Cold Millers

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Please support these outstanding portals for expression

Friday,  Sep 226:00PM 

Hosted by Bernard  Block

FROM WHITMAN TO GINSBERG:  

POEMS THAT CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM Bernard Block, host 

Erica Mapp;  Barbara Newsome;  Peter Blaxill;  Anthony Moscini

 

 

  Readings and Talks

Above & Beyond   

Cornelia Street Café

The poet and Bensonhurst native Bernard Block presents the thirteenth edition of “From Whitman to Ginsberg: Poems That Challenged Conventional Wisdom,” a politically engaged poetry series with roots at the Bowery Poetry Club. Conceived, in 2012, to celebrate the subversive works of such firebrand poets as Blake, Dickinson, Yeats, and Auden, the series invites authors to share writing that shouts up to established systems and speaks out to disillusioned audiences. Guests this week include the poets Barbara Newsome, Robert Gibbons, and Dave Johnson, as well as the composer and satirical essayist Terry Batts.

 

The 18th Edition of this “politically engaged” Poetry Series–not polemics, 

not diatribes but Poetry “from the people, for the people,” as Whitman stated.

 $10.00 includes a drink 

 

Erica Mapp, originally from Trinidad, has poems in The Avocet, 360 degrees, Commonweal magazine, MOBIUS, Dinner with the Muse, etc. She is a graduate of Cave Canem, a black writers’ group. Erica received a B.A. in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and a M.A. in Art Education, from NYU’s School of Education. Her continuing education includes thirty credits in poetry from the Graduate English Department, Queens College (CUNY), where she studied with the acclaimed poet Marie Ponsot. She has taken part in many poetry readings both here and in Trinidad.

 

Barbara Newsome, storyteller, writer, and poet has performed at the world famous Apollo Theater, New York University, Barnes and Noble, The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture and countless other venues. Ms. Newsome’s performances are moving and heart-rending. She captures her audience with her dynamic, dramatic, and compelling acting ability. She has influenced people of all ages transcending our differences and making us feel our connectedness to each other in profound and enduring ways.

 

Peter Blaxill is a retired theater professional. As an actor he has appeared On-Broadway, Off-Broadway, The Kennedy Center in DC, and extensively in Regional Theater. Inspired by the language of Shakespeare (he played roles in 10 of Shakespeare’s plays), he began writing poetry many years ago. Peter has taken workshops with William Packard, Pearl London, Colette Inez and Dave Johnson, among others. His poems have been published in The New York Quarterly and other journals. Recently, he has been reading his poems at various venues, e.g. Saturn Poetry Series, Riverside Poetry Series and Cornelia St. Café. He is organizing his many poems for future publication.

 

As a young actor, Anthony Moscini performed the works of ee cummings, starting a 50 year love-affair with poetry. His young writing efforts blossomed 19 years ago, when he joined the Riverside Poets. 1,000 poems later, Anthony is now the Riverside group’s facilitator. His work is down to earth (except when it’s not) and mostly intended to be performed. His poems appear in various web and paper publications and chapbooks and his performances can be seen on YouTube.

 

Bernard Block began his Poetry Series on May 19, 2012 at the Bowery Poetry Club. He curated and hosted the next sixteen sequels at Cornelia Street Café; now entitled From Whitman to Ginsberg: Poems That Challenge Conventional Wisdom. All seventeen editions have been videotaped and posted on YouTube. Thirty-eight poems of his have been published in the prestigious on-line European literary journal, Levure Litteraire #8, #9, #12. Five of Bernard’s poems appear in the French/English literary journal Recours au Poeme with French translation by Elizabeth Brunazzi.  In an article in this journal regarding the NYC poetry scene, Ms. Brunazzi devotes a significant discussion to Bernard’s poetry and his organizing role on that scene.

 

Cornelia Street Café, Friday, September 22, 2017,  6:00 PM 

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“Silver Tongued Devils

 Three of Cups Lounge

83 1st Avenue, at 5th Street

New York, New York 10003

Hosted by Phillip Giambri (Aka the Ancient Mariner)

6:00pm – Open Mic signup
Curtain up at 6:30pm sharp and runs to 9:30pm
21 and over only
$7 Admission

Please arrive early so we can start promptly at 6:30pm

Featured Poets

Wednesday September 27, 2017

Eve Brandstein creates television, film and theater as a writer, producer and director. She is also an artist, author, poet, therapist, journalist and teacher. Her poetry appears in national publications including Blasts, Venice Magazine, Sparring with Beatnik Poets, On The Bus as well as The Hollywood Review, an anthology of LA poets, which she published with the esteemed poet Michael Lally.  She also has10 chap books and is the author of “The Actor – A Practical Guide To A Professional Career.” Eve is the producer of the celebrated reading series – Poetry In Motion since 1988 in Los Angeles at the literary center Beyond Baroque and New York with recent shows at The Cutting Room and The Gotham Comedy Club.  www.Evebrandsteinproductions.com (310) 499-4111

