Poem: Voice From the South

A poem about where I’m from and where I ain’t from and ever’where in-between.

I shall be performing this piece tonight at Sit-a-Spell coffeehouse. Come join the fun.

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About derekberry

Derek Berry co-hosts and organizes Charleston youth-centered poetry movement The UnSpoken Word which features a variety of upcoming and established slam poets in various Charleston venues. The UnSpoken Word attempts to give voice to a variety of experiences and implement art to enact changes in coalition local activist movements, most notably the queer community. He also performs in venues and competes in slams across the US. He is a spoken word poet, a photographer's assistant, and a Political Science student at the College of Charleston. He worked as a journalist and columnist for Verge magazine for two years based out of Augusta, GA. He was the first winner of the 827's Holy City Slam. Derek recently published his first chapbook Skinny Dipping with Strangers and released his first spoken word album Perfect Nights, produced by Smohn Jith Studios. The publication of his novel Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County is also forthcoming through PRA Publishing. Derek Berry has absolutely no clue what he might do with his life, but he's going to make a damn difference.

Posted on October 26, 2011, in Blogging, career, Cool Posts, Internet, Language, Poems, Poetry, Word Salad, writer, Writing, Young Poets for Change and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Awesome! Have a blast at your performance tonight! :)

  2. Well aren’t you just cute as a bug Derek Berry! Enjoyed your rhythm and rhyme. Thanks for the giggle.

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