Let’s light the world with poetry on the darkest day of the year! Enjoy listening to poetry – or share some writing of your own – with Poetry in the Boro. Our featured readers will be Ciona Rouse, Kerri French and Walker Bass. More about these poets is below.
Following our featured reading, it will be YOUR turn! Readers will have up to 4 minutes to share poetry, spoken word, or even short short prose. PLEASE TIME YOURSELF AT HOME so you know you can finish your piece in the allowed time. Reading a favorite poem by another writer is fine, too.
This month we’ll especially love hearing poems about dark, light, and winter – and/or poems that use our December word challenge.
SIGNUPS for the open mic time will open at 6:30 and remain open through the evening. In the interest of building our community, please plan to stay the full time and cheer your fellow creative voices! We’ll provide some snacks, and of course you can order your own drink or food as well.
Because #BoroArtCrawl and our venues are often family friendly, excessive profanity is discouraged. Please check with the host prior to reading if you have questions about what’s excessive.
Thanks to MTSU Write for helping sponsor this event!
About our featured poets:
Ciona D. Rouse is a poet, living in Nashville with her dog, her cat and her Patrick. She curates many poetry readings in the city, including the monthly Writings on the Wall at Atmalogy and Lyrical Brew reading series at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt. Her poetry is featured or forthcoming on WPLN Nashville Public Radio, Nashville Public Television, lululemon.com and Gabby Journal.
Kerri French’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Washington Square Review, Copper Nickel, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Barrow Street, Painted Bride Quarterly, DIAGRAM, PANK, Best New Poets, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, among others. A North Carolina native, she has lived in Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and England and holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, and Boston University. Instruments of Summer, her chapbook of poems about Amy Winehouse, is available from Dancing Girl Press. She can be found online at http://
Walker Bass has written from a young age and concentrated on poetry since 2008. His mentors include Kory Wells, Jeff Hardin, Bill Brown and Rebecca Gayle Howell; his poetry group has also given him tremendous support as poets and friends. Walker is a graduate of the MTSU Write program and was recently accepted into a two-year Mindfulness Teacher Certification Program. Walker caregives for his father-in-law and lives with his wife in Nashville, TN.