MAY 11, 2019 POETRY IN THE BREW

May’s Second Saturday Open Mic Poetry Reading

Located at:
Portland Brew East
1921 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206

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

May Feature Destiny Birdsong

Dr. Destiny Birdsong

photo credit: Hunter Armistead

Destiny O. Birdsong is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist whose work has either appeared or is forthcoming in African American ReviewThe Adroit JournalBest New Poets 2018The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature, storySouth, Guernica, and elsewhere. Destiny has won the Academy of American Poets Prize, Naugatuck River Review’s 2016 Poetry Contest, Meridian’s 2017 “Borders” Contest in Poetry, and Crab Orchard Review’s 2019 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize. She has received support from Cave Canem, Callaloo, Jack Jones Literary Arts, The MacDowell Colony, Pink Door, The Ragdale Foundation, and the Tin House Summer Workshop. She earned both her MFA and PhD from Vanderbilt University, where she currently works as a research coordinator.

Read Destiny’s poem “Auto-Immune” in Guernica, and head over to Rattle where “Long Division” appears.

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