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Reminder: Heman, Mullin, Sideris, Ross Sat, April 1

REMINDER:

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Bob Heman, Rick Mullin, Hilary Sideris, and Alison Ross, Saturday, April 1 in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.

Saturday, April 1

at 2:30 p.m

Bob Heman Rick Mullin Hilary Sideris Alison Ross

@ 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/1272539132837926/?active_tab=about

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

Bios:

Bob Heman’s collages, cut-outs and drawings have been shown in a small two-man show at The Brooklyn Museum, in a one-man retrospective of his cut-outs [participatory cut-out multiples on paper] at BACA’s Downtown Cultural Center, and in group shows in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.

His poems and prose poems have appeared in such diverse publications as Sentence, The Prose Poem, Caliban, Otoliths, Kayak, Hanging Loose, Center, and Artful Dodge, and are upcoming in New American Writing and Reaedr.

Rick Mullin is the author of six books of poetry, including the book-length poems Huncke, published by Seven Towers, Dublin Ireland in 2010, and Soutine, published by Dos Madres Press, Loveland Ohio, 2012. His latest collection, Transom, was published last month by Dos Madres Press. His work has appeared in journals including The New Criterion, American Arts Quarterly, and Epiphany; and in anthologies, including Rabbit Ears: Poems about TV. He is a painter and a journalist.

Clockwise Cat publisher and editor Alison Ross has been published here, there, elsewhere, and nowhere. Alison experienced rave-levels of ecstasy when she found out she was shortlisted for the 2014 Erbacce Prize, down from 5,000 entries. She was also giddily bemused when was nominated for the Best of the Net a few years back, though she lost out to savvier scribes. Alison is also a staff book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. Alison has four chapbooks: From Dancing Girl Press, Monster Sermons; from Fowlpox Press, Miro's Poesie and Clockwise Cats; and from Feline and Nothingness Press, Clockwise Cats: The Prequel.

Hilary Sideris is the author of Most Likely to Die, poems in the voice of Keith Richards (Poets Wear Prada 2014) and The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful 2016). Her new chapbook, A House Not Made with Hands, inspired by Vasari's Lives of the Artists, is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. She lives in Kensington, Brooklyn.

MER 15 Launch Party and Reading in the Gallery at LPR

MER 15 Launch Party and Reading in the Gallery at LPR

Mom Egg Review Vol. 15 Launch and Reading Sun. April 2, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.

The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 (212) 505-3474

Hosted by Marjorie Altman Tesser

Mom Egg Review publishes sharp, lyrical, intelligent literary writing about motherhood. Contributors to MER's fifteenth annual issue will read stories and poems about pregnancy, mothering toddlers to teens and beyond, the body, partnering and un-partnering, and mothering and work, politics, art. Join us for literary transmissions from the mothership! Admission (includes a book): $12 in advance, $15 at the door

brevitas writers scheduled to read:

Tsaurah Litzky and Patricia Carragon

https://www.facebook.com/events/2330818

63821747/

http://themomegg.com/themomegg/2017_Launch_Tickets.html

Subways:

A, C, E to Spring Street

For MTA subway service updates:

http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

REMINDER: Pen Women's Literary Workshop

REMINDER:

Pen Women's Literary Workshop at Wow Café, Thur, March 23 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate spring with poetry and prose at the Pen Literary Women's Workshop Reading Hosted by Ilsa Gilbert

March 23 at 7:00 P.M. at the Wow Café in the East Village

Readers:

Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon. Ilsa Gilbert, Marni Rice, Caroline Thomas, Anne Weichberger.

Plus Marni Rice solo performance t/b/a

FACEBOOK LINK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1392793397451165/

WOW Café Theatre 59-61 East 4th Street - 4th Floor, Buzzer #6 New York, NY 10003 Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue. Walk Northwest Tickets at the door: $10 suggested donation $8 Seniors/Students (or pay what you can - no one will be turned away)

Innocence is here!

INNOCENCE IS HERE!

Yes, this labor of love is now a realty!

Brooklyn writer Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. As a child, she’d write and illustrate a make-believe newspaper. However, she wasn’t encouraged to write until the early '90s when she wrote witty pitches for her Brunch 'n Fun social activities at St. Bartholomew's Church. One friend encouraged her to explore her literary muse. Another friend said that her eulogy for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had poetic resonance.

Ms. Carragon is an avid writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. Her first book of poems is Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005), followed by Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Her publication credits include Allbook Books, The Avocet, BigCityLit, Bear Creek Haiku, Boog City, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, Maintenant, The Mom Egg, Panoply, poeticdiversity, Tribe Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, Yellow Chair Review, and others. She is a member of brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, and is a member of Pen Women's Literary Workshop and Tamarind. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online.

--> Ms. Carragon hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Since August 2005, Brownstone Poets still continues to be a safe haven for the written and spoken word. It is an open mic reading held usually on first Saturdays with two or three guest readers.

Stay tuned to notices on book parties for Innocence. The book is selling for $14.99.

You can order your copy at Finishing Line Press:

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/innocence-by-patricia-carragon/

or at Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Innocence-Patricia-Carragon/dp/1635341523/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488945526&sr=8-1&keywords=innocence%20by%20patricia%20carragon

Pre-Sale People:

To all those who have participated in the Pre-Sale back in November and December, thank you! You should be receiving your copy (s) in about two weeks.

If you don't receive your copy (s), please contact Finishing Line Press at:

MissingBookOrders@finishinglinepress.com

The Mom Egg Issue 15

The Mom Egg Volume 15 arrived this month. My fiction piece, "The Snake Pit Night," is in it. It's a story about what happens to my mommy back on 12/12/12. It finally got published after she died.

