x

Brownstone Poets / Blog

Innocence Events

CARRAGON'S UPCOMING JUNE INNOCENCE READINGS

Ken Siegelman’s Brooklyn Poetry Outreach

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Park Slope Library 431 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Free Admission Open Mic Host: Anthony Vigoritio Subways: F to Seventh Ave F, R to 9th Street/4th Ave

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1769487726714728/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

******************************************************

INNOCENCE Book Launch at The Cornelia Street Café

With Amy Barone, Davidson Garrett, and Karen Neuberg

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1145930445513553/?context=create&previousaction=create&sid_create=2052825725&action_history=[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22create_dialog%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22user_create_dialog%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A[]%7D]&has_source=1

Amy Barone, author, Kamikaze Dance, (Finishing Line Press)

Davidson Garrett, author, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems(Finishing Line Press)

Karen Neuberg, author, Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The Cornelia Street Café 29 Cornelia Street Café, NY, NY 10014 $10 admission includes a drink

Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman

Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, to West 4th Street #1 to Christopher Street

BIO:

Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, a Journal of Nature Poetry, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Sensations Magazine, Sensitive Skin, The Yellow Chair Review, among 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). Her latest book is Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Patricia is an active member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.

Innocence Events

Ken Siegelman’s Brooklyn Poetry Outreach

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Park Slope Library 431 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Free Admission Open Mic Host: Anthony Vigoritio Subways: F to Seventh Ave F, R to 9th Street/4th Ave

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1769487726714728/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

******************************************************

INNOCENCE Book Launch at The Cornelia Street Café

With Amy Barone, Davidson Garrett, and Karen Neuberg

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1145930445513553/?context=create&previousaction=create&sid_create=2052825725&action_history=[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22create_dialog%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22user_create_dialog%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A[]%7D]&has_source=1

Amy Barone, author, Kamikaze Dance, (Finishing Line Press)

Davidson Garrett, author, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems (Finishing Line Press)

Karen Neuberg, author, Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The Cornelia Street Café 29 Cornelia Street Café, NY, NY 10014 $10 admission includes a drink

Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman

Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, to West 4th Street #1 to Christopher Street

INNOCENCE at The BookMark Shoppe

Hey Brooklynites,

You can purchase your copy of INNOCENCE for $15

at this lovely bookstore in Bay Ridge

The BookMark Shop 8415 3rd Ave Brooklyn, New York 11209 (718) 833-5115

https://www.facebook.com/Bookmarkshoppe/

http://www.bookmarkshoppe.com/

Reviews:

Distinguished by subtle story-telling and a deft use of words and metaphor, the poems in Patricia Carragon’s new collection, Innocence, speak to the heart and soul. Vivid backdrops include a Parisian café, the circus, a windswept city day, Coney Island, and a bar full of bird-like characters. Color and nature star in many of the poignant poems that draw on elusive love and the setback of time. The poems’ heroine rarely frets, but accepts conflict and missed connections with grace. Readers will delight in Patricia Carragon’s poems brimming with irony, imagination, and ordinary life gone amok. —Amy Barone Author and poet of "Kamikaze Dance"(Finishing Line Press)

With a palette full of confessional colors, and the urgency of Lady Macbeth wailing ‘Out, damned spot,’ Patricia Carragon speaks truth to childhood in a voice that is at once shocking and resonant. While the title of her book is Innocence, these lines are anything but benign. There is, however, a vital remnant of a happy fairytale that survives in Carragon’s poems: the M-A-G-I-C she sprinkles into each and every one of them, reminding us to hold fast to those treasures that give us permission to live happily ever after.

—Cindy Hochman Editor-in-chief, First Literary Review-East

Patricia Carragon writes with acute sensibility, grace, and pith. She juggles scenes from her life and makes visible what the ‘wind has erased’. Made to feel unworthy and outcast as a child, her self-expression was admonished, and she was forced to keep within the lines. This is a beautiful book of poems about the power of imagination and a resilient spirit that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of innocence to gift us all with her creative magic.

––Karen Neuberg Author, "Myself Taking Stage" (Finishing Line Press) and "Detailed Still" (Poets Wear Prada)

Review of Innocence by Alison Ross in The Zen of Innocence in Thugwise Cat, June 2017

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/fullscreen/58632185/thugwise-cat/120

Ms. Carragon's Bio:

Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Bear Creek Haiku, Clockwise Cat, First Literary Review-East, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Sensations, Sensitive Skin, The Yellow Chair Review, among 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). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor in chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is an active member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.

