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FEMMEWISE CAT NEWS

Femmwise Cat Publication In honor of International Women’s Day, I am happy to announce that Femmewise Cat, a special e-zine of Clockwise Cat, has published 5 of my pieces: Sex and the Single Poet The 4-Dimensional Man Dandelion Child PMS Pizza Birthday Thoughts Check it out at http://clockwisecat.com/2015/03/femmewise-cat-part-i/ Also there’s a second part of this e-zine worth seeing http://issuu.com/clockwisecat/docs/femmewise_cat_part_ii?e=13963388/11675756 So many great women are in this issue. Great job Alison Ross. Meow! Proud to be part of this group: Siddartha Beth Pierce. April Michelle Bratten. Michelle Greenblatt. Karen Neuberg. Ally Malinenko. Cindy Sostchen-Hochman. Regina A Walker. Patricia Carragon. Simone Keane. Puma Perl. Sheila Murphy. Alexis Fancher. Erin Reardon. Jacqueline Watts. Linda Leedy Schneider. Mercedes WebbPullman. Gili Haimovich. Wanda Morrow Clevenger. Maja Trochimczyk. Nicole Henares. Marie Lecrivain. Gloria Garfunkel. Misti Rainwater-Lites.

More Publication News

Just checked Submittable.com and surprise . . . my poem “Birthday Thoughts” was published in the Linden Avenue Literary Journal Issue 27, August 2014 (accidentally listed as Issue 28, September 2014) http://www.lindenavelit.com/issue-twenty-seven.html Also, this issue has pieces from Susan Dale, Melanie Haney, John Garmon, Marion Deutsche Cohen, and Ryan Dempsey. More Avocet news: My haiku was in The Weekly Avocet #115, February 25, 2015. I am pleased that I share the space with George Held, Leslie Thomas, Mac Greene, Maggie Westland, Linda Taylor, Leslie Mills, Karla Linn Merrifield, Karla Linn Merrifield, against blue-gray sky featherlike branches wait for snow

Winter Haiku Publications

It's freezing outside, but winter is a time for seasonal inspiration and poetry. My haiku is in The Weekly Avocet #114, February 18, 2015: slush mountains rise above the sidewalks groundhog’s revenge Pleased to share the space with Charles Portolano, Donna Pflueger, Jean Moody, Joan Colby, Christine Cassello, Pamela D. Hirte, John L. Wright, Cynthia Tedesco, Joan Higuchi, and Lois Batchelor Howard. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Happy that my seasonal haiku was in Mankh’s Haiku du Jour for February 21, 2015: gentle snowfall beauty comes before the slush

Back To Jack

Beat Writers--Jack Kerouac, On the Road Again -- Back to Jack Friday, 3/20 at 6 p.m. Beat Writers Jack Kerouac On the Road Again -- Back to Jack Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. The Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia St, NYC-10014 (212) 980- 9319 www.hopstop.com/ $8 admission/free drink Hosted by Gordon Gilbert The second in a series of readings of the beat generation writers. A celebration of Jack Kerouac's life and writings with personal remembrances and a reading of a selection of his works by local NYC poets and writers: Stephen Bluestone, Patricia Carragon, Jack Cooper, Steve Dalachinsky, Claire Fitzpatrick, Roxanne Hoffman, David Lawton, Michael Lydon, Peter Martin, Roberto Mendez, Frank Perero, Su Polo, Leslie Prosterman, Griselda Steiner, Susan Weiman, Gordon Gilbert Subways: A, C, D, E, F to West 4th St. 1 to Christopher St.

George Dickerson Memorial Service

George Dickerson Memorial Service Saturday, Mar. 14th at 3:00 PM I remember Robert Dunn introducing me to George Dickerson at BookCourt several years ago. It was at Richard Levine's reading. I had the pleasure of booking George with Richard Levine back on September 4, 2010 at Park Plaza Restaurant. George was a great poet and actor, and he will not be forgotten. For those who love poetry, his words will live on as his gift from the muse. If you wish to attend the memorial service, please RSVP Suzanne at: shdickerson48@gmail.com PLEASE RSVP TO: shdickerson48@gmail.com Host: The Family of George Dickerson Saturday, Mar. 14th at 3:00 PM Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY Note from the host: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to one of the following charities: Friends of UNRWA (https://www.unrwausa.org/donate) Earthjustice (http://earthjustice.org/) Judson Memorial Church Capital Campaign (http://www.judson.org/CapitalCampaign)

