“The High Wire’s Burden” at East Bay Meeting House

Last Monday, I performed “The High Wire’s Burden” for the first time at East Bay Meeting House. Below is a video from the open mic. I will also include a link to the original text. Further poems will be uploaded in the coming days, weeks, and months, of course, including two video versions of the poem “Halitus” which I performed on Monday and will again perform tonight.

If you want to read the text of the poem, check it out here: https://derekberry.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/the-high-wires-burden/

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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 August 28, 2013, in Childhood, Open Mic Wrap-Ups, Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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