One of our favorite Texan
How the Body Works the Dark
by Derrick C. Brown
Not a Cult (2017)
One of our favorite Texan poets returns to The Wild Detectives with his new book of poems –love poems, apparently– How the Body Works the Dark.
He visited in 2015, along with poet and actress Amber Tamblyn, for one of the best poetry shows we’ve ever hosted. He was on fire! His poems are full of humor and truth and he engages with the audience in a way that forces them to re-consider their relationship with poetry forever afterward.
Derrick C. Brown is a 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 president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country,” Write Bloody Publishing, which has launched over 130 books of poetry. He is the author of seven books of poetry and three children’s books. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.” He is from Los Angeles, California.
Further Sounds, our experimental music series will follow Derrick’s event with the performances of Jacob Wick, Quartet Fandatan and Blendways. More info here.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas