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). More recently he has published a limited-edition chapbook titled Dying like Dogs, published by Tangerine Press. He is the current Poet Laureate of Belle, MO. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DH: When did you start writing poetry? When was your first collection published?