Friday, November 14

See Poetry Like Never Before With Derrick Brown On November 22

Derrick Brown is something of a wordsmith. Which is a good thing, because it makes his poetry and live readings that much more entertaining. Brown has toured with Eugene Mirman and Amber Tamblyn, and Jake Gyllenhaal just read one of Brown's poems at a fundraiser.

Brown is reading at the Off Center Theater in Austin on Saturday, November 22 to promote his new book, Our Poison Horse. Brown got into poetry while in a foxhole when he was enlisted as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. It was clearly a good call, as his most recent collection, Strange Light, won the 2013 Texas Book of the Year Award. Combining music, humor, stories and poetry, his live performances are something worth checking out. Enjoy a sample below:

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