Last Monday night, I performed in Charleston again for the first time in months. Unfortunately, we did not video tape both poems, but we managed to capture the last poem: an ode about the relationship between poetry and alcohol called “A Triathlon for Beached Whales.” Before I begin to poem, you hear the last few lines of “Spirit of the Bear.” Enjoy.
Published by 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. View all posts by Derek Berry