John Dolan (b. 1955)
Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):
1. Response to a letter to the Otago Daily Times
2. Moscow 1993
3. Shelley Nameroff
4. "God forgives me."
5. Let's Clarify About the Trees
6. The Death of Justice Gibson (A Ballad)
7. The Very Moment When The Camera Left Me
8. Bats and Spiders
Bio / Bibliography:
John Dolan has a Ph.D in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley and has held various jobs, including attack-dog handler at a truckyard in Oakland. He has published poems in many US literary journals, and his first collection, Slave, won the Berkeley Poetry Prize in 1988. He lived in Dunedin for ten years where he lectured in the English Department at Otago University. Aside from two books of poetry, he has published many poems, reviews and articles in New Zealand. After working in Moscow for at time as co-editor and journalist of the infamous newspaper the eXile, he has now settled in Vancouver.
Books of Poetry:
Slave. Berkeley: Occidental Press, 1988
Stuck Up. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1995
People with Real Lives Don’t Need Landscapes. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003
Poetic Occasion from Milton to Wordsworth. London/New York: MacMillan/St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
Like a Man: Masculinities in New Zealand (co-edited with Hugh Campbell and Robin Law) Auckland: Dunmore Press, 1999.
Writing Well, Speaking Clearly. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 1996 (Revised Second Edition 1999)