About the author
I’m a 7’9″ male. I like to fly kites and drink fine wine. At the same time.
I’m a haiku enthusiast. Even the Japanese kind.
Other hobbies of mine include new-age banjo music, shark-jumping, bare-knuckle boxing with bears, the flugal horn, beet cultivation, ab-building, bacon artistry, professional corn-holing, self-pity, base jumping, polar bear dipping, salsa dancing, bus riding, saving African children from various diseases and wild carnivorous plants with my bare hands, and Sudoku puzzles.
Okay… I admit. I lied about the Sudoku. I suck at Sudoku.
Derek Berry 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. 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 has been performing as a spoken word poet for four years in various cities. He has published in the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Poetry Matters anthology and published short fiction with The Inkling. 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 is also forthcoming.
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