Reading from 6 – 8:00 PM CDT Saturday, July 31. Join us on zoom (session opens 5:45 PM):


Based in Nashville, hosted and organized by Christine Hall, with special thanks to our zoom moderator and benefactor Jo Collins.

Each poet has 4 minutes to share their words. Practice reading or reciting before the show to check the length of your material. Please mind the time so everyone gets a turn.

Sign up for the open mic here:

When you send the form, you will receive a confirmation on this page. We will follow up with an email of the list order at the end of the week, before the reading. Contact us with any questions, suggestions, or requests at poetryinthebrew@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing and hearing you soon!

We’ll be placing the order for the first batch of books from our publisher, the spectacular local nonprofit April Gloaming, this week, including 76 copies to send our contributors all over the world. If you’d like to be one of the first to receive yours, pre-order Sinew: 10 Years of Poetry in the Brew here. Our online launch party is August 24th, and we’ll have a celebratory reading at Portland Brew East on Saturday August 28th. Use the code LOCALPICKUP for a shipping credit if you want to pick yours up at the reading!

Massive thanks to everybody who has already reserved their copies! If you’d like to donate and help cover the cost of shipping to our amazing contributors, we appreciate your support: Cash App $PitBNash, Paypal @poetryinthebrew, or Venmo @ChristineRaquel.

Listen to Ray Bassett of WUTC, Chattanooga’s NPR station, interview Brew host and Sinew co-editor Christine Hall about the making of our 10th anniversary anthology.

Sinew co-editor and Hendersonville Poet Laureate Henry L. Jones has poetry and art featured at Zeitgeist Gallery for “In the Gallery, Looking at the Past, Present and Future.” The exhibit is a dedication to the life and contributions of photographer Carlton Wilkinson, owner of North Nashville’s In the Gallery art space from 1987 to 2007. Jones recited poetry during the exhibit reception, including work from the “African Male Museum” series in which Wilkinson and Jones collaborated.

Sunday, August 1, if you’re in the Nashville area, come to our Poetry Popup, a flash mob-style gathering in a public space where we meet, each share a short poem on the theme of rebirth, and vanish. The location is secret, so email poetrypopupnashville@gmail.com to get on the list.

Local folks also please hearken to the call for tomato haiku and other tomato-related short poems. Details on the 2021 Tomato Art Fest contest here.

Here’s the video of our July 24th open mic:

featuring Brad Evans, Michael Sindler, Terri Rose Jertson, Rhoda Thomas, Markey Mark Symmonds, Clive Oseman, Bryan Franco (Happy Birthday!), Franchesa Kirkpatrick, Maggie Hall, Jon Wesick, Jo Collins, Greg Slade, Jeff Cottrill, Ray Zimmerman, Katie Thompson, Bonnie Solloway, Julian Matthews, Lil Gary, Carl Lowe, Michael Collins, Martin Parker, and Christine Hall

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