Visiting poets John Dorsey and Victor Clevenger read at ORGANIC BOOKS!
John Dorsey is nationally known as prominent in the “Outlaw Poetry” movement. He now lives in Missouri, but is best associated with the Pittsburgh and Toledo scenes:
Victor Clevenger is a Northern Missouri poet: “In 2017, Victor was nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, as well as a Pushcart Prize. His most recent published collections of poetry include a split book with Tom Farris titled Ginger Roots Are Best Taken Orally (EMP, 2018) and A Finger in the Hornets’ Nest (Red Flag Press, 2018).”
Santa Fe John Macker is hosting and will also read a few poems.
Sponsored by Jules' Poetry Playhouse.
In the historic Nob Hill Shopping Center
111 Carlisle Boulevard SE (enter on Carlisle, intersection of Central and Carlisle)
Missouri Poets John Dorsey and Victor Adam Clevenger
Victor Adam Clevenger
John Dorsey (left)
Widely published poets John Dorsey and Victor Adam Clevenger will give a reading in
Albuquerque, on Saturday, March 23rd at 1 p.m. at Organic Books, 111 Carlisle Blvd. SE and in
Santa Fe, on Sunday, March 24 th at 5 p.m. at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie. Both events will
be hosted by John Macker.
When he’s not traveling on highways all across America, Victor Clevenger spends his days in a
Madhouse and his nights writing poetry. He lives with his second ex-wife, and together they
raise six children in a small town northeast of Kansas City, MO. Selected pieces of his work
have appeared in print magazines and journals around the world, as well as at a variety of places
online. In 2017, Victor was nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, as well as the Pushcart
Prize. His most recent published collections of poetry include a split book with Tom Farris titled
Ginger Roots Are Best Taken Orally (EMP, 2018) and A Finger in the Hornets’ Nest (Red Flag
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). He is the current Poet Laureate of
Belle, MO and Co-Editor, with Jason Ryberg, of the Gasconade Review. His work has been
nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He may be reached at email@example.com.