If you go, you already know: Poetry Sucks! is the realest, grittiest poetry series going in Nashville. Or at least it’s the one most likely to involve the sizzle and aroma of hamburger. Like its ramshackle environs, P.S.! is at once utilitarian and inspiring, and this month’s roster — poet Joshua Marie Wilkinson (University of Arizona by way of Seattle), comedian Chris Crofton (The Chris Crofton Show
by way of Nashville Cream) and musical guest Coupler (aka Ryan Norris, by way of Lambchop/Hands Off Cuba infamy) — will not lead your cultural, artistic or patty-based hunger astray. There’s also beer!
P.S.! No. 7 will also serve as an art opening for the talented Rachel Briggs, who’s designed every one of the series’ terrific posters and — full disclosure — is my next-door neighbor. Her Sinister South exhibit goes up tonight, and that's her work you see on this page.
Below, a poem from Joshua Marie Wilkinson. See you tonight on the East Side.
"Poem for Mathias Svalina" by Joshua Marie Wilkinson