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Derek Berry



Derek Berry is a native of Aiken, S.C. He has worked as a photographers assistant, and for two years as a columnist for Verge Magazine. Berry has been a featured poet for readings throughout Southeastern United States including performances as a Spoken Word/Slam Competitor for over four years.

Berry has been published in the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Poetry Matters anthology where he has taken top literary prizes. Berry recently published his first chapbook Skinny Dipping with Strangers in 2013 and released his first spoken word album Perfect Nights, in 2014 which he co- produced with  Smohn Jith Studios. Berry work can also be found in The Inkling in short story form. Berry currently resides in his hometown of Aiken, S.C. He is a 2015 graduate of the College of Charleston.                           

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