Brooklyn, NY, January 02, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Three powerful poets Cornelius Eady, Robert Gibbons, and JP Howard will feature for Brownstone Poets on Saturday, January 26 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. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street
R to Court Street
4 or to 5 Borough Hall
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$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
Cornelius Eady is the author of Hardheaded Weather (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008); Brutal Imagination(2001), which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in Poetry; The Gathering of My Name(1991), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; BOOM BOOM BOOM (1988); Victims of the Latest Dance Craze (1985), which was chosen by Louise Glück (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/louise-gl%c3%bcck), Charles Simic (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/charles-simic), and Philip Booth (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/philip-booth) for the 1985 Lamont Poetry Selection (https://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/james-laughlin-award) of The Academy of American Poets. In 1996, Eady and poet Toi Derricote (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/toi-derricotte) founded Cave Canem, a nonprofit organization serving black poets and acting as a safe space for intellectual engagement and critical debate. In 2016, she and Eady accepted the National Book Foundation's Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community on behalf of Cave Canem. He has collaborated with jazz composer Deidre Murray in the production of several works of musical theater, including You Don't Miss Your Water; Running Man, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999.
Robert Gibbons graduated from the English Department at City College in the Spring of 2018. He won the Robert Dejur Prize for Poetry. He has attended the Disquiet Festival in Lisbon, Portugal in the Summer of 2017 and the Norman Mailer Residency in 2016. He has been published in Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, Turtle Island Review, and so many that it is difficult to enumerate. His first collection of verse, Close to the Tree, was published in 2012 by Three Rooms Press.
JP Howard's debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System), was a 2016 Lambda Literary finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here(Belladonna*). JP is a 2019 featured author in Lambda Literary's LGBTQ Writers in Schools program. JP curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and has received fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, VONA, Lambda, Astraea and Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Academy of American Poets, Anomaly, Apogee Journal, The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Muzzle Magazine, and The Best American Poetry Blog. JP holds a BA from Barnard College, an MFA in Creative Writing from The City College of New York and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. Visit JP online at: http://www.jp-howard.com.