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october, 2016

09octsunDerrick C. Brown – CANCELED7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Poetry Reading

Derrick Brown

Event Details


Uh-Oh. The Collected Poetry, Stories and Erotic Sass of Derrick C. Brown
by Derrick C. Brown
Write Bloody Publishing (2016)

Unfortunately, Derrick C. Brown, wont be able to perform at The Wild Detectives on Sunday. Sorry for any inconvenience this may caused.

Come join The WD in welcoming back Derek Brown. He will be performing his unorthodox poems and stories collected in Uh-Oh. If you come you will not only enjoy his always entertaining performance but you will also be treated to listening to features such as Brandon L Jackson, Gabe Mamola and Opalina Salas, as well. So, come listen to Derek Brown and all of his “erotic sass”.

Derrick C. Brown first discovered poetry in a foxhole when he was enlisted as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Heis the winner of the 2013 Texas book of the year Award. Brown began touring nationally with his poetry after his honorable discharge and has performed at over two thousand venues and universities, including national and international literary festivals such as Berlin Literature Festival, Glastonbury and AWP. He has toured with poets Anis Mojgani and Buddy Wakefield in the spoken word sensation known as the Poetry Revival, and with poet and actress Amber Tamblyn in a re-occurring show, The Lazers of Sexcellance.

Known for blending other art forms with poetry, a short film for his poem A Finger, Two Dots, Then Me won over 40 awards on the 2012 film festival circuit. In addition, two years ago, he wrote a poetic play titled Strange Light, commissioned by The Noord Nederlands Dans Group in Holland. The piece was performed by 14 dancers and accompanied by a live orchestra using music composed by fellow Americans, Emily Wells and Timmy Straw.

Brown has toured Europe opening for the band Cold War Kids, chronicled in the documentary poetry concert film You Belong Everywhere. He has collaborated, toured and performed with comedian David Cross, All Tomorrow’s Parties with The Flaming Lips, Delta Spirit, Richard Swift of The Shins and The Black Keys (poetry and music) and with painter Blaine Fontana.

Brown is known for being an innovator in curating unique and creative poetry adventures like the Double Decker Poetry Bus Party and poetry shows at sea for Poetry Cruise. Brown performed his poetry on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as for the Best American Contemporary Poetry Concert series, The Drums Inside Your Chest. He has curated literature festivals such as the Word x Word festival in Massachusetts.

Brown is a former weatherman and gondolier. He is the founder of Write Bloody Publishing, an independent book publisher in Austin, TX whose main principle is that all authors must tour and write as well on the page as they perform onstage. Write Bloody’s concept is that poets should tour and promote themselves like rock bands, and that the publisher should be the source of energy for the revitalization of live poetry in America.

Brandon L. Jackson
Poet, spoken word performer and self – published author, Brandon L. Jackson is a young writer who advocates self-love, love for others and healing through the power of expression. Now at the age of 26, Brandon has performed in and out of Texas, being called such things as “old soul” and “someone who’s existed here before.” An alumnus of Sam Houston State University, he is the author of two poetry book collections titled The Parts Medicine Can’t Reach and Somewhere Between Logic & Emotion with a third collection to release this year entitled From A Sky’s View.

Opalina Salas
Opalina Salas is a poet, a former Oak Cliff bookstore owner, an editor of femme lit zine, Let It Bleed, and creator and host of Poets on X+ reading series held in her beloved home of Oak Cliff TX. She has been a curator and hostess for many WordSpace events in Dallas and feels most at home on stage at any local open mic in her area. She is a regular contributor to The Mad Swirl, and was a featured performer at The Texas Beat Poetry Festival 2012, Forest Fest in Lamesa TX in 2011, and a participant in the first annual New Orleans Poetry Fest of 2016.

Gabe Mamola
Gabe Mamola is a local poet and an English PhD student at UT Arlington. You may be able to find him performing with the Bonehouse poetry group, Common Company, and Mad Swirl, but if not, he is either off on a vision quest or else grading papers somewhere.

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(Sunday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas