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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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Please check out

SMALL DREAMS

PICTURE OF LIFE

EMPTINESS

IF A WOMAN—NONET

COMING HOME

SEX AND THE SINGLE POET

Check them out at: http://levurelitteraire.com/patricia-carragon/

For Evie Ivy

http://levurelitteraire.com/evie-ivy/

For Diane Block

http://levurelitteraire.com/diane-block/

For Bernard Block

http://levurelitteraire.com/bernard-block-29/

Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology

BROWNSTONE POETS 2014 ANTHOLOGY

The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology is Here!

A labor of love finally happens.

Thanks to my editorial staff (Cindy Hochman, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg) for their tireless teamwork in making this project happen. Inside this issue: A spread dedicated to Ken Siegelman A spread dedicated to Special Guest Poet, George Held Plenty of photos to delight from contributors Brenda J. Gannam, Karen Neuberg, Linda Lerner, Richard Fein, Tina Chan, Carmel Curtis, and Patricia Carragon

Poetry from the following contributors who were either featured or supported the series last year.

I only have a few comp copies to hand out to the contributors due to a broken printer and my upcoming move out of Flushing. I will be finishing the job shortly after I unpack. Copies will be sold at readings and elsewhere sometime in the summer/fall. Price to come.

Copies are at Poets House for the 22nd Annual Showcase.

Date and Time:

Thursday, June 26, 2014 (6 P.M.)

Event Location:

Kray Hall

Admission:

Free and open to the public

Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry. It is an honor to have the Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology displayed at Poets House.

Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY 10282 (212) 431-7920 http://poetshouse.org/

UPDATE FOR BROWNSTONE POETS AT CAFE DADA, TUESDAY, MAY 20TH:

UPDATE FOR BROWNSTONE POETS AT CAFE DADA, TUESDAY, MAY 20TH:

Sorry to report that Eamon Loingsigh won't be able to attend, but David McLoghlin and John J. Trause will be at Café Dada on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. 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 McLoghlin

John J. Trause

Tuesday, May 20, 2013

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

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BIOS:

David McLoghlin, a poet from Ireland, lives in Windsor Terrace since 2012. He is an M.F.A. candidate at NYU's Creative Writing Program. His first collection, Waiting For Saint Brendan, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=266&a=227. David’s work is forthcoming in the United States in Harper's Ferry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Natural Bridge, Black Lawrence Press, and has been published in the USA by the Hopkins Review, Eire-Ireland, Prick of the Spindle, and has appeared in journals of note in Ireland. He has previously read at McNally Jackson, Franklin Park Reading Series, Freerange Nonfiction, Earshot, as well as in venues in Spain, Ireland, and elsewhere in the United States.

John J. Trause, Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala, 2012); Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including the artists' periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, and the avant-garde journal Offerta Speciale. Founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J. and former curator of its monthly reading series, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2009 – 2011, 2013).

Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles, Saturday, June 7 at Park Plaza Restaurant

Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles, Saturday, June 7 at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. June 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles, Saturday, June 7 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:

Demetrius Daniel and Bill Pyles Saturday, June 7 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/

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BIOS:

Bill Pyles grew up on the farm in Michigan. He started writing verse before he was ten. Love overpowered him in his early school “daze.” He has a BA and two MAs. He has taught school for 30 years. He’s been on the poetry circuit since “way back when” and has published his poems “here and there” in newspapers, magazines, and the poetry circuit presses. Bill has printed three booklets, Boxing, Tissues of Lives, and Under the Influence. He is now working on Flint Farmer’s Market Romance.

Poet, musician Demetrius Daniel from Kensington, Georgia, has been a Washington Heights resident since 1990. He began reading poetry in 1996 at Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. He received mention in a NY Times article (3/20/09), “Where Boundaries Are Melting, a Place to Celebrate Differences.” He has a CD, "Word’s Speak." Publication credits include Nomad’s Choir Poetry, Brownstone Poets Anthology 2009, and The Cartier Street Review. A featured trombonist on Fred Arcoleo’s CD, "Seeds," his concept, “Tromboetry” infuses poetry with trombone riffs Demetrius performs regularly at "Word Up" bookstore and Nomad's Choir. A Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance member, he formed and leads the NYC Brass Brothers Band.

David McLoghlin, Eamon, Loingsigh, John J. Trause at Cafe Dada

David McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh, and John J. Trause on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada

Brownstone Poets presents David McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh, and John J. Trause on Tuesday, May 20 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 McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh and John J. Trause

Tuesday, May 20, 2013

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:

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David McLoghlin, a poet from Ireland, lives in Windsor Terrace since 2012. He is an M.F.A. candidate at NYU’s Creative Writing Program. His first collection, Waiting For Saint Brendan, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=266&a=227. David’s work is forthcoming in the United States in Harper’s Ferry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Natural Bridge, Black Lawrence Press, and has been published in the USA by the Hopkins Review, Eire-Ireland, Prick of the Spindle, and has appeared in journals of note in Ireland. He has previously read at McNally Jackson, Franklin Park Reading Series, Freerange Nonfiction, Earshot, as well as in venues in Spain, Ireland, and elsewhere in the United States.

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Eamon Loingsigh, pronounced Lynch, is the author of the novella An Affair of Concoctions and the poetry collection Love and Maladies. Most recently Light of the Diddicoy, the first book in the Auld Irishtown trilogy was published on St. Patrick’s Day, 2014 via Three Rooms Press. His family is from Brooklyn, New York and he lived on Vernon Avenue inBedford-Stuyvesant where he researched the Brooklyn-Irish neighborhood once called Irishtown.

John J. Trause Headstand 2 (EDM_0014A_edited-1)

John J. Trause, Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala, 2012); Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including the artists’ periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, and the avant-garde journal Offerta Speciale. Founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J. and former curator of its monthly reading series, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2009 – 2011, 2013).David

More April Publication News

Although I'm having terrible and expensive printer issues that I hope to rectify later on, plus going thru the hell of shredding old papers and tossing family stuff out to local thrift shops or my brother, I have some good news to share:

My haiku is in the Weekly Avocet #70

maple trees in limbo

March winds

can’t forget winter

Very pleased that I'm in this issue with George Held, Robert Muelller, and more. Congrats!

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

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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