Former paratrooper and current poet Derrick Brown performed at The Rose Room on Feb. 12.
His show featuring music, comedy, road stories and readings was a brief peek into the strange and wonderful mind of one of America's most thrilling literary talents. By the end of the show, as Brown's voice crescendoed during a conversation with God in his poem, "A Finger, Two Dots, Then Me," there wasn't a dry eye in the house or a belly that wasn't still aching from laughter. Brown promised a unique poetry experience, and he delivered in spades.
If you weren't there, you missed out something fierce. But BW took a video camera to give you a taste. Sadly, the video doesn't come remotely close to capturing the experience, but hopefully it's enough of an amuse bouche that you'll be sure to sit down for a full meal of Brown if and when he returns to Boise.