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Film buffs have George Romero. TV nerds have "The Walking Dead." Fiction fans have World War Z. Now, a cross-section of some of the best contemporary poets from the stage and the page rise up and shamble their way through an anthology of post-apocalyptic zombie poetry edited by Write Bloody author and GeekWeek.com personality Rob "Ratpack Slim" Sturma. Funny, creepy, shock Film buffs have George Romero. TV nerds have "The Walking Dead." Fiction fans have World War Z. Now, a cross-section of some of the best contemporary poets from the stage and the page rise up and shamble their way through an anthology of post-apocalyptic zombie poetry edited by Write Bloody author and GeekWeek.com personality Rob "Ratpack Slim" Sturma. Funny, creepy, shocking, and even poignant, this collection challenges award winning authors like Scott Woods, Laura Yes Yes, and Khary Jackson to shake the dust off of old conventions, pull the triggers on their imaginations, and...Aim For The Head.


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Film buffs have George Romero. TV nerds have "The Walking Dead." Fiction fans have World War Z. Now, a cross-section of some of the best contemporary poets from the stage and the page rise up and shamble their way through an anthology of post-apocalyptic zombie poetry edited by Write Bloody author and GeekWeek.com personality Rob "Ratpack Slim" Sturma. Funny, creepy, shock Film buffs have George Romero. TV nerds have "The Walking Dead." Fiction fans have World War Z. Now, a cross-section of some of the best contemporary poets from the stage and the page rise up and shamble their way through an anthology of post-apocalyptic zombie poetry edited by Write Bloody author and GeekWeek.com personality Rob "Ratpack Slim" Sturma. Funny, creepy, shocking, and even poignant, this collection challenges award winning authors like Scott Woods, Laura Yes Yes, and Khary Jackson to shake the dust off of old conventions, pull the triggers on their imaginations, and...Aim For The Head.

30 review for Born in the Year of the Butterfly Knife: Collected Poetry and Prose of Derrick C. Brown

  1. 4 out of 5

    Peacegal

    This book caught my attention thanks to its awesome title. Most of the poetry is entertaining, but I think the author may be trying to be too trendy for his own good. From the Tarantino-esque cover to the rock-star credentials, this book seems to be just dying to be stuffed in a hipster’s messenger bag.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Becky Barstein

    I can’t count the number of times I’ve read this collection or shared it with friends. It’s been with me since 16 and beyond. There is something here for you and any point in your life. Thank you for this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Meesh

    Brilliant anthology. My favorite poems are "Angels that Leak," "A Finger & Two Dots" & "To the Lightning Teachers." Love him! Brilliant anthology. My favorite poems are "Angels that Leak," "A Finger & Two Dots" & "To the Lightning Teachers." Love him!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Brian Murray

    Derrick Brown's poetry is so visual and aurally delicious. His work is beautiful. Derrick Brown's poetry is so visual and aurally delicious. His work is beautiful.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Klara

    "Across town he sits up in bed, says, ‘You bring the dirt, I’ll bring the shovels. You warn the heavens, I’ll tell the others.’ " - from 'The Chinese Elevator' "Across town he sits up in bed, says, ‘You bring the dirt, I’ll bring the shovels. You warn the heavens, I’ll tell the others.’ " - from 'The Chinese Elevator'

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ronnie Stephens

    This book is so incredible that I've actually purchased 6 copies over the last six years. I bought my first copy way back in 2004, during the Lasers of Sexcellance tour. I loved it so much, I lent it to a friend and never saw it again, so I bought another copy. I lent that copy to a pretty girl a few years later and she held it hostage, so I ordered her a copy of her own. She took both and told me that I'd have to marry her to get them back - so I did! Since then, we've bought and given copies a This book is so incredible that I've actually purchased 6 copies over the last six years. I bought my first copy way back in 2004, during the Lasers of Sexcellance tour. I loved it so much, I lent it to a friend and never saw it again, so I bought another copy. I lent that copy to a pretty girl a few years later and she held it hostage, so I ordered her a copy of her own. She took both and told me that I'd have to marry her to get them back - so I did! Since then, we've bought and given copies away to most anyone in need of a good poetry collection. This book really has something for everyone. If you don't know much about Brown, he's been running the poetry community like a rockstar for close to a decade. This collection brings together the best poems from his first three or four collections, so every page is filled with some of his best writing. Wonderfully weird and awkward. If you've ever, in your whole life, liked a poem, you'll love this book. And if you've never read a poem you enjoyed, this book will change you. No lie.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mar

