Monthly Archives: May 2014


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1921 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206

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In this month’s Poetry in the Brew spotlight: Feature Christian J. Collier and guest host Christine Hall.

May Feature Christian J. Collier


Christian J. Collier is an accomplished artist and educator who has been called “an artist to watch” by The Chattanooga Times Free Press. He has shared the stage with several members of HBO’s Def Poetry, and legendary poet and activist Ishmael Reed, and has been featured on the IndieFeed Performance Poetry Channel, which prides itself on featuring the best spoken word artists working today. His chapbook Ghosts & Echoes was released in 2009 and has sold over 600 copies independently solely off the strength of readings and live performances.

Between Beauty & Bedlam is his debut release, and Mr. Collier wrote and produced the entire record himself. The record fuses spoken word poetry and an eclectic mix of musical genres including Hip-Hop and ambient. It is available now at CD Baby, Bandcamp, and at live performances.


Twitter – @ichristian3030

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May Guest Host Christine Hall

PitB shirt swapPoet Christine Hall lives, writes, and gardens in Nashville, TN. A child of American mythology–tool girl calendars, bible stories, science fiction yarns–she ventures into intimate storytelling territory with ease. “Imitating Flatters,” a selection from her 2012 book Waking Up God, appeared on Nashville MTA buses as part of Metro Art’s Poetry in Motion. Christine has two sons, a boyfriend who is an artist, and she’s an active participant and promoter in the Nashville creative community.