Derek Berry has been a spoken word poet, photographer’s assistant, impromptu lecturer, political science student, and coffee enthusiast. Born in Aiken, South Carolina, he has been writing since he could hold a pencil. He began writing and performing poetry in 2010 at venues in Augusta, GA. He has since published poetry in Poetry Matter’s 2011 Power of Words and 2012 Poetry Diversified anthology. He published fiction in this 2011 edition of The Inkling. He worked for two years as a journalist for Augusta’s Verge magazine. He currently resides in Charleston, SC, and performs at cafes, art collectives, and bars in the area.
He recently released a chapbook called Skinny Dipping with Strangers and a spoken word album titled Perfect Nights.