Dear Hipsters,

I was awkward and nerdy before being awkward and nerdy was cool. You want to know what’s embarrassing? I’m so behind the trends that I didn’t even know what a hipster was until it was uncool to be one. Yeah, true that. But I get you. Act weird and wear weird clothing. Do whatever. I like to act weird too, but I don’t do it for fun. And some people have to shop at Goodwill so don’t try to make it into your own personal Mark Jacobs. That is all.



P.S. I hope this post is ironic enough for you.




About Derek Berry

Derek Berry is a novelist and spoken word poet. Derek is the author of Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County (PRA Publishing, 2016). He co-founded and organizes The Unspoken Word, a literary non-profit based out of Charleston, SC, which provides an intendent home for the poetic arts through regular readings, workshops, and community fundraisers. He is on the Executive Board of the Charleston Poetry Festival, the inaugural production of which will be Fall 2017. His work has appeared in The Southern Tablet, Cattywampus, Charleston Currents, Illuminations, RiverSedge, and other journals.He has performed in venues across the United States and Germany. He has worked as a photographer’s assistant, busboy, and bookseller. He currently works at a curation facility for Cold War History.

Posted on December 15, 2011, in Controversy, Word Salad, writer, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Antigone's Clamor

    Brilliant! 😉

  2. I suppose the true mark of a hipster is the intention of the look. Is it an expression of one’s self or an expression of some image one thinks one should look like. Be authentic. Isn’t that what you’re trying to say? And nothing says authentic more like a purchase from a Goodwill store (in my book). 😉

    • I suppose authenticy is fine and dandy, but the goal of a hipster is to be pompous about it. Like, I’m wearing weird clothing, so that means I’m a better person that you.

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