Nashville’s Second Saturday Open Mic Poetry Reading
Portland Brew East
1921 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
Sign-up at 5:30
Reading starts at 6:00
This month, Poetry in the Brew welcomes to the spotlight two Nashville poetry veterans: feature C Ra McGuirt and guest host James C. Floyd.
October Feature C Ra McGuirt
Our feature for the month is the legendary C Ra McGuirt. With Captain D. Phillip Caron, C Ra co-hosted Nashville’s longest-running open mic reading, Poetry in a Pub, at Windows on the Cumberland, from 1986-1993. C Ra also published The Penny Dreadful Review poetry magazine during the 90s, showcasing both out of town and local poets. His monthly open house for creative people drew a diverse crowd of Nashville’s finest wordsmiths, who became known as the Dreadful House Poets. C Ra has hundreds of poems in print in various magazines. A volume of his collected poems, “NOpoem”, has been published by Scars Press, along with “Blue Collar Ballet”, C Ra’s true account of his days as a professional wrestler. “Blue Collar Ballet” is now available on Kindle. C Ra is currently working on a new book, “Kayfables”, an exploration of the nature of words and reality. He lives with his wife Maxine and twin sons Logan and Morgan in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. But C Ra also keeps a crib in Nashville, because sometimes he just has to stand on Tennessee dirt.
October Guest Host James C. Floyd