    This book was my first taste of Derrick Brown. I have now gone on to read several of his other works, except for his newest entitled "Strange Light" which I will be purchasing post-haste. His poetry changed the way I see poetry. It was like getting a radical whack upside the head in terms of how to speak things into the atmosphere. I enjoy many types of poetic form but his diction was unlike anything I had ever read before. It made me want to go out and write and bleed and yell and express every This book was my first taste of Derrick Brown. I have now gone on to read several of his other works, except for his newest entitled "Strange Light" which I will be purchasing post-haste. His poetry changed the way I see poetry. It was like getting a radical whack upside the head in terms of how to speak things into the atmosphere. I enjoy many types of poetic form but his diction was unlike anything I had ever read before. It made me want to go out and write and bleed and yell and express everything I was thinking to the world. Isn't that what poetry's main goal is anyway? He is definitely worth the read. It's not actually hype carrying him along. It's a gift. There isn't a soul I wouldn't recommend his work to. I think anyone, whether you be a poetry conoisseur or not, will gain something from his words. Also check out Anis Mojgani and Buddy Wakefield because they will also rock your brain out about as much as he does.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Schumacher

    I can't say that I'm a big poetry fan. But I was given this book by a friend, and most of the poems were fantastic. Brown is so current and relatable. Just little stories about love, death, success and failure. My only problem with this book, and maybe poetry in general, is when I just don't understand what the author is talking about in some of the poems. Maybe I'm just not smart enough to understand the imagery or metaphors behind the meaning, or maybe it was intentionally vague, but some poem I can't say that I'm a big poetry fan. But I was given this book by a friend, and most of the poems were fantastic. Brown is so current and relatable. Just little stories about love, death, success and failure. My only problem with this book, and maybe poetry in general, is when I just don't understand what the author is talking about in some of the poems. Maybe I'm just not smart enough to understand the imagery or metaphors behind the meaning, or maybe it was intentionally vague, but some poems I had no idea what I was reading about. These were the poems I spent the most time with trying to figure out, but they were appreciated much less. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was the first time I really dived into a full book of poetry and Derrick Brown is someone that I would like to read more of.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    The book that won me over to the Derrick Brown cult here in So. Cal, the spoken-word shamman of low-rent high romance, word and love drunk. I'm addicted to Derrick Brown. He's bypassed the too-cool ironic stance of many a young hipster and gone straight for the real flowing blood--yet he's funny enough for standup. The book that won me over to the Derrick Brown cult here in So. Cal, the spoken-word shamman of low-rent high romance, word and love drunk. I'm addicted to Derrick Brown. He's bypassed the too-cool ironic stance of many a young hipster and gone straight for the real flowing blood--yet he's funny enough for standup.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Conor

    derrick brown is a god. a gift for the lusty romantics. there are so many beautiful aspects to explore. he is a rockstar; an entertainer; a discoverer. essentially, this book is why you joined goodreads. to bring you to this book. check out the indie publisher derrick created and owns at writebloody.com he has great taste!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Chris LaMay-West

    If you like things that burn with truth and are unafraid to look ugly in the process, Brown's poetry might be for you. The rest of my review can be found here: http://chris-west.blogspot.com/2012/0... If you like things that burn with truth and are unafraid to look ugly in the process, Brown's poetry might be for you. The rest of my review can be found here: http://chris-west.blogspot.com/2012/0...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Abi Inman

    I liked it! The Narnia one was one of my favorites. “As Mayor of Narnia, I will declare a day of common sense On behalf of North American waiters everywhere. If you can’t tip 15-20% Then you don’t get to go out to eat” -Come Alive, Derrick C. Brown

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    My absolute favorite book of poetry.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    This is the first poetry book I've ever read in my 23 years on this planet. All I can say is I liked it, but I'm not sure I understood it. I think that's what poetry is supposed to do though. This is the first poetry book I've ever read in my 23 years on this planet. All I can say is I liked it, but I'm not sure I understood it. I think that's what poetry is supposed to do though.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Derrick Brown is awesome! Google him- find his job as a weather man- funny!

  16. 4 out of 5

    J Chadwick

    Beautiful, romantic, and hilarious poetry from slam poet Derrick C. Brown. (Two particular favorites of mine are "Pleased to Meet You Yellow, My Name Is Blue" and "A Finger, Two Dots, Then Me.") Beautiful, romantic, and hilarious poetry from slam poet Derrick C. Brown. (Two particular favorites of mine are "Pleased to Meet You Yellow, My Name Is Blue" and "A Finger, Two Dots, Then Me.")

  17. 5 out of 5

    Garrett Weinholtz

    Absolutely loved this collection. It's the first Write Bloody book I've read and it will not be the last. Absolutely loved this collection. It's the first Write Bloody book I've read and it will not be the last.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

    derrick brown rocks!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    The book was given to me by a friend and I loved it! As always, I'm torn with the four or five star rating thing, but I highly recommend it. This guy has some off-the-wall, crazy poetry. The book was given to me by a friend and I loved it! As always, I'm torn with the four or five star rating thing, but I highly recommend it. This guy has some off-the-wall, crazy poetry.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Holly

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Lindsay

  23. 5 out of 5

    Erin

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dan Naponiello

  25. 4 out of 5

    Susie

  26. 4 out of 5

    James Mullard

  27. 5 out of 5

    Claudia

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mackenzie

  29. 5 out of 5

    Roah Beisinger

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bridgett Pride

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