Sinew: 10 Years of Poetry in the Brew
10 years of hosting open mics in Nashville has seen some potent voices pass through Poetry in the Brew. The creative mecca of our town attracts talent from all over the planet, reflected in the pages of this anthology. Centering on the voices and topics of this momentous time, 76 contributors explore the theme of the body in terms palpable and etheric.
The pivotal viewpoints in such poems as Destiny Birdsong's "but some men call out the rapists," Tiana Clark's "How To Write About Black People for white people," "BLACK BODY" by local spoken word sensation MAMA ., and "Hatred" along with "MY DREAM" from revered community activist K H A O S set the tone for a cathartic confrontation with our innermost selves on the public stage. This collection scalds with raw insights and applies enough sacred salve through deft verse to keep the reader reeling toward true revelation.
Sinew gathers the familiar names of esteemed poets with those who have never been published before in a fresh body of work from the US, UK, Canada, Pakistan, and Australia. Edited by the inaugural poet laureate of Hendersonville Henry L. Jones, Jo Collins—a poet who moonlights as a government attorney—and Poetry in the Brew host Christine Hall, Sinew embodies the hearty artistic spirit that is at home in Nashville yet connects us across the globe.
Release date : August 24, 2021
Publisher : April Gloaming Publishing
Language : English
Paperback : 204 pages
ISBN-10 : 1953932061
ISBN-13 : 978-1953932068
Item Weight : 7.5 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.51 x 8.25 inches
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