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Five awesome poets Austin Alexis, Kim Darlene Brandon, David Huberman, Eve Packer, and Chocolate Waters to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, June 22 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. Austin Alexis is the author of the full-length collection Privacy Issues (Broadside-Lotus Press) as well as two chapbooks published by Poets Wear Prada. He has work recently in 2 Rivers Review, Chiron Review, Home Planet News On-line, Boog City (100th Issues) and The New Verse News. He has poetry forthcoming in Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, the first anthology of poetry about television (New York Quarterly Press). He has fiction in the recent issue of Home Planet News On-line. Kim Darlene Brandon is a storyteller, a novelist, a poet, and activist. Kim is the founder of the Brooklyn Society Writers Group. She advanced her studies in fiction writing at the New School, Women of Color Writer’s Workshops, and at Medgar Evers College. Her work is included in the anthology “The Dream Catcher’s Song.” She is also published in the Hawaiian Review, the Peregrine Journal, Boarders and Boundaries an anthology. Her work was produced in the 50 In 50 theater productions in 2018 and in 2019. She hopes to publish her first of five novels, Baltimore City Blues in 2020. David Huberman has work published in Evergreen Review, A Gathering of Tribes, Long Shot, Icon, and many other literary journals. He's performed at The Public Theater, PS 122, and LaMama Theater, and many other performance venues. Eve Packer; Bronx-born, poet/performer: NYSCA, NYFA, Jerome Foundation, other awards. 3 books, skulls head samba; playland poems 1994-2004; new nails(2011) (Fly By Night Press), & several poetry/jazz CD’s with saxophonist Noah Howard & others. Spring '18 saw her new chapbook foss park. Teaches at WCC, lives downtown, swims daily. From Donald Hall: “I salute her as the Weege poet."([email protected]). Chocolate Waters is a continuously evolving radical feminist poet and celebrant of the new power of the feminine. She began performing her work in the mid '70s and has toured throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada. Her first three books of poetry are considered classics of the Second Wave and her latest book, Bittersweet Resurrection (Eggplant Press NY, NY), will be out later this year. She is currently conducting workshops for women on finding the unique truth and beauty in our poetry and also facilitates the Poetry Circle at Hamilton House Senior Center. Please see what she’s up to at ChocolateWaters.com and friend her on Facebook (she needs more friends!).