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Brownstone Poets Presents George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, and Anton Yakovlev, Sat., 3/23 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Brooklyn, NY, February 27, 2019 --( Four amazing poets George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, and Anton Yakovlev will feature for Brownstone Poets on Saturday, March 23 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.

George Held

Pamela Hughes

Claudia Serea

Anton Yakovlev

Saturday, March 23 @ 2:30 p.m. - Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201


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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


George Held writes poems, stories, translations, and book reviews for such periodicals as American Book Review, Blue Unicorn and Transference. A winner of three Performance Poets Association haiku contests, he has also received ten Pushcart Prize nominations. His new children's book is Under the Escalator (2018), and his 21st book will be Second Sight (2019). George is happy to read again with Pamela, Claudia, and Anton and is grateful to Pattie Carragon for her support.

Pamela Hughes is the editor of Narrative Northeast, a literary and arts magazine that supports diverse voices and visions, LGBTQ and feminist voices, as well as the environment. Her eco collection of poetry, Meadowland Take My Hand was published in 2017 by Three Mile Harbor Press. She has received three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her work has appeared in such literary journals: Canary; The Brooklyn Review; Prairie Schooner; Literary Mama; PANK; The Paterson Literary Review; the Red Wheelbarrow; Thema, and elsewhere. She graduated from Brooklyn College with an MFA in Creative Writing.

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet with work published in Field, New Letters, Gravel, Prairie Schooner, The Mahalat Review, Asymptote, RHINO, and elsewhere. She has published five poetry collections, most recently Twoxism, a poetry-photography collaboration with Maria Haro (8th House Publishing, 2018). Serea is a founding editor of National Translation Month and a co-host of The Williams Poetry Readings series in Rutherford, NJ. She writes and translates on her commute between New Jersey and New York.

Anton Yakovlev's latest chapbook Chronos Dines Alone, winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize 2018, was published by SurVision Books. He is also the author of Ordinary Impalers (Kelsay Books, 2017) and two prior chapbooks. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Measure, Amarillo Bay, and elsewhere. Yakovlev is the current education director at the Bowery Poetry Club, where he also curates the Triangle Quarterly reading series. He co-hosts the Carmine Street Metrics series in Manhattan and The Williams Poetry Readings series in Rutherford, NJ.
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