Derrick Brown, winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year Award for Poetry, is not only an author of five books of poetry but the president of Write Bloody Publishing recognized by Forbes Magazine as “one of the best independent poetry presses in the country”. Last Tuesday, Patreon, a venue located in the Mission District in San Francisco that allows artists to obtain funding for their work, opened it’s doors for a riveting and all-absorbing performance by Derrick Brown and his contemporaries, Jason Bayani and Annelyse Gelman. The night turned from tears, to laughter, to stunning awe moments as these poets performed with their hearts on their sleeves.
It’s moments like these that keep the inspiration flowing as we continue to work on our 10th edition of Matchbox Magazine! Below you can see our Poetry Editor and Financial Advisor getting a signed copy of Brown’s latest book, Our Poison Horse, available at writebloody.com.
Jason Bayani, jasonbayani.com
Derrick Brown, brownpoetry.com
Originally published on 11/2015