Born in the Year of the Butterfly Knife

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This best-selling collection from Derrick C. Brown includes early works, prose and hit poems such as “The Kurosawa Champagne,” “The Chinese Elevator," “Pleased to Meet You Yellow, My Name is Blue,” and “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me,” which was turned into an award-winning short film of the same name.

"A wit as sharp as Sedaris, a sensibility as poignant as Sexton, Brown manages to blur the lines between poet and cult writer with remarkable ease and grace. Brown's poetry and performance redefines what is considered great contemporary American Poetry."


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