The Phoenix Reading Series Friday June 28 at Odessa

Patricia Carragon, Kathryn Fazio, Ron Kolm

Open Reading Follows Features

The Phoenix Reading Series

Odessa, 119 Avenue A 

Friday, June 28, 7 pm

Donation $5


Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary Review-East, A Gathering of the Tribes, Jerry Jazz Musician, The Café Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, Krytyka Literacka, Poetrybay, and Sensitive Skin. Her latest books, The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) and Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017), are available on Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia has completed her second novel, What Hasn’t Happened Yet. Her first novel, Angel Fire is currently seeking publication.

Kathryn Fazio is an internationally published poet and fine artist. She served as Poet Laureate of the College of Staten Island, C.U.N.Y. and was a representative of the United States during the Fifth World Congress of Poets ,where she received the Silla Gold Crown World Peace Literature Prize from Korea. Her poem, War, was translated into French and televised in Haiti by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Business/Education Committee. Often video-taped for educational purposes at universities and fundraises, Kathryn raised funds during a FUSE event for the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and recited on the Brooklyn Waterfront for Creative Arts Therapy Outreach Day. She is the author of, “A Taste of Hybrid Vigor: new poems of War, Passion, and Social Significance”, which includes pictures of her original oil paintings, and Kathryn is a long standing Bowery Woman , published in the Bowery Woman Anthology and one of the first member poets of Brevitis, invited by Bob Holman and Steve Zeilton during the groups formation.  Kathryn dabbles in tap dancing to bring entertainment to Veterans of War, Junior High Schools, and Recreation centers. Funded by Poets and Writers, Ms Fazio edited a collection of poems, “Our World in an Onion”, for residents of  a Treatment Program who were coping with the societal stigma and the medical challenges of  A.I.D.S. in order to encourage their voices and is currently working to develop a program using the creative arts for positive outcomes in Healthcare.

Ron Kolm is an editor of the Unbearables anthology, From Somewhere To Nowhere: The End of the American Dream. He is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin magazine. Ron is the author of Divine Comedy, Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill, Night Shift, A Change in the Weather and Welcome to the Barbecue. He’s had work in Great Weather for Media, Maintenant, Live Mag!, Local Knowledge and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Ron’s papers were purchased by the New York University library.


REMINDER: Austin Alexis, Kim Darlene Brandon, David Huberman, Eve Packer, and Chocolate Waters,Sat, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant


Five awesome poets Austin AlexisKim Darlene BrandonDavid 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
Kim Darlene Brandon 

David Huberman

Eve Packer
Chocolate Waters

Saturday, June 22 @ 2:30 P.M.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900



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.

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon


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,thePeregrine 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.”(

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 and friend her on Facebook (she needs more friends!).