Friday the 13th of June, 2003
WHO:Derrick Brown, accomplished poet and author of "If Lovin' You is
Wrong, Then I Don't Wanna Be Wrong." won the California Independent
Book Critics Award in 2002.
WHERE: At THE San Diego SLAM!
WHAT: Derrick Brown will be pushing the envelope of poetry by creating
a bizarre and hysterical moving poetic experience.
HOW: Brown will read excerpts from his latest book with the
accompaniment of beat machines, keyboards, traditional cutting and scratching, and
effects. Concluding the performance Brown will sign his book posters as well as his book.
Derrick Brown, former paratrooper, gondolier, columnist, weatherman and
violent romantic has stepped into the ring to reclaim poetry from the
literati. Brown, a 2nd place winner of the U.S. Poetry slam just
"If Lovin'You is Wrong, Then I Don't Wanna Be Wrong," a hilarious and
heartbreaking collection of his work.
Brown has toured internationally and has garnered a strong reputation
his shows that are as amazingly naked, brilliant and sincere as they
the page. His lines sting ("I am the space between a boot and a land
"I am worn like the steps to a children's mortuary,") they offer hope
(³It's not that I wait for you, it's that my arms are doors I cannot
scintillating, ("save your yelling for sex and riots.")
What people Are Saying About Derrick Brown:
³Derrick Brown's work-both vibrant on and off the page- sizzles with
images and blasts of humor, yet retains a deep compassion at it's core.
has a heart the size of a Mack truck, but we're not sure who's behind
-Jeffrey McDaniel, author of ³The Forgiveness Parade.²
³Sincere, twisted and violently romantic. One of the best poets in
³Read Derrick Brown and then go fly kites with people in the park. He
get in your head and rearrange your slang. Beware.²
- Aimee Bender, author of ³The Girl In The Flammable Skirt.²
³I love his work. It transcends my forced metaphors. It haunts me like
- Beau Sia, author of ³A Night Without Armor Two² and ³The Revenge.²
³Derrick summons up an experience reminiscent of radio theatre at it's
³Derrick is bizarre and funny.²
- Chuck Woolery, ³The Dating Game² said while Brown shook his hand