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Rimes of the Ancient Mariner

Rimes of The Ancient Mariner at Three of Cups, Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m.

Ahoy There Matey!

Wednesday, August 26at 6:00pm - 9:30pm

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Three of Cups Lounge 85 1st Ave, New York, New York 10003 “Rimes of The Ancient Mariner,” An exciting monthly “Spoken Word” Open Mic venue for Performance Poets, Writers, Monologists Memoirists, Barroom Bards, and Storytellers.

Curated and hosted by

Phillip Giambri a.k.a "The Ancient Mariner" .

@Three of Cups Lounge 83 First Avenue @ 5th. Street, NY NY 6:00pm - Open Mic signup Fifteen Open Mic slots plus four featured performers. Curtain up at 6:30pm SHARP 21 and over only $7 Admission Subways: F to Second Avenue or B, D, F, M, to Broadway-Lafayette 6 to Bleecker Street www.hopstop.com/

Featured "Silver Tongued Devils" for Wednesday August 26, 2015

Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, haiku, and the borough of Brooklyn. Her publications credits include BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, and others. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems. For more information, please check out her websites: http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ and at http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/.

L. R. Laverde-Hansen received his BA from Concordia College. Among his various literary endeavors, he’s completed three plays. One of them, Kill The Beast, was performed in NYC in June of 2007. He proudly says seeing actors read his words before a live audience was the most intense creative experience of his adult life and claims he almost “died of joy” right there. He’s now working on an epic Shakespearean Historical drama titled Charles XII, King of Sweden. This play has more than thirty-speaking roles, runs over a hundred pages, and will make Kill The Beast seem like a walk in the park. His only comment on this upcoming work is, “What can I say? Artists are crazy.” He’ll try to premiere a staged reading next winter.

Rachel Therres is a poet, artist, educator, and would eat ice cream every day of the year if she could. Her poetry is breaking into her most silent places, both terrifying and freeing. She co-organizes for both Suffern Poetry and NYC Urbana slam. 2015 will mark her third year competing at the National Poetry Slam. Her core beliefs are that poetry saves lives and that joy is found in mint tins filled with watercolor paint. She is a Baltimore girl in a New York world. Photo by Mike Geffner

Peter Blaxill is a retired theater professional, having worked on both sides of the footlights. As an actor he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway. The Kennedy Center in DC, extensively in Regional Theater, Summer Stock, you name it. He studied poetry with William Packard, Pearl London, Colette Inez, David Trinidad, and several others. He’s been featured in the poetry scene around town at The Cornelia Street Cafe, Su Polo's Saturn series, Mike Graves's Phoenix Series, and has been an Open-Mic Gypsy at Rimes of The Ancient Mariner for many months now. His poetry can be found in the Riverside Anthology, The Jefferson Market Anthology, and he has had poems published in The New York Quarterly.

Produced and Hosted by Phillip Giambri a.k.a “The Ancient Mariner Associate Producer: Anthony Murphy House Manager: Russell Atwood For information, contact: PhillipGiambri@gmail.com

Yellow Chair Review

Publication News: Yellow Chair Review

Good news to share!

My poem, "Mr. Lipson," is in the Yellow Chair Review, Issue 3, August 2015

The link is below.


Submit for the next issue. This is a lovely publication.


Sam is the Brownstone Poets Mascot and "Cat "Assistant Editor

Sam is the Brownstone Poets Mascot and "Cat "Assistant Editor

Let's congratulate Sam, our Mascot for Brownstone Poets. He is also our "Cat" Assistant Editor. Linda Lerner is his proud mommy.

Sam is one cool cat!

Check out the wonderful spread on editorial cats on Bear Creek Haiku's website at:


Boog City Festival

BOOG CITY 9TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL Saturday, August 8, 2015




Saturday, August 8, 2015

11:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

@ Unnameable Books

600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238


$5 suggested donation


Q, B to Seventh Avenue

2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza



I will be reading at 2:25 p.m.

Feature List for August 8th

11:50 p.m. Kate Lutzner

12:00 p.m. Rick Mullin

12:15 p.m. Kimberly Lyons

12:25 p.m. Mitch Manning

12:40 p.m. Ann Stephenson

12:50 p.m. Lewis Mason (music)

1:20 p.m. break

1:30 p.m. Kostas Anagnopoulos

1:40 p.m. Laura Kochman

1:55 p.m. Stephen Potter

2:10 p.m. Audrey Mardavich

2:25 p.m. Patricia Carragon

2:35 p.m. Brown Sanders

2:50 p.m. Jonathan Berger

3:00 p.m. Little Cobweb (music)

3:30 p.m. break

d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses

season 13 kick-off

Mad House Publications (Philadelphia)

Philip Mittereder, editor-in-chief

3:40 p.m. Maryan Captan

Leslie Burnette

Becca Savana

James Harrison Monaco

4:10 p.m. Curtis Cooper (music)

4:25 p.m. Sara Schwartz

Miguel Huerta

David E. Morton

Philip Mittereder

4:55 p.m. Cooper

5:10 p.m. break

5:20 p.m. Valerie Fox

5:35 p.m. Buck Downs

5:50 p.m. Sarah Sarai

6:00 p.m. Patrick Blagrave

6:15 p.m. Maggie Tobin

6:30 p.m. Cornelia Barber

6:40 p.m. Joe Reichel (music)

7:10 p.m.-Heart in Spaces: A Q&A with Christophe Casamassima

8:40 p.m. Diego Clare (music)

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets to Read at the NY Poetry Festival

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets to Read at the NY Poetry Festival, Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 A.M.


Brownstone Poets to Read at the NY Poetry Festival, Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 A.M.

