POET + MUSICIAN • JEREMY BASS
Salon: Three original poems
Jeremy's poems and book reviews have appeared in The Nation, Boston Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, New England Review, Kenyon Review Online, Beloit Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly and elsewhere.
He has received a work-study scholarship and the Carol Houck Smith Scholarship in Poetry to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Poetry to the Sewanee Writers' Conference and First prize in the 2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes. He holds an MFA from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina and is currently at work on PASSENGER, his first book of poems.
As a musician, Jeremy is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, bandleader and composer. His collection includes two nylon string guitars, one steel string, one twelve-string, a hamer semi-hollow electric, two lutes, a loar mandolin, a gibson mandola, a ukelele, a deering banjo, an old trumpet, an akai max25 synth, a nose flute, A kazoo and a pair of brass finger symbols.
Originally trained in classical and flamenco guitar, he now focuses on original songs that draw from literature, loss, Brazilian samba, medieval Spanish music, old-school R&B, bluegrass and folk. He is the Musical Director of the OBIE award-winning Secret City, and is currently finishing production on his first solo album, TENANT.