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Taxi Cab Bard Actor and and Awarding-Winning Performance Poet Hit Brooklyn's Literary Scene

Brooklyn, NY, November 04, 2010 --( The Brownstone Poets Presents New York's taxi cab bard and seasoned actor, Davidson Garrett, and Susanna Rich, an award-winning performance poet, on Tuesday, November 16 at Tillies of Brooklyn, a fun cafe for coffee, tea and yummy sandwiches and treats. The fun starts at 7p.m. and the open mic sign up is at 6:45p.m. The open mic is a 3-minute limit.

Tillies of Brooklyn
248 DeKalb Ave. (corner of Vanderbilt and DeKalb)
Brooklyn, NY 11205 Phone # (718) 783-6140

Take the J, R or Q trains to DeKalb Avenue, the C to Lafayette, the G to Clinton/Washington
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Limited Open Mic - one poem (3-minute limit)

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:


Davidson Garrett studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is a member of Screen Actor’s Guild, Actor’s Equity and AFTRA. He graduated from The City College of New York with a B.A. and M.S. in Education. His poetry, prose and articles, have been published in The New York Times, The Episcopal New Yorker, Xavier Review (Xavier University, New Orleans), The Unknown Writer, Sensations Magazine, The Wild Angels Anthology (Cathedral of St. John the Divine), and online at, Big City Lit, and on the website of The Beat Museum in San Francisco. He recently had poems published in a new anthology, Beyond the Riff, published by Poets Press for the North Jersey Literary Series. Davidson has a short story forthcoming in the literary journal: Third Wednesday.

In 2006, he published a collection of poetry and prose about taxi driving and acting: King Lear of the Taxi. (Advent Purple Press). Poems from this collection were the subject of a short film, “Taxi Driver,” produced by Flashgun Films of Great Britain. The film was screened at The Portobello Film Festival in London, 2008. Davidson is the narrator for the film. Davidson has been a New York City taxi driver for over 30 years, to help subsidize his art.

Susanna Rich is a 2009 Mid-Americia Emmy Nominee for writing the poetry in Craig Lindvahl's Cobb Field: A Day at the Ballpark, author of two Finishing Line Press poetry collections~The Drive Home (2009) and Television Daddy (2008), the recipient of the first joint Fulbright and Collegium Budapest Fellowship in Creative Writing, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She won both the 20th Century Poetry and 21st Century Poetry contests of Sensations Magazine. Susanna is Professor of English and Distinguished Teacher at Kean University in New Jersey. Susanna tours unique staged one-woman, audience-interactive poetry readings.

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Brownstone Poets
Patricia Carragon
917 679 5002

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