Poetry in the Brew on June 8, 2013

June 8, 2013

Poetry in the Brew

Open Mic Poetry Reading

Second Saturday of the Month 

Located at

Portland Brew East

1921 Eastland Avenue

East Nashville, TN  37206

Sign-Up at 5:30

Starts at 6:00 

If you need inspiration to write, try our theme:  Patience.

This month, Poetry in the Brew welcomes back our old friend Vol Lindsey as host, and we are pleased to announce Tiana Clark as this month’s feature.

Tiana Clark

Tiana Clark has written poetry since childhood, but it was in Nashville’s Hume-Fogg Academic High School where her craft was honed under the tutelage of creative writing teacher Bill Brown. She continued to be mentored under Brown for a semester at Middle Tennessee State University’s Writer’s Loft program. Clark’s poems have appeared in Sisterhood, Southern Voices: Volume 8, The Southwestern Review, and All The Livelong Day: Motif Anthologies, Volume 3. 


Dust bowl allergens waft lyric soaked wishes

blown as tiny dandelion feathers through Nashville.

At night the halo of church billboards illuminate,

Jesus speak like honey, taste the sweet tea

on the tip of every tongue,

daily scriptures cooking soul food,

for even the most crumbly cornbread must testify!

The skyline tessellates hillsides spilling and spooning

into a meticulous plan of ahhhhh-men.

-Tiana Clark


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