Derek Berry is a poet & novelist living in South Carolina. They are the author of the forthcoming poetry chapbook "Good Ghost: Alive & Intact" and the novel "Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County." Their work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Glint Journal, K'in, Lemonstar Magazine, armorallo, and elsewhere. They are the founder of Charleston-based literary non-profit The Unspoken Word, edits poetry for Good Juju Review, and is co-host of the Contribute Your Verse podcast. They work in a historic curation facility & were once reprogrammed from an old arcade pinball machine into something resembling human.