How the Body Works the Dark


How the Body Works the Dark is the new, long awaited collection of love poems from one of America’s most beloved touring poets, Derrick C. Brown. These haunting, funny, erotic love poems fit neatly into the canon of Brown’s quotable style. This book is the perfect way to say I need you now, right now.

Mostly written in the Channel Islands, Los Angeles, Texas, and Serenbe in the Chatahoochie Hills of Georgia, these poems are feisty and capture the human experience of being horny and beautiful at the same time. There is a yearning in these poems, a fire set bright that burns hotter than ever.

“Our love is a lake full of lightning.”

Edited by Leah Noble Davidson. Cover design by Zoe Norvell. Interior layout by Lea C. Deschenes.

86 pages, softcover (matte), 6 x 9 inches.

ISBN 978-1-945649-05-9

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Derrick C. Brown

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DERRICK c. BROWN is a comedian, poet and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country”, Write Bloody Publishing, which has launched over 112 books of poetry. He is the author of five books of poetry and three children’s books. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.” He is from Austin TX.