The Art of Derek Dohren

painting, writing, photography

waspinmycockpit

Wasp in My Cockpit

My second poetry collection, published by Black Eyes Publishing UK, in November 2020.


  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Black Eyes Publishing UK (13 November 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1913195139
  • ISBN-13: 978-1913195137

Available for purchase here via Amazon 

Testimonials for WiMC ...


Martin Driscoll, Director/Design Head at Worcestershire Lit Fest & Fringe: “So, lucky reader, you are in for a rare treat, if you know Derek’s work it won’t disappoint but if he is a new name to you then buckle up and prepare to be transported (by bus probably!)… Derek is a wonderful writer and performer, a popular performer at our Worcester based Speakeasy open mic poetry and spoken word events and is always a worthy, witty, spellbinding and charming headliner… He can be as direct as a ransom note or spin out surreal tales that take you on a long journey but either way, he delivers without fail.”


Suz Winspear, Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2016-17: “Derek Dohren takes us with wit and insight on a journey from daily reality into a realm of the weirdly surreal. You've never been on a bus-ride quite like this!”


Z D Dicks, Gloucester poet laureate and founder of the Gloucestershire Poetry Society, Editor of Apex Poetry: “In this collection Dohren reveals his shaft of light, his eye as a painter, which he uses to capture emotions. Dohren is an expert at creating big narratives and then slapping them down with mundane humour. In this collection expect the universe to be questioned, swans, romance and a prospective love interest (but she already has a boyfriend called Kevin).”