Wisdom Teeth by Derrick Weston BrownWisdom Teeth by Derrick Weston Brown

Wisdom Teeth

byDerrick Weston Brown

Paperback | May 1, 2011

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This debut poetry collection reveals the ongoing internal and external reconstruction of an artist's life and environment, as told through a litany of forms and myriad voices. The poems represent the quintessence of urban DC life and redefine personal relationships, masculinity, race, and history. A readjustment of bite, humor, and perspective, this work channels everything from hip-hop and Toni Morrison to Snagglepuss and red giants to make way for a poetic eruption of wisdom.

Derrick Weston Brown holds an MFA in creative writing, from American University. He has studied poetry under Dr. Tony Medina at Howard University and Cornelius Eady at American University. He is a graduate of the Cave Canem Summer workshop for black poets and the VONA summer workshop. His work has appeared in such literary journals as ...
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Title:Wisdom TeethFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:136 pages, 7.5 × 5.5 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:May 1, 2011Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604864176

ISBN - 13:9781604864175

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"This brilliant first effort is akin to a mix tape, filled with nostalgic hip-hop references . . . a love letter from a grown man still much enamored of the youth culture today."  —Simone Jacobson, managing editor, Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture