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Derrick Brown


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    A Finger, Two Dots, Then Me
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    Cheap Rent
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    Church of the Broken Axe Handle
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    Angels That Leak
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    How The Jellyfish Wishes
DERRICK C. BROWN is a novelist, comedian, poet, and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry.
He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne and is the owner and president of Write Bloody Publishing, which Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country.” He is the author of eight books of poetry and three children’s books.
“I love Derrick Brown for the surprise of one word waking up next to another. One moment tender, funny or romantic, the next, visceral, ironic and revelatory—here is the full chaos of life.”
-Janet Fitch, White Oleander, Paint It Black
“A wit as sharp as Sedaris, a sensibility as poignant as Sexton, Brown manages to blur the lines between cult writer and poet with remarkable ease and grace.”
-Anthem Magazine
“Derrick has blown honesty and humor into the darkness and has somehow made poetry cool again.”
-Nylon Magazine
“Derrick Brown’s work—both vibrant on and off the page—sizzles with jolting images and blasts of humor, yet retains a deep compassion at its core. He has a heart the size of a Mack truck, but we’re not sure who’s behind the wheel.”
-Jeffrey McDaniel, The Forgiveness Parade, The Endarkenment


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