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John Dorsey

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John Dorsey
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John Dorsey
Birth Date November 27, 1976
Birthplace Hawaii
Language English
Citizenship American

John Dorsey (b. 27 November 1976) is an American poet, playwright, newspaper journalist, and screenwriter. Since 2005, he has been a journalist for the Toledo Free Press interviewing celebrities such as Ted Nugent and Rikki Lake. He has written the regular poetry column GLASS CITY MUSE since October 2010 and currently serves as editor of their Star Poetry page.


[edit] Biography

[edit] Early life and education

Dorsey was born in a military hospital in Hawaii on November 27, 1976. The eldest son of John V. Dorsey Jr. and Donna Dorsey, he was raised in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, and graduated from Hempfield Area Senior High School in 1995. He also graduated from the University of the Arts in 2002, with a B.F.A. in Writing for Film and Television. Born with cerebral palsy, John has actively spoken to help raise awareness for those with disabilities. He has a younger brother named Jason.

[edit] Literary career

Dorsey’s first published credit as a poet came in 1992. His work has since appeared in hundreds of small press and academic journals and anthologies. He has authored a number of collections of poetry and has received multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize.

He has read at many different venues around the globe. With S.A. Griffin and the late Scott Wannberg, he performed as part of the NOW: New Word Order in 2005, with Griffin, Wannberg, and Ellyn Maybe in 2006 as the Deciders, and with Griffin, Wannberg, and with David Smith as The Rebels without Applause in 2007. In 2007, he also served as Co-Editor of Numbskull Sutra: The Selected, Collected, and Rejected Poems of S.A. Griffin, with David Smith, Rank Stranger Press.

Dorsey has also worked extensively in both theater and film. His first play, Moon Magnets was produced Off-Broadway at the Producer’s Club in NYC in 2001 by Paladin Music & Entertainment. The play featured indie film personalities David M. Zuber and Rebecca Lovett.

A second play was published by Zygote In My Coffee in 2004. After many years of working with film producers such as Ned Stuart of Lang Syne Films, Theron Fairchild of Artlander Productions, and the late Rodney Dangerfield, his first feature length motion picture, Buffalo Diamonds was produced in 2011 by Paladin Knight Pictures under the direction of long-time friend and collaborator Christopher Lance. The film is based on an original short produced by Mr. Dorsey and is currently in post-production.

[edit] Select Works

[edit] Poetry

  • poem for chrissy, The Man Cave, Outsider Writers Collective and Press (June 2009)

[edit] Interviews

[edit] Reviews

[edit] Video Poetry

[edit] Further Reading

[edit] Notes and references

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