Thanks for the Night, Mind Gravy!

Last night I performed a 30-minute set of spoken word poems at the Columbia poetry venue Mind Gravy, located at the Black Drip coffee house. The venue incidentally sold some incredibly tasty coffee.

The night featured also musician Tonya Tyner, whom you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/tonyatyner

Find info on the poetry night here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindgravy/

I’ve posted some photos below, taken by Leslie C. Gilroy of Columbia, SC.

 

Getting warmed up.
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Going in.

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A very emotional performance of “Daniel” with Cait Cox on the guitar.

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Cait Cox and myself performing our group piece “Scream.” You can see how sweaty and exhausted I had become by that poem. I was still going in, though.

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Leslie snapped a pic of my CD!

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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 May 15, 2014, in Open Mic Wrap-Ups, Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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