Monthly Archives: June 2019


July’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

Each reader on the open mic gets a turn to share one poem in the 1st round, and anyone who places a star next to their name on the sign-up list may have another turn in the 2nd round. Our feature for this month’s 8th Anniversary show is travelling poet Ananda Lima, who takes the stage around 7pm.

July Feature Ananda Lima

Ananda Lima’s work has appeared or is upcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Academy of American Poets’, The Kenyon Review Online, Colorado Review, Rattle, The Common and elsewhere. Her chapbook Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019) won the 2018 Vella Chapbook Contest. She served as the poetry judge for the 2019 AWP Kurt Brown Prize. She has an MA in Linguistics (UCLA) and an MFA in Fiction (Rutgers-Newark). She has taught at UCLA, Montclair State University, Rutgers University and was a mentor in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program – Newark and the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program.  

Connect with Ananda on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Find samples of Ananda’s poetry on her website, as well as at the links above, and visit Rattle once more to read When They Come for Us on the 7 Train.