Derrick Brown brings honesty in his metaphor, and presents his love poems with raw grit. Simultaneously a warm embrace, and a sucker-punch, as every collection of love poems should be. — From Amy's Picks (page 2)
HOW THE BODY WORKS THE DARK is the new, long awaited collection of love poems from one of America's most beloved touring poets, Derrick C. Brown. These haunting, funny, erotic love poems fit neatly into the canon of Brown's quotable style. This book is the perfect way to say I need you now, right now. Mostly written in the Channel Islands, Los Angeles, Texas, and Serenbe Develpoment in the Chattahoochee Hills of Georgia, these poems are feisty and capture the human experience of being horny and beautiful at the same time. There is a yearning in these poems, a fire set bright that burns hotter than ever. "Our love is a lake full of lightning.