John Dorsey lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw's Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015), Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press, 2017). His most recent publication is a limited-edition chapbook titled Dying like Dogs, published by Tangerine Press The address is http://thetangerinepress.com/ He is the current Poet Laureate of Belle, MO. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He may be reached at mailto:email@example.com.
When did you start writing poetry? When was your first collection published?
JD: I started writing very bad poetry about 30 years ago. My first collection, which contained much of that early work, was published in 1995 by Jesse Poet Publications, and was entitled When It's Over and Other Poems. Read more.