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Poetry Is Alive
    

Brad Bathgate aka Blue is the author of “Corner Stores in the Middle of the Block,” a collection of original poetry and short stories and in the spring of 2002, he was published in “Signifying Harlem,” an anthology of poetry. He has performed at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café, The Bowery Poetry Club, The Poets House and The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in association with Cave Canem Poets. Blue performs at art galleries, museums, lounges, comedy clubs, colleges, universities and poetry venues in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Baltimore, at times, walking away as open mic winner from the Nuyorican Poetry Café and Jimmy’s Uptown Hottest Poets to name a few.

In December 2005, he was featured in “The New York Daily News Paper” and they were quoted saying “His career is on the write track.”

 



Birth Place: Harlem, NY USA

Accomplishments: His talents do not stop there. Blue has appeared on BET’s “106 and Park," The New York Times, New York Daily News and New York Newsday.
     



Books

Corner Stores In The Middle Of The Block, That Urban Look by Brad Bathgate
Corner Stores in the Middle of the Block, is a hilarious and thought-provoking collection of poems that addresses his personal encounters with females and his appreciation for the Venus-natives. In "The Oblique Hints," Blue succumbs to the treasures of his lover. "The Oblique Hints" are her seductive curvature that seduce him and keeps him wanting more. Although his inspiration stems from his expe...
  

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Pretty Ugly, A Harlem Situation by Brad Bathgate
It's the story of two guys, two girls and the simple way life in Harlem can get Pretty Ugly...
  

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Don't Beat Your Children, Or They'll Turn Out Like Me by Brad Bathgate
"A book of haiku's that brings sunshine to the hood when frowns dominate. Ever seen corner stores in the middle of the block, with poverty performing on the corner? If not, then here is a book that aesthetically portrays life through satire. Simple, yet beautifully abstract.”-Chris Slaughter...
  

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Short Stories

His career is write on track
 by Brad Bathgate
His career is write on track By MONIQUE EL-FAIZY DAILY NEWS WRITER Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 ...



Poetry

Summer Time
 by Brad Bathgate
Giving thanks to the provocitive way women dress during the warm summer day...


Spare Change?
 by Brad Bathgate
Haiku...



Articles

Evolution
 by Brad Bathgate
Social observation ...


Urban Renewal
 by Brad Bathgate
Welcome to life is a bitch...



News

The Answer
 by Brad Bathgate
excerpts taken from a poem entitled, "The Answer."...


Good Morning
 by Brad Bathgate
-Good Morning- A Poem For Patty. which is featured in Essence Magazine...


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Blue performs at art galleries, museums, lounges, comedy clubs, colleges, universities and poetry venues in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Baltimore and Jimmy’s Uptown Hottest Poets to name a few.

 
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The Great Persuader Publishing
The Great Persuader Publishing P.O. Box 1100
New York   NY   10030   USA

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