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

Our first feature of 2016 is Tiana Clark, with guest host Ciona Rouse.

January Feature Tiana Clark

Tiana Clark

Tiana Clark is a Pushcart Prize nominee and recent recipient of the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. She is living, performing, and teaching poetry in Nashville, Tennessee. Tiana graduated from Tennessee State University where she studied Africana and Women’s studies. She is a first-year MFA student in poetry at Vanderbilt University where she is the Writer In Residence for the East and Memorial houses, and a Poetry Reader for the Nashville Review, an online literary arts journal. Tiana serves on the board for a local non-profit literary center, The Porch Writer’s Collective. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Raven Chronicles, Word Riot, Nashville Arts Magazine, Native Magazine, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Best New Poets 2015, The Adroit Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Southern Indiana Review and elsewhere. For more information: www.tianaclark.com.

January Guest Host Ciona Rouse

Ciona Rouse

“do the crazy thing . . . and let them gasp right before they call it a thing of wonder.”

Ciona is a dreamer, poet, and motherfucking sorcerer. She is the author of Like Breath & Water: Praying With Africa, a book chronicling stories she encountered while traveling the continent. She believes in poetry being shared aloud and language arts being revered in Nashville and, in order to help that happen, curates several Nashville poetry experiences, including the monthly Lyrical Brew at Barnes & Noble and Writings on the Wall at Atmalogy.

Visit www.thecrazything.com for more from Ciona.


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