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john dorsey • being the fire • definitive collection • new poetry

John Dorsey — Being the Fire
John Dorsey - Being the Fire - Tangerine Press
  • Two editions: 100 numbered & 6 lettered copies

John Dorsey is the most prolific poet of his generation. Since the early 1990s, his work has appeared in more than 2000 print magazines and anthologies. He is the author of fifty collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing, The Outlaw’s Prayer, Sodomy is a City in New Jersey, Tombstone Factory and Natural Selection: Early Poems. At the last count, his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize eleven times.

Being the Fire is Mr Dorsey's first full collection of new material since 2010.

AVAILABLE IN TWO EDITIONS:

Numbered/signed £40

Price with shipping

Lettered/signed/slipcase £95

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100 Numbered/signed copies

£40 plus shipping

104 pages. Pinched Crown format, approx. 7”/175mm wide, 10”/250mm tall. Handbound at the Tangerine workshop with cloth-covered acid-free boards, conservation glue and hemp cord; foil embossed front cover artwork; 3-colour title page. ISBN: 978-1-910691-12-0

Fully bound in purple eden cloth; front cover artwork embossed in silver; Canson Mi-Tientes black endpapers; 100% recycled, acid-free text paper.

All copies signed by Mr Dorsey.

6 Lettered/signed/slipcased copies

£95 plus shipping

Fully bound in Gambia Vermillion cloth; front cover artwork embossed in gold; 100% recycled, acid-free text paper. Hahnemuhle Lana dark grey endpapers. Slipcase bound in hand-pulled, screen print Vermillion with gold motifs 60gsm Japanese Chiyogami paper. The letters D, O, R, S, E and Y have been slipcased.

This edition also contains a signed broadside of a new poem not included in the book.

All 6 copies signed by Mr Dorsey.

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“The beauty of Dorsey’s character studies is his ability to capture intimate details organically and make light of heavy situations in an empathetic manner. Being the Fire is just great, part travelogue, part exploration of memory, it is an author at the peak of his talent.”
— Rebecca Schumejda

“An amazing collection.”
Trailer Park Quarterly

John Dorsey is the most prolific poet of his generation. For more than a two decades, John Dorsey has blazed a trail of activity across the globe, with publications so numerous fans of his writing can barely keep up with the production. Since the early 1990s, his work has appeared in more than 2000 print magazines and anthologies. He is the author of fifty collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing, The Outlaw’s Prayer, Sodomy is a City in New Jersey, Tombstone Factory and Natural Selection: Early Poems. At the last count, his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize eleven times. In 2017 he was the subject for a poetry documentary by NYC filmmaker Carson Parish.

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