It's in the "Mother Night" section. Thank you Marjorie Altman Tesser for publishing my work.

Some shoutouts to Eve Packer, Tsaurah Litzky, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, and Pamela Laskin.

Bear Creek Haiku

Bear Creek Haiku:

Thank you ayaz naryl nielsen of Bear Creek Haiku for posting my haiku online for March 7, 2017, #139.

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/03/bear-creek-haiku-139-poets-patricia.html

I share the space with poets, Joy Leftow, Carl Mayfield, t kilgore splake, Don Wentworth, and artists RexSexton and Paula Yup.

Innocence is on the way!

Innocence is on the way! Scheduled delivery is Tuesday, end of day. Once I have my batch, the pre-sale orders should arrive in two weeks. Stay tuned . . .

Heman, Mullin, Sidaris, Ross Read on April 1@2:30pm

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents Bob Heman, Rick Mullin, Hilary Sideris, and Alison Ross, Saturday, April 1 in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.

Saturday, April 1

at 2:30 p.m

Bob Heman

Rick Mullin

Hilary Sideris

Alison Ross

@ 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/1272539132837926/?active_tab=about

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

Bios:

Bob Heman’s collages, cut-outs and drawings have been shown in a small two-man show at The Brooklyn Museum, in a one-man retrospective of his cut-outs [participatory cut-out multiples on paper] at BACA’s Downtown Cultural Center, and in group shows in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.

His poems and prose poems have appeared in such diverse publications as Sentence, The Prose Poem, Caliban, Otoliths, Kayak, Hanging Loose, Center, and Artful Dodge, and are upcoming in New American Writing and Reaedr.

Rick Mullin is the author of six books of poetry, including the book-length poems Huncke, published by Seven Towers, Dublin Ireland in 2010, and Soutine, published by Dos Madres Press, Loveland Ohio, 2012. His latest collection, Transom, was published last month by Dos Madres Press. His work has appeared in journals including The New Criterion, American Arts Quarterly, and Epiphany; and in anthologies, including Rabbit Ears: Poems about TV. He is a painter and a journalist.

Clockwise Cat publisher and editor Alison Ross has been published here, there, elsewhere, and nowhere. Alison experienced rave-levels of ecstasy when she found out she was shortlisted for the 2014 Erbacce Prize, down from 5,000 entries. She was also giddily bemused when was nominated for the Best of the Net a few years back, though she lost out to savvier scribes. Alison is also a staff book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. Alison has four chapbooks: From Dancing Girl Press, Monster Sermons; from Fowlpox Press, Miro's Poesie and Clockwise Cats; and from Feline and Nothingness Press, Clockwise Cats: The Prequel.

Hilary Sideris is the author of Most Likely to Die, poems in the voice of Keith Richards (Poets Wear Prada 2014) and The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful 2016). Her new chapbook, A House Not Made with Hands, inspired by Vasari's Lives of the Artists, is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. She lives in Kensington, Brooklyn.

Pen Literary Women's Workshop Reading

Celebrate spring with poetry and prose

at the Pen Literary Women's Workshop Reading

Hosted by Ilsa Gilbert

March 23 at 7:00 P.M. at the Wow Café

in the East Village

Readers:

Rosalie Calabrese, Patricia Carragon. Ilsa Gilbert, Marni Rice, Anne Weichberger, and more.

Plus Marni Rice solo performance t/b/a fACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1392793397451165/ WOW Café Theatre 59-61 East 4th Street - 4th Floor, Buzzer #6 New York, NY 10003 Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue. Walk Northwest Tickets at the door: $10 suggested donation, $8 Seniors/Students (or pay what you can - no one will be turned away).

REMINDER George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, and Anton Yakovlev

REMINDER:

George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, and Anton Yakovlev Saturday, March 4

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, andAnton Yakovlev Saturday, March 4 in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well.

Saturday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m

George Held Pamela Hughes Claudia Serea Anton Yakovlev

@ 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/976446449156933/

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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

Bios:

George Held, a former Fulbright lecturer in Czechoslovakia, publishes poems, fiction, and book reviews, both online and in print, and Garrison Keillor once read one of Held’s poems on A Writer’s Almanac. He was the guest poet in the Brownstone Poets anthology for 2014 and has received ten Pushcart Prize nominations, including nominations for both poetry and fiction in 2016. His recent chapbooks include Bleak Splendor (Muddy River Books, 2015) and Phased 2 (Poets Wear Prada, 2016), moon poems. -->

--> Pamela Hughes graduated from Brooklyn College with an MFA in Creative Writing, poetry, where she studied with Allen Ginsberg. Her poetry has appeared in: Canary; The Brooklyn Review; Ellipsis, Isotope: A Journal of Science and Nature Writing; Literary Mama ; PANK; The Paterson Literary Review; The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow; Thema, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Bloomfield College in New Jersey and is the editor of Narrative Northeast, a literary and arts magazine that supports diverse voices and visions, as well as the arts and the environment. Visit her at either: www.narrativenortheast.com or www.pamelahugheswrites.com .

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in Field, New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, among others. Serea is the author of four poetry books, most recently Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, 2016). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ. She is a founding editor of National Translation Month. More at cserea.tumblr.com.

Born in Moscow, Russia, Anton Yakovlev is the author of poetry chapbooks Ordinary Impalers (Aldrich Press, 2017), The Ghost of Grant Wood (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and Neptune Court (The Operating System, 2015). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Prelude, Measure, Angle, and elsewhere. The Last Poet of the Village, a book of translations of poetry by Sergei Esenin, is forthcoming from Sensitive Skin Books in 2017.