BKLNER Interview

Happy That BKLYNER, a local online newsletter for Brooklyn, has posted an interview of me for Thursday, June 21, 2017. The link is below:

http://bklyner.com/bklyner-patricia-carragon-innocence-bath-beach/?utm_source=BKLYNER+DAILY&utm_campaign=557a904aaf-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_NWBK&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cefeb1bc9c-557a904aaf-64162901

Upcoming Carragon Readings

Facebook event page:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 Upcoming Carragon Readings

Upcoming Carragon Readings

Phoenix Reading Series @ Otis Kidwell Berger’s

Sunday, June 4, 2017 6:00 p.m. 27 Bethune Street NY, NY 10014 212-929-3249 347-938-3135 $5 Contribution Open Mic HOST: Michael Graves Subways: A, C, E to 14th Street

https://www.facebook.com/events/209642559545895/?active_tab=about

Phoenix Reading Series @ Otis Kidwell Berger’s

Sunday, June 4, 2017 6:00 p.m. 27 Bethune Street NY, NY 10014 212-929-3249 347-938-3135 $5 Contribution Open Mic HOST: Michael Graves Subways: A, C, E to 14th Street

******************************************************

Tom Kane's Boulevard Bards

Tuesday, June 6 2017 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The BookMark Shoppe, 8415 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209 Free Admission Open Mic Host: Anthony Vigoritio Subway: R to 86th Street

******************************************************

Ken Sigelman’s Brooklyn Poetry Outreach

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Park Slope Library 431 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Free Admission Open Mic Host: Anthony Vigoritio Subways: F to Seventh Ave F, R to 9th Street/4th Ave

******************************************************

INNOCENCE Book Launch at The Cornelia Street Café

With Amy Barone, Davidson Garrett, and Karen Neuberg

Amy Barone, author, Kamikaze Dance, (Finishing Line Press)

Davidson Garrett, author, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems (Finishing Line Press)

Karen Neuberg, author, Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The Cornelia Street Café 29 Cornelia Street Café, NY, NY 10014 $10 admission includes a drink

Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman

Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, to West 4th Street #1 to Christopher Street

A Gentle Reminder Hernandez, Degnan, Vacca

A Gentle Reminder:

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Ricardo Hernandez, Terence Degnan, and Samantha Vacca on Saturday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.

Saturday, June 3

at 2:30 p.m

Ricardo Hernandez Terence Degnan Samantha Vacca

@ 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:

Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

FACEBOOK INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/727647257437221/

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Bios:

--> Ricardo Hernandez was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 22nd, 1985. Enlisting after graduating from high school, Ricardo served in the U.S. Air Force with the 71st Fighter Squadron, also known as the Ironmen. After the military, and briefly living in Florida, Ricardo returned to Brooklyn where he founded the Poets Settlement reading series in 2013. He was named Brooklyn Poets' Yawper of the Year in 2014, and has appeared on stages across the city.

Terence Degnan is a poet and Spoken Word artist. He produces a monthly storytelling series called "How To Build a Fire" and co-hosts/curates a monthly poetry series entitled "Poets Settlement." Terence's second book of poems, Still Something Rattles, was published in September of last year by Sock Monkey Press. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife a daughter.

Samantha Vacca is a poet and copywriter. Her work has appeared in Typoetic, 20 Dissidents, The Playlist, IndieWire, and Brooklyn Magazine. She is currently at work on her first chapbook. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband, two dogs, and an evil cat.

Reminder: 1st Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology event

A Gentle Reminder:First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Reading, Sat, May 20 at Park Plaza Restaurant at 2:30 P.

Little Machines Fill Their Sky by Bob Heman

A Gentle Reminder:

First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights

The list of readers from this anthology is growing, as well as the excitement!

Our Poet-in-Residence, Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Barbara Rosenthal Bob Heman Brenda J. Gannam Cindy Hochman Daniela Gioseffi Elizabeth Ann Todras Erica Mapp Francine Witte Gabriel Don James McMenamin Jan GardenCastro John A. Todras Joseph Charles Rebis Jr. Karen Neuberg Linda Lerner Noel David Cohen Olivia Wu Patricia Carragon Robert Gibbons Rosalie Calabrese Sarah Sarai Steve Dalachinsky Tina Chan Yoko Otomo Zev Torres

Saturday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West Brooklyn Hts., NY 11201 718-596-5900

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St. A, C to High St. 4, 5 to Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/1929017020717146/

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-four reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.