Come One, Come All To the NYC Poetry Festival at Colonel's Row on Governors Island

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while listening to a smorgasbord of poetry. This is the first year for Brownstone Poets to be part of this exciting event for the written and spoken word.

Performances from numerous groups are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, from 11 A.M. to 6 A.M.

Brownstone Poets is scheduled to appear on the White Horse Stage:

Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 A.M.

Featured Readers for Brownstone Poets:

Patricia Carragon Evie Ivy Karen Neuberg Leslie Prosterman Katrinka Moore

Enjoy our words and please purchase our books, as well as the Brownstone Poets 2014 and 2015 anthologies.

Explore the other amazing events.

Come to Vendor's Village for food, beverages, arts and crafts, and of course, BOOKS!

Bring the kids to the Children's Festival.

Read at the Ring of Daisies open mic

Come out and enjoy!


How to get there:


$2 round trip, but free in the morning.

For more info:


Haiku Publication News

Haiku Publication News

BEAR CREEK HAIKU #127, June 22, 2015:

Happy that I have 5 Haiku in the latest Bear Creek Haiku #127.


I share the honors with:

sheree mancici brown, floyd cheung, lysa collins, michael conner, lonecrow, deborah h doolittle, peggy dugan french, james d fusion, joan mariegiusto, george held, stephanie hiteshew, loisbatchelor howard, jeff ingram, carl mayfield, charlie mehrhoff, karlalinn merrifield, michaell newell, normal, nola obee, karren o'leary, s l peeran, james b peters, teresinka pereira, toma rosen, t kilgore splake, jane stuart, tseten madison sun, p l wick, and, paula yup!

My haiku in the booklet are:

under brooklyn el avian sanctuary urban birdsong ≈ under Brooklyn sun my hair gets copper highlights treetops airbrushed red ≈ outside Brooklyn homes silent roars from stone lions March winds growl and hiss ≈ like dervishes seedpods glide off trees ≈ *topaz sunlight the storefront cat makes eye contact *(first published in First Literary Review-East, November 2013)


THE WEEKLY AVOCET #135, July 15, 2015

dewdrops bathe sandaled feet morning mist

In this issue with Bob Moore, Joyce Joslin Lorenson, Lynn P. Elwell, Charles H. Harper, Sue Lewis, Sara McNulty, Mark, Charles Portolano

Drunk Monkeys Poetry June 30, 2015

Drunk Monkeys Poetry for June 30, 2015

Come read about how the American Dream goes sour for "An Ordinary Girl" for June 30, 2015 on Drunk Monkeys.

Please read and like my poem @


Virginia Walker/ Special Tribute to Michael Walsh, Saturday, 8/1 at 2:30 p.m

Brownstone Poets is celebrating its 10th year this August!

Brownstone Poets presents Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael Walsh, Saturday, August 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael Walsh

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900


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:


$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon






Virginia Walker has been a finalist for Suffolk County Poet Laureate and her poetry has been published in local and national publications, including Long Island Quarterly, South Fork Naturalist, The Nassau Review, Pegasus, Minetta Review, and the anthologies, The Light of City and Sea, Touched by Eros, In Autumn, Bards Annual, and Poems in the Garden: Rebel Road 7. She has mentored many poetry workshops on Long Island for Live Poets and has been a visiting poet in East End middle schools. She lives on Shelter Island and is active in the East End Poetry Workshop. She has created many poetry events at Dowling College featuring East End Poets

Virginia Walker earned her Ph.D. at New York University. She teaches English and Humanities courses at Dowling College and Suffolk County Community College.

For more info, please click on the link below:


Michael Walsh graduated from Gilmour Academy, took a B.A. in anthropology from Cleveland State University, and did further course work at John Carroll and Yale Universities.

He was happiest with his rock hammer, kneeling in a creek bed or combing shale cliffs for Paleozoic fossils. He contributed his collections to museums and colleges.

Michael has published over eighty poems in numerous magazines and anthologies, and has read in Ohio, Manhattan, and across Long Island. He was a human rights and animal rights advocate and was interested in the intertwine of psyche. He felt we lived in a small world without room for expansion and we needed to get along.

Michael lived in Rocky Point and was active in the East End Poetry Workshop.

July Featured Poem For The Peregrine Muse-Treasure?

Happy to share more good news from The Peregrine Muse

"Treasure?" is the featured poem for July 2015 via David Evans, Feature Editor


by Patricia Carragon Treasure? What can be said of something Buried in this nameless alley, When it was once treasured, Given out of love? Or can love be measured, When the past is rejected - Sleeps in filth, alone and neglected? What can be said of a memory
 When it was there to serve its owner? 
Was it witness to sadness or happiness? 
Was it cherished for its unique design
 Or did it lose its value under duress,
 When time grew tired of its use
 And dumped it out of casual abuse? What can be said of myself 
Seen within this ragged treasure?
 Am I a common thread, forgotten, 
Inside seams and buttonholes,
 With memories stale and rotten -
 Or a recycled life waiting to begin
 Within washed and mended skin?

© All work is copyrighted. Feature Editor: David Evans Promo Manager: Warda Al BarbarQueries: Joneve McCormick

REMINDER: July 4 Brownstone Poets Hiatus

REMINDER: July 4 Brownstone Poets Hiatus

Reminder: Brownstone Poets Hiatus

No Reading Saturday, July 4 at Park Plaza Restaurant

Enjoy the Day and Happy Fireworks!

We will be back on Saturday, August 1 at Park Plaza Restaurant with a special reading and tribute by Virginia Walker, who will be reading from "NEURON MIRROR," as well as those from her co-author, Michael Walsh (In Memoriam) at Park Plaza Restaurant.

For more info, please click on the link below: