PRE ORDER AVAILABLE! Derrick Weston Brown is a writer and the poet-in-residence at Busboys and Poets bookstore and restaurant. His work has appeared in the New Orleans Time-Picayune and the Washington Post as well as in such literary journals as DrumVoices, Ginsoko, Mythium, and Warpland. He lives in Washington, DC.
This debut poetry collection reveals the ongoing internal and external reconstruction of an artist's life and environment, as told through a litany of forms and myriad voices. The poems represent the quintessence of urban DC life and redefine personal relationships, masculinity, race, and history. A readjustment of bite, humor, and perspective, this work channels everything from hip-hop and Toni Morrison to Snagglepuss and red giants to make way for a poetic eruption of wisdom.