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Jean Le Bec was born and bred in Brooklyn and has been listening and telling stories all her life. Moth Story Slam Champion, featured on Risk (live and podcast), NYS Exchange, Yums The Word, Take Two, 2 Truths and A Lie, Bady House Concert Series, City Stories, Tell It Brooklyn, Look Who’s Talking, Surprise Stories, Story Collider, Governor’s Island, Tall Tales in The Big City 99.5 FM, WordUp, Singling Episode 18 First Kisses.

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Jennifer Juneau‘s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for Fiction, the MillioWriters Award, a Sundress Best of the Net award and has been published in many journals including the American Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Evergreen Review, Pank Magazine, Seattle Review and Verse Daily. She has lived abroad in Switzerland for almost two decades where she wrote a poetry collection, which was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, a novel and a short fiction collection. She is currently writing a second collection of stories

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John S. Hall is a poet/spoken word artist and singer. He has recorded two solo CDs and ten with various incarnations of his band King Missile. An album of new material with another group, Unusual Squirrel, was released in February 2017. John has a third active group, Sensation Play (a somewhat silly, sex/male submission-themed group), debuted in December 2016. He has appeared on Def Poetry Jam (HBO), The United States of Poetry (PBS) and Beavis and Butthead (MTV).  He is the author of a collection of poetry Jesus Was Way Cool and a self-help parody Daily Negations, both on Soft Skull Press. He was on the board of directors of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church from 2005-2016 and served as its president from 2014-2016. He lives in New York City.  Recent writing: http://johnshall.blogspot.com/  Recent music: https://unusualsquirrel.bandcamp.com/releases Info: www.kingmissile.com

 

Phil G 1aThree of Cups Lounge

83 1st Avenue, at 5th Street

New York, New York 10003

(212) 388-0059

http://www.threeofcupsnyc.com/Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/threeofcups

Associate Producer: Anthony Murphy

For information, contact:

PhillipGiambri@gmail.com

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The Jazz Loft

Museum in Stony Brook, New York

Address: 275 Christian Ave, Stony Brook, NY 11790

Phone: (631) 751-1895

 

https://www.thejazzloft.org/

If it’s Sunday and it’s poetry in New York City, it must be the Parkside.

Hosted by Thomas Lawton & George Wallace.

Open mic, 2 drink minimum (alc/non), $2 donation

Great Weather for Media Spoken Word Sundays, takes place every week from 4-6pm at  the back room of The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston, New York, New York 10002 (bet. Clinton & Attorney). Directions: F train 2nd Ave and walk east 3 blocks. Great stage, great sound, and an amazing retro decor. What’s not to love? It’s free, but we encourage you to buy drinks with the wonderful waitresses,

Great Weather presents spoken word Sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge

Plus an excellent open mic

http://greatweatherformedia.com/       http://greatweatherformedia.com/calendar/

http://newyork.carpediem.cd/events/2764796-poetry-at-the-parkside-a-mad-gleam-sneak-peek-at-the-parkside-lounge/

 

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STARK REALITY OPEN MIC@THE PLAYER’S THEATER

Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre, (Player’s Theatre)

115 McDougal St., 3rd Floor, West Village, NYC

SUNDAY

OCTOBER 1st       

5:30 pm!! SIGN UP

Hosted by DJ VIV

Featured Poets

FREDERICK TODD SMITH  and “JOANNA AND THE CHANGE”, the amazing storyteller, writer, singer and poet/playwright

NIKKI CHAWLA, Teacher/Comic /Actress/Writer and all around funny Superwoman!!!

STARK REALITY OPEN MIC@ THE PLAYER’S THEATRE’S

Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre, (Player’s Theatre)

115 McDougal St., 3rd Floor, West Village, NYC

BRING DRUMS, GUITARS, IF YOU WANT TO PLAY!!! WE HAVE A KEYBOARD!!

WE HAVE A PIANO!! POETS, SINGERS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, COMICS, SINGER/SONGWRITERS
SHARE YOUR POETRY & SONGS & SPOKEN WORD& PERFORMANCE ART & EDGY COMEDY

NO COVER/NO MINIMUM

CONTRIBUTION: $5

Poets/Musicians/Actors Performance Artists/Comics

An Open Mike for the OPEN MIND!!
DJ VIV PLAYS MUSIC TO MAKE YOU SWEAT!!!!

Click to play sound: Cat Meow 1

SO MUCH TO WRITE AND SING ABOUT!! SO MUCH TO RANT AND RAP ABOUT!! BRING YOUR WORDS AND MUSIC… BRING YOUR DANCE AND TAKE A CHANCE!!! GRAB THE MICROPHONE AND SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR YOUR POETRY OR SPOKEN WORD… DON’T HIDE!! DON’T BE SILENT!!! LOUD AND PROUD!!! WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!! WE HAVE THE LIGHTS AND MIC…A SOUND PROOF THEATER AND THE FREEDOM TO UNLEASH THE RAW AND REAL !! FROM MILD TO WILD WHATEVER YOUR STYLE!!

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PatriciaCarragon_01

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016


Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Your host- Patrica Carragon
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

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

Curated by Patricia Carragon

 

Contribution $5

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*SaturnMast19yr

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Now In Our 20th Year!

Hosted by Su Polo-

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Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike meets Every Monday Night!
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A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths. Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike
at Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
125 East 15 Street, NYC
Between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place… Train: 6NRQL to 14th Street Union Square

• Saturn Series Poetry/Spoken Word Reading
Every Monday Poetry Open Mike NYC, now in its 20th year.

Starts at 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Sign up at 7:45.
Open Mic plus 2 features. Open mike surrounds features and have a 5 minute slot
$3. donation requested plus a food/beverage purchase to support this great venue.

Celebrating 21 years of Poetry Every Monday Night

 

 

 

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Great Weather for Media

http://greatweatherformedia.com/

http://greatweatherformedia.com/calendar/

 Great Weather for Media Spoken Word Sundays, takes place every week from 4-6pm at  the back room of The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston, New York, New York 10002 (bet. Clinton & Attorney). Directions: F train 2nd Ave and walk east 3 blocks. Great stage, great sound, and an amazing retro decor. What’s not to love? It’s free, but we encourage you to buy drinks at the bar.

Some additional essential links-

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Carol Vossler Bluseed Studios    http://bluseedstudios.org/
Dan Berggren       http://berggrenfolk.com/
Patricia Carragon       http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

 Howard Thompson   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Thompson_%28film_critic%29        (details included below)

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June 13 2012 024 CL Pick hitTHE COAL YARD  Corner of 1st Avenue & 6st. East Village NYC .The official Rubber Eden Bar is one that my Kid’s GF picked out for me on the lower east side one Fall. Must to check out the Coal Yard. No sound system (only a old juke box)  nice and dark, circular bar stocked with regulars, ill-regulars, beats, punks, hippies, left-overs, reheated souls and characters galore and aglow. Friendly bartenders, cheap beer (yea they have 3 buck High Life) and a killer court yard out back (as displayed here) to have a butt and talk in. Here’s a link for more info

http://yelp.com/biz/coal-yard-bar-new-york

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Essential Radio

Howard Thompson

Howard Thompson’s radio tour-de-force program entitled Pure  on WPKN 89.5 FM from Bridgeport, Connecticut can be heard the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 1-4pm. Not in Tri-State terrestrial broadcast area of Long Island/Conn/Mass ? Not to worry you can stream this excellent eclectic free-for all. Just no telling what you’ll hear from Howard’s incredibility voluminous encyclopedic discography, but always the very best of the best across the broad spectrum of expression from Rock n Roll to the aural sonic world beyond. Perfect way to kick off the weekend. Essential links below:

http://tunein.com/radio/WPKN-895-s21976/

or

http://stream.wpkn.org/

Miss a past program ? (there all very diverse & worthwhile)

http://archives.wpkn.org/show/profile/183

More background of the hosts extensive history in the music biz

http://archives.wpkn.org/host/profile/393

And addition is own internet radio station is highly recommend as well

http://northforksound.blogspot.com/

For Your listening pleasure Please listen to and support Howard Thompson’s internet radio station http://northforksound.com/ Tune in at  http://live365.com/stations/thespangler

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We bring the familiar and strange to the open and curious. The web-site features exclusive photos, video and some original stories. There, you ‘ll also find  the week’s Top 20, the NoFoSo Album The Week, Legend Of The Month and the previous week, listener faves find it at  http://northforksound.com and feel free to comment there or send an email to  North Fork Sound On the Web:  North Fork Sound North Fork Sound

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All of my work is available at number of any number of on-line venues (just Google) However you can skip the middle men and deal w/ me directly. Faster and I’ll cut you a better deal. Previously released editions of the books/Cds, etc. are for sale directly through this website. Simply use the contact button (on the home page) to make inquiry. I can cut a better deal than the outside vendors. (Pay-Pal, money orders, cash, barter) And I’m not going to apologize for the shameless self-promotion here….yeah I know it’s all such small potatoes, but GD it those are my potatoes. So deep fry, bake or mash it, but put some starch in the Arts…. you cheap SOB

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