Derrick Weston Brown holds an MFA in Creative Writing from American University. He is the founding Poet-In-Residence of Busboys and Poets. He also teaches Creative Writing to High school and Middle school students in D.C. His work has been published in such journals as, Warpland, Mythium, The Drunken Boat, Tidal Basin Review, Little Patuxent Review and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. His first full length collection of poetry entitled Wisdom Teeth was released in 2011 on Busboys and Poets Press/ PM Press. He has performed and read his poetry at such esteemed venues around the county; from the Nuyorican Poets Café The Bowery, and NYU in New York City, to Beyond Baroque In Los Angeles California. He was also the Writer-In-Residence of Howard County Maryland for the 2012-2013 academic year. He is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and resides in Mount Rainier, Maryland.