Synopses & Reviews
Derrick Brown's long awaited new collection of poetry and prose, Scandalabra, is a book that boils with true grit Americana, sensual power and black oceanic wildness. About.com rated his newest collection 'Scandalabra' as one of the top poetry books of 2009. Written at sea aboard a fishing vessel and in the hills of Tennessee, these poems roar in six unique sections never before seen from this acclaimed writer.
Derrick Brown's newest collection of award winning prose and poetry, Scandalabra, has been receiving critical acclaim: I wish I had written, Patience. I mean written it down on paper. I've thought it to myself several times in different countries, but now Derrick has re-earned my trust after initially losing it by titling his book with a pun. -Comedian David Cross Derrick C. Brown basically rules. I want to read this book over and over again. - Elizabeth Kiefer, UR Chicago Drenched in a spotlight and alone onstage, Derrick wooed huge venues of drunken hecklers, college kids, and hipsters alike into listening to poetry at a rock show. Quite the accomplishment. Brown is leading a revolution to inject poetry, both written and spoken, with the raucous and booze-infused spirit of rocknroll. - Sara Graham, Venuszine He is one of America's greatest unknown literary talents. Derrick has blown honesty and humor into the darkness and has somehow made poetry cool again. -Nylon Magazine
Brown is leading a revolution to inject poetry, both written and spoken, withthe raucous and booze-infused spirit of rock'n'roll.--Sara Graham.