Derrick Engoy

is creating Poetry and Podcasts for Your Spiritual Growth

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You'll also help support some of the costs that keep the "Breathe: Faith and Creativity" Podcast going.

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Everyone at this level and above will get exclusive access to one - two brand new poem(s) a month; including multiple haiku. These monthly pieces will be exclusive to the Patreon community and won't even be included in my performance sets or future books. Meaning: you, within this community, will truly have original pieces that are for your eyes only. 

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Hey there! I'm so excited to be here, and excited to have you here too. 

For those I've yet to have been given the privilege of meeting, my name is Derrick Engoy. I'm a pastor, writer, poet, and podcast host. I'm a firm believer that words are meant to bring truth and life to people, rather than being used to destroy one another.

If you're new to Patreon and are wondering what you stumbled upon, it is a crowd-funding system that lets you make a monthly pledge of different levels and categories in an effort to gain exclusive access to my creative art. What do you get, besides my eternal gratitude? Everything from a heartfelt thanks, exclusive poems, deals on upcoming book releases, as well as, naming credits on future publications.

What your pledges will be used for:
  • Greater accessibility
  • Curating Poetry and Spoken Word events
  • Publishing more material, more often
  • Producing audio versions of my work
  • Monthly support for the "Breathe: Faith and Creativity" Podcast

At the end of the day, it wouldn't exist without you.
It's about bringing this art to you and building a community around Poetry and Spoken Word.
My work is really about you.

More about me...
I discovered a passion for creative writing in the early 90s as a young striving Hip-Hop artist; making beats and mixed tapes with an underground crew in the Los Angeles area. I was first introduced to Spoken Word in 1994 while watching a special poetry edition of “MTV Unplugged.” Heavily influenced by an amalgamation of Rakim, The Roots, Aceyalone, Rage Against the Machine and Saul Williams, I went on to be one of the two frontmen of an 8-piece Long Beach Hip-Hop band called Elements Live. The band went on to perform for nearly a decade; headlining at venues such as The Roxy, The Conga Room and Lollapalooza, as well as, making an appearance on the World Famous KROQ (106.7 FM) as Jed the Fish’s Catch of the Day.

Since leaving the band, my creative focus has solely been geared toward written Poetry and Spoken Word.

I released my first book, “I’m Bored With Christianity,” in 2006, and my second book, “Verbal Paintings;” a collection of poems, was released in 2008. My third book, “66: The I AM in Me,” is a collection of sixty-six pieces that focuses on the profound power of Love and it was released in 2012. My fourth publication called “Breathe;” a chapbook of brand new Poems, was released in 2017 and became the catalyst for the "Breathe: Faith and Creativity" Podcast.

In addition to my own projects, I'm on the leadership team of The Definitive Soap Box, the largest running open mic in the Long Beach area and founders of the Long Beach Poetry Slam. I am also the Lead Pastor at The Branch in Long Beach, California. 

Finally, I am happily married with three kids. My wife, Marissa, is also a creative who has a spectacular singing voice and an eye for living art. She is known in the succulent world as Good Morning Cactus. Our boys love to keep us busy with basketball, learning how to cook and getting sun burnt at the beach.

Lastly, I understand that not all of my fans can afford to support monetarily. If you like what I'm doing, but can’t afford to help directly, please take a few minutes and share this on social media so I can gather support and keep going.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 22 exclusive posts
Audio releases
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 22 exclusive posts
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