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Ashanti, Dagnino and Hochman at Park Plaza

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

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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.

April Publication News

April Publication News- Home Planet News Online Issue 1

Honored to have my two poems, "Humoresque" and "The Ghost," in the Home Planet News Online Issue 1 at

http://homeplanetnews.org/AHPNONL16.html

along with the following poets:

Donald Lev Linda Lerner Daniela Gioseffi Frank Murphy Lyn Lifshin Brian Liston Tony Dash Christine A. Gruber George Snedeker Mike Jurkovic Tim Suermondt Caryn LL Gottlieb roberta Alan Semerdjian Chris Butters Sean E. O'Connor Jens Magnussen Walter Worden rd coleman Bob McNeil Lea Diaz Alan Catlin David Hernandez Teresa Cosa

For the entire issue, click on:

http://homeplanetnews.org/AOnLine.html

4 awesome poets at Cafe Dada

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 Cafe Dada 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

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Babette Albin and Richard Fein at Park Plaza Restaurant

Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant Brownstone Poets presents Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. 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:

Babette Albin and Richard Fein Saturday, April 5 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

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BIOS:

Babette Albin, a long-time activist on the New York poetry scene, is pleased to feature for the Brownstone Poets one again. Her work is dynamic as are her presentations, filled with witty observations, rich political/historical content and a flare for the dramatic. Having enjoyed the success of seeing her four children graduate from college, Babette has returned to school to fill in the gaps. She is studying Russian History and Literature and can tell you everything you wanted to know about Vladimir Putin but were afraid to ask.

Richard Fein was a finalist in The 2004 New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition. A Chapbook of his poems was published by Parallel Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been published in many web and print journals such as: Reed, Southern Review, Roanoke Review, Skyline Magazine, Birmingham Poetry Review, Mississippi Review, Paris/atlantic, Canadian Dimension, and many others. Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri at Cafe Dada

Brownstone Poets presents Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) on Tuesday, March 18 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:

Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner)

Tuesday, March 18, 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/

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BIOS:

Born in Boston, poet Alessandra Francesca has been inspired by a range of artists, from T.S. Eliot to Humphrey Bogart, and her family feared she would run off to New York since before she could walk. She can be found mumbling poetry to herself on the L train and her work will strike you with its raw honesty and lasting poignancy. She lives in Brooklyn.

Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) A product of the streets of South Philadelphia, he obtained his deviant perspective on life listening to Jean Shepherd on WOR radio back in the ‘50s. He fled Philly at seventeen, served in the military, has been an actor, hairstylist, stoner, janitor, writer, drifter, recording engineer, poet, traveling salesman, barfly, banker, biker, announcer, mail-order minister, photographer, and “Computer Guru”. He came to NY City in ’68, joined the Hippie pilgrimage to St. Marks Place, and never left. He’s attended too many schools to mention, blown several scholarships, and studied nearly everything, without ever attaining a degree in anything. His self-published websites “Ancient Mariner Tales” and “Confessions of A Repeat Offender” offer bored web surfers a glimpse into his futile search for self-discovery and meaning. He can be found downtown, regularly spinning yarns and telling tall tales at Mike Geffner’s Inspired Word, Barnes & Noble, Black & White Bar, great weather for Media @ Parkside Lounge, Kairos Poetry Café, Cornelia Street Café, and anywhere else that will tolerate him. www.AncientMarinerTales.com.

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin at Park Plaza

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, 3/1 at 2:30 p.m.

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Brownstone Poets presents Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin Saturday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. at 2:30 p.m. 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:

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin Saturday, March 1 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

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BIOS:

Austin Alexis won the 20th Annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for Privacy Issues, published by Lotus Press of Detroit and distributed by Wayne State University Press. The final judge for the contest was Poet Laureate Emeritus of California, Al Young. Austin's second chapbook, For Lincoln & Other Poems (Poets Wear Prada), was a Small Press Review "Pick of the Month." His short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, The Arts Cure, Six Sentences, The Journal, The Writer and others. One of his plays was selected for the Samuel French Short Plays Festival. He has been a writing fellow at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and received scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center.