We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Bruce Weber, and pay tribute to our fellow poets Bill Pyles and Frank Simone, who recently passed away.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

Planning on the Second Event at the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope for September. Stay tuned . . .

Dear Contributors:

you can read at both events if you like. You can read either from the anthology or both. At Park Plaza Restaurant, you can read for five minutes. Remember, when we get the dates for the library, time must be kept to three minutes or less. For those contributors who have never rec'd their comp copy, you can pick it up at any Brownstone Poets reading, etc.

Additional books on sale at the readings for $12

You can order additional books

on Amazon.com for $17.99

Paperback: 126 pages Language: English ISBN-10: 1544703740 ISBN-13: 978-1544703749 Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

Kindle edition for $6.99

The Poets Settlement Come to Brownstone Poets

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Ricardo Hernandez, Terence Degnan, and Samantha Vacca on Saturday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.

Saturday, June 3

at 2:30 p.m

Ricardo Hernandez Terence Degnan Samantha Vacca

@ 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:

Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

FACEBOOK INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/727647257437221/

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

Bios:

Ricardo Hernandez was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 22nd, 1985. Enlisting after graduating from high school, Ricardo served in the U.S. Air Force with the 71st Fighter Squadron, also known as the Ironmen. After the military, and briefly living in Florida, Ricardo returned to Brooklyn where he founded the Poets Settlement reading series in 2013. He was named Brooklyn Poets' Yawper of the Year in 2014, and has appeared on stages across the city.

--> Terence Degnan is a poet and Spoken Word artist. He produces a monthly storytelling series called "How To Build a Fire" and co-hosts/curates a monthly poetry series entitled "Poets Settlement." Terence's second book of poems, Still Something Rattles, was published in September of last year by Sock Monkey Press. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife a daughter.

--> Samantha Vacca is a poet and copywriter. Her work has appeared in Typoetic, 20 Dissidents, The Playlist, IndieWire, and Brooklyn Magazine. She is currently at work on her first chapbook. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband, two dogs, and an evil cat.

May Publications

May Publication News

May Publication News

Centum Press for Fiction:

Thank you Christen Lee and Meredith Anderson of Centum Press for accepting my fiction piece, "Mural Man," for 100 Voices Volume Three to be released before the summer. Pre-Sales to come.

https://www.centumpublishing.com/100-voices

Bear Creek Haiku #139, May 10, 2017

Thanks again to ayaz daryl nielsen, Tama, and Frosty for posting 3 of my haiku

Pleased to be among these stellar poets:

Cathy Porter, P. L. Wick, Dean Wiseman Golden, Stella Leonardos, and, normal!

Click on this link and enjoy:

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/05/an-excited-assistant-editor-tama-print.html

The Weekly Avocet #230, May 7, 2017

Thank you Charles Portolano and also Vivian and Valerie Portolano for posting my haiku and tanka:

Congrats to Elizabeth Conrad VanBuskirk, Christine Swanberg, Dave Jilk, Jackie Fellague, Christina Laurie, John G. Lawless, Elisabeth Edmonston, Rochelle S. Cohen, Rex Sexton, Jay Chollick, Susan Twiggs, Kathleen McKinley Harris, Elizabeth Kuelbs, Charles Portolano

falling like pastel snowflakes cherry blossoms

rain forgives anger when it falls with grace and hope water heals the land courage replants, life renews the earth and sun in balance

Reminder: Happy Birthday Pattie at the Red Room

Happy Birthday Pattie!

F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB

with Francine Witte, Robert Marshall, MC Neuda

Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

KGB 85 E 4th St New York, NY 10003 b/t Cooper Square and Second Avenue 3rd Floor up (212) 777-6088

Subways: F to Second Avenue 4, 6 to Astor Place N, R to 8th Street-NYU

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/463622880648408/

Welcome to F Bomb, where NY flashers come together for a night of thrills and chills, heartbreak and laughter. Hosted by Paul Beckman. Free admission.

Come celebrate my Pre-Birthday (May 12) at The Red Room. Will be reading excerpts from my upcoming book, “The Cupcake Chronicles” from Poets Wear Prada and a chapter from my emerging novella, “What Hasn’t Happened Yet.”