Monthly Archives: September 2014


Portland Brew East
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Nashville, TN 37206

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In this month’s Poetry in the Brew spotlight, two veterans of the reading: feature Walker Bass and guest host Christine Hall.

September Feature Walker Bass

TreeWalkerWalker Bass received a certificate from the Writer’s Loft (MTSU) in January, 2013, where Jeff Hardin and Kory Wells were his mentors.  Walker currently works as a caregiver for his father-in-law, prepares his meals, etc.  From 2008 to 2010 he ran a neighborhood soup business – taking orders, making and delivering soup.  Walker has “thru-hiked” the Appalachian Trail twice.  Both were six month endeavors.  He now studies and practices Mindfulness.  Beauty, exercise and the rising heart are important to him.  Walker has been published in the journals Blast Furnace, Number One and Third Wednesday.  He and his wife live in Nashville.

September Guest Host Christine Hall

Christine Hall

Rebecca Adler Photography

Performance poet Christine Hall lives, writes, and gardens in Nashville, TN. A child of American mythology―Tool Girl Calendars, Bible Stories, Science Fiction―she ventures into intimate storytelling territory with ease. “Imitating Flatters”, a selection from her book Waking Up God, appeared on Nashville MTA buses in 2013 as part of Metro Art’s Poetry in Motion. Christine is a regular participant and promoter within the city’s vibrant creative culture. She has two sons and a boyfriend who is an artist. Currently working to complete her second book of poems, Christine can be found around town exercising the power of spoken word and listening in equal turn.