Lorraine Conlin is a U.S. Customs broker at JFK Airport and an avid writer. She is on the staff of Performance Poets Association, hosting at Sip This and at the Bellmore Bean Café. She hosts “Tuesdays with Poetry for Poets in Nassau and is a staff member of The Bards Initiative. When not hosting, she attends workshops and attends and photographs poetry readings. Lorraine’s short stories and poems have been published in anthologies, newspapers and online publications and is working on her first poetry collection. Writing is her ‘Prozac”. Lorraine is a breast cancer survivor and “a student of life”.

More January Pubs

Happy Lunar New Year! The Year of the Horse

Happy to announce that I have more publication news for January:

1- My prose piece, "The Last Supper," is on page 48 in Issue #25 of Tribe Media Arts Magazine (UK) with other writers, Christopher Barnes and Tim Allen. This is a classy arts zine with fabulous photography and artwork.

https://readymag.com/u81179674

2- The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry Winter 2014 ( Barbara Hantman is also in this issue) accepted the following Haiku

gentle snowfall beauty comes before the slush ------------------------------------------------ winter solstice raindrops dressed in white crystal winter solstice snowflakes dance on barren trees winter solstice a dark year comes to an end ----------------------------------------- snowflakes soften a year of loss winter teardrops 3- The Weekly Avocet #59 snowflakes congregate inside sidewalk cracks

January chill

Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Brownstone Poets presents Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram on Tuesday, February 18 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:

Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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

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BIOS:

Erica Mapp, originally from Trinidad, has poems in The Avocet, 360 degrees, (recently published by the Circle of Poets in Trinidad), Commonweal magazine, MOBIUS, WORDS magazine, (published by the School of Visual Arts in New York), Dinner With the Muse, an anthology edited by Evie Ivy, COLUMBIA magazine and the former LAKE EFFECT. She is a graduate of Cave Canem, a black writers’ group. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and a M.A. in Art Education, from NYU’s School of Education. Her continuing education includes thirty credits in poetry at the graduate level, from the Graduate English Department, Queens College (CUNY), where she studied with the acclaimed poet Marie Ponsot for two years. She also studied poetry with Marie Ponsot privately, for many years and with Grace Schulman at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. She also studied with Cave Canem teachers, Jacqueline La Mon and Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning author and poet. She has taken part in many poetry readings both here and in Trinidad and is seeking publication for her two poetry manuscripts and a book of essays.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com) is an award-winning poet, writer, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and educator. She is the author of five chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a nonfiction book. She also has two upcoming book-length collections of poetry in 2014. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across seven countries in three continents. Sweta has won three Pushcart Prize nominations, Queens Council on the Arts Grant-- BYOB Program for Writers, an International Poetry Award, Best of the Net Nomination, Nomination for Asian American Members’ Choice Awards 2011, and writing fellowships. She was short-listed for the Independent Literary Awards and Unisun Poetry Prize. A graduate of Columbia University, she lives in New York City with her husband and teaches creative writing across the globe & gives talks on gender studies. You can follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta).

Edi Holley at Park Plaza Restaurant

REMINDER

Brownstone Poets presents Edi Holley February 1 at 2:30 p.m. 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.

Edi Holley Saturday, February 1 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:

Edi Holley has produced three poetry chapbooks, three books of stories and has exhibited her paintings throughout New England and at the Smithsonian Institute. She is the NY area Rep for MSIA’s Heartfelt Foundation and won the NY Mayor’s award for Outstanding Service. She holds a PhD in Spiritual Science, and an MFA from Yale University.

More January Publication News

More January Publication News

Hi Poets and Friends, One publication announcement from me: The Green Crayon in the latest edition of Postcard Poems and Prose. A nice online journal to submit to. Enjoy!

http://postcardpoemsandprose.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/the-green-crayon-by-patricia-carragon/

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