 22nd annual Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses. There is no better way to get an overview of the art. Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry. All publications to be on view through August 16. After the reception, stay for an open reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman. Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY 10282 (212) 431-7920 http://poetshouse.org/ Poets House Directions SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace. BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: www.downtownny.com. FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry Terminal at the World Financial Center and walk north to River Terrace.

Summer Hiatus for Brownstone Poets

Summer Hiatus for Brownstone Poets No readings June thru July at Cafe Dada No readings July thru August at Park Plaza Restaurant

We will be back on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 with three amazing women, Madeline Artenberg, Mireya Perez, Iris N. Schwartz at Cafe Dada.

Have a safe and fun summer!

May Publication News

May Publication News

Happy to announce that I am in Levure littéraire no. 9, a lovely international literary and art e-zine from France. Kudos to Evie Ivy and Diane and Bernard Block for also being included. A big thank you to Erika Dagnino for her tireless work in helping to get this beautiful journal together. Bravo!

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