Dominic “Nerd” McDonald, the 2022 DC Poet Project winner, is the author of, I’d Rather Be Called a Nerd, a memoir-in-poems that fearlessly details the author’s intersecting experiences of repression and self-development. The intersecting worlds of hip hop, higher education, and literature combine in this book as an anthem for nerds everywhere.
"McDonald shines brightly and lights the path for those who will walk it next." - Susan Scheid, author of After Enchantment
This book is currently available for pre-sale and will ship on the publication date, December 1, 2022.
"Dominic McDonald sets expectations high and proceeds to smash them consistently." - Dwayne Lawson-Brown, author of Breaking the Blank
Dominic “Nerd” McDonald is a Black entrepreneur and spoken word artist from various cities in Los Angeles, California. He has put his views on growing up in the inner city between two households, Hip Hop music, being a social outcast, college experiences, and more, into poetry, screen plays, and magazine articles. His passion comes from serving the community, especially through the arts. By writing from his heart and what he sees and hears, he hopes to be a “change agent” for the unheard. His journey led him to the DC Metro area six year ago, where he spreads influential messages and supports others who walk the same path.
The cover art is (c) Wesley Clark, used by permission.