Homegrown: The Nashville Poems is a collection from the talented Mercedi AE Surface. She writes: 

I was born into the microgeneration known as "Xennials," spanning 1977-1983. Being a Xennial means that I had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood. Growing up a Xennial in the context of having deep Southern roots and through the lens of being lower-middle class blessed me with unique stories to tell.

This book is a collection of my reflections on growing up in the South, as well as observations on family, grief, and the poetry we call life.