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David Brown

David Brown was born, on September 18,1981 and raised in Staten Island, New York. He now resides in New Jersey. Brown started writing poetry at the age of 17. In the summer of '99, a month after he graduated from high school, Brown was inspired to write after reading and studying a poem called "Mother To Son" by Langston Hughes, and was surprised by his own creativity.
David knew that he wanted to do something that one did not hear about. In August, before he left for college, he performed at an open mic event for the first time and did a good job. It was then that David knew that he wanted to write poetry as a hobby. As a result, David has been published in newspapers, nominated as "Poet Of The Year" in 2000. David also became a semi-finalist in poetry contests, and has been published in books by poetry.com.