CHURCH OF THE BROKEN AXE HANDLE
The poetry video for my poem "Church of the Broken Axe Handle" from my book Scandalabra.
A FINGER, TWO DOTS THEN ME
Filmmakers The Holechek Brothers won over 50 short film awards for their take on Derrick’s classic space poem.
Filmmaker Adam Coleman goes to the dark side and tames the sweetness from Derrick’s poem, "Our Love is a Lake Full of Lightning" from his book How the Body Works the Dark.
HOW THE JELLYFISH WISHES
Illustrator Frank Scott Kruger told Derrick that this poem made him pack up and venture off into South America. It is perfect. From Uh-Oh and I Love You Is Back.
Derrick was the opening act for the band Cold War Kids for a few tours. Here is a sweet captured moment from a 2007 tour of Derrick and Cold War Kids performing together.
This story is totally true and totally stupid.
From Uh-Oh, this excerpt from "Night Swimmers" is based on a poem where Derrick imagines the narrator is talking to Derrick as Alec Baldwin from Glengarry Glenross.
ALL HAIL THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
Derrick’s family is from Texas, where Derrick lived for many years, in Austin. It is a special landscape.
YOU BELONG EVERYWHERE - TRAILER
Filmmaker Stephen Latty made a documentary about Derrick dealing with the strangeness of opening up for rock bands and comedians. Filmed while living and writing in the woods of Nashville, Tennessee. This is the trailer.