Monthly Archives: September 2015


Nashville’s Second Saturday Open Mic Poetry Reading

Located at

Portland Brew East
1921 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206

Sign-up at 5:30
Reading starts at 6:00

Fresh from hosting for us in July, Joseph Powell returns with a feature set for this month’s Poetry in the Brew. Guest host TBA.

September Feature Joseph Powell


Joseph Powell is a poet and writer, and the author of three collections of poetry: Joby, Uninterrupted: Bittersweet Symphonies and Bohemian Rhapsodies(1989-2009), Poetry Man, and The Writing’s on the Wall. He is also the creator and author of the blog, “The Joby Chronicle.” Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he relocated last year to Nashville, Tennessee, from Burbank, California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Greenville College in Illinois. He has performed at a number of venues around the country including the Austin International Poetry Festival and most recently, the Tucson Festival of Books. His work has been featured in a variety of print and online journals, including the Nashville-based Calliope magazine. He cites James Baldwin and Maya Angelou as his primary influences and credits his girlfriend, Cindi, and stepdaughter, Santi, as his motivating forces.