Sizzling Events NOT to Be Missed! Poet/Writer Derrick Brown Shares, KTown Night Market + Fig@7th !
Derrick Brown is often referred to as a “modern day Kerouc”. He visits LA THIS WEEK to celebrate his HALLOWEEN scheduled book release with some live performances! These killer performances include Derrick Brown’s signature poetry, music and comedy (His humor is quirky and twisted but oh so good. Watch some here)
October 23– LOS ANGELES with KRISTIN SCHAAL and KURT BRAUNOHLER at Bootleg Theater
October 24– LONG BEACH- with JAY BUCHANAN of Rival Sons at Expo Arts Center
4321 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807
“There’s something that happens when you read Derrick Brown, a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words. When you read “Strange Light,” when you read any of his work really, or when you have the fantastic fortune to watch him perform it in person, you yourself are a bit more alive.”
-New York Times
“…one of the freshest and most moving poets you will ever see.”
-Austin American Statesman
“A wit as sharp as Sedaris, a sensibility as poignant as Sexton, Brown manages to blur the lines between cult writer and poet with remarkable ease and grace.”
“He is probably one of America’s greatest unknown literary talents. Derrick has blown honesty and humor into the darkness and has somehow made poetry cool again.”
Our Poison Horse is the newest poetry collection released by Derrick C. Brown. Brown is the winner of the Texas Book of The Year Prize, 2013.
Brown has been known as one of the most touring, well-traveled living poets in America. He has based his whole writing career on changing peoples minds about poetry and he feels a quality, unforgettable live experience that blends humor, music, stories and moving poetry can achieve that.
Derrick Brown told himself he needed a ten-year hiatus from writing poetry when he felt the well of creativity had dried up. Two years ago, he wrote a one-hour long ‘poetic play’ called Strange Light, commissioned by The Noord Nederlands Dans Group in Holland. The piece was performed by 14 dancers and accompanied by a live orchestra using music composed by fellow Americans, Emily Wells and Timmy Straw. While he was working on a new libretto for Wayne State University in Detroit, he was set up in a seemingly pastoral country setting, where, as Brown says, “an unexpected, incredible war broke out, such bright, massive storms, snakes, guns, howling wind, hard sun: all kinds of poems gushed forth. I gave in to the process and my best work to date was born, this will be my fifth book.”
Our Poison Horse touches on more autobiography than the romantic and fantastical that was so present in his past work. In Derrick Brown’s words:
“I found a poetry in the real events that shaped or broke me. Every morning, I would quiet down, stare out into the field where we were watching our neighbors horse, a horse that was poisoned with pesticide by some local boys, a horse with massive scars all down its body from it’s skin peeling from the poison sprayed upon it maliciously by some bastard kids. I watched the horse slowly heal and finally it began to come to me, trusting me and would eat carrots. Something about that horse, Lacey, about it not trusting me and then warming up pulled something out that I didn’t know I was ready for. There is a theme that in beauty filled places, you will find horror, and gratefully, the reverse is true.”
Derrick Brown will be performing in several cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Portland OR, Los Angeles and Austin. The book will be available for pre-sale on Sept 5th in Philly, September 12th, in Providence, RI and then the 19th in NYC, and will officially be out and available internationally on Halloween, October 31, 2014. More details on Derrick Brown’s live events and celebrations around Our Poison Horse can be found at brownpoetry.com.
Derrick Brown Official Website: http://brownpoetry.com
Derrick Brown on Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/derrickbrown
Derrick Brown on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/derrickbrownpoetr
For the adults kids in all of us:
KTown NIGHT MARKET!!
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM – to -Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM (PDT)
6th Street – Koreatown (between Mariposa & Berendo)
3500 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Perfect for kids and the entire family
Friday, October 31 Celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos at FIGat7th
In the spirit of Halloween and Día de los Muertos, makeup artists will be creating FREE unique sugar skull face paintings on anyone who visits the HERDEZ® Brand booth located in front of TASTE at FIGat7th.
Time: 10-4 PM
Location: FIGat7th – 735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
FIGat7th Eateries & Restaurants:
Loteria Grill, Indus by Saffron, The Melt, City Tavern, Twist & Grill, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Pazzo Gelato, New Moon Café, Gentaro Soba, Mendocino Farms, Oleego by Park¹s BBQ, George’s Greek Grill, The Flying Pig Café, The Pizza Studio, Torta Company, Morton’s Steakhouse, California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks Coffee
FIGat7th Shopping & Amenities:
ZARA, H&M, City Target, Gold’s Gym, Sport Chalet, Yolanda Aguilar Beauty Institute & Spa, LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Bath & Body Works, MAC Cosmetics, L’Occitane en Provence