Amy Barone, Maria Lisella, and Sweta Srivastava Vikram at Park Plaza Restaurant

Amy Barone, Maria Lisella, and Sweta Srivastava Vikram Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant Brownstone Poets presents Amy Barone, Maria Lisella, and Sweta Srivastava Vikram Saturday, March 7 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: Amy Barone Maria Lisella Sweta Srivastava Vikram Saturday, March 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 R to Court 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: Amy Barone’s new chapbook Kamikaze Dance was published by Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in CityLitRag, First Literary Review-East, Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Maintenant, Philadelphia Poets, and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, among other publications. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and Advertising Age. Her first book, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing. A board member of the Italian American Writers Association, she co-organizes and promotes their monthly readings in New York City. She belongs to PEN America Center and the Brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem. NYQ Books published Maria Lisella's first collection, Thieves in the Family in 2014. Her work in chapbooks ---Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada) has been twice nominated for a Pushcart-Poetry Prize. She won Honorable Mention from the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and was a finalist for Queens Poet Laureate. Her work appears in Feile Festa, Gradiva, LIPS, Paterson Literary Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Voices in Italian Americana, and online on DanMurano.com and First Literary Review East. She co-curates the Italian American Writers Association 2nd Saturday readings; and is a charter member of the online poetry circle, brevitas now in its 12th year. Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com), featured by Asian Fusion as “One of the most influential Asians of our time,” is an award-winning writer, Amazon bestselling author of 9 books, novelist, poet, essayist, columnist who currently lives in New York City with her husband. A graduate of Columbia University, when Sweta is not doing yoga, dancing, cooking, traveling, writing books and posts for other magazines, or teaching creative writing, she is working as a digital marketing consultant. Connect with her on Twitter [@swetavikram] and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta)

More Avocet News

More AVOCET News More Patricia Carragon Haiku AVOCET News: 1- The Weekly Avocet Issue #109, January 14, 2015 I share the space with Mary Jo Balistreri, Charles Portolano, and more. homeless Christmas trees slowly decorate icy city streets 2- The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Winter 2015 Barbara Hantman, Charles Potolano, and more are in this issue. nighttime silhouettes naked branches shadow dance behind blinds ----------------------------------------- winter twilight the last leaf clings to the branch -------------------------------------------------- my maple tree stripped down to its "fig leaf" ------------------------------------------------------ like confectioners sugar on Christmas cookies snowflakes on pine cones

DuEwa Frazier and Amy Barone join the Team

DuEwa Frazier and Amy Barone Join the Staff of Brownstone Poets Let's give a warm Brownstone "Welcome" to the new members of the Brownstone PoetsTeam: DuEwa Frazier: Publishing Adviser. We plan to go a new route this year. DuEwa Frazier is a poet, author, writer, and speaker. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author of the newly released young adult novel Deanne in the Middle (2014). DuEwa is also the author of Goddess Under the Bridge: Poems (2013), Ten Marbles and a Bag to Put Them In: Poems for Children (2010), Stardust Tracks on a Road (2005), and Shedding Light From My Journeys (2002). She is the editor and publisher of the NAACP Image Award nominated (in Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry) anthology, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees (July 2006), featuring the work of fifty internationally/nationally known women poets. http://duewaworld.com/?page_id=8 Amy Barone: Assistant Editor. Amy joins the Editorial Staff (Cindy Hochman, Karen Neuberg, and Brenda J. Gannam). -- Amy Barone’s new chapbook Kamikaze Dance was published by Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in CityLitRag, First Literary Review-East, Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Maintenant, Philadelphia Poets and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, among other publications. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and Advertising Age. Her first book, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing. A board member of the Italian American Writers Association, she co-organizes and promotes their monthly readings in New York City. She belongs to PEN America Center and the Brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem.

Anthology Event at Barnes & Noble Park Slope

The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Book Events A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from Brownstone Poets Reading Series Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope 267 Seventh Ave. Park Slope, NY 11215 Free Admission -- NO OPEN MIC unless time permits! SUBWAYS: F or G to Seventh Ave., D, R, N to 9th St.www.hop.stop.com/

Anthology Event at Park Plaza

The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology Book Events A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from Brownstone Poets Reading Series Saturday, February 28 at 2:30 p.m. Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West Brooklyn Hts., NY 11201 Limited Open Mic Free Admission -- limited open mic SUBWAYS: 2 or 3 to Clark St., R to Court St., A or C to High St., 4 or 5 to Borough Hall www.hop.stop.com/